Typical physicians in training are always on the go and have to use multiple computer workstations on different hospital floors to access EMR, UpToDate and search for medical information on the Web.
You can take your favorite browser and settings with you by using a portable version of the program on a USB drive. The use of these programs is not recommended with EMR and you have to make sure that the IT department of your institution does not prohibit them running from a USB drive. The portable applications listed below do not require installation.
My favorite portable desktop applications are:
1. Portable Firefox browser
2. Portable Opera browser
3. Portable IrfanView image editor. Use the ZIP version and unzip to an USB stick or a folder.
Portable Applications and Other News
Portable Firefox on a USB Drive
How do you backup your computer files?
Image sources: the software projects linked above.