Smart Bro

Smart Bro


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 10 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.7
File Size:
1.96MB
Date Added:
March 26, 2007
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
20,594
Downloads Last Week:
15
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP

Editors' review

The release of Mozilla's Firefox browser has rekindled the Web browser wars. However, a few other companies still offer their own browsing alternatives, often by adding their own enhancements to Microsoft's basic Internet Explorer technology. Smart Bro is one of these, giving its own tab-driven face-lift to Microsoft's underlying software. Its tabbed windows are useful, but unlike some of its rivals, Smart Bro does not have the ability to remember groups of tabs, and reopen them all at once. It offers a pop-up blocker and automatic form-filling tool, and a utility for querying Google's search engine that we found somewhat awkward. It lacks a download manager, as well as tools for working with multiple proxies. For computer users who want to improve the Internet Explorer interface without migrating to a completely different platform, Smart Bro provides a decent choice. However, most users are likely to prefer freeware alternatives such as Firefox.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.1

    out of 10 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 7
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 3
  • Current Version:

    2.5

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 1 stars

    "IE weaknesses"

    July 29, 2008   |   By Emmmmerz

    Version: Smart Bro 2.7

    Cons

    Basically rebranded IE.

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  • 1 stars

    "What is so great about Smart Bro?"

    July 03, 2008   |   By myrnalyn21

    Version: Smart Bro 2.7

    Cons

    It is an IE Clone. I found nothing about this browser that set it apart from the rest. The only difference is that it has two homepages. All of the skins look the same, except in different colors.

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  • 4 stars

    "Smart Bro 2.7.0010 works great with "Vista"."

    August 20, 2007   |   By Chainmail2006

    Version: Smart Bro 2.7

    Pros

    This is a unique "Internet Explorer" alternative. It grabs all your favorites, has double home pages, a built in history cleaner, popup blocker and provides easy access to some built in "Windows" functions. It has several color schemes and a unique, integrated sidebar where you will find your favorites and some features. It has tabbed and multi paged browsing. It's a fast, stable browser that looks great. It is a tiny download thats easy to install and use.

    Cons

    Takes a little time to get used to the sidebar feature.

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  • 4 stars

    "Pretty Good"

    April 22, 2007   |   By bly47

    Version: Smart Bro 2.7

    Pros

    For me a very refreshing change from IE7 and Mozilla Firefox.

    Smart Bro is faster than IE7. Definately a lot nicer to look at and the choice of skins makes it that much better.

    For quick access to you favorites , online games, and etc. the fast moving side panel on the left side of page is a nice touch.

    Two Home Pages are nice. One with easy access to Smart Bro's web site to it's support, forums, etc. and the other to set to your choice.

    Can be set to erase traces of web surfing ( history, cookies, etc.)

    Pop-up stopper works well.

    Have had no problems running it through a router as others have stated.

    No problems so far with it in regards to clashing with avast antivirus, comodo firewll, and counterspy antispyware.

    Cons

    The google search opens onto the web page you are on, then you can type in your seach. If need be, just have to save Google to you favorites, no problem.

    Con or not; if you like to use Mcafee SiteAdvisor it's not compatable with Smart Bro.

    It could use a little speed burst, but I still find it faster than IE7!

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