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What's on your portable?

Microchipcowboy - December 11, 2005 - 4:24pm

Due to the immense popularity of this thread, it is continued on What's on your portable? #2

On a 512MB USB drive I have...
7-Zip - File Compression
Emptemp2 - Temp Files Cleaner
Tweakui - Windows Settings Tweaker
100Zipper - File Compression
dscrypt - File encryption
dsdel - secure deletion
eprompter - email notifier
Foxit Reader - PDF reader
Fusion - Media player
gimp-2.2 - graphics editor
Irfanview - image viewer/browser
IEPrivacyKeeper - Internet Tracks cleaner
Kpad - Word Processor
Portable Firefox - Web Browser
Portable Open Office - Office Suite
Qjot - Word Processor
Spread32- Spreadsheet - 1.18 the last free version
Infozip - File Compression
xmplay - mp3 player


( categories: )

512 mb drive

winrar -compression
pfirefox -browser
pgaim -messenger
foxitreader -pdf
openoffice -office
wackget -downloader
filezilla -downloader
erase -deletion
DSL -50 mb linux distro
mac-on-stick -mac os on drive (still trying to get this to work)
and standard encyption software that came with it

looking for some more so plz people post suggestions

by the way i see you got a lot of file compressors there, what is better winrar(which i use now) 7-zip or 100zip or infozip? do those others allow password protection?

2GB driver

Oh well I have lots of programs on it...
I even have java installed on it...

Java based:
JRE 1.5
Freemind
RSSOwl
HSQLDB
Eclipse
DataStudio
LDSP Browser

Non Java:
FoxitReader
Dev C++
JVCS (programs and data)
DBDesigner4
SQLYog
TrueCript (a must)
Photophiltre
JPegger
cPicture
Videolan
Purrint !!
Gimp-2
FreeCommander (another must)
Win32Pad
Cygnus (hex editor)
CSVEd
FileSync
7-zip
SyncBack
Skype
Teamspeak (client)
DeepBurner
OpenOffice
EssentialPim
NeoMem (interesting program)
Firefox
Miranda32
Scribe
FileZilla
XNews
FreeDownloader
KFWSMon (web server, great)

and many many many other little utilities...

128 MB

Until I get my new 2GB one for Christmas...

PStart
Portable Firefox
Portable Gaim
Portable FileZilla
Miranda32 (redundant I know)
CMD.exe
Ewido Micro (Spyware Scanner)
AngryIP Scanner
utorrent
TightVNC
Putty
Remote Desktop Settings Files
Remote Desktop MRU Remover (so i dont leave connection info behind)
Pinball
Solitare
Mines

Not A Long list but i need room for documents.

1GB

PStart
P Firefox
Google Talk
Portable GAIM
Delphi 7
P OpenOffice
P GIMP
Recolored
VNC viewer
VLC
some random CD/DVD recording software
Antivir
some random hex editor
P NVU
Reshacker
A windows startup manager
TrayIt!
Partition Magic
KeyTweak
Reactos explorer
RefreshForce
Adventure Game Studio
UnFREEz

1GB

PStart
P Firefox
Opera USB
P OpenOffice
P FileZilla
P Gaim
Foxit PDF Reader
Notepad++ text/html editor
Media Player Classic
Essential PIM organiser
P Thunderbird
IrfanView
HJZip

1GB

PStart
Portable Suite

where do I find more??

Try Hidden Menu, I use it

Try Hidden Menu, I use it all the time, it is just a little slow on start, but it is the first program I launch....

http://home.i-cable.com/lokinwai/

My list

On a 128MB USB drive I have:
ASuite (launcher)
Portable Firefox
UTorrent
Foxit Reader
7Zip
WackGet

hundred of portable

hundred of portable applications:
http://standalone.atspace.org/index.html

and go to portablefreeware.com

i have noticed you have

i have noticed you have posted this a lot. a great site and thanks a lot for posting it but please only post one link to it per forum topic, you double posted it here. i am not trying to be mean or ungratefull for anything, i love the site and am glad you have shared it with me. but posting it more than once on one page is unnessesary right?

Assuming you`re refering to the link

I think its his sig
----
R McCue

"If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate."

Delphi

I will like to have some suggestion about installing delphi 7 on the key... it was easy ?

Delphi

This was too long to post here, i'll upload a txt file

edit-- here:
http://www.hingedshinobi.co.uk/axek/other/delphi.txt

I know it's a very 'dirty' install of it, but it runs perfectly Smiling
If someone could tell me maybe how to remove registry entries with the command prompt (so i could make a bat) i'd be apprechiated

Java?

How the hell did you get Java working on your stick? I so far thought it`s impossible to make Java work on a portable device. If it`s true, that`d be true magic. Impatiently waiting for a How-To. Thanks

FreeMind - portable

Thank you for your post. I am new to portable apps and as a teacher am just beginning to discover its potential in my work. I often use several machines and thus a USB with settings on is a godsend. So far it's just NVU and OpenOffice.

I noticed you have FreeMind on yours - but when i tried to install it it didn't claim to be USB portable. Assuming you have no problems i'd be grateful if you could explain why.

I'm just building a website and using eMindMaps. I would like to try FreeMind but am unsure about its portability.

thanks

Portable Skype

where did you find portable Skype - i've looked for it everywhere.

thanks

Portable Skype

Thanks. i searched on google

Thanks. i searched on google to no avail. Perhaps i didn't try this search as it wasn't one of portableapps.com

H jimjams, would you be so

H jimjams,

would you be so kind to tell us where you found a portable Version of "free commander", "True Crypt" and "FreeDownloadManager (FDM) ? Can you tell more about FileSync and SyncBack? Where have you found portable Versions?

