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1 year 34 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser tom4455

1/ Why are you reviewing Firefox 13 when it is now at 22?

2/ Chrome seems attractive, but I am concerned about their stated policy of obtaining all the data on a person and make it for sale. Have you looked into this aspect of Google, and if so, what are your conclusions.

1 year 34 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser MidnightCowboy

This article currently has no editor. The content will be updated as soon as someone volunteers to take it over. MC - Site Manager.

1 year 34 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser JediInverse

If you're worried about Google and their less than crystal clear privacy policy, but you still want to use Chrome then there are plenty of alternatives out there. I run Comodo Dragon. Basically it is Chrome but with the Comodo logo on it instead. has all the same features runs all the same add-ons and extensions, even uses the same themes (anything you download of the official chrome site will work on Dragon). But Comodo don't collect any data from you.

I also notice Comodo have produced an "own-brand" version of Firefox called IceDragon, think I may try that out too.

1 year 34 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser crombierob

If you do a Find on this page for "IceDragon" you will find me raving about it, a bit lower down on this page.

PS I am so annoyed with Google's sloppy Windows Installs, and it's dreaded auto updater (dreaded if you don't have a powerful PC), that I refuse to install anything Google.
I do have a version of Dragon, because one can make it portable.
You did not mention how simple it is (tick a checkbox, during the 'Install') to make them portable. (I rave about that, and having multiple versions, in my post lower down this page)

1 year 34 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser torres-no-tan-m...


This article no longer has an editor and therefore, the content has become outdated.
Regarding Chrome, it is beyond the remit of this category - Best Free Web Browser - to investigate Google.


1 year 34 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser tuna

Gotta share my love for Waterfox. I like the customization aspect of Pale Moon, and it is faster than FF, but Waterfox opens and renders noticeably faster than Pale Moon for me. I use both regularly with separate, but identical, profiles. Am searching hi & low for new alts not dependent on the MozGoog agenda. The Old 5 are all untrustworthy, IMO. Getting ready to try Kmeleon, I am stuck on the simplicity of Live Bookmarks but fed up with all the over-engineering to influence/report/rig my "experience". I never considered I would live to see a fox jump a shark...

1 year 34 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser George.J

Ever since Firefox has adopted the release cycle similar to Chrome, you've a new version released every 6 weeks. If you simply look at the release notes, the changes implemented across most versions is minor and is given new version numbers for every such release. The last version reviewed was v15, and even though the current version is v22, it can be considered as v16 or v15.5 logically, if you compare it to the release of other browsers like Opera. Hopefully the new editor will review the new features implemented.

1 year 33 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser Wolfram

Bad news on the Security Front: JavaScript and Timing Attacks Used to Steal Browser Data

"Security researchers have been warning about the weaknesses and issues with JavaScript and iframes for years now, but the problem goes far deeper than even many of them thought. A researcher in the U.K. has developed a new technique that uses a combination of JavaScript-based timing attacks and other tactics to read any information he wants from a targeted user's browser and sites the victim is logged into. The attack works on all of the major browsers and researchers say there's no simple fix to prevent it."

"“There’s nothing to patch. There is actually nothing specific that can be individually fixed to prevent this,” said Robert Hansen, a security researcher and director of product management at WhiteHat Security. “It’s a really, really bad one.”"

1 year 33 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser bo.elam

The good news. To avoid Javasript or IFRAME problems like the ones described in the link, use Firefox with NoScript.



1 year 32 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser Panzer

PirateBrowser is a bundle package of the Tor client (Vidalia), FireFox Portable browser (with foxyproxy addon) and some custom configs that allows you to circumvent censorship that certain countries such as Iran, North Korea, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Denmark, Italy and Ireland impose onto their citizens:

1 year 31 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser woodshed

Running windows 7 64bit, do you want a good reliable 64 bit browser,
using firefox version 23 then you should try Cyberfox version 23 this is firefox running in true 64 bit

1 year 31 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser Anupam

Superbo Browselorer:

1 year 17 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser talkback10

I am having an issue with Yahoo mail and the latest version of Pale Moon. While using this browser as well as the latest FF version,it automatically reverts me to the very basic Yahoo mail format. Trying to upgrade to the newest mail version is not working. Yes I know the most recent Yahoo mail is not receiving much praise but it is better than this almost dysfunctional basic format. Basically I need to enable javascript but even with all extensions disabled it is not working. Also, the choice to do so is no longer listed under Options...Anyone else here encountered this and what is the solution? Any about:config tweaks?

