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Portable Applications for USB Thumbdrive


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However, I am wondering what else to include that would be useful and directly executable (without installing anything on the person's computer that I am visiting).

Here's my list so far:

Portable ClamWin (anti-virus)

Portable FileZilla (ftp)

Portable GAIM (IM/chat)

Portable OpenOffice

Portable VLC (media player)

FoxIt Reader 2.0 Beta (PDF viewer)

Startup Control Panel 2.8 (standalone .EXE version)

Ultr@VNC Viewer 1.0.1

CPU-Z 1.3.4.1

XP PowerToy Calculator

GSpot 2.51 (codec identifier)

Scan2PDF

Obviously there is Portable FireFox (I'll wait for the 1.5.0.4 update to appear)

I have a few installable but not executable applications as well (like more XP PowerToys and Ultr@VNC Server).

Any other essential utilities/applications that I am missing (beyond what is listed here and/or here)?

I guess I should choose a CD Burning application for the USB drive. Which is the best of these? (I've never heard of any of them):

* BurnCDCC

* Burrrn - create audio CDs (supports many formats)

* CDBurnerXP Pro

* DeepBurner Portable Edition

* SilentNight Micro CD Burner

* Small CD-Writer

Edit: I found the Wikipedia page after I started to write this.

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I do my web editing live on the net without the use of a local web server. I make a backup before I do any serior work just in case. It hasn't hurt me yet.

All of my domain emails are forwarded to GMAIL (I move around a lot so it helps make it accessible). I can pretty much assume to have internet access wherever I go.

Otherwise, good ideas.

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While on the subject, could anybody recommend a smaller portable server? XAMPP doesnt fit on my flash easily with the other programs on it.

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A calendar + task list and adress book would be nice, especially if it syncs with Outlook 2003. Maybe a lil redundant though if you already have one with your phone/PDA.

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pretty nice list you got going there.. going to have to check more of those out. I play UT demo and Quake3 demo off my USB @ school :p.

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While on the subject, could anybody recommend a smaller portable server? XAMPP doesnt fit on my flash easily with the other programs on it.

You mean something like this thing? :cool:

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* SilentNight Micro CD Burner is the best portable cd burner you can find around fred

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Portable Apps Collection

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Requirements

1. 512MB USB Flash drive (You can delete files to make it fit on a smaller drive)

2. Windows (All of these program need Windows)

3. WinXP Service Pack 2 (For the Autorun feature to work)

4. Admin Rights (For TrueCrypt functionality)

5. If you already have TrueCrypt installed on your system, it must be version 4.1.

Initial Setup

Warning: Backup your current USB drive!

1. Delete everything from your current USB drive.

2. Extract USBApps.zip to your USB drive.

3. Explore your USB drive.

4. Setup an encrypted partition to secure sensitive files.

1. Double click on TrueCrypt.

2. Click "Create Volume" button to start TrueCrypt Volume Creation Wizard.

3. Click "Next" at the first screen (this will create a standard TrueCrypt volume).

4. In Volume Location, type "X:\files.tc" Where X: is the volume letter for your thumbdrive and then click Next. (i.e. If your thumbdrive is mounted as the G: drive, type G:\files.tc)

5. Select your Encryption Options and then click Next. (If you don't know what to do, just accept the defaults)

6. Input a Volume Size. This has to be smaller than the remaing free space on your thumbdrive.

7. Select a Volume Password. (Make sure it is a STRONG password that you won't forget)

8. On the Volume Format screen, leave the defaults and select Format.

9. When it is done, it will tell you. Just click OK and then Exit.

5. Create a folder on your C: drive called USBBackup (if you want to use the backup feature).

Usage

If you have Windows XP Service Pack 2, when you insert your drive into a USB port, it will prompt you for a password. This password is the one you specified when you created the TrueCrypt volume during the initial setup. If you enter the password correctly, it will mount your encrypted volume as the Q: drive. (Make sure you dismount the volume before you unplug your drive)

To access the advanced features of this flash drive setup, right click on the drive in the the My Computer window.

o TrueCrypt Mount - This will attempt to mount the encrypted volume you created as the Q: drive. This is included in case Autorun is turned off or you don't have WinXP SP2.

o TrueCrypt Backup - This will backup your Q: drive (if you have it mounted) to C:\USBBackup.

o TrueCrypt Dismount All - This will dismount any and all encrypted volumes.

o TrueCrypt Start - If you want to manually mount or dismount encrypted volumes.

o PStart - Launches PStart (see below)

o Explore - If you want to browse the contents of your flash drive.

