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Avant Browser

CNET Editors' review

For those who like their customization in-house, the Avant Browser's latest update might appeal to you. Built on an IE-rendering engine, Avant takes off in a different direction--IE if it were being produced by a small firm instead of Microsoft.

The browser is sufficiently fast, preloaded with two dozen similar skins as well as tabbed browsing and modular toolbars that let you move around and hide the Status bar, Toolbar, Search window, and navigation controls. The Menu bar, though, is counterintuitively pinned to the upper-right corner, and icons for proprietary functions, such as an in-page search term highlighting toggle, aren't instantly comprehensible.

Avant can save personalized data online, making bookmarks and form content accessible from any machine. Around the same size as Firefox, Avant includes many features that are available to Firefox users only through plug-ins--such as automatic form fillers. The Full Screen view autohides all menu bars, a nice touch, but certain plug-ins--notably Flash--didn't work on Windows Vista.

Avant is a good browser with some nice built-in features and interface-customization options, but the lack of extensibility and Vista problems don't help. We recommend it to users who want a Microsoft-based engine but think that Internet Explorer 7 is a pain.

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  • All versions:

    4.3 stars

    out of 3,248 votes

    • 5 star: 2084
    • 4 star: 662
    • 3 star: 211
    • 2 star: 84
    • 1 star: 207
  • Current version:

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    • 4 star: 0
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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excelente browser"

    April 5, 2014  |   By compucardio

    Version: Avant Browser 2014 build 2

    Pros

    Fast, secure, udpdated, original, versatile.
    Tri-core engine, has the Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chromium engines all built in.
    - Split view for pages
    - Responisive and fast
    - Ad Blocker
    - Form auto-fill
    - Online bookmarks
    - Video Downloader
    - Customizable Interface

    Cons

    No Cons for Avant Browser. I use it for 7 years

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Amazing Browser"

    April 2, 2014  |   By Sherif Ayad

    Version: Avant Browser 2014 build 2

    Pros

    Tri-core engine, has the Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chromium engines all built in.
    - Split view for pages
    - Responisive and fast
    - Ad Blocker
    - Form auto-fill
    - Online bookmarks
    - Video Downloader
    - Customizable Interface

    Read more: Avant Browser - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com http://download.cnet.com/avant-browser/#ixzz2xlfMaYeC

    Cons

    No Status Bar

    Summary

    How do I enable status bar in Avant Browser 2014 build 2 please contact me at sherifayad2010@live.com

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