Monday, February 11, 2008

Portable Apps

If you're away from your own computer but still want access to all your favorite computer programs and information, you'll want to check out Portable Apps. Here's how they explain it:
A portable app is a computer program that you can carry around with you on a portable device and use on any Windows computer. When your USB flash drive, portable hard drive, iPod or other portable device is plugged in, you have access to your software and personal data just as you would on your own PC. And when you unplug the device, none of your personal data is left behind.

  • No Special Hardware - Use any USB flash drive, portable hard drive, iPod/MP3 player, etc
  • No Additional Software - Just download the portable app, extract it and go
  • No Kidding - It's that easy
I just found this today. There are a bunch of applications that can be downloaded and installed onto your USB flash drive, iPod, or portable hard drive. You can carry your favorite computer programs with you wherever you go, along with all of your bookmarks, settings, and email. It works with any Windows computer, works with any hardware, and it's free.

I'm usually at home on my own computer, but I like the idea of being able to carry all the important stuff with me if I'm away from home. I browsed through the list of available programs, and I'm really impressed. I can get Firefox to browse the Internet, Thunderbird to check my email, Nvu for editing webpages, OpenOffice portable for word processing and spread sheets, and so much more. You just have to check out this list of Applications.