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Gogo Explorer

By Gogosoft Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

This freeware browser adds numerous helpful functions over the standard Internet Explorer. Gogo Explorer's clean default interface is reminiscent of old Mac programs, but maintains the look and functionality of the default IE toolbar. The browser is easy to skin if you don't like the retro look. Installing the app is a breeze, but we were greatly disappointed in the program's almost non-existent Help file. This is a program you'll have to play with to uncover all it can do.

Gogo Explorer is built on the IE engine, and operates as easily as the parent program. You can choose not to use some of its extra features and it still outperforms IE in memory management alone. Page-display speed is similar to IE and Firefox, and we found test sites displayed properly. The browser's tabs are a great improvement over the default functions in IE and Firefox. Hover over a tab to find six single-click options that make your browsing easier and faster. The program's pulldown menus include all the expected functions, and add easy access to a myriad of security and other tools. Proxies, Ad Filters, Content Control, Translation, Form Fillers, and numerous other functions are simple to start and work very well. We really liked the image drag-and-drop feature to save Web site photos to our desktop.

Gogo Explorer easily fits various skill levels. Novices can use it as a simple browser, but experienced users will easily pick up the advanced functions. This is a freeware browser that deserves a chance to replace your copy of Internet Explorer.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.1.6

Version 3.1.6 adds delete function to reopen menu, trace tool, and 'focus follow mouse' option.

General

Release November 7, 2008
Date Added November 21, 2007
Version 3.1.6

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 Server

Popularity

Total Downloads 11,235
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Gogo Explorer tabbed browser is a powerful Web browser. It is based on the Internet Explorer engine and provides more excellent features. Features: minimum memory usage (set memory option first), cache manager, smaller flow of the network, faster speed, and block all pop-up AD on more than 1000 test Web sites. Version 3.1.6 adds delete function to reopen menu, trace tool, and 'focus follow mouse' option.