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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 versions:

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    out of 650 votes

    • 5 star: 309
    • 4 star: 183
    • 3 star: 67
    • 2 star: 44
    • 1 star: 47
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  • 4.0 stars

    "Its Mostly good,But it has a few flaws....... :)"

    March 13, 2013  |   By verytiredchris

    Version: SlimBrowser 6.01.100

    Pros

    Good interface. Its a Lot like IE 10. It has Lots of good things going for it. I have to use Google Chrome for Some tasks,because there a just a few websites that it Wont work with,But Overall its very good.

    Cons

    It Wont Work with All websites,But it Will work with Most of them...

    Summary

    Overall its Very good,and although I'm a Novice I Like it. Its Quite 'lightweight',from what I can I gather....... :)

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Terrible, unsuable"

    March 12, 2013  |   By Jo Rhyan

    Version: SlimBrowser 6.01.100

    Pros

    I get to uninstall it. My IE seems like a super browser now. lol.

    Cons

    I was annoyed in just 5min. Open a page and have to sit through the prehistoric sound of popup blocker going click, click, click, click, click (I was on cnet at the time). Try to go to another page and wait an average of 40-45 seconds for page to change and then another 40-45 sec for the page to load (again waiting through the click, click, click, click). This browser was all but unusable for me.

    Summary

    I usually don't give harsh reviews even when a product doesn't work the way I wish, but this is the worst thing I have ever downloaded in the 10yrs I have been using cnet (I Loooove cnet!). I was so disappointed after reading such great reviews about it. I understand that sometimes is that one that is a bad install or something else so I tried it twice..no good! I don't like a lot of addons and extension. I use one (WOT), besides the defaults that come with the browser and I disable those if I don't need them. I enabled the adblocker in the browser and that just made things worse.

    Good luck to future users and I envy those that are using it and love it. I really wanted this to work. My IE9 is fast, but tabs crash to often and have to reload. Chrome is clunky and just flat out crashes. So I was hoping this would give me speed and stability. Not so much. I uninstalled and IE took me to Slimbrowser review and remarks page. loaded in 4secs. I guess one good thing came of this, IE seems like a monster now lol (yes I have used firefox. To clunky).

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