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Old 31. Jan 2015, 05:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 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.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated....
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Old 31. Jan 2015, 02:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 31. Jan 2015, 03:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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....

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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.
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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.
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Wow Anupam, you've really got your finger on the pulse! No wonder you're usually first to report any updates.
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Hehe, yea, that's my secret .
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Wow Anupam, you've really got your finger on the pulse!
I'm surprised that surprises you Sope
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I'm surprised that surprises you Sope
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Thanks for all the suggestions folks. The RSS feeds are great.
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