MOST USEFUL PORTABLE S/W's <Load into Memory stick & roam anywhere!!>

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  1. Kiran.dks

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    PORTABLE SOFTWARE FOR WINDOWS

    How many times you faced the problem of not able to open a file in a cybercafe due to particular s/w not installed in that system. Most often.. right? What would you do in such scenario? Being frustrated, you would google for a freeware, download it, install it and then try opening your file. By the time you do all these things you see that the time taken is too much and so you decide to leave the cybercafe embarrassed. :mad:

    Alternative or rather the best solution would be to carry a Pendrive with you loaded with all the below stuff . Your precious time is saved. Moreover it's like carrying a virtual lappy! :)

    These are extremly useful portable applications which you can load in a memory stick and roam. These become handy for those who don't own a lappy or for people who visit cyber cafe's for browsing. Compilation includes a s/w for each and every category.


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    OpenOffice.org Portable
    Complete office suite

    :arrow: Download: OpenOffice.org Portable
    Size 65.1MB

    OpenOffice.org Portable is a full-featured office suite that's compatible with Microsoft Office, Word Perfect, Lotus and other office applications. It's easy-to-use and feature-rich, performing nearly all of the functions you'd expect in an office suite.

    More Info: Click here

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    Opera 9.1 USB
    Portable Browser

    :arrow: Download: Opera 9.1 USB

    You want to use all opera features mobile - no problem !
    - there are no unwanted effects on IE or other browsers
    - existing opera versions are also not affected
    - make no entries to the registry
    - leave no data on the guestcomputer

    What do i need for Opera@USB ?
    - a computer with an internet connection
    - a USB-Stick / USB Flashdrive with about 8 MB space left

    More Info: Click here

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    Portable Wackget
    Portable Download Manager

    :arrow: Download: Portable Wackget

    This is a converted version of popular download manager Wackget. Portable Wackget doesn't write into the registry. Just load it in a memory stick and use it on any system as a download manager.

    More Info: Click here

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    Portable Google Talk
    Chat from any system without installing Google talk!

    :arrow: Download: Portable Google talk

    This is a version of Google Talk which has the ability to run from a USB key. One thing to note though is that in order to comply with Google Talk's Terms and Services, the maker had to leave googletalk.exe out of the zip file. So all you have to do is drop googletalk.exe into the "googletalk" folder and it should run properly.

    Maker's info: Click here

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    TerraIM V1.2.5
    Instant messaging client that connects to the AOL Instant Messenger network

    :arrow: Download: TerraIM V1.2.5

    TerraIM is an instant messaging client that connects to the AOL Instant Messenger network. Thus, one can use TerraIM with an existing AIM, ICQ, or AOL screen name. Just log in using your AIM screen name or ICQ number with TerraIM, and your regular buddy list will show up. It adds on several useful features such as offline messaging, tabbing, aliasing, remote control and logging, but currently lacks certain features such as buddy icons and Direct IM.

    Writes settings to: Application folder. Select the "Misc" tab under Preferences, then check "Store settings in a file rather than the registry". Alternatively, you can create a file called terraim_config.ini in the application folder with a single line "SaveConfigToFile=1".

    How to extract: Download the EXE file to a folder of your choice. Launch the program by double-clicking on TerraIM_1.2.1.exe. You might want to rename the EXE file to TerraIM.exe for better portability (otherwise if you add the EXE to a program launcher, the path will be become invalid when you upgrade).

    More Info: Click here

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    Eraser V5.82
    Completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive

    :arrow: Download: Eraser V5.82

    Eraser allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns. The patterns used for overwriting are selected to effectively remove magnetic remnants from the hard drive so that they cannot be recovered.

    Writes settings to: Windows registry. But if you are just using it to securely erase files on-demand without setting up schedules, I think it can be accepted as portable.

    How to extract: Download the installer and extract using Universal Extractor to a folder of your choice. The application files are located in the {app} folder, but you need to copy Eraser.dll from the {sys} folder. Launch the program by double-clicking on eraser.exe.

    More Info: Click here

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    Undelete Plus V2.5
    Retrieve accidentally deleted files

    :arrow: Download: Undelete Plus V2.5

    Undelete Plus is a quick and effective way to retrieve accidentally deleted files, files removed from the Recycle Bin, in a DOS window, from a network drive, from Windows Explorer with the SHIFT key held down.

    Writes settings to: System registry, though only one setting (Language) is saved and the default is English, so I think this can be accepted as portable.

    How to extract: Download the single EXE file to a folder of your choice. Launch the program by double-clicking undelete_plus.exe.

