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Ubiquitous Player Is An Everything-In-One Portable Suite

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Ubiquitous Player Is An Everything-In-One Portable Suite

Windows 8 has managed to do a pretty decent job of putting all of your favorite and most-used applications right in your face with their rendition of the startup screen. Not all of us fancy it though. I personally skip straight the desktop. With all of these commonly-used applications so separated, daily tasks can seem like a hassle. Ubiquitous Player makes an attempt at alleviating that and serving as your Swiss Army Knife of application goodies.

21-05-2013
Ubiquitous Player Is An Everything-In-One Portable Suite
Get a Head Start On Your USB Toolkit With Windows System Control Center

Windows

Get a Head Start On Your USB Toolkit With Windows System Control Center

I often joke about being the only IT guy with a 36-inch pipe wrench in his toolbox. Funny, but also probably true. But I do carry one IT tool in my kit that is just as powerful and hefty as that pipe wrench – the Windows System Control Center on my Tools USB flash drive. The WSCC is an interface that gives you access to the SysInternals and NirSoft suite of tools. It’s like having a 3 foot pipe wrench in your back pocket! Only considerably more comfortable.

21-05-2013
Get a Head Start On Your USB Toolkit With Windows System Control Center
KeePass Password Safe – The Ultimate Encrypted Password System [Windows, Portable]

Windows

KeePass Password Safe – The Ultimate Encrypted Password System [Windows, Portable]

Securely store your passwords. Complete with encryption and a decent password generator – not to mention plugins for Chrome and Firefox – KeePass just might be the best password management system out there. If you read our password management guide you will know the importance of having diverse passwords. Sure, using one password for all of your online services is simple…until someone compromises one of your accounts.

08-05-2013
KeePass Password Safe – The Ultimate Encrypted Password System [Windows, Portable]
GifCam – The Easiest Way To Make Animated GIFs Ever [Windows]

Windows

GifCam – The Easiest Way To Make Animated GIFs Ever [Windows]

Quickly make an animated GIF of anything. GifCam is a free, portable app for Windows that provides you with a simple frame. Resize and position it, then hit record – everything that happens within that frame will be recorded. It’s the easiest way to create your own GIF of just about anything — from desktop demonstrations to clips from any video, online or off. If you love creating GIFs, but wish the process was quicker, you need to check this app out.

01-05-2013
GifCam – The Easiest Way To Make Animated GIFs Ever [Windows]
Just Manager – A Free & Portable Alternative To Windows Explorer

Windows

Just Manager – A Free & Portable Alternative To Windows Explorer

It doesn’t matter if you’re running XP, Vista, 7, or 8, there are glaring weaknesses to Windows Explorer that we’ve all got to deal with. Fortunately, third-party developers have us covered (as always). If you’re turned away by Windows’ search indexing or the clunky feel of the Windows Explorer interface, you have other options. File management can be made incredibly easier if you look into something other than what Windows offers by default.

14-04-2013
Just Manager – A Free & Portable Alternative To Windows Explorer
FeedRoller – One Of The Most Interesting Ways To Read Your RSS Feeds [Windows]

Windows

FeedRoller – One Of The Most Interesting Ways To Read Your RSS Feeds [Windows]

The grave has been dug for Google Reader. It’s almost dead and gone, and I’ll surely miss it. It definitely surprised me to hear that they were putting an end to this beloved service, but it didn’t worry me. Savvy folks like you and I will always know of alternatives. You should see this as an opportunity, not a letdown. Maybe you’ll find something new that you would have liked more than Google Reader all along.

31-03-2013
FeedRoller – One Of The Most Interesting Ways To Read Your RSS Feeds [Windows]
Hokrain Is The Coolest Audio Player That You’ve Never Heard Of [Windows]

Windows

Hokrain Is The Coolest Audio Player That You’ve Never Heard Of [Windows]

When I’m listening to music downloaded to a local drive, I don’t need Spotify or iTunes in charge of my music. I’ve slowly started to fall in love with a new, free, and portable alternative to Winamp Lite that seems to incorporate the same elements of simplicity while also offering some really awesome extra functionality. Let me tell you about Hokrain!

17-02-2013
Hokrain Is The Coolest Audio Player That You’ve Never Heard Of [Windows]
Fotografix: Edit On The Go With This Portable & Lightweight Photo Editor [Windows]

Windows

Fotografix: Edit On The Go With This Portable & Lightweight Photo Editor [Windows]

Great software can be hard to come by. That is why there are a select few that stand out and become increasingly popular. What defines “great software”? Typically a program should be practical and useful, lightweight – even portable, feature-packed, and to top it all off, free. Fotografix is all of those and that is why it landed a spot in the Image Editors and Viewers category on our Best Of Portable Apps page.