Extra Security

If you want to be a little more cautios, you can run some of the apps from the encrypted partition you created. This will allow you to store favorites and profile settings in the encrypted files.tc you created above. To do this follow these steps:

1. Make sure your files.tc has been mounted to the Q: drive. If it isn't, right click on your flash drive in Explorer and select TrueCrypt Mount and mount the partition.

2. Make sure PStart is not running.

3. Move the folder called PortableApps from the root of your flash drive to the Q: drive.

4. Rename PStart.xml to PStartBackup.xml.

5. Rename PStartSecure.xml to PStart.xml.

6. Now when you want to launch the portable versions of Firefox, Gaim, Opera, OpenOffice, FileZilla, Thunderbird, Sunbird, AbiWord or NVU, you must have your encrypted Q: drive mounted.

Individual Application Info

PStart

PStart is a great little application that makes it easy to launch all of these apps from your USB drive. Once you start PStart you can access it via a popup from its systray icon. It functions as a second start menu just for your USB apps. You can also save short notes on the Notes tab. The PStart included with the USB apps I have assembled is already configured to launch most of the apps.

Productivity

AcroPad

Website (http://www.acropad.com/)

AcroPAD is a simple Notepad-like program with PDF production capability. Handy for quick generation of simple PDF documents.

EssentialPIM

Website (http://www.essentialpim.com/)

EssentialPIM functions as a scheduler, contact manager, and outliner. Data can be imported from MS Outlook/Outlook Express, and exported to HTML, RTF, CSV, and TXT. All data can be password-protected and the database file encrypted using 128-bit Rijndael.

Foxit PDF Reader

Website (http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php)

Foxit PDF Reader is a small, fast PDF viewer with Eastern Asian language support.

MyLife Organized

Website (http://www.mylifeorganized.net)

This personal task outliner will help you to organize your goals, projects and tasks into a tree. The to-do list with actions that require immediate attention will be generated. It has Pocket PC version and can be synced with Outlook and MindManager.

PDFproducer

Website (http://naramcheez.netfirms.com/pdfproducer.html)

PDFproducer is a small utility that converts plain text into PDF documents. It does not require Acrobat to be installed on the system, since it does not uses any component of Acrobat to produce PDF files. You have a choice of 3 page sizes, different orientation as well as up to 3 fonts.

Portable OpenOffice

Website (http://johnhaller.com/jh/useful_stuff/portable_openoffice/)

OpenOffice is a full-featured office suite that is compatible with all major office suites. It comes with Impress for presentations, Draw for diagrams, Calc for spreadsheets and the Writer word processor. Portable OpenOffice is a special build of OpenOffice that is optimized for use on a USB key drive. It has some specially-selected optimizations to make it perform faster and extend the life of your USB key as well as a specialized launcher that will allow you to launch it from the directory of your choice.

Portable Sunbird

Website (http://johnhaller.com/jh/mozilla/portable_sunbird/)

Mozilla Sunbird is a calendar client that supports the creation of scheduled events and the ability to get an overview of events on a particular day, week or month. The calendar can be shared by publishing it to a WebDAV-capable server. Portable Sunbird is a special build of Mozilla Sunbird that is optimized for use on a USB key drive. It has some specially-selected optimizations to make it perform faster and extend the life of your USB key as well as a specialized launcher that will allow most of your favorite extensions to work as you switch computers.

PSPad

Website (http://www.pspad.com/)

PSPad is a great text editor with syntax highlighting, hex editing, HTML tidying, built-in diff etc.

TextMe

Website (http://www15.brinkster.com/pmchapman/oldsite/textme.html)

TextMe is a drag-and-drop notes database. It is handy as a quick note jotting space or to copy text notes over from other documents or websites. TextMe currently only supports plain text notes.

Tomahawk PDF+

Website (http://nativewinds.montana.com/software/tomahawk.html)

Tomahawk is a full-featured word processor for RTF, TXT and other file formats, with built-in PDF export capability.

xint

Website (http://www.xtort.net/xtort/xint.php)

xint (pronounced "zint") is an alternative to Windows notepad, with dozens of useful functions. The focus is on efficiency and performance and thus there are no toolbars, redundant dialogs, or other uneccesary components. Most of the functions are accessible via hotkeys, and extra formatting options are also availible through a convenient floating menu (screenshot) that is activated also via hotkeys or the system menu to wherever your cursor happens to be. Make extracting html content from a textfile, or alternately, saving only the html easy. Turn tab space delimited text files into comma delimited files, or, vice-a-versa. xint does the standard find and replace much quicker then with regular notepad. Another thing that is of great convenience, is "Twofish" encryption. Use "Twofish", a military-strength 160-bit encryption algoritm to securely hide sensitive data.

