Portable Apps Suites
Manage your apps and data with these free portable application suites.
PortableApps Suite – Windows
PortableApps is the Grand Daddy of portable application sites that makes it possible to take all your favorite apps with you.
There is a variety of over 300 apps that are All 100% free, legal and can be put on any portable device. You can take everything you need for work and play with you on every PC you use. At work, at home, at school, visiting family and friends, even while traveling. And all your bookmarks, emails, personal files and settings stay right on your drive, too. Now, every PC becomes your PC.
Supported Operating Systems:
32-bit and 64-bit Support:
Take all your favorite apps with you wherever you go. With the built-in app store you can add more apps to your device with just a few clicks. Organize your apps by folders, favorites, type-to-find search and more so your apps are easy to find. Easily keep your apps up to date with the PortableApps.com updater. Change the look and feel of PortableApps with different themes, colors and your personal menu. You can also personalize your PortableApps menu with your own wallpaper and photo. There is also portable fonts available so you can use without having to install additional fonts on the system and other advanced features that are available too.
Accessibility: There is a small collection of accessibility tools available. Add-Ons, Magnification, Text-to-Speech (TTS), Typing Assistance.
Development: Are you a programmer or developer that needs to have access to tools on the go. There is a collection of development tools available too. Code Analysis, Database, Packaging, Portablization, Programming Environment, Servers, Text Editors & Integrated Development Environments, Translation, Web Editors.
Education: There are a variety of education related tools also available. Astronomy, Dictionaries and Thesauruses, Geography, Genealogy, Memorization, Religion, Technical Computing, Typing.
Games: There is a collection of games available that can be run right off your portable device. Action Games, Adventure Games, Arcade Games, Board Games, Card Games, Emulators, Music Games, Physics Games, Puzzle Games, Racing Games, Role-Playing Games, Strategy Games.
Graphics & Pictures: Do you need software to work with Graphics & Pictures but don’t have the software available? There is a portable app for that too. CAD (Computer-Aided Design), Diagramming, Image Editors, Image Viewers, Rendering, Vector Graphics Editors.
Internet: Take your own web browsers with you with all your favorite sites and extensions along with many more options. Browsers, Chat, Instant Messaging & Phone, Download Managers and Accelerators, Email, File Sharing, FTP, SFTP and SCP Clients, Podcast Receivers, RSS Readers, Social Media, Telnet & SSH, Web Editors.
Music & Video: Do you have a music & video collection that you want to access on the go but the computer doesn’t have the correct files to play back the audio or video files. Now you can just connect the drive and start playing your music & videos on the go. Audio Editors & Converters, CD/DVD Burning and Authoring, Media Players, Music Creation and Notation, Video Editors
Office: Do you need to type up something up on the go or open a document that isn’t supported because the program is not installed on the computer? There are a few choices available. Books, Calculators, Desktop Publishing, Diagramming, Document Viewers, Financial, Journalism, Office Suites, Organization, Presentations, Spreadsheets, Stick Notes, Word Processors & Other office related programs
Security: There is a collection of security apps available too. Antivirus & Anti-spyware, Firewall, Password Managers and Generators & Secure File Deletion
Utilities: There is also quite a lot of utility tools available too. File Comparison, File Compression & Packaging, File Managers, Font Tools, Networking, Remote Connectivity, Synchronization, Task Managers, Time Wasters, Timers and Clocks, & Other tools
LiberKey – Windows
LiberKeys has a menu system that is organized by categories that put program types together. LiberKey doesn’t have the same style of menu that is found in the PortableApps suite, but its menu is arranged by program type in the different categories. It’s a useful feature given that there are at least 293 applications available for it.
Portable Linux – Linux
Many of you took the stance that running portable apps in Windows was great but way too restrictive. Booting a computer into a distinct operating system gives power users the ability to run the machine as their own without any risk to the native operating system on the machine. You can find dozens and dozens of Linux distributions which can be modified or tweaked to run off a portable drive. If you’re just getting started with using a LiveUSB version of Linux, however, we’d suggest taking a peak at one of our past features on portable Linux use: Battle of the Thumb Drive Linux Systems—one of the contestants, Puppy Linux, is pictured in the screenshot above. If you want to get a sense the number of Live Linux versions out there, check out The LiveCD List here.
Geek.Menu – Windows
Geek.Menu is a branch in the PortableApps development tree. Geek.Menu uses the same convenient installation files from PortableApps.com that the original PortableApps suite uses. The layout is similar but Geek.Menu has several key enhancements—you can check them out here—like support for TrueCrypt, creation of categories within the menu structure, and automatic application execution on menu startup. You’ll note—from the screenshot above—that Geek.Menu doesn’t come preloaded with software. To get Geek.Menu off to a quick start you can download the PortableApps suite and swap out the menu systems.
Lupo PenSuite – Windows
Lupo PenSuite is a completely free collection of portable programs and games. This Suite is designed to simplify the user’s life, by collecting the best suites and portable applications available on the Web. Optimized to be loaded on a USB flash drive and brought always with you, this Suite works perfectly well on any other device. It includes over 160 highly selected portable programs and games (7-Zip, Audacity, CCleaner, eMule, FileZilla, Firefox, GIMP, Instantbird, IrfanView, Notepad++, Opera, SumatraPDF, Thunderbird, µTorrent, VLC and many more). You can also easily customize your suite adding portable apps from our broad software database. All you need in one package.
|Additional Links to other sites that have PortableApps are listed below.pendriveapps.com