Windows has so many apps. Some like Chrome, Office, etc, are used every day, all day. Then you’ll find more obscure apps like TrueCrypt or Recuva – single purpose software that you need once in a blue moon. But when you do need it, there’s no time to go download.
Portable apps for Windows are used for two reasons:
For keeping obscure single use apps handy for when you need them.
Always carrying apps like Recuva, TrueCrypt, and your personal favorite browsers with you in a pen drive when you need to use/fix someone else’s PC.
Portable apps, just like their desktop counterparts, are dime a dozen and it’s possible to over do yourself if you’re not careful. Read on to find out the must have portable apps for Windows.
What’s The Best Way To Download Portable Apps In Bulk?
You’ll find more than a dozen apps listed below. What if you want to download them all? Use the Portable Apps suite. It acts as a downloader app – simply check the apps you want and it will download them for you.
1. Browsers Of Your Choice: Chrome, Firefox, Opera
It’s best to carry your favorite browser with you. What if you’re asked to use a Windows XP PC with Internet Explorer 6? (A misfortune I wouldn’t wish upon my worst enemy.) Here are some more recommendable browsers:
If a PC is overflowing with viruses, chances are it won’t let you connect to the internet or let you download an antivirus app. This is when one of the following portable antivirus apps will come in handy.
Speaking of things you don’t want crawling around your PC, how about malware? Those sick buggers just won’t leave after getting in. They’ll stop you from accessing the internet, won’t let you open websites and make your computer a living hell. Get one of these little bug zappers and have it ready to go on your portable drive.