Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 15555 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
27.0.1
File Size:
30.75MB
Date Added:
February 14, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
44,873,495
Downloads Last Week:
61,718
Product ranking:
#1 in Web Browsers
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Mozilla Firefox's latest incarnation adds an improved social platform to its bevy of creative settings and host of add-ons. The new Social API lets you embed social networks into the browser for easy access, bringing you convenient updates and notifications from Facebook and other networks. If you haven't already tried this browser, there's no better time than now.

Mozilla Firefox prides itself on being on the cutting edge with its many features and high performance. The new release consistently performs near the front of the pack in terms of speed, running in our side-by-side tests neck and neck or slightly faster than strong contenders like Chrome or Opera. As one of the first browsers to support add-ons and extensions, Firefox boasts one of the largest add-on databases on the Web -- most add-ons are already compatible with the new release, increasing its functionality as well as enhancing its essential features like tabs, secure browsing, or sync. The most interesting feature of the new release, Social API, lets you receive notifications, chat, and more by integrating multiple social sites. It doesn't work with all the big social sites yet, but the list of supported networks will grow in time. Mozilla Firefox 27 provides one of the best browsing experiences available, with a sleek interface that gives you plenty of room to browse. While the new release doesn't bring many new features, Social API is a welcome addition, as are the various security fixes and code improvements for developers.

You won't find many better browsers than Mozilla Firefox, and you'll find even fewer that get better as you use them. If you're already in love with one of the major browsers, you might not find enough here to pull you away, but Firefox's latest version is a strong entry in the field.

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  • All Versions:

    4.3

    out of 15555 votes

    • 5 star: 10295
    • 4 star: 2425
    • 3 star: 981
    • 2 star: 647
    • 1 star: 1207
  • Current Version:

    3.8

    out of 22 votes

    • 5 star: 11
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 1 stars

    "FF v.31 has some new features, but it's still a failure"

    July 25, 2014   |   By wyzwyk

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 31.0

    Pros

    Add-on extensions are, and have always been, the best part of the Firefox user experience.

    Cons

    The Australis GUI may be fine for neophytes or Firefox users that need some hand holding when it comes to organizing add-ons, but this user interface simply doesn't work well for power users. Why else would the extension Classic Theme Restorer be so popular? With 627 reviews 612 have 5 stars, 14 with 4 stars, 1 that has 3 stars, and none with 1 or 2 stars. This extension saves Firefox. I don't know what I'd do without it.

    Summary

    Six weeks have gone by since Firefox v.30 was released, so today I downloaded and installed the newest version. What's new? Well, for desktop users, this version sports a search field on a new tab page. This allows users to start new searches without having to go to the search bar. There is also a malware detection and blocker feature that runs by default whenever users download files. If not wanted it can be turned off. As a Linux user I wouldn't have use for this feature, but for Windows users I could see this being very useful. More and more download sites are allowing applications to piggyback on the desired primary download, and let's face it, way too many users are not careful when reading the instructions on how to opt-out on these downloads. Also included in v.31 is some sort of parental control. There are a number of other new features with this release, but most are for developers. In this release cycle Mozilla posted that 3,025 bugs were found and fixed. While all these changes and bug fixes are nice the change I most wanted still goes unaddressed, that of getting rid of that awful Australis Gui that has been with us since version 29. The only way this browser is remotely useable for me is with the help of the Classic Theme Restorer extension. For Firefox power users it's a must have add-on. The features in this extension should have been built into the browser, but as we all know Mozilla, for unknown reasons, committed to a minimalist only GUI. It would have been nice if they had listened to the many users who tried the pre-release versions and voiced their negative feelings on them. Sadly, their words went unheeded and we are now saddled with Australis.

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  • 1 stars

    "AOL toolbar not available for 31.0"

    July 23, 2014   |   By opulence625

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 31.0

    Pros

    The only change in version 31.0 from previous versions is the lack of the aol toolbar.

    Cons

    the newest version 31.0 does allow an aol toolbar. They should have notified there users of this change before downloading it.

    Summary



    Updated on Jul 23, 2014

    Can not view my Facebook page on version 31.0 either. Mozilla Firefox should debug upgrades before issuing them. How do I go back to a previous version?

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