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.
Avant Browser is an ultra-fast web browser. Its user-friendly interface brings a new level of clarity and efficiency to your browsing experience, and frequent upgrades have steadily improved its reliability. Avant Browser is a freeware. 100 percent Free. No Ads, No Virus, No Spyware, No Malwares. Absolutly with no hidden cost to you ever. Multi-Processing design offers you a crash-free internet browsing experience and high reliability. When one tab fails, it won't freeze the browser or pull other pages down. Avant Browser is the lowest memory usage web browser on Windows platform. Memory usage is one of the most important factors to measure a browser's performance. We strived to avoid all possible memory leaks in Avant Browser and give you the best.
Avant Browser can detect the videos in the web page you are browsing, and let you download them with just one click.With Avant Browser's built-in multi-threaded downloader, it's much faster to download files from webpage or your email box, and much easier to manage download files. Split view adds to Avant Browser's multitasking functionality by providing an easy way to view multiple different web sites at the same time. Split view adds another dimension to Avant Browser's customizable interface layout. Watching to online videos while reading the web news is a prime example of how Avant Browser's split view interface can be used.
What's new in this version:
Version 2012 build 189 sometimes the page lost focus after pressing Refresh, Back, Forward button this has been fixed.