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Avant Browser

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    2011 beta 11
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  • Date Added:
    May 04, 2011
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    #24 in Web Browsers

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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2 stars

"Slow and buggy"

May 15, 2011  |  By SJHH

 |  Version: Avant Browser 2011 beta 11


Speed dial, history and frequently visited sites on Browser:home page a big plus.


Slow, prone to crash / hang, does not work as well as latest final release version.


Wait till it's out of beta!

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3 stars

"Huh!!??!!?? Really?"

May 09, 2011  |  By TencU

 |  Version: Avant Browser 2011 beta 11


Really much improved user interface. Tab and memory flexibility are what Microsoft should have done. Avant is to Explorer like Mercedes is to Ford.


Identical security issues since Avant uses the Microsoft browser as its engine.


How can there be, according to the May 4, 2011 addition, TOTAL DOWNLOADS: 26,481,321 for the Avant Browser. Really?!
Okay, I have always thought Avant is what MS Explorer should have been. But there are security issues that are identical to MS Explorer. Yes? Still, Microsoft is stupid not to have bought Avant outright.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2011 beta 11
  • [Add]Compability with IE9Ã??Ã?£Ã??Ã?¬Faster than Chrome with IE9
  • [Add]Prepared porting Chrome and Firefox
  • [Add]Built-in Downloader
  • [Add]Download FLV video files
  • [Add]New browser:home and Speed Dial page
  • [Add]Split View feature
  • [Add]Detach tabs to seperate windows
  • [Add]Fixed Tab Width feature in the non-split view
  • [Add]windows 7's Taskbar Thumbnails Preview
  • [Add]New transparent interface compatible with windows Aero
  • [Add]New Auto-Complete list for address-bar
  • [Add]Customizable Profile Folder Location
  • [Add]Built-in Online/Local picture browser
  • [Improve]Memory releasing stragety
  • [Fix]logmein unusable in Avant Browser 2010
  • [Fix]Input application is screened by the search/address bar drop-download list
  • [Fix]Toolbar moved itself after switching back from Full Desktop
Publisher Avant Force
Publisher web site http://www.avantbrowser.com/
Release Date May 04, 2011
Date Added May 04, 2011
Version 2011 beta 11
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.25MB
File Name absetup.exe
Total Downloads 26,763,795
Downloads Last Week 657
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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