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Yandex.Browser

By Yandex Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jul 30, 2014

Yandex.Browser is an alternative Web browser with a streamlined interface designed to make your browsing experience as quick and enjoyable as possible. You can import all of your settings from your previous default browser, and you'll be ready to start surfing the Web in no time.

Pros

Smartphone sync: If you have this app installed on your smartphone as well as on your Windows computer, you can take advantage of several nice syncing features. Of course, you'll have all of your bookmarks and history saved on both, but you can also make phone calls with just a click of your mouse. When the two devices are connected, clicking a phone number on your computer will initiate a call to that number on your smartphone.

Security: This browser has several nice built-in security features. For instance, it warns you when you visit potentially dangerous sites. It also scans all files you want to download for viruses, so you can avoid creating problems on your computer or other device.

Smartbox: The smartbox is a small, additional search box that you'll find in this browser. It's quite useful for getting answers to questions quickly, as well as bringing up hard facts and figures.

Cons

Links from Word: This app did not respond when it was set as the default browser, and we attempted to open a link contained in a Word document. Multiple attempts were unsuccessful, but once we changed the default browser back to Chrome, the link opened properly in that browser.

Bottom Line

Yandex.Browser is a smooth and fast alternative to the major browsers available today. It's free, and while we did discover one minor bug, this will probably not inconvenience most users much. If you're interested in improving your Web surfing experience, this is a good option to try.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 14.7

    Version 14.7 includes
  • Better performance
  • Bugfixes

General

Release July 24, 2014
Date Added July 24, 2014
Version 14.7

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 48,538
Downloads Last Week 13
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Developer's Description

Simple and fast: Launching Yandex only takes a few seconds. The browser interface includes only the most necessary buttons, and plenty of space for viewing pages.

Favorite sites are easy to find: When opening a new tab, you see the Tableau -- a panel with an arrangement of thumbnails (widgets) for the pages you visit most often. To go to a desired page, just click its widget. Keep up with events: widgets can display up-to-date information (weather, traffic, or social network notifications).

Translating web sites to your language: Yandex can translate web site pages to your native language. It recognizes 13 languages, including English, German, French, and Ukrainian. If you find an unfamiliar foreign word, put the cursor over it and hold down the Shift key. The browser will tell you the translation.

Push to Call: Yandex.Browser for desktop will help you quickly call numbers found on the internet. Just one click on the number on the site and Yandex.Browser for mobile phones will dial it on your smartphone. In order to enable Push to Call, install Browser on both devices and set up syncing.

Virus protection: Yandex own system scans millions of websites every day. Yandex.Browser will warn you if you try to visit a harmful site. Every file you download will also be scanned for viruses by Kaspersky.

Syncing: Use Yandex.Browser on any computer, smartphone, or tablet. Your bookmarks and Tableau are available everywhere and load automatically after logging into the browser.

Backgrounds: Change your browser background as often as you like. Select one of the default images or upload your own.