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Shrek Browser

By Children's Educational Network Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

This Shrek-inspired browser is sure to please kids, but some of its features may not get rave reviews from parents.

Kids will love the bright and colorful interface that comes with Shrek Browser. Characters from the movie appear at the bottom of the window and represent user preferences. An animated Shrek, similar to IE's assistant, pops up to offer helpful tips and to alert you of any messages in your in-box. The blocking feature worked great. We visited a few Web sites that weren't kid friendly, and sure enough, they were blocked. A friendly message appeared requesting that the child ask for their parents permission first. We found a few grammatical errors in some of the game directions, though, which was a real disappointment. Parents also might not appreciate some of the browser's shopping links. For example, there's a link to an auction Web site that is kind of a kids version of eBay. We also found that some of the pages included ads for purchasing Shrek-related items.

Overall, this browser worked well for us, but parents might not appreciate the push to buy on some of the featured sites.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 11.0

Version 11.0 includes access to our New Web based email system that utilizes the same 'Buddy list' concept as our previous versions had in the email client that was included in the browser.

General

Release November 7, 2008
Date Added June 16, 2008
Version 11.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/XP/Vista

Popularity

Total Downloads 3,493
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

TUKI--The Ultimate Kids Internet, the safest kids Internet browser that helps keep our children safe on the Internet. We have child approved educational sites and will not allow any sites that we have not pre approved. Your child can also customize their account with additional FREE themes available in our Theme Download Center. We also offer our exclusive Club TUKI membership that includes educational games and activities that your child can earn 'TUKI Moola' to use in our members only auction. After completing the download and installation, select the 'I don't have a username'. 'I need to Register' button from the 'Parent Login' window to begin the regstration process.

Version 11.0 includes access to our New Web based email system that utilizes the same 'Buddy list' concept as our previous versions had in the email client that was included in the browser.