A Portable App is an app that you can carry with you on your USB Drive and use them on any Windows computer, without leaving any personal trail behind. We have already covered 10 useful portable apps like OpenOffice, Firefox, etc earlier. We have also covered 7 cool portable browsers and a portable Movie Maker, which you can carry with you.
Useful Portable Apps for Windows
In this post, we will cover 10 more portable applications some of which you might want to carry along with you on your USB Drive. I hope you like them and add any more which you think should be included in this list.
While we have covered the portable apps from the PortableApps.com Suite, there are many other Portable Apps Suites available.
Installers of Skype and Utorrent are online installers, so they will download the software from the internet and would directly install them in your device. Instructions to install them directly into you Portable device are mentioned at the end of this post.
1. Foxit Reader – Portable Edition:
Foxit reader is a free application available in the internet, and this is its portable edition. I put this in this list because at times it is difficult to manage without a PDF reader. It is pretty small in size and can read PDF files very easily and fast on the go.
Download Size: 9 MB. Installation Size: 35 MB. You can get it here.
2. Mozilla Thunderbird Email Client – Portable Edition :
Thunderbird is an open source email client. Now you will have to no more enter your email address and password at website, you can carry your email client with you and can have faster and easy access to your mailbox on the go.
Download Size: 15 MB. Installation Size: 34 MB. You can get it here.
It is an application developed by us. It is a very popular and free tweaking tool which can optimize and tweak your Windows 7 and Vista PC. It is one of the best tweaking application available in a portable version and you can carry it along with you and tweak anybody’s PC. See all that it can tweak here.
Download Size: 140 KB Installation Size: 140 KB.
4. U Torrent – Portable Edition
A tiny Bittorrent client. Yes it’s very tiny, and you can carry it with you anywhere and start download torrents on the go.
Download Size: 1 MB . Installation Size: 1 MB. You can get it here.
5. Skype – Portable Edition
Most of us use Skype to chat, call and video call to our friends but in some places again we don’t see Skype installed. But there is a solution to it, as now you can download this portable edition of Skype, and we can chat with are Skype friends on the go.
Download Size: 18 MB. Installation Size: 25 MB. Go here.
It is a very small application specially designed by us for fixing up common Windows errors and annoyances. Use it to fix your friends PC. It can restore, update or fix your PC’s system files which are corrupt or not working fine. See all that it can fix by clicking here.
Download Size: 529 KB Installation Size: 529 KB.
7 .Notepad++ – Portable Edition
A good tiny app for developers and a good feature full application, now available in portable edition and for sure a good notepad for developers
Download Size: 4 MB Installation Size: 11 MB. Download here.
8. Pidgin – Portable Edition
Chat with your Facebook, AOL, Linked In, Gmail contacts on the go, no need to enter your usernames and passwords again as you can carry your chat application with you and you can chat with your friends very easily.
Download Size: 16 MB Installation Size: 16-51 MB. Get it here.
9. Mozilla Sunbird Calendar – Portable Edition
Now you can also carry your events and birthday which are to remember by you and you don’t want to miss them. I would recommend this application who usually forget their events and who wants to check their event list time by time.
Download Size: 5 MB Installation Size: 17 MB. Download page.
10. GIMP – Portable Edition
GIMP is a one of the best free image editors and this one is the one of the portable editions of GIMP. This is an open source application certified under OSI. Now it is easy for you to edit images perfectly on the go.
Download Size: 21 MB Installation Size: 57-108 MB. Go get it here.
Instructions to install Skype and Utorrent: These are online installers, so they will download the software frominternet and would directly install them in your device.
- You can download the application by clicking on the heading or the name of the application.
- Open the Downloaded file.
- Select your language and click Ok
- Click next to continue.
- Accept the terms and agreement by clicking on the checkbox and then click next
- Now click on browse and select your portable device and click on install.
- It will download if required (U torrent, Skype) or it would install and now click on finish
Your application is now installed on your Portable Device.
Did I miss any of your favorite apps? If so please do share in the comments. 🙂