Internet

FileZilla

Website (http://filezilla.sourceforge.net/)

FileZilla is a fast and reliable FTP and SFTP client. It includes a site manager and supports uploads/downloads queue, keepalive, timeout detection, SOCKS 4/5 and HTTP 1.1 proxy etc.

HydraIRC

Website (http://www.hydrairc.com/)

HydraIRC is an IRC client that supports DCC chat and file transfers, connecting to multiple servers, dockable floating tabbed windows, autohiding windows, DLL plugins, channel monitoring, message logs, event viewer, themes, color schemes, buddy groups, audible and visual notifications , regexp highlighting, favorites and more.

OperaUSB

Website (http://www.opera-usb.com/operausben.htm)

Opera is a fast and secure web browser that features pop-up blocking, tabbed browsing, integrated searches, built-in email and RSS client etc. OperaUSB is a portable package for Opera that does not write to the registry nor leave any data on the guest machine where it is run.

Portable Firefox

Website (http://johnhaller.com/jh/mozilla/portable_firefox/)

Mozilla Firefox is an web browser that includes popup blocking, tabbed browsing, smart search and built-in download manager. Portable Firefox is a special build of Mozilla Firefox that is optimized for use on a USB key drive. It has some specially-selected optimizations to make it perform faster and extend the life of your USB key as well as a specialized launcher that will allow most of your favorite extensions to work as you switch computers.

Portable Gaim

Website (http://gaim.sourceforge.net/win32/index.php#portable)

Gaim is a multi-protocol instant messaging client. It is compatible with AIM and ICQ (Oscar protocol), MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, IRC, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, SILC, GroupWise Messenger, and Zephyr networks. Gaim users can log in to multiple accounts on multiple networks simultaneously. It also supports many native features of the various networks, such as file transfer, away messages, typing notification, and MSN window closing notification.

Portable NVU

Website (http://johnhaller.com/jh/mozilla/portable_nvu/)

Nvu is a web authoring system (like FrontPage or DreamWeaver) that features WYSIWYG editing of web pages, integrated file management via FTP and tabbed editing that makes working on multiple pages a snap. It includes support for forms, tables, and templates. Portable NVU is a special build of NVU that is optimized for use on a USB key drive. It has some specially-selected optimizations to make it perform faster and extend the life of your USB key as well as a specialized launcher that will allow most of your favorite extensions to work as you switch computers.

Portable Thunderbird

Website (http://johnhaller.com/jh/mozilla/portable_thunderbird/)

Mozilla Thunderbird is an email client with SMTP, POP3, IMAP4, NNTP and RSS support. It comes with advanced message filtering, Bayesian spam detector and built-in spell checker, Portable Thunderbird is a special build of Mozilla Thunderbird that is optimized for use on a USB key drive. It has some specially-selected optimizations to make it perform faster and extend the life of your USB key as well as a specialized launcher that will allow most of your favorite extensions to work as you switch computers.

Uniform Server

Website (http://www.uniformserver.com/index.php?us=plugins)

The Uniform Server is a complete web development system on the move. It contains Apache, PHP, MySQL and Perl. There are additional plugins that you can download at the website that will extend the system with FTP server and Java servlet support. It also includes MediaWiki preinstalled and configured.

Utilities

A43

Website (http://www.shawneelink.net/~bgmiller/)

A43 is a file manager with integrated text editor, zip/unzip functions, file search and dual-pane view.

Angry IP Scanner

Website (http://www.angryziber.com/ipscan/)

Angry IP scanner is a very fast IP scanner. It can ping a range of IP addresses to check if they are alive, then optionally resolve hostnames, scan ports, etc. It is useful for network administrators to monitor and manage their networks.

a-squared HiJackFree

Website (http://www.hijackfree.com/en/)

a-squared HiJackFree allows you to view and edit the configured autoruns, list explorer/browser add-ons, look at installed services, view all currently opened ports, and list all running processes. It helps in the detection and removal of all types of spyware, adware, trojans and worms.

BruteBenchmark

Website (http://www.ge*cities.com/andreigaceff/BruteBenchmark.html)

BruteBenchmark checks the performance of your CPU, video card and hard disk. It computes a score for each quickly, and you can use it to compare against other entries in the database.