1 year 17 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser CyberAlex1986

I am probably biased, but i've been using Comodo Dragon internet browser for several years, and i am very satisfied with it. I am a Webkit fan, so Chrome was a blessing when it came out, along came the Comodo Dragon - a sculptured version of Chrome with some impressive privacy enhancements and amazing speed, now with PrivDog to help you keep your privacy, check this out
I do not need adblock when i have PrivDog to guard me, also along with incognito Comodo Dragon has Virtual Mode to keep all the crap in the sandbox.
Ok it's just a Chrome with additional security features.

Comodo now has Ice Dragon based on Firefox, also worth checking out

Safari? Apart from being default browser for Mac, there is nothing good about it, it's by far the slowest email client i know of, why even review something people should stay away from?

The only reason people should have iTunes and Safari on their PC is if they have Mac or they use iPhone iPod/Pad and have no choice.

1 year 16 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser JJames

It's always the same browsers listed, and sure, they're all fine, but there are a lot more. I like the torch browser because it makes downloading videos and torrents super easy. So really it's all what you need it for.

1 year 16 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser joeguru

Hi JJames, there aren't that many browsers that compete with the Mega Browsers for features. Maxthon was added this time, Mac OS was removed because it no longer supports Windows. I did review Torch, and I agree its a good browser, however its not a Mega Browser so I will include it in the Light Browser category when I update those coming up soon. The primary reason Torch failed to meet the Mega Browser category is it lacks syncing features and basically rides on Google's Chrome.

We appreciate your feedback.

1 year 16 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser sicknero

Good to see Maxthon included :-)

Can I just point out though that as of v4.2 it uses Blink instead of Webkit which they claim has given it a 30% increase in speed. Dunnon about that but it is pretty quick and solid. It's also had multi-thread downloading since (I think) 4.2 as well.

Still not my primary browser but it has functions that I find quite indespensible having got used to them, mostly the resource sniffer and the Quick Apps function which you can use to create Site Specific Browsers for whatever tabs you like. The pop-out video player is also v good.

1 year 16 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser joeguru

Thank you for the feedback. Your mention of v4.2 using Blink is a perfect example of how fast the browsers change. This happened right after I posted my review. I agree with your use of Maxthon, I feel the same.

1 year 15 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser Panzer

"... CyberDragon Browser is an privacy enhanced browser that protects your surfing habits.

Still in early beta but the following features have been implemented:

- Tracker blocker. It will block over 6000 various trackers from following your daily surfing habits. Later version will allow user defined tracker blocker rules that can be exported/imported and also automatic master tracker blocker file updater to always keep your surfing data safe from bad guys.

- Very strict, zero-tolerance cookie control. By default, only session cookies that have Secure and HttpOnly cookie attributes set are allowed. Also, all 3rd party cookies are blocked by default. Later version will have ability to define site specific cookie rules to override these global settings.

- Proxy fetcher. Will allow you to fetch high-anonymous proxies that you can use to hide you IP-address with just 2-clicks (one click to fetch proxies and second click to select proxy from the list) ...":

1 year 14 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser joeguru

Thank you for the suggestion Panzer. I'm constantly reviewing products so I'll take this one in consideration as well.

1 year 11 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser Panzer

Firefox Ultimate - Modified and optimized version of Mozilla Firefox:

1 year 11 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser Panzer

"... Light - a light Firefox edition. Many components are slimmed down. So it can start faster and use less memory. By default, Light can run along with official Firefox ...":

1 year 11 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser crombierob

I find it hard to believe that people do not use NoScript (with FF)
And that is why I do not use other browsers, as they do NOT have Noscript.

1 year 11 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser George.J

You've ScriptSafe and ScriptBlock for Chrome and Opera that does the same thing.

1 year 11 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser crombierob

I did some Googling a while back and everyone that had tried alternatives to NoScript, had not found anything as good.
Which one do you feel is as good as NoScript ?
I would appreciate feedback from others, as well


1 year 11 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser Anupam

Yes, I do not use NoScript with Firefox, and haven't been using it for years now. There are two reasons for it. First, there was a news about NoScript on the internet, in which AdBlock developer found that NoScript was allowing some chosen scripts, etc, in order to benefit some companies. I don't remember exact details now, but it made me lose faith over NoScript. Although NoScript ddeveloper had apologized for it later, and corrected the mistake. Still, lost my trust.

