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PortableApps – Suite of Portable Applications

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PortableApps Suite is a Portable Applications Suite offered by Rare Ideas LLC. The suite consists of a complete collection of portable software including a web browser, email client, office suite, calendar/scheduler, instant messaging client, antivirus, audio player, sudoku game, password manager, PDF reader,minesweeper game, and also utilizes a Portable Launcher to help keep things organized.

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LiberKey – Portable Suite

LiberKey contains a Portable Suite of Open Source and Free Software applications that can be stored and run directly from a USB device. Basic, Standard and Ultimate editions of the Portable Software Suite are available and new software can easily be added. In addition, LiberKey utilizes it’s own portable application launcher that resides in the taskbar for easy access.

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VirtuaWin – Windows Virtual Desktop Manager

VirtuaWin is a Free portable Virtual Desktop Manager for Windows. Much like virtual desktop managers for Linux/Unix, VirtuaWin enables a user to easily organize multiple applications over several virtual desktops or workspaces. This helps eliminate clutter that normally builds up on singular desktops by giving extra workspace in the form of multiple desktops. This application requires roughly 256KB of free space for completely portable stand alone installation.

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FotoSketcher – Make Photos Look Hand Drawn

FotoSketcher is a Free photo editing tool that can be used to manipulate pictures to make them appear that they have been hand drawn or sketched by an artist. It can convert your photo’s into either black and white or color drawing or painting. FotoSketcher is easy to use and image conversions only take seconds to perform. This application requires roughly 2MB for complete stand alone portable software installation.

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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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PhotoRec – Data Recovery

PhotRec is a Free Portable Data Recovery utility that can be used to recover files including video, pictures or photos (hence the PhotoRec name), documents and archived files from hard disks, removable storage devices and even CDs. It can recognize the header formats of supported file types and works even if the filesystem is severely damaged or has been formatted. PhotoRec requires roughly 5.71MB for complete portable installation.

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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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HydraIRC – Portable IRC Client

HydraIRC is a Portable Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client. It’s dockable and as is with most IRC clients, supports both DCC chat and file transfers. The author also offers a plugin that includes a bonus sound pack for use with HydraIRC’s sound notifications for those that prefer audiable notifications. This Portable IRC Client requires 2.17MB of disk space once extracted.

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Bricks 2000 – Tetris Like Game

Bricks 2000 is a popular Tetris like game that can run from a portable device. I personally find the Bricks 2000 puzzle game it almost as much fun to play as Tetris was way back in the day. Gamers who earn honorary high scores are able to set their own specific comments which are available in the Bricks 2000 Hall Of Fame. This portable game requires 620KB of disk space.

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StartUpLite – Remove Startup Programs

StartUpLite is a portable application that gives it’s user the ability to manage, disable or Remove Startup Programs from a computer. Removing unnecessary system startup entries can, in some cases, allow for a quicker Windows system boot. The StartUpLite user interface is very simple and easy to use. This application requires only 200KB of space making it a great tool to squeeze into your portable collection.

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MyUninstaller – Portable Uninstaller

MyUninstaller is a utility that can be used to Add/Remove Programs. With it, you can uninstall an application, delete an uninstall entry, and even save a list of all installed applications to a text file. MyUninstaller also provides additional information about installed software applications that the standard Add/Remove Control Panel applet does not. This portable application uses 68KB of disk space once extracted.

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Autoruns – Startup Monitor

Autoruns is a startup monitor application that can show you what programs have been configured to run during system bootup. It shows you the entries in the order Windows processes them. Autoruns has the ability to give you more detailed information than the MSConfig utility that ships with Windows XP. This tool uses 1.1MB of space extracted.

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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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Sudoku Portable Puzzle Game

Sudoku Portable is a popular, addictive and entertaining portable number puzzle game. It is based on Sudoku which was created in France over 100 years ago. The game features four difficulty levels (easy, medium, hard and impossible), resizability, check game or solve game options and automatic saving of your game upon exit. After extraction, the complete installation is only 444KB making it a great game to add to anyones portable collection.

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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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SoftPerfect – Portable Network Scanner

SoftPerfect Network Scanner is a portable IP, NetBIOS and SNMP scanner that supports remote shutdown and Wake On LAN. It was created for system administrators and users who are interested in heightened computer security. The Network Scanner pings computers, scans for listening TCP ports and can display any resources that are shared on your network. SoftPerfect also allows you to mount shared folders as network drives, check for a user defined port and report back if one is open, resolve host names and autodetect your PC’s local and external IP addresses.

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HDiskDefrag – Portable Defrag Tool

HDiskDefrag is a tiny portable defragmenter that can be used to quickly and easily defragment FAT or NTFS partitions on non removable internal hard disk drives. HDiskDefrag also allows you to clear browser cache and temporary files before defragmenting. Defragment options allow you to place files by name, last access or by last write. At less than 250K extracted, this tool makes for a great addition to anyones portable collection.

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Tomahawk PDF+

Tomahawk PDF+ is a FREE word processing and pdf creation package that allows documents to be produced and saved in a number of formats, including rich text and then exported as HTML or even converted to PDF files. The interface is intuitive, simple to use and easy to navigate. Tomahawk PDF+ is less than 3MB extracted, making it small enough to squeeze on almost any cram-packed USB pendrive.

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Portable Data Recovery

Data Recovery is software that allows you to easily recover lost and accidentally deleted files. It can even recover files that have been deleted from the recycle bin. Data Recovery supports FAT, FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS recovery including some compressed and encrypted files. The complete applications is less than 500k extracted, so it will fit on even the tiniest of USB thumb drives.

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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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Pidgin Portable – Instant Messaging

Pidgin Portable is Portable Instant Messaging software that allows it’s user to have access to all of his or her Instant Messaging accounts from one simple to use application. Pidgin Portable is based on the popular Open Source Pidgin IM software. It supports AOL, Yahoo, MSN, ICQ and Jabber networks and additional encryption plugins are available via the authors website.

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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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ProduKey – Portable Windows Product Key Recovery

ProduKey will allow you to easily retrieve or recover the product key, CD Key or Serial of your Microsoft Office or Windows products. Recover lost Microsoft Windows or Microsoft Office product keys. ProduKey is both tiny and easy to use, making it a must have tool to add to your portable USB collection. The interface works much like IEPassView.

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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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EssentialPIM – Portable Personal Information Manager

Essential PIM is an appointment and information manager. It can be used as a scheduler, contact manager and outliner. It includes an address book to help manage your contacts and a notes manager with support for rich text notes. The address book supports pictures and lets you add or remove fields and further customize it to suite your needs. The schedule allows you to mark appointments in different colors, and allows you to drag an appointment to move or reschedule it. Data can be imported from Outlook, TreePad, Google calendar and more and then exported to HTML, vCard, iCal, RTF, CSV and text. Data can also be protected with secure 128-bit encryption.

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SUPER – Media Player Encoder and Renderer

SUPER (Simplified Universal Player Encoder & Renderer) can be used to convert one type of media format to another. SUPER can convert IPod and mobile formats as well making it a great tool for those who use portable media players. SUPER currently supports the following 3GP/3G2, ASF, AVI, FLI, FLC, FLV, MPG, MOV, MP4, OGG, QT, RM, STR, SWF, VIV, VOB, WMV, AC3, AAC, AMR, MP2, MP3, MP4, OGG, RA, WMA media formats.

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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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