Portable Software: What do you use?

Yozora

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Portable software is one of those things that seem like they would be useful, but I have't really given much of a try. It might be good to remedy that soon though. Do you use portable software, and if so, which ones? What do you use them for? What do you think are the advantages aand/or disadvantages of using portable software?
 

CHT

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I do have Rufus available to quickly format a USB drive to an OS install disk. Pretty handy to have, since I don't have to worry about firewall blocks.
 

eclisseweb

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Good Thing! I've used the tool that you can find in portableapps.com. The powerful is that you can customize your preferred portable apps and save it on an usb or in a personal cloud where you have all the tools you need in a personal account. :yahoo:
 

Barnum4000

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I use brackets, vlc portable and other various applications on my external storage device. I also have affinity on my external HDD which is useful because I can use it on any computer.
 

beancurry

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I usually have a copy of putty and 7zip available in case I need to access a linux box or uncompress a 7zip file.

portable apps has a range of neat apps.
 

amontes

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Portable software has many advantages such as to be put in a flash stick, connect it within a computer where you do not have privileges, do your thing, disconenct and go.

It is very usefule for those situations where you are using somebody else's computer.

There are many portable apps such ass firefox, thunderbird, 7zip, msys2 among others
 

buzzawak

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I also use vlc portable. It has saves the day many time when someone get a video does play on the installed video player.
 

SoundsGood

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I use all sorts of portable apps as installing is blocked on my school device... It's a pain sometimes but it works. Portableapps.com is my go to (like many others have said) it has many version and is a great resource.
 

adrenal

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I just use kmplayerkmplayer with setup files to install is heavy to load for windows and has lag for sometimes! but it has no problem in portable lite version of this app!
 

itgareth2020

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The portable apps suite is great especially when traveling and needing to use devices that are not fully trusted. Portable Firefox, VLC and ftp.
 

dlueerssen

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Portable apps are useful when the system you need to work on is locked down for some reason. Portable apps allow other tools to be used that are not available on the system, I frequently use Notepad++ instead of the Windows tools and have it with me on a USB stick on my keychain.
 

reav

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Yozora said:
Portable software is one of those things that seem like they would be useful, but I have't really given much of a try. It might be good to remedy that soon though. Do you use portable software, and if so, which ones? What do you use them for? What do you think are the advantages aand/or disadvantages of using portable software?

i use portable app

KeePass, NotePad++, WinSCP, Photoshop, Transmission, RevoUnistaller its really handy to have all of those apps in your OneDrive (or any other cloud)
 

joesab

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I mean if you want something really portable
use a wintogo windows USB
so is like having a hardrive with your full OS in a USb
you can take it an plug it in any pc and it will work as if it was your original pc

if you want portable .exe apps I recommend turbostudio or portableapps
 

hohoho236

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which ones?
-PotPlayer

What do you use them for?
Watching movies and listening to music

Advantages of using portable software:
1. Save the time of installation
2. Software size may be smaller

Disadvantages of using portable software:
1. Sometimes it doesn't provide full function
2. Maybe not compatible with some Window version
 

dels

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LiveCD OSes are great, you get the performance of a refurbished PC, with the capability / software set you are looking for without the loss / migration from an existing setup.
All the major Linux distributions allow you to make a LiveCD so there's really nothing holding you back.