Also, I found out that Firefox opened page much faster without NoScript.

Since then, I haven't been using NoScript. But again, I don't venture much into dark places of the internet. And I use common sense and safety practices, so I am fine without it.

1 year 11 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser bo.elam

If you like to know why there is no NoScript in Chrome, read this article. Its a little old but still applies, after reading it (and the comments) you ll know why Google does not permit anything as good as NoScript to be available in Chrome.



1 year 11 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser joeguru

To All: Regarding FF and NoScript I must ask that this conversation be moved to the Freeware Forum. The comment section for category reviews is not the appropriate forum. Thank you.

1 year 11 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser bo.elam

In my personal case, pages open "a lot faster" with NoScript. Why? it takes a lot less bandwidth to open webpages when you block flash contents, scripts, etc. That is the way its supposed to be. Perhaps when you tried NoScript you did not have a good internet connection at the time and blamed it on NoScript.

As you know, I am a big believer in NoScript. In my personal opinion, NoScript does more for users (security wise) than any antivirus. In my experience, ever since I being using NoScript (five years), I have never encountered any malware while browsing.

You know how much I believe in Sandboxie containing malware, I feel the same way about NoScript blocking potential malware. NoScript works real well and silently.


1 year 11 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser bo.elam

Hey George, ScriptSafe and ScriptBlock don't do the same thing as NoScript. Please read Giorgios article below (reply to crombierob).


1 year 8 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser jacemace

Tried firefox ultimate. It is terrible. Freezes (not responding) constantly.

1 year 7 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser youngjoe

Two killer problems (for me):

1) I download a lot of text files. Chrome won't let me do that -- it converts them all to chrome's proprietary html format. I've seen a forum discussion of this. Many people have complained. Google doesn't give a damn. The other browsers offer downloaders a choice of formats.

2) Current Firefox doesn't permit use of current Shockwave Flash. I'm a musician and I can't use a browser that won't let me view videos.

I used Firefox happily for years, but this problem kills it for me.

1 year 7 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser Anupam

You had written Firefox as Foxfire, which I corrected in your post. Please take care to write the proper name.

Firefox does allow use of Flash. But, you have to allow it manually, since in recent versions, Firefox has implemented click to play for Flash videos.

1 year 7 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser youngjoe

Thanks for the correction, Anupam. And thanks for the information! Please, would you tell me how to go about allowing it manually. When I go to the page that FF sends me to to manage add-ons, I am informed that Flash player is banned because of unspecified malware problems, and no work-around suggestion is offered.

We all use our browsers with personal ideas of what functionality is required, and I know that many, many people are happy with Chrome. I'm not one of them. I've tried a few other browsers over the last few days, and I realize that for my purposes Foxfire is very much what I need to use, so I am grateful for suggestions of how to cure the flash problem.

1 year 7 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser joeguru

Please post user questions in the Freeware Forum, you'll get more help. This section is for comments regarding reviews or suggested software. Thank you.

1 year 7 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser youngjoe

Gotcha joe!

1 year 7 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser Anupam

youngjoe, please post your queries here in the forum:

When you post the thread, in the content, please post the Windows version on your system, the Firefox version installed, and also the flash player version.

See you in the forum :).

1 year 5 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser Mike86

Is it true that mozilla planing to serve ads in browser? If it is true that will be a big time crash for her, i would still chose chrome or opera any time...

1 year 5 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser sicknero

I don't think it'll be having much of an impact... the ads will be shown in the tiles of the New Tab page so anyone who is especially bothered by them can just replace that with one of the many alternatives or even just opt for a blank page instead.

I expect there will be some complaining for a while and then back to business as usual, that's what generally happens when a vendor introduces some less-than-popular change.

1 year 5 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser crombierob

I have been struggling with FF for over a month now.
It gets very slow to load or refresh a tab, and then causes my CPUs to overheat, which then slows things as well.
I have Googled, and I am not alone with this problem.
ADVs will probably add to the problem.

