http://portableapps.com/

這個網站大概一年多前看到的,偶爾會上去追一下看有什麼新的東西發佈出來,就他的網站介紹其實就很簡單的可以知道,看網站也知道主要的目標就是要可攜性。

What is a portable app?

portable – carried or moved with ease
app – a computer program like a web browser or word processor

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, run the portable installer and go

No Kidding – It’s that easy

方便攜帶,可以更輕易的把自已所習慣的工作環境放在一個外接的儲存裝置像USB隨身碟、隨身硬碟之類的,而且個人資料也完全不會留在除了隨身儲存裝置上。

http://portableapps.com/about/what_is_a_portable_app 這裡有更完整的介紹,和軟體的目標。

不過這軟體介面都是英文的,對於習慣用中文介面軟體的使用者來說多少會有些阻力。不過為了一個乾淨的系統、和攜的便利,是值得克服的。

已發佈的軟體分成十類。

而自已有在用的項目有其中幾項,像 7-Zip Portable – File archiver and compressor、OpenOffice.org Portable – word processor, spreadsheet, presentations with Microsoft compatibility、FileZilla Portable – the full-featured FTP client、Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition – the award-winning web browser that’s safe and secure、Skype Portable (Freeware) – instant messaging, video chat and phone calls, µTorrent Portable (Freeware) – lightweight bittorrent client之類的這幾項,上面十類別裡零零總總也加起來要二三十項,要每個都用到其實也不太可能。

而還有個另外釋出一個整合好的套件

PortableApps.com Suite and Platform 1.6

All versions of the PortableApps.com Suite include the integrated PortableApps.com Menu (pictured at right) and the PortableApps.com Backup utility along with a set of custom icons, an autoplay configuration, folders and a quick start shortcut. In addition, the packages include:

包含以上的這些常用的軟體。不過這些軟體都是要在WINDOWS下執行的。所以要期待他也出一個包含os base的 suite好了,就像win pe那樣XD。就超方便了。