09-02-2013
Fotografix: Edit On The Go With This Portable & Lightweight Photo Editor [Windows]
Keep All Of Your Notes Organized And Off The Cloud With Free, Portable, Treepad Lite

Windows

Keep All Of Your Notes Organized And Off The Cloud With Free, Portable, Treepad Lite

In these heady days when everything seems to be cloud-based, is there still room for a lowly desktop note manager? I think there is, and we covered quite a few of these over the years – WikiPad, Zim, and more recently, ResophNotes. Today, it’s time to take a look at an oldie – a free, portable utility Treepad Lite. It’s a classic, but it received its most recent update back in 2009. Is that because the developer lost interest, or because at version 4.3, it’s just deemed “done”?

11-01-2013
Keep All Of Your Notes Organized And Off The Cloud With Free, Portable, Treepad Lite
Download Mover Helps Keep Your Folders Neat & Organized [Windows]

Windows

Download Mover Helps Keep Your Folders Neat & Organized [Windows]

MUO readers who know my articles or know me as a person can testify that two of my favorite things in the world are portable applications and automation. How great would it be if a portable application could automate the process of organizing your folders? Download Mover has been one of my best-kept secrets for a while now, and in this article it’s time to shed some light on exactly what it’s capable of doing.

04-01-2013
Download Mover Helps Keep Your Folders Neat & Organized [Windows]
The Tiny CoolPlayer Could Be The MP3 Player Of Choice For Your Portable Drive [Windows]

Windows

The Tiny CoolPlayer Could Be The MP3 Player Of Choice For Your Portable Drive [Windows]

What would you say about an audio player that’s rounds up to a size of an average Chrome extension? What would you say about this MP3 player that is not only tiny in size, but is actually tiny in the space it occupies on a screen’s real estate as well? Well, you can say that good things come in small packages, or you can simply say – CoolPlayer.

19-12-2012
The Tiny CoolPlayer Could Be The MP3 Player Of Choice For Your Portable Drive [Windows]
Retire Notepad! Organize All Your Scattered Notes Neatly On ResophNotes [Windows]

Windows

Retire Notepad! Organize All Your Scattered Notes Neatly On ResophNotes [Windows]

Trying out note-taking apps is bit of an obsession. You can make do with the simplest ones around, but can’t avoid taking a look at the next one that arrives with a download link. If you are one of the many like me who still use the humble Notepad (or a Notepad alternative), you could do with some help from ResophNotes. ResophNotes is not a Notepad replacement, but a fast note-taking tool for Windows that offers you organization and backup in a small portable bundle.

14-12-2012
Retire Notepad! Organize All Your Scattered Notes Neatly On ResophNotes [Windows]
Xinorbis Is A Free & Portable Disk Analyzer For The Windows File System

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Xinorbis Is A Free & Portable Disk Analyzer For The Windows File System

Understanding where your disk space is being allocated is information that can help you accomplish many things in improving your PC’s performance. Though there are plenty of solutions to accomplishing this, such as DiskSavvy, Xinorbis is very effective and has been around for a while. Xinorbis is available as a hard installation or an archive that can be extracted on your desktop, in a Dropbox folder, or on a flash drive.

25-11-2012
Xinorbis Is A Free & Portable Disk Analyzer For The Windows File System
AdwCleaner Makes Adware Removal Easier Than Ever [Windows]

Windows

AdwCleaner Makes Adware Removal Easier Than Ever [Windows]

When confronted with adware or other junkware, the average person is going to tell you that you’re going to need an application like SUPERAntiSpyware or Malwarebytes to get rid of the problem. While those are two of the best names to protect your PC from these annoyances, you should know that there are easier solutions available. Sometimes, a freeware seems too good to be free. It comes with a cost that you may not realize.

23-11-2012
AdwCleaner Makes Adware Removal Easier Than Ever [Windows]
How To Be Completely Portable Without Your Own Computer Or Smartphone

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How To Be Completely Portable Without Your Own Computer Or Smartphone

This day and age it’s pretty uncommon to not see someone with a smartphone, tablet or laptop in a public place like a library. We’ve become quite reliant on them, wouldn’t you say? So reliant, we often say we “couldn’t live without them”. In my experience, I have never owned a smartphone or tablet. And there have been occasions where I’ve been without a laptop for weeks at a time, usually due to it being repaired.

27-10-2012
How To Be Completely Portable Without Your Own Computer Or Smartphone
2 Lesser-Known & Portable Alternatives To CCleaner [Windows]

Windows

2 Lesser-Known & Portable Alternatives To CCleaner [Windows]

If your argument is that CCleaner is the best resource to cleaning out Windows’ junk and temporary files, then I won’t be the guy to argue with you. I’ve even made a post in the past complimenting and appreciating all of the Piriform applications, as I believe they are some of the best on the entire web. That being said, there are those of you out there who have no interest in using CCleaner.