Greetings,
BlackVoltage

***
just deleted U3 ... now Using PortableAppsMenu and Various Portable-Tools Smiling

***
just deleted U3 ... now Using PortableAppsMenu and Various Portable-Tools Smiling

File Compressors

7-Zip has the best compression, when you compress files into the 7z format I use 100zip for generic zipping and unzipping and use infozip when I can't use a GUI. As far as password protection non of those have it built in. I generally compress the file then encrypt it using dscrypt.

Better than infozip

Hi Microchipcowboy,

there are much better (=produce smaller zips) cmd-zipper than info-zip:

the best I found are kzip by Ken Silverman and 7-zip (7za.exe) by Igor Pavlov.

Using zipmix by Ken Silverman and archives made with these options:

kzip.exe /r archive1 directory
7za.exe a -r -tzip -mx=9 -mm=deflate -mfb=258 -mpass=10 archive2 directory
zipmix.exe archive1 archive2 archive

you could get even some smaller ZIPs.

Cya Ryushi

My drive

I took the Portable Apps Suite from this site and added a bunch of apps from PortableFreeware.com. The whole collection takes up about 500MB of my 1 Gig drive. For details, or to download it, go to http://www.theinfobox.com/index.php/Portable_USB_Apps

I made the entire collection available as a download via BitTorrent and it also available as a direct download courtesy of Ryan Duff.

1GB Sandisk Cruizer Mini

PStart - Launcher
Portable Apps Suite
Data Studio - SQL query tool
Foxit - PDF Reader
FreeMind - Mind Mapping
Password Safe - Password Database
Process Explorer - Task Manager replacement
Putty - Telnet/ssh client
RSSOwl - News reader
Sage - Dictionary
Skype - Telephone
UltraEdit - Text Editor
XEarth - World Globe as desktop image
7Zip - Compression

Half full and still looking !

512MB GeekSquad U3

U3 Programs:

Portable Firefox (John's)
Signupshield Passwords
AI Roboform
U3 Antivirus(Not sure if I'm keeping this one)

Portable Apps:

Portable Thunderbird Beta 1.5
Miranda
CyberShredder
TrueCrypt
Spread32
Portable FileZilla
Miniup
Fastone Screencapture
Fastone Imageviewer
MoneyManager
dsdel
PDFproducer
dscrypt
ExtractNow

Total = 187mb , Includes U3 file system and various personal docs.
Though size seems to vary especially because of PTB.

Life is about the journey not the destination!

The Kazoo Spartan

J44xm's List of Most-Used

J44xm's List of Most-Used Portable Applications

Internet
Browser: Portable Firefox
E-mail: Pegasus Mail, Portable Thunderbird (testing)
Usenet: Xnews (with QuickPar*)
FTP: FileZilla
IM: Portable Gaim, Trillian*
Download Manager: NetTransport

Documents
Text Editors: SciTE, Notepad++
Rich-Text Editors: WordTabs*, Atlantis Nova*, Keynote (tree-based)
PDF Readers: Foxit PDF Reader*
Archivers: WinRAR*, 7-Zip*

Multimedia
Audio: foobar2000, 1by1, XMPlay*
Video: Media Player Classic*, BSPlayer, VLC

Utilities/Accessories
Program Launcher: Traybar, DM2
File Recovery: Drive Rescue*, Restoration
Miscellaneous: The Rename Program, Regmon*, Filemon*, CurrPorts*, CurrProcess*, Safarp, Dup Detector*, ZSNES* (emulator)

[*] These applications are not portable, but I've made them emulate portability:
http://deivizu.notlong.com/blog/2005/12/making-applications-portable-upd...

-- by J44xm (http://j44xm.notlong.com)

Many of your not portable

Many of your not portable application you list here are reputed to be portable. For example, why do you say that Foxit PDF Reader is not portable ?

hundred of portable applications:
http://standalone.atspace.org/index.html

Depends upon what "portable" means

Sorry for the delay. I don't count an application as portable if it writes to the Registry and leaves behind Registry entries once it's closed. Foxit, for example, writes configuration data at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader. So while it would surely work portably, in the common sense of the word, it leaves remnants of itself behind and, apparently, one would be unable to keep one's settings across computers without a workaround such as mine.

-- J44xm (http://j44xm.notlong.com)

registry stuff

Is it conceivable that most any program could get modded in this way so it could work portably? If so, how do you know what registry keys are being used?

link broken

the link to jdavis' blog is broken
----
R McCue

"If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate."

New URL

Yeah, just use the URL below.

-- J44xm (http://j44xm.notlong.com)

My USB app list (256 MB)

Firefox - web browser
OpenOffice - office suite
Trillian - IM client
AbiWord - word processor
WordWeb - offline dictionary
WinAmp - media player
Media Player Classic - media player
dczip.jar - freeware java-based zip utility (from David Campaign)

My Apps

ZSNES - Super Nintendo emulator
zbattle.net - Netplay frontend for ZSNES
Portable Apps Suite Light
Winamp
DeepBurner
µTorrent
Various packages for Damn Small Linux

2.5 Gig USB Drive

Here's my list.... Enjoy the read.

