What are the must have portable freewares

Discuss anything related to portable freeware here.

Moderators: usdcs, Andrew Lee, webfork

Message
Author
serinacathos
Posts: 7
Joined: Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:56 am
Location: london

Re: What are the must have portable freewares

#16 Post by serinacathos » Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:56 pm

Personally , I hope that members of Portablefreeware forums work together to create a bootable freeware cd which can be used to troubleshoot the system and can be run on any operating system.
this cd may contain many different freeware utilities such as disc , tweaking , office , security ...
(the same way like hiren bootcd)
Last edited by serinacathos on Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:07 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
MiDoJo
Posts: 282
Joined: Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:36 pm

Re: What are the must have portable freewares

#17 Post by MiDoJo » Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:43 pm

why the big green fontz ?????

check out KitchenSink Iz about close as you're gonna get.

User avatar
guinness
Posts: 4118
Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:00 am
Contact:

Re: What are the must have portable freewares

#18 Post by guinness » Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:40 pm

This was my list - still the same programs apart from VLC which I changed to FreeFileSync. As I said before this was because at the time of posting FreeFileSync didn't exist!

And coincidentally my post is below Checker, just like here! :D

With regards to a bootable CD, it will be unlikely to ever happen because firstly Linux would be the main distribution (for ease) and considering the applications referenced on TPFC are mostly for Windows users, this is a huge hurdle.

Why not Windows? - I think this would cause huge problems with licensing etc...and why re-invent the wheel! There is a program out there called UBCD4Win which might be what you are looking for. Or put your programs on a CD and you have created a 'kind-of' boot of a CD!
Added 179 Applications: Portable

Hydaral
Posts: 194
Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:36 pm

Re: What are the must have portable freewares

#19 Post by Hydaral » Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:10 am

serinacathos wrote:Personally , I hope that members of Portablefreeware forums work together to create a bootable cd which can be used to troubleshoot the system and can be run on any operating system.
this cd may contain many different freeware utilities such as disc , tweaking , office , security ...
(the same way like hiren bootcd)
You mean like this?

http://www.ubcd4win.com/

Edit: I just saw that guinness already mentioned this.

User avatar
m^(2)
Posts: 890
Joined: Sat Mar 31, 2007 2:38 am
Location: Kce,PL
Contact:

Re: What are the must have portable freewares

#20 Post by m^(2) » Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:24 am

guinness wrote:But this is difficult for those application which have been added later to gain any popularity. Who can honestly say that the following popular applications represent what they use on their USB Drive. I have listed the most popular applications below, with an alternative to what I deem as popular/better.
FastStone Capture - PicPick
Yod'm 3D - ?
Foxit Reader Portable - SumatraPDF
SilentNight Micro CD Burner - InfraRecorder
PixaMSN - Pidgin
Universal Extractor - OK
Firefox Portable - Opera
Notepad++ - Notepad2
Undelete Plus - Recuva
Typhoon 2001 - ?
OpenOffice Portable - OK
CCleaner - OK
EssentialPIM Free - KeePass
PStart - OK
VirtuaWin -OK
µTorrent - OK
ozSync - FreeFileSync
SIW - OK
TrueCrypt - OK
Universal Viewer - OK (Advanced Users)
"OpenOffice - OK" ?
You're forgetting about the leader, SoftMaker Office :P
And where are:
-Audio player
-Video player
-Image editor
-Email client
-Miranda
? ;)

I'm not really a fan of such bundles. Depending on how you use your computer, a list of useful applications varies greatly - and then add user preferences...every suite will contain a lot of useless stuff.
Image

User avatar
SYSTEM
Posts: 1740
Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:19 am
Location: Helsinki, Finland

Re: What are the must have portable freewares

#21 Post by SYSTEM » Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:39 am

serinacathos wrote: :oops: allright SYSTEM so can you show us a list of poular portable freewares you actually use
thx
If "you actually use" means "me", not "us", here is a quite accurate list of portable programs I use, sorted by popularity:

http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.p ... EM%5D&so=p
serinacathos wrote:Personally , I hope that members of Portablefreeware forums work together to create a bootable freeware cd which can be used to troubleshoot the system and can be run on any operating system.
this cd may contain many different freeware utilities such as disc , tweaking , office , security ...
(the same way like hiren bootcd)
Why bootable?

Most live CDs I know are Linux-based because GNU/Linux can be redistributed and is open source (it's much easier to get hosting if the project is open source).

I have multiple partitions in my external hard drive. One partition contains a GNU/Linux distribution and another holds my collection of portable applications. I rarely boot from that drive: doing so has too few advantages. (The most important advantage is ability to run software as root.) In addition, I've noticed that many good applications are only available for Windows. :(

There are situations which require a live CD, but they're rare. That is, portable applications are used every day while a live CD is (hopefully) used very rarely. Both are needed but combining them isn't a good idea, at least not yet.

If you only want to use live CD "to troubleshoot the system" and other admin tasks, check out the link in my signature. ;) (No, I'm not the author of that project, just the documentation writer.)
My YouTube channel | Release date of my 11th playlist: January 26, 2018

Post Reply