I'm going through my old and worn flash drive (at last) to get ready for school, and I found that having a menu to launch programs is a pretty big drag for me, so I wrote a quick'n'simple script that you can use to create a system akin to OSX's Applications folder.
All you have to do is compile it into
AppNamePortable.exe with the appropriate icon in
X:\PortableApps\ and it'll launch
X:\PortableApps\AppNamePortable\AppNamePortable.exe. Then you can hide all the folders and you won't need a menu. It'll work for any program in the usual PAF file naming structure.
I hope you enjoy it.
(Note: I didn't post it in Beta Testing because I really have no clue if it belongs there. I've lost touch with the Forum Poster inside me :P.)