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Carry a bundle of essential software in your flash drive

Discussion in 'Tech, Gadgets & Science Forum' started by MziziMkavu, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. MziziMkavu

    MziziMkavu JF-Expert Member

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    When you are on move and carrying important data in your flash drive, then you should have the portable version of essential software like Anti-Virus, Office, Password Manager, Browser, PDF reader with you. In that case you don’t need to worry about the machine which you will get in your new place. You are familiar with some platform, then you should carry them.
    [​IMG]PortableApps is a free bundle application which will help you in managing the portable version of software in a flash drive. Once you install the “Portable Apps” (size ~ 35MB for light bundle ) in your flash drive, a pop-up will appear which will show you the list of portable software which you are carrying the flash drive. I installed the Light application of PortableApps which is having[​IMG]

    • Mozilla Firefox (browser),
    • Thunderbird (email),
    • Sunbird (calendar / task),
    • Clamwin (Anti-Virus),
    • KeePass (Password manager)
    • Sumatra PDF (PDF Reader)
    • Sudoku (Game)
    • Cool Player (Audio Player)
    • AbiWord (Word Processor)
    • Mines Perfect (Game)
    • Pidgin (Instant Messaging)
    • Open (If you go for the standard download, you will get this in your flash drive otherwise you will have to install this platform separately)
    • You can install any other portable software in your flash drive using PortableApps. It will automatically add that software in the PortableApps menu.
    Suite and Platform of PortableApps

    As we talked earlier in this post, the PortableApps comes with three suites,

    1. Platform Only
    2. Light
    3. Standard
    The details about these version are explained in the below mentioned screenshot where you can see that the main difference in these versions is the number of ready portable software (size),
    Installation Procedure for PortableApps

    • Download the Platform or Suit as per your choice
    • Click on the downloaded .exe file and you will get the below mentioned screen where you will have to locate your flash drive. In my case it was G:,

    • Click on the Install button and wait for the installation to complete. It will take around 4 minutes (in case of light bundle) to get completed.
    • You can see the space required as 94.8MB for Light suite, it means you should go for the light suite only if you are having a flash drive with more than 256MB space.
    • Once the installation get completed, the pop-up menu mentioned at the start of the post will appear which will have the menu of the software installed in your portable flash drive.
    • Now you can carry the portable software with yourself in a that flash drive.
    Add another software to the flash drive[​IMG]

    The Menu can automatically add applications in Format. Just download the file you’d like to add (like FileZilla Portable, Chrome Portable for instance). Then, in Menu, click Options – Add a New App – Install and then select the Chrome Portable .paf.exe file you just downloaded. The Menu will automatically install it to the proper location for you.
    That’s all and your flash drive is now more powerful and bundled. You can use chrome like software on any machine to get the fast access to the internet or carry your own password manager to anywhere. This will help you in making a good impression on a presentation day when you will use your own software to explain the things in a better way.
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    MziziMkavu JF-Expert Member

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    Learn what the Platform can do for you below, then [​IMG]
    All Your Favorite Apps, Everywhere

    [​IMG] lets you carry all your favorite apps on a portable device or cloud drive and use them on any PC. Now you can have your own browser with all your bookmarks and extensions, your full office suite, your photo editor, your whole music collection, your favorite games, your development tools and more. You can have everything you need for work and play with you on every PC you use. At work, at home, at school, visiting family and friends, even while traveling. And all your bookmarks, emails, personal files and settings stay right on your drive, too. Now, every PC becomes your PC.
    Portable App Directory™ - Built-In App Store

    [​IMG]The Platform has an app store built right in, so you can find and install the apps you want with just a few clicks. List all the available apps by category, title, newest releases or recently updated. You can find your favorite web browser, popular games, handy utilities, educational tools, image editors, chat programs and more. There are hundreds of free apps available with new apps added every week. With no download limit, you can download one app or one hundred. Best of all, you don't even need to give up your email address to get them.
    Organize With Folders, Favorites, Type-To-Find Search and More

    [​IMG]You can organize your growing app collection using the customizable menu so you can find the apps you need with ease. You can organize apps into folders automatically or create your own that work the way you think. Pick apps as favorites and they'll always be right at the top for instant access. You can even have the menu learn which apps you use most and keep them front and center. And when you need to find an app quickly, just type / (or hit F3) and then start typing, and you'll find what you're looking for. When you've found your app, just hit enter and the first app will start right up. You can also use the keyboard to navigate the app list and your search results. Updater - Your Apps Are Up To Date

    [​IMG]With, you don't need to worry about making sure your software is up to date. When a new security fix for your browser is released or a new feature in your favorite game is available, the Updater will automatically let you know. Just click a button and the updates are downloaded and installed without messing up your settings and saved files. And if you're in a hurry or using a computer on a slow connection, you can wait until later to update with just a click.
    Themes, Colors and Your Personal Menu

    [​IMG]Whether you want your menu to look modern or retro, light or dark, glassy or simple, the Platform has an option for you. With a dozen bundled themes each with a rainbow of color selections, you could pick a different look every day for months and never have the same menu twice. And you can make the menu your own by adding your own personal picture to the upper right-hand corner.
    Portable Fonts

    [​IMG]The Platform supports the ability to carry fonts on your portable device and use them with your portable software without needing to install them on the local machine. Now when you're working on that important presentation for work or that poster for your charity drive, you can be as creative as you like with the look and still have it look and print the same on every computer you use. TrueType (TTF), OpenType (OTF), TrueType Collections (TTC) and other font formats are all supported.
    Advanced Features

    [​IMG]Whether you want to only see open source software, hide the word "Portable" in your app names, hide splash screens, automatically start apps when you start the menu, show installed apps in the app store list, get a report on all your installed apps, tweak the look and functionality of the menu or start checking out beta versions of our software, the Platform has the power - and the options - to work the way you want it to. And if there's something we haven't added yet that you'd like to see, just ask in the forums. We add new features every month!
    Now that you know more: [​IMG] Platform Features | - Portable software for USB, portable and cloud drives