Avant Browser

Avant Browser

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 3253 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2012 build 23
  • Total Downloads:
    26,730,901
  • Date Added:
    February 21, 2012
  • File Size:
    4.28MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,103
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    5.0

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    4.3

    out of 3253 votes

    • 5 star 2087
    • 4 star 663
    • 3 star 211
    • 2 star 84
    • 1 star 208
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5 stars

"Good browser"

March 01, 2012  |  By Vincent_j

 |  Version: Avant Browser 2012 build 23

Pros

I found that Avant browser always has new version out when firefox and chrome released a new version. That may be a
shortcoming of multi-rendering engines.But this is a small problem.
I mainly use Avant browser with firefox rendering engine. The advantage is that I can still set other websites to open with
IE rendering engine without change the default one. That's useful for some website.
Another feature I like is the auto refresh feature and detach tab. I like watching videos or listening music when surfing
Internet.It's enjoyable.

Cons

should keep steps with the new version of firefox and chrome

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5 stars

"Rather Impressive"

February 28, 2012  |  By pangdudu

 |  Version: Avant Browser 2012 build 23

Pros

Congratulations Avant Team.. Avant Browser Ultimate 2012 Beta 121 is remarkably fast... even on the IE rendering engine... I'm impressed.. The bug slowing the load on 119 and most of the previous versions seems to be not a problem at present.. I don't really have much else to report at present save that I like the new assembly.. It's a big improvement on previous versions and has attracted a few of my friends who are Die-Hard Users of either Firefox or Chrome or Opera.. Avant has been my favorite browser since you all began and I plan to keep it that way... ty..

Congratulations once again

Cons

I don't really have much else to report at present

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5 stars

"Superb browser"

February 28, 2012  |  By no1no

 |  Version: Avant Browser 2012 build 23

Pros

I appreciate the stability and speed, and I haven't really seen any compatibility issues with the firefox engine either. The beauty of Avant 2012 Ultimate is that, if you do have firefox set as the default engine, and you run into compatibility problems with specific sites, you can use the Rendering Engine option in the Avant Options to specify that those particular sites always open in IE or Chrome instead.

Cons

I haven't found anything unpleasant for the moment

Summary

Superb.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2012 build 23
Upgraded firefox rendering engine to 10.0.2
General
Publisher Avant Force
Publisher web site http://www.avantbrowser.com/
Release Date February 17, 2012
Date Added February 21, 2012
Version 2012 build 23
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 98, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.28MB
File Name absetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 26,730,901
Downloads Last Week 1,103
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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