SRWare Iron

SRWare Iron

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 68 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    22.0.1250
  • Total Downloads:
    128,269
  • Date Added:
    October 08, 2012
  • File Size:
    43.16MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    781
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

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

"Superb browser!"

October 08, 2012  |  By GCG1000

 |  Version: SRWare Iron 22.0.1250

Pros

Clean Google-based GUI. Handles Web Store add-ons well. Very fast, secure,efficient & no memory bloat! A pleasure to use!

Cons

None at this time

Summary

It's Free! Give it a shot!

Updated on Oct 17, 2012

Good Chrome knock-off. Sometimes has trouble handling downloads from CNET correctly.

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5 stars

"If you like Google Chrome, this is Chrome, but..."

October 08, 2012  |  By UmbraSpirit

 |  Version: SRWare Iron 22.0.1250

Pros

It's basically Google Chrome. Looks almost exactly the same, but without the tracking, privacy invasion of Google's Chrome by default. Since it is basically Chrome, it supports the same extensions & themes. Doesn't install hidden services either like Google Chrome does.

Cons

Like most browsers if not all, the newest source updates are lagged behind the main project which Google Chrome. For example, the version Webkit engine may be outdated by a month, or more. This is not unexpected, but it is what it is. Google Chrome gets updated the earliest, while other browsers based on it, take a while to catch up.

Summary

Great browser overall for those who don't want to have Google tracking & analysis within their browser for purpose of marketable data mining. It's basically the exact thing as Google Chrome minus those privacy invasive things by default & removed.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher SRWare
Publisher web site http://www.srware.net/
Release Date October 06, 2012
Date Added October 08, 2012
Version 22.0.1250
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 43.16MB
File Name srware_iron.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 128,269
Downloads Last Week 781
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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