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SlimBrowser

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Note: This review addresses v4.12 of the software.

Little-known SlimBrowser will surprise you with many of its innovative features. Although not as feature-packed as Maxthon, it's still laden with nifty features. And it's lightning-fast as well.

One of SlimBrowser's more useful features is the ability to create separate groups of your favorite Web pages, and then to launch them all at once. So, for example, you may have a group of your favorite news sites. Rather than having to open each individually, you can open them all with a single click.

There's also a built-in spell checker as well as an ad blocker. And SlimBrowser has a particularly nifty feature for handling multiple tabs. You can view all of your open Web pages as separate tiled windows horizontally or vertically, and then move them around and resize them. There's plenty more, including the ability to view pop-ups you've blocked, a Web page translator, and more.

Because it has so many features, its interface tends to be cluttered and crowded, although it's extremely customizable so that you can make it far cleaner. It's also skinnable, so you can download skins to change the way SlimBrowser looks as well.

--Preston Gralla

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At a Glance
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