Imagine this…. You are traveling and you have to leave behind your PC which has all the important appointments on your calendar and a web browser with all your favorite bookmarks. Well not to worry, PortableApps is here. Using this one can carry instant messenger, whole office suite with documents and presentations, antivirus program and other computer utilities on any USB flash drive, portable hard drive, iPod/MP3 player, etc.

So what is a Portable App?

A portable app is a computer program that you can carry around with you on a portable device and use on any Windows computer. When your USB flash drive, portable hard drive, iPod or other portable device is plugged in, you have access to your software and personal data just as you would on your own PC. And when you unplug the device, none of your personal data is left behind.

Write now I am working on my Portable Firefox browser and believe me all I had to do was to download the program from PortableApps and run the portable installer and voila! I was able to use my bookmarks and favorite add-ons.

This is not the only part where these portable apps might come in handy. You can use these utilities when visiting family or friends who are having PC problems.

PortableApps.com is a community site devoted to the development, promotion and use of portable applications. Its open source built around an open format that any hardware vendor or software developer can use.

Check out the site and its suite of must have apps to benefit from the various apps and do make a donation if possible to sustain the site.

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