Monday, 2 February 2009

Portable Software Relates To Applications Capable Of Operating

The term Portable Software relates to applications capable of operating on something other than a standard computer and includes a device such as the U3 platform. In fact any storage device that can be plugged into a USB port on a computer. The only restriction with portable software is that it can only operate on a computer with the same operating system, different to software portability that is capable of running on various operating platforms courtesy of minor alterations. However the beauty of portable software is that it can be run on any computer with the same operating system even if the application is not installed on the computer. In addition after you unplug your device with the portable software on board no one will know that the application you used was any different to the applications on the computer because no trace of it is ever left behind, for more details visit to and that includes any of the documentation that you were working on. Portable software has been designed to make life simpler and does an excellent job.

The reason portable software has arrived is an indication of the increasing consumer demand for mobile storage facilities that can be easily carried on the person. Compactness with ability is the goal currently being pursued by both hardware manufacturers and software developers who together work on a single deployment platform that soundly replaces the 3.5 floppy disk. It is worthy of note that after decades of practice for a 3.5 floppy drive to be included on every PC sold, the practice has finally begun to die out as major manufacturers no longer supply their newest machines with a 3.5 floppy drive, for more details visit to while ensuring a host of USB ports are available instead.

The types of storage facilities being described are those that can be linked to your key ring. Thinking physically small in relation to device size but big in relation to applications is about to play a major role in all future storage device designs. In addition with demand for new technologies higher now than ever before manufacturers will be pushing the technological boundaries hard in order to provide enormously useful but physically small devices to a global market that can barely wait to receive them.

The popular USB flash drives make captive, manufacturers who want and need to be competitive. With prices of USB drives falling the market for them is growing making it obvious that portable software will have a niche in all future developments. Interestingly, and something not likely to last for much longer because it simply doesn't make economic sense for it to do so, is the fact that there are still some brand application manufacturers that do not yet provide portable software applications.

Well known applications currently available as portable software include freeware such as Open Office suite, yes that's right the entire suite of applications; Byword (portable word processor); Fixit PDF Reader a worthy competitor to the Adobe Reader; Essentialism (Information Management i.e. Calendar, contacts list and more); Notepad2 a first-class lightweight notepad that's an improvement over Windows Notepad; Firebox Portable 2.0 Beta 2 - the portable edition of Mesilla Firebox in its latest incarnation. Application manufacturers are racing to fill the shelves with portable software examples of their products making it possible to find a specific application for the majority of categories.

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