CoolNovo

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 47 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.2.26
  • Total Downloads:
    101,149
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 22, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    38.67MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    421
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #31 in Web Browsers

Editors' Review

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ChromePlus from Maple Studio is exactly what it sounds like: Google Chrome, plus a bunch of useful extras. Like Chrome, ChromePlus is free, and everything Chrome does, it does. The "plus" part adds Mouse Gestures, Super Drag, a Download Manager, enhanced bookmarks, an IE tab, and more.

The ChromePlus installer automatically checked for the latest version of the program; it also advised us to close Firefox so it could import bookmarks and other settings from Mozilla, just like when installing Chrome. ChromePlus happily coexists with Chrome on the same desktop; we had both open at the same time as we installed our extensions, all of which functioned perfectly in ChromePlus. The most noticeable difference from Chrome was the presence of all the links from our Firefox Bookmarks Toolbar in the ChromePlus Bookmarks Bar, a welcome sight since Chrome didn't install them automatically, though it did import them to the Other Bookmarks folder. An integrated search bar was the only other visible difference, but when we clicked on the tool icon to access the program's options, we saw what made ChromePlus different. Starting with the New IE tab, which opens a new browser tab in IE for pages optimized for Internet Explorer, ChromePlus adds an enhanced bookmarks section; a control to clear your browsing history; the ChromePlus Download Manager; and Enhanced Options, which let us configure settings for tabs, bookmarks, privacy data, and how the browser functions as well as access the settings for Mouse Gestures, IE Tabs, Adblocking, Accelerators (keystroke shortcuts), and start-up options. The tabbed Chrome Options dialog is there, too, and there's links to the ChromePlus Web site and forum as well. Of course, what matters is how well ChromePlus performs. It loaded and browsed every bit as quickly as a stripped-down Chrome installation, but its extras really made a difference. For instance, the Super Drag feature let us grab and drag a link into a new tab automatically, which may be the quickest method yet. Mouse Gestures are useful but require some practice. The IE Tab functioned perfectly, and switching modes was easy. Of course, it supports Chrome's incognito mode, too.

Google Chrome is getting better all the time, and it's become a serious contender for browser supremacy. ChromePlus adds features and options that take Chrome another step toward that goal. If you use Chrome, try ChromePlus.

 
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5 stars

"The best Chromium browser and far better than chrome!"

May 08, 2012  |  By Seth222

 |  Version: CoolNovo 2.0.2.26

Pros

boss key
mouse gesture
good interface
nice privacy options
screenshots
bottom toolbar lets you do neat stuff

Cons

like all chromium based browsers, it is not that fast.

Summary

This is a non overwhelming, yet feature filled browser. Chrome is like a browser from the nineties in comparison. However, all chrome/chromium browsers are slooooooooow.

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4 stars

"Best alternative to Google Chrome!"

April 22, 2012  |  By mauron76

 |  Version: CoolNovo 2.0.2.26

Pros

Plenty : Adblock already included, new sidebar on the left (like on Firefox), automatic update, various interesting features not available on Chrome...

Cons

It can be buggy if you already install and use Google Chrome. Indeed, when synchronizing your both browsers Chrome and Cool Novo, I had a few annoying bugs. The latter mostly appeared on Cool Novo. To avoid them, I decided to choose between both browsers. And I chose to keep Chrome and uninstall Cool Novo. Since I did that I have no longer sync problems on Chrome... But this is only my choice. And I really recommend Cool Novo. It may even be the future of Chrome...

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0.2.26
Version 2.0.2.26 has fixed bug with freeze when switching tabs.
General
Publisher Maple Studio
Publisher web site http://www.chromeplus.org
Release Date March 22, 2012
Date Added March 22, 2012
Version 2.0.2.26
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 38.67MB
File Name CoolNovo2.0.9.11.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 101,149
Downloads Last Week 421
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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