I am a big fan of my USB stick and so one of my favourite websites is John Haller’s Portable Apps. However, it’s been some time since I last checked the site and when I finally took a look at it again at the weekend, I was pleasantly surprised to see that he has been busy.
So let’s take a quick look at five of the new useful portable apps that have appeared on the site :
A very easy to use audio player that, to me, looks a little like Winamp. The playback quality is amazingly good and it has all the features you would expect from a music player such as playlists, skins, shuffle and so on. You just drop the music tracks into the playlist box and it immediately plays. So simple even my grandmother could do it.
I really like this one. Eraser is something I have previously profiled on MakeUseOf in how to securely delete files. It is a secure file eraser tool and now a portable version is here for the USB stick. Just drag and drop the files onto the interface then go to Task->Run All to delete everything securely and permanently. Works like a charm.
Everybody knows(free Photoshop alternative) and the portable version is no different than the full version. Having it on your USB stick means you can edit and redo your images while you are on the move.
JK defrag portable is a good one for any computer repair people who go round to repair other peoples computers. You can now have a portable defrag program on your USB stick.
Another of my favourite apps which I covered when talking about splitting and merging video files. VirtualDub is a video editing program where you can cut videos, join videos together, remove the audio, add audio and much more. Now you can do this from your USB stick!