13 July, 2008

Blog on the go, surf anonymously...

...and do more with Portable Applications

According to Wikipedia a portable application or software is “a computer software program that does not need to be installed or copied onto a computer's mass storage device to be executed…” meaning; software, which you can carry in pen drives, CD’s or even in your mobile phones memory card and use it as and when necessary, by just plugging the drive in your PC or laptop.

In this post I am going to share some of the nifty portable applications, which I found very much useful, easy to carry and use. So just read the descriptions, download and begin to use it. Yes! It is that much easy, because all the software’s I am going to recommend here are 100% freeware.

So, Once downloaded and kept into your pen drive or any removable drives; you can use it wherever you go and whenever you need. 

Yes! If you want you can also use all of these software’s by installing it in your hard drive, so lets begin:

The first software I am going to share is called Post2blog. This is simple, fast and user friendly offline blog editor and publisher, supporting Unicode and direct media upload. So all of my bloggir friends, if you are interested to install it just go here to get detail information or go directly here and download it. 

After installation you can directly use it from your pc or make a portable version to use it from anywhere you go.( Yes!, after making portable version, you can uninstall the program from your hard disk if you want to do so)

Have you ever wished that how nice it would be, if you could surf the net, visit other peoples blogs and forums without leaving a trace of your “foot print” ?. With Operator it is possible. Yes! With this small utility you can surf the net hiding your real IP as it will show totally different IP’s (that of a location thousands of miles from your current location and your ISP).This is really great application for those, who want to hide their real identity while surfing the net, but it is not recommended for dial-up users. 

If you have faster internet connection, it is here; use it as much as you want for free…….BUT ! Beware …..Please do not misuse it. 

Well, if you have hunger for news, information and spend a lot of time by surfing different blogs and web posts, here is a very useful and fine software for you. Just go here and download Greatnews. Now add all the feeds, you frequently visit on it. It is really user friendly and very easy to configure in first sight. This Greatnews is really great because it also supports Nepali Unicode, so you can fetch all of your favorite news, blogs and posts in a single reading pane and read it with ease.

And here is one very smart E-mail client which also supports Gmail, Hotmail and several other SMTP, eSMTP, POP 3 mails, which lets you create/send and receive mails on the go. It is called Dream mail and it is available here for free download.

Another small yet great utility is Universal Viewer. As it’s name, you can view any types of files with this small utility, meaning you can open and read any doc, xls, pdf, jpg, GIF, PNG, TIFF, RTF and several other types of files with this single program. It is just about 1.7 MB in size. As it supports drag and drop, you will find it worth carrying in your pocket. Don’t worry about the different script or language you use, it also fully supports Unicode. Want it?, well it's here.

Likewise Universal extractor (can extract zip, RAR and various other compressed files; for free) is also available in portable version. If you are tired; using several different program for extracting different you can download this free utility and work with ease.

Several other essential software’s, which we have been using everyday, like Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, Winamp, Firefox etc. are also available in portable version. 

A good place to look for all kind of portable applications is here, where you can find different package of software’s including program launcher for your pc. Beside that; http://portableapps.com/, http://osxportableapps.sourceforge.net/ and http://www.pendriveapps.com/ are also offering different kind of software’s under a single roof. So just go to those site, download your favorite application. 

Now you can carry it in your pocket and use it even in the computers where installing of new software’s are restricted, without leaving a trace on it’s registry. So carry all your stuffs in your pen drive and feel the freedom of using your own utilities in any computer.


  1. I think you've done a wonderful job with this topic, it is the best I've read so far. I'm going to blog on this topic and cite your article. Good job with this!

  2. I agree Beth. A good job indeed

  3. Thanks Beth!

    Thank you for visiting my blog and also citing this post in your site.

    I'd also like to thank bjornfree for the support and inspiration.

    To other visitors:- Beth has cited my posthere!

  4. I was searching for these stuffs from long. Thanks for providing all the best freewares link and lists.

    I arrived here searching software to hide Ip address. It seems that you use your own language to write your posts, but this one is worth a million!

    Really great!!!!!!!

    Thank you!

  5. Thank you for sharing, Dilip dai!

  6. Aw,windows 7 key this was a really quality post. In theory I'd like to write like this too – taking time and real effort to make a good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and never seem to get something done.