1 year 4 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser tenprodoc

Sleipnir does seem worth trying! however upon trying it I was prompted to install a media player and it recommended VLC. All sounds well and good until it installed the player and tried to get me to accept about 5 changes to my computer search and browsers and I don't know what all. I refused all and it still screwed up my browser and search. Guess the relationship going forward is a bit too pricey for me and great text will have to wait until the price isn't too high.
I lost a lot of work and it left a very bad taste in my mouth.

1 year 4 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser George.J

Personally I haven't tried Sleipnir for a long time, but Softpedia confirms the product as clean:

The problem that you had usually comes when you download softwares from sites other than the homesite or reputed software download sites like Softpedia. Next time be careful when you download.

1 year 4 weeks ago Best Free Web Browser MidnightCowboy

Certainly sounds like a wrapped installer. Cnet and Softonic for two would definitely have bundled unwanted components with the download. I just installed the program into Windows 7 from our download link and there was nothing else included. This is actually quite impressive. All my Chrome extensions and settings imported including the site WOT script. :) More information about how to avoid bundled software below: MC - Site Manager.

42 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Web Browser Panzer

Beta version of Otter Browser (project aiming to recreate classic Opera (12.x) UI using Qt5) is out:

40 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Web Browser Panzer

360 Browser:

What's new in the latest version?

1. Ad Filter: hide unwanted advertisements.
2. Dual Engine: powered by both Webkit and IE web engines.
3. Secure Browsing: filter phishing and malicious URLs.
4. Video Pop-out: place video in an always-on-top window.
5. Themes: personalize 360 Browser with beautifully designed themes.

37 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Web Browser stephench


It is Stephen Cheng From FlashPeak Inc. Can you list our Slimjet Web Browser from here? Slimjet is based on the Chromium project and adds a lot of convenient and smart features on top of it. It is the best browser we've made so far. While it shares a similar set of features with SlimBrowser/SlimBoat, it beats the other two in terms of performance, stability, web site compatibility and support of the latest web technologies. It is currently built on top of Chromium m35. We will keep it synchronized to the Chrome releases as closely as possible.


35 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Web Browser sicknero

Hi Victor, I just wanted to mention that Maxthon have been offering a portable version of their browser for quite a long time now.

v here -

34 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Web Browser Zeaxan

Has anyone heard any good reviews for 360 Browser from the makers of 360safe antivirus? I know the antivirus is one of the best free available with great detection rates, but I'm curious about their web browser. Its suppose to be similar to IE only safer.


In case anyone wants to check it out. Thanks!

34 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Web Browser George.J

It runs on Webkit and IE engines, but the interface looks like that of Opera to me :D

34 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Web Browser crombierob

I have a question, which perhaps should be on everyone's lips (everyone using XP)
Which browser is so much based on IE, that web pages designed to only run on IE, will run on that browser ?
The reason that question should be on many lips is, the cessation of XP security updates, means hackers are targeting IE.
For users out there that need the ability to open web pages designed for IE, which browser will allow that SAFELY ?


34 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Web Browser crombierob

I am trying your 360 browser.
I assume that Webkit means Chrome ?
It in nearly all respects looks to be Chrome based (even the irritating minimalistic approach that is spreading like a disease)
I decided to check it out in case it was the answer to the question I posted above (Safe IE based alternative)
I can only find one hint that IE mode is possible, in the Settings, where it says -
Browsing Engine - Pick the right engine for me

If I am correct, and hackers are now targeting IE, does that mean - that exploits they discover for IE, will also exploit 360 Secure Browser, when it is in IE mode ?


34 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Web Browser dave316

Sleipnir has a portable version for download. It's with the .zip extension.

34 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Web Browser crombierob

I tried Maxthon
There are some people in the world that don't mind all their open tabs, being discarded (like used co.....s ) when the browser closes.
Personally I would vote them out of the gene pool, but I must learn to be tolerant.
Users have written to Maxthon complaining that they discard all open Tabs, and Maxthon has replied (many times) that the solution they provide is just as good.
Their solution is they give you a single Tab with a list of your previously open Tabs.
You then have to tell Maxthon to re-open them (like it should have done in the first place)
I tolerated that for a few sessions, and the last time I opened Maxthon and requested a re-opening of all Tabs (like it should have) it discarded all but a couple.
On reflection, perhaps I am meant to study that flippin list, and tick/untick some lines.
Instead - I will never use Maxthon again.

