Building a portable apps tool kit
QI’d like to install PortableApps and build my own toolkit as
you have recommended. Do you have any tips or pointers for which apps I should include? Frank Plunkett Mayank’s solution First, download and install the PortableApps plaform (available from https://portableapps.com) on a different drive or partition to Windows if you can; however, if you have a non-partitioned solid-state drive (SSD) on which Windows is installed, install the app in a folder inside your user folder, making sure that the folder is synced to the cloud using OneDrive or a similar service so it can be easily restored following a crash or reinstall (plus shared on any other PCs you have).
Once installed, go through the extensive list of apps provided and add those you want. Other portable apps can also be incorporated by extracting them into a folder inside the main PortableApps sub-folder and choosing Apps > Refresh App Icons. Finally, these programs will appear under the Other category – take the time to right-click the program shortcut and move them to the category you want.
Go portable Unlink your apps from Windows to survive reinstalls and crashes.