Download Portable - Best Software & Apps

  • Audacity

    2.2.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free virtual studio for Windows computers

    7
    6674 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
    443 votes
    • PROS: Lightweight and portable, Even works with Windows 95!
    • CONS: Unattractive
  • Free Virtual Keyboard

    4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Portable alternative to physical keyboards

    7
    646 votes
    • PROS: Simple and resizeable, Lightwieght, Standalone
    • CONS: Few options
  • OkayFreedom VPN

    1.8.3.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free private browsing and torrent service

    9
    234 votes
    • PROS: Free option , Great service
    • CONS: Extremely limited basic package , One user accounts
  • Wireless Network Watcher

    2.18

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Discover intruders on your Wi-Fi network

    7
    575 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
  • Format Factory Portable

    2.90

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Convert files anywhere

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

    3.4.5.41202

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Use your favorite torrent client anywhere

    7
    682 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
  • WinRAR Unplugged

    3.8.0.1

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A portable file compressor at your fingertips

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

    6.4.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

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

    7
    295 votes
    • Notepad++ Portable

      6.2.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Text editing on the move

      8
      141 votes
      • PROS: Support for many coding languages, Lots of extra tools to write and code
      • CONS: You have to download necessary files for spellcheck
    • Portable Windows Movie Maker

      6.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Standalone easy-to-use video editor

      6
      686 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
    • Everest Portable

      Ultimate Edition 5.50

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

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

      6
      375 votes
      • PROS: Lots of hardware information, Good diagnostic tools
      • CONS: No graphics benchmarking, Discontinued
    • Portable OpenOffice.org

      4.1.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      An alternative to Microsoft Office that goes where you do

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

      10.6.3.25

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Use iTunes anywhere without installing anything

      7
      382 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
    • Recuva Portable

      1.51.1063

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A portable tool to restore accidentally deleted files

      8
      425 votes
      • PROS: Very easy step-by-step restoration process, No installation required, Fast scans
      • CONS: Results are not guaranteed
    • TeamViewer Portable

      8.0.16447

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Simple, fast and secure desktop sharing

      8
      163 votes
      • PROS: No installation required, Record sessions, Transfer files and chat
      • CONS: Complicated for beginners to learn
    • 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
    • Windows 7 DreamScene Activator

      1.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A portable and free app for activating DreamScene

      7
      182 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
    • Counter Strike Portable

      1.37c

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Counter-Strike for Android. Are you ready?

      8
      328 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
    • Windows Live Messenger Portable

      14.0.8117.416

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Windows Live Messenger without installation

      8
      548 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
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