Portable Applications

Free Apps for Windows, Mac and more

Internet, Graphics, Music, Video, Security, Education, Utilities

Updated: July 27 2023
By: RSH Web Editorial Staff

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Free Portable Apps for Windows

Portable Applications

Programs that run by themselves or are stand alone

They do not have to be installed. They do not change your PC's settings

You can simply copy them to a folder and run them. To remove a portable app, just delete the files. They can be stored and ran almost anywhere. An internal drive. An external storage device. A USB stick or SD card. On a networked drive. On a cloud storage service like OneDrive or DropBox

Portable apps have many advantages. You can take your favorite apps along with you on the go. Keeping all the data and settings. Completely ready to be launched. They do not interfere with any other programs or settings on your PC. They can even be used on PCs with restricted user permissions like at work or school

If you know of an app you would like to see here, please let us know
Listing some very useful portable Applications that you can store and use from almost anywhere

Internet Apps

QuiteRSS Portable
An RSS reader that manages and monitors your RSS feed subscriptions from anywhere. Home Page

Skype Portable
A popular VoIP that offers instant messaging, audio and video conferencing and phone calling around the world. Home Page

FileZilla Portable
A remote File Manager supporting FTP, SFTP and many more standard file transfer protocols. You can easily download/upload files to/from servers. Home Page

Free Download Manager Portable
Free Download Manager. A powerful download accelerator and organizer for Windows, macOS, Android, and Linux. Home Page

PuTTY Portable
A Telnet and SSH client for Windows that lets you connect remote PC’s and Servers. One of the fastest and secure programs. Home Page

DamnVid Portable
Download and convert video files from the popular video sharing channels like YouTube, DailyMotion, Metacafe, more. Home Page

gPodder Portable
A nice podcast player and subscriber that manages your podcast subscriptions and lets you download and listen to your favorite podcasts. Home Page

LAN Messenger Portable
A great chatting tool that also allows transferring files and chatting with the local users without the need of a Web Server. Home Page

Pidgin Portable
A very nice instant messaging client that carries your IM settings and friend lists and supports AOL, Yahoo, Jabber, MSN and ICQ networks. Home Page

Web Browsers

Maxthon Portable
A powerful web browser that allows fast yet safe browsing. Home Page

Mozilla Firefox Portable
A popular web browser that carries your bookmarks, saved user details and passwords and extensions, and lets you browse effectively. Home Page

Google Chrome Portable
A fast and efficient web browser from Google that lets you browse web pages and applications with great speed. Home Page

Opera Portable
A lightweight web browser, which is fully customizable and designed for lightning speed surfing. Home Page

Avant Browser, A fast and free Internet browser that uses very low memory when compared to other browsers. Its main features include split view. Home Page

TheWorld Browser, A lightweight software and offers all the common functionalities of an Internet browser. Home Page


GIMP Portable
Photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It can be used as a paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, applying filters and much more. Home Page

IcoFX Portable
Professional icon and cursor editor for Windows. It is an all-in-one solution for icon creation, extraction and editing. Home Page

Inkscape Portable
A professional quality vector graphics software which runs on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows desktop computers. Home Page

FotoSketcher Portable
A full-featured photo management tool that also lets you create amazing artworks from your digital photos. Home Page

IrfanView Portable
A compact viewer for photos, vector graphics, animated images, movies, icon files and more. Home Page

PicPick Portable
A full-featured screen capture tool, Best image editor, color picker, color palette, pixel-ruler, protractor, crosshair, whiteboard and much more. Home Page

XnView Portable
A user-friendly image viewer and converter. Simple to use and totally free for personal use. It supports more than 500 image formats. Home Page

AniFX Portable
A handy cursor editor that helps you create, extract and edit cursors with multiple effects and animations. Home Page

Blender Portable
Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite. Modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, video editing and 2D animation pipeline. Home Page

Caesium Portable
Open source, advanced compression tool for pictures and images (JPG, PNG), supporting batch, preview and many more. Home Page

JPEGView Portable
A fast and handy image viewer and editor that supports JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG, TIFF and many more. Home Page

LibreCAD Portable
Open Source CAD application for Windows, Apple and Linux. Used by an extensive community of designers. Home Page


Music and Video Apps

SMPlayer Portable
One of the most popular and free media player for Windows and Linux with built-in codecs that can play virtually all video and audio formats. It doesn't need any external codecs. Home Page

