Portals allows you to route jobs within Switch, without a direct connector. You can use this to better structure flows for readability, prevent crossing connectors and duplicate logic, and easily pass jobs between flows. Portals also makes sharing bundled flows much easier, as you don't need to relocate non-automanaged folders every time you import a flow on a new system. This bundle contains two apps: an incoming and an outgoing portal. Portals are multiplexed by channels (which you select in the script) so you can have multiple sets of portals within a single flow.
This simplifies complex flows and enables more logic between flows. All of this without the hassle and extra stable time of using extra hot-folders with multiple flows. It enables load-balanced flows without creating new shared hot-folders on other Switch installations.
Great Idea, it's very useful, and saves a lot of otherwise duplicated work
Portals application is a complete no brainer, does what is says on the tin, saves time and simplifies logic when designing your flow, which ultimately is neater without loads of connections here and there. Portals do the job just fine, support is great, what more can you expect. Just grab it and start using it.
It takes a little bit of thinking to really understand how this opens up flows and keeps multiple flows working cleaner, very worth the investment of time. If you need some ideas on how it works take a look at the virtual safari webinar from 2016.
Portals really simplify complicated flow structures and enable some very cool functionality!
Instead of using unmanaged folders that have drawbacks (polling timeouts) you can direct a job into a portal and have come out of another portal. It has nothing to do with web portal functionality.
Highly recommended package!