Smart Bro

Smart Bro

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.7
  • Total Downloads:
    20,839
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 26, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.96MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    14
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.7
Version 2.7 Integrated games sidebar, Smart Web Browser, Web Browser, Free Browser, Popup killer, History Cleaner, RSS reader, Bookmark Groups, New stylish design, skins, Form-filling, Control what to download from the Web, Custom links enhanced, Popup killer is enhanced, Auto-Refresh, and Mouse gestures.
General
Publisher Mind Vision Software (MVS)
Publisher web site http://www.smartbro.com
Release Date March 26, 2007
Date Added March 26, 2007
Version 2.7
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 95, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 1.96MB
File Name sbsetup.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 20,839
Downloads Last Week 14
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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