Download Portable - Best Software & Apps

  • Audacity

    2.2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free virtual studio for Windows computers

    7
    6547 votes
    • PROS: Works with all popular audio formats, Contains all relevant filters and tools
    • CONS: Crashes occasionally, Program interface no longer appropriate
  • On-Screen Keyboard Portable

    1.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A virtual keyboard you can take anywhere

    7
    421 votes
    • PROS: Lightweight and portable, Even works with Windows 95!
    • CONS: Unattractive
  • OkayFreedom VPN

    1.8.3.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free private browsing and torrent service

    8
    205 votes
    • PROS: Free option , Great service
    • CONS: Extremely limited basic package , One user accounts
  • Free Virtual Keyboard

    4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Portable alternative to physical keyboards

    7
    611 votes
    • PROS: Simple and resizeable, Lightwieght, Standalone
    • CONS: Few options
  • Wireless Network Watcher

    1.91

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Discover intruders on your Wi-Fi network

    7
    540 votes
    • PROS: Quick and simple scan of your local network, Icons for each device, Export data in various formats, Background scanning
    • CONS: No warning or blocking functions
  • Portable Windows Movie Maker

    6.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Standalone easy-to-use video editor

    6
    676 votes
    • PROS: Great for beginners in video editing, Includes many effects and special filters, Includes a title and credits tool, Can export to various formats
    • CONS: Too basic for more advanced users
  • Steganos Online Shield VPN

    3.0.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Android

    9
    7 votes
    • VirtualBox Portable

      6.4.8

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Create a virtual computer with a separate operating system inside your PC

      7
      289 votes
      • uTorrent Portable

        3.4.5.41202

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Use your favorite torrent client anywhere

        7
        670 votes
        • PROS: Clear, easy to use interface, Complete preferences menu, No installation required, Very light on resources
        • CONS: Being a portable app, you can't associate .torrent files with it
      • Everest Portable

        Ultimate Edition 5.50

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        An Old But Good Way To Test Your Computer's Mettle.

        6
        371 votes
        • PROS: Lots of hardware information, Good diagnostic tools
        • CONS: No graphics benchmarking, Discontinued
      • WinRAR Unplugged

        3.8.0.1

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A portable file compressor at your fingertips

        7
        158 votes
        • PROS: Easy to use, Great compression rates, Use wherever you can plug in a USB stick
        • CONS: Interface can appear cluttered
      • Windows Live Messenger Portable

        14.0.8117.416

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Windows Live Messenger without installation

        8
        544 votes
        • PROS: No installation required, Can be run from a USB key, Includes all the functionality from the desktop version
        • CONS: Somewhat unstable, May trigger antivirus alarms
      • Format Factory Portable

        2.90

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Convert files anywhere

        8
        614 votes
        • PROS: Many formats, Very easy to use, Advanced functions, Translations
        • CONS: It is not the most recent version
      • Notepad++ Portable

        6.2.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Text editing on the move

        8
        139 votes
        • PROS: Support for many coding languages, Lots of extra tools to write and code
        • CONS: You have to download necessary files for spellcheck
      • Windows 7 DreamScene Activator

        1.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A portable and free app for activating DreamScene

        7
        176 votes
        • PROS: Activating and deactivating is very easy, The app is free
        • CONS: People with current operating systems may be uninterested, Configuring and troubleshooting is very difficult
      • Portable OpenOffice.org

        4.1.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        An alternative to Microsoft Office that goes where you do

        7
        341 votes
        • PROS: Portable!, Handy launcher to access all tools, Compatible with Microsoft Office 2008, Fully documented
        • CONS: Few templates included
      • Counter Strike Portable

        1.37c

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        Counter-Strike for Android. Are you ready?

        7
        312 votes
        • PROS: Many players who are connected at all hours, Classic Counter-Strike graphics and levels, Touch controls are quite comfortable, Good camera graphics and management, Requires very little configuration
        • CONS: Unstable on some cell phones, Missing classic maps, weapons, and options, Occasional problems with lagging
      • iTunes Portable

        10.6.3.25

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Use iTunes anywhere without installing anything

        7
        377 votes
        • PROS: No installation required, A world of music, movies, and podcasts, Includes the iTunes Store, Allows you to rip audio files from CDs
        • CONS: It is not possible to listen to music on all players, Old version of iTunes
      • Skype Portable

        6.3.0.105

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Free VoIP calls anytime, anywhere

        7
        581 votes
        • PROS: Easy to use, No installation required, Sharp videoconferencing mode, Lots of features to improve your chat experience, Great sound quality in voice calls, Support for embedded local video on target video
        • CONS: The new interface is huge
      • NeonDS

        0.2.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Emulator for Nintendo's successful portable console, the Nintendo DS

        5
        46 votes
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