CurrPorts

Website (http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.html)

CurrPorts displays the list of all currently opened TCP/IP and UDP ports on your local computer. For each port in the list, information about the process that opened the port is also displayed, including the process name, full path of the process, version information of the process (product name, file description, and so on), the time that the process was created, and the user that created it.

DiskView

Website (http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/DiskView.html)

DiskView shows you a graphical map of your disk. It allows you to determine where a file is located or, by clicking on a cluster, see which file occupies it. You can double-click to get more information about a file to which a cluster is allocated.

Explore2fs

Website (http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/explore2fs.htm)

Explore2fs is an explorer-type application for browsing Linux ex2fs filesystems under Windows.

Filemon

Website (http://www.sysinternals.com/utilities/filemon.html)

FileMon monitors and displays file system activity on a system in real-time. Its advanced capabilities make it a powerful tool for exploring the way Windows works, seeing how applications use the files and DLLs, or tracking down problems in system or application file configurations. Filemon's timestamping feature will show you precisely when every open, read, write or delete, happens, and its status column tells you the outcome.

FolderSize

Website (http://www.sulaco.co.za/downloads.htm)

FolderSize scans a selected drive or folder and reports the size of all the subfolders. The result can be viewed in bytes, percentage of total space or as a bar graph

freeCommander

Website (http://www.freecommander.com/index_en.htm)

freeCommander is a dual-pane file manager which is more powerful than Windows Explorer. It has a built-in file viewer to view files in hex, binary, text or image format. It has built-in archive handling ability for ZIP (read, write), CAB (read, write) and RAR (read). It supports calculation of folder size, folder comparison/synchronization, file search and filtering etc.

GenControl

Website (http://www.gensortium.com/products/gencontrol.html)

GenControl is a simple desktop remote control program for Windows 2000 or Windows NT networks. It allows the authorised administrator to remotely control the desktop of another machine over a Windows-based network with any additional software installed on that machine.

hddhealth

Website (http://panterasoft.com/)

HDD Health monitors hard disks from the system tray using Self Monitoring and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T), and alerts you of impending failure.

HDDlife

Website (http://www.hddlife.com/eng/features.html)

HDDlife constantly monitors the health of your hard drives at regular intervals and informs you about the results of these checks. The current version supports only IDE and Serial ATA disks with standard controllers, while external, RAID and SCSI controllers are not supported.

HotKeyz

Website (http://www.skynergy.com/hotkeyz.html)

HotKeyz allows you to define hotkeys for executing other application, It features default hotkeys for minimizing, maximizing, restoring or closing the active window. Launch your default e-mail window to compose a new email. Control your WinAmp 2.x without it being focused. Define memo type text and with a hotkey paste your text into your e-mails, documents etc. You can also paste special characters or the current date and time. Open and close your CD-Rom(s). Power off, shutdown, logoff or reboot your PC with a hotkey press. Start your screen saver, hide or unhide your desktop, taskbar or any desktop with a hotkey.

HoverIP

Website (http://www.hoverdesk.net/freeware.htm)

HoverIP contains an integrated set of network tools, including nslookup, ping, trcaeroute and a port scanner.

LC ISO Creator

Website (http://www.lucersoft.com/freeware.php)

LC ISO Creator creates ISO files from CD/DVD-ROM, which is a great way to backup or archive your CD/DVD-ROM discs.

MultiRes

Website (http://www.entechtaiwan.net/util/multires.shtm)

MultiRes works very much like a 32-bit version of the venerable Microsoft QuickRes 16-bit applet for Windows 95, with administrative scripting facilities and extended capabilities to handle refresh rates and multiple monitors. Supported resolution and refresh rates are accessible from the command-line or from a simple menu that pops up from the system tray. An optional timed confirmation prompt ? enabled by default in the program About box ? ensures that any changes you make can be reversed safely, without fuss.

NetStumbler

Website (http://www.stumbler.net/index.php?cat=4)

NetStumbler allows you to detect Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) using 802.11b, 802.11a and 802.11g. You can use it to verify that your network is set up the way you intended, find locations with poor coverage in your WLAN, detect other networks that might be causing interference with your network etc.

PC Wizard 2005

Website (http://www.cpuid.com/pcw.php)

PC Wziard 2005 is designed for the detection, analysis and benchmarking of hardware. It is able to detect a large scale of system components and supports the latest technologies and standards. This tool is periodically updated (usually once per month) in order to provide most accurate results.

Process Explorer

Website (http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtml)

Process Explorer is an advanced task manager. It is an indispensable tool for both beginners and power users. I use it all the time to kill tasks that refuse to be killed, or find what which processes are still holding on to a particular file or DLL so it refuses to be deleted.