Internet:

  • Portable Firefox
  • Miranda
  • Portable Thunderbird
  • Portable Firefox
  • Quick 'n Easy FTP Server
  • uTorrent
  • DropUpLoad
  • Skype

Media:

  • Media Tagger
  • CDex CD-Ripper
  • winLAME
  • Winamp Classic
  • VLC
  • FastStone Photo Resizer
  • FastStone Photo Viewer
  • VirtualDUB
  • Pocket DivX Encoder

Programming:

  • SharpDevelop
  • Dev-C++
  • Portable NVU
  • Putty
  • WinSCP (not portable, but works)
  • SmartCVS (not portable, but works)
  • SmartSVN (not portable, but works)
  • FxCop (not portable, but works)
  • NDoc

Documents:

  • SciTE
  • Foxit PDF Reader
  • VeryPDF PDF Editor
  • Portable AbiWord
  • Tomahawk PDF Creation
  • PSPad

System Tools:

  • Express Burn
  • Process Explorer
  • WinRAR (not portable, but works)
  • TreeSize
  • MyUninstaller
  • DOSBox
  • ClamWin AntiVirus

Where to begin.. On my 1GB

Where to begin.. On my 1GB drive I have:

PStart (Simple starter program)
DiggTray (Digg tray icon)
wizmo (Emergency shutdown tool)
Easy Thumbnails (Simple image size/compression manipulator)
EasyMessage (Multi IM Client)
EndItAll (Forcibly kill/close processes)
GoogleTalk
Hotmail Popper
JDiskReport
Foxit PDF Reader
Portable Firefox
Portable Gaim
Portable NVU
Portable OpenOffice
Portable Thunderbird
Spybot Search & Destroy
VLC
Windirstat
Rename (Complex file renaming tool)
Real VNC Viewer
Civilization II
MAME
Dark Tower
Asteroids (Java)
AIM Virus Removal Tool
HijackThis
Process Explorer (Sysinternals)
Rootkit Revealer (Sysinternals)
TCPView (Sysinternals)
Trendmicro Sysclean
Blacklight
CWShredder
Multires (Forces changes in screen resolution)
Produkey
XP-AntiSpy

The above all run off of the drive. I also keep (relatively) up-to-date virus definition files, Symantec Removal Tools, installation files for non-portable apps that I might need to run on a given client machine, and of course, a backup extensionless Portable Firefox for fast loading on problem computers.

Beat that. Smiling

- me -

512 MB

PStart

Internet
- Portable FileZilla
- Portable Firefox
- Portable Gaim
- Portable NVU
- Portable Thunderbird
- uTorrent

Multimedia
- Fusion Media Player
- GIMP 2.2
- XMPlayer

Office
- Foxit Reader
- Notepad++
- Portable OpenOffice
- Portable Sunbird

System Tools
- MaxRAMFree
- Restoration
- TweakUI

-- Jeffrey Harlan
==================
Jeffrey's World - http://www.jeffreysworld.net
FedNet - http://www.fednet-ufp.net

Sandisk 1 Gig micro skin

Here is a list of my ever-changing drive. The programs with ‘*’ are not entirely portable, most of the time they just require the database to be located.

PStart
Portable Firefox
Portable Filezilla
Great News
*Evernote - manually specify database to open
Remote Desktop profile for work – not a program but handy

****Categorized****
**Utilities**
Extractnow
RockXP3 – Finds Microsoft Keys
FolderSize
A2hijackfree
TweakUI
Safe XP
Convert – unit conversion tool
Restoration - undeleter

**Multimedia**
FastStone Image Viewer
*Mediaman – media catalog – manually specify database to open
IrfanView – image viewer and media player

**Security**
Pass Finder
KeePass
Cports
Free History Eraser
Angry IP

What's on my USB....

On a 128MB USB Drive - Takes about 50MB - I am Still Adding things. Smiling

-----No Admin Rights RequiredTo Run-----

- yBook - Ebook Reader/Creater
- USBGuard - File/Folder Encryption
- FoxitPDFReader - PDF Reader
- QuickBatch - Create EXE files from BAT files
- RAR - WinRAR Command Line Tool
- FBZip - Zip COmpression
- JDirPrinter - Directory Printer
- CyberShred - File/Folder Permanent Deletion
- UPX - EXE/DLL/ICO Compression
- Portable FileZilla
- HTTrack - Download Websites to local drive
- U-Torrent - Torrent Downloader
- VLC Player - Media Player with many codecs already installed
- NetStumbler - Wireless Connection Scanner
- HoverIP - IP Scanner, Includes NSLookup Info/Router Table Info/Ping/Traceroute
- AdvanceLanScan - Network Scanning System
- Putty - Telnet/SSH tool
- AdvancedIPScan - Ip Scanning Tool
- AngryIP Scanner - IpScan Tool
- CurrPorts - Network Port Scanner
- IPNetInfo - Information on IP Address and Webaddresses, Checks Whois and pulls info
- RockXP - Find Product Keys to Microsoft Products
- DependencyWalker - Check Dependencies to EXE Files
- Autoruns - Lists all autoruns in Registry/Startup Folder
- IDisk - Graphic Folder Size Listing
- DeskScan - Print Screen Tools, Whole Screen or Selection
- TweakUI
- Windows_Enabler - Enables Greyed out Parts of Programs
- HDDInformer - Hard Drive Information Tool
- Folder-2-ISO - Create ISO files from Folders
- CDMage - ISO File Explorer
- CD-2-ISO - Create ISO Files From CDs
- Converting Program - Mesauremnt Conversion Program, hundreds of conversion in many areas, Mass/Aeronautics/Etc.
- StartBtnRename - Start button Renamer
- IconExtractor - Extracts Icons from any file
- XPIconRename - Rename Desktop Icons
- Password Safe - Encrypted Database Program for Passwords
- PassGen - Password Generator

----Admin Rights Required to Run----

- EasyCDDA Creator - Audio Ripper/Converter and cd creator
- DeepBurner - CD/DVD/ISO Burner
- SIW - System Information Tool
- CPU-Z - CPU Information Tool
- Regmon - Registry Monitor
- Filemon - File Monitor
- TDIMon - Network Monitor
- Restoration - File Rcovery tool

******PStart - USB Menu - I Use Registry Entries to create an Autoplay Handlers to autostart this program on USB Plugin. Works on every XP PCI Tested.******

Folders with hundreds of registry tweaks and VBS Scripts for XP and IE.

