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Browse the web and access some of the most popular websites and services provided for users passionate about gaming with this Opera special edition
Opera GX is a special version of the well-know Opera browser that is specifically designed for gaming aficionados. In the addition to the security and anti-ad features specific to the browser, you also have numerous options and quick links that you are likely to use as a gamer.
From the start you are very likely to be impressed with the interface which is modern, futuristic and very immersive. Nevertheless, things don't just stop here, and you have the freedom to customize it further with dozens of themes and special effects. From Razer Chroma color palette to specially designed wallpapers, there is not limit to how you can personalize it.
Another noteworthy feature is the in-browser sound effects which make everything seem like you are part of an alien or in-game world. The sounds are composed by Rubén Rincón and the Berlinist band, whom are behind the Gris game original soundtrack.
In the eventuality that you have your current computer for a couple of years now, then there is a good chance that you usually close your browser when playing to grab every ounce of power your machine can give you. Thanks to RAM and CPU limiter, you no longer need to close your browser as you can set a maximum limit on how much of the resources it can take.
According to the developer, the RAM Limiter feature is set by default to balance the memory use and experience. This is why it is configured to prioritize experience, even though it stays at or bellow the memory allocated for it. The feature can work wonders if you are streaming according to the developer.
If you are using Opera, then you probably noticed that it comes with a quick access to Messenger so you can easily chat with your friends without opening another tab or grabbing your phone. In addition to Messenger, the tool enables you to chat with Telegram, Vkontakte, Whatsapp and Twitch. With Twitch one button away, you can easily view your channels and who of your friends are online.
Sometimes you want to observe the details of the gameplay or how a particular mechanic works so you can complete a dungeon or other challenge. You will be happy to learn that Opera GX allows video pop out from Twitch and YouTube, so you can preview it in a floating window that stays visible over tabs and other open apps
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Surf the Internet with the help of this highly customizable web browser whose highlights include the possibility of viewing two tabs simultaneously, a hideable sidebar, and an overall beautiful design
The web browser you turn to can dictate the feel of your user experience while surfing the Internet, and exploring as many alternatives as possible is the only way to stumble upon the one that finally seems to be jthe right option.
Whale is a nifty browser that encompasses a series of nice features packed in an eye-catching design that prevents users from feeling overwhelmed by the realm of web navigation.
Right off the bat, you can figure out for yourself that Whale sports all the functionality of any decent browser, meaning that you can thoroughly organize your bookmarks, history, and downloads, use extensions, navigate in incognito mode, resort to developer tools, and more.
Aside from that, there are a series of goodies brought about by the application for those focused on productivity. As such, the so-called Whale Space is the feature that enables you to view the contents of two different tabs simultaneously, and aside from that, a built-in sidebar is there to bring close at hand various tools.
Just to help you get an idea, a media player, calculator, a countdown timer, and more are included, but the best part is that you can add your own items for easy accessibility.
The Quick Search functionality is also worth mentioning since it allows you translate keywords without even typing them, but simply by dragging them. You may also want to know that, when trying to access a specific website, you don’t need to come up with the entire URL since typing its name should prompt you with a list of icons you should easily recognize and choose from.
Taking screenshots without leaving the browser is possible, and previewing them before saving them should raise no difficulty whatsoever. As for output locations, saving the snapshot to the clipboard or your PC can be done, but sending it to the cloud is also an option.
And since we have touched upon the subject, Whale Belly is another goodie you may want to know about since it allows you to store items for later use. Needless to say, creating an account associated with this browser lets you sync all your settings, which once again proves its focus on productivity.
As for your personal data, the browser is capable of automatically clearing all the data when closed, but if you don’t deem that necessary, you can manage cookies, passwords, history, etc. as you see fit.
Last but not least, it should be said that various visual tweaks can be applied to Whale just by looking into the Settings section. You can thus choose from multiple skins, opt for a slim mode or a sidebar display, adjust the space size, and more.
