8 Must Have Portable Windows Apps for Geeks

Portable applications provides you ease of work from any place and PC you want. You can run them on any PC without installing them and wasting time and if you are a geek, it would be tough for you to stay away from useful and productive apps. With the availability of portable apps you don’t have to carry your laptops everywhere, just take your USB drives and use all important softwares whenever you want.

Here I am listing 8 must have portable softwares which will help you to stay productive and make your work easier even when you are away from your computer:

Portable Software for your Pen Drive:

One of the biggest advantage of carrying portable software’s in your pen drive is, you will be carrying your personal software all the time. More over, you don’t have to download software’s you use.

Google Chrome:

Portable Chrome

Google Chrome is widely used browser because of useful extensions and its user-friendly features. You don’t have to worry about your passwords with Google Chrome portable apps, they will be secured.

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FireFox is another popular browser and it is portable too just like Google Chrome. The portable Firefox helps you to carry your bookmarks and Add-ons wherever you go.

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Portable Feed reader

As a techie, you might like to read feeds of blogs, news and updates on regular basis. If you are away from your PC, you can carry portable version of FeedReader to read all important feeds and stay updated.

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If you want to write few important notes on go then Notepad++ will help you to write and also allows you to edit codes as source code editor. It also supports multiple languages.

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Evernote needs no introduction it is one of the most useful and use-friendly software which helps you to note down your ideas quickly, Add images, files etc. and it is available as a portable app also.

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Keepass helps you to save your all passwords for emails, social networking etc in one database and lock it with a master password to keep your all passwords secure.

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We do get mails with attached zip files. 7zip will help you to open any zip files even when you are away from your PC. It supports 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR files to pack/unpack and RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, LZH, CHM, Z, CPIO, RPM, DEB & NSIS for unpack.

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This is an awesome software which helps you to encrypt and hide your data thus even if you lost your USB, no one can see your data because the data would be encrypted. You can read more about TrueCrypt review on ShoutMeLoud.

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These are few must have portable apps for Windows, if you prefer to use any portable app while traveling and share with us in comments.

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  • Saket Jajodia January 25, 2011, 2:35 pm

    Helpful list, in this I use Google Chrome, Notepad++ and 7zip. Will check out other soft also in this list…

  • Outspoken January 26, 2011, 12:32 pm

    I would not recommend FeedReader. It is abandonware (No Development).
    Just go to their forum and see the spam there.

    The blog also lists a call for ‘Strategic Investors’ in 2008, indicating signs of the business going under.

    I would rather use a program with lesser features, than abandonware.