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Avant Browser Ultimate

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 40 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2012 build 181
  • Total Downloads:
    37,399
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 29, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    74.76MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    177
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #48 in Web Browsers

Editors' Review

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The ongoing battle for Web browser supremacy leaves many Internet users confused about which one to use: Internet Explorer? Mozilla Firefox? Or Google Chrome, the current top browser? You can have all three with Avant Browser, a feature-packed free browser that incorporates the latest rendering engines of IE, Firefox, and Chrome, and lets you switch among them. Avant uses multiprocessing to keep one crashed or frozen tab from crashing the whole browser, and it's frugal with memory. It also offers optional free online storage for your bookmarks and other browser data. It offers tons of options, including the ability to enable AdBlocker and disable scripts, Java, ActiveX, and more with single clicks. Avant also boasts a Split View feature; customizable Mouse Gestures; a detached, always-on-top tab; and sidebars for bookmarks, history, feeds, and more.

Avant's attractive interface has just enough differences to stand out without being radically different from other browsers. The new Aero Glass theme supports all Windows 7 display advances and adds a few of its own, such as a hotkey-capable full-screen view that shows the browser toolbars when you mouse over them. The File, View, Tools, and other menus each offered some of the most extensive selections we've seen, such as a Clear Records submenu that let us clear 11 different browser caches or clear them all at once. When you first launch Avant, a pop-up lets you sign up for the optional Web-based data storage feature, a process that involves entering an email address and password. This feature lets you access your bookmarks and personal data from other locations. The browser lets users block Web site features that can cause sites to load slowly or crash, such as Flash animations.

Clicking Default Rendering on the Tools menu shows four options: IE Standard, IE Compatible, Firefox, and Chrome. We started by comparing Avant's Chrome engine with standalone Chrome, our default, and then to Firefox and both IE versions. Avant ran as fast as the standard browsers. Chrome still rules in either version, but the latest IE and Firefox engines are catching up. We could also set each browser engine's options separately.

 
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5 stars

"Greatest browser"

September 24, 2012  |  By browserfan

 |  Version: Avant Browser Ultimate 2012 build 181

Pros

Great browser. IE sucks, it opens pages so slowly, however Avant browser is so fast. Moreover, the chrome engine runs better then chrome browser itself. Chrome consumes to much memory, crashes on sites with flashes, and exits automatically for some reason. No such phenomenon in avant browser. It is the greatest browser, I'd say.

Cons

nothing bad

Summary

Very very good. Try it immediately. You won't regret of your choice. Trust me :)

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5 stars

"Well done."

September 24, 2012  |  By pangdudu

 |  Version: Avant Browser Ultimate 2012 build 181

Pros

This browser is good. Most of the users said that chrome is the fastest, but from my experience,Avant is not slower than chrome if not faster.I like its build-in useful features such as detach tab, split view, auto refresh. These features are the ones I like most.
It's also a good tool to web developers. One browser with three different engines.Useful when testing webpages.
ANother reason I like it is that it use least Memory compared with other browsers I ever used.

Cons

Support just a small part of Firefox/chrome extensions.The UI looks out of date.The settings are a little complex, you should spend some time to be familiar with them.

Summary

It's good browser to use, for web surfing or web developing. Has some special and useful build-in features. If you don't like using kinds of extensions/add-ons ,Avant is a good choice for you.

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5 stars

"A browser with a lot of potential."

September 11, 2012  |  By SamuelMoralesJr

 |  Version: Avant Browser Ultimate 2012 build 181

Pros

One of the couple tri-core browsers that uses Internet Explorer's Trident, Mozilla's Gecko, & Chrome's Webkit rendering engines. One interesting feature is that you can set which websites to render in specific core engine. For example, if I want to update Windows by going to update.microsoft website, Avant Browser Ultimate allows you to predetermine which sites to use a specific rendering engine to maximize compatibility. So you can update your Windows with this browser, but this means more compatibility across the web in general as some sites work with certain engines better. The browser also exhibits low memory usage. It has a built-in ad blocker, of course a pop-up blocker. As far as extensions are concerned, I didn't test it out.

Cons

It crashed on me using the Firefox engine, however this seems to be fixable problem.

