Portable Chromium OS X

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Portable Chromium is the Chromium web browser packaged as portable application so you can take your bookmarks, extensions, history and cookies with you.

Warning: Data and passwords stored with Keychain are not portable!

Portable Chromium is the web browser Chromium (stable FreeSMUG build) packaged so you can carry around with you on any portable device, USB thumb drive, iPod, portable hard drive, memory card, other portable device (also on your internal hard disk) as long as it has 130 MB of free space and use on any Mac OS X computer, taking your bookmarks, extensions, history, cookies with you.

Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web.

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How to install

  1. Drag Portable Chromium folder to your portable device, USB thumb drive, iPod, portable hard drive, memory card, other portable device (also to your internal hard disk) as long as it has 130 MB of free space.
  2. Clicking Portable Chromium will open Chromium from your portable device, wait a while before Chromium start.
  3. If a local copy of Chromium is running an alert window allow you to quit it.

Using your data

You can copy your user preferences to Portable Chromium when "Copy preferences" window ask you. So, if you wish to use your preferences you already have on your system, just click "Copy" when prompt.

Chromium application, preference file, folder and plugins are inside the bundle:
Portable Chromium.app/Contents/Resources/app/

How to update

Use command Chromium -> Check for Updates… to update Chromium to last stable release.

Warning: after Install and Relaunch the application don't load portable profile,
so QUIT and Relaunch again.
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Chromium Mac stable application

Get stable binary application from Chromium OS X stable FreeSMUG build


Why not Chrome?

Chromium is Open Source browser for Chrome as WebKit is for Safari.


Support Forum

Post questions, tips, suggestions, clues, helps, bugs to our OS X Portable Apps support forum


Source code


Change log

  • 13.0.782.218 (2011.09.04)
    Released with Chromium build from 13.0.782.218 source code
    Chromium icon updated.
    CocoaDialog included universal binary for Lion compatibility.
  • 8.0.552.231 (2010.12.21)
    First public release
    Released with Chromium build from 8.0.552.231 source code

Donations


Acknowledgments

Portable Chromium.app is packaged using the Platypus script.
Dialog made by CocoaDialog.

Portable Chromium OS X© 2010
Carlo Gandolfi - http://www.freesmug.org
Paolo Portaluri - http://plus2.it/~paolo/

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This software is licensed under the CC-GNU GPL.

Chromium provided is build from source from
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/wiki/MacBuildInstructions
licensed under BSD License: http://code.google.com/intl/en/chromium/terms.html

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