34 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Web Browser MidnightCowboy

I sympathize with your feelings. I encounter similar stuff frequently with Linux systems and apps. A bit of searching usually brings up a solution in one forum or another. My attitude though, is for the solution to exist there is obviously a problem, so why isn't the solution already built into the product? MC - Site Manager.

31 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Web Browser Aninnymous

It would be useful to inform us all about the cluster of each "mega" browser 'clones'. Perhaps each list could be included after the discussion of the particular browser with a brief description of the main advantage of the alternate.

FireFox has WaterFox, PaleMoon, Sea Monkey, etc.

Chrome has Comodo Dragon, SRWare Iron, RockMelt, Chromium, etc.

And so on.

It's hard to keep track of all the useful alternatives out there now.

29 weeks 3 days ago Best Free Web Browser damien76

I use Maxthon portable but whenever I print in PDF I cannot edit it or just plain copy or highlight anything. This is the same as of Google Chrome. Dragon, Ice Dragon, Firefox, Iron are not like that.

28 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Web Browser pjpw

I can endorse the Slimjet browser. I use a number of browsers as each one seems more adept for certain functions and uses. They are Slimjet, Opera, Maxthon and sometimes Firefox and Google Chrome. I have tried many others over the years but never found one to consistently offer what the mainstream ones do.

Another browser, K-Meleon is actually THE lightest browser of all on system resources but sadly lacks the compatibility necessary to be useful across the board. There are independent developer versions of it still being released from time to time but for the average user these require a fair degree of computer knowledge and are a no go for most people.

My issue was with just having a basic 4GB laptop I was experiencing memory and CPU usage issues when using sites like Facebook and Youtube. So I started using a separate browser just to have Facebook open in (Opera.) Then I would use either Maxthon or Google Chrome or Firefox for everyday browsing. This approach has both advantages and disadvantages.

I have been using Slimjet for the past couple of months now and am very happy with it. It uses the same Chromium engine used by Google and Opera but has added some built in features that are only provided by way of extensions in the others. Also it is not Google so I have reduced concerns of there being any backdoor into the browser.

Google Chrome used to regularly eat up a lot of memory and CPU resources and I was often having to restart the browser. I recommend Slimjet to anyone. I am sure you won't be disappointed. Also, it comes from Flashpeak which has been around for a long time with their SlimBrowser and more recently SlimBoat browsers.

28 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Web Browser crombierob

I have three problems with Chrome -
- I don't like the minimalistic rubbish young programmers (not Analysts) are foisting on us.
- Chrome does not have NoScript
- Google do not give a toss about MS conventions, and as pjpw has noticed it can slow your PC to a crawl
On that latter, the first time it happened to me, everything was freezing, and I was sure I had a virus. I went back to my most recent image (Seagate DiscWizard), which unfortunately was a week old (TCH! TCH!). Thus much time was spent trying to copy my last weeks activities, before I went back to that earlier image (Cost me many, many hours).
The next time this happened, I investigated, and found it was Google's flippin updater freezing my PC.
I removed it all (and that is not an easy process), and Google will never darken my PC doorstep again. (I will still use the Google Search engine, which ain't as good as it used to be)

I will give Slimjet a try as I can -
- Breath easy, as it looks like it does not have the Google updater disaster.
- Only use it for web sites, where I don't need NoScript
- Try to make it as non minimalistic as I can.
Watch out if you are elderly and feeble minded, as you may download SlimBrowser by mistake.
I did, and I love it.
Fast, and NOT minimalistic
SlimBrowser crashes (within Tab) way to often.
May be to do with inherited extensions, but I cannot find out how to get rid of them, OR how to run in safe mode (Add-Ins disabled).
So looks like I have to suppress my hatred of Chrome, and try SlimJet

28 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Web Browser Remah

Hi all. I have just taken over as editor of the three web browser articles so expect an update soon.


28 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Web Browser stephench

One of the biggest reasons that we start the Slimjet project is we don't like the minimalist design of Chrome. Slimjet doesn't auto-update like Chrome. Slimjet includes a download control button which allow you to easily allow/disallow script on selected domains. That is similar to what NoScript offers. It has a fully customizable toolbar where you can add more buttons to gain quick access to various functions. Slimjet uses slightly more memory than SlimBrowser but is more stable and responsive. Give it a few days and you will like it.

28 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Web Browser pjpw

Crombierob, apart from the issue you mentioned with No Script and the minimalistic interface of the Chromium browsers (which I have come to like) I think you will find Slimjet an enjoyable experience compared to Google Chrome.

