100 Free Useful Portable Applications You Should Know
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with more apps and fixed links.
Portable apps are the software requiring no installation unlike usual executable apps yet recall your history and configuration options unlike zipped apps. In this post, we’re showcasing the top 100 useful portable apps that you can carry in a pen drive or your phone’s storage or SD card.
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Portable apps for Windows platform lets you carry your favorite apps along with you on the go – with all the data and settings, ready to be launched at a click on any computer running Windows XP or above. Let’s check the best 100 portable apps that prove helpful for everyone, listed categorically below for easy access.
Geany Portable. Lets you work with vanilla text, HTML, Python, NSIS and many more files. It even lets you configure and use locally available compilers from your flash drive.
Notepad++ Portable. Lets users code programs and create software in various languages. It supports syntax highlighting and folding for navigation, and plugins for more functionalities.
Database Browser Portable. Helps you manage, view and edit any database on the go. You can even export data to CSV or HTML files, and access the database in multiple formats.
Cppcheck Portable. An analysis tool that detects bugs in C/C++ languages. The tool doesn’t detect syntax errors but does code analysis and helps write more efficient language.
NSIS Portable. Create executable installers and launchers for your software distributions.
Sqliteman Portable. Create SQLite3 databases with a feature-rich set of available tools. It supports major platforms and is a complete access and tune-up tool for SQLite.
XAMPP. A cohesive server package of MySQL, Apache, PHP, etc. It pre-configures itself and lets you create test environments for your development works.
Artha Portable. An offline and handy thesaurus that offers you quick access and lookups with a hotkey. It runs in the background and shows up as you highlight a word in any app.
Marble Portable. A virtual atlas that lets you pan and zoom, and view places and roads. Provides the Wikipedia link for a clicked place.
Stellarium Portable. An program that lets you study astronomy: space, solar system and its planets, stars and constellations, galaxies and much more.
TIPP10 Portable. A touch-type tutor consisting of a special artificial intelligence feature for beginners to make them practice letters easily and efficiently.
Graphics and Pictures Apps
AniFX Portable. A handy cursor editor that helps you create, extract and edit cursors with multiple effects and animations.
Blender Portable. An open-source tool for rendering, shaping, animating and creating 3D models that can be created and used anywhere.
Caesium Portable. Lets you convert and optimize multiple image formats. It also compresses images to save memory on your hard drive and upload images faster.
FotoSketcher Portable. A full-featured photo management tool that also lets you create amazing artworks from your digital photos.
GIMP Portable. A powerful image editor that allows editing images on the run. It supports photo composition, retouching, image authoring, applying filters and much more.
IcoFX Portable. A handy icon creator and editor just like AniFX, and is considered as an all-in-one icon management tool.
Inkscape Portable. An open source vector image editor, which is similar to Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw though it’s not that powerful.
IrfanView Portable. A lightweight graphic viewer for Windows that supports viewing vector graphics, pictures, animations, icons and more files.
JPEGView Portable. A fast and handy image viewer and editor that supports JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG, TIFF and more image formats.
LibreCAD Portable. A 2D computer-aided design tool that supports more than 20 languages. Used by an extensive community of designers.
PicPick Portable. A full-featured screen capture tool, and also an image editor that offers a range of features and tools to enhance images and modify them.
XnView Portable. A user-friendly image viewer and converter to help you view photos or slideshows, alter and edit your images on the move.
DamnVid Portable. Easily download and convert videos from the popular video sharing channels like YouTube, DailyMotion, Metacafe, etc.
FileZilla Portable. A remote file manager supporting FTP, SFTP and many more standard file transfer protocols. You can easily download/upload files to/from servers.
Free Download Manager Portable. A download manager. Supports pausing and resuming of torrent downloads, flash video downloads and other download files.
Google Chrome Portable. A fast and efficient web browser from Google that lets you browse web pages and applications with great speed.
gPodder Portable. A user-friendly podcast player and subscriber that manages your podcast subscriptions and lets you download and listen podcasts.
LAN Messenger Portable. A peer-to-peer chatting tool that allows transferring files and chatting with the local users without the need of a server.