Today, USB devices are less expensive. In line of sight, the small USB key that can be an excellent solution to embed their documents, photos, videos, in short, everything you take to heart. A backup tool certainly, but not that. When connecting to another computer (that of a friend, relative or an Internet cafe) it is interesting to have its own applications. You’ll have the opportunity to work normally, as if you were at home. So to help you make your choices, I selected 5 portable applications and essential for your USB …
There is nothing more annoying than to open a web page with a friend and see it still surfing with Internet Explorer! We all have our habits for surf and we love having our own browser handy. If like me you use Firefox, you keep on the portable version which is the indentation of the installable version.
VLC is considered the “Swiss army knife” of multimedia players. Among the supported formats, it includes MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, XviD, WMV, MKV, MP3, CD, DVD and many others.
In the digital age, we store a lot of photos. If you need to make edits, you will agree with me that Paint (the drawing program that comes with Windows) is not suited to this kind of thing. In contrast, Gimp really alluring with pro tools.
If VLC is the swiss army knife of readers then 7-Zip is one of compression. Our files weigh more and more weight and a step of compression or decompression is required. In its portable version, 7-Zip handles formats 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2, TAR, RAR, to name only the principal. You can even run a CD or iPod.
Why use multiple IM clients, so one should be sufficient to carry them all? Pidgin allows you to access your IM clients preferred as Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Gtalk, Facebook, and many more.
All these applications are free and leave no trace of use on computers that are running.
And you, what a portable application you recommend?