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SRWare Iron

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 71 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    16.0.950.0
  • Total Downloads:
    144,969
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 21, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    41.99MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    325
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #33 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

"WUNDERBAR and OUTSTANDING"

January 23, 2012  |  By ComputerLuvr

 |  Version: SRWare Iron 16.0.950.0

Pros

Very fast and very secure and very user friendly

Cons

None at the moment

Summary

This has become my favorite browser. What's also really nice about the browser is that my favorite theme from Google Chrome works beautifully with it. And it is fast! It's in German, but, you can translate (those pages) it easily and quickly. The Germans always make good stuff. ;) As an IT professional I highly recommend this browser. This is the one I've been searching for!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 16.0.950.0
Version 16.0.950.0 includes improvements in multi profile support, many security fixes, and better sync features.
General
Publisher SRWare
Publisher web site http://www.srware.net/
Release Date December 21, 2011
Date Added December 21, 2011
Version 16.0.950.0
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 41.99MB
File Name srware_iron.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 144,969
Downloads Last Week 325
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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