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Portable Apps Suite - freedom on the road

comments by ClifNotes, Jun 2006


This is a very cool selection of some of the best applications that you can load on a thumb drive or other portable drive and take with you on the road. This suite contains nearly every program you would need to work and play anywhere.


Today, most applications require that you install them. The files that make up the application can be spread all over your hard drive and your system registry.


Portable applications are entirely contained in the location they are loaded, and most don't write information to the system registry. They should run well on most PCs so that you'll always have the applications and data you need to do your favorite jobs. The programs launch from your USB thumb drive and do not leave any traces behind on the PC you use them on.


The programs on it are:

Portable Firefox (web browser)

Portable Thunderbird (email client)

Portable OpenOffice.org (office suite)

Portable AbiWord (word processor)

Portable NVU (web editor)

Portable Sunbird (calendar & task list)

Portable FileZilla (FTP client)

Portable Gaim (instant messenger)


The suite requires a minimum of a 256Mb USB thumbdrive, but there is a light version without OpenOffice that will fit on a 128Mb drive.


Recently, Zia at Zia's CyberGuide, wrote about a cheap alternative to buying thumb drives. I went right out and took his advice. My new memory card reader is on it 's way to me now.



quote from the website

Portable Apps Suiteā„¢ is a collection of portable apps including a web browser, email client, web editor, office suite, word processor, calendar/scheduler, instant messaging client and FTP client, all preconfigured to work portably and be easy to back up. Just drop it on your portable device and you're ready to go.


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