Square1 Web Browser

Square1 Web Browser

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  • Date Added:
    April 02, 2007
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  • Downloads Last Week:
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review


If you're looking for a free browser with all sorts of bells and whistles, look elsewhere. Simplicity is the name of the game with Square1 Web Browser.

This browser's simple, straightforward design will appeal to users who want the bare minimum of options. It worked well during our tests, but one concern was its puzzling search engine results. First things first, though, Square1 has the most basic of navigational buttons and no settings options. Even so, our search results came back to us very quickly, and Web pages downloaded without interruption. We were also able to bookmark our favorite Web pages with the click of a button. Using the provided search box, we found the hierarchy of our results a little odd. The results were very random and often didn't seem to pertain to our search. On another note, the program didn't automatically add shortcuts to the desktop or Start menu, and could only be accessed through its folder in Program Files. You can always create your own desktop shortcut, but most programs offer at least one quick way to launch without digging through Windows Explorer.

If you're a minimalist at heart, this freeware browser might appeal, but it offers nothing that will lure away users accustomed to the flexibility of Firefox or IE.

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User Reviews

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  • 4 stars

    "Great Browser"

    February 13, 2014   |   By easeltine

    Version: Square1 Web Browser 1.2


    Easy to use, and functional. Nice looking.


    The search engine no longer works. The browser automatically defaults to the click2web site as the home page. One cannot change the Home page. The browser gets some script errors.


    This is not a modern browser. It is an easy to use lightweight browser for Windows 98 users who are willing to put up with the limitations that the browser has. The search engine not working is a terrible part of this browser, as it defaults to the broken search engine as the home page. The idea of reverse engineering to change the home site is against the license contract.

    Still, one can add favorites, (not Google, some script errors, but Bing works well), for searches.
    For Windows 95/98/ME users that have made a decision not to use Kernelex this browser is very functional and easy to use! It is certainly better than any Explorer product below IE7! Compared with IE6 this browser wins hands down, no doubt about it. Compared with other non-Kernelex browser for Fat32 Square 1 hangs in there only losing to Firefox 2.0 and SeaMonkey 1.19. Just use as basic searches.

    Still a good product despite problems. CNET's review is accurate for the most part.

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  • 1 stars

    "Great idea"

    July 06, 2008   |   By Richard Forester

    Version: Square1 Web Browser 1.2


    Good idea for a browser, straight forward, simple, cuts to the chase.


    The only problem is nothing would work, sreach, help, any and all controls, it just sat there.

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    Full Specifications

    What's new in version 1.2
    This Version is the first release on CNET Download.com
    Publisher Click2web
    Publisher web site http://www.click2web.com
    Release Date April 02, 2007
    Date Added April 02, 2007
    Version 1.2
    Category Browsers
    Subcategory Web Browsers
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
    Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
    Download Information
    File Size 970KB
    File Name Square1.exe
    Total Downloads 4,642
    Downloads Last Week 4
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free
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