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3 Ways the Portable Apps Platform Will Make Your Life Easier

Windows

3 Ways the Portable Apps Platform Will Make Your Life Easier

Portable apps have a huge place in my geeky heart simply because they are quite numerous (if you don’t believe me, check out the Best Portable Apps here). They don’t modify the registry, and can be used in different Windows machines (though there are portable apps for Linux as well). Up until recently though, maintaining portable apps was not pleasant for me.

24-05-2012
3 Ways the Portable Apps Platform Will Make Your Life Easier
Learn A Better Keyboard Layout & Take It Everywhere With You Using Portable Keyboard Layout

Windows

Learn A Better Keyboard Layout & Take It Everywhere With You Using Portable Keyboard Layout

As some of you guys may know, I have been using an alternative keyboard layout for years. It is called Colemak, and it is brilliant. But using such a layout puts me in an awkward position when I need to work on someone else’s computer. I can type on a conventional QWERTY keyboard, but not nearly as fast. Also, having to constantly switch back and forth between your layout and QWERTY could really slow you down. The solution?

24-04-2012
Learn A Better Keyboard Layout & Take It Everywhere With You Using Portable Keyboard Layout
4 Portable Application Sites & Suites You May Not Know About

Windows Internet

4 Portable Application Sites & Suites You May Not Know About

At MakeUseOf, we have provided you with countless articles on perfecting your USB flash drive with portable applications. If you’ve yet to see our Best Portable Apps page, you need to give it a look. Portable software can really change the way you work and enjoy your personal Internet experience. I don’t go anywhere without 16GB of portable goodness on me. It’s as essential as my keys or wallet.

11-03-2012
4 Portable Application Sites & Suites You May Not Know About
The BEST Portable Apps You Will Ever Carry Around in Your Pocket

Windows

The BEST Portable Apps You Will Ever Carry Around in Your Pocket

Who doesn’t love portable apps? You can carry them around in your thumbdrive, or launch them from a cloud drive. They don’t need to be installed and yet, allows you to commandeer any computer with your choice of applications.

Today, we’d like to announce the release of our Best Portable Apps page!

29-02-2012
The BEST Portable Apps You Will Ever Carry Around in Your Pocket
ClamWin, An Open-Source Anti-Virus Solution For Your PC [Windows]

Windows

ClamWin, An Open-Source Anti-Virus Solution For Your PC [Windows]

New online threats emerge every day, attacking corporations and consumers alike. These potentials threats aren’t disguised just as links or emails anymore. They could be coming for your personal information in all sorts of ways. Here, we will be taking a look at ClamWin, an open-source anti-virus program that’s been around for a while. Should you get it? Read on to find out.

19-01-2012
ClamWin, An Open-Source Anti-Virus Solution For Your PC [Windows]
4 Little-Known And Portable Browsers That Should Be On Your USB Drive

Windows

4 Little-Known And Portable Browsers That Should Be On Your USB Drive

Your browser is the centerpiece to your internet experience and keeping it nice and portable is an awesome luxury. You may not have heard of a couple of these browsers, but each and every one brings a unique benefit to your portable arsenal. Don’t let the fact that you may not have heard of them stand in the way of finding your new favorite browser.

01-01-2012
4 Little-Known And Portable Browsers That Should Be On Your USB Drive
Live USB Install Puts Linux On Your Thumb Drive With Ease

Linux

Live USB Install Puts Linux On Your Thumb Drive With Ease

Boot one of over a hundred Linux distros from a USB disk. With Live USB, software you can run on both Windows and Linux computers, it only takes a couple of clicks to make your USB disk a bootable Linux disk. The live CD just might be the most useful tool in any geek’s arsenal – we’ve pointed out 50 uses for live CDs in the past and plan on showing you many more.

10-12-2011
Live USB Install Puts Linux On Your Thumb Drive With Ease
Keep Your Windows Fresh Like New With DrivePurge

Windows

Keep Your Windows Fresh Like New With DrivePurge

Windows systems get cluttered and become slow over time. This is a known problem that many companies and products have been trying to fix for years. There are a bunch of established players in the field, such as Soluto and CCleaner, but today I’m here to tell you about a small, free utility that you’ve probably never heard of before, called DrivePurge.

28-10-2011
Keep Your Windows Fresh Like New With DrivePurge
How To Auto-Launch Apps With A USB Stick [Windows]

Windows

How To Auto-Launch Apps With A USB Stick [Windows]

Imagine having a USB stick with all of your favorite apps on it. Maybe a collection of PC troubleshooting utilities, or maybe an assortment of spreadsheet and word processing tools. Wouldn’t it be pretty sweet if you could just walk up to any computer, put your USB memory card into the USB port, and have your favorite portable apps automatically launch?