I too had the freezing issue on updating with Chrome, not all the time but more often than not, and that plus the memory and CPU issue with Chrome were the main reasons I looked for an alternative. At the same time Firefox (still a resource hog too) was having a lot of issues with Update 29 I think it was so I avoided going back to FF for those reasons.

Please post your thoughts on Slimjet back here as I for one would certainly be interested in your experience with it.


28 weeks 5 days ago Best Free Web Browser CASD

It's good to have a new monitor on this.. I love trying new browsers and I've tried a lot...
So far Opera even being chrome connected now works and feels like the old opera..
In fact I think it works better then most of the webkit browsers out there.. Low ram uses on my win 8.1 8gb, Athon 2 Acer computer.
always staying around 25% ram usage or less
Even one of my other favorites Qupzilla can't fact it freezes up and so does Midori
Slim jet ..another one that crashes and is a slug on my system.
Keep the new ideas coming and I'll gladly try them :)

27 weeks 6 days ago Best Free Web Browser Remah

The updated article was released a little bit early - my own mistake. So I'll be making further changes over the next week.

21 weeks 2 days ago Best Free Web Browser spaarks

Good work.
Browsers seem to be getting increasingly problematical - firefox with flash and and nagging to synchronise, chrome with it's continual nagging to use chrome feature. Only IE supports active-x.

18 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Web Browser Paxmilitaris

I don't know about torrents, but mail is now separate from the browser in Opera, right?

16 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Web Browser Panzer

Vimprobable is a lean stand-alone web browser optimised for full keyboard control (inspired by Vimperator):

13 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Web Browser oneengguy

Hello Remah,

I would like to recommend for your review an additional browser that I have found simply spectacular in all of its (comprehensive) offerings: SlimJet. I have tried and tweaked and relied on all browsers that are listed on Gizmo's Site for so many years (best software review site on the net, by the way :-) and I am now relying on SlimJet as my work-horse browsing tool (W7 DELL XPS 1645 laptop). A very strong recommendation. Also: I am relying on the remarkable extension "ublock" to assist me with my browsing.

11 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Web Browser Panzer

Otter browser beta 4 is out:

"... Most important changes since beta 3:

- added support for mouse gestures;
- added initial support for customizing toolbars;
- allow to load plugins on demand;
- more actions (over 150 in total);
- added Go to Page dialog (F2);
- allow to customize menu button (JSON file);
- lots of other fixes and improvements ...":

8 weeks 1 day ago Best Free Web Browser Panzer


8 weeks 10 hours ago Best Free Web Browser spiderpig168

There is another great alternative out there called Polarity Browser. It is light on resources and very fast.

4 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Web Browser pjw100255

I'm not quite as computer-savvy as most of you here, but I could really use some help in figuring out all these different browsers.

I recently had some trouble with Silverlight playing Netflix through Firefox. Digital Rights Management errors keep coming up and I tried uninstalling/reinstalling Silverlight, which didn't work, and the troubleshooting articles I found didn't help either as there are some features missing on my system that are necessary to do the fix. Sooo, I called Netflix and they suggested downloading Chrome as the browser to use for Netflix. I was reluctant because I don't like anything to do with Google, but if this was the only way to get Netflix to play, then I had to.

Something really weird keeps happening when I open Chrome. I get an initial tab for Astromenda. I don't know what that is (search engine?), and I don't want it. While I was on the phone with Netflix, I found that in my list of programs and I deleted it, but it still keeps coming up when I open Chrome. What is this thing and how do I get rid of it?? It seems to be a default in Chrome.

Also, in streaming videos through Netflix (through Chrome), the audio and video is crappy. It crackles, skips, stutters. It's very annoying, to say the least. Sometimes it freezes completely and I need to click the pause and start button again. I really miss watching Netflix through Firefox - it was easy and played well (most of the time).

Are any of the other browsers any better with regard to playing Netflix, and are not reliant on Silverlight? My operating system is XP, so MS doesn't support that anymore, so I can't ask them why Silverlight suddenly doesn't work for me anymore. Anyway, any help/insight you all could share with me would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.

4 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Web Browser Remah

The article comments are not the place to deal with your various issues. You should post them in our support forums for Internet and web browser issues.

4 weeks 4 days ago Best Free Web Browser pjw100255

Oops, sorry about that. I didn't realize that. Will check that out when I get a chance. Thanks for letting me know.

