Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 15566 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
21
File Size:
33.66MB
Date Added:
May 14, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
45,397,979
Downloads Last Week:
55,782
Product ranking:
#1 in Web Browsers
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Mozilla Firefox maintains its position among the top browsers, while continuing to boast its signature full-featured and open browsing experience. Though it might not have been the pioneer of such concepts like tabbed browsing, it was a catalyst for bringing the concept to mainstream audiences. These features are complemented by an impressive library of over 10,000 extensions that add even more functionality and value to users, thanks to its robust browser. The more recent releases have brought significant improvements to managing memory usage, and Firefox's private-browsing features have gotten more advanced, as well.

Firefox has also ramped up its Social API in recent versions, allowing for direct connections with the Facebook platform; version 21 opens up more networks to connect with by integrating MSN Now, Cliqz, and Mixi services directly into the browser interface. The "Do Not Track" privacy features in Firefox have also been updated, bringing new "neutral" default settings; that means neither "track me" nor "do not track me." However, it's still unclear how the default setting will behave any differently than picking "track me."

Version 21 also adds a monitoring tool called "Heath Report." The Health Report includes a Raw Data feed showing every item that's been scanned and tracked. This graphical representation of browser performance is designed to give users valuable data about startup time, extensions, crashes, and uptime--as well as send data back (if allowed by the user) to Mozilla to help the Firefox team build a better browser. Firefox also allows users to toggle sharing off--via a huge "Data Sharing" button at the top of the interface, or users can disable the entire Health Report via Tools > Options > Advanced > Data Choices.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.3

    out of 15566 votes

    • 5 star: 10304
    • 4 star: 2425
    • 3 star: 982
    • 2 star: 648
    • 1 star: 1207
  • Current Version:

    3.2

    out of 34 votes

    • 5 star: 7
    • 4 star: 8
    • 3 star: 7
    • 2 star: 8
    • 1 star: 4
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  • 5 stars

    "Firefox is most popular web browser becuse"

    September 18, 2014   |   By ahmedtech

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 32.0.1

    Pros

    Firefox is most popular web browser becuse ,speed , security and more
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    Cons

    not found , no cons

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  • 1 stars

    "firefox plug-ins"

    September 16, 2014   |   By popsguy

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 32.0.1

    Pros

    works well. moves from site to site with speed

    Cons

    For some reason I have problems with a lot of the plug-ins, which I do not like or want. Most of it has to do with advertising. also get a window from "crackle" which I hate and can't seem to get rid of. I use to enjoy surfing using firefox but with all these sales programs poping up I will find another search program. It's annoying when you are reading an article and these commercial sites start popping up and you have to delete them so you can finish what your reading.

    Summary

    was a great search engine until the advertising came along.

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