What are the best Portable apps?

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    AIMP is an audio player only, created by Russian main programmer Artem Izmaylov and a staff of collaborators from Russia. It's freeware and it's available for Windows XP SP3 and newer. There is also a build for Android 4.x and newer.

    Windows, Android


    Judith Alvarez
    Written on May 29, 2017
    "I like to use AIMP audio player. I like that it has a lot of features like assigning hotkey to show the tape, music library reports in tree or table forms with reduced memory consumption mode. It is easy to use and loaded with a lot of useful features. "
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    #2VLC Media Player

    VLC Media Player

    VLC Media Player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player that plays a wide range of media formats such as mkv, mp4, and flv among others. It supports the playback of discs, devices, and network streaming protocols. 


    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS


    Ann Lane
    Written on March 3, 2017
    "VLC is the most awesome video player, and the desktop version was already my favorite, but now I love their portable app too. They can handle pretty much every type of file, no matter how weird or obscure, and it's super easy to use, too. I never use anything else anymore; everything else seems sub-standard since I went to VLC's portable app media player. Love it!"
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    Yakyak is a desktop chat client for Google Hangouts on a Mac OS X desktops and laptops. This chat client enables users to use Google chat on a Mac computer.


    Windows, Mac


    Brittany Sims
    Written on March 10, 2017
    "If you are an "Apple" person, you know how much it sucks when all of your friends are chatting on Google and you can't join in. I finally found a way that lets me join in too. I get to stay connected to friends and family and I don't get left out of plans anymore. I couldn't be happier to finally find a solution that lets me keep my Apple products and use Google too. "


Portable apps are computer applications that you can use on your PC without installation. These kinds of software are mostly run from removable devices and its files are saved in one folder which you can transfer easily from one computer to another. The portable software remains functional despite being in a different location as long it’s saved properly. You can keep them in a flash drive, CD, external HD, memory card and memory stick or store them online in Google Drive or Dropbox.


Did you know that the first-ever portable app developed was the Portable Firefox? John T. Haller created the portable edition of Mozilla Firefox in 2004 where it can be run from a flash drive, CD-ROM, and other compatible devices. The Portable Firefox does not require to be installed on the computer and it doesn’t leave any remnant files or personal details on your computer when it’s uninstalled. The difference between Portable Firefox and Mozilla Firefox isn't that much. Portable Firefox is restricted to delete web cache, cookies, and browsing and download history. It’s also limited to install plugins like Flash and Shockwave as per their licensing agreement. Yet, these limitations do not define the extent of their abilities. Just like its parent Mozilla, the portable version automatically updates and retains personal settings, bookmarks, extension, and themes on the flash drive for easy portability to other devices. You wouldn’t really feel the lacking features of Firefox Portable as long as it’s working well. Soon after its creation, other portable freeware continued to exist so Haller then transferred them to a certain community site for everyone to access. Up until today, there have been billions of developers producing portable apps, as well as portable operating systems, that cover our needs. There are a lot of portable apps that you have yet to discover. Just keep on searching.

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    CDex is a cd ripper that easily rips cd's into mp3 files with its metadata connecting to a remote database. It also shutdowns the computer when the ripping is done.




    Gary Guerrero
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "CDex is a very useful ripping program that helps you create MP3 files which have their data stored in the cloud for great organization. The program is also intuitive enough to turn your computer off if you so desire after you've finished. I only question if the security is good enough but that may be a minor issue that can be fixed."
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    Audacity is a free, easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. It was first released on May 28, 2000.


    Windows, Mac


    Deborah Jimenez
    Written on February 10, 2017
    "Works great to practice and record my music, downloads available for most computer formats. "


Best What are the best Portable apps
1AIMPSoftware 9 Free
2VLC Media PlayerSoftware 6 Free
3YakyakSoftware 4 Free
4CDexSoftware 3 Free
5AudacitySoftware 1 Free

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