Download Free Portable - Best Software & Apps

  • Audacity

    2.2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free virtual studio for Windows computers

    7
    6600 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
    432 votes
    • PROS: Lightweight and portable, Even works with Windows 95!
    • CONS: Unattractive
  • Wireless Network Watcher

    1.91

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Discover intruders on your Wi-Fi network

    7
    557 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
  • OkayFreedom VPN

    1.8.3.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free private browsing and torrent service

    8
    220 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
    621 votes
    • PROS: Simple and resizeable, Lightwieght, Standalone
    • CONS: Few options
  • VirtualBox Portable

    6.4.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

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

    7
    292 votes
    • uTorrent Portable

      3.4.5.41202

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Use your favorite torrent client anywhere

      7
      675 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
    • Format Factory Portable

      2.90

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Convert files anywhere

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

      6.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Standalone easy-to-use video editor

      6
      678 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
    • Notepad++ Portable

      6.2.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Text editing on the move

      8
      140 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 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

      6
      379 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
    • Windows Live Messenger Portable

      14.0.8117.416

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Windows Live Messenger without installation

      8
      547 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
    • NeonDS

      0.2.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

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

      5
      47 votes
      • 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
        180 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
      • XnView Portable

        1.99.6

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A pocket-sized version of XnView

        8
        66 votes
        • PROS: A great photo viewer you can carry around, Support for hundreds of formats
        • CONS: Basic editing tools
      • ShareX

        11.5.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Free Screenshot Grabbing Tool with Powerful Features

        9
        33 votes
        • PROS: Huge range of features, Free and open source
        • CONS: Can be difficult to understand, Settings require personalisation
      • TeamViewer Portable

        8.0.16447

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Simple, fast and secure desktop sharing

        8
        162 votes
        • PROS: No installation required, Record sessions, Transfer files and chat
        • CONS: Complicated for beginners to learn
      • Counter Strike Portable

        1.37c

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        Counter-Strike for Android. Are you ready?

        8
        317 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
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