PortableApps.com Platform 12 adds app menu, instant search, automatic app closing
John Haller’s PortableApps.com has announced the release of PortableApps.com Platform 12, a major update for the all-in-one app manager.
Right-clicking the Platform system tray icon now displays a cascading menu containing all your apps, links to system folders, Backup/ Restore/ Eject functions and more.
When you’ve finished, the Platform is now smart enough to safely close portable apps wherever it’s possible, and alert you when it isn’t.
PortableApps.com claims Platform 12 is 10x faster when checking for updates, while the app database has shrunk to 20 percent of its previous size, saving time and bandwidth.
A far more flexible installer can now install to your local machine, portable devices, synced cloud folders (Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive are supported) and more.
There’s also a revamped theme engine, full proxy support, many localisation tweaks, and various bug fixes. The full details are available in the official Changelog, or you can just download PortableApps.com Platform 12 and discover the improvements for yourself.