Google Chrome Portable

Google Chrome Portable

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 16 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    18.0.1025.168
  • Total Downloads:
    1,309,066
  • Date Added:
    May 01, 2012
  • File Size:
    1.35MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,874
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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Google Chrome is a free Web browser that's become a legitimate contender due to its speed and versatility. It's especially easy for programmers to create and share extensions that add useful capabilities to the basic Chrome engine and framework. We looked at Google Chrome Portable, a portable version of Chrome from PortableApps. PortableApps modifies popular open source programs for portability, packaging them with an installer that copies the program file to a destination of your choice, which can be on your hard drive or a removable device such as a USB drive or memory stick. All you have to do is click the executable file to run the program without having to install it in Windows or alter the directory.

If you haven't tried Chrome yet, you've probably had a whiff of it since other browsers are copying many of its features and functions, such as the versatile Omnibar address bar and its simplified interface. Chrome consistently kicks apps in browser speed tests, and it doesn't get as bloated and dumpy as the others do when you've customized them with add-ons. No browser's add-ons add on as quickly and easily as Chrome's, and they're easy to manage from the Extensions page on the Tools menu, which is accessed by clicking the wrench icon on the interface. Google Chrome Portable seems to perform exactly like the installed version, with pretty much all the features and extras.

So what makes Google Chrome Portable different from Google Chrome? Since it's portable, it doesn't leave your encrypted passwords behind, which means you can't retrieve them on another machine. However, PortableApps includes password portability as an advanced function that users must enable. More significant is digital certificate storage: Google Chrome Portable uses Windows for certificates, so any certificates it installs are saved in the local copy of Windows and won't travel with you, plus they'll be accessible from that particular machine. Therefore, you shouldn't use any private certificates with it, except on your own PC.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 16

1 stars

"Not very portable"

June 15, 2013  |  By drstranger20737

 |  Version: Google Chrome Portable 27.0.1453.110

Pros

Nothing positive about this app

Cons

Installs local files; wouldn't run on another PC

Summary

I downloaded this because I like how fast chrome runs on my home computer. My intent was to bring it to work because they only use Explorer and it gets slow. I installed Chrome on my flash drive at home, and when I run it at the office, I recieve messages that local files could not be found.
HUGE disappointment.

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4 stars

"I love the way I can navigate from place to place."

June 02, 2012  |  By mmddlove777

 |  Version: Google Chrome Portable 19.0.1084.52

Pros

Bookmarking options are so handy. I think IE is outdated as far as the browser and only have it as a backup in case of a total crash. Google chrome is by far the most effecient way to use a laptop in my opinion.

Cons

aw snap, and flash player are not responding correctly. My recently restored computer is running a bit slower as well. It should not be.

Summary

I am thinking of uninstalling chrome again as I did before my laptop was restored with windows discs, by me, less than 2 months ago. My browser (chrome) has only been on my computer for that length of time as well.

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1 stars

"A bitter disappointment"

February 20, 2012  |  By Azraelsrl

 |  Version: Google Chrome Portable 17.0.963.56

Pros

Nothing worth mentioning here.

Cons

Huge install footprint (over 200 MB), slow as a snail, filled absolutely to the brim with other Google services that i didn't want or requested, basically impossible to tweak (installing preapproved addons isn't tweaking), not really portable - it leaves a lot of traces in the host pc, and finally not secure enough - using one is basically inviting Google to monitor whatever you do and there's no way to remove/deny that.

Summary

Using it is worse than having a root canal done. Going back to Opera Portable.

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5 stars

"This is all you need for fast surfing!"

December 23, 2011  |  By strikemaster1

 |  Version: Google Chrome Portable 16.0.912.63

Pros

Does exactly what I want to do...and fast!

Cons

None I can see

Summary

If I want a browser thats has the lot, but takes forever to load and takes up half the screen with useless icons and such, then I will get a browser to do that ... like FF and IE etc, BUT for speed and service, there is only one at the moment, and that is Chrome.

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4 stars

""Flash Player Crashes too Often""

November 01, 2011  |  By tonybuttino

 |  Version: Google Chrome Portable 15.0.874.106

Pros

Great to use on a computer, user friendly, very easy to customize.

Cons

Flash player crashes constantly, can't use it for more than 10 or 15 minutes without this happening on Google TV. On my computer, it's fine and i don't seem to have any issues.

Summary

Fix to issue with flash player crashing all the time...and you get 5 stars!

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3 stars

"good fast browser but flash player still crashes"

October 28, 2011  |  By gregbauder

 |  Version: Google Chrome Portable 15.0.874.106

Pros

simple to use and customize

Cons

flash player crashes constantly

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5 stars

"Love it! Loads quick, easy to use."

October 28, 2011  |  By fricard

 |  Version: Google Chrome Portable 15.0.874.106

Pros

Speed
Simplicity
Customizable

Cons

none at this time

Summary

The only one I use!

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5 stars

"Works beautifully!"

September 08, 2011  |  By fricard

 |  Version: Google Chrome Portable 13.0.782.220

Pros

Can 'install' it at work without needing administrator installation rights.

Cons

Can't see any yet.

Summary

Works like my regular install at home.

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4 stars

"it does a good job"

June 27, 2011  |  By nancyF18

 |  Version: Google Chrome Portable 12.0.742.100

Pros

it does a good job

Cons

it takes a half a dozen times or more to get it to down load it still has not

Summary

I like google

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4 stars

"see bottom line summary!"

June 26, 2011  |  By sickmickdiscotrick

 |  Version: Google Chrome Portable 12.0.742.100

Pros

see bottom line summary!

Cons

see bottom line summary!

Summary

Now you know that Google Chrome is the Chromiest! Keep up the good work!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher PortableApps
Publisher web site http://portableapps.com/
Release Date May 01, 2012
Date Added May 01, 2012
Version 18.0.1025.168
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.35MB
File Name google_chrome_portable
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,309,066
Downloads Last Week 2,874
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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