Deuce
Portable Software: Just the beginning.

NetStumbler

Is your netstumbler truly portable? If so, how did you get it this way? It seems like there is not an easy way to make this program portable, but it would be extremely cool if it was.

Unfortunately no....

...it is not truly portable. It stores its settings in the registry, however there are only seven settings it stores, so I used a batch file to add them to the registry and then remove them from the registry on closing the program. No mess left behind, and it allows me to use it when I need it.

Deuce
"Portable Software: Just the beginning..."

Deuce
Portable Software: Just the beginning.

PStart - USB Menu - I Use

PStart - USB Menu - I Use Registry Entries to create an Autoplay Handlers to autostart this program on USB Plugin. Works on every XP PCI Tested

can you explain this a little bit more please? Thank you in advance.

2nd Post New 1GB Drive

This New Drive is a 1GB U3 device

U3 Apps
-FireFox
-Anti-Virus By McAfee
-Trillian
-Winamp
-WinRar
-Pass2Go

Non-U3
-PortableFirefox
-PortableOpenoffice
-MirandaIM
-PStart
-PortableSunbird
-PortableFilezilla
-Cain&Abel (Network Info Suite)
-Ewido Micro
-PortScanner-IPScanner
-Putty
-TightVNC
-Mines
-Solitare

256MB

I don't have much, waiting for more portable apps to be released:

PortableAbiWord
Spread32 (small spreadsheet)
PortableFirefox
CoolPlayer
PortableGaim
Foxit PDF Reader
KPad (a little word processor)
Ted Notepad (a full-featured text editor)
and a little Documents folder (if that counts)

256

Miniaim
Off By One Browser
Mac On A Stick
Portable Firefox
7-zip
a43
Deep Burner
LS ISO Creator
XnView-win-small
NetStumbler
NVU
Winamp
Cports
PSI

256 PenDrive

PStart
Firefox
Thunderbird
Gaim
µTorrent
WinHTTrack
Filezilla
Zsnesw
Paint.NET
Foxit Reader
AbiWord
Silent Night CD Burner
WinRAR
Open Canvas 4
XnView
Nvu
Winamp

^_______^

retooled 256MB

I now have these:

PortableAbiWord (will be replaced with PortableQJot if it is released)
PortableFirefox
miniaim
Kpad
Foxit PDF Reader
Spread32
CoolPlayer

anything you could ever need at under 40MB!

-Justin

Sandisk mini cruzer 256mb

Portable Firefox
Portable T-bird
Portable Gaim
Gimp (waiting on Johns version *hint*hint*)
iFtp
foxit
irFanview
Keepass
Media player classic
miniaim
portable abiword
dscrypt
Pstart
My document folder
Text file with contact info in case It's lost.

but wait

doesn't having all those apps cause your USB drive to have fewer read/write cycles? that would be a bad thing, right? i just got a 1GB USB drive and i'm not putting anything one until i'm sure it won't cause it to die within the next 5 months...

You should be ok with many...

Newer drives are pretty good about balancing writes across the whole drive. Reads aren't a big deal. What matters are writes.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

what?

i have never heard of that. putting files on it shouldnt mess up your drive, think of it as being a portable hard drive, when you write to your hard drive you dont really kill it...

to tell you a comparison i have a 512 mb drive which is almost all full and i have been putting things on and off of it a lot and it is still same size as it was 3 months ago (of cource when you format the drive you would have a little less than 512, or whatever your size is, but not significantly or pernamently. if you were to "unformat" and delete everything etc. till it was back to factory setting it would be the original size).

i wouldnt expect to see any change in the drive quality unless you write at least 1 thousand times, i am not a professional but i think it is safe, why have a drive if you wont use it?

256 MB

I haven't got a lot of apps. If you have any suggestions for any apps that you think anyone should really have, let me know.

I've got (so far):

Portable Firefox (web browser)
Portable Gaim (instant messenger)
SwizzTool (Launcher, Task Manager, Hotkeys +++)
Flex Renamer (batch file renamer)
Foxit PDF Reader (pdf viewer)
MediaTagger (id3 tag changer + renamer)
Portable AbiWord (word processor)

it's changed a little

Mac-on-a-stick
DSL (embedded version)
HijackThis
Miniaim
Off By One Browser
AimFix
7-zip
a43
Deep Burner Portable
foobar2000
lcisocreator
PortableFirefox
QJot
XnView

512MB USB drive

See later entry on 3/18/06

Appz on my usb

512Mb Kingston Data Traveller

A43 File Manager
Portable Sunbird
Portable Firefox
Abi word
Foxit read
Pixa MSN
Portable FileZilla
XM Player
InfranView
Portable Tunderbird
Micro Cd-burner
WackGet - Download manager
DataRecovery

about 62,5Mb

2GB KINGSTON

7-ZIP

JAJAJA

On mine.

Players: Media Player Classic, Winamp, foobar2k, VLC.
Work: PortableApps Suite, Metapad, Foxit Reader, TheSage (dictionary), PhotoFiltre.
Others: WackGet, Flickr Uploadr, VBA (gameboy emulator), AntRenamer, RegSeeker (registry cleaner), DeepBurner Portable, Ad-Aware SE Personal, 7-zip.

Just wondering how exactly

Just wondering how exactly you achieved the Flickr Uploadr? Mine seems to ask me to reauthorize it on each new machine and adds registry entries there. Did you work around that somehow?