6 days 15 hours ago Best Free Web Browser chris.p

Airfox: fast, clean, very basic browser.
Used on Win7 32-bit:
Cannot remember window size or placement (could be a deal-breaker for some).
Hard to use - keyboard shortcuts *do not work at all* on Win7/32.
Everything - and I mean everything - must be done through the Settings button at top right (3 stacked bars). There is no other menu of any kind anywhere.
First job is to set Bookmarks - set about:blank as homepage, open tab, set about:blank as a bookmark.
Remove the page and Airfox Start Page from Bookmarks as they just cause the browser to lock up and freeze for minutes on end.
Has no plugin facility.
Looks as if there is only one dev - this usually means the project will die at some stage.

OK if you need an ultra skinny browser to check something with. The only modern facility it has is tabs. Reminds me of Netscape in 1998, with tabs. Would be nice to have some kind of a menu, somewhere, given that k/b shortcuts don't work.

6 days 15 hours ago Best Free Web Browser chris.p

Went to Sourceforge to download. No download available, just binaries for devs etc. Not a real browser as yet.

Looking forward to trying it once it's a stable release.

6 days 12 hours ago Best Free Web Browser chris.p

Thanks Remah, found a replacement for Opera - ruined by the latest update.

Tried a couple, eventually settled on Comodo Ice Dragon (found on another page here). It really is a very good browser.

Thanks again! :)

6 days 1 hour ago Best Free Web Browser crombierob

Yes it is very good.
It is FF, but usually a couple of versions behind.
They have trimmed it slightly, and you can enable their extra security (ensure web site that you try to go to, are safe).
Also you can have (multiple) portable versions, by simply ticking a checkbox on the 'installer' screen.
I have many for different categories of browsing.
The one proviso is, I never have two of them running at the same time (just in case they interfere with each others settings)

PS For all those Chrome lovers out there, I wish I could find a cure for you.
If you have a weak/old PC, you can occasionally find your computer running so slow, you will think it has a virus. But you will find it is Google's updater running in the background.
For those that love Chrome, and wish to avoid Google's disregard for Windows conventions, you can Get Comodo Dragon (No 'Ice'), and 'Install' it as portable.
I have done that, and it runs fine (but I still hate Chrome).

5 days 20 hours ago Best Free Web Browser chris.p

I tried to install IceDragon as portable by checking the box, only for the interest value since you don't normally get that option. The info says it installs the user profile in the program folder, as against the usual place in user data probably.

The install failed (W7/32) so I went back and installed again without checking the portable option, and it was fine.

Tried SWiron version of Chrome a while back but it wouldn't install for me.

No doubt all these issues can be fixed but as far as I'm concerned - these days anyway - it needs to do what it says on the box or I move on. No time or energy to play, or fix bad coding, now...

5 days 4 hours ago Best Free Web Browser crombierob

That failure would likely be MS fault, NOT Comodo
MS decided to be the 'Nanny' in W7, and limit our powers in many locations.
Create a Folder C:\PGMS
And create a sub folder called IceDragon
Tick the checkbox and browse to that location.
I would bet my left family jewel that it will 'Install' there.
Don't run it at the completion of the 'Install'
Go to the folder, and drill down the sub folders that have appeared, and copy the files etc from the lowest level to the top level, and delete the left over empty sub folders.
Then run it.

Let me know if I will have to sing in a higher key,

4 days 22 hours ago Best Free Web Browser chris.p

That's a great method, Rob, I'll make a note of it for when I need it on a USB stick. Soon probably.

A portable browser that uses its own DNS IPs seems useful in some circumstances.


2 years 8 weeks ago Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator Funcy-dcm

What do you think about QuiteRSS version 0.12.0?

2 years 1 week ago Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator runbei

Google Reader is going away. What will Feedly do? I'm having no luck finding an acceptable Web-based replacement for Google Reader.

2 years 1 week ago Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator philip

Feedly may be in the best position to fill the vacuum that Google Reader will leave. They are already working on their own backend server, and have stated that there will be a seamless switchover when the lights go out at Google Reader.

Feedly itself looks much improved to me since the last time I tried it. It looks good enough to replace FeedDemon, which has been my favorite reader (but will no longer sync without Google Reader).

2 years 1 week ago Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator RushArt

With the inevitalble death of Google Reader, this page is more relevant than ever.

