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Portable Apps – Take Your Computer With You August 15, 2007

Posted by liverpoolchamber in Flexible working, Technology, World Wide Web.

memory stickUSB memory sticks. Loads of us have them, and quite right too. They are an ideal way to easily move data around. But did you know they can also be used to take your favourite software programs and even operating systems with you?

The Portable Apps website provides specially created versions of popular and useful programs  to go on your memory stick. Simply download them to your stick and you can take your favourite browser (as long as it’s Firefox) and settings to any computer. You can also carry with you useful tools like the Gimp graphics package, Open Office and various media players. See the full list of applications here.

Such tools are ideal for anyone who works from home or away from the office regularly. No matter where you may be working, just plug your memory stick in and be assured of your usual tools, favourites and settings. And best of all, they’re all free.

See more options for your USB in these AskMetafilter threads – thread 1, thread 2.


1. Bring Out The Gimp - Free Portable Graphics Package « The Chamber - November 26, 2007

[…] We’ve mentioned all the free tools available for your Flash drive over on Portable Apps before. If you haven’t seen them before, we recommend you do so. Carrying a few of these around on your keychain can let you work the way you want, no matter where you are. […]

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