All things considered, Whale is a promising web browser that could definitely be to the liking of many users out there, and especially those who are in need of a productivity-oriented tool to help them surf the Internet in an environment that pleases them both functionally and aesthetically.
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Open-source web browser for a safer, faster and more stable way to experience the Internet, providing a tab-based window, download and bookmark management
Chromium is the open-source project at the heart of Chrome and many other web browsers, available not just as source code but also as a standalone browser itself. While everything in Chromium is also found in its direct descendant Chrome, you should keep in mind that they are two different, but related web browsers.
As Chromium is open-source, many have contributed to its development and various web browsers have been built upon the Chromium’s pillars. On the other hand, Chrome is nowadays one of the giants in the web browsers landscape, based on Chromium, but with additional features and options contributed by Google’s development teams, such as the DRM support or the automatic update system. Moreover, the data gathering mechanism is implemented by Google’s team in Chrome, while Chromium lacks such reporting capabilities.
Another difference resides in their stability. The browser built on the Chromium’s source code is also called Chromium and is updated almost on a daily basis, which is a proof of a much less stable package compared to Chrome. While Chromium is rough down to its core, with much more bugs, Chrome provides users with one of the most reliable web browsers out there, delivering a solid feature set and security-related options.
When running and using Chromium, you will recognize a lot of Chrome in it, which is only normal. Therefore, you might end up thinking that there are not so many differences in functionality. And you might be right.
The interface of Chromium is practically identical to that of Chrome. It sports the exact same options as its offspring, including the support for add-ons and themes. You get the integrated download and bookmark managers, developer tools, support for incognito instances and other similar features you might be familiar with. It’s safe to say that Chromium is a lighter Chrome that provides almost the same functionality as Google’s star product.
The few differences between Chromium and Chrome are, in fact, essential. The inherent instability of Chromium and the stripped-down feature set are practically the reason behind the huge gap between the usage rates of the two browsers. Nevertheless, Chromium remains a fast-browsing solution, an “ancestor” that shares digital DNA with Chrome and various other less popular web browsers.
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Surf the web using one of the world’s leading browsers and enjoy outstanding speed, flawless security, and a sleek design focused on productivity
Note: You can also download Firefox ESR or Firefox Developer Edition.
For a very long time, two titans have been disputing the supremacy in the browsing world, and Firefox has its well-deserved share of fans who would always bring into discussion its outstanding performance and the constant care it has proved over time as regards user needs.
Having embarked on a never-ending quest to quench users’ thirst for seamless speed, Firefox has been the subject of continuous refinements, which have culminated with the release of the Quantum project, which has once again confirmed the browser’s maturity.
Firefox entails all the browsing tools any user out there might need and even more. It is capable of opening as many tabs as you want without making deductions from speed, and the low memory consumption is among the top promises it makes to its users. That means loading pages is done lightning fast, so you have instant access to all the websites you want to visit.
As regards safe browsing, it is definitely not a matter of if, what with the possibility of surfing the Internet via private windows as well as turning to the integrated tools aimed at disabling tracking in case you are worried about the issue. Apart from that, ensuring that your browsing history is unavailable to unauthorized users is an option, and granting the required permissions to websites you are visiting to use your location, camera, and microphone is entirely up to you.
Needless to say, keeping track of downloads, juggling with bookmarks, and taking screenshots without leaving your browser is possible, which once again proves Firefox’s focus on productivity and collaborative work. Moreover, syncing anything ranging from bookmarks to tabs, history, passwords, add-ons, and other settings across multiple devices should help you work without any sort of interruptions, regardless of where and when you decide to do so.
Customizing the search options that best cater to your needs should not take more than a couple of seconds, and that includes selecting the default search engine.
Furthermore, a wide assortment of customizations are available so that the browser’s behavior meet each an every expectation you might have, and an overflow menu is there for you to fill with all sorts of items (for instance History, Find, Add-ons, Email Link, etc.) you use on a daily basis but prefer not to be visible in the toolbar.
