Having a collection of portable applications at hand, has proven to be very helpful several times.

I wonderer whether any portable app suite or portable app creator provides a cross-plattform approach that supports managing

  • cross-plattform and
  • multi-plattform tools,


  • sharing their configuration files and
  • keeping them up to date.
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    (1) Does the solution itself need to be portable? -- (2) On which platform(s) does the solution need to run? -- (3) What is the difference between "cross-platform" and "multi-platform"?
    – unor
    Commented Jul 14, 2014 at 14:52
  • @unor re 3) I would read cross-platform as running under multiple OSs possibly on the same hardware Vs multi-platform one user using the same software on more than one set of hardware, probably running the same OS, but retaining preferences, licence, etc. Commented Nov 6, 2014 at 8:20

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For cross platform you could look to satisfy your requirements with python, (available for just about every platform, pre-installed on most other than windows and for windows there is PortablePython if you cannot install python).

Of course a lot depends upon the range of applications that you need to have available.

Disclaimer: I seem to be recommending python/portable python a lot - this is because I use and like them and find that they provide a very powerful and flexible set of tools not because of any vested interests.

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