Portable Apps To The Max With Free Liberkey 5.0

I’m a big fan of image applications which will allow users to selectively install a compilation of freeware applications. Applications like Ninite, and ZeuAPP. There are slight difference between these two applications, but the overall objective of each application is the same; to save the user time.

LiberKey is another great application that has also been designed to save the user time. The emphasis here though, is on portable applications. I previously reviewed this application in March of this year, but with the release of Version 5.0, even more choices are available.

LiberKey (302 applications available in a few clicks), is a compilation of freeware, and open source, portable applications, which is offered in three flavors that can be installed on, and run from, a USB drive.

Available applications cover a huge area of interest including Audio, Video, Graphics, Internet, Games, Security, Education, System, and more.

Checkout the developer’s site to view a listing of included applications.

LiberKey Basic 5.0 12 Applications, Installed size: 113 MB

LiberKey Standard 5.0 89 Applications, Installed size: 468 MB

LiberKey Ultimate 5.0: – 164 Applications, Installed size: 618 MB

As an bonus, more applications can be added at a later date using LiberKey’s catalogue. Additionally, you have an option of building your own LiberKey platform. Neat idea!

At a glance:


Ready to use.

Portable applications.

Automatic online updates.

You can synchronize the display of the online catalog with your LiberKey.

This can help you to locate applications that could interest you.

I choose the Ultimate edition adding (164 applications), which took approximately 40 minutes to install to my USB drive. Lots of time – but lots of applications!

LiberKey 3

Following the installation, I reviewed the application’s “Stat” screen to ensure I had a seamless install.

LiberKey 4

The portable application launcher is user friendly, and no learning curve is involved, as the following screen capture indicates.

LiberKey 5

A cool feature that caught my attention was, the application launcher icon sitting in my taskbar. A small, but important, feature.

I already had a ton of portable applications on the USB drive I installed LiberKey to; but free and easy have always appealed to me. Perhaps to you as well.

System requirements: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Win 7

Download at: LiberKey.com

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Filed under Application Launchers, downloads, Freeware, Open Source, Productivity Software, Software, USB, Windows 7, Windows Tips and Tools, Windows Vista, Windows XP

4 responses to “Portable Apps To The Max With Free Liberkey 5.0

  1. John

    Hi Bill,

    I dig the idea of this app especially the “Ultimate”. I see all those programs I can d/l most of which I have absolutely no idea what they do, and to a d/l whore like me well………Then I get that signal in my head “warning warning warning” don’t do it!

    But I probably will anyway. 🙂


    • Hey John,

      A download whore, huh? LOL! I’m gonna hang onto that one – too funny.

      Listen to the signal – Listen to the signal – Listen to the signal – Listen to the ……..



  2. It certainly looks another great tool besides Ninite, and ZeuAPP. And yes, good to see that someone is emphasizing on portable applications as they are quite handy when you are moving and have no access to your lalptop or desktop.