Business Tools – PortableApps

There are many uses for portable applications. Security, portability, and keeping all your settings in one place are all advantages of portable applications. However, using these applications can be a little difficult.

My solution for this is the PortableApps suite. You can choose the extent of the applications to install on your USB drive, including OpenOffice for documents and spreadsheets, GAIM for instant messaging and Thunderbird for email.

You’ll note that the PortableApps launcher acts very similar to the U3 launcher I recommended against earlier. The major differences are that the PortableApps launcher is open source, does not require administrator privledges on your computer and can work with a wide variety of open and closed source applications.

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