List Of Best Portable Apps For Windows PC

Portable apps — applications you can use without installing it to host computer.

Imagine you are using your friend’s Windows PC and unfortunately he doesn’t install some important programs that you need. Then normally the first thing that came to your mind in downloading and installing that software. The process is time-consuming and also installing a new program will take up space. But think how it would be easy if you had that “pre-installed” programs in your external hard disk or pen drive.

Portable apps are lifesavers because accessing some of your favourite apps on to go in some other PC in hassle free way is always great. Apart from its flexibility, these apps are also secure when working on public computers.

Since most of the portable applications is a lite version of the software so you may face lack of some features in particular apps but can do most of your works.

Microsoft Windows is the most used operating system today and of course, you can easily avail the most number of awesome portable apps. But which portable apps are the best?

In this article, we are going to list some of the best portable apps for your Windows PC.

Best Portable Apps For Windows:

Portable AppsDescription
CppcheckCppcheck is an analysis tool for C/C++ code. Cppcheck only detects the types of bugs that the compilers normally fail to detect.
Notepad++Notepad++ Portable is the handy Notepad++ text editor packaged as a portable app so you can do your development on the go.
 Geany Geany Portable is a cross-platform, GTK based Integrated Development Platform. You can work on simple text files, HTML, Perl, Python, NSIS and more with Geany.
 XAMPP XAMPP is an integrated server package of Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Perl (the AMPP in XAMPP) that all run from a removable drive.
 Stellarium Stellarium Portable is a free, open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars, or a telescope.
 Artha Artha is an offline thesaurus with quick access to lookups from any app via a hotkey.
 GoldenDict GoldenDict allows you to quickly and easily look up words and phrases in multiple dictionaries as well as Wikipedia and other online sources.
 FreeMat FreeMat is a free environment for rapid engineering and scientific prototyping and data processing. It is similar to commercial systems such as MATLAB from Mathworks, and IDL from Research Systems, but is Open Source.
 Brutal Chess Brutal Chess features full 3D graphics, an advanced particle engine, and several different levels of intelligent AI.
 Big Solitaires 3D Big Solitaires 3D is a collection of 40 solitaire games with multiple decks and 3D rendering.
 Sudoku Sudoku puzzle game packaged as a portable app.
 Puzzle Collection Puzzle Collection Portable is a collection of dozens of single-player puzzles all packaged together with an easy-to-use interface.
Graphics & Pictures
 LibreCAD LibreCAD is a 2 dimensional computer-aided design (CAD) tool.
 Caesium Caesium lets you convert and optimize multiple image formats.
 FotoSketcher FotoSketcher is a feature rich and easy-to-use photo manipulation tool that allows you to create beautiful works of art from your digital photos.
 GIMP GIMP Portable is the popular GIMP for Windows image editor packaged as a portable app.
 IcoFX IcoFX is an award winning freeware icon editor.
 MyPaint MyPaint is a nimble, distraction-free, and easy tool for digital painters.
 Cornice Cornice Portable is an image viewer packaged as a portable app.
 IrfanView IrfanView Portable is a fast, compact and innovative graphic viewer for Windows supporting pictures, vector graphics, animated images, movies, icon files and much more.
 JPEGView JPEGView is a small and fast viewer/editor for JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, and TIFF images.
 XnView XnView Portable is an easy-to-use photo viewer, organizer, and converter.
 Blender Blender Portable is the open source software for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback packaged as a portable app.
 Inkscape Inkscape Portable is an open source scalable vector graphics editor packaged as a portable app.
 Google Chrome Google Chrome Portable is a web browser that runs web pages and applications with lightning speed.
 Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition is the popular Mozilla Firefox web browser.
 Private Browsing Private Browsing is an enhanced privacy mode app that utilizes your existing copy of Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition.
 Opera Opera is a lightweight, customizable browser designed for speed.
 Skype Skype lets you connect to others via instant message, audio conferencing and video phone.
 Telegram Desktop Telegram is a cloud-based mobile and desktop messaging app with a focus on security and speed.