Also, the creator of FeedDemon also decided not to develop his software anymore which is caused by Google Reader soon demise.


1 year 49 weeks ago Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator datajanne

*** gPodder *** The best pod aggregator i know and used for years is gPodder (open source). I use it every week to downloand mp3-radio programs (+30 feeds) and have tried at least 20 rss aggregators but this one is "da shit" for that purpose imho :) Try to prove me wrong :) It should be in this list!

1 year 49 weeks ago Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator philip

Thanks datajanne. Yes, another good podcast aggregator. I've added it in that section. It's available as a portable version from PortableApps too.

1 year 44 weeks ago Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator rhiannon

This might help:

6 Free Google Reader Alternatives

1 year 44 weeks ago Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator rhiannon

Update from Nick, Feed Demon developer:
I'll release a new version of FeedDemon which no longer syncs with Google Reader. This version will be free, won't contain any ads, and will have all of the features of the Pro version. You can use it free of charge for as long as you like - but it will be the last version of FeedDemon.

Nick Bradbury: My Plan for FeedDemon

1 year 43 weeks ago Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator elastic-pad

try out elastic-pad (web based for desktop and mobile):

1 year 43 weeks ago Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator philip

"coming soon...."

1 year 40 weeks ago Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator F13-Reboot

FeedDemon has problems with a large database (5-8.000) of news, sometimes it hangs. Much better is GreatNews.

1 year 40 weeks ago Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator philip

GreatNews is still stuck in Beta. Judging by the GreatNews forum, and by the fact that the blog is not reachable, there is not much development. It looks interesting and suited to intrepid users, but it doesn't appear ready yet for broad recommendation or serious review.

1 year 39 weeks ago Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator philip

Nick Bradbury has released a last, free version of FeedDemon Pro, which no linger links to Google Reader.

1 year 39 weeks ago Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator sicknero

I wouldn't call myself an especially intrepid user but this one is still my favourite RSS reader.

My version ( portable) has no beta tag and the developer last posted in the forum just a month ago so he's still interested I guess, although the version I have is two years old.

Anyway all that being said, out of the available off-line readers/aggregators that I've tried so far, I find this one easily the most stable and least demanding on resources, and the interface/layout is pleasing too.

1 year 39 weeks ago Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator sicknero

I've been trying gpodder for about a month now, the PAF portable version. I really really like it - the layout, the GUI, the way it accepts video podcasts, the way it handles incomplete downloads.

However I don't know if it's just me but when I run it, it maxes out my CPU for ages, takes forever to load, and often has to be restarted for the downloads to work.

On balance I don't really mind this too much - I've been happy to run it when I'm on my way out or whatever a couple of times a week, so I can just leave it to it, even though I sometimes return to my PC and find that the downloads have "stuck" so I have to try it again later.

To be fair my desktop PC is rather elderly which might be the problem. I'll give gpodder a whirl on my laptop to see if it's any better, but meanwhile I just learnt in this thread that Media Monkey handles podcasts so I'll try that out as a possible alternative.

Which in turn has reminded me that Winamp does too, so I'll add that to my list of possibles.

1 year 39 weeks ago Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator sicknero

Very nice, but maxes out my CPU for quite a while when updating. (v 0.13)

1 year 39 weeks ago Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator philip

You can use the "Cleanup Wizard" under Tools in the menu to limit how many and how long to retain old posts that you've already read. I also find that it helps to use the Manage Cache utility under File in the menu to compress the cache and check it for errors.

33 weeks 6 days ago Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator Faziri

QuiteRSS has matured a lot since it was last considered (from what I can see) and I've been using it with great satisfaction for the last year and a bit. Could it be reconsidered? I tried a lot of different clients of all kinds and eventually settled on QuiteRSS because it's the only one with all the features I wanted: desktop program, lightweight, no skinning, folder structures, default settings + feed+specific settings, filters, notifications and a tray icon with a counter. All other clients lack something, usually folders, or they have a non-native appearance.

33 weeks 5 days ago Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator philip

Thanks for the reminder Faziri. It's been a while since I looked at QuiteRSS for inclusion in this category. I discovered that there is a version, and I have that running on Windows 8, which is a good sign that development is still active. I'll be using it for a while to see what I think.

33 weeks 5 days ago Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator Jojo Yee

Currently I'm using InoReader and it serves me quite well.