Avant Browser

Avant Browser

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 3251 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
11.7 build 21
File Size:
4.32MB
Date Added:
February 16, 2009
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista
Total Downloads:
26,722,400
Downloads Last Week:
872
Product ranking:
#20 in Web Browsers
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

For those who like their customization in-house, the Avant Browser's latest update might appeal to you. Built on an IE-rendering engine, Avant takes off in a different direction--IE if it were being produced by a small firm instead of Microsoft.

The browser is sufficiently fast, preloaded with two dozen similar skins as well as tabbed browsing and modular toolbars that let you move around and hide the Status bar, Toolbar, Search window, and navigation controls. The Menu bar, though, is counterintuitively pinned to the upper-right corner, and icons for proprietary functions, such as an in-page search term highlighting toggle, aren't instantly comprehensible.

Avant can save personalized data online, making bookmarks and form content accessible from any machine. Around the same size as Firefox, Avant includes many features that are available to Firefox users only through plug-ins--such as automatic form fillers. The Full Screen view autohides all menu bars, a nice touch, but certain plug-ins--notably Flash--didn't work on Windows Vista.

Avant is a good browser with some nice built-in features and interface-customization options, but the lack of extensibility and Vista problems don't help. We recommend it to users who want a Microsoft-based engine but think that Internet Explorer 7 is a pain.

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  • All Versions:

    4.3

    out of 3251 votes

    • 5 star: 2087
    • 4 star: 662
    • 3 star: 211
    • 2 star: 84
    • 1 star: 207
  • Current Version:

    3.5

    out of 13 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 5 stars

    "I like it!"

    July 14, 2014   |   By TECHCRZY

    Version: Avant Browser 2014 build 7

    Pros

    Fast with great rendering options built in add-ons. Add blocker works really well.

    Cons

    No additional add-ons available . When on youtube had problems going from full screen to minimized it would hang most the time.

    Summary

    Great browser that needs very little work. I recommend This Browser.

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