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Runecats Explorer

CNET Editors' review

If you want a streamlined way to surf the Web, Runecats Explorer offers a sleek Web browser that keeps the clutter to a bare minimum.

The interface sports a clean, streamlined design that won't hold any surprises for users who've worked with browsers before. The small command buttons at the top are the same as most standard Web browsing programs, forward, backward, stop, home, favorites and print are all available. A generous URL space is provided below. One unique aspect of Runecats is its separate box to generate a fresh tab. Off to the far right, it also deletes tabs, and this may be the only learning curve users have to get past. Unlike Firefox, there is no X on the individual tab, which may cause unnecessary closing of the wrong tabs. Instead of adding another toolbar to the browsing window, Runecats tucks settings for page setup, pop-ups, and a few other items on a single options menu so they don't take up room on the browser window.

Overall, Runecats operated intuitively and quickly, and while it may not offer any groundbreaking new features, it's streamlined view will be enough for some users tired of endless toolbars. We recommend this browser for anyone looking for something simple and basic that still treads through the Internet well.

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All User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Brilliant if you like simplicity!"

    April 26, 2010  |   By gemyndig

    Version: Runecats Explorer 1.4

    Pros

    Everything is extremely simple and pared down to a minimum, it's quick to load, very cute and fast enough for me. Out of this series of browsers I much prefer this one and the later Velo to the new Zeox Pro - this is being redeveloped though.

    Cons

    No proper history track - this would render this browser absolutely perfect IMO! Also, Runecats Velo is quicker. The latest version of this browser, 1.7, might have better features and run without the odd bug and slow start present in Zeox Pro 1.6.

    Summary

    I've been using Runecats Explorer for a while now and even though I've tried other browsers like Maxthon, Sleipnir, Firefox, Expedition etc, I always come back to it because of speed of loading on start up, nice interface, ease of use etc. It has very few bells and whistles but still manages to do whatever it's supposed to. I'm a fan! Try the various versions to see what works best on your system - 1.4 and Velo load very quickly, whilst Zeox and Zeox Pro have extra features but are slower loading on startup (I found they don't run as smoothly as the earlier versions sometimes either, though they're generally faster and the little features are useful). There will be a newer version of Zeox Pro coming out very soon though, so maybe all that will be ironed out.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Waste of download"

    April 15, 2009  |   By Lee-Bradley

    Version: Runecats Explorer 1.4

    Pros

    No Pros for this software.

    Cons

    Slow at loading.
    Unstable.
    Poor security.
    Poor user interface.

    Summary

    If you want a web browser that is user friendly, secure, customisable, and fast then DON'T DOWNLOAD THIS WEB BROWSER because it is the complete opposite. Very disappointed with this software, it is waste of programming code and is offensive to real programmers like myself...

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  • 5.0 stars

    "No doubt the best version yet!"

    July 24, 2008  |   By licker2

    Version: Runecats Explorer 1.4

    Pros

    This is much better than previous versions, lots of new features, it looks alot better and it loads much faster.

    Cons

    It's takes a little bit of time to get used to it from other versions of runecats explorer.

    Summary

    Nice on the eyes, easy searching and surfing with nice unique features, makes my life easier.

    Updated on Oct 25, 2010

    I accidentally clicked thumbs up for this comment, should have been thumbs down..

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  • 5.0 stars

    "i have got to admit Phantomito don't know what he is talking about this is great"

    July 5, 2007  |   By antie665

    Version: Runecats Explorer 1.2

    Pros

    Everything is good about this browser and it is very easy to use!

    Cons

    The colors could be better but the have improved this on there next version which licker2 pointed out they have a new version V1.2 pro which so totaly rocks well done Runecats!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Don't waist your time downloading this ''Thing''"

    June 23, 2007  |   By Phantomito

    Version: Runecats Explorer 1.2

    Pros

    I must be fair to the publisher in saying that this Browser is fast and can open web pages but I disagree with him on everything else, such as it's worth downloading to start with...

    I have no idea how it managed to get such a high ''user'' rating.

    Cons

    This Browser must have been written by a student as a high school IT project !!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best browser in the world"

    June 23, 2007  |   By licker2

    Version: Runecats Explorer 1.2

    Pros

    i would love to say this is the best browser in the world because thats what i thought until now where i have found on softpedia that they have a new version Runecats Explorer V1.2 Pro which is even better than this one!

    This company is the best.

    Thank-You!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great Internet browser"

    May 13, 2007  |   By cats11112

    Version: Runecats Explorer 1.1

    Pros

    everything is a pro

    Cons

    nothing is a con

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best internet browser i have seen!"

    May 12, 2007  |   By licker2

    Version: Runecats Explorer 1.1 build 2

    Pros

    everything is a pro

    by the way thanks for the link for V1.2 samery!

    Cons

    there are no cons!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A cool internet browser"

    May 10, 2007  |   By samerly

    Version: Runecats Explorer 1.1 build 2

    Pros

    everything they are all pros hey go to runecats.com/downloads.htm

    you can get V1.2!

    Cons

    There are no cons but V1.2 on the runecats website is even better!!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A great fast Tabbed internet browser"

    April 23, 2007  |   By licker2

    Version: Runecats Explorer 1.1

    Pros

    pros are:

    fast

    tabs

    pop-up clear menu

    cool buttons and graphics

    cool search engine which has world wide time.

    Cons

    there are no cons the con that the last member said is now fixed!!!

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