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Polarity

By Polarity Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of Polarity

  • Explore Internet in a Chromium powered Web browser
  • Last updated on 09/28/20
  • There have been 2 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 1 flag on VirusTotal badge_icon
  • Also available on Android
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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff May 27, 2013

Web browser aficionados will want to check out Polarity, which integrates Google's Chromium and Internet Explorer's Trident Web rendering engines in one program. Polarity packs most of the features users expect in an up-to-date Web browser, such as tabbed browsing and pop-up blocking, plus some new tools like speech recognition. It's easy to set up, too. Polarity grew out of the Simplicity browser project, and its motto is, "Browse the Web without clutter." However, it really doesn't offer anything special or unique enough to turn heads, and its emphasis on simplicity also means limited compatibility with add-ons and extensions.

When we first ran Polarity, a setup wizard had us select preferences such as a home page, a default search engine, ad-blocking options, and tab behavior. We opened Polarity's Preferences by clicking the familiar Settings icon, but the preferences sheet is configured rather differently from similar browsers, with a layout, buttons, and navigation controls that take visual cues from smartphone apps. The first thing we do when trying a new browser is to set a blank home page (a habit from the dial-up days) and then import bookmarks from another browser. We accomplished the first task by typing "blank" into the home page address field, but the only option we found for importing bookmarks was a tool for managing IE favorites in Trident tabs. Polarity's browsing performance is right up there with the latest browser releases, but then, it's built with the latest open-source engines. But it has some issues; for instance, we could open a new Trident tab but not access the IE favorites we supposedly imported.

There's little to dislike about Polarity, but it seems unfocused. It's neither simplified enough for inexperienced users nor sophisticated enough for geeks and tweaks.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 10.0.2 build 817

Version 10.0.2 build 817: Fixed issue where saving password window throws an error.

General

Release September 28, 2020
Date Added September 28, 2020
Version 10.0.2 build 817

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 8,687
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

Polarity is a handy application designed to provide you with a tab-based, reliable and safe/private web browser. Based on the Chromium and the Trident engines, the browser comes with a favorite section, a bookmark manager, proxy connection and theme manager. When activated, the Private Mode will prevent the browser from recording the visited websites to the history file. The browser also has a built in translator, a built in web filter that scans each webpage when enabled, a built in adblocker, and more. Polarity's privacy tools with bundled VPN/Proxy support, header masking, and privacy mode with DoNotTrack will keep trackers from accessing your data.

Other features include voice recognition, url prediction, an url bar with live search results, proxy mode, Hardware Acceleration, HTML5 App Cache, User Agent Changer, CLI, Web Apps, Appstore, Extensions(Userscripts) and more. Polarity is a web browser that is built for the modern web. Unlike from other web browsers, Polarity is fast and smooth and you will surely experience them when you use it. Polarity supports many standards on the web such as HTML5, CSS3, and other web technologies. The active garbage collector will ensure that the browser will use the least amount of RAM possible to surf the internet, unlike other browsers today which use a lot of RAM. Polarity web browser is meant for any user who requires a lighter, faster, safer, and more stable browser that doesn't track you with the features of modern day web browsers.