USB sticks and portable hard drives have really been a great invention since they allow us to take our personal data anywhere, ready to be used whenever we need. One thing that always lets us down is the fact that we are not able to carry our internet browsing data that includes customized tabs, themes, bookmarks and other personalized settings. This list of potable web browsers will surely solve this problem.
Portable Mozilla Firefox
What better way to start of a list of web browsers than the ever improving Mozilla Firefox. It is surely the most powerful, the most customizable and most stable internet browser at present and now you can it is available in portable version, how awesome is that?
Portable Google Chrome
Google Chrome has done a lot of catching up lately in the browser market and is making continuous improvements everyday. Almost 7% of internet users now use this browser and it is also my personal favorite. Its fast, its simple and it is an enormous collection of extensions to choose from.
Opera is known for fast, secure, tabbed browsing that supports pop-blocking, integrated web search, RSS, email and an enormous collection of add-ons that improve its usefulness to a great extent.
Portable Avant Browser
Avant is an ultra fast web browser with a separate private mode that does not keep browsing on your computer which means increased secure browsing. Multi-processing and anti-freezing techniques make it almost crash free which is always a plus.
Portable Opera Tor
OperaTor combines the power of Opera browser, Tor and Privoxy that allows anonymous web surfing while browsing in public places such as libraries, airports and internet cafes. It is a bit slow because of the stealth it gives and the proxy application but that’s not a big price to pay for secure browsing.
Portable Maxthon Classic
Maxthon is a panel based internet browser which means new browser windows open in separate panels instead of new windows which makes it a fast and takes a lot less system resources. It supports skins, layouts, hokeys and is highly configurable.
Portable Pale Moon
Pale moon is highly optimized version of Mozilla Firefox and it is 25% faster as claimed by its makers. It is custom built to be run on Windows operating systems. It also supports Firefox add-ons, themes and personas and it allows you to use existing Firefox profiles, bookmarks and settings with a simple migration tool.
Off By One Web Browser
It is a small yet fast web browser with full stand alone application without any other browser. It doesnt not support Java or Flash which means no popups or spyware.
Portable SRWare Iron
SRWare Iron is based on the Chromium technology, which is an open source project that based on Google Chrome. It sends out a lot less browsing information as compared to Chrome which makes it a lot more secure in functionality. SRWare Iron supports all Google Chrome extensions and themes.
Seamokey is an all-in-one internet application suite that uses Mozilla source code under the hood. It has features such as advanced email, newsgroup, RSS feed client, IRC chat and HTML editing.
GreenBRowser is a tabbed web browser based on IE. It has some nice features such as Mouse gesture, Mouse Drag, Ad filter, integrated search, special download control and supports many different skins.
This is not one of the well known browsers but it sure as hell is one of the most powerful web browsers based on a similar technology as being used by Mozilla forfox. It supports tabbed browsing, mouse gestures, skins and hotkeys and many other features.
Portable Fastest Web Browser
This is a simple, tabbed web browser developed using Internet explorer with most plugins and extras removed to give a fast experience. It is 100% clean with no spyware or adware.
Portable xB web browser
xB lets you surf the internet anonymously without leaving any footprints. This is highly useful for use in public terminals since it removes all browsing history, passwords and cookies automatically.
Portable QtWeb browser
QtWeb is a light weight, secure with a clean user interface. This is an open source project based on Nokia’s Ot framework and Apple’s webkit rendering engine, both of which are being used in Apple Safari and Google Chrome. It has a private mode that makes sure you leave no trace behind and shares no user information with anyone.
This is a very intelligent web browser when it comes to usability. As the name suggests, the browser can really act like a ghost. It will disappear when the mouse is moved away and will come back by moving the cursor to the left edge of the screen and then to the right and then to left again. Pretty useful if you are watching something you don’t want others to see since it completely integrates the browser interface into virtually any application as well as windows explorer.
Portable Crazy Browser
It is a tabbed browser that uses Internet Explorer engine. It comes with a built in pop-up blocker, multiple monitor support and many other features. The latest version is no longer portable, you can download the last portable version from the link below.
Day Moon Browser
This is also based on Internet explorer technology and it has all the needed features such as history, favorites, chronology. It supports win 95/98/ME/NT/Xp and vista.
Portable Torpark web browser
Torpark is based on the famous TOR project that lets you surf the web anonymously by masking your IP and data encryption thereby increasing security. It claims to be the most secure web browser to date.