22-09-2011
How To Auto-Launch Apps With A USB Stick [Windows]
Liven Up Your Windows Console With The Portable App ColorConsole

Windows

Liven Up Your Windows Console With The Portable App ColorConsole

Some time ago I wrote about an alternative console client for Windows called Console. These was a fairly lively discussion in the comments, so I figured I’d share another interesting console client I found; this one is called ColorConsole, and it’s tiny, portable and free. The premise is quite similar to Console.

05-08-2011
Liven Up Your Windows Console With The Portable App ColorConsole
Make Your Dropbox Portable With DropboxPortableAHK [Windows]

Windows

Make Your Dropbox Portable With DropboxPortableAHK [Windows]

Dropbox is a really handy application that allows you to sync a file folder across multiple computers. DropboxPortableAHK makes your Dropbox fully portable, making it so that you don’t have to save your Dropbox folder on every computer you use in order to access your data.

15-07-2011
Make Your Dropbox Portable With DropboxPortableAHK [Windows]
1by1: A Small Lightweight Portable Music Player You Can Use In Dropbox [Windows]

Windows

1by1: A Small Lightweight Portable Music Player You Can Use In Dropbox [Windows]

If every developer thinks that adding more features is the only way to improve a piece of software, then they will all become bloated and slow. But what an increasing number of people want is exactly the opposite – applications which are minimal, small and fast. In the realm of music players, 1by1 is one which fits that description – a small, fast, and lightweight audio player.

15-06-2011
1by1: A Small Lightweight Portable Music Player You Can Use In Dropbox [Windows]
SnapShoter: A Screen Capture Tool & Clipboard Manager Rolled Into One [Windows]

Windows

SnapShoter: A Screen Capture Tool & Clipboard Manager Rolled Into One [Windows]

Screenshot tools are a large tribe and an ever growing one. From the industrial standard SnagIt to even little browser add-ons that reside in our browser, you can have your pick. Fast, lightweight, and portable are three adjectives that fit SnapShoter (ver1.4.9b) to the T. You can throw in ‘free’ too and you have a winner among the ranks.

27-05-2011
SnapShoter: A Screen Capture Tool & Clipboard Manager Rolled Into One [Windows]
Get Over 100 Portable Freeware Utilities With NirLauncher [Windows]

Windows

Get Over 100 Portable Freeware Utilities With NirLauncher [Windows]

NirLauncher is a library that comes packed with over 100 portable freeware utilities for Windows. It is the perfect toolbox to carry around on your USB stick for emergencies, for example if you need to recover lost passwords or monitor your network. The tools are pre-sorted into 12 different categories and you are free to add additional software packages if you like.

19-05-2011
Get Over 100 Portable Freeware Utilities With NirLauncher [Windows]
How To Set Up Multiple Portable XAMPP Web Servers On A Single USB Drive

Wordpress & Web Development

How To Set Up Multiple Portable XAMPP Web Servers On A Single USB Drive

For some time now, I’ve been trying to develop a very fast and easy way to create a virtual web server (basically a local web server), on my portable hard drive. Not just one though. I wanted to have the ability to set up multiple web servers that I could just configure as my localhost web server with the click of a button.

12-05-2011
How To Set Up Multiple Portable XAMPP Web Servers On A Single USB Drive
CodySafe: Application Launcher & Powerful Companion For Your Portable Apps [Windows]

Windows

CodySafe: Application Launcher & Powerful Companion For Your Portable Apps [Windows]

In the last several years, portable apps have really gained huge popularity among Windows users. But if you have a huge collection of portable applications on your thumb drive, you will know that going back and forth from/to the portable app folder to open the apps could end up becoming annoying over time. Therefore we need the help of a portable application manager and CodySafe is one of the most recommended names.

13-04-2011
CodySafe: Application Launcher & Powerful Companion For Your Portable Apps [Windows]
The Top 5 Portable Apps For Linux

Linux

The Top 5 Portable Apps For Linux

Most of us know about portable apps for Windows, and how useful they can be sometimes. It’s great to simply have your favorite programs and add-ons with you, especially in the case of browsers. However, portable apps for Linux have been nonexistent, at least until now. Lately a decent collection of Linux portable apps have showed up, and are now worth mentioning.

11-04-2011
The Top 5 Portable Apps For Linux