Best Portable Apps!

On this Article, you will find the best portable apps to bring with you on the go.
I took the effort to categorize the extensions and picked only those we believe to be the best ones and which will most likely be useful to you.

Audio

Cool Player
A tiny, super-fast audio player.

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Audacity
An open-source, simple and powerful audio editor.

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CDex
Extract audio from CDs reliably.

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Share Pod
Manage an iPod with no iTunes from any Windows computer.
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Communication

Email Stripper
A free application that cleans up long email threads.

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Pidgin
A multi-protocol IM client. Packaged by PortableApps.com.

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Miranda IM
Another multi-protocol IM client, with a ton of plugins.

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Skype
Not an official installer, but from PortableApps.com.

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Image Editors and Viewers

Easy Image Modifier
A tool for resizing, flipping, converting, watermarking and renaming images.

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InkScape
An open-source vector editor. Think “Illustrator” or “CorelDraw” — not as powerful, but free.

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GIMP
Think “free Photoshop” with a cluttered interface. Powerful, but an acquired taste. Packaged by PortableApps.com.

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Andrea Mosaic
A free application for creating photo mosaics (pictures made up of tiled pictures).

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Fotografix
A tiny image editor aimed at photographers and designers.

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Productivity

Write Monkey
A fantastic full-screen text editor for distraction-free editing. I use it all the time.

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Abiword
A free, open-source word processor. Packaged by PortableApps.com.

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Notepad2
A text editor with programmer-friendly features.

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Focus Writer
Another full-screen editor for a Zen-like writing experience.
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Open Office
Not as slick as MS Office, but it will do in a pinch. Packaged by PortableApps.com.

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Programmer’s Notepad 2.2
A powerful text editor for developers.

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XAMPP
The Apache Web server, MySQL, PHP, and Perl, all bundled together in one portable ZIP.

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Tree Pad Lite
A personal information manager for notes and other information.

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Stickies
A fantastic sticky-note application, packaged by PortableApps.com.

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Security and Privacy

ClamWin
A portable, powerful and free antivirus. Packaged by PortableApps.com.

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LicenseCrawler
Crawls a computer for software serial licenses.

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True Crypt
Create encrypted virtual hard drives. Link leads to portable mode documentation.

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KeePass
The golden standard when it comes to securely managing passwords and logins.

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Suites

PortableApps.com Suite
A launcher interface for all portable apps from PortableApps.com.

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SysInternals Suite
For administrators and technicians: All SysInternals troubleshooting utilities rolled into one ZIP file.

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NirLauncher
A collection of over 100 portable freeware Windows system tools, all by NirSoft.

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System Tools

7-Zip
A file archiver supporting ZIP, as well as the powerful 7z format and more. Packaged by PortableApps.com.

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Zscreen
A screenshot application with numerous file handling options. No portable download, see link for instructions.

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Zip2Fix
A tool for extracting undamaged files from a corrupted ZIP file.

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Recuva
A tool for undeleting files, from makes of Ccleaner.

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Space Sniffer
A tool for visualizing disk usage. Find out what’s hogging all that space!

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Everything
An ultra-fast search utility — searches filenames only, does not index content.

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Ccleaner
Cleans up any system by getting rid of unneeded files and other junk.

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Team Viewer
The golden standard for remote control.

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Portable Keyboard Layout
Use an alternative keyboard layout (Colemak, Dvorak)? Take it with you!

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GetFolderSize
Used for determining the size of folders and subfolders on a drive.

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Process Explorer
Windows Task Manager, on steroids. Made by Sysinternals, now a part of Microsoft.

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Camstudio
Screen-recording software, packaged by PortableApps.com.

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Snaptimer
A keyboard-friendly countdown timer.

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Clip cube
A tiny clipboard history monitor.

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Video

VLC Player
A “do-it-all” free, open-source video player. Can also play audio.

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Virtual Dub
A tool for editing and encoding videos, with support for batch-processing.

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Splayer
A visually striking, multi-format video player, with subtitle auto-download. Tiny link for portable version.

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Avidemux
A video editor designed for simple tasks such as cutting, filtering, and encoding.

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Web and FTP

Filezilla
A powerful, open-source FTP client.

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Opera portable
An awesome browser that gets too little love. Official installer supports portable option.

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Google Chrome
Google’s Web browser, packaged by PortableApps.com.

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Firefox
If you don’t use Chrome, you are probably using Firefox. Packaged by PortableApps.com.

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Thanks For reading this richful article with numerous apps that you will need in your computer life. I hope you enjoyed and once again thanks for reading. J

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