Who doesn t hate carrying around their laptop?
That s where portable apps, ones stored on a USB drive, come in.
Portable apps live completely on a USB drive or a DVD or an external hard disk —all the settings, configuration files and program assets are stored on the drive, with nothing left behind on the main PC.
That means you often lose a few features in regards to system integration, and a few milliseconds in terms of speed, but the benefits are you can take your whole computing life with you wherever you go and avoid cluttering up your computers at the same time.
Many applications offer portable versions, although with the larger and more complex pieces of software, making them portable isn t really a viable option not without a lot of workarounds and bug fixing anyway .
It s also worth noting that portable apps are mainly focused around Windows computers for now, just because of the way the operating system and its software works.