When it comes to developers, Firefox greets them with a series of tools specifically designed for them. To name a few, Toggle Tools, Web Console, Network, Inspector, Performance, Style Editor, Page Source, WebIDE, Developer Toolbar, and more should guarantee they can thoroughly inspect pages, execute code, and more.
What’s for sure is that Firefox is one of the top choices when it comes to browsers, and its commitment to offering a secure, responsive, and why not fashionable environment for users to use has been constantly shown. The product keeps on benefiting from constant updates that have managed to turn it into one of the most trust-worthy apps of its kind, and smooth browsing is one of the things it takes most pride in.
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Improve your browsing experience by getting your hands on the latest edition of Firefox with the new and improved Quantum engine and all the latest goodies
Firefox Developer Edition, also called Firefox Quantum, allows users to get their hands on the latest features and development tools which will eventually find their way into the mainstream, stable versions of Firefox.
One of the main differences between the latest developer editions and the ones from the past is that they're no longer based on the Aurora channel which has now been scrapped. Instead, the developer version is now based on the Beta channel.
The star of the show is the new, next-generation engine which now allows Firefox to make the most of all your computer's CPU cores. The effects of those tons of performance improvements are pretty obvious from the first few seconds you start browsing.
Indeed, performance was one of the main goals, but you'll be pleased to hear that various privacy-related improvements have been added as well. For instance, Firefox Quantum is better equipped to block online trackers, as well as at keeping your privacy untouched than the generation it replaces.
The Console, Network tabs, and the Inspector have all gained lots of useful new features, as well. For instance, the Inspector is now more suited for CSS work, and the Console supports message grouping and in-line object inspecting.
There are other skin-deep changes as well. For instance, Firefox Quantum introduces a new GUI design-pattern, with a more "pointy" feel, giving it a more modern look. Gone are the curvy tabs, replaced by clear-cut square tabs, and you can also say goodbye to the boring main menu which has been replaced with a new, better-organized one.
Speaking of tabs, note that Firefox Quantum boasts a new type of new tab window which adds the typical list of most-visited websites and a few recommended stories.
All things considered, Firefox Quantum is the biggest leap forward we've seen in the last few years, and it's meant to give Firefox the well-deserved edge over its competition. This is, without a doubt, a very beneficial and a long-awaited overhaul for what is one of the best browsers out there.
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A stylish and fast web browser that provides a complex set of features and tools to help you get the most out of surfing the Internet
In a world where web browsers try desperately to copy and match each other’s features and latest gimmicks, there’s one browser that stands out in more ways than thought possible. Built by a team of Opera expatriates, the browser in question is called Vivaldi, and ever since it left the technical preview development stage, it has been slowly making a name for itself.
Right off the bat, it’s worth noting that Vivaldi is not the prettiest, the safest, or the fastest browser out there. In short, Vivaldi might not be everyone’s cup of tea, as we all know how diverse user preferences can be and how even the most little of details can often tip the scales when it comes to choosing “the best browser.”
That said, even though Vivaldi is remarkably intuitive, and literally anyone can fully appreciate and take advantage of its kit, the browser is designed for a specific type of user, the type of user who appreciates customization/configurability above all else. And, we’re not just talking about visual aesthetics here, as Vivaldi grants users the ability to tweak and fine-tune virtually every little working part of the browser’s features and GUI to create a unique and perfectly tailored experience.
By default, Vivaldi looks just like most browsers, with the typical layout one might expect: tab bar on top, followed by a typical toolbar with all the basic controls and search bar underneath, the browsing section, and two more interesting toolbars - one on the left side of the GUI (with easy-to-reach sections such as History, Downloads, Bookmarks, and Notes) and one at the bottom.
This is where all the similarities end, though, as Vivaldi’s interface is extremely adaptive. The browser provides users with a plethora of themes (which can be scheduled to change at various times), the ability to add any site to the sidebar, change the position of any toolbar element, and much more such wizardry.
The GUI has a built-in zoom tool, for both itself and the pages users visit, a nifty reader view, customizable page actions, a full-screen mode, and a vertical reader mode. If up until now things don’t seem spectacular, wait until you start discovering everything Vivaldi has to offer in terms of tab management.
