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25 Top-Notch Portable Apps

In our previous article, we have discussed about the top 3 Android apps that can improve your financial life. But in this article, we are going to discuss some important and useful portable apps to bring with you on the go. Generally, Portable apps are those that are stand-alone and are capable of running independently without the need of installing them on the system. You can simply access these apps and your personal information by plugging in the portable device that contain those portable apps. When you are done, just unplug the portable device. The best part is that your personal information will remain confidential because none of your personal information left behind as soon as you unplug the portable device.

Here the list goes on:

1. Google Chrome

Google Chrome is well known web Browser and most of us might have already used it. It is one of the best web browser that supports multiple platforms including Android and that it is why we have also  included it in our list of best web browsers for Android. It’s portable version allows you to access your personal information including your favorite and bookmarked pages on the go. It is like your favorite browser is now in your pocket. As already discussed, you need not to get worried about the confidentiality of your personal information because it is the nature of the portable apps that it never stores your personal information on the system they are running upon. There are also some of the best chrome extensions available that will provide you safe and secure web browsing experience. Moreover, you can make your Chrome faster by using some simple ways.

2. Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox is for those who don’t use Google Chrome or who use both. The features of it’s portable version are almost same as of the Google Chrome like none of your personal information leave behind on the system and it allows you to access it’s all features including it’s extensions without bothering where you are. I really Firefox as it allows you to use Google Chrome’s extensions on Firefox with some simple steps. You can also check best Firefox’s add-ons to take screenshots.

3. Recuva

Data is the precious asset to everyone and it happens to most of us that our data gets accidently deleted. To recover those deleted data, Recuva is one of the best data recovery tool. Recover any data of any system on which you are running this software recovering tool.

4. WriteMonkey

Though there are a lot of excellent Text Editors available out there but if  you want a fast and a light full-screen text editor on the go then WriteMonkey would be a best pick for you. It’s user friendly interface allows you to write up your thoughts without getting any distraction. So, keep your text-editor with you always to write anything at any time.

5. Windows Live Writer Portable

Windows Live Writer is a desktop blog-publishing application and used by almost all the bloggers. I too use it all the time and it’s portable version allows you to use it’s all the features on the go. It will run in a self contained environment so that you can take everything with you and enjoy the features of your favorite Windows Live Writer.

6. IrfanView portable

IrfanView is a very popular and innovative image handling application. It is a free software for personal and educational use only. There is basically no difference between between portable version and a desktop one. The portable version offers you all the features like the desktop one and runs flawlessly. It supports variety of image formats and it not only improves your digital photos by adding various of cool and innovative effects but also manage audio tracks and videos too.

7. Skype

Call your buddies on the go! Skype is one of the widely used online conference call service that allows it’s users to make internet calls for free. You can also send messages to your buddies, share your stuff and can do video conferencing. No matter where you are, just call your family and friends by simply keeping Skype’s portable version in your portable device. You can use Skype to record your calls or interviews.

8. Portable Safari

You might already know about Safari web browser developed by Apple. It is packaged as portable app so that you can take your favorite web browser with you along with it’s all extensions.

9. ClamWin Portable

ClamWin is a very popular and powerful anti-virus. It’s portable version let’s you take ClamWin on a stick and use it on any system without installing it. Now, scan your files and system on the go by using ClamWin Portable.

10. GIMP Portable

GIMP is GNU Image Manipulation Program by using which you can perform various tasks like photo retouching, image authoring and image composition. It is packaged as portable app so that you can perform these steps anywhere and at anytime. Due to it’s high popularity and ease of use, we have also included it in our list of best Photo Editors for Mac.

11. LicenseCrawler

LicenseCrawler is a freeware which is used to recover the serial numbers of your lost software. It is packaged so that you can use it to scan any machine for serials on the go. So, don’t worry if you forgot the serial number of any software because you are having LicenseCrwaler with you for allowing to recover the serial numbers and re-installing the software without giving you any pain.

12. DropboxPortableAHK

Dropbox is a free file hosting service that provides you 2GB free cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software. You can also claim up to 10.25 GB space if you refer people to sign in to Dropbox and help in increasing its users. DropboxPortableAHK makes Dropbox completely portable. You only need to copy the entire directory to the system on which you want to use it and then you can simply run the application.

