Ubiquitous Player Is An Everything-In-One Portable Suite

Craig Snyder 21-05-2013

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Ubiquitous Player is a completely portable application The Best Portable Apps That Require No Installation Portable apps don't need installation. You can run them from even a flash drive. Here are the best portable apps around. Read More that runs on any version of Windows from XP onward. It’s 100% free and even works on tablet or touchscreen devices. This application aims to serve every purpose of your daily PC routine. It’s packed with a media player, image viewer, file manager, text editor, browser, bookmark manager, notes keeper, calculator, color picker, screenshot tool, clipboard monitor, and even more.

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Ubiquitous Player’s interface is very sleek and attractive. Let’s pick apart some of its many uses.

Music Player

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The music player offers pretty much everything the average user needs to enjoy their music collection. You can organize a playlist and view album art (in the top-right corner) within Ubiquitous Player.

You’re able to play an entire folder, play random tracks, set a track to just play once, and skip to the next album in your folder to play it in its entirety. Ubiquitous Player includes all basic media keys to start, stop, skip, go back, and change the volume of its player. Ubiquitous Player’s music player isn’t entirely impressive, yet it’s everything you should need.


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Ubiquitous Player’s take on notes is very bare and straightforward. As you can see in some of the examples above, note-taking is composed of “folders” (which simply act as a header describing a list of notes) and then line-by-line notes beneath them.


Obviously this doesn’t compare to an Evernote or CintaNotes, but it’s very quick, good for jotting down simple things, and even supports searching your notes.

Image Viewer

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The image viewer offers some interesting features. Just using your left-click button, you’re able to navigate through to the next image in a folder. With each individual image, you have options to view it at its actual size, cut the image, rotate it, change the backdrop to black or white, or resave the image as either PNG, JPG, BMP, or JPEG. All images show the dimensions, size, and date modified.

When you’re hunting through a cluttered folder, Ubiquitous Player’s image viewer is a great way to look at images quickly and easily.


Text Editor

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Ubiquitous Player’s text editor is a very straightforward alternative to Notepad. You’re able to format your text in a few ways, such as changing the font face, size, and color. You’re able to immediately access a special characters map from within the interface. You can also view your text in HTML format using the built-in browser.

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The settings allow you to activate a touchscreen mode, change the interface scaling, and even set hotkeys related to screen capturing (all of which I used to take the screenshots in this post).



Ubiquitous Player isn’t the type of application to exceed your expectations. It definitely isn’t going to be a replacement for any of the dedicated applications that exist as alternatives for some of its built-in features, but it does well for bringing so many elements together in a single interface. It’s the kind of application that could work best on low-resource machines (like a netbook).

What do you think of Ubiquitous Player and the features it provides? What can Ubiquitous Player do better? I think it’s a really solid application that deserves some attention, and I hope you give it a try if it interests you. Let me know what you think about Ubiquitous Player in the comments section below!

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  1. åge riisnes
    August 5, 2013 at 7:09 am

    ubiquitous player has been my #1 audio player choice for a while now
    still looking for a quick autoplay mp3/wav file feature when accessing it from a shell box like total commander

  2. null
    May 28, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Its a great addition to my usb for use on other computers, but they had to ruin it with one thing: The design is ugly and you can't even freely change color, I would like to at least have a brighter background color, but there is only few colors to chose from and they are all dark. Should have simply let windows skin it natively instead following the windows 8 crap!

  3. juanDM4
    May 22, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    under 4 megabytes??? this thing seems a real piece of art!

  4. David Moreira
    May 22, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Was I the only one who thought that the software looked ugly? :P

  5. Scott M
    May 21, 2013 at 11:30 am

    A very ambitious program.I haven't seen any other try to cover so many uses in one app.It will be interesting to try out.

  6. Rug
    May 21, 2013 at 3:18 am

    It is true that is the best way to get more ideas.

    May 21, 2013 at 2:59 am

    Seems interesting. I'm going to download it now on my intel atom netbook and give it a honest try. Thanks for the article and please suggest some more lightweight programs for netbooks.

    • Craig Snyder
      May 29, 2013 at 7:35 pm

      Sure. Some of my favorite applications are ones that are lightweight and portable in nature, and those tend to be completely ideal for netbooks. Netbooks seem to be a dying breed, but I'll keep them in mind!