FlashPeak SlimBrowser

FlashPeak SlimBrowser

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FlashPeakSlimBrowser is an IE-based browser packed with functionalities
4.2  (67 votes)
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Based on Internet Explorer, FlashPeakSlimBrowser has been added other functionalities to facilitate Internet navigation. Unfortunately, its interface looks rather cluttered just as it comes from out of the box. However, it is actually quite customizable and even allows changing skins.

The browser allows you to create groups of webpages. Let’s imagine you like to check various social networks every morning; if you put them together in a group, you can easily open them all with a single click. Also, the browser lets you view various pages as tiled windows and arrange them as you wish. Moreover, if you frequently change proxy configuration, you can configure various proxy servers and move easily from one to another. Other useful features are the availability of a built-in download manager, a spell checker in various languages, an add blocker and various translation tools.

The main limitation of this browser is precisely that it uses Internet Explorer´s rendering engine, which is known as not being as fast as those used by other browsers. However, you’re allowed to choose an IE version for each site to avoid compatibility issues.

In a few words, FlashPeakSlimBrowser has the advantage of being packed with features. Still, other popular browsers can add similar features just by customizing them with add-ons or extensions. The only difference is that FlashPeakSlimBrowser´s users save the efforts of finding the needed add-ons. Again, speed is this browser’s absolutely weakest point.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • It has multiple features.
  • It doesn´t require installing add-ons.
  • It allows creating page groups.
  • It has a built-in download manager

Cons

  • It has a cluttered interface.
  • It uses IE rendering engine

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DB

DB This was one of the best Browser on the internet. Why it isn't the number one browser used is beyond me. It offers so much more than IE , Firefox or Safari or any others. I still use it and have installed on hundreds of computers I work on. It isn't complicated and it allows me to organize in a manner I appreciate. Great software

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Narfler

Narfler One reviewer's negative: "Lacks the minimalistic design that characterizes other modern browsers.

This is the second best Windows 7 browser for me, after the sly old Firefox, and I've been on a browser since Mosaic, the mother of Netscape. This thing has a great level of geeky granular settings/controls, better than IE, Chrome, Opera or Safari by far. It's quick enough, using my MSIE 11 engine, and best of all works with everything I throw at it. Sometimes my hyper-customized/tweaked Firefox won't display a page correctly or has a hard time loading some page elements. I fire up Slim Shady and boom, bang, good to go. My only problem with it is that I can't find a less awkward way to accept/deny/clear/protect cookies than the built-in IE "Internet Options/Privacy". Nothing's perfect!

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Guest

Guest Excellent for an old PC, in average spends between 20 and 60 MB, highly recommended, the best choice if you have between 128 and 512 RAM.

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