Liberkey: 200+ Portable Apps Wherever You Go [Windows]

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knife   Liberkey: 200+ Portable Apps Wherever You Go [Windows]Liberkey (probably a play off of liberty, heh) is a freely downloadable program that groups a lot of portable apps together to make life that much simpler for people who need simplicity. 

And who doesn’t like simple, other than my grandmother? According to their website, they aim to be a “swiss army knife” type of tool, providing access to a plethora of various free programs that can be accessed at any moment on any computer (and in a variety of ways!).

Just to name a few of the many programs included:

Notepad: text editor
Google Chrome: web browser
Ccleaner: program uninstaller and registry cleaner tool
Windirstat: hard drive usage mapper
GIMP: images editing and manipulation program
Format Factory: video converter
– and many more.

The software is split into three different compilations – Basic (28 softwares) , Standard (106 softwares) , and Ultimate (all 200+ softwares). It is further divided into easily identifiable categories including video, system utilities, audio, CD-DVD, file management, among many others.

Aside from running Liberkey after it’s installed on your computer, you can also install it on a portable hard drive or USB and run it straight from the device. This saves the trouble of you having to install everything on a host computer, and it provides a lot more mobility.

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The Liberkey application doesn’t take up much space at all, and its size is about that of Trillian or Pidgin. If you minimize, it’ll just be a small icon in the system tray. The reason I downloaded this program was that I thought its GUI (Graphical User Interface) was very intuitive. All of the programs are categorized very concisely and to the point, making it easy for people who aren’t that computer literate to be able to access everything without getting lost.

Liberkey prefers that you register an account with them before downloading their package, but it’s free to download so you’re not required to. Even so, Liberkey constantly updates their package and adds to its program repertoire. Members who are signed up through their website are able to instantly update their Liberkey software by automatically downloading any of the new addons through the internet.

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Liberkey also has a “associate file extensions” feature which allows users to launch any file whether from a directory or drive without compatibility problems.

One last thing to note is that I think Liberkey is written by a group of French programmers, as their main website (and a lot of the correspondence including forums) is in French. But don’t worry, they have an English website as well.

If you’re interested, you can check it out here. Also, if you’re interested, check out one of our very popular posts, 100 Portable Apps for your USB Stick (for Mac and Win) and view all other posts regarding apps that can fit on a thumbdrive.

Have you used Liberkey? How did you find it? Any other better alternatives to recommend? Shout out in the comments!

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Jeremy

It should be noted that liberkey illegally packages software. They ripped of portableapps.com and used all their code and their launchers without providing credit or source code for over a year.

They’re currently violating the mozilla trademark guidelines since they’re doing all the mozilla apps without permission. They’re violating the gpl and lgpl on all apps they provide. They’re packaging chrome and other apps without permission in violation of their eula. All their launchers are closed source and may do bad things. Their menu program is just asuite with a different theme (the exact same one used by winpenpack and lupopensuite). The file associations are done using cafe which wasn’t written by them either and can be used with portableapps.com, winpenpack, lupo, etc.

Liberkey didn’t actually create anything themselves. They’re just ripping off everyone else’s work.

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galael

I’m a bit confuse.
The open source world provides us a lot of greats softwares wich are clearly (very) good alternatives to proprietary softwares.
As newbee in “portable applications world”, i’m searching of “my solution” and your article is appeared in search result.
Liberkey seem to be attractive but Jeremy’s comment, report some serious points.

So a new search in portableapps.com forum about Liberkey and legality, return their clear point of view.
Again a search, but this time in Liberkey’s forum … and another clear point of view.

Now, as little user, who i’m trust in ? who i must believe ?

That’s why i’m confuse.

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