While crusing the web the other day I stumbled upon Portable Applications and was struck by what a simple and fantastic idea this is. What is a portable application you ask? From the Portable Apps web site:
A portable app is a computer program that you can carry around with you on a portable device and use on any Windows computer. When your USB flash drive, portable hard drive, iPod or other portable device is plugged in, you have access to your software and personal data just as you would on your own PC. And when you unplug the device, none of your personal data is left behind.
No Special Hardware – Use any USB flash drive, portable hard drive, iPod/MP3 player, etc
No Additional Software – Just download the portable app, extract it and go
No Kidding – It’s that easy