List Of Portable Software for Windows.

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by sid_16, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. sid_16

    sid_16 MDL Giveaway Organiser

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    #1 sid_16, Jan 17, 2015
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  2. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

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    Quite a nice list. It will definitely come in handy.

    As for AV scanners, are we talking about a bootable AV/Live CD or as a portable .exe file?
     
  3. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    User who like to use K-3D, should be warned:
    1. K-3D needs a lot of resources and maybe even disables some some OS and/or Graphic features/settings
    2. K-3D install Visual C++ 2005 which crashes Visual C++ 2008!

    I use mainly Aurora 3D and Xara 3D for the graphics I need to create as 3D. They're fast, need not to much resources and are easy to use. Unfortunately both are Payware and not free!
     
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  4. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    Thanks Sid
     
  5. johots

    johots MDL Novice

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    This list is helpful. Great work!
     
  6. Idolx40a

    Idolx40a MDL Novice

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    AWesome! Thanks for this!
     
  7. dudelive

    dudelive MDL Novice

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    Thanks a lot....list is quite useful.
     
  8. Babam

    Babam MDL Novice

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    Thanks Boz.
     
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  9. GotItBro

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    Malwarebytes is also good.
     
  10. redbug

    redbug MDL Junior Member

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    VeraCrypt. Has a portable mode, like TrueCrypt.
     
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    thanks for sharing! :)
     
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  12. lomticksoftoast

    lomticksoftoast MDL Member

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    Thanks Sid. Someone else may have already said this, but quite a number of these are available as PortableApps which I think is a handy little launcher and portable SW container.
     
  13. cdavisdeco

    cdavisdeco MDL Senior Member

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    I'm asking this to know. What are the uses of portable software?
     
  14. SOCRATE_MMXII

    SOCRATE_MMXII MDL Expert

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    If you don't want to mess up your Windows' registry and want to take your programs with you, if needed.
     
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    Skaendo MDL Addicted

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    They don't need to be installed in the "Program Files" folder. They are actually "Standalone" and can just be copied to a USB stick and ran from there.
     
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  16. cdavisdeco

    cdavisdeco MDL Senior Member

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    #17 cdavisdeco, Sep 13, 2015
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    Then why do we still use installers? Won't it be quite beneficial to use portable apps all the time.
    They don't mess your registry.
    They can be run on the go.
    They are very fast and convenient.

    I know this might sounds stupid, but I'm curious.
     
  17. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    #18 Mr.X, Sep 13, 2015
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    No, not stupid at all. In fact after reading your comment the same questions came to my mind. Hope some expert could response this.

    Ed~Well, I googled a bit and found these advantages/disadvantages from a user in a forum:
     
  18. cdavisdeco

    cdavisdeco MDL Senior Member

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    Thank you sir.


    Installed:
    - Included on a System Image backup (can be recovered with OS) - This can also be done with portable?
     
  19. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Indeed it can be done, actually I don't know why the OP at that forum didn't include that one in both types. Obviously put your portable within your system partition/drive.