Download Browsing Tools - Best Software & Apps

  • Windows 10

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Windows 10 is here to change the game

    7
    11619 votes
    • PROS: Free to upgrade, Consistent across devices, A more natural, customizable experience, Spartan and Cortana allow for more natural browsing and searches
    • CONS: If your only using one device, many features will be lost on you
  • Google Maps

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Web Apps
    Symbian

    An indispensable guide to the world

    7
    732 votes
    • PROS: Extremely easy to use, GPS navigation, 3D street view, Information about business and places of interest, Text and voice search
    • CONS: Can put a strain on memory and battery
  • Amazon Shopping

    (Amazon Mobile) 5.6.0.100

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows Phone
    iPhone

    Browse, check prices, and more from your phone

    8
    79 votes
    • PROS: Featured products and lists make browsing easy, Quick access to Amazon Lightning deals, Useful user reviews, Ability to purchase right from your phone, Access to your Amazon account
    • CONS: No video reviews, No user submitted photos
  • UC BrowserHD

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A browser for a web that's on the move

    8
    214 votes
    • PROS: Fast browsing, Slick user interface
    • CONS: Average user experience, Lacks advanced options
  • Adblock Plus for Firefox

    2.7.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Make browsing more comfortable by getting rid of ads

    7
    852 votes
    • PROS: Excellent help, Easy to use
    • CONS: Can seem complicated at first glance
  • AOL

    9.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A full AOL web browsing experience

    6
    151 votes
    • PROS: All-in-one internet browsing, Great, bright graphics
    • CONS: Installation can be tricky, Program crashes and freezes often, Requires many personal details upon start-up
  • Opera Neon

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    A new way to browse with Opera Neon

    8
    55 votes
    • PROS: Strong Web standards compliance, Fresh browser interface with familiar browsing tools
    • CONS: Relatively unstable compared to existing browsers, A somewhat rigid interface that is counterintuitive
  • UltraSurf Firefox Tool

    2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Anonymous browsing for Firefox

    7
    125 votes
    • PROS: Bypasses firewalls, Masks your IP address, Encrypts all of your online activities
    • CONS: Hard to tell if it's doing anything at all
  • Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer

    1.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Unlock the Web with a Free Adblocking Service

    5
    311 votes
    • PROS: Improved browsing all round, White-list service to support favourite sites, More security
    • CONS: Can be harmful to sites' revenue
  • FixWin

    1.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Fix 50 specific annoyances in Vista and Windows 7

    7
    189 votes
    • PROS: Quick, easy fixes for Windows annoyances, Problems listed in different categories for better browsing, Lets you create a system restoration point
    • CONS: Only for very specific problems, No configuration options
  • PDF Viewer Plus

    1.2.3.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free PDF Viewer for Windows Devices

    9
    4 votes
    • PROS: View and print PDF files, Helpful zooming feature for full browsing
    • CONS: Compatible with Windows 10 operating systems only, Limited amount of options available
  • Adblock Pro

    (Chrome) 3.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Farewell to annoying ads on the Internet

    6
    177 votes
    • PROS: Effective, You can create whitelists, Does not disturb your web browsing
    • CONS: Resource consumption could be better, It may modify paging in some web pages
  • Comodo IceDragon

    18.0.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Secure and fast browsing with Comodo IceDragon

    8
    93 votes
    • PROS: Fast internet browsing experience, Makes quick secure connections
    • CONS: Besides extra security and no tracking similar to Chrome and Firefox, Busy design compared to minimalism of similar secure browsers (for example Epic)
  • Mozilla Firefox

    3.6.28

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    The best web browser out there

    6
    88 votes
    • PROS: Faster JavaScript engine, Improved Awesome bar with search filters, Private Browsing mode, Improved History tools, Easier to customize
    • CONS: It may be incompatible with your extensions, Flash video doesn't benefit from enhanced video integration
  • Lingoes

    2.7.6.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Easy dictionary and translator for more than 60 languages

    7
    238 votes
    • PROS: Good English dictionary with useful tools, One-click word definition while browsing
    • CONS: Poor translation tool, Definition function fails frequently, Overly similar to Babylon
  • SlowDNS

    2.5.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Smartphone Application to Ensure Online Privacy

    1
    1 vote
    • PROS: A basic method to heighten privacy levels when browsing the web., Users will not be required to register before a download.
    • CONS: Not suited for data-laden websites., Far fewer VPN servers are offered when compared to more advanced systems.
  • Pop-Up Stopper Free Edition

    3.1.1014

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Pop-Up Stopper Free Edition Can Make Browsing Easy Again

    6
    65 votes
    • PROS: Stop pop-ups from appearing., Easy access in the system tray., A few nice extras like auto updates.
    • CONS: May be obsolete soon.
  • Xmarks

    for Firefox 4.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Synchronize Firefox bookmarks across multiple computers

    9
    34 votes
    • PROS: Automatically backs up your bookmarks, open tabs and browsing history, Easy step-by-setp setup process, Gets useful info about sites you visit, Suggests other interesting sites, Quick hassle-free syncing
    • CONS: Need to be comfortable having data on Xmarks servers, No longer supports password syncing
  • Tab Mix Plus

    0.3.8.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Get the most out your Firefox tabs

    8
    31 votes
    • PROS: Allows much greater control over tabbed browsing, Powerful session manager
    • CONS: Labels some tabs in gaudy red text by default, Preferences only available through add-ons manage
  • Fast Browser Cleaner

    2.1.0.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Safe way to clean your browser(s) for fast and secure internet browsing.

    7
    18 votes
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