Now a days portable applications are becoming more and more common. The main reason being is that it enables you to carry inside your USB Drive where ever you want. Not only it saves a lot of time and hassle of installation each time you plug it onto your PC, but also secures your personal information from getting into the wrong hands.
Even installing these applications is simple, just double click onto the app and enjoy portability. By this time you have already come to know that we’ll be discussing some of the best and widely used portable applications.
Easily the most powerful open source browser is also available in portable form. You can even save your bookmarks, add-ons, and history right to the USB. It has lots of great features including pop-up blocking, tabbed-browsing, integrated search, improved privacy features, automatic updating and more.
This is the portable version of Google Chrome, called Chromium. All you have to do is unpack and run and all program settings are saved in “Chrome” folder while user settings go in “Profile” folder. Portable Chrome comes as an 11MB self extracting file. When you run the executable, all the files you need to run Chrome will be loaded to the directory of your choice.
It would be great to have a portable Google Earth to transfer between home and work, or take it to the library or just to have with you at all times, flash drives are getting more storage space all the time, so if the app is 10-20 MB, or more, it’s really not an issue anymore!
Portable NVU allows you to carry your whole web page editor with you on an iPod, USB thumb drive, portable hard drive or any other portable media. You can plug it right into any Windows computer and use it just like you would on your own. Easy HTML coding on the road with NVU.
GIMP Portable is the popular the GIMP for Windows image editor packaged as a portable app, so you can take your images with you and do your editing on the go.
FileZilla Portable is the popular FileZilla FTP client packaged as a portable app, so you can take your server list and settings with you. It’s fast, reliable and packed with lots of cool features.
VLC Media Player Portable is the popular VLC media player packaged as a portable app, so you can take your audio and video files along with everything you need to play them on the go. Great program for watching a lot of Video and Audio formats.
OpenOffice.org Portable is a complete office suite – including a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation tool, drawing package and database. Similar to Microsoft Office, this document editor has much of the functionality of the expensive Microsoft Office.
ClamWin Portable is the popular ClamWin antivirus packaged as a portable app, so you can take your anti virus with you to scan files on the go. You can place it on your USB flash drive, iPod, portable hard drive or a CD and use it on any computer, without leaving any personal information behind. More info here.
Foxit Reader is a free PDF document viewer, with incredible small size, breezing-fast launch speed and rich feature set. Foxit Reader supports Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista. Its core function is compatible with PDF Standard 1.7.
Which Portable app from these ten do you think can standout and is worth carrying?