The holidays are an expensive time, so we’re bringing you a special treat: a full, free, fun Windows program to download every day until Christmas.
Take a look behind the sixth door on our downloads advent calendar and you'll find Cameyo Player - a fantastic free tool that can turn any Windows software into a portable app that you can store online, or on a USB stick.
Best of all, you can upload your portable app to Cameyo's own web servers and run it on a virtual PC in any web browser.
Your software, anywhere
To get started, register for a Cameyo account, then download the software that you want to make portable but don't install it yet. In the free version of Cameyo, the total size of the installed program must be less than 50MB.
Next, download and run Cameyo. It will begin by taking a snapshot of your system. This won't take long - don't do anything else while it's happening. Once it's finished, install your chosen software as normal. If you're prompted to restart your PC, go ahead and do that.
Click 'Install done' and Cameyo Player will take another snapshot of your system to see which files and folders have changed, then package this information into a file, which it saves in your Documents folder.
Reopen your web browser and go to your Cameyo account, then click 'Add app' followed by 'Upload your existing Cameyo package'. Select the file from the new Cameyo directory in your Documents folder and upload it. This might take a little while, so be patient.
Once it's done, you can use your program any time by logging into Cameyo and clicking 'My apps'. Easy!
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