Here is a list of software that does not need to be installed, they can all run from a USB stick.
OpenOffice.org is a multiplatform and multilingual office suite and an open-source project. Compatible with all other major office suites, the product is free to download, use, and distribute.
GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.
DemocraKey X is basically a set of freeware security tools put into one single launcher for easy use. When you insert your USB-stick DemocraKey X wil run and open a window allowing you to surf anonymous, send Encryted Emails, build encrypted volumes using TrueCrypt, mount encrypted drives, run virus scan and more.
This is an free notepad replacement. It supports syntax highlighting for HTML and other common languages. Read more…
AbiWord is a free word processing program similar to Microsoft® Word. It is suitable for a wide variety of word processing tasks.
A straightforward encryption utility that uses various cryptographic
algorithms to encrypt and decrypt textual files. These algorithms include:
Blowfish, Cast128, Gost, IDEA, Misty1, AES/Rijndael, and Twofish.
Omziff also generates random passwords, splits files, and does simple file
shredding according to DOD Standards. It is freeware, comes in a
Convert is an easy to use unit conversion program that will convert the most popular units of distance, temperature, volume, time, speed, mass, power, density, pressure, energy and many others, including the ability to create custom conversions!
Drive Manager has been written to help you easily identify drives which are of the same type. As well as displaying the volume label it also displays vendor information so that multiply CD/DVD drives and removable drives such as USB thumb drives can be differentiated by their manufacturers name, version and revision date. Also the serial number can be seen as a unique ID for each drives.
Obviously, is a Task-Manager, but specifically engineered to give additional functionalities that the Windows bundled TaskManager (and other third party products) do not have.
A freeware screen capturing software.
FollowMeIP is a small client that allows you to retrieve the IP address of your local machine from any place that has access to the web.
FTP Wanderer is a multithreaded FTP client with the look-and-feel of Windows Explorer, and makes moving files between the Internet and your computer as simple as local file manipulation.
You can use HFS to send and receive files.
It differs from classic file sharing because it uses web technology,
thus is more compatible.
It differs from classic webservers because it is easy and ready out of the box.
Quick `n Easy FTP Server Lite
Quick ‘n Easy FTP Server is a multi threaded FTP server for Windows 98/NT/XP/2003 that can be easily setup even by inexperienced users.
New users can be easily created by a wizard which is guiding you step by step in the process.
The server handles all basic FTP commands plus a lot of special FTP commands like MDTM, NLST, FEAT, PSWD, XCRC and many more!
WhoisThisDomainThis utility allows you to easily get information about a registered domain. It automatically connect to the right WHOIS server, according to the top-level domain name, and retrieve the WHOIS record of the domain.
It support both generic domains and country code domains.
WinAudit is a software program that audits Windows® based personal computers. Just about every aspect of computer inventory is examined. The report is displayed as a web page, which can be saved in a number of standard formats. You can e-mail it to your technical support or even post the audit to a database for archiving. When used in conjunction with its command line functionality, you can automate inventory administration at the network level.
YamiPod is a freeware application to efficiently manage your iPod under Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. It can be run directly from your iPod and needs no installation. Take a look at the feature list to find out what it can do and feel free to suggest anything that might be missing.
7-Zip is a file archiver with high compression ratio.
7-Zip is free software distributed under the GNU LGPL (except for the RAR plugin).
The Free Sound Editor
Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. Learn more about Audacity…
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Pidgin Portable is a multi-protocol instant messaging client that works
with AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ, MSN Messenger, Yahoo! and more. You
can log into multiple networks all with the same program. All your IM
settings and buddy lists are self-contained, so it leaves no personal
information behind on the machine you run it on.
SIW – System Information for Windows. This program performs computer configuration analysis and diagnostics. It gives detailed information about your computer properties and settings, detailed specs for Software (Operating System, Installed Programs and Hotfixes, Processes, Services, Product Keys, Serial Numbers, Users, Open Files, System Uptime, Passwords hidden behind asterisks, Installed Codecs), Hardware (Motherboard, BIOS, CPU, chipset, PCI/AGP, USB and ISA/PnP Devices, Memory, Video Card, Monitor, Disk Drives, CD/DVD Devices, SCSI Devices, S.M.A.R.T., Ports, Printers), Network (Network Cards, Network Shares, currently active Network Connections), as well as real-time monitors for CPU, Memory, Page File usage and Network Traffic.
SIW can create a report file (CSV, HTML or TXT), and is able to run in batch mode.
SIW is a standalone tool that does not require installation (Portable Freeware) – one less installed program on your PC as well the fact that you can run the program directly from a USB flash drive.
VLC – the cross-platform media player and streaming server
VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, …) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.
ClamWin Portable is the popular ClamWin antivirus packaged as a portable app, so you can take your antivirus with you to scan files on the go. You can place it on your USB flash drive, iPod, portable hard drive or a CD and use it on any computer, without leaving any personal information behind.