If you frequently switch computers and have cloud storage space or USB drives to spare, here’s an idea: outsource your applications.
Microsoft Word has become bloated! The selection of alternatives is limited. One has been around since 2001 and was almost forgotten. Jarte is free, lightweight, offers tabs among other features, and comes with a portable option.
Portable apps make you independent. Stored on a USB stick or in your Dropbox folder, all your essential tools will be at your fingertips wherever you go. You won’t have to install anything either.