with this instructable you can learn how to put cool software on your flashdrive or even your mp3-player!!

PS. first instructable, very simple, please comment!

also English isn't my best subject so when you see a fault please say it!

and when you like it...click the + please!

Step 1: go to www.portableapps.com

start your browser(IE or firefox or whatever you use) and go to http://www.portableapps.com and click 'applications'. (red one on the screenshot)
can u put apps on ur ipod using this?
dude... NO... This is for being able to have a certain list of programs that are able to run without being installed on a specific system. They are instead, "installed" onto a portable flash drive...
You are partialy correct. but you can put applications from portableapps.com on your ipods partition and run them from any  windows computer. 
actually, if you enable your iPod for disk use, you can. Although It would chew up space, and is a pain to bring the cable around with you everywhere.
Sorry, just read your other posts, the apps will not work natively on the Ipod, but instead on the PC it is connected to.
Here's another site that has portable flashdrive apps, <br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.pendriveapps.com/">http://www.pendriveapps.com/</a><br/>
This is fairly out of date now. I recommend installing the suite full or lite depending on your drive, and they are no longer in self extracting archives, but in neat little installers.
so can i say play game on my ipod bc thats all i want it for
so just download it to ipod root folder thing and thats it good to go?
I like, it's been killing me not being able to use GIMP at work. Do these apps work with a locked down machine?
Yes they do. The GIMP works at my school, and they're pretty locked down. The PCs reset themselves every time they restart, and access to My Computer is restricted, but a dialog box asks me if I want to "explore the device". If anything, you could make a live CD using a simple autorun batch file. they shouldn't block autoruns.
in my skool if u download it in d drive it won't get eraesed
Yeah I tried it out today and it worked fine I used GIMP and silent night cd burner, was finally able to use the cd burner on my office computer. Give me a computer with a cd burner and then won't give me software to use it, stupid ISS.
at my school it work's, but these computers aren't the best secured, so i would say: try, your computer won't crash and post the result at this instructable and send me a PM
ugh mac on a stick is anoying! i had to download the stupid bittorrent!
haha, this is all terrific news, considering i just got a 17 dollar 8 gig flash drive.
where'd you get it from?
it was a special deal on some deal a day site. i actually bought 3, but each of them was 17 dollars if you split the price three ways.
did it earlier, works great
Here is one more nice site: www.portablefreeware.com GO FREE!!!
As well as <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/portable-software-usb/">http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/portable-software-usb/</a><br/>nice ible.<br/>
This pretty much sums up why I bought my usb drive
im gonna use this at school
Do I download this on the PC first and then put it onto the flashdrive?
Thanks for a valuable site suggestion I will try it out
Greta stuff...i hate U3...
thanks, this is going to come in handy for school
Hey m-arijn Thanks a lot for this. That instructable is so useful. :) gimp at work ... hehehe (evil laugh)
yo im having some trouble do you download to your computer or usb?
download to your computer, then open the file and choose the directory of your USB-stick(ea.'F:') as the destination to unpack the file.
ok but do i need to keep all the files or just the actual apps themselves(the ones with the pics)
once you've extracted the files you use the pictogram to start the program, you also need to keep the rest of your files on the usb-drive. You can throw away the files you did click to install the software...hope I'm clear enough...
Get this instead of the horrible U3 software. My memory stick (Verbatim 4GB) came cheaper due to the U3 but i got the uninstaller and said goodbye to the U3 software and i have not missed it at all and the memory stick seems to preform better :o)
same. haha
my first leeson was yhis and is really cool tnx a lot man
Just a note for U3 owners - some apps from portableapps won't work on U3 drives - for most of them, there are U3-compatible versions on the same site, or equivalents on the U3 download center
when you want the u3 version go to www.portableapps.com/u3, I think more u3 apps are coming up.
Well done! I'd just bought a USB flash drive (it was packaged with U3 and some silly apps---not any more), and the PortableApps Suite seemed like a nice addition. Your English is fine, BTW.
updated the instructable...good luck!!
Your English is fine!
Excellent, Ill be giving this a go for sure. Didnt know I could do it till you put this up. :)
I had a 256mb stick and filled it up in a few months. Now i have a 1gb stick (christmas) and i have many apps for it.<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Portable_Software">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Portable_Software</a><br/><br/>big list of portable apps<br/>
and what about the instructable? is it a good one? (except it's very simple...)
Hi there, your Instructable is fine, at the time of this post it has created a nice response from other members. Understanding that English is not your first language, you did well. You may want to explain your ideas more; how did you put the software on the drive and if there are any other cool sites where we can get this type of software. Gimp sounds great, have you any other ideas for good software?
thx for the comment, the software on www.portableapps.com is the only software I found. if anyone knows other sites where you can download software for your flashdrive, please send me a PM! so i can add it to the instructable. GIMP is very nice and also firefox is recommended
is it available for every usb stick, and for any computer?
if your usb port is fast enough it works on every ME,NT or XP computer. as you can see it's all originally lynux software(because of the open schource of course)

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