PuTTY

Website (http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/)

PuTTY is a free SSH, Telnet and Rlogin client for 32-bit Windows systems. It supports the SSH2 protocol.

RegMon

Website (http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/source/regmon.shtml)

Regmon is a registry monitoring utility that will show you which applications are accessing your registry, which keys they are accessing, and the registry data that they are reading and writing - all in real-time. This advanced utility takes you one step beyond what static registry tools can do, to let you see and understand exactly how programs use the registry.

Restoration

Website (http://www.geocities.jp/br_kato/)

Restoration helps undelete files that were deleted accidentally by mistake. It even work with removable media such as CF or SF cards. You can scan for all files that could be recovered, or filter the results by entering a search term or extension. This program also has a secure wipe feature that makes it impossible to restore deleted files.

SilentNight Micro CD Burner

Website (http://www.silentnight2004.com/Download.html)

SilentNight Micro CD Burner is a tiny CD burner that lets you select the folder you want to burn to CD, with optional wildcard-based filtering. It supports long file names (Joliet filesystem) multi-session CDs, audio CDs from MP3/WAV files, Burn Proof/Just Link support etc.

SIW

Website (http://www3.sympatico.ca/gtopala/about_siw.html)

SIW is single-EXE wonder gathers detailed information about your system, such as motherboard, BIOS, CPU, devices, memory, video, drivers, ports, printers etc. It is also a real-time monitor for CPU, memory, pagefile usage, network connections, network traffic etc.

SpaceMonger

Website (http://www.werkema.com/software/spacemonger.html)

SpaceMonger is a tool for keeping track of the free space on your computer. Each file or folder on a given drive is displayed in a box in the main window whose size is a relative comparison to all the other files in your system.

ssmanager

Website (http://www.lonewolf.gr/software/)

Screensaver Manager provides various options for activating/deactivating the screensaver. For example, the screensaver could be activated when the mouse cursor is placed at the upper left corner of the screen. It could also be activated by hitting a hotkey. In addition, the screensaver could be disabled when there is a high CPU load to prevent CPU cycles from being used up by the screensave.

TCPView

Website (http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/source/tcpview.shtml)

TCPView gives a detailed listing of all TCP and UDP endpoints on your system, including the local and remote addresses and state of TCP connections. On Windows NT, 2000 and XP TCPView also reports the name of the process that owns the endpoint. TCPView provides a more informative and conveniently presented subset of the Netstat program that ships with Windows.

UnicEdit

Website (http://heiner-eichmann.de/software/unicedit/unicedit.htm)

UnicEdit is a Notepad-replacement with fantastic Unicode support. It converts between UTF-8, UTF-16, UCS-2, UCS-4, as well as ANSI or multibyte with various code pages. In addition, it shows you the full Unicode name of each character in the status line. No other tool I have come across offers you the same level of flexibility for performing code conversion!

VirtualDrives

Website (http://www.appcontrols.com/software/virtualdrives.html)

Virtual Drives Manager is a tool for defining virtual drives in your filesystem. Virtual drives are symbolic links that points to existing directories on your filesystem. This is essentially a graphical version of subst.exe.

VNC Viewer

Website (http://www.realvnc.com/cgi-bin/download.cgi)

VNC Viewer enables you to remote control any machine running VNC Server.

WHD

Website (http://www.smalleranimals.com/index_free.htm)

WHD allows you to view and edit the contents of any file in hex or decimal.

Wild Replace

Website (http://www.cylog.org/utils_6.asp)

WildReplace is a search and replace tool that lets you search for files on your disks and presents the results in a folder tree. You can search for files with special attributes (Read-Only, System, Archive, etc.), or files that contain a matching phrase (works with both Text and Binary files). WildReplace can also replace text on files, create backups of modified files, delete files that match your search criteria or move all matching files to a new location while preserving the same folder structure.

XVI32

Website (http://www.chmaas.handshake.de/delphi/free...32.htm#download)

XVI32 is a hex editor with large file capability, built-in scripting, data inspector, fast search-and-replace function and many other features specific to manipulating files in hex mode.

Multimedia

FastStone Image Viewer

Website (http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm)

FastStone Image Viewer is an image browser, viewer, editor and converter that supports resizing, renaming, cropping, color adjustments, watermarks, EXIF support, lossless JPEG transitions, drop shadow effects, image frames, scanner support, histogram and more. It also includes a built-in slideshow with 60+ transitional effects. It supports all major graphic formats including BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO and TGA.