2GB Sandisk

Portable Firefox
Portable GAIM
Portable OO2
Portable Thunderbird
Portable NVU
Portable Sunbird
Portable FileZilla
Downloads of Portable Apps listed above

/s/ When life turns your dreams to dust, vacuum Eye-wink

Great site for portable apps...

...especially if you need to save space.

http://www.tinyapps.org

Most of what I have on my drive comes from this site. I'll post my list soon. Smiling

John never told us what's on

John never told us what's on his.

1 Gig

In Order of Use

Portafle Firefox
Yadabyte Notes
Yadabyte Passwords
Portable Gaim
Portable Filezilla
Yadabyte Disk
Vidual Boy Advace

In addition I have all of my documents for work and life going back about ten years.

Dont have any pics or music on it.

Update of my apps... 256 MB flash

256 MB flash:

EduInfo:
Amiglobe

Games:
Bomber
DX-Ball
The house of the dead
Octopus
Popeye

Other:
Abykus
ASCII Coder
Convert
Dir2List
Disktective
EQTabla
Flexible Renamer
Font Lister
Foxit PDF Reader
Game XP
Graph Calculator
Hotkeyz
mp3 ID3 tag tool
Portable AbiWord
Portable Firefox
Portable Gaim
Portable Winamp
Relation Grapher
Reflex Tester
Scanner
Sierpinski Curve Generator
Splitter
Swizz Tool
Talk It!
TreeCopy
Xaos

final (hopefully) configuration 256MB

PStart
PortableAbiWord
PortableFirefox
miniaim
CoolPlayer
QJot
Foxit PDF Reader
100K Zipper
Spread32
SkiFree

-Justin

My 256 Flash Drive

Small sized freeware:
PStart - Portable App Launcher
Portable Firefox - Browser
Miranda IM - Customizable Instant Messenger
KeePass Pasword Safe - Password Storage & Entry Tool
Portable Abiword - Word Processor
Zoom Player - Almighty Media Player
Free Commander 2005 - Explorer

-
There are only 10 types of people in the world: Those who understand binary, and those who don't. - Anonymous

My Flash Drive

PStart
Portable OPenOffice - Office Suite
Portable FireFox - Web Browser
Portable Thunderbird - Email Client
Portable Filezilla - ftp
Cryptainer LE - Encripted file store - free 25Mb store
Omziff - file encripter/password generator/file shredder
FastStone Image Viewer
Free commander - Windows Explorer replacement

My setup:

Note: My 128mb drive just zoinked out on me, so I'm trying to rebuild my setup on my new 256
---My Setup---
Portable Firefox
Portable Firefox Live - v.0.4 unoffical by me Cool
Portable Abiword
Portable Nvu
My own launcher - codename S.T.A.R.T for Start The Apps Real fasT
Some of my own concotions - if that's a word
Experiments
----
R McCue

"If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate."

Here is a list of whats on

Here is a list of whats on my Pretec Tiny 1 GB. I figured the list was a little too long for a post within the forum, so to save on space here's the list in html:

Freeomz Price 91

The only non programs in there are the registry entries for those that require them, the GMail file system install for people that want it, and screensavers for those that want the same. Smiling Not everything is completely portable, but thats what uninstall entries are for Eye-wink . Makes about 731 MB Programs folder alone, but it seems that my USB is more of a tool than a data transfer device. Sticking out tongue

Whats On Lists.

I just wanted to know... It seems that everybody has these huge lists of apps that just keep getting longer and longer...... With multiple apps doing exactly the same thing. I thought "portable apps" was all about portability, efficiency and size limitations....

Is this topic turning into one of those.... "my list is longer than yours"????

Aussie_USB
Ever used USB "downunder"?

Aussie_USB
Ever used USB "downunder"?

I am not sure about everyone else...

But I use all the apps on my list, if they are doubled, they are for a reason. There are some that are not truly portable, but I like them and I make them portable through batch files. Minus OpenOffice all my apps take a grand total of 85mb on my 1gb drive. Every program I add, I UPX and delete uneeded files to make them as small as possible.

Deuce
"Portable Software: Just the beginning..."

Deuce
Portable Software: Just the beginning.

"Not truly Portable"

Unfortunately, I too must work with apps that are not "truly portable". But we all must live in the real world. I suppose one good thing that "not truly portable" apps have taught me is the difference between centimeters and inches!!! That is one setting that ALL APPS SEEM TO FORGET or STORE IN THE REG!

Aussie_USB
Ever used USB "downunder"?

Aussie_USB
Ever used USB "downunder"?

Heh. Not at all. Sometimes

Heh. Not at all. Sometimes when life actually slows down, I'm testing mulitiple programs at once.
First to see if they are portable, with or without modification.
Second, how they compare to their cousins. Thats the reason for some of the "footnotes" you see in the list. Besides, isn't this list thread more of an information/ideas thing?

512 MB stick

Adware Spyware
Spybot Spyware
McAfee(command line) Antivirus
McAfee Stinger Antivirus
CruzerLock Encryption (bundled with SanDisk Microdrive)
FlZip File compression
Fox-it Reader pdf reader
Portable Firefox Browser
Portable Thundirbird email
Simple File Shreader File eraser

I just got a 2 GB stick, so I will be adding to my applications soon.

