SRWare Iron 20.0.1150.1 User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great for anyone who doesn't like to be tracked!"

    February 21, 2012  |   By Magic14u

    Version: SRWare Iron 17.0.1000.0

    Pros

    Fast and clean interface. Chrome but not Chrome.

    Cons

    After using it for a year, I've not found fault.

    Summary

    Techies favourite.

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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Spectacular"

    October 22, 2011  |   By toofastview

    Version: SRWare Iron 14.0.850

    Pros

    Faster than chrome, can be chrome, but mindful of our security, and no memory leak unlike chrome

    Cons

    There are no cons as of now

    Summary

    Greater than chrome, lightweight, fast. Recommended for browsing.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It's quick"

    October 15, 2011  |   By tehahn1

    Version: SRWare Iron 14.0.850

    Pros

    I like it better than slim broswer and ie9

    Cons

    making it the default browser

    Summary

    Great Job. Well done

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Like a German Version of Comodo Dragon, But Not As Good"

    October 13, 2011  |   By TonyBeGoode

    Version: SRWare Iron 14.0.850

    Pros

    Chromium based browser with enhanced privacy controls - no data is sent back to Google. It's partly configured out of the box, so easy to get up and running, which is good because...

    Cons

    ...very limited extensions and themes available (unlike Dragon, which can use anything in Google Chrome's Galleries, SRWare's is tiny by comparison). The worst thing about it, however, (aside from the occasional glitch in Google's German to English Translator), is that it will spam you quite often, while performing ordinary tasks. Imagine, a browser with a built-in spammer; you'll never again have to check your e-mail to get spammed !

    Summary

    While it may protect your privacy from Google, Iron can't seriously be considered a security browser until it adds an extension to protect you from itself. The limited number of themes and extensions actually shocked me and the advertisements offended me. Thanks for the test drive, but you can keep it. When I want privacy, I'll stay with the far superior Comodo Dragon.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Works just fine"

    September 9, 2011  |   By poulstaun

    Version: SRWare Iron 13.0.800.1

    Pros

    I am not sure about the difference between this and others are.
    I there is any --then its not easy to spot

    Cons

    Seems it originally made in german..so some pages may show up that way

    Summary

    I use it still-- after 3 month--so i guess it makes it just fine

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Google Chrome Alternative w/o Privacy Concerns (MyFav)"

    August 31, 2011  |   By rblake7

    Version: SRWare Iron 13.0.800

    Pros

    * Fast & Responsive
    * Compatible
    * No privacy concerns
    * Works when other browsers do not
    * Free
    * Updated regularly (as new Chromium code is released)
    * Handles memory allocation well (runs multi-processes for tabs)
    * Malware deterrent*

    Cons

    * Wish favorites were handled differently
    * Once in a while will not render a page correctly (and you have to use IE...but this is becoming more and more rare!)

    Summary

    This is by far my favorite browser. As an IT professional, I want something that works and works well. SRWare Iron does just that without having to be concerned about privacy issues. When I worked for a public school system, this browser outperformed IE & Firefox on page loads when working with the Student Information System. Faster page loads means more productivity...and more productivity means more work in less time...something I really needed at that job (there wasn't enough time in a day to get it all done).

    * Also, since it does not use ActiveX, it's not as subject to being hacked from malicious websites (much like Google Chrome). However, it still *could* be, but at least they are rather quick with updates. So, while it may not exactly "deter" viruses and malware, it does a rather noble job of warning you and helping (along with adequate anti-virus) prevent you, or maybe even your grandmother who keeps getting infected with IE, from getting infected.

    Bottom line, it's an excellent fast browser that will get the job done effectively and efficiently.

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