CNET Editors' review
SlimBoat Web Browser for Mac features a rather basic interface and design, but allows for secure, fast, and above all, fun Web browsing. The browser is light, performs well, and offers a decent alternative to the more popular mainstream options.
After installing, the free browser opens and requests the user to set it as the default program. In addition, the application asks the user to import bookmarks from other browsers, and lists all of them on the computer. After importing cleanly, SlimBoat Web Browser for Mac starts up, and its main window is well thought out. As is typical on other browsers, the top displays navigation buttons, a URL area, and a search field. Tabs are displayed just above the main browser window, and are clearly labeled for identification. Users can add new ones not only from a top drop-down, but also from the window, itself. The browser offers basic design but includes a number of useful features such as built-in ad blocker, built-in pop-up blocker, form filler, ability to organize sites in groups, support for easy sharing on popular social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, and Google Plus, as well as the ability to download videos from YouTube, quickly and easily. During testing all features performed well and pages loaded quickly without any errors. Testing also did not reveal pop-up ads to be a problem.
The number of browsers available, both mainstream and new, makes choosing a truly unique and functional one difficult. SlimBoat Web Browser for Mac works well, offers some interesting features and would be a good solution for users looking for an alternative to mainstream browsers. It is also worth considering for those who are just looking for an easy way to download videos from YouTube.
SlimBoat is a free web browser that is fast, secure and loaded with powerful features. It is fast to start up and fast to open your favorite web sites. SlimBoat helps you surf the internet safely and securely by incorporating multiple layers of protection measures. SlimBoat also includes tons of powerful functions and flexible options so that you can reach your favorite destination on Internet in the most convenient way while avoiding unnecessary distractions and annoyances. SlimBoat is based on the lightweight webkit rendering engine and available across different platforms such as Windows, Mac and Linux. Download SlimBoat now and experience for yourself the speed and convenience of surfing Internet with it.
What's new in this version: Fix facebook.com display issue Added support to convert downloaded youtube video files into mp3 files under Mac and Linux.
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