FSResizer

Website (http://www.faststone.org/FSResizerDetail.htm)

FastStone Photo Resizer is a batch image converter/resizer that enables users to convert, rename, resize, crop, rotate, change color depth, add text and watermarks to many images at one go.

Fusion Media Player

Website (http://www.fusionmedia.org/index.php)

Fusion is a small media player that plays DVD, DIVX, XVID, MPEG, WMV, MP3, WMA, WAV or MID, with skin and visualization plugin support. It also supports recording of streaming content directly to the harddisk.

GSpot

Website (http://www.headbands.com/gspot/screenshots.html)

Simply drag-and-drop any AVI file to the GSpot window, and GSpot will determine which audio and video codecs are required to play the file, as well as whether these codecs are installed on your system.

IrfanView

Website (http://www.irfanview.com/)

IrfanView is a image viewer with support for a large number of image, audio and video formats, including animated GIF, multi-page TIFF and multiple ICO files. It also supports creation of panaroma images, editing of multi-page TIFF files, as well as lossless JPEG rotation.

Media Player Classic

Website (http://sourceforge.net/projects/guliverkli/)

Media Player Classic looks like Windows Media Player V6.x, but it is not a me-too application. Beneath its classic look lies an extremely powerful media player. You can configure keyboard commands, configure/reorder/disable codecs/filters etc. And it is one of those rare media players that provides native support for Unicode, so you will be able to load music or video files with Japanese, Chinese or Korean filenames easily, and view them in the playlist.

mp4UI

Website (http://mp4ui.sourceforge.net/)

mp4UI is a utility for viewing and creating MP4 files. MP4 files are ISO compliant MPEG-4 streams with AAC audio. You are able to edit file/track properties and metadata, as well as import/export individual audio/video tracks.

Pixia

Website (http://park18.wakwak.com/~pixia/)

Pixia is a powerful graphics editor with a unique user interface. When learning Pixia, it's easier to discard everything you know about Photoshop or Paintshop, and start from scratch with the tutorials and help files.

SharpControl

Website (http://www.retsok.nl/pages/downloads.php)

SharpControl sharpens images using an algorithm that is different from most mainstream graphics applications. It reads and writes JPEG and uncompressed TIFF files. It also allows batch processing of images.

SilentNight MP3

Website (http://www.silentnight2004.com/Download.html)

SilentNight MP3/CD Player is a multimedia player that supports playback of the following filetypes: .mp3, .ogg, .wav, .wma, .mo3, .xm, .mod, .s3m, .it, .mtm, .mp2, .mp1, audio CD, and Internet radio streams. There is also a CD-ripper that ripps files directly to MP3 format, convertions between MP3-WAV, WAV-MP3. You can also edit MP3 tags with the built-in tag editor, and record Internet radio streams, or from any other input line supported by your soundcard. The player has an equalizer, and you can also regulate pitch, samplerate, tempo, flanger, echo, rotate, and adjust CD-ROM speed.

STOIK Capturer

Website (http://www.stoik.com/)

Stoik Capturer captures video from your DV camcorder directly to AVI or WMV. It is able to split capture file automatically by size. You can also output DV AVI to your DV camcorder with the help of this program.

VirtualDub

Website (http://virtualdub.org/)

VirtualDub is a video capture/processing utility. It lacks the editing power of a general-purpose editor such as Adobe Premiere, but is great for video capture and transcoding via third-party video codecs. It can also read MPEG-1 video files.

VLC

Website (http://www.videolan.org)

VLC (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

WinDV

Website (http://windv.mourek.cz/)

WinDV is a small utility for capturing videos from DV device (camcorder) into AVI-files and for recording AVI-files into DV device via FireWire (IEEE 1394) interface. Capturing is very reliable thanks to use of large buffer queue. Timestamps recorded on DV tape by camcorder can be used to automatically split captured video into multiple files. During transmitting to DV, several AVI-files can be joined together to form final video recording.

winLAME

Website (http://winlame.sourceforge.net/download.php)

winLAME is an encoder for WAV, MP3 and OGG. It lets you set up the encoding process with an easy-to-use wizard-style user interface, with support for batch processing of multiple audio files.

XnView

Website (http://www.xnview.com/)

XnView is an image viewer and converter that supports more than 400 graphics format. It has tons of options you can tweak. My favorite is to enable caching so that thumbnails are cached in a temp folder of my choice (unlike some image viewers that insist on writing the cache file to every image folder that you access).

