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QtWeb Internet Browser

By QtWeb.NET Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Oct 15, 2009

We have to admit that we were a little skeptical of QtWeb Internet Browser. We already have a browser that we like quite a bit, so what would we want with a browser we've never even heard of? Although QtWeb didn't totally knock our socks off, we were pleasantly surprised by how good it actually was.

The browser's interface is quite sleek and attractive, with eight different styles to choose from. Unlike some programs, the browser doesn't try to be cute or fun; it's clean and easy to navigate. The browser's appearance was matched by its performance, which was fast and smooth. The built-in Help file is well-written and does a good job of explaining the browser's features. Customizing QtWeb was a breeze. We liked how easy it was to add and remove elements, such as buttons and the bookmarks bar. The Adblock feature will be familiar to users of Mozilla products, and it works just as well here. The program contains basic privacy and security features, including a private browsing mode. Users who are accustomed to high levels of browser customization, such as that offered by Firefox add-ons, will find QtWeb lacking. But for users who are looking for a lightweight browser that does all the basics and does them well, QtWeb is a great choice.

QtWeb is free. It installs politely and uninstalls cleanly. We recommend this program to all users seeking a simple alternative to mainstream Web browsers.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.8.5

Version 3.8.5 upgrades Qt Framework.

General

Release February 20, 2014
Date Added February 20, 2014
Version 3.8.5

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 26,617
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

QtWeb is a fast, secure, compact and portable web browser with some unique user interface and privacy features. QtWeb is free, non-commercial and open source project based on Nokia's Qt framework and Apple's WebKit rendering engine.

It offers access to most privacy functions via toolbar buttons, Privacy menu and customizable keyboard shortcuts customize web search providers, menu titles, assign hot keys and your favorite shortcuts to any menu commands, access to most privacy functions via toolbar buttons, Privacy menu and customizable keyboard shortcuts, and can be run in limited Windows environment (Win PE), like Active@ Boot Disk, or BartPE running from CD/DVD/USB.