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SlimBrowser

CNET Editors' review

There aren't that many Internet browsers. It was interesting to come across one that isn't as well-known or as well-advertised as the others: SlimBrowser. We can't say much about the security of this browser, since time will only tell, but it has some interesting features.

You can save all open sites as a Group, for example, which is a very convenient feature for anyone that has to regularly open the same sites simultaneously for work. There is also a Language tab, which connects you to Google in order to translate a page. It's not perfect, obviously, but it was nice to see a way to easily access such a feature. In File you can also view recently closed sites, which is nice for when you accidentally close the wrong page. You can change the skin of the browser, but most of the skins aren't aesthetically pleasing. It has a lot of the other, familiar features of other browsers so you wouldn't be missing out on those if you choose to give this a try.

Downloading this Web browser was easy. The installation was quick and easy as well. You can set up SlimBrowser to be your default browser during the installation process if you want to, but it's not required.

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All User Reviews

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  • 4.0 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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  • 2.0 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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  • 4.0 stars

    "easy to use"

    December 4, 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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  • 2.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 3.0 stars

    "Just another Internet explorer with custom tabs."

    November 6, 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best free Browser out there"

    October 13, 2013  |   By Old-Navy

    Version: SlimBrowser 7.00 build 057

    Pros

    Easy to learn and use, programmable Toolbar and you can use RoboForm with it!

    Cons

    Non that I have found in the several years I have used it and loved it.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Crashes In Short Time ALWAYS"

    October 7, 2013  |   By crsecon

    Version: SlimBrowser 7.00 build 057

    Pros

    lOADS FAST; SAVES PASSWORDS WELL INCLUDING FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS WHICH MANY BROWSERS WILL NOT.

    Cons

    GOOD FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES BEFORE CRASHING; EVERY TIME. OTHER BROSERS STAY ON.

    Summary

    SHORT TIMES ONLY.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It is very good....... :)"

    September 2, 2013  |   By verytiredchris

    Version: SlimBrowser 7.00 build 049

    Pros

    Pretty easy to use,even though I Can't remember some of its functions (due to me having "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome".... Drat !!!).
    - I have 2 browsers installed,this & Google Chrome". The sites I use that wont accept google chrome,accept 'Slimbrowser';And the sites that wont accept 'Slimbrowser' accept 'Google Chrome"..... :)

    Cons

    Quite rarely you get sites that wont accept/integrate/mesh with 'Slimbrowser'........

    Summary

    It more-or-less does what IE10 does,But I like its layout more,and its lightweight.... :) Its well worth having installed.... :)

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Didn't 'mesh' with Firefox"

    August 15, 2013  |   By wale30poO

    Version: SlimBrowser 7.00 build 049

    Pros

    It installed...but didn't work; especially the "download" function: perhaps it was that it doesn't 'like' Fire Fox which I have to use because IExplorer 10 crashed and has stayed that way despite all efforts to restore the damned program...

    Cons

    Constantly received error messages: (something like) "can't find browser control"...this browser simply did not work in Windows 7 64bit on a new ASUS 17" laptop which-when plugged in-runs two external stor. drives one is a two terabit the other is 650 gigs + sends the desktop and all operations to my flat-screen via HDMI connection with no 'hard breathing'...

    Summary

    If "Slim" doesn't like my OS or just that Firefox is installed (yes, I made Slime Browser "default")...no idea. You might want to go to Slim Browser's website and check out "requirements" to be sure your OS and its seated programs will be tolerated.

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