The Portable Freeware Collection is my first stop when looking for applications for my USB flash drive.  The site prides itself on cataloging software that can be run without installation.  This makes it ideal for USB drives, but it is also quite useful when moving applications from computer to computer.

Portable Apps Of The Week

September 28th, 2006

Universal ExtractorDecompression UtilityDownload 
Universal Extractor is great for extracting files from archives such as 7-zip, RAR, IMG, ISO, ZIP, CAB, InstallShield and Inno Setup packages.  Download the UniExtract Binary Archive.

PStartApplication LauncherDownload   
PStart is a small program launcher to start user defined applications.  It is a great addition to any USB drive that contains portable applications.

GreatNewsRSS ReaderDownload 
GreatNews is a RSS feed reader with that utilizes a full page mode for easier reading.  You can apply different styles to your subscriptions and change the number of articles that appear on the page.  Download the zip file.

Portable Apps Of The Week

September 22nd, 2006

Gaim PortableInstant MessengerDownload
Gaim is a multi-protocol instant messaging client. Compatible with AIM, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, and others. Gaim users can log in to multiple accounts on multiple networks simultaneously. It also supports many native features of the various networks, such as file transfer, away messages, etc.  It works great for me whether I’m on my PC or on my laptop.

Firefox PortableWeb BrowserDownload
The portable version of the popular web browser gives you the luxury of taking your bookmarks and extensions with you, so you always have them.  It leaves no personal info behind on the computer.  For speeding up Firefox Portable see here.

Sudoku Portable - GameDownload
Sudoku Portable is a an addictive puzzle game, with four difficulty levels and automatic saving of game on exit.  I have become quite hooked on Sudoku, so this has been a great take along time waster for me.