While working at clients place you are usually provided with computer with no administrator rights. It is very annoying when you find that softwares can be downloaded via internet but cannot be installed. I find working with firefox browser much easier than with other web browsers. Some are comfortable working with Google Chrome, Opera, IE, et cetera. But web browser is installed other than of your choice then what to do? You cannot install web browser of your choice because you don’t have admin rights to do so. Here portable web browsers will come to your rescue. Just carry the portable browsers in your USB drive.
How portable browser works?
When you plug in your USB flash drive, portable hard drive, iPod or other portable, you have access to your software and personal data like your own personal computer. And when you unplug the device, none of your personal data is left behind on client’s computer. You can easily carry your favorite web browser with all your favorite bookmarks and softwares of your choice with your USB drive. Make sure to read 50 Portable Apps or Tools for your USB Flash Drive.
Top 10 most widely used Portable web browsers.
Firefox – Mozilla Firefox is one of the most widely used web browser with features like popup-blocking, tabbed-browsing, integrated search, improved privacy features, automatic updating, etc. With Portable edition you can easily take your favorite browser along with all your favorite bookmarks, extensions and saved passwords with you wherever you go.
Download – [Portable Firefox]
Google Chrome – Chrome has emerged as one of the lightest and fastest web browser as of today. If you are behind a corporate firewall and can’t install Google Chrome because you do not have admin rights on computer, here’s something you have been waiting for – Google Chrome 2.0 in a portable edition. Just download it and carry in your USB drive. No installation required.
Download – [Portable Google Chrome]
Opera – It has the same features as a normal desktop version, surf the web, write emails, use IRC while having your contacts, bookmarks and settings with you – anytime and everywhere. You don’t need to install Opera 9.60 USB on any computer to use it. Just double click to run and start surfing the web like normal desktop Opera Browser.
Download – [Portable Opera@USB 9.60]
Avant – Avant Portable is the portable version of the Avant Web Browser. The browser looks and functions much like a cross between Firefox, Opera and Internet Explorer. Avant Browser has a nice and clean user interface and include, flash animation filter, pop-up blocker, auto form filler, rss reader, tabbed browsing, google translate and much more.
Download – [Portable Avant]
Apple Safari – If you are a Mac user then you must carry safari browser with you. Portable Safari is packaged so you can carry around on any portable device, USB thumb drive, iPod, portable hard drive, memory card, other portable device (or also on your internal hard disk), taking your preferences with you. Data and passwords stored with Keychain are not portable.
Download – [Portable Safari]
Maxthon – Maxthon Internet Browser is not used by many but this has got some powerful features like tabbed browser with a highly customizable interface. It is based on the Internet Explorer browser engine which means that what works in the IE browser will work the same in Maxthon tabbed browser but with many additional efficient features.
Download – [Portable Maxthon]
Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 Edition – Internet Explorer is the most widely used web browser in the world. Most of the people use firefox and IE in tandem. It is advisable to carry Internet Explorer with your USB flash drive. Portable Internet Explorer 8 beta does not require any installation. You can enjoy latest Internet Explorer version keeping your existing Internet Explorer.
Download – [Portable Internet Explorer 8 Beta]
Sleipnir - Sleipnir is one of the most popular web browser in Japan. The browser is extremely fast and supports the rendering engine of both IE & Firefox so you can change engines on the fly if you encounter a website that supports only one particular engine. The portable edition runs on the IE engine by default though you also have an option to use the Firefox engine.
Download – [Portable Sleipnir]
xB Browser – xB Browser is a portable anonymous web browser that allows a user to securely and anonymously surf the internet, bypass firewalls and website censorship. For additional privacy, xB Browser automatically clears browsing history and deletes cookies when closing the browser. It’s automatic and requires no configuration to achieve anonymity.
Download – [Portable xB Browser]
Flock – Flock is a free web browser built on Mozilla’s Firefox engine that makes it enables to connect with your friends and express yourself online. You can also upload photos, blog anything, subscribe to RSS and much more. No installation required. Just carry portable Flock 2.0.3 in any storage media that can be connected with your computer USB port.
Download – [Portable Flock]