Free software for Windows based computers –

Note: Portable versions of software can be installed directly to USB drive and operated from that USB drive without installation into Windows.  Portable versions may startup slower but operate at near normal speed after loading.

Free Office Suite – Word Processing, Spreadsheet and Presentation

LibreOffice –

Available in Portable version from

Very similar to OpenOffice software, but with more enhancements.

Free Media Player – Audio and Video Player

VLC Media Player –

Available in Portable version from

Works with most audio and video formats, including most DVDs

Free Screen Capture Software – Capture an image such as a map and annotate that image.

FastStone Capture v5.3 – Download site

Available in Portable version.

Newer version is available for purchase. Version 5.3 is last freeware version.