Summary

This is only one of two browsers can that actually features more than 2 browsing rendering engines. Lunascape being the other. This browser however is more memory efficient, though it did crash on me. The crash seems to be a easily fixable problem, so I wouldn't be surprised if fixed by next release. If you want a browser with multiple rendering engines to mitigate the incompatibilities of the web, this is one of them. Instead of juggling multiple browsers, these type of browsers sure remedy it.

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5 stars

"Very good browser"

September 07, 2012  |  By cocoWang

 |  Version: Avant Browser Ultimate 2012 build 181

Pros

tri-core browser has brought me many coveniences. I can abandon chrome browser from now on.

Cons

lack of alternative transparent skins other than the default one

Summary

I can't find a better browser. It has satisfied all my needs.
Chrome is good but I can't log into e-bank via it. In this respect, avant has exerted its advantage. Three engines are available. You can set my favorite chrome engine as the default one and let avant browser open e-bank sites with ie engine. It is unnecessary to change frequently browsers any more.

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5 stars

"a promising browser"

September 06, 2012  |  By raj20112132

 |  Version: Avant Browser Ultimate 2012 build 181

Pros

anti-crash
stable
fast
good performance
memory saving
compatible with thrid party plugins
customizable mouse gestures and interface
sync data to online storage server

Cons

short of pretty skins especially more available options for the transparent effect of win7

Summary

I've used avant browser ultimate version for a few months, I find this browser is less prone to crashing compared to its peers.I have also used maxthon for long prior to switching to avant. Maxthon owns rich features,though the crashing issue seems to be unable to get controlled well enough. After having tried the tri-core version of avant browser, I noticed that its chrome engine is much more stable than the so-called webkit engine developed by maxthon team alone which in my opinion has a long way to go.Keep up the good work! I bet avant will have a prosperous future.

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5 stars

"A surprise!"

September 05, 2012  |  By Laura7778

 |  Version: Avant Browser Ultimate 2012 build 181

Pros

tri-core engine
online storage feature which comprises online bookmarks/autofill/rss/configurations
video sniffer
download accelerator
separate view
detach tab
full screen/desktop
mouse gestures
other handy shortcuts combinations
profiles backup/restore feature
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Cons

I can't find more skins supporting transparent effect on win7. Anyone knows?

Summary

I switch to avant browser from maxthon as I can't stand any more it's crashing and incompatibility with third party plugins like roboform. In Avant Browser I can continue to use those plugins plus enjoying three most favorite engines, gecko, webkit and trident. Other than developing the webkit engine on its own, Avant Browser just combines the popular engines together letting them exert their advantages.That doesn't mean that avant browser owns no distinctive caracteristics, it distinguishes itself from other browser in minor but import aspects. For example, the rich mouse gestures allow me to manipulate pages easily; I can click middle mouse button to open a thread in the new tab,switch to other tabs by holding the right mouse button and scrolling the middle mouse button; I can upload my personal data onto the online storage sever and thendownload it to my computer everywhere.
If you don't want to pay for roboform, you can as well use the autofill feature of avant browser which can sync data between your computer and the avant's online storage server. The RSS reader integrated can automatically draw new updates and when it recognise the newest updates depends on your definition in avant browser options.
Many more features wait for you to discover. I've listed main features above.

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5 stars

"That's my favorite"

September 04, 2012  |  By coolLeo961

 |  Version: Avant Browser Ultimate 2012 build 181

Pros

Avant Browsr is extreme excellent in terms of speed, memory management, stability,compatibility.

Cons

More help documents need adding for helping us know its various features.

Summary

At first glance, Avant Browser seems not different from other browsers. But a closer inspection reveals that it owns many striking features. For example, in chrome, it's hard to recover the page accidently closed, in avant browser, ctrl+shift+z can reopen the lately closed page. furthermore, if you have closed all pages, the same combination can recover them all immediately.The combination of mouse buttons are also helpful in every aspects.Holding the left mouse button and scrolling the middle mouse button can switch tabs, clikcing the middle mouse button can open a link in a new tab, double clicking left mouse button over a tab can close it, dragging and dropping a link can open it in a new tab,etc. Can you get same conveniences in firefox? Not only is it helpful in easier surfing experience, but it has added many advanced features such as video sniffer, integrated downloader, page detach feature, separate view. Owing to the online storage feature, I can synchronise data between working place and home as well as share important working resources anywhere provided that I'm out for business.
Don't hesitate to give it a try. You may as well recognize the importance of avant browser after using it yourself. I bet you'll benefit from it.

