Portable Apps Now Available For Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus

Potable Apps sometimes referred to as standalone application is a software designed to run and work on any compatible computer without the need to be installed leaving behind zero footprints and every other system configurations and settings intact. These type of application can be stored on any storage medium ranging from External Hard drives, Cloud storage, USB thumb drives etc, where both data and configuration settings are stored and can be accessed.

Orbital-Apps.com has just announced that they have designed portable applications in ORB format for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus operating system.

The project said that apps are designed to automatically enter “Portable Mode” when being run from a USB stick meaning all data and settings are saved on the thumb drive with no installation required although the project recommends that users download the ORB Launcher for an improved experience.


All apps are designed to be compressed all the time, this gives users the ability to load as much as apps as possible on a single USB drive and all software comes with built in integrity checking which alerts the users if the software has been damaged during download due to slow or unstable internet connection.

Supported apps include LibreOffice, Blender, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, FileZilla, Kodi, VLC Media Player, AbiWord, ISO Master, Stellarium, qBittorrent, Audacity, GIMP, Audacious, and Inkscape.


Additional software projects include OpenShot, PiTiVi, Kino, EasyTAG, GNOME MPlayer, Darktable, MyPaint, Tomahawk, uGet, Clementine, Deluge, GHex, Geary, Workrave, Vinagre, Sound Juicer, Brasero, Bless, SpeedCrunch, PDFMod, HexChat, GtkHash, GNOME To Do, and Glade.

It should be noted that at the moment, these apps work with only 64-bit versions of Ubuntu Xenial Xerus Operating systems.

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