All these customization features are designed to do one thing: ensuring the best possible web browsing experience and, ultimately, increase productivity. Vivaldi unique features such as tab stacking, tab tiling, session management, auto-stacking tabs, tab cycling, tab hibernation, lazy loading, and multi-tab selection.
For example, tab stacking is extremely useful when it comes to decluttering the browser’s workspace, and particularly useful for users who usually work with large numbers of tabs. Tab tiling allows users to view several tabs at the same time, a very useful feature for researching purposes.
Vivaldi still has a lot more customization features. Users can change the window and the start window background images, add extensions (most Chrome Web Store extensions work on Vivaldi since it shares the same engine with Google Chrome), add speed dial thumbnails, and tweak image and animation loading options for each page.
For those who doubt Vivaldi’s functionality potential and may even call it gimmicky, it’s worth noting that data from Vivaldi can be synchronized across multiple computers, you capture instant screenshots using a neat built-in tool, take advantage of a useful Developer Tools section, and even tweak your Philips Hue lights.
Vivaldi also boasts support for keyboard shortcuts, mouse gestures, quick commands, rocker gestures, and other single-key shortcuts, all in the name of increased productivity. In terms of privacy options, the browser boasts private windows, private search, encrypted synchronization, WebRTC IP Privacy Settings, and a cookie manager.
By now, it should be quite clear that Vivaldi has a staggeringly high number of little features, every one of which can be fully or partially customized. One thing that will stand out is the browser’s Settings section, a section that is without a doubt – very complex, especially for first timers.
What this means is that Vivaldi will most definitely become the right hand of any power user who values customization and wants to boost his or her productivity while browsing. However, it can be just as easily be argued that this bulky feature set is the browser’s implicit weakness. While most of its features are buried deep in the Settings menu which can take a while to find, others are behind little icons scattered around the browser’s GUI which might also make things a bit confusing at first.
Vivaldi might feel awkward at first. However, put in a little time and effort to customize it based on your needs, and you’ll soon discover that Vivaldi can feel just right. At the end of the day, Vivaldi can be so much more than a more practical alternative to regular browsers.
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Hard to beat when it comes to web browsing speed and features for privacy, malware detection, extensions, customization, and more
Google Chrome is a web browser that aims to deliver a fast and simple Internet navigation mode while bundling several powerful features, such as bookmarks, synchronization, privacy mode, extensions, themes, and automatic web page translation.
Simplicity is at the core of Chrome’s philosophy and the word that describes best the graphical interface. Chrome is the type of browser that doesn’t get in your way. It provides a seamless navigation mode and easy-to-trigger customization options. Another big plus is the clean look that it offers, as you may focus solely on your work without being distracted by unnecessary buttons or extra configuration settings.
You can work with multiple tabs, pin your favorite ones and have them opened automatically every time you launch Chrome, as well as make use of the drag-and-drop support for rearranging tabs in the preferred order.
The web browser integrates a single search box, the so-called "Omnibox", where you can perform web search operations. The auto-completion feature proves to be particularly useful as it provides suggestions as you start typing, based ion your past searches.
Other power functions for enhancing your daily web browsing on the Internet include a build-in PDF viewer (resizing, saving and printing options are supported), custom keywords for your favorite websites, as well as the browser’s ability of remembering previously opened tabs.
Themes can be used for personalizing the way your web browser looks like while extensions give you the freedom to take screenshots, track discounts, read RSS feeds, and more.
Chrome isn’t all about streamlined looks and easy-to search options, as it bundles a phishing detector that lets you know each time you land on websites suspected of containing malware or phishing. It implements the sandboxing technology for preventing malware from installing itself on your computer, as well as an automatic updating system for making sure you run the latest security features and fixes.
When it comes to keeping your private sessions anonymous, the developers from Google created the well-known "Incognito" mode. This ensures that your websites visits and downloads are not saved in the browsing and download histories, and that all cookies are automatically deleted when you close the incognito tabs.
