Visual Explorer

Visual Explorer

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 31 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.2
  • Total Downloads:
    22,426
  • Date Added:
    December 05, 2008
  • File Size:
    12.07MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    63
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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Before you roll your eyes at yet another addition to the overly saturated Web browser market, we recommend that you take the time to try out Visual Explorer. We liked it so much that we made it our default browser.

The interface is colorful without being too cartoonish, and for all of the options it comes with, it's surprisingly uncluttered. You'll recognize all of the navigational buttons and the menu toolbar if you've used any type of browser before. It features almost of all of the options that come with IE, but there were several features that stood out for us. The Tab Browser let us view all of our Web pages in one single page so that we could easily toggle back and forth between them. When activated, the Explorer Bar sat unobtrusively on the left side of our window. From there, we were able to access our Favorites, RSS feeds, source code of a given page, folders, and even a notepad. Parents will like the Content Filter that lets you add the sites you want to block. We had no problems browsing the Web, and pop-ups were kept at bay with the browser's pop-up blocker.

Visual Explorer offers an extensive, built-in Help menu. We loved all of the program's features, as well as the nice open window. Basically our only complaint is that it left a folder in our Program Files that had to be manually removed. However, if you're looking for a new browser, we have a feeling you'll look no further after giving this free one a try.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"It's ok. Still uses IE as its underlying engine"

June 20, 2009  |  By josephfuentes

 |  Version: Visual Explorer 1.2

Pros

It has customizable skins. Nice. Doesn't crash my pc.

Cons

Doesn't work on 64 bit vista. I had sent this this observation to the developers and never heard back anything. That's no good.

Summary

It's fine. Support doesn't seem to work.

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1 stars

"Adds no value to IE"

June 02, 2009  |  By scmibis

 |  Version: Visual Explorer 1.2

Pros

None that I could see

Cons

Additional overlay over IE provided no additional benefit.

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2 stars

"Slow, but I like the print feature (fit page) so far"

June 01, 2009  |  By C2007

 |  Version: Visual Explorer 1.2

Pros

It appears to print the whole document (right side of page not cut off).

Cons

SLOW, SLOW and SLOW.

Summary

Went back to MS Explorer because this browser is slow.

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1 stars

"It made my Pc very slow."

May 31, 2009  |  By Surkish

 |  Version: Visual Explorer 1.2

Pros

At the outset, it appeared to be very fast.

Cons

But then it started stalling the system.

Summary

Pros and cons say it all.

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3 stars

"SIMPLE TO USE"

May 30, 2009  |  By HOUSER55

 |  Version: Visual Explorer 1.2

Pros

SIMPLE AND GOOD FOR MY KIDS TO USE.

Cons

MAYBE A LITTLE TO SIMPLE FOR SOME POEPLE

Summary

SOM E GOOD IDEAS AND SOME PROBILY NOT WORTH IT,ALL AND ALL NOT BAD ,WE WILL SEE WHEN THE FINAL COPY COMES OUT.

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1 stars

"Not a finished product."

May 29, 2009  |  By atsushifujii

 |  Version: Visual Explorer 1.2

Pros

Nice presentation and features and reasonably fast web access.

Cons

Can not organize Favorites. When I tried to organize Favorites, it displays only blank window. After shutting down the Browser, it seems to be doing something in the background and hogs the CPU time and slows the system down.

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1 stars

"Not worth the effort of downloading and installing."

May 22, 2009  |  By ldlacyguam

 |  Version: Visual Explorer 1.2

Pros

Nice looking. Automatically imports IE8 Favorites

Cons

One you activate addons it crashes and will no longer display web pages. Opens tabs that wern't asked for. The only way to try it again, was to uninstall and then go into Files and delete the entire Visual Explorer Folder.

Summary

Don't waste your time on this, it need a lot of work.

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4 stars

"April 22/09-- Downloaded... seems ok"

May 22, 2009  |  By pocoalmo

 |  Version: Visual Explorer 1.2

Pros

Laid out very simply... not sure about it.

Cons

I can't locate any.

Summary

Will try to follow this up with another review in a week and see how this browser works out. Easy download, no probs... the guy up there.. TomNightingale... not sure what his cpu configuration is but somethis is wonky with it.... Like I said.. be back in a week with another review I hope!

Keep yer stick on the ice.
Almo

Updated on May 22, 2009

wrong date from me... LOL... MAY 22/09
Almo

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1 stars

"Danger. Caused many problems"

May 22, 2009  |  By TomNightingale

 |  Version: Visual Explorer 1.2

Pros

None 5 6 7 8 9 10

Cons

Opened tabs where not needed, whenI closed them it froze machine...needed power switch. Had to use system restore to get machine running OK .

Summary

Please see above. A pain in the butt.

Why is this CNET rating system such a pain to use? I forgot to select a star rating. It didn't behave sensibly (error message off screen, then said it had failed. Hoping this time works. If you see this it did! If you are not seeing this it could mean anything.

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5 stars

"Visual Explorer fills in the blanks that IE has."

December 08, 2008  |  By SurfDevil

 |  Version: Visual Explorer 1.2

Pros

There are so many useful features, and they're easy to access, unlike some browsers where you need a degree in cryptograpy to find them :¬)

Cons

The only thing I reallly don't like is that it's based on IE, but that's purely a personal (and probably irrational) dislike,

Summary

In brief - it's got loads of useful features, it's easy to use, and looking at the website it has good support from day one.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher BlueG
Publisher web site http://www.blueg.com
Release Date November 24, 2008
Date Added December 05, 2008
Version 1.2
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 12.07MB
File Name Vexplorer_3.2_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 22,426
Downloads Last Week 63
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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