We’ve written several times about portable applications that you can cart around on a USB key. But it’s rare to find a commercial application distributed this way. One new exception to the rule is MindMapper 2008 USB Edition – a completely portable version of this Windows-only mind mapping application, with pricing starting at $149.95.
While web workers will likely opt for one of the online mind mapping alternatives, this method of distribution – with everything including storage and settings on the USB key – is intriguing. I can think of several commercial applications that I use frequently that I’d happily pay for in this format. How about you?