Portable Apps

March 6, 2009
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At work we have been discussing portable apps. Portable apps is a program you install on a USB flash drive which runs other programs. This is very useful when you are on the road and need your favorite program, but don’t have time to download and install it. We used portable apps to install Thunderbird with Enigmail and gpg encryption to create a secure way of emailing others while on the road. Other programs that I installed were PC Inspector’s File Recovery tool which I have used in the past to recover “lost” files. I was also able to find a Wireshark, Putty, and WinSCP portable programs. I don’t know how much I will actually use it, but we also got Xampp to work with portable apps.

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