List of Portable Web Browsers
Today.I’m sharing with you a comprehensive list of portable web browsers which doesn’t need to install. You can carry it in your USB drive and run wherever you want to run.
Few major benefits of using portable version:-
- Does not affect existing browsers.
- No traces left after exiting – files are overwritten, not just deleted
- Doesn’t make your USB drive tired – all program files and data are stored in a temporary place on host computer
- Easy to distribute and use
Portable Web Browsers
1. Portable Mozilla Firefox 3.5.2
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.
2. Portable Google Chrome (Chromium) 2
Google Chrome Portable is a portable version of the popular Google Chrome Web Browser also known as Chromium. The Browser was made portable by Carsten Knobloch. To install, simply launch the executable and then copy the Portable Google Chrome folder to your USB device. Saved settings and changes are stored in the profile folder.
Note:- Chromeloader.exe is a simple AutoIt-Script compiled into an exe file. ChromeLoader.exe was packed with UPX. If you get an error from your AntiVirus software, it is a false positive. [read more]
3. Portable Opera@USB
Opera@USB is the most full-featured Internet power tool on the market. Opera includes tabbed browsing, pop-up blocking, integrated searches and more advanced functions like Opera’s e-mail program. The application also features RSS Newsfeeds and IRC chat. And because we know that our users have different needs, you can customize the look and content of your Opera browser with a few clicks of the mouse.
4. Portable Maxthon
Maxthon Internet Browser software is a powerful 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.
5. Portable Avant Browser
Avant Portable is the portable version of the Avant Web Browser. Avant looks and functions much like a cross between Firefox, Opera and Internet Explorer. Avant Browser utilizes a nice and clean user interface and is frequently upgraded and improved upon. Some highlites include, flash animation filter, pop-up blocker, auto form filler, rss reader, tabbed browsing, google translate and much more.
6. Portable Sleipnir 2.8.3
Sleipnir is designed to be a highly customizable browser that you can configure to suit your individual needs. With Sleipnir, you can create your ideal browser by changing the design, skin, and visual appearance. You can also add custom functionality to Sleipnir with a wide range of plugins and user scripts. Users love Seipnir for it’s unique blend of high-performance and customizability!
7. QtWeb – Portable Web Browser
QtWeb is an Open Source Portable Browser that can be stored and run directly from a USB device. QtWeb is available as a stand alone executable and leaves no traces behind (other than a downloads folder) on the machine it is being run from. The Portable Internet Browser is based on Nokia’s Qt framework which is the same rendering technology used in Apple’s Safari and Google’s Chrome Browser.
8. xB Browser – Portable Anonymous 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. The Browser uses Additionally, xB can be run portably, allowing you to take it to work, school, to a friends house, on vacation, wherever you go.
The xB Browser uses a combination of Firefox and "Onion Router" anonymous technologies to allow any user to browse the net securely.
9. Green Browser – Portable Internet Browser
Green Browser is a free, skinnable, tabbed portable internet browser that looks and functions much like internet explorer. It makes for a simple alternative to portable firefox as well. Green browser can be installed to and run from a portable USB device. Some key features include an ad filter, search bar, external toolbar, download manager, selectable skins, proxy setup and much more. Green browser is open source software.
10. Orca Browser
Orca Browser is an extremely fast and user friendly web browser, designed to add more functions on to the latest version of Firefox. Not only does Orca Browser contains all the features, such as security, low memory usage, spell-checker, built-in download manager, etc. from a typical Gecko based browser, it also improves the speed, adds built-in features like an AD Blocker, Flash Blocker, Online Profile Storage, auto Form-Filler, and a Outlook-Style RSS Reader.
The auto Form-Filler helps to memorize or fill different types of web forms and passwords. In addition, it can be set to protect all the entries with a master security password. Online Profile Storage allows users to create their own account. With their username and password, users can choose to save or access their personal data such as bookmarks, AutoFills, and RSS feeds remotely from any computer.
11. ArmorSurf Private Browser
Everything that you will do within ArmorSurf remains within ArmorSurf. Password protection, panic mode, secret installation, IP masking, protection from popups & viruses, and much more.
Downloader – Download and keep Flash videos and all other types of videos and images with just one click. Monitor the progress and status of your downloads.
Video DVD Burner- Create DVDs and watch your favorite movies on your TV! Compatible with most file types, including Flash.
Media Player – Set video bookmarks for your favorite scenes, create playlists, slide shows, and more.
12. Pocket K-Meleon
Pocket K-Meleon is a fully portable and compressed packaging of K-Meleon. No special launcher is needed and only a single profile is used
K-Meleon is a very fast, customizable, lightweight web browser for the win32 (Windows) system based on the Gecko layout engine (the rendering engine of Mozilla).
This is not a complete list of all the portable browser, there are many others which i left. So guys here you can share with us other portable browsers whose name are still unknown to so many.
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