Forget That Laptop! – Turn Your USB Flash Drive/iPod into a Portable Application Platform with Portable Apps Suite

portable-apps.pngWith Portable Apps Suite, (free to use, free to copy, and free to share), you can carry your favorite portable computer programs with you on your USB flash drive, iPod, or portable hard drive, to school, work, or your hotel while you’re taking that much deserved winter sun break!

The Portable Apps Suite allows you to play your media files, browse the net, compose documents, or check your email on the road. The applications can be used on any Windows computer, and on shut down, to insure your privacy, will not leave any traces on the host computer.

PAS is a collection of portable applications which includes, ClamWin Portable (antivirus), Mozilla Firefox Portable Edition (web browser), Gaim Portable (instant messaging), OpenOffice.org Portable (office suite) compatible with Microsoft Word files, Sudoku Portable (puzzle game), Mozilla Sunbird Portable Edition (calendar/task manager) and Mozilla Thunderbird Portable Edition (email client), all preconfigured to work portably.

You can install any of three variations of Portable Apps Suite based on your preferences.

Standard Suite – 260MB – All applications as noted above

Lite Suite – 105MB – AbiWord Portable substituted for Open Office

Base Suite – Basic Menu Program – add only the applications you choose

All versions of the Portable Apps Suite include the integrated Portable Apps Menu (pictured at the head of this column), and the Portable Apps Backup utility, along with a set of custom icons, auto play configuration, folders, and a quick start shortcut.

Download at: portableapps.com

Additional portable applications offered for free download at portableapps.com.

Accessibility

  • Firefox Accessibility Extension – Make Firefox more accessible
  • On-Screen Keyboard Portable – Easily access an on-screen keyboard
  • Virtual Magnifying Glass Portable – A full-featured screen magnifier

 

Development

  • Notepad++ Portable – A full-featured text editor with syntax highlighting
  • Nvu Portable & KompoZer Portable – The easy-to-use Nvu web editor
  • XAMPP – Apache, mySQL, PHP, phpMyAdmin, in one package

 

Games

  • DOSBox Portable – classic DOS games to go
  • Mines-Perfect Portable – a classic hunt-for-mines game with advanced features
  • PokerTH Portable – classic Texas Hold Em style poker at its best
  • Sudoku Portable – the wildly popular and addictive puzzle game

 

Graphics & Pictures

  • GIMP Portable – Photo and Image Editor

 

Internet

  • FileZilla Portable – the full-featured FTP client
  • FireFTP Extension (for Firefox) – a lightweight extension
  • Miranda IM Portable – chat with AOL, MSN and Yahoo users in a customizable interface
  • Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition – the award-winning web browser that’s safe and secure
  • Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition – the handy email client
  • Nvu Portable & KompoZer Portable – the easy-to-use webpage editor
  • Pidgin Portable – chat with AOL, MSN and Yahoo users in an easy-to-use interface
  • PuTTY Portable – lightweight telnet and SSH client
  • Sage Extension (for Firefox) – A full-featured RSS extension
  • WinSCP Portable – SFTP, FTP and SCP client

 

Music & Video

  • Audacity Portable – A simple audio editor and recorder
  • MPlayer Portable – Full-featured movie player with support for most video formats
  • VirtualDub Portable – video processing and capture utility
  • VLC Media Player Portable – An easy to use media player that plays most audio and video formats

 

Office

  • AbiWord Portable – a lightweight word processor compatible with Microsoft Word files
  • Lightning Extension (for Thunderbird) – A lightweight extension for your calendar and tasks
  • Mozilla Sunbird, Portable Edition – Calendar and task management with a familiar interface
  • Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition (Address Book) – Email client’s built-in address book with import/export functions
  • OpenOffice.org Portable – word processor, spreadsheet, presentations with Microsoft compatibility
  • Sumatra PDF Portable – a lightweight PDF viewer

 

Operating Systems

  • Mac-on-Stick – Run Mac OS Classic 7 portably

 

Utilities

  • 7-Zip Portable – File archiver and compressor
  • ClamWin Portable – Antivirus on the go
  • Command Prompt Portable – Simple link to a customizable command prompt
  • Eraser Portable – securely delete files and data
  • KeePass Password Safe Portable – Secure, easy-to-use password manager
  • PortableApps.com Backup – integrated backup utility bundled with the platform
  • PortableApps.com Menu – integrated start menu bundled with the platform
  • Toucan – backup, sync and encrypt for advanced users
  • winMd5Sum Portable – check md5 sums to verify files on the go

Download at: http://portableapps.com/

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