- access computer from more than one physical location like home & college
- have flash/pen/USB drive, iPod or any sort of portable storage device
- using storage device to carry data like bookmarks and other setting which is common to various computers
Then using a portable application is right solution for you!
As defined on wikipedia,
A portable application, or portable app for short, is a software program that does not require any kind of formal installation onto a computer’s permanent storage device to be executed, and can be stored on a removable storage device such as a CD-ROM, USB flash drive, flash card, or even a floppy disk, enabling it to be used on multiple computers
Now after going through many alternatives & directories the most impressive solution in this genre we found is PortableApps.com!
Below are link to few apps hosted on PortableApps.com. Complete list is here…
- Audacity Portable
- FileZilla Portable
- GIMP Portable
- Miranda IM Portable
- Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition
- Notepad++ Portable
- On-Screen Keyboard Portable
- OpenOffice.org Portable
- Pidgin Portable
- PuTTY Portable
- VLC Media Player Portable
Beside this you may consider using PortableApps Suite – a program which will make you fall in love with your USB Drives! 😉
PortableApps.com Suite™ is a collection of portable apps including a web browser, email client, office suite, calendar/scheduler, instant messaging client, antivirus, sudoku game, backup utility and integrated menu, all preconfigured to work portably. Most impressive is backup/restore feature so that you can synchronize settings, bookmarks, data across various computers! Read support page for more information and usage guide.
Please note that applications are portable between various windows PC and in some cases on Linux if used with Wine. Check application compatibility page for most accurate information.