Duh...PortableApps Platform #free #awesome

Did you know about Portable Apps? I did but I didn't know one exciting aspect of it that has just changed how I do stuff.  First, here's a little about PortableApps:
The PortableApps.com Platform™ is a full-featured portable software system that lets you build your own custom portable app suite for use use in your synced cloud folder, on your local PC, or on a portable USB drive.
Think about it. You're an educator, student, and you need to run certain apps. Maybe you don't want those apps taking up space on the hard drive of your work computer. Maybe you need to safeguard files and folders since you never know who might be logging into your work computer.

Your PC On a USB Flash Drive

PortableApps makes it easy to run what software you need on an inexpensive USB flash drive.
PortableApps.com lets you have all your favorite apps self contained to use from a synced cloud folder, on a local PC's internal or external drive, or carried on a portable device. Your browser with your bookmarks and extensions, your office suite, your photo editor, your music collection, your games, your development tools and more. Everything you need for work and play with you on every PC you use. Work, home, school, visiting family and friends, even while traveling. And everything stays in that one location, too, making it easy to install, update, and backup. Carried on a portable drive, every PC becomes your PC.
Now what's really cool is that you can do more than just install it on a flash drive. You can setup the PortableApps.com Platform on your favorite cloud storage!
The PortableApps.com Platform comes with a smart installer that lets you easily install your environment to your cloud drive (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc), to your local PC for personal or shared use, or to your portable device. The apps are portable and will run from everywhere you work from, making it a snap to keep your apps and data with you and safely backed up to the cloud.
That's pretty amazing. For fun, I set it up on two Windows 10 computers. It pulled the same installation of Thunderbird email program for both, making it unnecessary to reconfigure everything on the second Win10 computer. Yay!

What software?

You can run tons of software as a PortableApps. You can find the complete list online. Some of the best features include:
Over 400 Real Portable Apps
Over 800 Million Downloads
Free, Legal, Safe, and Fully Portable
No Shovelware. No Bundleware.  
The PortableApps.com Platform installs and automatically updates your apps and let's you view by category, title, new, or recent updates
One of the key points is that the PortableApps.com Platform automatically updates your apps, making keeping them up to date a cinch. You can also load your own fonts in this environment without actually loading them on the computer you are working on. And, you can run it all out of your Dropbox, Google Drive, cloud storage.

Amazing!! Can't believe I missed this. I hope you will check it out. Oh, it's all FREE.

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