By signing in with your Google account, the browser makes sure to save all your preferred applications, themes, extensions, autofill forms, passwords, bookmarks and other settings, so you can access them on all your devices connected by the same Google account.
Chromes manages to mix up a clean and simple interface with an advanced set of configuration settings for delivering streamlined and secure browsing sessions. This makes it the ideal browser for every type of user out there.
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Make your Internet surfing sessions more enjoyable by avoiding annoying ads and intrusive trackers using this appealing and intuitive browser
With that out of the way, let’s jump right into what makes Brave not only a good browser but a special one. Right off the bat, there are two main aspects that make Brave very interesting. The first is represented by its privacy and security engines, while the second is its unique reward system and also its unique philosophy that aims to change how advertising works on the Internet.
Since the privacy and security aspect will be its selling point for most users out there, we’ll start with that. First and foremost, Brave includes a built-in ad-blocker, not just any ad-blocker – one of the best. This means that you don’t have to go through the trouble of finding and installing the “perfect” third-party extension for this purpose.
It boasts so many useful features that users don’t have to even lift a finger as malware and extensive trackers are blocked by default. This is accomplished via its handy “shields.” These shields can block third-party sites from tracking your online activity (they block tracking cookies and invasive ads among others).
Even though Brave is based on Chromium, which is the basis for Google Chrome, the developers behind the project have “stripped” it clean of all elements that send data back to Google. Speaking of privacy, Brave really takes it very seriously, a fact easily demonstrated by the fact that the browser has built-in access to Tor (onion-routing network). This is handy for perfectly concealing your identity and location online and can even act as a gateway towards the Darknet.
The browser’s reward system is probably one of the most interesting and complex features. Since the company intends to basically change how online advertising works, it’s no surprise that it can’t be explained in just two sentences.
While Brave seals you off all sorts of advertising and ad tracking, but it also attempts to strike a balance between user privacy and ad-based revenue that is ultimately vital for lots of content creators and websites out there. In short, Brave swaps ads on any given website with its “own” vetted ads. These ads are usually displayed as Windows notifications (if the feature is active).
Here’s the trick: if you take the time to view and interact with Brave ads, you can earn Brave’s Basic Attention Tokens, a cryptocurrency that can be exchanged for real money (or other cryptos). That’s also the reason why Brave also boasts a built-in Crypto wallet. Thanks to a feature called Auto Contribute, you can spend BAT without much effort, as the browser figures out how much “attention” you’ve given to what websites, and can even create scheduled monthly contributions. In short, BAT is an intermediary for the whole user-advertiser-publisher system.
With the browser’s main, striking features explained, let’s talk about some other reason why Brave is worth your attention. For one, Brave is a very fast browser by all accounts. This is mainly thanks to its unique security and privacy features.
Brave also comes with other nifty little features that are meant to boost privacy while browsing. Thanks to its HTTPS Everywhere feature, you can be sure that the browser uses connection encryption whenever it is available. Since it’s Chromium-based, you can also go to the Chrome Web Store and have your pick to most extensions out there.
Speaking of extensions, Brave has a built-in extension called WebTorrent. It basically allows you to download torrents without having to rely on hum-drum clients. Other built-in extensions are Google Hangouts and IPFS Companion.
Without even a shadow of a doubt, Brave is an exciting and excellent browser. It aims to address one of the most intricate and arguably delicate matters on the Internet today: striking a perfect balance between privacy and security and offering an efficient system for paying content creators.
Of course, Brave still has a long way until our perspective and our online society will evolve towards such a forward-thinking environment, however, the basic philosophy behind the project that promises to revolutionize the digital advertising market is definitely a good one.
At the end of the day, Brave is a very fast, and very safe browser that boasts a default ad blocker, enough privacy and security features to keep most people happy, it supports Chrome extensions, and it has a very clean and intuitive GUI, exactly like a modern browser should. The only issue with this browser (and, it’s not really an issue per se) is that its compensatory rewards system has the potential to confuse some basic users.
