List of FREE Programs to Run on a Custom Flash Drive

What are Portable Applications

A Portable Application is a software program that could be run from any removable storage device like USB Flash Drive, Flash cards and Flash Disks. A portable Application does not leave any files on host computer and does not write anything to windows registry. Instead of that the portable applications save its settings in INI file in the located in its directory.

Complete List of Portable Applications which could be loaded easily to your flash drives so that you can use them anywhere whether you are at home , office or at vacation. All the applications listed here are free and easy to use. Learn how to install these applications on a flash drive.

Portable Office Utilities

1. Abiword :- An Open Source Word Process Program Similar To Microsoft Word and can handle a wide variety of word processing tasks.

2. Foxit PDF Reader :- As a small and fast PDF viewer, Foxit Reader currently has over 50 million users all around the world.

3. OpenOffice :- OpenOffice is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers.

Portable Email Clients

1. Mozilla ThunderBird :- Mozilla Thunderbird is the safe, fast email client that's easy to use. It has lots of great features including quick message search, customizable views, support for IMAP/POP, RSS support and more. Plus, the portable version leaves no personal information behind on the machine you run it on, so you can take your email and adress book with you wherever you go.

2. Pop Peeper :- Pop Peeper is a Free Email Client that can be run portably from a USB device. This portable Email Software can automatically import your current email accounts.

3. Koma Mail :- Koma Mail is a Free Portable e-Mail client. It supports multiple user accounts, IMAP, POP3, SMAP, WebDAV, encryption via SSL, spam filter, built in RSS feed reader, calender, html editor, inline images, attachments, contact manager and much more.

Portable Web Browsers

1. Portable Opera @USB :- Portable Opera @USB is a simple, yet powerful portable web browser based on Opera that you can take with you on a USB flash drive or portable hard drive.

2. Google Chrome Portable : - Google Chrome Portable is a portable version of the popular Google Chrome Web Browser also known as Chromium.

3. Avant Portable :- Avant Portable is the portable version of the Avant Web Browser. Avant Browser utilizes a nice and clean user interface and is frequently upgraded and improved upon.

4. QtWeb :- QtWeb is an Open Source Portable Browser that can be stored and run directly from a USB device. QtWeb is available as a stand alone executable and leaves no traces behind (other than a downloads folder) on the machine it is being run from.

Portable Antivirus/Firewall Softwares

1. Antivir :- Antivir is great to have on hand in case you encounter a computer with outdated or even without Antivirus protection. The Free Portable Virus Removal Tool or Portable Virus Scanner can be used to eliminate a major set of distinct threats.

2. Norton Security Scan :- Norton Security Scan is a Free Anti Virus Scanner made by Symantec. Norton Security Scan is typically used to ensure your PC is protected from common threats.

3. Multi Virus Cleaner :- Multi Virus Cleaner is a free, stand-alone utility used to detect and remove major viruses. It is not a substitute for full anti-virus protection, but rather a tool to assist administrators and users when cleaning infected systems.

4. Dr.WEB CureIt :- Dr.WEB CureIt is a FREE Portable AntiVirus and Portable AntiSpyware utility that has the ability to quickly scan drives for viruses and if necessary cure an infected computer.

5. McAfee Avert Stinger:- Stinger is a stand-alone utility used to detect and remove specific viruses. It is not a substitute for full anti-virus protection. Stinger utilizes next generation scan engine technology, including process scanning, digitally signed DAT files, and scan performance optimizations.

6. Avast Virus Cleaner :- Avast Virus Cleaner is a FREE virus and worm removal tool that can be installed to and launched directly from a portable USB device.

7. ClamWin Portable :- ClamWin Portable is the popular ClamWin antivirus packaged as a portable app, so you can take your antivirus with you to scan files on the go.

Portable Media Player :-

1. Portable VLC Media Player :- VLC Media Player Portable is the popular VLC media player packaged as a portable app, so you can take your audio and video files along with everything you need to play them on the go.

2. SMPlayer :- SMPlayer is a free Portable Media Player (based on MPlayer) that can be run from a portable device such as a USB flash drive. one really cool feature of SMPlayer is that it remembers the settings for each individual file you play. one really cool feature of SMPlayer is that it remembers the settings for each individual file you play.

3. Ubiquitous :- Ubiquitous Player is an All-In-One Portable Media Player, Portable Image Viewer, Portable Text Editor and Portable File Manager.

4. Media Player Classic :- Media Player Classic is an Open Source Portable Media Player that can be run entirely from a USB device.

5. KMPlayer :- KMPlayer is a Free Portable Media Player that can be run entirely from a USB device.It can be used to play many popular file formats, including DVD, VCD, AVI, ASF, MKV, MP4, MPEG, OGM, WMF, RealMedia, Quicktime and almost every audio file without installing additional codecs.

Portable Instant Messaging Clients :-

1. Portable Pidgin :-Pidgin Portable is the versatile Pidgin instant messaging client packaged as a portable app, so you can take your IM settings and buddy lists with you. It has all the same great features as Pidgin.

2. Miranda IM Portable :- Miranda IM Portable is the popular Miranda IM packaged as a portable app, so you can take your instant messaging client on the go.

3. Trillian :- Flash based media is possibly the best choice for taking Trillian (or any other data) on the go. Size can range from 8MB to 128MB, plenty for your copy of Trillian.

4. Skype :- Getting Skype a little more portable by making it work from your USB Drive can be a life-saver when you're on the road or on a vacation.

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