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Avant Browser Ultimate

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 40 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2015 build 027
  • Total Downloads:
    37,901
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 03, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    74.76MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    117
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Avant Browser Ultimate combines the three most popular Web browser engines -- Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer -- in one app, allowing you to switch between them with just two clicks, without needing to have any of those browsers installed on your computer. There is also an impressive array of customizations and advanced features that can make your Web browsing more efficient.

Pros

Three-in-one Web browser: With a single button located at the end of the address bar, Avant Browser Ultimate enables you to choose which engine to use on the page: Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Chrome. Even better, you can have different pages displayed using different engines in the same window.

Side-by-side comparison: You can view multiple site tabs at once in the same window by placing them side by side. This can be very helpful if you're a Web developer and want to compare how your site looks in different Web browsers.

Highly customizable: Since Avant Browser doesn't support all third-party Web browser extensions, the developers have tried to ensure that all popular functionality is present in the app itself. This includes things like a password manager, page translation, mouse gestures, cloud backup, ad and Flash blocker, auto refresh, and even a video downloader.

Cons

Buggy: During our tests, we regularly ran into Chrome engine errors although that didn't crash our system or the app itself. Another bug that we discovered is that you cannot open a blank new tab -- it will always load the site that you were looking at prior to pressing the "New Tab" button.

Limited extension support: Although the app sports three of the most popular Web browser engines under its hood, not all extensions for the three platforms can be installed and used successfully. In our tests we've had a 60 percent success rate when trying to add extensions to the browser.

Bottom Line

Avant Browser Ultimate is a good companion for Web developers since it allows rapid testing and comparison between different browser engines. You should also give this free app a go, if you're not happy with your current Web browser and are looking for something different and more powerful.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"It works really well and it nice"

March 14, 2015  |  By sonnyboy66

 |  Version: Avant Browser Ultimate 2015 build 10

Pros

It's pretty fast and a pretty good lay out.

Cons

It is kind of hard to find how to update it.

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5 stars

"Best Browser Period."

March 08, 2015  |  By PatrickDevaney

 |  Version: Avant Browser Ultimate 2015 build 10

Pros

I've been using this browser for 7 months now. I stumbled across it while looking for Auto Filling features in a browser. I was sick of typing username and passwords while using a laptop keyboard in a dark room. What I fouind after trying Chrome (incrediablyslow), Opera (also slow), was Avant. If you go to the same web pages where you need to login, this browser is for you. Chrome will also automatically fill in your username and password but programs like CCleaner (best cleaning program by the way) will wipe those username and passwords out. There is a 64-Bit version of Chrome called Canary but it is slower than Avant. You can use online storage so you can login to your home Avant settings from any computer you only have to install Avant on the other computer and login. Simple controls for changing the veiw % of a tab, so you can see the whole page, without affecting the other tabs. Try this browser you will love this browser. Simply put, the fastest browser period.

Cons

Only problems have been some text on a few webstes appear messed up but the links still work. Also, you need to set the rendering engine to the lastest IE11 (current) standards in order to log into some secure websites but this is simple to do.

Summary

Great Browser

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5 stars

"The hidden jewel!! Progressive, Powerful, and Stable!!"

October 30, 2014  |  By Athenaspassion

 |  Version: Avant Browser Ultimate 2015 build 5

Pros

Stable, Reliable, Powerful yet Simple, Universal, Private, Secure, Almost Unnoticeable, Originality, Uses the Least Amount of System Memory of all browsers and they had the Cloud b4 the Cloud. They update often. They also seem ahead of there time, often being well equipped for the ever changing dynamic of cyber space.

Cons

Is it perfect? No, Nothing is.. As with all software, there were a few issues a few years back. But I have always had a pleasant experience. The cons of the past were just growing pains, I feel. I have been using browsers since they first existed. This being my favorite of them all!

Summary

I have been a user of Avant Browser for many years now. To tell the truth, I never even knew the capability of Avant until other choices forced me to find reliability.. I had originality acquired Avant for a couple key abilities and the fact it was stable. What I got was so much more, and has grown ever more in its abilities, and stability. I find myself Amazed at Avant's ability to stay almost unnoticed and yet win a slew of awards and great reviews. A relief so to speak.. Once everyone takes notice, things can get ruined. Thank you Avant and the Person/People/Team and donators that made it what it is today!

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1 stars

"Prone to crashing&when it does it crashes your computer"

April 19, 2014  |  By AspieMum

 |  Version: Avant Browser Ultimate 2014 build 002

Pros

More than one browser in one browser. If the page doesn't work in say Firefox you can easily re-load it in IE or chrome.

Cons

Ever so often it crashes. When it crashes your computer freezes. You use control Alt Delete & then all options just give you a black screen. Only way out: turn off with power button- that broke my laptops wireless adapter on one of those occasions.

