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Rohos Mini Drive – Portable Partition Encryption

Rohos Mini Drive is a FREE Portable Partition Encryption tool that can be used to create a hidden partition on a USB device that is password protected. The Software doesn’t require Administrator Privileges to open the password protected USB drive partition on a guest computer. It can be run directly from a USB device and once a protected partition is setup it is accessible via a correct password entry only. The encrypted USB partition appears as a new drive letter and can be managed, resized, deleted etc via the interface. This Portable USB Flash Drive Encryption Software requires just under 1MB of Free disk space for stand alone installation.

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mp3DirectCut – Portable Audio Editor

mp3DirectCut is a portable mp3 audio editor and recorder. It allows a user to directly cut, copy, paste or change the volume with no need to decompress your files for audio editing. Saving encoding time while preserving the original audio quality. Mp3DirectCut features a built in recorder to help create mp3’s on the fly from your audio source. It also contains advanced features that allow a user to cut, shorten or fade files. This application requires 348KB of free disk space for complete portable installation.

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PC Inspector – Portable File Recovery Tool

PC Inspector is a portable file recovery program that supports reading both FAT and NTFS file systems. PC Inspector can find partitions and files within, even if the boot sector has been erased or damaged. You can then recover files using the original time and date stamp. PC Inspector even allows it’s user to save recovered files on network drives. This tool can also recover files, even if a header entry is no longer available. Most other recovery utilities cannot recover these files.

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Jnes – Portable NES Emulator

Jnes is an old school (NES) Nintendo Entertainment System Emulator that can be run from a portable device such as a USB flash drive. Jnes also includes an advanced database of “Pro Action Replay” and “Game Genie” cheat codes. Best of all it supports Kaillera netplay so you can play with or against your friends across the network. This Portable Entertainment System Emulator requires roughly 700KB for installation.

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CPU-Z – Portable System Information

CPU-Z is a tiny tool that can be used to check and display CPU, Memory, Motherboard and Operating System information (including Direct X version). It does not need to be installed on the computer you are checking and is less than 1.3MB extracted, making it a perfect portable application to put on your USB flash drive.

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THG Task Assignment Manager

THG Task Assignment Manager is a very useful utility. It can help a user to get the most out of a system running dual processors. Enabling higher levels of performance from applications and games. THG Task Assignment Manager does this by allowing the user to manually assign Processor Affinity to an application or game whenever it is run. This great tool is only 221KB extracted and makes a great addition to any Portable USB flash drive collection.

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Winamp Lite – Portable MP3 Player

Winamp is probably the most popular MP3 player (Free Music Player) available. Originally created by Nullsoft, Winamp is also known as the Ultimate MP3 Player. It is not only skinnable but supports playlists, various cool plugins, a graphical equalizer, visualizations and much more. It supports the playback of AVI, NSV, WMV, MPG video files as well. Best of all Winamp can easily be made to run from your favorite USB flash drive or other portable device.

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Sumatra PDF Portable

Sumatra PDF Portable

Sumatra PDF Portable is a portable application based on Sumatra PDF created by Krzysztof Kowalczyk. It allows you to view PDF files using any Windows PC. You can put it on your USB flash drive, portable hard drive or iPod and use it on any Windows computer, without ever leaving any of your personal information behind.

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Pivot Stickfigure Animator

Pivot Stickfigure Animator is a portable tool that can be used to create simple stick figure animations. These animations can then be saved as animated gifs. Some basic stick figure animations are included to help get you started using Pivot. This tool can be run directly from a portable USB flash drive.
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SilentNight Microburner Portable CD/DVD Burner

SilentNight Microburner Portable CD/DVD Burner is a small and simple CD/DVD burner that lets you burn folders, directories, and files directly to CD or DVD. It supports wildcard based filtering and long Joliet filesystem file names, multi-session CD or DVDs, audio CDs with MP3/WAV files, Burn Proof-Just Link support and much more. Best of all SilentNight Microburner can be run directly from a portable USB flash drive.

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Converber – Unit Conversion Tool

Converber is a simple, popular and powerful unit converter. Converber can convert everything from length and force to flow and temperature. It can make easy work of conversions between 1208 various units of measure in 32 categories. And like all other portable unit conversion applications listed here, this application will fit on a USB flash drive.

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Convert – Portable Conversion tool

Convert is a unit conversion tool that can convert some of the most common units of measurement including distance, density, energy, temperature, time, speed, volume, mass, power, pressure and much more. Convert is free, tiny and very easy to use which makes it a perfect candidate to add to your USB flash drive.

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Free Unit Converter

Free Unit Converter is a Free utility that allows you to convert from one unit of measurement to another. Free Unit Converter supports up to 5000 units of measure. Some common examples include mass, distance, acceleration, volume, area, temperature, time and speed. This tool can be stored and run directly from a portable device as small as a USB flash drive.

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Wink Portable Screen Recorder

Wink is a portable screen recorder or screen capturing software that is often used for tutorial or presentation creation. Wink can be used to easily create tutorials on how to use software or applications. Wink Portable was created to allow you to store and run Wink from a USB device such as a USB flash drive or external hard drive. Wink Portable includes features that allow you to capture screenshots, add buttons, explanations, titles boxes and more.

