- Critical features - grammar checking and dvd burning are still things you can't quite get for free. This is why I have Microsoft Word and Nero on my computer.
- Free (as in no cost) and can share openly
- Portable - runs on flash drive, no installation (this is #3 because if its portable and not free, I don't care)
- Quality - good usability, visually clean, internally organized, low memory footprint
- Amount of features - does a lot of stuff
- Free (as in freedom) / open source - GPL, LGPL, Creative Commons, etc. Anything in which the owner releases control of the software to the public. No weird, cryptic license agreements.
- Ethical company (# 6 is part of this, but better establishes it)
- Cross Platform but must run on Windows
[This project has been discontinued due to license compliance issues. Thanks everyone who assisted with your ideas and feedback.]
- What is this? - this was a project dedicated to building an up-to-date collection of great, free portable software for easy installation and use.
- What's in it? - list of included freeware
- v. 1.3 beta - note that this release is over a year old and contains very out-of-date software. I haven't worked out how to solve licensing issues. Download