Summary

The benefits do not outway the risks of using this software. I've had to permanently uninstall it. When it works its brilliant but once it starts crashing it keeps crashing even if uninstalled & re-installed.

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4 stars

"Liking a lot but their refining broke too much"

April 12, 2014  |  By xelos

 |  Version: Avant Browser Ultimate 2014 build 002

Pros

Multiple explorers in one and you can use addons if you take the time to explore and find where they are. Quick load time.

Cons

Not intuitive, windows + right or left key no longer works with new releases, browser toolbars are not friendly with resizing your window where they get jumbled or disappear (maximize usually disappears when you make window smaller)

Summary

I like the browser but with the new release and the non-compatible window it makes it hard to love it. Give it a shot if you have time and patience to explore...just keep the window maximized heh

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3 stars

"I do not recommend it"

November 18, 2013  |  By myid77

 |  Version: Avant Browser Ultimate 2013 build 119

Pros

Tabs are available

Cons

By opening new tabs, it copies previous site's tab that was opened from insdtead of opening a blank site.
Tried to find it in settings, but not even setting was available to find.

Summary

Mozilla is better -however I want toget a new browsed I still recommend that

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3 stars

"Do You Have Time To Waste?"

October 29, 2013  |  By Smeaga31

 |  Version: Avant Browser Ultimate 2013 build 118

Pros

It works.
It's Free.

Cons

Convoluted and bloaty.

Summary

I gave This a fair shot and can see why so many like it however, I am trying to move away from bloat and at my age I am a little tired of learning new software. I have never ran across a web site in my life that required the use of Firefox. It seems that with Comodo Dragon & IE 10 I have all I need as far as browsers are concerned. IE comes with windows as a default and Comodo is better than Chrome. I just don't have time to waste or the inclination to learn a new browser. If you need all three engines and have time to waste then this is probably the best choice. For us regular people who just surf once in awhile in normal type places, this is just too much and it's kinda ugly (IMHO).

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5 stars

"Best Browser"

October 19, 2013  |  By Sherif Ayad

 |  Version: Avant Browser Ultimate 2013 build 118

Pros

Avant Browser surf web pages quickly

Cons

It crashes in Firefox engine, no firefox menus and advanced settings

Summary

It needs more advanced options because in this way there are no firefox advanced options completely except the extensions options I hope they do this I will be pleased with

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5 stars

"makes my 10 yr old OVER worked PC use able again!"

August 23, 2013  |  By glocks20

 |  Version: Avant Browser Ultimate 2013 build 112

Pros

I play different media-rich interactive sociable (ie with a chat feed alongside the game) web delivered games & to say my PC struggles is being polite - before I started using avant they had become SO bad I'd given up on playing some of them until I could afford a new PC and/or stopped fixing this geriatric one.....
The ability to switch engines is fab for SOOO many reasons unlike other avant users I pretty much use all 3 because different sites seem to work better with different engines (i rarely use ie compatible)

Cons

I sometimes have to close & re-open when I switch engines...

It would be really fab if avant somehow could allow an engine allocation to bookmarked sites

Summary

If you tend to visit lots of media rich sites that nuke your CPU then you should defo try Avant Ultimate - it's removed LOTS of frustrations for me.... & sites that tend to cause flash crashes for my PC in chrome & ff weirdly don't do this if I use Avant with the respective plug-in

DON'T be put off by my referring to engine switching most people have their favourite and stick to it the only reason I do this is because my PC is quirky & old (it has silicone dementia)so I have to workaround it or replace it & as I got made redundant in this financial holocaust I'm having to 'sweat my assets' & with this browser I can :)

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5 stars

"The best browser"

July 31, 2013  |  By yaoqq2009

 |  Version: Avant Browser Ultimate 2013 build 110

Pros

Compare with the lite version which just have IE engines, I prefer to use this ultimate version. I can switch between the differnet engines freely which is the main method to solve some web page problem for me.
No crash,no freeze,no memory leak.
Fast speed, rich features,classical interface.

Cons

As I said before,Ad blocker is not powerful enough.

Summary

It's the best browser I ever used.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2015 build 027
[Update]Firefox:39.0.0.5664
[Update]Chrome:43.0.2357.134
[Update]Update Flash plugin under Chrome engine
[Fix]Change two pages at a time when using arrow key to turn page on certain websites
[Fix]Cannot save forms manually under firefox engine
[Fix]Auto detach the "Inspect Element" page under Chrome engine
[Fix]"Open a link" dialog doesn't support Enter key
[Fix]tw.yahoo.com show blank page under IE engine
General
Publisher Avant Force
Publisher web site http://www.avantbrowser.com/
Release Date August 02, 2015
Date Added August 03, 2015
Version 2015 build 027
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 74.76MB
File Name asetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 37,901
Downloads Last Week 117
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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