Security

CyberShredder

Website (http://www.cylog.org/utils_9.asp)

CyberShredder erases confidential files from your computer permanently. Normal file deletion will remove a file's directory entry and allocation table information. The actual disk clusters that contained the file's data remains intact on your hard disk and can be recovered later. CyberShredder overwrites the space occupied from a file with random data and erases the file, so an unerase utility will never be able to recover it. It has three different methods of deleting files including the NSA approved seven-pass file deletion method.

eXpress CheckSum Calculator

Website (http://www.irnis.net/free.shtml)

eXpress CheckSum Calculator is great for verifying the integrity of files downloaded from the Internet. Similar utilities install new shell menus and/or tabs, which I dislike, because experience have shown that badly written shell utilities will make Windows Explorer less stable. Why sacrifice system stability when you can use small, simple utilities like these instead?

KeePass

Website (http://keepass.sourceforge.net/)

KeePass is a password manager that helps you manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key-disk. So you only have to remember one single master password to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES and Twofish).

Omziff

Website (http://www.xtort.net/xtort/omziff.php)

Omziff is an encryption utility that uses various cryptographic algorithms to encrypt and decrypt textual files. These algorithms include: Blowfish, Cast128, Gost, IDEA, Misty1, Rijndael, and Twofish. It also generates random passwords, splits files, and offers simple file shredding.

privyCrypt

Website (http://www.csse.uwa.edu.au/~vlchung/code/privyCrypt/)

privyCrypt is a small program that is designed for encrypting email before transmission across networks. It relies on a shared private key for encryption/decryption.

Rootkit Revealer

Website (http://www.sysinternals.com/utilities/rootkitrevealer.html)

RootkitRevealer is a rootkit detection utility. It detects registry and filesystem API discrepancies that may indicate the presence of a user-mode or kernel-mode rootkit.

TrueCrypt

Website (http://truecrypt.sourceforge.net/)

TrueCrypt creates virtual encrypted disks within a file and mount it as a real disk. It can also encrypt an entire hard disk partition or a device, such as USB memory stick, floppy disk, etc. It supports a full range of encryption algorithms, including AES-256, Blowfish (448-bit key), CAST5, Serpent (256-bit key), Triple DES, and Twofish (256-bit key).

Games

Babble Deluxe

Website (http://www.ge*cities.com/simonbates666/)

Babble Deluxe is a puzzle game. The game board contains 25 random letters arranged in a 5 x 5 grid. The goal of the game is to find as many words as possible within the time limit. You can play alone for the highest score or play against one of the computer players.

Bricks

Website (http://www.doob.de/Bricks2000)

Bricks2000 is a tetris clone. Throughout the game, various types of "bricks" fall from the top to the bottom of the playing area. When the bricks form a solid row of blocks across the playing area, that row vanishes.

Defendguin

Website (http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/defendguin/)

Defendguin is a clone of the arcade game "Defender", but with a Linux theme. Your mission is to defend little penguinoids from being captured and mutated.

FSPacman

Website (http://www.faststone.org/PacmanDetail.htm)

FastStone Pacman is a PacMan-clone. It features a 3D look-and-feel, funny sound effects (screaming, laughing, burping, sighing and applauding) and customizable background MIDI music and much more. Evil viruses are chasing and cooperating to corner you. You are trying to clear the red beans on the maze and keeping away from those viruses. You are running for the gold beans to gain the power to destroy the viruses or you are using the bullets to fight back. Finally you break through their encirclement, clear up all the beans in the maze and win the game. Smart viruses are going to make your mission full of adventures.

Gem Drop X

Website (http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/gemdropx/)

Gem Drop X is a fast-paced puzzle game where it's your job to clear the screen of gems before they squash you. You're at the bottom, they're at the top, and they keep coming! You grab gems (up to 10) of the same color and use them to knock more gems off the screen. Match 3 or more of the same color in a column and they explode. Any adjacent gems of the same color also explode, causing a chain reaction that might cover the entire screen. The more gems that disappear with one shot, the higher the score you get.

Mega Mario

Website (http://sourceforge.net/projects/mmario/)

Mega Mario is a Super Mario Bros clone. It features everything in the original game, but now comes with better graphics, higher resolution, smoother movement and new levels.

vectoroids

Website (http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/vectoroids/)

Vectoroids is a clone of the classic arcade game "Asteroids" by Atari. Your objective is to maneuver a space ship within a field of asteroids, and shoot them into smaller and smaller pieces, eventually destroying them completely.

XO

Website (http://www.steffengerlach.de/freeware/index.html)

XO is a computer rendition of the classic board game "Renju". Pit your skills against a computer opponent by being the first to put 5 pieces in a horizontal, vertical or diagonal row.