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FastStone Capture Portable Screen Recorder

FastStone Capture is a Portable Screen Recorder that can be stored and run entirely from a USB device. It enables it’s user to screen capture from a single region or Window to all running processes on a Windows computer screen. FastStone contains unique features such as a floating Capture Panel, hotkeys, re-sizing, cropping, text annotation, printing, e-mailing, screen magnifier and more. Best of all, it will fit on a portable USB flash drive.

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Wavosaur – Portable Audio Editing

Wavosaur is a free portable wav and mp3 editing tool that allows it’s user to easily edit/remaster audio in multiple formats. It can be used for editing, processing and recording various sounds including wav and mp3 files. Wavosaur contains features that allow a user to edit via cut, copy or paste and even produce musical loops. More importantly, Wavosaur can be run portably from a USB flash drive or other portable device.

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Akelpad – Portable Text Editor

Akelpad is a simple to use portable text editor supporting both a single-window and “tabbed” multi-window interface, Unicode file support, multilayer undo, search and replace and more. Akelpad was built to be tiny yet fast, serving it’s purpose quite well. Best of all, Akelpad can be run directly from a portable device such as a USB flash drive.

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Mac On a Stick – Portable Macintosh on a USB stick

Mac On a Stick is just as the name imposes. Although for most, it isn’t a complete replacement operating system, a MOS installation can include many useful applications running from an emulated Mini vMac (a Macintosh Plus emulator). Some example applications include BBEdit Lite, Excalibur, Glider, Nisus Compact, QuickPop, Sokoban, Tex-Edit and Texris. Mac On a Stick can run completely from a USB flash drive.

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DigitWiz – Alphanumeric Phone Number Converter

DigitWiz is a portable phone number conversion tool that can be used to convert name style alphanumeric phone numbers to plain numbers for easy dialing. DigitWiz is not a necessary tool for most people, however, it makes for a nice trivial software piece to add to your portable usb flash drive collection.

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Soprano – Minimalist Audio Player

Soprano is a tiny (minimalist audio player) that runs in the systems tray. Soprano can be further controlled by hot keys. You can drag and drop music files or even complete directories containing your music to the program to add them to the list. Soprano supports the playback of MP1, MP2, MP3, OGG, WAV and WMA files. It’s a great tiny Audio playback tool to add to your USB collection.

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TrayURL – Portable Bookmark Manager

TrayURL is a portable bookmark manager utility. It was designed to be run directly from a USB flash drive requiring no installation to the client PC. TrayURL resides in the system tray and provides fast access to your favorite bookmarks or websites. You can even categorize your favorite bookmarks and sites creating a custom organized structure.

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SmartSniff – Network Packet Sniffer

SmartSniff is a network packet sniffer TCP/IP packet capture program that enables you to monitor all traffic, open ports and more that pass through your computer’s network adapter. All without installing a capture driver or installing to your computer. SmartSniff can be carried with you and run directly and portably from a USB flash drive.

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Mail Pass View – Email Password Revealer

Mail Pass View is a portable password revealer that allows you to view e-mail account information, including user name and password for POP accounts in Eudora, IncrediMail, Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, and Group Mail Free. Just launch the program and the application will automatically find and display all accounts in the results window. You can then opt to save the resulting information to a text file or copy it to the clipboard. This application can be run directly from a portable USB device such as a flash drive.

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Portable Scribus – Desktop Publishing Tool

Portable Scribus is a stand alone, USB flash drive installable version of Scribus, the very popular open source free desktop publishing tool. This portable application makes for a great alternative to Adobe PageMaker and can be used to create professional looking documents, PDF files, newsletters, magazines and much more.

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Qwix – XBOX Remote File Management

Qwix - XBOX File Management Software

Qwix is a XBOX Remote File Management and ISO Creation Tool that enables PC users that also own an XBOX to easily upload ISO files from a PC to their XBOX. Like every other portable application reviewed on this site, Quix can also be run portably from a USB device or flash pen drive eliminating the need to install to a local hard drive on a PC.

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Decimal Basic – Portable Basic Programming

Decimal BASIC is a portable application that can be used as a full developmental programming environment for the BASIC programming language. Decimal BASIC comes with a built-in editor and debugger and utilizes a majority of the core and graphics module of the international standard (ISO Full BASIC) which works on Microsoft Windows95, 98, Me, NT4.0, 2000, XP and Vista.

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Create ISO from Folder – Folder2ISO

Create an ISO from a folder or directory of files with Folder2ISO. This tiny utility allows you to create a disk image of any directory. For example, you might use it to create a backup of files on your computer. Then, you can burn the image back to a disk using a CD/DVD Burner and ISO recording software. The tool is essentially mkisofs, but with a GUI.  It supports drag and drop and can also run multiple jobs at a time. A neat little must have portable backup application.

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AM Notebook – Portable Note and Spreadsheet Application

AM-Notebook is a portable application that allows you to create notes, encrypted notes and spreadsheets, access your address book and more all using one single tool. It also utilizes a built in alarm clock that can be used to notify you of important events. It can be installed to a USB device such as a flash pen drive and once launched, AM Notebook can be accessed directly from the system tray (near the clock).

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AEdit – Portable Word Processor

AEdit is a compact, simple, fast and free Word Processor that sports a very strong file encryption feature and includes a spell checker. AEdit can be used to manage .bat, .eco, .rtf, .txt, .ini, and can import file types like .doc, .wri, .xsl. and more. Best of all, it’s freeware and will fit on even the smallest of USB flash drives.

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