The World Browser

The World Browser


Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 23 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.4.0.5
File Size:
600.75KB
Date Added:
March 04, 2009
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
122,701
Downloads Last Week:
195
Product ranking:
#38 in Web Browsers
Additional Requirements:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Editors' review

After testing this sleek, straightforward browser, we were ready to get rid of our current, more popular browser, and make The World Browser our default.

The user interface looks professionally designed, with self-explanatory command buttons at the top of the window. Below that are shortcuts to all of your bookmark categories. The interface can be customized to add or remove extra toolbars, but we liked the clean, uncluttered look of the default settings. Tiny navigational buttons make it easy to move through opened tabs. We especially liked the tab preview option for displaying all of your open tabs on one page. The browser's status bar has additional buttons that give you one-click access to your download manager, flash options, and tab positioning. The browser's Tools menu has the standard options, including those for cleaning traces and setting proxy options. The same is true of the familiar-looking View and Favorites menus. Our one complaint has to do with the Help feature, which has a link that takes you to the publisher's Web site, but it's currently under construction. When we found the Help file, it was not in English.

The World Browser does have a new version that is available for download, but other than the Help issue, we can't think of one thing that we'd change from the version we tested. You can try and use this app at no cost, and you just might find you prefer it over some of the more well-known browsers currently on the market.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.6

    out of 23 votes

    • 5 star: 9
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 6
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 3
  • Current Version:

    3.5

    out of 19 votes

    • 5 star: 7
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 5
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 3
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  • 2 stars

    "Nice design & features...far slower than other browsers"

    September 09, 2011   |   By Don-Jensen

    Version: The World Browser 2.4.0.5

    Pros

    This browser has a lot of really good features. It doesn't have the wealth of add-ons/extensions like Firefox or Chrome, but I like it's user interface flexibility.

    Cons

    Although the user interface is very flexible with a lot of nice functions, it is very reminiscent of Internet Explorer 7 and 8, in style and in how terribly slow it is. According to my benchmarks Chrome and Opera are more than 10 times faster!

    Summary

    Nice design...not many add-ons...far too slow to warrant a shift from other more popular browsers such as IE 9, Chrome, Opera, Firefox, and Safari.

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  • 5 stars

    "Very good browser, portable, many options, fast"

    August 13, 2011   |   By capitanflorius

    Version: The World Browser 2.4.0.5

    Pros

    Easy to browser in internet, one of the best, well protected the confidentiality data.
    It seems to display most websites properly.
    The program consumes only small amounts of memory and computer resources.

    Cons

    No cons at all, till this moment.

    Summary

    This browser is recommandable for all users..

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  • 1 stars

    "this brower can be trusted?"

    July 08, 2011   |   By joekaboom7

    Version: The World Browser 2.4.0.5

    Pros

    no comments

    Cons

    unable to uninstall

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  • 4 stars

    "Loads fast, works fine"

    June 18, 2011   |   By TAB4217

    Version: The World Browser 2.4.0.5

    Pros

    clean interface

    Cons

    fails to display some rows, eg,
    http://gitealma.com/map.html
    should display side-by-side

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  • 1 stars

    "I was disappointed"

    June 07, 2011   |   By iowastate

    Version: The World Browser 2.4.0.5

    Pros

    didn't have a chance to get to any pro

    Cons

    the only con was a cascade failure it caused when I tried to implement the world browser

    Summary

    I couldn't get it to load at all. I had to reboot my pc because IE9 started to overload with a cascade failure after I downloaded this and tried to run it.

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  • 3 stars

    "clean setup and interface"

    December 07, 2010   |   By dr_carl

    Version: The World Browser 2.4.0.5

    Pros

    The nice clean screen

    Cons

    It keeps doing it own thing and I cannot uninstall it. A real pain.

    Summary

    I don't like it because it just takes over. Maybe it just because I don't know how to config it but it is a lot of trouble, for me.

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  • 3 stars

    "Good not great"

    October 28, 2010   |   By Taizong

    Version: The World Browser 2.4.0.5

    Pros

    Very fast. Start up may have a clunk but its still faster than Firefox and Chrome.

    Cons

    It's missing some things like ad blocker. I also wish it had options for not remember history and send statics.

    Summary

    Like IE but faster. I would still prefer Chrome or Firefox though.

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  • 3 stars

    "A good browser but not well know."

    August 08, 2010   |   By andreaborman

    Version: The World Browser 2.4.0.5

    Pros

    Good but not well known.

    Cons

    Not very well known.

    Summary

    This browser is fast a bit like Flock but it is not very well known. i went onto the browser website to download it because I did not want to download as a zip file. I chose normal download. The only thing I did not like was that some of the writing was in Japanese and the bookmarks displayed like folders and the appearence was quite ugly.That is why although it is fast it only gets a 3 star rating.

    Updated on Sep 11, 2010

    Since I last reviewed this browser I am using it again and I find there are not any problems with this regarding browsing,watching videos,downloading etc. The World Browser looks rather like Flock when you look at it's desktop icon. But Flock is a geko engine browser Mozilla based but The world browser is based on the Internet Explorer engine. As most readers know i hate Internet explorer itselfe because it is slow and crashes and unreliable. But other browsers based on it's engine that runs Internet Explorer seem to be a lot better and different Internet explorer that is much hated by most people who use the computer. The world browser has it's own features and and customisations of the browser that are very different to IE and has pop up blockers that you can enable or disable. you cannot always do this in Internet Explorer. The world is quite fast and browsers the web quickly. I previously complained about it appearence but you CAN change the theme.

    Updated on Sep 11, 2010

    The world browser is a good alternative to using Internet Explorer and usful for sites that look better in IE mode but it is good for all types of web tasks. The world has not been updated since last year 2009 but it works okay and it plays all types of videos even Facebook videos,which run on a different flash player. Although the world browser is made for Windows Xp,2000 and Vista it works well on Windows 7 which is what I have. Which is good new for anyone wanting this browser and also it works well so you would not know it does not have the Geko engine if you did not look at the info. on the browser website. So it seems this browser can be used on all types of Windows computer including Windows 7.

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  • 3 stars

    "Clean,Breezy not full-featured IE Companion!!"

    April 17, 2010   |   By Fred55110

    Version: The World Browser 2.4.0.5

    Pros

    Very light interface, clean easy to use at a glance

    Cons

    It seems to use whatever IE add-on devices you have but doesn't take full advantage of them. I, couldn't get Windows Media Player to work in it at all and had problems with flash player as well.

    Summary

    Its a great little browser for things like checking the weather from the weather service or reading the newspaper online and things like that, it falls down in the category's of streaming video and most multimedia applications I, tried.
    I, could imagine many people using this application and loving it, it doesn't hog resources up and seemed to run some things much faster then Internet Explorer but, for my internet uses it falls short since I, like to run video or listen to streaming music and video and the program seems to have problems with that.
    The other problem I, have is that while I, use Firefox The World only wants to use Microsoft updates, plugins, etc. so if your going to use it you need to update your IE or you'll crash and burn over and over.
    In summary for the price (its FREE!) its worth a try it does work but its not for everybody!

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  • 3 stars

    "The World Browser its a good product."

    February 12, 2010   |   By SuperSurferYI

    Version: The World Browser 2.4.0.5

    Pros

    The Browser add features good.

    Cons

    I dislike some of its functionality.

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