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Nxqd3051990

one of the most compelte post I have ever seen

seconded.

Nxqd3051990 you should create a portable app tutorial or something i reckon it'll be awesome.

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something like a portable version of winzip/winrar maybe?

Doh. I forgot WinRAR. Apparently if you install it on your computer you can then drag a copy of your WinRAR folder to your USB drive and it'll run as a portable app just fine.

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I elect Nxqd3051990 for creation of a tutorial for this type of thing :yes: and then we can add it to the thread in my sig! (see how that works? :p)

First, let me just say that I am glad Nxqd3051990 posted this because it is great ... BUT, the original writers/creators might like the credit .... TheInfoBox. You can download the file from there as opposed to Rapidshare. Also all the information contained in Nxqd3051990's post is on the website and the readme included in the download.

So before you "elect" him to write a tutorial, you may want to get the permission of the original owners.

Again, I am not bashing Nxqd3051990 for the post ... but credit for the work is due to the place where it was gotten.

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Nice list Nxqd3051990, lots of good programs :)

Does anyone know of any polished (as in good quality games) games which can be portable?..I know there are a few listed any more..

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Portable Apps Collection

1. 512MB USB Flash drive (You can delete files to make it fit on a smaller drive)

2. Windows (All of these program need Windows)

3. WinXP Service Pack 2 (For the Autorun feature to work)

4. Admin Rights (For TrueCrypt functionality)

5. If you already have TrueCrypt installed on your system, it must be version 4.1.

Initial Setup

Warning: Backup your current USB drive!

1. Delete everything from your current USB drive.

2. Extract USBApps.zip to your USB drive.

3. Explore your USB drive.

4. Setup an encrypted partition to secure sensitive files.

1. Double click on TrueCrypt.

2. Click "Create Volume" button to start TrueCrypt Volume Creation Wizard.

3. Click "Next" at the first screen (this will create a standard TrueCrypt volume).

4. In Volume Location, type "X:\files.tc" Where X: is the volume letter for your thumbdrive and then click Next. (i.e. If your thumbdrive is mounted as the G: drive, type G:\files.tc)

5. Select your Encryption Options and then click Next. (If you don't know what to do, just accept the defaults)

6. Input a Volume Size. This has to be smaller than the remaing free space on your thumbdrive.

7. Select a Volume Password. (Make sure it is a STRONG password that you won't forget)

8. On the Volume Format screen, leave the defaults and select Format.

9. When it is done, it will tell you. Just click OK and then Exit.

5. Create a folder on your C: drive called USBBackup (if you want to use the backup feature).

Usage

If you have Windows XP Service Pack 2, when you insert your drive into a USB port, it will prompt you for a password. This password is the one you specified when you created the TrueCrypt volume during the initial setup. If you enter the password correctly, it will mount your encrypted volume as the Q: drive. (Make sure you dismount the volume before you unplug your drive)

To access the advanced features of this flash drive setup, right click on the drive in the the My Computer window.

o TrueCrypt Mount - This will attempt to mount the encrypted volume you created as the Q: drive. This is included in case Autorun is turned off or you don't have WinXP SP2.

o TrueCrypt Backup - This will backup your Q: drive (if you have it mounted) to C:\USBBackup.

o TrueCrypt Dismount All - This will dismount any and all encrypted volumes.

o TrueCrypt Start - If you want to manually mount or dismount encrypted volumes.

o PStart - Launches PStart (see below)

o Explore - If you want to browse the contents of your flash drive.

Extra Security

If you want to be a little more cautios, you can run some of the apps from the encrypted partition you created. This will allow you to store favorites and profile settings in the encrypted files.tc you created above. To do this follow these steps:

1. Make sure your files.tc has been mounted to the Q: drive. If it isn't, right click on your flash drive in Explorer and select TrueCrypt Mount and mount the partition.

2. Make sure PStart is not running.

3. Move the folder called PortableApps from the root of your flash drive to the Q: drive.

4. Rename PStart.xml to PStartBackup.xml.

5. Rename PStartSecure.xml to PStart.xml.

6. Now when you want to launch the portable versions of Firefox, Gaim, Opera, OpenOffice, FileZilla, Thunderbird, Sunbird, AbiWord or NVU, you must have your encrypted Q: drive mounted.

row.

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You can Give this @_@ , let's enjoy ;)

Damn download quota! This is an awesome list, is there any possibility that anyone could host this on something that isnt rapidshare?

Thanks!

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