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  • 5.0 stars

    "What is not to like?"

    June 1, 2013  |   By GlyderZ

    Version: SlimBrowser 7.0.032

    Pros

    It leaves Explorer in the dust. IE always "stops working" almost immediately. Does IE have a downloader? Does it organize favorites automatically as it should? Does it handle passwords that aren't exposed?I'm sending them a note to add something so they are way ahead of the pack. IE is antiquated at least on every machine I have used. These people actually work on improving. The programmers at MS are awful and they know it. Why do you think the "Castle Industry" is so huge? Anyone try 8 yet. I'm staying at 7 after 10 minutes there. Something is wrong there and we'd see a lot of people, mags etc. get flushed out if they go. It would open up some competition. They have "Legal Muscle". Anyone read the transcripts of he Anti-Trust suit with Netscape. The extensions ended 2012, but they are an insult in court. Remember IBM?

    Cons

    They don't do everything, yet.

    Summary

    I have tried a few dozen browsers and it's the only one I can use so far. I'll keep checking.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best intelligent choice"

    April 28, 2013  |   By Old-Navy

    Version: SlimBrowser 7.0.022

    Pros

    I have found that SlimBrowser is one of the very best (if not THE best) browser on the Internet today! It is fast and easy to use. I can even use my RoboForm with it and I can't be without my RoboForm! This browser is easy to customize and make it the way you want it. By all means Get It, you will be happy with it.

    Cons

    I have found absolutely nothing that I could call a Con.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Shell Works With IE10"

    April 20, 2013  |   By EricVonZipper

    Version: SlimBrowser 7.0.021

    Pros

    Faster than IE10, much to my suprise. Built-in AdBlock has EasyList, NZ Fanboy list and works as advertised, excellent pop-up blocker included with SlimBrowser. 12 thread downloader is much faster than ANY other browser. YouTube video downloader. Integrate with Ttwitter, Google Plus, Blogger, Wordpress, Gmail, Hotmail, StumbleUpon, etc. Automatic form filler/password manager. Save and open a number of sites together as a group with a single click in the web browser. Spell check. GPU hardware acceleration - I think it has to be enabled by user under the options in menu.

    Cons

    Not sure if IE's Smart Screen Filter ports into Slimbrowser for download protection - I use IE10 for downloading new programs.
    Interface is outdated unless you shrink it to Compact Mode - passable then.

    Summary

    Surprise - it's better and easier to use than IE10.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "been using for years"

    April 19, 2013  |   By essvideo

    Version: SlimBrowser 7.0.021

    Pros

    theis is much easier to work with tha other browsers

    Cons

    the new versions seem to start slower but that could be my computer also it does not minimise into the narmal place but into the running the background section

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  • 1.0 stars

    "I immediately got redirection searches."

    April 5, 2013  |   By Odie715

    Version: SlimBrowser 6.01.101

    Pros

    It looked interesting.

    Cons

    I could not use it. Every time I tried to go to a url I was redirected to another site I had never seen before. I removed it from my system.

    Summary

    Based on my experience I could not recommend SlimBrowser to a friend.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "not downloading files"

    April 3, 2013  |   By hira-khan

    Version: SlimBrowser 6.01.101

    Pros

    slimbrowser just downloading url

    Cons

    at start it downloaded pdf files but now just downloading url. if we try to download some othher file it removes the older url.how to eliminate this problem so that it could download full files again? i have uninstalled it, again downloaded it and then installed, but problem still present.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Could Not Integrate With My A/V Program"

    March 28, 2013  |   By tonester59

    Version: SlimBrowser 6.01.101

    Pros

    Unknown...could not use.

    Cons

    When I tried to install Slim Browser in my system, my Anti-Virus program, F-Secure, made it pretty clear that it's not compatible with this browser and would not integrate (i.e: provide web protection, scan downloads, etc.) with it. So, out it went.

    Summary

    Since Slim Browser is essentially an I.E. clone (I've used it in the past and it's not bad - certainly more "fun" than I.E.), I thought it might work in my present system but it was not to be. F-Secure is particularly fussy about the browsers it works with (it barely tolerates Chrome), and I'm not about to chance running an unprotected browser. I can say from past experience, however, that it's a fairly decent browser and you might like it a lot - just don't try running it if you're using F-Secure.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Does what I ask of it"

    March 24, 2013  |   By barb0508

    Version: SlimBrowser 6.01.101

    Pros

    Fast & easy to use

    Cons

    Sometimes gets page order wrong when reopening a group of pages, best to close all pages before quitting browser & open group from menu

    Summary

    Nice browser for regularly used pges from different sites, good for banking, buying & selling, News & anything else you can do via the internet

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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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