Repair Tool of the Week: PortableApps.com

The PortableApps.com suite is to applications what our Computer Repair Utility Kit is to repair tools. The PortableApps.com suite is a collection of the portable versions of commonly used applications integrated into a easy to use right click menu. The applications that are included are:

  • Mozilla Firefox Portable – Web browser
  • Mozilla Thunderbird Portable – Email client
  • Mozilla Sunbird Portable- Calendar/Task
  • ClamWin Portable – Antivirus
  • Pidgin Portable – IM client (connects to MSN/ICQ/AOL/Yahoo and more)
  • KeePass Password Safe Portable – Password manager
  • Sudoku Portable – Game
  • Mines-Perfect Portable – Game
  • CoolPlayer+ Portable – Audio player
  • OpenOffice.org Portable – Office suite (word, spreadsheet, presentations, database, drawing)

There are 4 versions of the PortableApps suite with varying levels of applications included. For a comparison between the versions check out the Download from Official site link.

Screenshots:

PortableApps.com Suite - Portable applications

Downloads:

Download from Official Site

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Bryce Whitty

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Bryce Whitty
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Bryce is an Australian computer technician and the founder of Technibble. He started his computer repair business when he was 17 years old and is still running it 9 years later. He is an avid traveller and spends at least a month of the year in another country.

Comments (14)

  • Heriberto t. says:

    Pretty good. I have been using the one that doesnt have open office…

  • Heath says:

    I have been using this portable for a while now and i have to say it is GREAT!

  • I found this a while back when I was trying to find an open solution alternative to U3. It works great.

  • Xander says:

    I also drop a lot of my portable scanners and fixers into the PortableApps folder. Makes ‘em a bit quicker to access.

  • Oh cool was looking for something like this thanks

  • Capthookss says:

    Great tool and addition for my “tool box”

  • Michael says:

    This is not bad, but I much prefer a program called Liberkey… look it up and tell me what you think? It has a whole heap more apps you can add.

  • Fahad says:

    This is amazing!
    This will be a big time saver for me!

  • Hacker Blog says:

    I love portable apps.. nothing beats being able to pop up your own applications!

  • geekhelp4u says:

    My second choice… but I still prefer PStart

  • Atniz says:

    Sounds good. I will check it out.

  • Tom Stiles says:

    I downloaded your program and wanted to move it to another computer before installing it, however, while trying to copy the original .exe file, I received an error message stating that the .exe contains more than one data stream and the device (volume), USB drive, I am trying to copy it to does not support this option. It further states that the information :Zone.Indentifier:$DATA will not be preserved. What exactly is this error message? Can I ignore it?

    Thanks for your time and great information,

    Tom Stiles (hamrad)

  • Tom Stiles says:

    Sorry I meant to say I downloaded LiberKey (mentioned in others comments).

  • Anonymous says:

    Probably way too late for Tom and he’ll probably never see this, but for anyone else who comes across this with that problem, here’s the answer to Tom’s question:

    That’s probably happening because Windows tagged the exe file as being downloaded from the Internet when you saved it. This gives you those ‘are you sure you want to run this program, it might not be safe’ messages until you tell it not to display again for that program, or go to the exe file’s properties and click the ‘unblock’ button. That tag is stored in an alternate data stream, which is only supported on NTFS drives, and your USB drive is likely FAT32-formatted. You can either clear the ‘downloaded from the Internet’ tag before copying it to not see the error, or you can safely ignore the error and allow the copy to proceed with that information not being preserved.