26-10-2012
2 Lesser-Known & Portable Alternatives To CCleaner [Windows]
sWeather – The Best Portable Weather Tracker In Your System Tray [Windows]

Windows

sWeather – The Best Portable Weather Tracker In Your System Tray [Windows]

For the past couple of years, one of the first extensions that I’d get for a new browser installation is one that can track local weather. With services like iGoogle dead, I just need a way to quickly eye what conditions in my area are going to be like. Firefox and Chrome both have a lot of great extensions in that area, so it’s a no-brainer. For something as important and as frequently-checked as the weather, I’d really prefer the browser not to be a dependency.

09-10-2012
sWeather – The Best Portable Weather Tracker In Your System Tray [Windows]
PortableApps.com Suite: The Best Portable Applications Manager & Database

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PortableApps.com Suite: The Best Portable Applications Manager & Database

Portable applications are no secret – they have grown in popularity as their benefits continually become more well known. PortableApps.com should be given a lot of credit for this. Sure there are several portable application suites available, but PortableApps.com has contributed a great amount to how portable applications are being used. In fact, I hadn’t heard of portable applications in general until I discovered PortableApps.com.

02-10-2012
PortableApps.com Suite: The Best Portable Applications Manager & Database
CDex Portable – The Best & Easiest CD Ripping Tool There Is [Windows]

Windows

CDex Portable – The Best & Easiest CD Ripping Tool There Is [Windows]

I recently inherited a huge amount of German classical CD’s, and since I spend all day sitting at a computer, my first instinct was to burn all of the disks to MP3 format so I could listen to them on the PC, while I worked. But when you have something like 100+ CD’s, you want to have a ripping tool that can streamline the process for you, and have it done with a minimum of effort. CDex ticks all of those boxes and the portable version is a delight to use.

27-09-2012
CDex Portable – The Best & Easiest CD Ripping Tool There Is [Windows]
Give A Spot To The Uncomplicated Easy Image Modifier Among Your Portable Apps [Windows]

Windows

Give A Spot To The Uncomplicated Easy Image Modifier Among Your Portable Apps [Windows]

Why are we reviewing yet another image editing program? Isn’t there a forest of them out there? Sure…but don’t you think occasionally it pays to take a second look at some of the really good ones. After all, would you stop looking at a pretty girl just because there is a population of them in your town! Easy Image Modifier carries another advantage – it comes well recommended from our legion of readers, and that enabled it to find a place in our list of Best Portable Apps.

21-09-2012
Give A Spot To The Uncomplicated Easy Image Modifier Among Your Portable Apps [Windows]
Learn Everything About Your Computer Specifications With Free, Portable CPU-Z

Windows

Learn Everything About Your Computer Specifications With Free, Portable CPU-Z

Even if you’re not overly geeky, you probably have a rough idea of how much memory and what sort of processor your computer has. But what about its other statistics? For example, do you know your RAM bus speed? This may sound esoteric, but if you’re thinking of upgrading your RAM, it’s something you really need to know. Then again, if you are a serious geek, you may be in need of a tool you can tote around on a USB stick for diagnosing hardware on friends’ and colleagues’ machines. CPU-Z is a free and powerful hardware detection tool that can do just that, and it’s available as a portable version, too.

28-08-2012
Learn Everything About Your Computer Specifications With Free, Portable CPU-Z
Productivity In Your Pocket: Use The Portable Snaptimer To Do Your Tasks In Mini-sprints [Windows]

Windows

Productivity In Your Pocket: Use The Portable Snaptimer To Do Your Tasks In Mini-sprints [Windows]

Isn’t there some wisdom in breaking large tasks into smaller piecemeal efforts? There’s another way to look at any mammoth project or everyday task – as a massive unit of time that can be broken down into chunks of minutes. You can develop our own timer based system to do a task in mini-sprints. If you need a simple, uncomplicated timer for the job, try counting down with Snaptimer.

24-08-2012
Productivity In Your Pocket: Use The Portable Snaptimer To Do Your Tasks In Mini-sprints [Windows]
Switch Between Startup Configuration Profiles With StartupSelector [Windows]

Windows

Switch Between Startup Configuration Profiles With StartupSelector [Windows]

I’m a little old-fashioned in the sense that I prefer to use my desktop computer when it comes to just about anything online. No laptops or tablets for me, just a nice comfortable seat at a desk and a powerful desktop that can get me through the day and then some. One problem with using a single computer so regularly is that it can be a little tough to transition between “modes.”

27-07-2012
Switch Between Startup Configuration Profiles With StartupSelector [Windows]