While most computer users prefer to install their favorite apps and programs on their machines, it is always a great idea to have a few portable apps on a USB stick.
Portable apps come with several advantages. They are ready for use in a few moments after the stick is connected to a machine, they are familiar and you already know how to use them, and there is no need to install them if you want or have to use different computers, as they work well even on PC with user restrictions.
Google Chrome Portable
Google Chrome is the most popular internet browser in the world, and its portable version is great. Link your Google account, and your important data is synched automatically, including bookmarks and settings. However, passwords will not be transferred for security reasons, but this is a minor inconvenience.
LibreOffice comes with all the features that are needed to replace Microsoft Office. It runs best on a portable drive but it can also be loaded on a USB stick. The program is available for free, and while the portable version isn’t updated as often as the installable one, it is a great choice.
CC Cleaner Portable
CC Cleaner is a fan-favorite among PC users who like to keep their machine in top shape, as it can delete old temporary files, cookies, and other residual data that isn’t useful. It comes with support for 32-bit and 64-bit systems, so it can be used to fix most computers with ease.
VLC Media Player Portable
Ran into a file that can’t be opened with the apps which are available on your machine? VLC Media Player Portable comes to the rescue, as it is compatible with a large number of files, and it can handle several sources. Extensions will make it compatible with some of the most popular streaming platforms.