Avant Browser

Avant Browser 12.1

Free
Avant Browser is an alternative to other popular web browsers
4.0  (382 votes)
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Avant Browser is an alternative to other popular web browsers. It is said to use a dual-browser engine (Gecko and Webkit). This ensures that it can handle a wider range of web pages successfully.
It is a browser I have known for a while. It first appeared as an interface for Internet Explorer featuring the ahead-of-its-time tabbed interface popularized by Opera. Now it seems to me that the once innovative interface has gotten stuck in time. Unfortunately, years have passed and Avant Browser stills looks quite the same. Apparently against the minimalist design that prevails in modern applications, Avant Browser´s interface looks crowded with unnecessary elements, which does not help the user feel at ease. To its credit, it comes with several skins and it is available in several languages.

Avant Browser includes several features that you may find useful. As it has become usual in most browsers, it allows you to browse the web privately. It also includes a download accelerator that allows you to specify how many download threats should be used for every download job. Additionally, there is Video Sniffer, which detects videos on the page you are browsing and lets you download them. So, these two features put together become an excellent choice for downloading Internet video.

In general, this new version of Avant Browser presents some advanced features that could take it to the list of top Internet browsers, so I really recommend that you take a closer look at it.

Pedro Castro
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Pros

  • It has a dual-browser engine.
  • It is free.
  • It has a skinnable interface.
  • It is available in several languages.
  • It allows downloading video from the Internet.
  • It includes a download accelerator

Cons

  • The interface looks old
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Sherif Ayad

Sherif Ayad Avant Browser is always freezing smile

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Andrew

Andrew For the reason of my work.I open and restart my browser frequently and there was a big problem in the previous version that when I close and reopen Avant several times, the Firefox is broken completely. I should delete the Avant profiles to make it work again.This was terrible.

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Grace

Grace This version is remarkably fast. Even on the IE rendering engine.
I'm impressed. The bug slowing the load on the earlier versions and most of the previous versions seems to be not a problem at present. I don't really have much else to report at present save that I like the new assembly. It's a big improvement on previous versions and has attracted a few of my friends who are Die-Hard Users of either Firefox or Chrome or Opera. Avant has been my favorite browser since you all began and I plan to keep it that way.

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