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Old 01. Aug 2014, 08:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Slimjet Web Browser

Slimjet is a fast, smart and powerful web browser based on the Blink engine. It is built on top of the Chromium open source project, on which Google chrome is also based. Slimjet integrates a lot of powerful and convenient features to help users maximize their online productivity. Slimjet users can get more work done in much less time, all without taking the pain to hunt for external plugins from various sources. Slimjet also includes many options and settings so that users can customize the browser to best suit their own personal preference. Slimjet is compatible with almost all plugins and extensions from the Chrome web store.

Slimjet keeps most of the existing features in Chrome while adding the following major features on top of it,

1. Intelligent form filler
A full-featured form filler that replaces the basic password manager in Chrome. It lets you navigate and log into your favorite online accounts in a single click.

2. Fully customizable toolbar
The toolbar in Slimjet is fully customizable. You can add additional buttons to expose a lot more powerful features.

3. Facebook integration
Share link, text or image on facebook with a single click.

4. Youtube video downloader
Download youtube video in various formats and resolution. Also convert video to mp3.

5. Instant photo upload
Upload photos up to 20 times faster with automatic image compression.

6. Photo Salon
It can automatically add frames and other effects to photos before uploading the photos.

7. Weather forecast
View local weather condition and 7-day forecasting information without going to any website.

8. Flexible web page translation
Allow you to translate web page and text between any two languages.


Slimjet is free for both personal and commercial use. It runs on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

HomePage: http://www.slimjet.com
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Old 01. Aug 2014, 11:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Tried it. It's OK but not as fast or as good as PaleMoon and I can't be bothered with all the re-configuring to test it further. Particularly as I use LastPass and I can't find (so far) how or if LP will work with it.
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Slimjet is compatible with all chrome extensions. Lastpass has a chrome extension at https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...ioahd?hl=en-US . So it should just work.

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Tried it. It's OK but not as fast or as good as PaleMoon and I can't be bothered with all the re-configuring to test it further. Particularly as I use LastPass and I can't find (so far) how or if LP will work with it.
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Old 02. Aug 2014, 07:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Fair enough. Will look into that later today but still think PaleMoon is for me. Mind you, I didn't like Chrome either.
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I noticed that the browser came out a few months ago. While I haven't used Slimjet, I have used SlimBoat in the past, which is from the same company, and I have been impressed by it.. because of the many features it has, and also that it runs on multiple platforms too, including Linux. Although I admit I haven't used it in a while, or haven't been using it since long time.

I think Slimjet would be along the same lines as SlimBoat in terms of features and customizations, which should appeal to users who look for such features, and it should appeal because of the Blink engine too. So, I wish the Slimjet developers good luck. Keep up the good work guys.

I might try the browser soon, just out of curiosity. I might not use it, because I am not a fan of Chrome, or Chrome based browsers.

I have a question... does Slimjet has the tracking which Google Chrome contains, or is Slimjet devoid of all tracking stuff... like SRWare Iron?
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I've tried Slimboat but I found it a bit over-packed with stuff for my liking. I prefer something basic to which I can add what I want.
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Part of the goal of Slimjet is to bring more customizability to Chrome and make it closer to firefox. So I guess you might like it better than the vanilla Chrome.

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Fair enough. Will look into that later today but still think PaleMoon is for me. Mind you, I didn't like Chrome either.
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By default, the open-source Chromium project is stripped of all the tracking in Google Chrome. Slimjet is based on Chromium, not Chrome. However, Slimjet does support syncing your bookmark and data via your Google account. If you want to break your ties with Google completely, just don't use your Google account to sync stuff in Slimjet.

SlimBoat is falling behind a little bit due to the fact that the underlying QtWebkit engine can't compare to Blink in terms of performance and standard compliance. That's why we have created a new project based on Blink so that users can enjoy the latest web technologies, such as speech input, SPDY protocol, native client, etc.

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I noticed that the browser came out a few months ago. While I haven't used Slimjet, I have used SlimBoat in the past, which is from the same company, and I have been impressed by it.. because of the many features it has, and also that it runs on multiple platforms too, including Linux. Although I admit I haven't used it in a while, or haven't been using it since long time.

I think Slimjet would be along the same lines as SlimBoat in terms of features and customizations, which should appeal to users who look for such features, and it should appeal because of the Blink engine too. So, I wish the Slimjet developers good luck. Keep up the good work guys.

I might try the browser soon, just out of curiosity. I might not use it, because I am not a fan of Chrome, or Chrome based browsers.

I have a question... does Slimjet has the tracking which Google Chrome contains, or is Slimjet devoid of all tracking stuff... like SRWare Iron?
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Slimjet looks as simple as Chrome at the default configuration. But you can configure it to bring out hidden features. It looks lighter than SlimBoat at first sight.

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By default, the open-source Chromium project is stripped of all the tracking in Google Chrome. Slimjet is based on Chromium, not Chrome. However, Slimjet does support syncing your bookmark and data via your Google account. If you want to break your ties with Google completely, just don't use your Google account to sync stuff in Slimjet.
Thanks for this information.

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SlimBoat is falling behind a little bit due to the fact that the underlying QtWebkit engine can't compare to Blink in terms of performance and standard compliance. That's why we have created a new project based on Blink so that users can enjoy the latest web technologies, such as speech input, SPDY protocol, native client, etc.
That's a shame because SlimBoat did seem nice to me. Maybe it has not gained that much exposure among the users too?

Also, I think this being the age of add-ons and extensions, people like to go for browsers which have got those. Maybe SlimBoat does fall behind in that.

Slimjet though will enjoy the benefit of extensions, being based on Chromium, so let's hope this browser does good.
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