VirtualDub Portable
A desktop video processor and capture utility for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows platforms. Home Page

VLC Media Player Portable
a free multi-platform multimedia player and framework for most all multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. Home Page

Audacity Portable
An easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. Developed by a group of volunteers as open source. Home Page

CDEx Portable
Extract audio files from audio CDs. Support for several languages. The audio files can be saved in multiple formats and can be named automatically. Home Page

AIMP Portable
A fully featured music player - audio converter with many options and functionalities. Supports more than 20 formats. Home Page

InfraRecorder Portable
A free CD/DVD burning solution for Windows. A wide range of powerful features. With an easy-to-use application interface and Windows Explorer integration. Home Page

Security Programs

KeePass Portable
A free, open source, small but easy to use password manager. Home Page

PeerBlock Portable
An IP firewall that can blacklist and whitelist websites and IPs that are included on blacklists. Monitoring of software and spyware. Home Page

Spybot Portable
A malware - spyware removal app that can clean up your system. Removes adware programs and fix registry issues. Home Page

Eraser Portable
Completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns. Home Page

GPG Plugin Portable
Lets you encrypt and sign your data and communications, and can also be used as an add-on by Thunderbird and other programs. Home Page

ClamWin Portable
Lets you carry your antivirus with you so that you can scan files on the go and detect malware and viruses easily. Home Page

HijackThis Portable
Scan your system and detect changes made by malware and other tools. Home Page

Database and Development

Notepad++ Portable
A free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports multiple languages. Running in the MS Windows environment. It supports syntax highlighting and folding for navigation, and Plugins for more functionalities. Home Page

Database Browser Portable
A high quality, visual, open source tool to create, design, and edit database files compatible with SQLite. You can even export data to CSV or HTML files, and access the database in multiple formats. Home Page

Cppcheck Portable
a static analysis tool for C/C++ code. It provides unique code analysis to detect bugs and focuses on detecting undefined behavior and dangerous coding constructs. Designed to be able to analyze your C/C++ code even if it has non-standard syntax. Home Page

NSIS Portable
A professional open source system for creating Windows installers. Designed to be as small and flexible as possible, and very suitable for Internet distribution. Home Page

Sqliteman Portable
Native tool for working with SQLite databases. It supports major platforms and is a complete access and tune-up tool for SQLite. Home Page

Geany Portable
A powerful, stable and lightweight programmer's text editor that provides tons of useful features without bogging down your work-flow. Support for more than 50 programming languages. Home Page

XAMPP Portable
PHP and Perl development environment. Very simple in installing Apache distribution containing Maria DB (MySQL), PHP, and Perl. It pre-configures itself and lets you create test environments for your development works.

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Education Apps

Marble Portable
a free 3D globe and atlas program. Similar to Google Earth but more compact, Totally portable. Great choice for students, travelers, A fast lightweight atlas program. Home Page

Stellarium Portable
A program that lets you study astronomy: space, solar system and its planets, stars and constellations, galaxies and much more. Home Page

Artha Portable
An off-line and handy thesaurus that offers you quick access and lookups with a hotkey. It runs in the background and shows up as you highlight a word in any app. Home Page

TIPP10 Portable
TIPP10 is a free touch typing tutor for Windows. OS X and Linux. Also, add-on for your browser. Home Page

Office Apps

Apache OpenOffice Portable
A full-featured office suite including word processor that supports all MS Office features including editing and formatting. Home Page

CintaNotes Portable
Another smart note taker app. Take notes from anywhere and automatically organize them with CintaNotes, a simple notes app for Windows. Home Page

Evince Portable
A document viewer for multiple document formats such as PDF, TIFF, DVI, PostScript and comic book formats. Home Page

Foxit Reader Portable
A free PDF document creator and viewer that can be used for multiple purposes. Home Page

Gnumeric Portable
A spreadsheet tool supporting multiple formats. Fast and accurately to provide you a complete Excel like environment. Home Page

LibreOffice Portable
A free and powerful office suite and a successor to OpenOffice.org. For creating text documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. Home Page

Money Manager Ex Portable
A free, easy to use personal finance app. It helps organize your finances and keeps track of where, when and how your money goes. Home Page

