Last week I had need to go to our local library and was waiting while my grandson was picking up some books that he needed for school. I wanted to kill some time by getting on the Internet and checking out my blog site and also start to do another blog article. But as we all know, using a unsecured computer poses risks and I do not want to leave a trail of any information that is personal to me on a library computer system.
I had my USB stick that I carry with me which contains the full suite from Portable Apps. So what is Potable Apps? It is basically a suite of applications that can be used on a Windows based system that runs directly from the drive. On their site Portable Apps describes their suite as:
Now you can carry your favorite computer programs along with all of your bookmarks, settings, email and more with you. Use them on any Windows computer. All without leaving any personal data behind.
PortableApps.com provides a truly open platform that works with any hardware you like (USB flash drive, iPod, portable hard drive, etc). It’s open source built around an open format that any hardware vendor or software developer can use.
The PortableApps.com Suite and Platform is free. It contains no spyware. There are no advertisements. It isn’t a limited or trial version. There is no additional hardware or software to buy. You don’t even have to give out your email address. It’s 100% free to use, free to copy and free to share.
So I fired up Personal Apps and used the built in Firefox browser to access my site. After signing in I was able to approve comments, start a new blog article without leaving any trace behind. The other abilities offered by Portable Apps are build in applications such as word processing, email program, password safe program, anti-virus and much more.
If you haven’t tried Portable Apps, take a look at the site below and see if it is right for you.
Let me know your thoughts and share your comments.