Using your USB flash drive for mere data storage is like using your Ferrari for trips to the grocery store. The little guy can do so much more, as evidenced by the whopping 55 portable programs rounded up by Free Geekery. Every one of them is designed to run from a USB drive, and almost all of them are free. A couple examples:
- Country Codes [1.32 MB | Freeware | Win All] For those who do business internationally, a list of country codes is an invaluable resource. The Country Codes app provides all the information you'll need with maps, ISO numbers, IDDD country codes, and even the current time for each country.
- LockNote [296 KB | Freeware | Win 2000/XP] LockNote works as a virtual memo pad, as it allows you to make quick notes to yourself and carry them easily on your USB drive. Not only can you make notes, but you can also make sure that they are secure. Simply type your memo, close it, and you'll be prompted to create a password to secure your data.