SlimBrowser

SlimBrowser

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 654 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0 build 111
  • Total Downloads:
    6,820,262
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 25, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.67MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    866
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #17 in Web Browsers

Editors' Review

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SlimBrowser 7.0 still uses Microsoft's Trident engine behind its updated layout, but it also packs many new and improved features, including Photo Salon upgrades, a completely redesigned Ad Blocker, mouse gestures, improved tabs, and a new process model that reduces hanging in long sessions.

Pros

Omni-bar mode: SlimBrowser's redesigned address bar supports "omni-bar" (integrated search) mode -- just hide the default quick-search bar to activate omni-bar searching.

Upload clipboard image: Clicking Upload Clipboard Image on Save dialogs copies images to the Clipboard for uploading or sharing, saving time on screen grabs.

New ad blocker: The new-from-scratch Ad Blocker lets users subscribe to filter lists in different languages and updates lists automatically.

Cons

Busy look: SlimBrowser's layout doesn't include much more than other browsers yet somehow manages to look crowded and busy.

Favorites: Although we like SlimBrowser's Favorites sidebar, the auto import option added long bookmarks for eBay and Amazon to the Favorites menu and toolbar. You can opt to import bookmarks to a separate folder and integrate them manually.

Bottom Line

Though SlimBrowser is built on the same engine as IE, it's no clone. Wide customizability and unique features make SlimBrowser worth trying.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Poor support"

October 18, 2014  |  By ka3jjz

 |  Version: SlimBrowser 7.0 build 109

Pros

When it loads (see cons) it loads quickly and even renders videos well

Cons

I uninstalled it after it started some quirky behavior. It would work on the first execution, but load very slowly - if at all - thereafter, and would result in a message about a rendering engine failure. One other person had this same issue for 3 months without resolution. Stripping the software using CCleaner and reinstalling it was worthless.

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4 stars

"Very good Chrome-based browser"

July 29, 2014  |  By paul1149

 |  Version: SlimBrowser 7.0 build 103

Pros

Solid, stable, polished.

Cons

Comes with Chrome's limitations: extensions, download bar, tab options, etc.

Summary

I'm now using Slimbrowser as my main backup, after my main browser, Opera 12. I give the browser high marks for its polish and function. I haven't had a single crash yet. And many here are under the misconception that this browser is based on IE. It is not. It is based on Chrome's Blink engine.

It still doesn't measure up to Opera 12, though it renders more sites without problems. Opera itself has gone to the Blink engine, and in my estimation regretfully is not proceeding at a viable development pace.

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4 stars

"Not perfect,But Not-too-bad... :)"

June 12, 2014  |  By verytiredchris

 |  Version: SlimBrowser 7.0 build 098

Pros

Pretty easy to use & understand,etc.... :)

Cons

NO "Inprivate Browsing" - Which I'm Sure they could put in IF THEY WANTED TO.... :( WHY DONT THEY WANT TO ???

Summary

Its quite good,But They want to make sure it keeps pace (or even beats) its rivals who Arn't standing still in the development field,either), + U have to keep-an-eye on its 'settings',etc..

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2 stars

"BADDDDDD!!!!!!!"

May 29, 2014  |  By dogesuchwow

 |  Version: SlimBrowser 7.0 build 096

Pros

many features......

Cons

frequency lag
very slow
often crash

Summary

This browser is not good enough.

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4 stars

"Very good.... :)"

April 16, 2014  |  By verytiredchris

 |  Version: SlimBrowser 7.0 build 091

Pros

I Like it. There's Not very much wrong with it.... :)

Cons

It Dosn't have IE 10 & 11's "InPrivate Browsing",(& there are equivalents on other browsers),But apart from that its quite good... :)

Summary

All-in-all,its quite good.... :)

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2 stars

"This Browser is Overrated"

March 25, 2014  |  By acompuser

 |  Version: SlimBrowser 7.0 build 083

Pros

Tabbed viewing. I'm not sure what else.

Cons

It didn't take long for this browser to freeze up. After several restarts, it still is unresponsive. So, I never got to check out the features of this browser.

Summary

This is definitely not meeting my needs on the internet. I am just glad that it was free.

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4 stars

"easy to use"

December 04, 2013  |  By fay511

 |  Version: SlimBrowser 7.0 build 070

Pros

gets me where I want to go with ease by saving my favorite sites.

Cons

It's a goggle product so it tracks where I go.

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2 stars

"Not my cup of tea"

November 22, 2013  |  By Foopee

 |  Version: SlimBrowser 7.0 build 067

Pros

Fast, multiple tab works well, grouping option, very good interface, lots of features that I.E. and Mozilla don't have, youtube download button to save your favorite TV shows and movies, auto-fill, free.

Cons

Sometimes the browser will freeze up on one tab, and I can't close the tab, can't go to another tab, and sometimes can't even close the browser; luckily I always have Windows Task Manager running and pinned to my task bar so I can just go there and close the process. I also have at least one other close and kill program that I always keep running and pinned to my Windows task bar for easy use (I recommend this for everyone)just in case my browser or any other program locks up.
In addition, certain ads seem to follow me more often with SlimBrowser; there are times I have to move my mouse down to

Summary

My main concern is security. I was noticing at times on Slimbrowser when I was on certain sites or when I would have multiple tabs open that I would be running low on memory or my computer temp would start running a little high.
That spells one word to me: Hacker. I'm not saying it's because of SlimBrowser- I've been using free anti-virus programs lately- but this doesn't seem to happen as often on Pale Moon.Glitchy, may be spying on me and collecting information. SlimBrowser was my favorite browser for quite a few years, but lately I've been switching over to Pale Moon and Waterfox, also sometimes Lunascape.
I've even wondered, did some government agency design this thing and give it away free to mine data? I don't know; I don't wear a tin foil hat, but I'm moving away from SlimBrowser.
"Show desktop" on my windows taskbar and click it a few times to unfreeze SlimBrowser,
and often when I do this the webpage in the browser turns black. Very suspicious.

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5 stars

"In my opinion Slimbrowser is the best there is"

November 10, 2013  |  By ponyt

 |  Version: SlimBrowser 7.0 build 066

Pros

The Quickfill option storing passwords etc is ideal

Cons

None really

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3 stars

"Just another Internet explorer with custom tabs."

November 06, 2013  |  By danakabradpitt

 |  Version: SlimBrowser 7.0 build 066

Pros

Customize tab bars, feature rich, flash/java support is excellent.

Cons

Bad design with graphics, just gives you that cheap feel. They claim its fast, but its nothing special. Bing on windows 8 smokes it. Ran browser security check and nothing worth noting either. To me its definitely just another subpar browser that crashes after ten minutes of showing off.

Summary

none.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.0 build 111
Fixed compatibility issue with AOL mail.
General
Publisher FlashPeak
Publisher web site http://www.slimbrowser.net
Release Date November 24, 2014
Date Added November 25, 2014
Version 7.0 build 111
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.67MB
File Name sbsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 6,820,262
Downloads Last Week 866
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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