There are web browsers on virtually every computer in the world, but there are reasons why you’d want to BYOB (Bring Your Own Browser), so you should consider having portable web browsers on your USB drive in case you ever need it. Running a portable web browser affords you the freedom and security traditional installations may not.
Here are some of the possible needs for a portable web browser:
- You are a technician working on someone’s computer who doesn’t have a working browser.
- You are on a family member’s computer, or maybe a computer at the library.
- You have the ability to take your browser, favorites and setting with you so you always have them.
Portable Web Browsers
Firefox Portable Edition – The portable edition of the Mozilla Firefox web browser is a fast browser that has popular features such as tabbed browsing, pop-blocking and integrated search–just as its Desktop counterpart.
Google Chrome Portable – Google Chrome Portable is a lightning fast browser that runs off of your USB stick. It loads pages quickly, does not save passwords or settings on the host computer and is designed for its simplicity.
Opera Portable Browser – If you absolutely must have the Opera browser in a portable format, you can get it from a third-party developer.
So if you have the desire to run a portable web browser, Google and Firefox are great first choices. Even if you do not expect to ever use a portable browser, it’s not a bad idea to have one on your USB drive in case of emergency. If your standard web browser fails, these might help you get back on the Internet.