How to Add Your Own Apps to Portable Apps


Portable Apps is an open-source application launcher that allows you to run programs right from your flash drive. The launcher comes with a full suite of applications pre-installed. If you want to include your own applications, however, you must manually add them to the launcher.

  • Insert the flash drive on which Portable Apps is installed.

  • Browse to the folder that Portable Apps was installed in using Windows Explorer. The folder should be named PortableApps and will likely be in the root of your flash drive.

  • Right-click a blank space, select "New" and click "Folder."

  • Type the name of the application you wish to add to the launcher as the new folder's name.

  • Copy the application and its associated files to your newly created folder.

  • Launch the Portable Apps menu.

  • Click "Options" and select "Refresh App Icons" to have your new application added to the menu.

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