Portable applications on a SanDisk Cruzer Micro USB flash drive


A few weeks ago I bought a 4GB SanDisk Cruzer Micro USB 2.0 Flash drive ($39.95 @ Costco) with the intent of it being a convenient way to move files around. After using for a bit to do just that I’ve been playing with portable applications and I must say they rock! I’m using FireFox, $g(Google Talk), Skype, Thunderbird and Trillian all working on this drive. Basically, this drive contains my communications tools and has made it easy to move quickly onto my new work machine.

Kudos to the folks over at www.portableapps.com!

[Update: July 24] The apps just keep coming. I just added Notepad++ and 7Zip to my drive and there is now a PortableApps Suite available. Cool!

2 thoughts on “Portable applications on a SanDisk Cruzer Micro USB flash drive

  1. Curious….the Cruzer Micro comes with U3 installed. Did you blow that away in favor of portable apps?

  2. Hi Bruce,
    I didn’t spend much time wading through U3. It’s still on the drive and at some point I might take a closer look but PortableApps fits my needs well. I seem to recall that U3 tries to lead you into paying for an upgrade with additional features which I’m not interested in.

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