Software

Below is a list of essential software:

1. TrueCrypt – http://www.truecrypt.org

Creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk.

Encryption is automatic, real-time (on-the-fly) and transparent.

TrueCrypt can run in so-called ‘traveler’ mode, which means that it does not have to be installed on the operating         system under which it is run.

Free open-source disk encryption software for Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux

Truecrypt creates a virtual encrypted disk

 

2. PortableApps – http://portableapps.com

Convenient
Now you can carry your favorite computer programs along with all of your bookmarks, settings, email and more         with you. Use them on any Windows computer. All without leaving any personal data behind.PortableApps.com         provides a truly open platform that works with any hardware you like (USB flash drive, iPod, portable hard drive,         etc). It’s open source built around an open format that any hardware vendor or software developer can use.

Open
PortableApps.com provides a truly open platform that works with any hardware you like (USB flash drive, iPod,         portable hard drive, etc). It’s open source built around an open format that any hardware vendor or software                 developer can use.

Free
The Portable Apps Suite™ is free. It contains no spyware. There are no advertisements. It isn’t a limited or trial         version. There is no additional hardware or software to buy. You don’t even have to give out your email address. It’s     100% free to use, free to copy and free to share.

Portableapps are computer programs that you can carry around with you on a portable device.

3. CutePDF – http://www.cutepdf.com

Create PDF documents on the fly — for Free!

Portable Document Format (PDF) is the de facto standard for the secure and reliable distribution and exchange of     electronic documents and forms around the world.  CutePDF Writer (formerly CutePDF Printer) is the free version of     commercial PDF creation software. CutePDF Writer installs itself as a “printer subsystem”. This enables virtually     any Windows applications (must be able to print) to create professional quality PDF documents – with just a push     of a button!

FREE for commercial and non-commercial use!  No watermarks!  No Popup Web Ads!

CutePDF Writer creates professional quality PDF files from almost any printable document.