Gizmo's Freeware Forum

Gizmo's Freeware Forum (https://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/)
-   Portable Apps (https://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/portable-apps/)
-   -   Updating portable apps (https://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/portable-apps/14893-updating-portable-apps.html)

Concerned User 31. Jan 2015 05:47 AM

Updating portable apps
 
Late to the party, but here goes:)....

Downloaded the portable apps.com platform and installed a few portable apps and am liking it so far. It's great that they even have a decent built in updater. However, there are a few apps (like foobar2000, ccleaner) which have their own portable versions and are not available in this site.

I don't think that the built in portable apps updater would work for these apps. Every time an update comes up, I could go to the site and download the zip file and then replace the files. But that would be doing it the hard way.:D:p

Any suggestions would be much appreciated....

Burn-IT 31. Jan 2015 02:36 PM

Learn to live with the hard way??
Any tool to do it automatically would require the applications to be installed or at least registered - rather defeating the object.

Concerned User 31. Jan 2015 03:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Burn-IT (Post 107640)
Learn to live with the hard way??
Any tool to do it automatically would require the applications to be installed or at least registered - rather defeating the object.

Swell thanks;). Guess I'll make a list of those apps which can't be updated and manually check every week or something....

Sope 31. Jan 2015 04:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Concerned User (Post 107641)
manually check every week or something....

I find Freeware Updates RSS Feed very useful for getting daily news of updates covering a large number of freeware programs.

Anupam 31. Jan 2015 04:56 PM

I too use the RSS feeds from various download sites, like MajorGeeks, FreewareFiles, Kaldata, to check for various software updates.

I use an online RSS feed service, TheOldReader, to check for these feeds daily. InoReader is also another good online RSS service.

Sope 31. Jan 2015 05:07 PM

Wow Anupam, you've really got your finger on the pulse! No wonder you're usually first to report any updates. :)

Anupam 31. Jan 2015 05:24 PM

Hehe, yea, that's my secret :D.

garth 31. Jan 2015 05:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sope (Post 107648)
Wow Anupam, you've really got your finger on the pulse! :)

I'm surprised that surprises you Sope:D

Sope 31. Jan 2015 06:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by garth (Post 107653)
I'm surprised that surprises you Sope:D

I thought The Supermoderator's secret powers were due to all that bright sunlight he gets :D

Concerned User 31. Jan 2015 07:44 PM

Thanks for all the suggestions folks;). The RSS feeds are great.


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:08 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.