Have Your Progams Handy On A USB Stick!

Portable AppsDid it happen to you? You are not at home or in your office and you need a specific file or information right now? Or you would like to burn a CD but there is no burning program on that specific computer?

This is where portableapps.com comes handy. You can either search for hours on the internet to find the best portable programs to put them on your USB stick or you just download the suite on portableapps.com. There are almost every portable program you can think of and the suite get’s updated with the newest program versions very often.

For example:


* 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


* 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, etc in one package


* DOSBox Portable – classic DOS games to go
* Jooleem Portable – simple and addictive puzzle game with great music and visuals
* 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


* FileZilla Portable – the full-featured FTP client
* FireFTP Extension (for Firefox) – a lightweight extension
* Miranda IM Portable – chat with AOL, MSN and Yahoo users
* Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition – the award-winning web browser
* 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
* 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 most video formats
* VirtualDub Portable – video processing and capture utility
* VLC Media Player Portable – Media player that plays most audio and video formats


* AbiWord Portable – a lightweight word processor compatible with MS Word files
* GnuCash Portable – accounting, expenses and financial management
* Lightning Extension (for Thunderbird) – An extension for your calendar and tasks
* Mozilla Sunbird, Portable Edition – Calendar and task management
* Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition (Address Book) – Built-in address book
* OpenOffice.org – word doc, spreadsheet, presentations with MS compatibility
* PDFTK Builder – split, collate, watermark & password protect PDF documents
* Sumatra PDF Portable – a lightweight PDF viewer
* Task Coach Portable – to do list and task manager

Operating Systems

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


* 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
* InfraRecorder Portable – full-featured CD and DVD burner
* KeePass Password Safe Portable – Secure, easy-to-use password manager
* PeaZip Portable – Easy to use file archiver and compressor
* 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
* WinDirStat Portable – disk usage analyzer and cleanup tool
* winMd5Sum Portable – check md5 sums to verify files on the go
* WinMerge Portable – file comparison and merging

And many more! portableapps.com

If you know some additional portable programs, please let everybody know and leave a link to the program in the comment field.

Another portable package is available just for Mac User – FSuite

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  1. avatar #1 - remaras Says:

    Posts like these are all too common. If I have read one post I have read a dozen similar posts about “USB Sticks” and the applications to carry on them. Although portable applications and USB drives have gotten a lot of publicity lately they aren’t really all that new a phenomena

  2. avatar #2 - Alex Says:

    Hey Remaras,thanks for commenting and sorry that this post is too common to other posts. But it would be interesting what you would like to see in this kind of post. If possible I will write another post about programs on a USB stick in the near future which won’t be as common as all the others. Let me know.

  3. avatar #4 - Jasonblue Says:

    its very nice i think!! http://www.smart-promotions.nl

  4. avatar #5 - Alex Says:

    Thank you Joost :)

  5. avatar #6 - Ron Koenig Says:

    Excellent solution for jump drives and more functional than the others i’ve used!

  6. avatar #7 - Alex Says:

    Glad you found on my blog a better solution. :)

  7. avatar #8 - max Says:

    Hey Ron, that’s the first time I have heard some called oncecall a usb stick a jump stick in a long, lomng time! haha

  8. avatar #9 - Ultra Says:

    Wow, thanks for this article. Even though it’s from 2008, portable apps and bootable USB drives are completely new to this newbie :) As a traveling freelancer, portability comes in handy. Glad to have this list.

    If anyone else is busy researching (like me), you might find this resource useful:

    Cheers, and good luck!


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