Many people only associate USB drives with folders, files and data when in fact, they can be used for far more than just storing data. For example, USB drives can be used to run applications or boost performance.
Let’s take a closer look at how you can use a USB drive to run applications. There are many applications that are considered “portable” applications. This simply means that they can be run from a USB drive. The applications are installed on your USB drive, making them available where ever you go.
If you’re looking for applications to install on your USB drive, OpenOffice offers a portable suite of office applications, which includes a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation tool, drawing package and database. Also try PortableApps.com for a variety of other portable applications.