Download Portable Apps: Free Software for USB Flash Drives

Looking for free software to run directly from your USB flash drive? Download PortableApps and get free portable apps including software like web browsers, email client, office suite, antivirus etc. which can run directly from your USB pen drive.

PortableApps is by far the most popular portable software solution out there which allows you to carry your favorite software anywhere in the world loaded on any portable storage device like USB flash drive, iPod, memory card, portable hard drive, etc.

portable apps for usb

When you plugin your USB flash drive, portable hard drive, or iPod into any Windows Computer, you can use your favorite software and personal data just like on your own PC; and when you unplug, no personal data is left behind! PortableApps requires no special hardware or additional software to work.

Download Portable Apps

It includes a full collection of most popular open source software, compatible freeware, and commercial software. PortableApps includes a web browser, email client, office suite, calendar/scheduler, instant messaging client, antivirus, audio player, sudoku game, password manager, PDF reader, minesweeper clone, backup utility and integrated menu.

Some most popular free software you might be already using –
# Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition (web browser)
# Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition (email)
# Mozilla Sunbird, Portable Edition (calendar/tasks)
# ClamWin Portable (antivirus)
# Pidgin Portable (instant messaging)
# Sumatra PDF Portable (PDF reader)
# KeePass Password Safe Portable (password manager)
# Sudoku Portable (game)
# Mines-Perfect Portable (game)
# CoolPlayer+ Portable (audio player)
# Portable* (office suite)
# AbiWord Portable (word processor)
See complete list of applications

Latest PortableApps Platform 1.5 has now been released and includes a new theme, app icon renaming, app icon hiding, better multilingual support, app language switching, improved wallpaper swapper, run as (admin), hide desktop icons, transparency, app details on hover and more.

Download PortableApps and learn to use your favorite free software in a new mobile way, and free yourself from your personal computer. Portable Apps is available in 3 forms

  • Platform Only (1MB) – includes Menu, Backup, Custom Folders, Icons & Autorun only
  • Suite Light (46MB) – Includes all the free softwares with AbiWord Portable (word processor)
  • Suite Standard (124MB) – Includes all the free softwares with Portable (word processor)


  1. obed says:

    finding problems with my adata usb 4gb drive. now reads 24mb

  2. Diana, flash designer says:

    I think that fo me Platform only solution is quite enough. I will see how it works.

  3. hamid says:

    i need softwar to format 240 gig flash memory

  4. vinod says:

    How can i install plugin’s for the portable applications like, photopshop,
    Dreamweaver, Premiere, after effects of cs2/cs3/cs4 and on 3D Max, Maya

  5. ridoncular says:

    Hi guys,
    Portable Softwares are really convenient to everyone because of its characteristic (without installization). I prefer test new sw but sometimes it’s really hard and take many times to install them. But portable sw, I can do them easier :). Oh, I know a web which contains many portable sws and i guess that it’s interested w/ you.

  6. Martin says:

    When l try to format the Kingston D17/64GB USB pen drive, it just hangs and does nothing. Does any one have any suggestings??

    • robert says:

      will your mother board support the bios level to use the
      64gb upgrade your mother board bios with the latest sw
      a possiabilty to try

  7. krishan kumar says:

    i want to use portable anitvirus for pen drive security

  8. NOVIDANTE says:

    tried to re format my 8GB flash but it didnt work on my PC. flash was suddenly uneable to open

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