Scribus Portable
A page layout program for Linux, FreeBSD, PC-BSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris, OpenIndiana, Debian GNU/Hurd, Mac OS X, OS/2 Warp 4, eComStation, Haiku and Windows. Also, for animated and interactive PDF presentations and forms. Home Page

AbiWord Portable
A lightweight word processing app. Edit documents like MS Word, Open Document, Office Open XML, Word Perfect, and more. Home Page

Sumatra PDF Portable
A lightweight and minimalistic PDF and comic reader for Windows that allows reading the files just like Foxit Reader. Home Page

Utility Software

CamStudio Portable
Records screen and audio activity on your computer to create AVI video files. Home Page

Clicky Gone Portable
Lets you hide browser windows and taskbar buttons from the desktop and allows viewing them back with the click of the mouse. Home Page

Command Prompt Portable
Lets you add a customizable command prompt on any Windows computer and execute commands to do things quickly. Home Page

ConvertAll Portable
A handy unit converter that also supports converting more than 400 units into each other. Home Page

CPU-Z Portable
A freeware that gathers information on some main devices of your system, memory, graphics card and motherboard. Home Page

Diffpdf Portable
A PDF comparison program that displays the difference in PDF files visually or textually. Home Page

Ditto Portable
Saves items to a clipboard such as images, texts, HTML, etc. Home Page

DTaskManager Portable
Provides additional features to the integrated Windows Task Manager. Home Page

DSynchronize Portable
A stand-alone app that let you periodically synchronize two or more folders on Hard Disk, LAN, USB Key, CD or DVD, Floppy Disk, and FTP Server. Home Page

Explorer++ Portable
A small but fast file manager for Windows. Tabs, bookmarks with advanced file operations. Home Page

FastCopy Portable
The fastest File copying and moving utility that chooses different approaches to check and improve the transfer speeds. Home Page

FreeCommander XE Portable
An alternative program to Windows file manager with more advanced features and functions. Home Page

GPU-Z Portable
Offers vital information about your graphics card and video card processor. Home Page

grepWin Portable
An easy-to-use search and replace tool that works powerfully and even allows using regular expressions to perform queries. Home Page

IObit Uninstaller Portable
Remove the unwanted programs from your computer. Alternative to Window's Add/Remove Program. Home Page

IObit Unlocker Portable
Lets you learn which program has locked a file to prevent deletion and unlock the file. Home Page

Runs a full-featured Java Runtime Environment in the programs, where Java is disabled or not installed in the remote PC. Home Page

PeaZip Portable
Free file archiver utility. Supports multiple zip formats like ZIP, TAR, RAR, 7Z, BZ2, PEA, etc. Home Page

Process Explorer Portable
A process analyzer and task manager that can exercise into DLLs and handles the running or loaded processes. Home Page

Rapid CRC Unicode Portable
A hashing tool that lets you analyze and verify and estimate hashes in multiple hash formats. Home Page

SIW Portable
Collects and shows detailed information about your system properties and settings. Home Page

Smart Defrag Portable
A disk defragmenter that works at lightning speed. Home Page

TeamViewer Portable
A remote PC controller and screen sharing application that lets you control a computer to provide online assistance. Home Page

UNetbootin Portable
Create bootable live USB drives for Ubuntu and other Linux systems without burning optical disks. Home Page

VirtuaWin Portable
A desktop manager that can enable different virtual desktops with independent application windows. Home Page

WinCDEmu Portable
A CD DVD emulator that can mount ISO and other image files, and displays them in Windows Explorer. Home Page

WinDirStat Portable
A disk usage analyzer and cleanup program that can analyze the contents of your hard disk device and even cleans up space. Home Page

Wise Data Recovery Portable
Easily and quickly recover deleted photos, documents, videos, email, etc. Home Page

World Clock Portable
Displays multiple time zones from around the world. Home Page

On-Screen Keyboard Portable
Lets you carry your system’s built-in keyboard settings with flexibility, and lets you use an on-screen keyboard. Home Page

Ant Renamer Portable
Renaming multiple files and folders by using specific settings. Supports Unicode names. Home Page

Autoruns Portable
A utility tool from Microsoft for managing auto starts. Manage the auto start programs and toolbars on your computer. Home Page

BleachBit Portable
Clears up disk space and junk files from your computer and guards your privacy. It also erases cache, clears browser history and do much more. Home Page

Virtual Magnifying Glass Portable
A handy screen magnifier which works on PC. Home Page

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