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Now you can carry your favorite computer programs along with all of your bookmarks, settings, email and more with you. You can use them on any Windows computer, all without leaving any personal data behind.
PortableApps is a collection of free software programs that can be run from a jump drive or thumb drive, sometimes called a memory stick or simply "a stick." This is a great way of carrying your programs with you. You can install the PortableApps software, plus an email program, a word processor, a web browser, a photo editing program, all sorts of games, and more onto a jump drive and take it with you.
You can then plug the jump drive into any Windows computer, such as the one on your desk at work or at a friend's house or at a public library or at an Internet café. Using Portable Apps, you can run any or all of these programs directly from the jump drive; they do not need to be installed on the computer's hard drive. When finished, you remove the jump drive and take it with you. Best of all, your data goes with you as well. PortableApps does not write to the Windows Registry and does not leave any data behind on the computer's hard drive. As a result, your data is secure. Your data only exists on the jump drive in your pocket or purse.
Now you can add a genealogy program to PortableApps.
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