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SlimBrowser

By FlashPeak Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff May 5, 2009

There aren't that many Internet browsers. It was interesting to come across one that isn't as well-known or as well-advertised as the others: SlimBrowser. We can't say much about the security of this browser, since time will only tell, but it has some interesting features.

You can save all open sites as a Group, for example, which is a very convenient feature for anyone that has to regularly open the same sites simultaneously for work. There is also a Language tab, which connects you to Google in order to translate a page. It's not perfect, obviously, but it was nice to see a way to easily access such a feature. In File you can also view recently closed sites, which is nice for when you accidentally close the wrong page. You can change the skin of the browser, but most of the skins aren't aesthetically pleasing. It has a lot of the other, familiar features of other browsers so you wouldn't be missing out on those if you choose to give this a try.

Downloading this Web browser was easy. The installation was quick and easy as well. You can set up SlimBrowser to be your default browser during the installation process if you want to, but it's not required.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 12.0.4

Version 12.0.4: Migrate to Gecko engine 72; blocks fingerprinting scripts by default; show a speech bubble in the address bar that you can use to opt-in to web site notifications. Picture-in-picture video feature: "Select the blue icon from the right edge of a video to pop open a floating window so you can keep watching while working in other tabs or apps.

General

Release March 1, 2020
Date Added March 1, 2020
Version 12.0.4

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Server 2016
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 6,970,652
Downloads Last Week 18
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Developer's Description

SlimBrowser is a fast and secure web browser for Windows with built-in ad blocker and enhanced privacy protection. It automatically blocks all the ads on all the websites so that you can enjoy your favorite online content without any distraction. SlimBrowser runs at lighting fast speed by reclaiming the memory and bandwidth hogged by ads. A turbo-charged download manager is baked into SlimBrowser which lets user download files up to 12 times faster than usual. The turbo-charged download manager can let you download mp4 videos and mp3 music from online streaming websites such as youtube, venmo and facebook in just a few seconds. SlimBrowser offers many features and options to maximize protection of user's privacy. SlimBrowser lets you sync all data & settings accross different computers by signing into your account and features a large ecosystem of plugins and extensions.