Orca Browser

Orca Browser


Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 48 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.2 build 6
File Size:
9.58MB
Date Added:
December 24, 2009
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista
Total Downloads:
56,750
Downloads Last Week:
156
Product ranking:
#50 in Web Browsers
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Orca Browser offers users the standard features found in many of the more popular Web browsers, all of which work very well, but the extras it throws into the mix failed to impress.

Though a little on the cluttered side, the user interface will look familiar to you. Navigational and command buttons are at the top of the window. Menu options give you access to more customization options to change the view, as well as the standard Internet options for managing your browsing history. There's an auto-fill feature that saves you the hassle of signing in and out of frequently visited sites. The Online Storage feature lets you save bookmarks, RSS feeds, and password information so that you can access them from any PC. It requires that you create a password and enter an address to get started. Once we entered our information, it wasn't entirely clear where to go next. When we clicked on the status-bar icon, a window appeared just to let us know that we were connected to the online storage. There was no way to manage our information, or to exit the feature. A visit to Help page returned a "page cannot be found" message.

While Orca Browser worked well as a simple browser, we were left a little put off by some of its features. It's free, but so are the other browsers, and the extras that distinguish this from the competition weren't enough to woo us away from our current choice.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.3

    out of 48 votes

    • 5 star: 28
    • 4 star: 11
    • 3 star: 6
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 2
  • Current Version:

    4.0

    out of 15 votes

    • 5 star: 9
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 5 stars

    "Orca has merged into avant 2012"

    December 20, 2011   |   By abelyahoo

    Version: Orca Browser 1.2 build 6

    Pros

    So far so good .the happy thing is that it has added the latest gecko core in avant.

    Cons

    none none.

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  • 3 stars

    "powerful and fast"

    June 30, 2011   |   By peternik

    Version: Orca Browser 1.2 build 6

    Pros

    easy starting and good pae loading and light an the presentations of various pictures.

    Cons

    flimsy on the email forwarding and writing and bad on the download of the files(http) as no good progress chart is always available.no setting (auto) for new tabs or adds.

    Summary

    good and worth trying but still needs work up on the online storage and page (http) forwarding of the preference and synchro. with various browsers.

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  • 4 stars

    "Same as Avant broser"

    May 13, 2011   |   By mhs420

    Version: Orca Browser 1.2 build 6

    Pros

    if you have online storage through Avant, can use the same login. Orca is by the same developer as Avant.

    Cons

    Other than still a little unstable nothing to complain about. popup blocker and ad blocker could be a little more efficient.

    Summary

    If you are on a pc which uses Avant and you have a storage account with Orca, can use the same login vice versa. would be nice if they didn't just switch the name of Avant though this browser is not as stable yet. I don't see what all the hype is with Google chrome firefox flock opera netscape navigater IE none have the functionality as this or Avant. Orca handles all the same sites as IE unlike a lot of others I have tried in the past. Orca is a "TRUE" tabbed browser unlike IE and firefox that if a page is not related, another browser window is displayed. Orca creates a new tab each time and if you mistakingly close the browser, you start on the same page(s) you last visited. If you want better stability and less crashing turn to the original Avant browser.

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  • 5 stars

    "Very cool how slick this works"

    February 19, 2011   |   By Harlan68

    Version: Orca Browser 1.2 build 6

    Pros

    I have Vista. It opens in about 10 seconds, its clean, controls are nice and plentyfull, I imports your bookmarks, and i really like the Autofill feature.view. Have opened it up multiple times in several hours and not one time has it crashed.

    Cons

    Only one con i have found is that i can't seem to remove or change the internal default search from Ask.com to something else.

    Summary

    very fast browser, i will recommend it to my friends and family
    can't say yet how it will run on xp or mac but i will soon find out

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  • 5 stars

    "It's better than I thought it would be"

    February 12, 2011   |   By jmh10138

    Version: Orca Browser 1.2 build 6

    Pros

    I like the feel and web page look this browser gives.

    Cons

    Has instances where it looks glitchy (like Avant) but overall I like it.

    Summary

    I installed Avant first then thought I would try this one. I like this one even better than Avant. With a little bit of polishing, this browser could be the best (at least in my opinion) - hell as is I prefer it over the new versions of the top 4 browsers.

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  • 2 stars

    "Not that good."

    December 19, 2010   |   By RyanPN

    Version: Orca Browser 1.2 build 6

    Pros

    Starts amazingly fast. In the order of less than 2 seconds.

    Cons

    keyword.url doesn't work.
    Ask is a horrible search, couldn't change that in the config, had to use "options" which doesn't save data in about:config like they should with a gecko browser.

    Summary

    Avant using gecko, it isn't a viable firefox alternative as I hoped. Though I do like the start up time. I also can't change the icons, and the file menu can't be collapsed by addons.

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  • 5 stars

    "best browser"

    November 16, 2010   |   By JUDEJUDE

    Version: Orca Browser 1.2 build 6

    Pros

    Wow,release memory is completely and use less CPU.didn't find any no responsible /freezing problem these days,good work.

    Cons

    Poor customizable skin.

    Summary

    After trying FF, IE, Opera, Chrome, Maxthon, Safari, and others, I found Orca Browser to be best in terms of speed, startup. I think every FF lover should give Orca a try.....since it is using the same web engine.

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  • 5 stars

    "brother of Avant,good"

    November 12, 2010   |   By yaoqq2009

    Version: Orca Browser 1.2 build 6

    Pros

    fast and eay to use,above all ,support most of firefox'a addons.seems Orca will be merged into Avant in the coming year.

    Cons

    don't have the function to save picture as Avant does.

    Summary

    fast and eay to use,above all ,support most of firefox'a addons.seems Orca will be merged into Avant in the coming year.

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  • 1 stars

    "Forget this browser-"

    October 23, 2010   |   By andreaborman

    Version: Orca Browser 1.2 build 6

    Pros

    None-it does not work in Windows 7 anyway.

    Cons

    This browser does not work. It did not even open when I clicked on it.

    Summary

    For a start-after I downloaded it I could not even get this browser to open. which suggests it is not compatible with windows 7 or it is poor software. so I had no option but to uninstall it.

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  • 4 stars

    "best browsers"

    October 19, 2010   |   By yogayoga111

    Version: Orca Browser 1.2 build 6

    Pros

    a cute browser with fast speed and easy to use.

    Cons

    ..............

    Summary

    a cute browser with fast speed and easy to use.

    Updated on Dec 28, 2010

    Hi, I suggest you transfer to Avant Brower 2010 build 128. Much more stable, easier to use, never crash and release memory completely.

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