10 Useful Free Portable Apps For Windows

With portable applications, you can carry your favorite computer programs along with all of your bookmarks, settings, email and more with you on your USB Drive and use them on any Windows computer, without leaving any personal trail behind. Here are what I think are the 10 most useful Portable Applications for Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 & Windows Vista.

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Free portable apps for Windows PC

ClamWin Portable is the popular ClamWin anti virus packaged as a portable app, so you can take your antivirus 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.

Spybot Portable Anti Spyware is the portable version of the popular anti-spyware. Scan your PC with it from your Pen Drive. Read Information.

CCleaner Portable is a freeware system optimization tool. That removes unused and temporary files from your system, allowing Windows to run faster, more efficiently and giving you more hard disk space. The best part is that it’s fast!

Pidgin Portable is the versatile Pidgin instant messaging client packaged as a portable app, so you can take your IM settings and buddy lists with you. It has all the same great features as Pidgin, including support for AOL, Yahoo, MSN, ICQ and Jabber networks, but there’s nothing to install on the local PC. You can also easily add portable encryption plugins for secure, encrypted messaging.

Mozilla Firefox Portable Edition is the popular Mozilla Firefox web browser bundled with a PortableApps.com Launcher as a portable app, so you can take your bookmarks, extensions and saved passwords with you.

KeePass Portable is the popular KeePass Password Safe packaged as a portable app, so you can securely carry your email, internet and other passwords with you. 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.

OpenOffice.org Portable is the complete OpenOffice.org office suite, including a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation tool, drawing package and database, packaged as a portable app, so you can take all your documents and everything you need to work with them wherever you go.

Sumatra PDF Portable is a PDF viewer that allows you to view PDFs on the go. This release updates Sumatra PDF to the latest version adding in more languages, search, table of contents, printing improvements and more.

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. 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.

7-Zip Portable is the popular 7-Zip packaged as a portable app, so you can take your file archiver with you and work with your compressed 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2, TAR, RAR files and more 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.

You may also want to download our portable freeware Ultimate Windows Tweaker & FixWin Utility. Go here to check out 10 more useful portable applications that a Windows user must carry.
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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.