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Chromium-based evolution of Microsoft's browser, built with a brand new engine and sporting a different yet familiar look, while also offering a bunch of new features along with support for Chrome extensions
Ever since Mozilla Firefox, followed by Google Chrome, started luring users away from Internet Explorer, Microsoft has been trying to bring them back. While Edge was an ambitious project, it failed to convince enough users to return to the default Windows browser. The reasons for this are varied, but among the main ones is definitely the EdgeHTML engine used to power it.
After trying for a long time to make things work, Microsoft has finally relented and switched to Chromium and its Blink engine. They have assured users that Edge will still look and function more or less the same, but changes are inevitable.
When coding a website, developers have to make sure that it works in every browser out there, or at least the major ones. The main engines to look out for are Google’s Blink, Mozilla’s Gecko, Apple’s WebKit and Microsoft’s EdgeHTML. With the latter on the way out, creating new websites and maintaining compatibility will be that little bit easier.
There are advantages to switching to Blink for Microsoft as well. Implementing new web standards will now be simpler, as everything will be available in the latest Chromium release, presuming it is kept up-to-date by the Edge development team.
Most Edge users have never had many complaints about the browser’s visual design, and the UI has always been one of its strong suits. It is understandable, therefore, that Microsoft is trying to keep everything much the same in this regard.
The browser isn’t going to be 100% identical to its EdgeHTML counterpart, but you won’t spot too many differences before accessing its various menus. However, the Chromium-inspired settings page has replaced the old Edge sidebar, which many users will see as an improvement.
If there is one area that still needs some work, it’s user personalization. Aside from toggling the home button and favorites bar, there isn’t much else that can be changed, apart from the default fonts.
The dark theme, which originally could only be enabled from the edge://flags page, is now an option in the browser's settings. Edge can either stick to the default system setting or let you select whichever theme you prefer.
At first glance, the new Edge runs smoothly and pages load quickly, as expected from the very popular engine. Essentially, it feels just like Chrome, which is great news for users who are thinking of switching browsers.
While RAM usage varies quite a lot, it seems to be lower than Chrome’s when a large number of tabs are open, and higher when only one or two are active at the same time. It seems to do better than the old EdgeHTML variant across the board. However, keep in mind that RAM usage is affected by a number of parameters, so your results may differ.
It is no secret that the Chrome Web Store outshines all other such repositories when it comes to the number of available extensions. If you can’t find an add-on here, you are unlikely to find it anywhere else.
Naturally, only Chromium-based browsers support these extensions, and Edge is now one of them. While Microsoft still promotes its proprietary store, users are free to install Chrome extensions as well.
So far, Microsoft’s decision to switch to Chromium is looking like a wise one. The new engine hasn’t changed too much about the browser’s design and feel, and it opens a whole new range of possibilities and promises good things for the project’s future.
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Manage your Amazon accounts and share or publish files on the website with great ease, thanks to this intuitive software application
S3 Browser is a software program that allows you to share and publish files on your Amazon account.
The interface of the program is extremely easy to use and simple, so that any person will be able to work in it, no matter how new they might be to the IT world. In the upper side of the main window you are able to see a Menu Bar, where you can find all the actions that you can take in the program, like add account, download or upload files and so on. On the left side of the main screen, the contents of your bucket are displayed, while on the right one, you can see the file path. The lower side of the main window will present, in a tab-based interface, the Tasks that are being performed, Permissions, Http Headers, Properties, and a few others options.
The interface of the app can support multiple Amazon S3 accounts, which means that you are able to copy and move files to Amazon, but also between your accounts or buckets.
The fact that S3 Browser can process a huge amount of files, even if they happen to be extremely large, is a really nice feature that will make your life a million times easier, seeing that you will not have to waste your time always trying to compress files that you need to upload.
All in all, if you have an Amazon account or several, then S3 Browser is a very good choice of tool for you, as it will permit you to upload and download files, no matter what size they might be.
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