    More Info: Click here

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    RapGet V1.26
    Portable Download Manager

    :arrow: Download: RapGet V1.26

    RapGet is a download manager with special support for 67 free share servers such as rapidshare.de, megaupload.com, slil.ru etc. For apps of this nature, it is realistic to assume that code for various share servers will be broken from time to time due to changes on the servers, but it works great too as a portable download manager for direct links.

    Writes settings to: Application folder

    How to extract: Download the RAR package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch the program by double-clicking on rapget.exe.

    More Info: Click here

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    1by1 V1.59
    Small and fast music player that plays files by directories

    :arrow: Download: 1by1 V1.59

    1by1 is a small and fast music player that plays files by directories, with optional playlist/favorites support.

    Writes settings to: Application folder

    How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch the program by double-clicking 1by1.exe.

    More Info: Click here

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    HDD Scan V2.8
    Tool for low-level HDD diagnostics

    :arrow: Download: HDD Scan V2.8

    HDDScan is a tool for low-level HDD diagnostics. It supports IDE/SATA/SCSI hard disk drives, RAID arrays, external USB/Firewire hard disks, flash cards and can scan the surface, view SMART attributes, adjust AAM, APM (Power Management), etc.

    Writes settings to: Application Folder

    How to extract: Download the zip package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch the program by double-clicking HDDScan.exe.

    More Info: Click here

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    VLC media player
    Portable Video Player

    :arrow: Download: VLC media Player (Windows)

    VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.

    More Info: Click here

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    XP SysPad V7.7
    Windows system monitoring utility

    :arrow: Download: XP SysPad V7.7

    XP SysPad is a Windows system monitoring utility that allows easy access to Windows system information and Windows system utilities, such as the individual control panel applets, as well as putting the "hidden" applications in Windows at your fingertips.

    With XP SysPad, you can easily access hundreds of Windows operating system utilities and system monitoring information. You can also recover your Windows 2000/XP product key, get your IP address, execute web queries, monitor any running system process, launch any program, search files, and more. For convenience, it also can minimize itself to the system tray. XP SysPad has well over 250 functions in all!

    More Info: Click here
     
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    it was in digit sometime back
     
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    nice workout.... very helpful thnks :)
     
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    Welcome Jal... :)

    @Vimal;

    It may be presented in Digit. I don't understand whatz ur point here? Is this compilation a rip off of that? I have taken much pain in compiling these things and to see that all categories are included. And for this I should listen this from you? Portable softwares are utilities. A general topic. It's like freewares. What is the issue here if Digit has included in its edition? What are u trying to say?
     
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    no issue just testing my memory.nice links though:D
     
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    I would like to add this... Very useful..!!

    ClamWin Portable
    antivirus to go

    Download: Clamwin
    Size: 5.8MB ; ~13MB with definitions installed

    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. You can place it on your USB flash drive, iPod, portable hard drive or a CD and use it on any computer, without leaving any personal information behind.

    Features

    ClamWin is a Free Antivirus for Microsoft Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003. It provides a graphical user interface to the Clam AntiVirus engine.
    It features:
    High detection rates for viruses and spyware
    Regular virus database updates.
    ClamAV team regularly updates virus databases to include a new virus/variant immediately after it appears​
    Standalone Virus Scanner

    Please note that ClamWin Free Antivirus does not include an on-access real-time scanner, that is, you need to manually scan a file in order to detect a virus or spyware. Also, ClamWin Portable has scheduled scans and updates disabled as they are not used in a portable scenario.


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    ^^^Good post prasad. :) Welcome.
     
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    ^^Well dude...If you can pick some really useful ones from that links and post here, it would be much appreciated! ;-)
     
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    SIW System Diagnosis tool
    Complete System Diagnosis tool

    SIW is a 100% portable complete system diagnosis tool. Imagine a scenario in which you have ordered a PC and not sure if the components that are supposed to be part of the PC are actually included or not? This tool will let you solve all those dilemmas.

    Read my complete review and download from:
    REVIEW OF SIW, A COMPLETE SYSTEM DIAGNOSIS TOOL
     
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    CD Recoverer
    Recovers Corrupt Video Data from CD

    CD Recoverer (aka CdCopy) is a tiny lossy disc copying program. Designed for recovering as much information as possible from a corrupted file. The program is optimized for recovering corrupt video data from CDs. Supports multiple file retrieval methods.

    System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP

    :arrow: Download: CD Recoverer

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    Thank dudes it is always useful.
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    Thanks for the list
    Repped you
     
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    Nice to all your valuable feedback. :)
     
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    Good software links for potables - thks

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