Portable Apps + Dropbox

22 12 2009

A few months ago, I posted about how I got onto Dropbox. I’ve really enjoyed it so far but the thing I like the most is something I didn’t know much about when I first got into Dropbox, that’s the Portable Applications. This lets me install all kinds of little junk programs onto Dropbox and they’ll be available to any computer that has my Dropbox on it. Now I don’t have to fill up my PC with all kinds of programs that are a little bit interesting but probably don’t warrant an install; also, if I change PC’s, I don’t have to install all this stuff cause it’s right there in my Dropbox.

Here are the legitimate portable programs that I’ve put onto my Dropbox so far:

  1. 7-Zip – Zip file extraction
  2. Audacity – Audio manipulation
  3. FileZilla – FTP with nice saved sites
  4. Firefox – Web Browser
  5. FoxitReader – Light PDF reader
  6. GIMP – Powerful Photo Manipulation
  7. Google Chrome – Light Web Browser
  8. InfraRecorder – CD/DVD Burner
  9. LBreakout2 – Ball bouncing game
  10. MPlayer – Video playing
  11. Notepad++ – Great alternative to Notepad
  12. Pidgin – Instant Messaging
  13. Skype – Internet phone conversation
  14. Sumatra – Light PDF Viewer
  15. Thunderbird – Offline email
  16. uTorrent – Torrent downloading
  17. VLC – Best video player

Here’s the list of apps that I’ve been able to make portable and install:

  1. 1-4a Renamer – Powerful file renamer
  2. 1Time – countdown or alarm program
  3. Baby Splat – Baby keyboard mashing program
  4. CCleaner – crap cleaner
  5. Deep Burner – CD/DVD burner
  6. DeFraggler – Defragment with power
  7. Device Doctor – Get the latest drivers
  8. Dropbox – Sync it all to a thumb drive
  9. Faststone Capture – Screen Capture better than PrntScrn
  10. Faststone Resizer – Resize photos
  11. Goldwave – Audio tool I actually paid money for (a long time ago)
  12. Kid Rocket – Kid friendly browser and paint tool that I’m not too big a fan of (yet)
  13. Launchy – Application Launcher to avoid manually finding all these files
  14. MP3 Splitter – Split large MP3 files
  15. MP3 Tagger – Tag batches of files
  16. Process Explorer – Task Manager alternative
  17. Revo Uninstaller – Uninstall programs and deep clean remove
  18. Sizer – make your windows snap to a certain size
  19. Spybot – remove spyware
  20. Teracopy – copy batches of files with more options


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