free portable software

GnuCash Portable – added 1/14/2009

GnuCash Portable is the open source financial management software packaged as a portable app, so you can take your financial data with you. It has all the same great features as most commercial money management programs and more. Plus, it leaves no personal information behind on the machine you run it on, so you can take your finances along with you wherever you go.

Lupo PenSuite – added 11/11/2008

Lupo PenSuite is a completely free suite of portable programs and games. This Suite is designed to simplify the user’s life, by collecting the best suites and portable applications available on the Web. Lupo PenSuite is optimized to be loaded on a USB flash drive and brought always with you, this Suite works perfectly well on any other device. It includes over 200 portable programs and games (7-Zip, Audacity, CCleaner, eMule, FileZilla, Firefox, Foxit Reader, Gimp, IrfanView, Miranda, Notepad++, Opera, Thunderbird, µTorrent, VLC and many more).

Pidgin Portable – added 3/3/2008

Pidgin Portable (formerly Gaim Portable) is the versatile Pidgin instant messaging client packaged as a portable app, so you can take your IM settings and buddy lists with you. It has all the same great features as Pidgin, including support for AOL, Yahoo, MSN, ICQ and Jabber networks, but there’s nothing to install on the local PC. You can also easily add portable encryption plugins for secure, encrypted messaging.

Portable Start Menu – added 3/3/2008

Portable Start Menu is a simple and free start menu application that can be installed on USB sticks or local PCs. Organize your programs in a simple menu system and launch them via a tray icon. If you close Portable Start Menu on an USB-Stick, running applications can be closed automatically, too.

GVim Portable – added 11/20/2007

gVim is a GUI version of Vim for use on Windows. Rather then running in a command window, Vim runs in a more user-friendly GUI window with the standard windows controls and menu bar. The GVim Portable Launcher allows you to run GVim from a removable drive whose letter changes as you move it to another computer. The program can be entirely self-contained on the drive and then used on any Microsoft Windows computer.

winPenPack – added 11/16/2007

WinPenPack is a large (256/512mb) collection of some of the best and most popular freeware open source, USB portable programs specially tailored for use with on a USB flash drive or directly from a folder on your Hard Drive. You can select standardized installation and operating configurations. WinPenPack comes with an integrated application launcher!

PortableTor – added 11/9/2007

PortableTor allows you to connect into the Tor anonymous internet system from any computer with your flash or thumb drive. This allows you to browse the internet anonymously from public locations, such as internet hotspots, library, or school computers and public terminals. PortableTor has all of the features as the regular Tor, except without actually installing the application. You could also use PortableTor if you just don’t like installing programs on your computer, and you’d rather have a standalone program with all of its dependant files in one location.

Portable Scribus – added 10/24/2007

Portable Scribus is a free portable version of an open source page maker called Scribus, which is much like Adobe Pagemaker, which can help create professional looking documents, newsletters, magazines, etc. With the free Portable Scribus, you can put it on your USB drive, and plug it in to any computer, and leave not trace behind when you’re done.

Gnumeric Portable – added 10/17/2007

Gnumeric Portable is a spreadsheet, a computer program used to manipulate and analyze numeric data. Gnumeric Portable can help you keep track of information in lists, organize numeric values in columns and rows, perform and update complex calculations by defining each step of the calculation and modifying particular steps subsequently, create and display or print graphical plots of data using bar plots, line graphs, pie charts or radar charts, implement complex optimization modeling or perform many other tasks involving numbers, dates, times, names or other data.

Planner Portable – added 10/17/2007

Planner Portable is a free portable general purpose project management tool that provides a variety of features, which are available via 4 separate screen layouts called views. As you will see, the views are accessed by clicking the icons in the left hand toolbar in the Planner window. Plus, it leaves no personal information behind on the machine you run it on, so you can take your projects wherever you go.

CamStudio Portable – added 10/17/2007

CamStudio Portable is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs).

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