This software's claim--to be able to open 180 Web pages at once--might smack of a stunt for the Guinness Book of World Records, but the program does offer a useful alternative to traditional browsers. Built on the Internet Explorer engine, it offers now-standard tabbed browsing, and an easy-to-use Groups feature that opens several pages at once. It offers an option that reads pages aloud, and a feature that can automatically search using 500 different search engines. Its pop-up blocker functioned well in our tests, and it consumed considerably less system memory than Firefox, even when opening large numbers of pages. If you're looking for an alternative to the big names in the browser wars, Fast Browser may be worth a try.
Fast Browser Pro can open 180 home pages at once. It can speak a home page's content in different tones and actions. It can change the language in which you view the page (up to 35 different languages). Power search includes more than 500 search engines and 100 search categories. Web site scan can check all URLs in a home page and show each URL's create date, file size, link state (active or dead), or even the server name. With the link filter, you can select each exact link in a large home page quickly. It can also filter, change, or delete the cookies. It also features a mini notepad, group working, and export or import of favorites.
What's new in this version:
Version 8.1 improved Google PageRank for web pages, and Alexa Traffic Rank Status.