QtWeb Internet Browser

QtWeb Internet Browser

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 8 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.8.5
File Size:
7.96MB
Date Added:
February 20, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
21,807
Downloads Last Week:
40
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

We have to admit that we were a little skeptical of QtWeb Internet Browser. We already have a browser that we like quite a bit, so what would we want with a browser we've never even heard of? Although QtWeb didn't totally knock our socks off, we were pleasantly surprised by how good it actually was.

The browser's interface is quite sleek and attractive, with eight different styles to choose from. Unlike some programs, the browser doesn't try to be cute or fun; it's clean and easy to navigate. The browser's appearance was matched by its performance, which was fast and smooth. The built-in Help file is well-written and does a good job of explaining the browser's features. Customizing QtWeb was a breeze. We liked how easy it was to add and remove elements, such as buttons and the bookmarks bar. The Adblock feature will be familiar to users of Mozilla products, and it works just as well here. The program contains basic privacy and security features, including a private browsing mode. Users who are accustomed to high levels of browser customization, such as that offered by Firefox add-ons, will find QtWeb lacking. But for users who are looking for a lightweight browser that does all the basics and does them well, QtWeb is a great choice.

QtWeb is free. It installs politely and uninstalls cleanly. We recommend this program to all users seeking a simple alternative to mainstream Web browsers.

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  • 4 stars

    "Good browser with a lot of potential."

    August 30, 2011   |   By ObservingEye

    Version: QtWeb Internet Browser 3.7.3

    Pros

    A modern browser that uses little RAM. Ad blocker, and security options easily accessible. Optional disk cache.

    Cons

    Most browsers that use little RAM, however use more CPU processing power. Copy and paste passwords did not work, instead gave me source code.

    Summary

    QTWeb is a promising browser. It's straight forward in design, nothing fancy, or bells & whistles. However typically browsers that use very little RAM use more CPU processing. This can actually slow down web browsing. This is particularly true with enabling disk cache. The program used as much as 120MB of RAM at it's peak, and usually 50-70MB for simple websites on my Windows XP Pro system. QTWeb however is a modern light weight browser. The lightest I seen by far, excluding the old K-Meleon browser which hasn't been updated in a about a year. So not only does it use little RAM usually, it has a small download size as well, as a small installation footprint. So if you want a light browser than the usual heavy browser for simple browsing, QTWeb might be the browser you've been looking for.

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  • 5 stars

    "Really good!"

    April 09, 2011   |   By grabacontroller

    Version: QtWeb Internet Browser 3.7.2

    Pros

    They had a issue with the ssl with the other version but they fixed it. You can disable the cache too if you hate clearing your cache. It has a ad blocker. You can change your comptibility mode to firefox, chrome etc. If a site doesn't work for you.

    Cons

    None that I know of.

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  • 4 stars

    "Great all around browser"

    March 11, 2010   |   By jmhx7

    Version: QtWeb Internet Browser 3.2

    Pros

    Very fast load time. Has quick web page compatibility change. Has thorough private browsing mode. Has a nice look with many built in skin variations.

    Cons

    Loads flash quickly, but has little split second delays in video occasionally - audio streams fine but video seems to freeze for a second then catches up to audio.

    Summary

    If it wasn't for the con I mentioned above, this browser would have gotten five stars and would be my browser of choice right now.

    Updated on Mar 11, 2010

    Problem with flash video is only on youtube. Other flash video not affected. I should have used it longer before dinging it on the flash, I would have given it a 5 because I know the youtube thing will get resolved.

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  • 5 stars

    "Thought about making this one my default browser! : )"

    November 06, 2009   |   By jackiiee

    Version: QtWeb Internet Browser 3.1

    Pros

    Modern look; slim and light.
    Most of the features from IE8 except 100X faster.
    Plays videos effortlessly.

    Cons

    Pull down history from the address bar is a bit over whelming for it records every page you surf. That's one feature I chose not to use.

    Summary

    This browser has a modern look; slim and light. I like that you can custom the tool bars to your liking by deleting the ones you don't want.

    Oh yeah, did I mention that it's Fast, Fast, Fast!!!

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  • 4 stars

    "Lots of Potential"

    August 10, 2009   |   By mkutilek

    Version: QtWeb Internet Browser 3.0

    Pros

    Very clean and fast. New ad blocker is nice. Has the potential to be another K - Meleon.

    Cons

    Not much you can customize yet, but getting better all the time.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great browser"

    April 05, 2009   |   By etlc

    Version: QtWeb Internet Browser 2.0

    Pros

    Nothing is written to the registry and nothing is left in the C: drive!

    Cons

    It's for Windows systems only.

    Summary

    I've been using QtWeb for quite a while now and so far I think it's awesome work. The rendering engine is pretty fast and scores 100 points out of 100 in the Acid3 test.
    The browser does most of the stuff you would expect from its portable (5MB is a perfect size), no-install-needed executable.
    It's cute and simple, fast and stable!

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  • 1 stars

    "Not recommended!"

    January 26, 2009   |   By jhk30

    Version: QtWeb Internet Browser 1.5

    Pros

    The look, and easy navigation

    Cons

    Bad security, feels like a huge virus magnet to those who like exploring new websites.

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  • 3 stars

    "Has potential but needs to be debugged"

    January 21, 2009   |   By piccachuu

    Version: QtWeb Internet Browser 1.2

    Pros

    I like the fact that you can view a page under different OS styles
    I like the privacy enable/disable button

    Cons

    crashed a few times in a day of usage
    most embedded Java and flash windows were incorrectly displayed

    Summary

    Nowadays almost all web pages heavily use Java and Flash applets, because of this, in my opinion, any browser problems that involve the execution or display of these applets makes that browser obsolete.... If they fix these glitches then I would probably use the QTWEBrowser since it did have a couple of nice features I liked

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