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The Portable Freeware Collection Alternatives

The Portable Freeware Collection is described as 'Huge, regularly updated collection of portable freeware or open source applications of all kinds. No specific launcher is distributed by this site, just the applications' and is a popular website in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to The Portable Freeware Collection, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac and BSD. The best alternative is PortableApps.com, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to The Portable Freeware Collection are LiberKey, Windows System Control Center, Portapps and Quick Cliq.

The Portable Freeware Collection alternatives are mainly Application Launchers but may also be System Information Utilities. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of The Portable Freeware Collection.
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    PortableApps.com

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • BSD
    • PlayOnLinux (PlayOnMac)
    • Wine
    32 alternatives to PortableApps.com 

    PortableApps.com is a website offering many free, commonly used Windows applications that have been specially packaged for portability. These portable applications can be used from removable media such as USB flash drives.

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    1.  PortablePortableApps.com can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Ad-freePortableApps.com doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    LiberKey

    34 alternatives to LiberKey 

    Portable applications launcher, LiberKey includes 305 portable applications. In all areas : Audio, Video, Graphics, Internet, Games, Security, Education, System and more..

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    1.  PortableLiberKey can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Windows System Control Center

    9 alternatives to Windows System Control Center 

    WSCC is a free (for personal use), portable program that allows you to install, update, execute and organize the utilities from various system utility suites. WSCC can install and update the supported utilities automatically.

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    1.  PortableWindows System Control Center can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Portapps

    6 alternatives to Portapps 

    Portapps is a collection of portable apps for Windows. You can download your favorite application as a portable setup or a 7z archive.

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    1.  PortablePortapps can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    • Quick Cliq icon

      Quick Cliq

      20 alternatives to Quick Cliq 

      Quick Cliq is a portable menu based application launcher and productivity tool with features that you won’t find anywhere else!

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      1.  PortableQuick Cliq can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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      • FramaKey icon

        FramaKey

        • Windows
        • Linux
        17 alternatives to FramaKey 

        FramaKey is a package of portable and ready-to-use Free Software that can be carried on a USB key designed to make the user’s life much easier.

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        1.  PortableFramaKey can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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          PenDriveApps

          • FreeProprietary
          • Online
          9 alternatives to PenDriveApps 

          Pendriveapps is a website for reviewing and categorizing portable software. Bring your office applications, email, web browser, instant messaging software, games, graphical editors, media player, anti virus software, recovery tools, encryption utilities, P2P file sharing...

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          1.  PortablePenDriveApps can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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          • yaP icon

            yaP

            • FreeProprietary
            • Windows
            12 alternatives to yaP 

            yaP (yet another Portablizer) is a universal DIY style launcher for creating portable applications on Windows.

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            1.  PortableyaP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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              The software contains trojan(s) and possibly other malware according to 9/53 anti-virus engines on VirusTotal: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/a4a4ff6bb334a6df86c33a2a92b6fcdd2d5e0622f3aec4c8a499c7169acd5669/analysis/1482435143/

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              Lupo PenSuite

              • FreeProprietary
              • Windows
              22 alternatives to Lupo PenSuite 

              The collection of portable software for everyone. A completely free Suite of programs and games, all in one package for your USB flash drive.

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              WinPenPack

              • FreeOpen Source
              • Windows
              18 alternatives to WinPenPack 

              winPenPack is an applications environment of Free Softwares, modified for being run and used from an USB pendrive, without need of installation

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              1.  PortableWinPenPack can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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