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Submitted by justin on December 31, 2005 - 10:30pm

Here is a nice full featured email client that runs on its own, you can just copy it to a USB stick.

(Scroll down and download the "Floppy Office" set of programs. When there, grab the zip folder that says something like "npopwin32" and unzip the program and the readme to your usb stick.)


just put a link and a write-up to this in the Internet section. Thanks!

Spreadsheet Eureka!

Submitted by justin on December 31, 2005 - 3:52pm

I found a tiny spreadsheet porgram that has little functionality but can open and save in Excel formats.

(scroll down and click on "Floppy Office" to download a tiny package of software. Grab Spread32.exe and the readme for it and just put it on a usb stick.) It is very simple, but it will suit my needs. Put a link in the Office section for this please!



Submitted by justin on December 30, 2005 - 5:24pm

You could just put a link to this in the Audio & Video section. It is an excellent media player that writes all settings to the app folder. It is also extendable via plugins. As it is about 1/2 MB, it is convenient for users of smaller drives.

CVS/SVN Client

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Submitted by Rob Loach on December 30, 2005 - 11:46am

I've been using SmartCVS and SmartSVN from my USB key and although they do work, they arn't truly portable (requires Java and doesn't save settings in the application directory).

Does anyone have any recommendation for CVS and SVN clients that can run from a USB key?

Portable Tor

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on December 30, 2005 - 3:29am

OK, Tor is a toolset for a wide range of organizations and people that want to improve their safety and security on the Internet. Using Tor can help you anonymize web browsing and publishing, instant messaging, IRC, SSH, and other applications that use the TCP protocol. Tor also provides a platform on which software developers can build new applications with built-in anonymity, safety, and privacy features.

TorCP is a Tor controller for Windows 95 and higher. TorCP runs in your system's notification area, giving you a way to check on the status of Tor without having to have the console window open all the time. TorCP also lets you monitor the bandwidth Tor is using, as well as configure some of Tor's settings without having to manually edit Tor's configuration file.


Submitted by justin on December 28, 2005 - 3:06pm

Here is a link to a word processor I found over at Sourceforge. It seems to rely on Java, so I don't know if it will work on a portable drive. It says tht it is OS independent, so it should work on Windows. I don't know much about it, but it might work.