I’m a big fan of 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.
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!
Following the installation, I reviewed the application’s “Stat” screen to ensure I had a seamless install.
The portable application launcher is user friendly, and no learning curve is involved, as the following screen capture indicates.
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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