1GB SanDisk Cruzer Micro (Getting started)

PStart Launcher
Portable Firefox
Portable AbiWord
Portable Gaim
Fusion Media Player
System Info for Windows
368MB of music

Over half a GB free for future development. Laughing out loud

1GB Cruzer Micro

UPDATED 4/23/06

PStart - Application Launcher
Portable Firefox - Browser
(With FireFTP, Sage, Gestures, and foXpose)
Portable Gaim - IMer
Portable Thunderbird - E-Mail
PSPad - Text Editor
UltraVnc Viewer - Remote Desktop Client (With launcher script to remove registry settings)
Putty - SSH Client
N|vu - Web Editor
ASP.net Web Matrix - .net Website Development (not perfectly portable, but it does well)
Portable OpenOffice - Office Suite
True Crypt - Encryption
CruzerLock 2 - Encryption
Aqua Data Studio - SQL Query/Server Management
Portable Gimp - Image Editing
Portable VLC - Media Player

I have to be careful not to encrypt anything in TrueCrypt that I'm going to need access to on a computer without admin rights. I really wish there was a solution for that.

proxy server

I have been using a proxy server with Fire Fox on my USB to get around the tight controls on the can and can not view internet sites at work. Seems I can go anywhere and do anything although I am be low key as I am not sure what the network gurus can see.

1GB USB Drive

Been playing around with a lot of apps to see what I can carry around with me... so here's the updated list:

Audacity -- Excellent audio editor
DevCPP -- IDE for programming C++
DiskCleaner -- Get rid of unnecessary files!
FastStone Image Viewer -- Image Viewer
Fixit Reader -- Super fast PDF viewer
GhostView -- Postscript (*.ps) file viewer / printer
IP Messenger -- For x-fering files around at work
Microburner -- CD Burner
MultiDesk -- Small & fast virtual desktop manager
PDP++ -- Very powerful Neural Network simulator (I still have to learn how to use this one)
Portable AntiVir -- Anti Virus
Portable AbiWord -- Word processor
Portable Firefox -- Web
Portable Gaim -- Instant Messenger
Portable Thunderbird -- E-mail
RegSeeker -- Registry Cleaner
ShotGenius -- Screenshot program -- very small!
Spybot S&D -- Excellent Anti-Spyware program
ThoughtManager -- Outlining software (commercial)
uTorrent -- BitTorrent software
VNC -- Remotly control another machine
WinMerge -- Lets you compare contents of two ascii files
WinRAR -- File Compression
WS_FTP -- Free (for academic use) FTP program (version 95)
XMPlay -- Audio Player (MP3s!)

That just about does it for all my needs! Oh yes, I'm also using

TrueCrypt

for USB security. Works pretty well!

512MB USB drive

UPDATED ON 3/18/06...decided to go with OpenOffice instead of AbiWord (nothing wrong with AbiWord, but just needed the other apps in OpenOffice...would keep both if I had a 1 GB drive), and deleted Spread32 and PowerPoint viewer. Added some other stuff.

On my 512 MB SanDisk USB drive, I have the following:

"OFFICE"
Portable OpenOffice
(minus its help files, sound files, templates, and non-English dictionaries, and the "Python-Core" directory (John H. said this directory is coming out of v2.0.2) to yank about 40 MB out...put a help file (PDF) from OpenOffice.org on thumbdrive that was only 1.4 MB ...check out http://documentation.openoffice.org/manuals/ )

EssentialPIM
Foxit PDF Reader
Notepad2
PDFproducer
Portable NVU
VectorNotes

INTERNET
Portable Firefox
Portable Thunderbird
Portable Gaim
Portable FileZilla
uTorrent
WinHTTrack

MEDIA
Media Player Classic
XMPlay
IrfanView, with very few plugins (XnView is another good choice)
Audacity
CDex
SilentNight Micro CD
VirtualDub

UTILITIES/MISC
PStart
Angry IP Scanner
ClipX
CurrPorts
Freebyte Zip
HoverIP
Putty (the portable version at http://socialistsushi.com/portaputty )
Restoration
TightVNC
WinAudit

SECURITY
IE Privacy Keeper *TakeAlong* version

ClamWin antivirus (see
http://sourceforge.net/docman/display_doc.php?docid=28367&group_id=105508

on how to make ClamWin portable)

Ad-Aware
SpyBot (copy folders from hard drive install)
SpywareBlaster (copy folders from hard drive install)
HijackThis
CyberShredder
KeePass
CryptainerLE Mobile
CruzerLock (For SanDisk USB drives only...TrueCrypt is an alternative)

Some of the programs have multiple language packs and I trim those out to save a little space. Also formatted the USB as FAT32 instead of FAT (not NTFS because I want to be able to read it from non-NTFS computers), which saved some more room.

Tried UPX (a graphical version) on the exes, but many were already compressed (like John H.'s "Portable..." files, except for Firefox, which I left alone after what John said) or wouldn't compress. ClamWin, TightVNC, and Media Player Classic will fail if compressed. Several programs did compress though.

Last but not least, back up your entire USB drive to a hard disk once you have it setup how you like it. I did this just one week before my previous USB drive croaked and it saved a ton of time.

On my U3 1gig

On my U3 1gig from Kingston
U3 apps:

Antivirus
Trillian
Winamp
Pstart (yes a U3 version that autostarts!)

Non u3 apps in no real order(in pstart)
hoverip
portablewackget
utorrent
xmule
showtraff
Ethereal for windows (no cygwin needed)
portableputty
portableskype
portablegaim
Convert
1-4a Rename
portablefilezilla
Portable Totalcommander
foldersizar
winrar
xeraser
cpu-z
system inforamtion analyzer
Process explorer
restoration MFC
Hijackthis
portable spybot Search and distroy
portable adaware
portable abiword
portable openoffice
foxit
portable sunbird
keepass
xaudacity
portable VLC
Xgimp
portable NVU
irfanview
Maxthon (ansi)
portable firefox
portable thunderbird
Ultraedit

Elddric: Ethereal relies on

Elddric:

Ethereal relies on WinPCAP which installs a network interface on your computer to capture packets. As far as I know, WinPCAP is not portable.

Portable Ethereal

I think it's been made portable by replcaing WinPCAP Smiling

http://packetstuff.com/index.htm

This is excellent! Thanks!

