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Portable browser and email for flash drives

Posted By On October 24, 2005 @ 2:29 PM In File & Disk Management,Free Downloads,Using The Internet | No Comments

Thumb drives, mp3 players, and digital players cameras are becoming exponentially more popular by the day. It seems like everyone has at least one of these items, if not two. Today I’m going to show you some tricks you can do with this Flash Memory technology that I think are going to amaze you, at least a little.

Flash Memory is usually small removable memory storage devices, also called solid state memory because there are no moving parts. Everything is electronic. Flash cards and memory sticks for cameras, mp3 players, and Thumb drives (sometimes available in our Cool Gadgets [1] sections) can act like small removable hard drives. Most of the Flash drives can hold all sorts of data, not just images or mp3’s. For instance, you can plug your mp3 player into your PC, drag and drop folders onto it, and transport them to another location. You can do the same thing with a card reader and a camera card and almost any digital information, not just images and video.

Why not put programs on a Flash drive? Usually, these devices store less than 1 GB and a couple of programs will eat all that memory storage space. FireFox and Thunderbird, however, have portable versions that take up under 26 MB installed, and their capabilities are comparable to the full version to the point that the differences are nigh unnoticeable.

Cool Gadgets [1] sections).

These programs are fun, and I suggest getting used to them before you rely on them. Transfer your settings and see what the full capabilities of the programs are. I have more cool Thumb drive applications to come. I hope you enjoy!

~ Chad Stelnicki

FireFox Article: http://www.worldstart.com/tips/tips.php/1281
Thunderbird: http://www.worldstart.com/tips/tips.php/1276
Portable FireFox: http://johnhaller.com/jh/mozilla/portable_firefox/
Portable Thunderbird: http://johnhaller.com/jh/mozilla/portable_thunderbird/
Foxit PDF Reader 1.3: http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php#sdk

**These recommended websites and downloads are not affiliated with WorldStart. We are not responsible for their content and cannot provide technical support for their use.

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[1] Cool Gadgets: http://store.worldstart.com/home.php?cat=108