 DamnVid DamnVid is a cross-platform application to download and convert videos from video sharing websites like YouTube, Dailymotion, Veoh, Metacafe, etc
 Free Download Manager Free Download Manager is a download manager and optimizer with resume support.
 Opera Mail Opera Mail is a lightweight, customizable mail client that makes reading, labeling, and filtering messages easy.
 µTorrent µTorrent is the world’s most popular BitTorrent client.
 FileZilla FileZilla Portable is the popular FileZilla FTP client packaged as a portable app.
Music & Video
 Audacity Audacity Portable is the popular Audacity audio editor packaged as a portable app.
 Foobar2000 A nice little media player, with different skins, playlists, and the ability to play and rip audio CDs.
 InfraRecorder InfraRecorder Portable is the popular InfraRecorder CD/DVD burning program.
 AIMP AIMP is a customizable music player, music library, internet radio player and audio converter.
 VLC Media Player VLC Media Player Portable is the popular VLC media player packaged as a portable app.
 Avidemux Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering, and encoding tasks.
 Mp3tag Mp3tag is an editor for metadata of common audio formats.
 CDEx CDEx is an audio extractor that can extract data directly from an audio CD.
 TEncoder Video Converter TEncoder is a multithreaded video converter with support for a wide array of formats as well as downloading videos.
 Evince Evince is a document viewer for multiple document formats including pdf, postscript, djvu, tiff, and dvi as well as some comic book formats.
 Foxit Reader Foxit Reader is a free PDF document viewer and creator, with incredible small size, breezing-fast launch speed, and rich feature set.
 PDF-XChange Viewer PDF-XChange Viewer is a lightweight PDF viewer with basic editing and OCR functionality.
 Apache OpenOffice Apache OpenOffice Portable is a complete office suite — including a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation tool, drawing package and database.
 LibreOffice LibreOffice Portable is a full-featured office suite  — including a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation tool, drawing package and database.
 AbiWord AbiWord Portable is the lightweight AbiWord word processor packaged as a portable app.
 ClamWin ClamWin Portable is the popular ClamWin antivirus packaged as a portable app.
 Spybot – Search & Destroy Spybot – Search & Destroy detects and removes tens of thousands of spyware and similar malware from PCs.
 KeePass KeePass Portable is the popular KeePass Password Safe packaged as a portable app.
 PWGen PWGen is a secure password generator and clipboard encryptor/decryptor.
 Eraser Eraser Portable is a secure data removal tool that runs directly from your iPod, USB thumbdrive, portable hard drive or any other portable media.
 Easy Screencast Recorder Easy Screencast Recorder is a rapid solution for easy screen recordings, including audio.
 Rufus Rufus Portable is a USB formatting utility which also can create a bootable USB drive using a bootable ISO image.
 HDHacker HDHacker is a stand-alone micro-utility that saves, visualizes, and restores the MBR (from a physical drive), the BootSector (from a logical drive) or any specified sector from any disk (even removable disks).
 UltraDefrag UltraDefrag Portable is a full-featured disk defragmenter packaged as a portable app so you can fix-up hard drives on the go.
 FastStone Capture FastStone Capture is a powerful, flexible and intuitive screen-capture utility. It allows you to capture anything on the screen including windows, objects, full screen, rectangle regions, freehand-selected regions and scrolling windows/web pages.
 7-Zip 7-Zip is an archive manager that can view and create a wide variety of formats.
 CPU-Z CPU-Z is a system profiler that shows information on a system’s CPU, memory, motherboard, and graphics card.
 IObit Uninstaller IObit Uninstaller helps you uninstall and remove unwanted programs and folders from your computer fast and easily.
 TeamViewer TeamViewer is a remote PC support/control and screen-sharing tool.
 Zip2Fix With Zip2Fix you can quickly salvage the good files from a corrupted ZIP archive.

So which portable apps are you going to use? And also comment on other best portable programs you know.

Sabarinath is the tech-savvy founder and Editor-in-Chief of TechLog360. With years of experience in the tech industry and a computer science background, he's an authority on the latest tech news, business insights, and app reviews. Trusted for his expertise and hands-on tips for Android and iOS users, Sabarinath leads TechLog360 with a commitment to accuracy and helpfulness. When not immersed in the digital world, he's exploring new gadgets or sharing knowledge with fellow tech enthusiasts.


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