This is excellent! Thanks!

A couple changes

Went back to XnView instead of IrfanView because when you strip these both down to no plugins (or extra language files, etc.), XnView is about 1.5 MB (no help file though) versus about 0.9 MB for IrfanView, but XnView "light" opens more formats than IrfanView "light." I do prefer the fully loaded IrfanView for my desktop PC however.

Also, went from "Notepad2" to "Notepad++" for more features.

Apps on my 512Mo cruzer Micro

Lads,

currently I am wroking (trainee) at a local ngo in nature and landscaping.

I have my usb 521Mo with me all the time cause I do not have a real workplace here, so have to lend ones pc ones in wile.

My tick contains besides my doc's
Portable Ooffice,
P Thunderbird, (mail mail mail!!)
P FF
Pstart
P Abiword,
P Gaim,
Datarecovery,
Foxit reader,
Stinger,
Slap,
Netss,
Ipnetinfo,

The most used apps are FF, Thunderbird, Oo.o for all my office tasks. And since there isn't a portable variant off ArcGis so I have to use that app from the server...

Most is taken by my Doc's and Oo.o

80GB Western Digital Passport

I *LOVE* This portable Hardrive. No need for a power outlet. It's powered by the USB port. My old ones need power. Plus the small form factor (Smaller than a paperback book.) Great for School and my Backpack. Picked it up about 4 Months ago. Saw the thread for them here, too, and smiled at that.

Anyways, it's easier to post screenies of my P-Start, because there are THAT MANY. Heh. And it doesnt even list everything I use. @_@

Number 1:

http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/6852/pstartshot12ch.png

Number 2:

http://img226.imageshack.us/img226/7833/pstartshot26vt.png

Plus Several TV Rips (I love my tuner card, how did I live without it?)

And 10GB of MP3s. I ripped EVERY ONE of my cd's (plus some stuff from friend on the sly.)

Plus a bunch of documents and programming projects from classes.

Yeah, it gets some use. Smiling

And I'm happy it does. I don't know how I survived before I found the old sites John hosted PFF & PTB from. Nor do I know how I survived with a dinky 1 GB FlashDrive.

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60G WD Passport

feel tha love brother.

I've got almost as many apps as you, most notable being DSL embedded, Thunderbird Portable (Use it ALL the time), notepad++, xampp and Eclipse (Java programming interface)

OH for those few engineering geeks out there, Engineering Equation Solver (non-free) works on a stick.

ah the freedom of (almost) unlimited space...
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Imation USB Flash Drive (1GB)

Launcher: PStart

- Imation Disk Manager V
INTERNET
- Portable Firefox (Browser)
- Portable FileZilla (FTP)
- Portable Gaim (Messenger)
- nPOP (E-mail)
- uTorrent (P2p)
OFFICE
- AbiWord (Word processor)
- Foxit PDF Reader (PDF reader)
- AcroPAD (TXT to PDF)
GRAPHICS
- FastStone Image Viewer (Image viewer)
- PhotoFiltre + plugins (Image editor)
- UnFREEz (animation tool)
MULTIMEDIA
- XMPlay (Audio player)
- VLC MediaPlayer (Video player)
- Portable Audacity (Audio editor)
- mp3DirectCut (Mp3 editor)
- VirtualDub (Video editor)
- Portable CDex (CD ripper)
UTILITIES
- XPlorer (File manager)
- HJZip (Compression / decompression)
- Color to HTML (CopyWriter plugin)
- HTML Character Map (CopyWriter plugin)
FOLDERS
- Program files
- Documents

Free Space: 840MB

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http://deeproad.splinder.com/

OK... this is a mostly

OK... this is a mostly complete list. I have a 1GB bootable USB drive with over 100 BIOS's (cause of work), a bunch of dos apps and windows apps. I use PCMS for a menu system in DOS and PStart for a menu system in Windows. I've organized it as best I can.

DOS PROGRAMS:
-Dos Antivirus-
AVG
F-Prot
-Dos Hard Drive Utilities-
Fujitsu HD Diag
IBM HD Diag
MaxBlast
Maxtor Diag
Seagate Diag
Seagate Wizard
Western Digital Diag
Ranish Partition Manager
Aefdisk
Partition Restore
Partition Resize
Partition Magic
Ghost
-Dos Memory Utilities-
Memtest
Windows Memtest
-Dos Misc Utilities-
PCMenu 1.30
AIDA16
SpeedSys
Intel Server Utils
Choice.com
Choice.exe
Longdirname Changer
Move
Seagate UATA100
Uneraser
XCopy
Dos Controller
Device Driver Load
Device Driver UnLoad
Edit
List Device Drivers
Mouse
Pause
Sys.com
Reboot

WINDOWS PROGRAMS:
-Windows Internet Apps-
Hosts Toggle
IPNetInfo
SmartSniff
UTorrent
VNCViewer
iFTP
Argosoft Mail Server
Net Meter
Portable Apps
Portable Firefox
Portable Gaim
Portable Thunderbird
TinyIrc

-Windows Multimedia Apps-
Playlist
Fastone Image Viewer
Media Player Classic
Nandub
Screenshot X-Shot
Super Encoder
Video Lan Player

-Windows Personal Data Apps-
Keepass
PrivatedDisk
Rainlender
Truecrypt

-Windows Programs-
PStart 2.06
Silent Night Burner
Foxit Reader
Greenpad
LS ISO Creator
PortableAbiWord
PortableNVU
Portable Sunbird
Unstoppable CD Copier
WinAudit
A43 File Manager
Metapad
Quicksfv

-Windows Utilities-
CPUZ
DIR Sizes
DataRecovery
DiskWipe
Ghost Explorer
myEasySync
Shutdown
Speedfan
Undelete
UPXCompress

