Workspace - Other Browsers

Introduction

This article mentions about the various browsers that havn't been listed in the previous sections. These browsers are categorized here according to the notable layout engines used. They are peculiar in their own way and the engines used are:

Trident: Developed by Microsoft and used in Internet Explorer from version 4 in the Windows version of their web browser.

Gecko: Developed by the Mozilla foundation and used by Firefox and similar browsers.

Wekit: A fork of KHTML and used by Safari and Google Chrome

Discussion

The review is still going on and i have shorlisted some of the browsers. Please be patient. In the meantime, do suggest any browser that i have missed to mention in the various sections.

WEBKIT BASED

RocketMelt

RockMelt is a proprietary social media web browser based on Google's open-source project Chromium. It  integrates a technique for surfing the web that focuses on Google Search and Social Media, in particular Facebook and Twitter.

SRWare Iron

Google Chrome gets critic from data protection specialists , for reasons such as creating a unique user ID or the submission of entries to Google to generate suggestions. This free and open-source web browser based on the Chromium-source offers the same features as Chrome - but without the critical points that the privacy concern, which primarily aims to eliminate usage tracking and other privacy-compromising functionality that the Google Chrome browser includes. While Iron does not provide extra privacy compared to Chromium, it does implement some additional features that distinguish it from Google Chrome, such as built-in ad blocking.

Comodo Dragon

A Chromium technology-based Browser that offers you all of Chrome's features PLUS the unparalleled level of security and privacy you only get from Comodo. Sporting a similar interface to Google Chrome, Dragon eliminates Chrome's usage tracking and some other potentially privacy-compromising features, and provides additional security measures, such as indicating the authenticity and relative strength of a website's SSL certificate.

GECKO BASED

Palemoon

Palemoon is  a custom-built and optimized Firefox browser for Windows Operating Systems, optimizing for efficiency of code. A few, carefully selected, features have been disabled that are not in high demand, and that do not interfere with the way web pages are displayed or function; all to maximize speed and efficiency of the browser. Most of the available Firefox extensions and plugins are compatible with Pale Moon. The resulting browser will not run on particularly old hardware as a result. If you need accessibility features or parental controls stick with Firefox.

Epic Browser

Epic browser is the first-ever web browser for India, the world's only sidebar apps browser that includes word processor, live TV, file backup, 1500+ more apps. Epic is claimed to be the first web browser featuring built in antivirus and anti phishing protection (powered by ESET). It is bundled with lots of apps like a transliterator for Indian scripts, a web snippet tool, timer, to do list, a full featured text editor, games, Google maps, clients for chatting, social networking such as Orkut, Facebook and Twitter, email apps, and several other installable web apps.

SeaMonkey

SeaMonkey is sure to appeal to advanced users, web developers and corporate users. It contains a web browser (SeaMonkey Navigator), which is a descendant of the Netscape family, an e-mail and news client program (SeaMonkey Mail & Newsgroups, which shares code with Mozilla Thunderbird), an HTML editor (SeaMonkey Composer) and an IRC client (ChatZilla) and various web development tools.

TRIDENT BASED

Enigma Browser

The Enigma Browser was previously a shareware Internet Explorer shell but is now freeware. It uses Internet Explorer's Trident layout engine. It was made for Windows XP,2000,ME,98. It claims to include memory enhancer that outperforms all other browsers in it's class and that you'll have fewer crashes and lockups.

WEBKIT + TRIDENT BASED

Maxthon

Maxthon (formerly known as MyIE2) is a free web browser for Microsoft Windows. The latest release, Maxthon 3, supports Dual display engines (powered by Trident and Webkit) and the web's fastest Javascript engine (V8).

GECKO+TRIDENT BASED

Sleipnir

It claims to be most functional browser by default. Sleipnir is designed to be a highly customizable browser that you can configure to suit your individual needs. With Sleipnir, you have ultimate tab usability and you can create an ideal browser by changing the design, skin, and visual appearance. You can also add custom functionality to Sleipnir with a wide range of plugins and user scripts. Users will love Seipnir for it's unique blend of high-performance and customizability! The browser is known for its high level of user customization and is one of the few browsers to still support Windows 98.

WEBKIT+TRIDENT+GECKO BASED

Lunascape

Lunascape is the world’s only triple engine browser.  It is unique in that it contains three rendering engines: Gecko (used in Mozilla Firefox), WebKit (used in Apple Safari and Google Chrome), and Trident (used in Microsoft Internet Explorer). The user can switch between layout engines seamlessly and can view any website in an optimal way without a need to open another browser. On top of that the browser provides you with many features and customizable options. It is light, snappy, and fun.

 

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