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5 stars

"Fast stable and easy to use"

September 04, 2012  |  By bella2011111

 |  Version: Avant Browser Ultimate 2012 build 181

Pros

A superb surprise.
Handy buttons for switching with ease between different engines.
Perfect integration of advantages of firefox,chrome and ie.
Compatible with a variety of plugins of ie and extensions of firefox.
Adorable complementary features such as video sniffer, detaching tab, separating view, online storage feature, autofill and rss reader. Without those amazing features I can't breathe ^^

Cons

What has surprised me as well is the skinmaker keeps unchanged a bit. The aero glass skin is already there, why can't you allow users to contribute their intelligence for making some interesting skins for Avant browser?

Summary

In my impression, Avant Browser has emerged since 2001, followed by a gecko based browser with same interface and features. Throughout the years, I have never stopped switching between different browsers for searching out the best one as well as for trying some novelties. You know what,after installing avant browser 2012, it surprised me again as many years ago when I first came across Avant and Orca. This time it comes with three engines. After a few hours of usage, I uninstalled firefox and chrome which have never been removed from my machine. You know though chrome is fast it happens quite often that some pages can't open alright in it and another shortage is that it consumes too fast my memery.Firefox has its advantage in managing memory,nevertheless,mozilla team hasn't found a solution for the memory leak. I don't mean to attribute the problems to the limited capabilites of both companies. My demand for the satisfactory browser involves a balance between firefox and chrome. Avant Browser made it. I can choose to use gecko,webkit or trident with ease as the options for toggling between these engines are handy.

The performance of the browser is excellent, however, some other aspects such as skins, help documents need yet updating.

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5 stars

"Cool browser"

September 04, 2012  |  By abelyahoo

 |  Version: Avant Browser Ultimate 2012 build 181

Pros

A superb surprise.
Handy buttons for switching with ease between different engines.
Perfect integration of advantages of firefox,chrome and ie.
Compatible with a variety of plugins of ie and extensions of firefox.
Adorable complementary features such as video sniffer, detaching tab, separating view, online storage feature, autofill and rss reader. Without those amazing features I can't breathe ^^

Cons

What has surprised me as well is the skinmaker keeps unchanged a bit. The aero glass skin is already there, why can't you allow users to contribute their intelligence for making some interesting skins for Avant browser?

Summary

In my impression, Avant Browser has emerged since 2001, followed by a gecko based browser with same interface and features. Throughout the years, I have never stopped switching between different browsers for searching out the best one as well as for trying some novelties. You know what,after installing avant browser 2012, it surprised me again as many years ago when I first came across Avant and Orca. This time it comes with three engines. After a few hours of usage, I uninstalled firefox and chrome which have never been removed from my machine. You know though chrome is fast it happens quite often that some pages can't open alright in it and another shortage is that it consumes too fast my memery.Firefox has its advantage in managing memory,nevertheless,mozilla team hasn't found a solution for the memory leak. I don't mean to attribute the problems to the limited capabilites of both companies. My demand for the satisfactory browser involves a balance between firefox and chrome. Avant Browser made it. I can choose to use gecko,webkit or trident with ease as the options for toggling between these engines are handy.

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5 stars

"special browser"

August 30, 2012  |  By yaoqq2009

 |  Version: Avant Browser Ultimate 2012 build 181

Pros

I always use the lite version and this is my first time to try the ultimate one. Wow, it's very special with three engines and you can switch engines for each tab freely. In the past when I had problem to display some page,I had to open another browser,but now with the ultimate version,I don't need any other browsers any more. Avant can do all the things.That's awesome.
Although it has three engines, the memory usage doesn't climb up and the speed is also fast too.

Cons

Short of add-ons, it support some add-on of firefox and chrome but still not enough. The options are a little complicated, you need play sometime to familiar with them.

Summary

A awesome browser with some special and unique useful features.It's your browser of choice.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2012 build 181
Version 2012 build 181 updates Webkit engine (21.0.1180.83), Firefox engine (15.0.0.4622). Ctrl+shift+Z can only reopen the last closed page instead of recovering the last action of closing pages.
General
Publisher Avant Force
Publisher web site http://www.avantbrowser.com/
Release Date August 28, 2012
Date Added August 29, 2012
Version 2012 build 181
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 74.76MB
File Name asetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 37,399
Downloads Last Week 177
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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