SRWare Iron

SRWare Iron

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 69 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    15.0.900.1
  • Total Downloads:
    132,501
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 08, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    43.16MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    948
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #17 in Web Browsers

Editors' Review

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Iron is a free Web browser from SRWare. It's based on Google's Chromium core, which is the basis of many browsers, including Google's own Chrome. Like Chrome and the others, Iron is super-fast and accepts extensions, themes, and developer tools. What sets it apart is a lack of the Google-centric features that some have criticized for violating users' privacy, such as reporting your browsing habits and suggesting content (and advertising) based on the results.

Iron's start page offers quick Web and Image searching and a Quick Access section that let us upload pictures, access Chrome-compatible extensions and themes, rate our home page at a ratings site, view info about our IP address, and even watch funny videos at Epic Fail. Of course, we could customize the view, including the Quick Access links, using the usual Chrome-style options. We could import or export our bookmarks, create application shortcuts, and manage search engines, to name a few. We browsed to some Web sites, which loaded as fast as with other Chromium-based browsers, which is to say about as fast as browsers get nowadays. We saw no functionality issues that seemed to be due to Iron's breaking the umbilical cord to Google HQ, or any functionality issue at all, for that matter. The program installed conventionally and left user data behind in its program folder when we uninstalled it. That's not necessarily a bad thing since many users may prefer to delete such data securely.

Of course, not everyone looks at Google and sees the Borg, but if Chromium's built-in reporting and Web integration raise issues with you, resistance is not futile. You simply need some Iron in your online diet.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"It's Chrome without Google's nose in it"

November 22, 2011  |  By x-15a2

 |  Version: SRWare Iron 15.0.900.1

Pros

Based on the Chrome open-source code, with the Google data gathering removed. Works with all tested Chrome add ins. If you're a long time Chrome user, you won't notice the difference.

Cons

May take a bit to get the most current Chrome release, especially at the rate that they've been pushed out the door. But it is definitely well worth the wait.

Summary

If you like Chrome but you don't like the mass data collection that Google does with it, give SRWare's Iron a try, it's great.

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5 stars

"Powerful & The Best Browser"

November 18, 2011  |  By antoalan

 |  Version: SRWare Iron 15.0.900.1

Pros

Simple, Fast & Powerful browser

Cons

Not able to find any

Summary

Had been using Firefox but when it got forcibly upgraded to v8 & which is not that better as v3.5, tried SRWare & found this to be awesome. Works with all types of plugins,addons automatically w/o bothering to download / update each time.
My suggestion, pls try once & you'll never come out of it again...believe me!!!

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5 stars

"Secure Alternative to Google Chrome"

November 13, 2011  |  By Vinodmotiraman

 |  Version: SRWare Iron 15.0.900.1

Pros

1) No user-specific information is sent to Google
2) search data won't be transmitted to Google
2) No Memory Hog

Cons

None so far

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher SRWare
Publisher web site http://www.srware.net/
Release Date November 08, 2011
Date Added November 08, 2011
Version 15.0.900.1
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 43.16MB
File Name srware_iron.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 132,501
Downloads Last Week 948
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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