7-Zip
Aida32

Autoruns
Ad-Aware
AntiVir
Rootkit Revealer
Spybot
Stinger

Sony Optical Drive Check
Fujitsu SCSI Diag

DiamonddCS Tools

cachemove
Regclean
Shellview
Windows-XP-Prefetch-Clean-And-Control
Xpy
MSConfig

Fabertoys
48bit LBA Fix
Boot98se
Bootdisk
ChangeOwnerOrg
Deadpixel
DetectUnknownDevices
FileDate

Restoration
DriveRescue
PasswordDecrypt
PasswordRevealer
WinXP Key Finder

Brute Benchmark
Disk Speed 32
HDTach
Particle Fury
CPU Burn-In
Disk Speed
NVidia Tree9

HP USB Boot Maker

-Games-
Quake
Sudoku
TetriNet
XO

My Stuff

On a 1GB Curzer Mini

VLC
Gaim
uTorrent
7-Zip
Notepad++
Skype
Torpark
hfs
FileZilla
Locknote
xmplay
DeepBurner
OpenOffice
and room for music and other stuff

more usb drive apps

Am enjoying reading everyone's lists of their favorite applications. Gives me some new ideas of what to try. Thought I'd share what I usually take with me to work. I don't necessarily run them off the usb drive, although most of them would probably work from there.

Infozip's zip and unzip programs
grep - Borland's command line compiler has a nice version of this search utility
less - it's better than more
kzap - DOS hex editor
hjsplit - file splitting and concatenating utilities
deltree - (from FreeDOS) in case the machine no longer has this useful DOS command line utility that allows deleting more than just one file at a time

Favorite editors:
edwin - a DOS editor
I used to use this with the clockon utility, so I could see the time in the corner of the editor.
Sometimes I also use:
pedit - a DOS style editor that's Windows aware
nano - DOS, Win32 console or Linux editor
Favorite Windows editor:
PFE - not portable, but earlier versions used an ini file to transfer settings and even the last version could be pointed to it
Scite - another nice programming editor that's more portable than PFE and I'm trying to switch over to

I found the command line utilities prn2file and redir useful for redirecting printer and screen output.

Also, f-prot is a nice DOS virus scanner.
If I don't have a decent e-mail client at work, I like foxmail because it's compact and still easy to use. It still uses the registry, but you can copy all the files in your foxmail directories over and all your mail and set up information goes with it.

1 GB Memorex TravelDrive (New)

About 340-350 MB of space used for these...used UPX on all of these, incl. FF and TB, that would compress and that would still work after compression (some do not):

PRODUCTIVITY
Portable OpenOffice (non-English files removed to save some space)
Calc98
ClipX
Converber
EssentialPIM
Foxit PDF Reader
FreeMind (needs Java)
GraphCalc
MoneyManager (needs .NET)
Notepad++
PDFproducer
TextMe
WordWeb

INTERNET
Portable Firefox
***EXTENSIONS***: AdBlock / Answers / BugMeNot / DownThemAll / FirefoxView / IE
Tab / Image Toolbar / Image Zoom / Sage / SwitchProxy Tool /
Tab Mix Plus (turn off session manager & crash recovery!)

Portable Thunderbird (w/GPG)
Portable Gaim
Portable FileZilla
Portable NVU
Portable Skype
Portable WackGet
NetTransport
uTorrent

MEDIA
Media Player Classic
XMPlay
IrfanView (w/plugins)
Audacity
CDex
MP3 DirectCut
SilentNight Micro CD
VirtualDub

UTILITIES/MISC
PStart
FreeCommander
7-Zip
Angry IP Scanner
CurrPorts
HoverIP
Lupas Bulk File Renamer
NetStumbler
Neutron Atomic Time Sync
Process Explorer
ProxyGet
Putty (the portable version at http://socialistsushi.com/portaputty )
Restoration (needs Admin rights)
TightVNC Viewer
TightVNC Server
WhoisThisDomain
WinAudit
WinMerge

SECURITY
IE Privacy Keeper (*TakeAlong* version)
Portable ClamWin
McAfee Avert Stinger
Ad-Aware
CWShredder
SpyBot
SpywareBlaster
HijackThis
RootKit Revealer (needs Admin rights)
KL-Detector
CyberShredder
KeePass
Remora USB Disk Guard
CryptainerLE Mobile (needs Admin rights)

I back all this up to a PC every couple months after checking for updates to the 'main' programs, and to a CD-RW/DVD-RW kept in backpack (sensitive stuff encrypted) so I can rebuild onto new USB drive quickly if it fails (happened to me with 256MB drive).

40 GB 2.5" HDD

Hi! I use this HDD to carry data between my home and my office computers. For faster run, I use SyncToy to copy the whole PortableApps directory onto local HDDs, from where I run everything.

**PStart**

**Internet**
PFirefox (w/ 32 extensions!)
PThunderbird
PFilezilla
PGaim
WinHTTrack
AngryIpScanner

**XAMPP**
Full package

**Multimedia**
MediaPlayerClassic
PVLC
PGimp
XnView

**Office**
PNVU
PAbiword
Notepad++
FoxitReader
POo

**Games**
Solitaire (don't know the name in english!)
Winmine
Yetisports
Zuma

**System**
PClamWin
PowerMenu
command prompt shortcut
PortablePutty

And still adding new apps (I've got plenty of room!!)

**I also have a 1GB Cruzer Mini Flash Disk:
PFirefox light (only adblock and FiltersetGupdater)
PAbiword
MediaPlayerClassic
PGaim (without chat saving)
PowerMenu
Putty

(haven't used it in a long time, i should update these and add some more...)