My Portable Apps
This is a post I wrote a couple of weeks ago, saved it as a draft on Windows Live Writer until I could get links, and promptly forgot about it:
I’ve got a couple portable apps (only one from the actual PortableApps website) that I like. Here they are:
The best disk defragmenter I’ve ever used. My favorite function is the Defrag Selected Files feature, so I can defrag just, say, a few files I was moving around. Also much faster than the Windows built-in defragmenter.
- Revo Uninstaller
I’ve raved about Revo before, see this post to see its awesomeness.
A crazy powerful, crazy fast search engine for files on your computer. See this post.
Other good ones
- Portable Google Chrome
I use this when I want my bookmarks on someone else’s computer, or when Firefox is having beta-derived issues.
- Weird Metronome
A really fun and easy-to-use beat maker. See their website for yourself.
- Portable Movie Maker
Replaces all the stuff that Windows Live Movie Maker got rid of. I don’t make too many movies, it doesn’t get a lot of use, still good to have for when I need it. Also, my netbook’s built in Movie Maker is FUBAR’d.
Ones I don’t use too much, but are good to have.
- ClamWin Portable
Portable virus checking for files; I don’t use this much because I don’t download much on computers besides my own. Still, good to have.
- Tor Browser
On days when I’m feeling paranoid, I use Tor Browser (It’s really just Firefox with built-in Tor). Sadly, it’s slower than Chrome so I don’t use too often. Anonymity’s good, though, when I want it.
A totally customizable version of Notepad; on my computer I use Notepad++ instead. On other computers, I usually use it as a to-do list sort of thing.