13. LibreOffice Portable

LibreOffice is a complete office suit that contains a spreadsheet, presentation tool, word processor, drawing package and database and also a must-have app. It is packaged by portableapps.com so that you can take your office with you and work with your documents on the go.

14. TeamViewer

Thousands of users are using this one of best remote access application called TeamViewer to remotely access the system over the internet. TeamViewer portable is like a boon for the users as they can remotely access and control their system while they are on some another place. They can even attend their online meetings on the go! This is not only a remote access app but it also provides remote support, remote administration and lot more. No matter how many alternatives of TeamViewer are available but TeamViewer Portable is still an all-in-one solution without any doubt.

15. CCleaner

Clean up any system by using CCleaner. CCleaner Portable lets you to delete all the unneeded files and folders of any system. It is one of the best tool for system maintenance as it not only deletes all the junk files but also lets you manage the startup applications so that the over-burden on the resources can be reduced. It also offers much more options for maintaining the system like allows you to delete old system restore point, temporary files and also unnecessary registry keys.

16. VLC Player

VLC Player is a simple, free and open source cross-platform multimedia player that supports almost all type of video and audio formats. It is so easy to use and fast that makes it the best alternatives to Windows Media Player and other media players. It can play anything including HD and Blu-ray. It’s amazing features and open source nature make it one of the best Windows 8 media player available today.


XAMPP is an is an easy to install Apache Web Server that contains MySQL, PHP and Perl. It is a complete portable server that can run from a removable or portable device. You just need to unzip the downloaded file.

18. KeePass Portable

Keepass is a free, light-weighted and open-source password manager which is really very easy to use and packaged as portable app so that you can maintain the confidentiality of your personal information and can securely carry all your personal stuff including emails and passwords with you. Plug in your portable device , that contains KeePass Portable, to any system. None of your personal information will leave behind as soon as you unplug the device.

19. Notepad++

Notepad++ is a fast and free source code editor and a best alternative to Notepad 2. We have already discussed in our best free text editors for Web developers and programmers. Now, it is turn to discuss it’s portable version that provides you all the features of Notepad++ like multi-document, dynamic position of views, user defined syntax highlighting and a lot more. Now, you can perform your development on the go by using Notepad++ portable.

20. PNotes

PNotes manages your day-to-day life by allowing you to make the light weighted notes of your day-to-day work. Now, you can remember all your work starting to your office meeting to your household work. It is packaged so that you can keep it with you all the time and can do your daily tasks on time on the go.

21. FotoSketcher

FotoSketcher is a freeware that beautifies your digital images by adding more than 20 different and unique effects to them. You don’t need any artistic skills. It will automatically create paintings, cartoons and drawings of your original pictures and it is packaged as portable app so that you can perform all these tasks even while you are on the road.

22. Audacity Portable

Audacity is one of the best audio editor for recording, slicing, and mixing audio. It’s awesome features and clean interface makes it different from other audio editors. It is very flexible and supports uncompressed audio standards like WAV, AIFF, MP3 etc. Audacity Portable allows you to perform audio editing on the go. You can also add various effects like reverb, delay, and compression.

23. Cdrtfe Portable

Cdrtfe is packaged as portable apps so that you can burn your CDs, DVDs and can also perform audio track extraction on the go. It supports audio, video and data CDs and DVDs.

24. Calibre

Calibre is a comprehensive e-book software that manages all your e-book needs. By using calibre portable, you can run Calibre on any machine and it will serve as all-in-one solution for your e-book needs. You just need to run the portable installer and after that, you need to select the location where you want to save Calibre Portable folder. At last, double click the calibre-portable.exe program that reside inside the Calibre Portable folder in order to launch calibre. That’s it!

25. PeerBlock

PeerBlock is an IP firewall that controls the interaction of your system with other computers over the internet. You can block those computers that monitor your peer-to-peer activities, servers which are meant for spyware, advertising and you can even block a whole country. After blocking, none of the blacklisted computer can interact with you.

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