PortableApps Suite (Lite Edition)

PortableApps Suite (Lite Edition)

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 6 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.6.1
  • Total Downloads:
    12,855
  • Date Added:
    May 28, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    50.74MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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The Lite Edition of the popular PortableApps Suite is much like the Standard version. It takes an old-school approach to mobile computing; instead of hosting programs online, it offers a comprehensive suite that fits onto and runs from almost any device with at least 256 MB of space.

The Lite Edition swaps out the OpenOffice.org productivity suite for the MS Word-only analog called AbiWord. Everything else is identical, managing some of the best freeware applications from a taskbar menu that runs instantly when clicked on. User favorites Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird are here, a calendar and day-planner app, an instant messenger manager, an antivirus program, and even a Sudoku game.

Impressively, the range of supported programs goes far beyond those in the Standard Suite. Others you can download include a media player, a Web page editor and even a version of the Mac OS. Along with all the software, PortableApp provides support for all your ancillary settings, plug-ins, buddy lists, and document and media files.

The download and installation is quick, if not lightning fast, and the interface menu looks as good as it is straightforward. We'd like to see a way to synchronize settings and extensions in future versions, although if you use portable apps exclusively you simply take your settings with you.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Does most of what I need"

November 15, 2008  |  By billhartmann

 |  Version: PortableApps Suite (Lite Edition) 1.1

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

A little slow on the loading

Summary

Very good

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5 stars

"Works great! Better than U3!"

November 13, 2008  |  By ptknapp

 |  Version: PortableApps Suite (Lite Edition) 1.1

Pros

Great for thumbdrive or laptop.

Cons

None I can think of.

Summary

Does everything I want from it. Saves me having to lug my laptop where I can access another computer.

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4 stars

"Very good !"

November 12, 2008  |  By hbonds

 |  Version: PortableApps Suite (Lite Edition) 1.1

Pros

It's free and very easy to use.

Cons

None. Youcant go wrong with this app.

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5 stars

"Outstanding!"

November 12, 2008  |  By billfranke

 |  Version: PortableApps Suite (Lite Edition) 1.1

Pros

Has all the necessary apps for my mobile computing needs. Offers AbiWord instead of the OpenOffice Gargantua. It fits on a USB flash drive. It's free.

Cons

Given what it is, I'd say it has no cons at all. How can people complain about what they don't have to pay for?

Summary

I used to use this every day at my university job. It allowed me to use computers that have Chinese operating systems (Windows XP Pro) but with my own English apps that were set up for me. It was like using my own desktop PC. Now I use my Asus Eee PC 1000H instead of Portable Apps because the 1000H has an 80-GB HDD instead of a 20-GB SSD, but I still carry Portable Apps on my USBs, just in case.

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5 stars

"Great Product"

October 11, 2007  |  By Jahona

 |  Version: PortableApps Suite (Lite Edition) 1.0

Pros

This is a condensed version of thier standered software where you can pick and choose what programs you whant for flashdrives under 1 gig. The applications for it are solid open office is great not sure what open office base is.

Much Better than U3 system on some flashdrives.

Cons

none

just thought to mention if you have a 1 gig or bigger flash go ahead and download the standard application instead of the light.

all mine are 2 gig and up and the standard app fits perfectly fine on it.

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4 stars

"Convienent "

December 11, 2006  |  By wolvesnthemist

 |  Version: PortableApps Suite (Lite Edition) 1.0

Pros

I like the fact that it makes it easier to run programs off of my flash drive. I'm also not limited to just the programs off of portableapps.com, I can install almost any program into it.

Cons

Runs very slow on USB 1.1, for those that still have computers with that.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher PortableApps
Publisher web site http://portableapps.com/
Release Date May 28, 2010
Date Added May 28, 2010
Version 1.6.1
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Business Applications
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Version 1.6.1 updated translations.
Download Information
File Size 50.74MB
File Name PortableApps.com_Suite_Light_Setup_1.6.1_English.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 12,855
Downloads Last Week 3
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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