Portableapps.com makes great software run from your USB flash drive without leaving any traces behind on the computer you are using.
My USB flash drive is great for carrying around files that I may need during the course of a day, but the real strength of my USB flash drive is that I have PortableApps.com suite of portable apps installed on it to use on whatever computer I may find myself using. Some of the portable apps I use include Skype portable, OpenOffice.org portable, KeePass portable and Google Chrome portable. Running these apps from my USB drive means that I do not have to worry about leaving personal information behind on the computer that I am using and that the apps are always available to me on whatever computer I use.
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Today, I downloaded the latest stable release of Google Chrome Portable 9.0.587.84. I had previously been using a stable version 8, and was pleasantly surprised to see that the version 9 had been moved to stable status. There is still a slightly newer version 9, which is still in Beta and a version 10, which is the Developer edition. All are available from PortableApps.com along with numerous other useful portable versions of apps that can be run from your USB flash drive.
The stable version 9 of Chrome is already showing me benefits above the version 8. Google Reader would constantly hang my version of Chrome when starting it for the first time and I would receive a message that Chrome had closed. Some sites loaded slowly also. With version 9, Google Reader opens quickly and other sites appear to be loading faster as well. I am looking forward to see what improvements version 10 has over version 9, but for now, I am satisfied with this latest release.