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BlackHawk Web Browser

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The browser wars continue, and many developers are taking the best features from the most popular browsers and trying to create something even better. BlackHawk Web Browser is a variation on Google Chrome that claims to have the speed of Chrome and the functionality of Firefox. We're not sure that the browser really brings anything special to the table, but it works just fine.

BlawkHawk's interface is extremely similar to Chrome's; the color scheme is slightly different, and there are menus across the top instead of in one dropdown menu as in Chrome, but otherwise they're more or less the same. We put BlackHawk's speed claims to the test by trying it on some Flash-heavy Web sites; it compared favorably with Chrome, but we're not sure that it was noticeably faster. BlackHawk's documentation says that Chrome extensions can be used with the browser, but we found that to be the case only some of the time; we tried several extensions, and while some installed without issues, others gave us error messages (though they installed easily in Chrome). BlackHawk does have some extensions of its own, including popular ones like FlashBlock and AdBlock, but there are obviously many more extensions available for both Chrome and Firefox than for BlackHawk. BlackHawk's Help file is really more of a four-question FAQ, but if you've used Chrome before you likely already know everything you need to. Overall, BlackHawk worked just fine, but there wasn't anything about it that really impressed us, and we have trouble seeing why anyone would choose it over Chrome or another competitor.

BlackHawk Web Browser installs politely but leaves a folder behind upon removal.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Was my favorite browser !"

    June 30, 2012  |   By desertdan1

    Version: BlackHawk Web Browser 2.0.205

    Pros

    If it works it has them all beat!

    Cons

    After recent up date Blackhawk went where no bird should go !!! I have run this for a year and no problems. But the other day they came out with a up-date and that was that, slow loading / freezing up/ warning window "BlackHawk needs to shut down" ????

    Summary

    So I tried uninstalling and re-installing twice didn't help? So I removed it and put on WRWares Iron browser also a chrome based browser and it works like a champ? I will keep trying BlackHawk it is or was my favorite!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A very sleek version of Chrome."

    June 30, 2012  |   By GCG1000

    Version: BlackHawk Web Browser 2.0.205

    Pros

    Safe, fast & stable. Delivers very good performance with no bloat!

    Cons

    Like to see this new version with the original BH toolbar icons.

    Summary

    Good, clean and free. Still my default browser with no major complaints. Highly recommend.

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