10 interesting and not clones of Google Chrome browser
Despite their superiority in the browser market, Google Chrome, in fact he is a clone – a clone of the browser Chromium, the Chromium project is open source. But since both Chromium and Google Chrome are products of Google, the second is more perceived as a continuation of the first, more adapted to the type of product readily out of the box. The platform is completely free of Chromium can be used by any developer to create their browser. Chromium-based browser in most cases are similar to Google Chrome’s internal organization, settings, often support the installation of extensions from the Chrome store and the different design of the interface or some added functionality. Although there are some browsers, about his involvement in the Chromium platform, which is unlikely to guess not knowing about this fact known. But as it externally or even internally any different clones of Chrome, they all inherit from the Chromium platform performance.
In this article we will focus on the Chromium-based browser. But consider, not all of them, because they are the market of software very much. Will give a review of only dozens of browsers that support Russian interface, working in particular in Windows operating system and offered as part of live, developer supported projects. So, 10 interesting and not clones of Google Chrome.
The Opera browser, which for several years, operates a platform of Chromium, will not classify the clones Chrome due to the independent last project Opera. But relatively new on the market of software, the Norwegian browser Chromium-based Vivaldi, which its creators positioned as a modern continuation of the old Opera 12 (Presto engine), the title of a clone, albeit rather peculiar, still get. Thanks to the efforts of the developers (and this, by the way, the children not only from Norway but from all over the world) Vivaldi apparently does not look like a typical clone of Chrome: the browser has its original design with an advanced system of bookmarks, customizable interface. The Vivaldi browser is implemented as borrowed from Opera ideas, and ideas are completely new, such as a web panel which displays a mobile format sites in a small side panel or effects web pages. Vivaldi provides for the installation of extensions from Google Chrome, import data from other browsers, but does not have its own sync service for bookmarks and browser settings but also can not do it with the help of Google account. Can not Vivaldi, like Chrome, work, and multiple user profiles.
Yandex.The browser should not be taken only as a clone of Chrome, touting the services of the first search engine Runet – Yandex. In fact, it is a convenient, narrow-minded browser with its own characteristics. And the main feature is that the large range of extensions for Google Chrome, not Mozilla Firefox, as many believe, namely Yandex.Browser. After all, this browser is adapted to the work of extensions and Google Chrome, and Opera store. Another feature of Yandex.Browser – own service sync bookmarks and settings with a single for Yandex services account. But on the third features – own the design and the speed dial visual bookmarks (boards) is interesting Yandex.Browser, unfortunately, ends.
Rambler.Browser is browser, designed to promote the services of another Russian search engine – as you can see from the title, the Rambler. This is the most that neither is a clone of Chrome, and even borrowed from Yandex idea of promoting search engines by creating your own theme browser. Rambler.The browser comes with Bing as the default search engine with built-in extension Rambler.Weather and Rambler.Mail, and on the quick access toolbar and bookmark from the start of launching the browser will see the services of the Rambler and authoritative Russian Internet resources. The web browser works with extensions from the Chrome store, but does not support sync bookmarks and settings with your Google account and had not established itself through its own service. This is one of the uninteresting and unoriginal browsers.
Amigo web browser with integrated web applications, social networks, drop in a mobile format on the sidebar on the right. And Amigo was created to promote web services another major Russian companies Mail.Ru Group. The last of a number of services for which provision is built into the browser, the web application that belong to mail Mail.Ru social networks Odnoklassniki and My world. The other two web applications is Facebook and Twitter. Connected web app in the sidebar to the right provide easy access to news feeds and personal correspondence in social networks, and constantly show the online status of the user, while he deliberately fails to include offline mode. Amigo comes with its speed dial visual bookmarks, providing for successive themes. The browser supports the installation of extensions from the Google Chrome, but limit the user choice of default search engine. These are can only be search Mail.Ru. Sync bookmarks and browser settings no.
Orbitum is yet another Chromium-based browser with thematic and functional bias in the social network of developers of Saint-Petersburg. This browser, like the previous reviewer, provides quick access to social networks in a mobile format on the sidebar on the right. In browser web applications of social networks Vkontakte and Odnoklassniki. Earlier in the list were present and even Facebook. By connecting the web application from these two social networks, the user will get quick access to personal correspondence, in the case of Vkontakte – and even access the audio player. Another notable feature of Orbitum is the built in torrent client that will download the file from the torrent tracker, but plays back media contents of torrent online. The browser comes preinstalled with a simple speed dial visual bookmarks. Orbitum has its own sync service for bookmarks and browser settings.
For the fifth consecutive domestic product based on the platform Chromium – browser Russian Satellite. Moreover, the product not only domestic but also public, because the browser maker – a subsidiary of Rostelecom. State resources, as we see, was not aimed at creating a unique software product. The basis of the project Sputnik went long knurled scheme: its search engine, your web services, your Chromium browser, which features a couple of notable features. The embedded browser interface with widgets of web services project Sputnik, installed by default on the search engine. However, it is in the settings you can change to another. In the browser there is no sync bookmarks and settings, and installing extensions from the Chrome store is not going smoothly. Optional extension as if you can install, but most of them just wouldn’t pass the security check. And that such check was completed for each individual extension, it is necessary to ask developers of the Satellite using the feedback form. In the browser additional functionality. It is a tool filtering the search results to protect users from dangerous sites, the so-called reclamation – blocker on web pages and also kids mode for parental control over web-surfing of their children.
Adware, it the Comodo Chromium Secure Browser Chromium – based browser from the American company-the developer of Comodo, known in the market due to its software products to protect computer, in particular antivirus and firewall. New Adware has replaced another clone of Chrome is Comodo Dragon. Both of the browsers created in addition to the protective software from Comodo. And they both carry the idea to offer custom, quick browser, but with the security technology superior to any framework consists of Chromium with enhanced protection and a high level of confidentiality. Adware, in comparison with the predecessor Comodo Dragon, an improved technology of protection of user data. In addition to the regular version installed in Windows, Adware can be unpacked with version portable. Adware have no own interface. Launching the browser will see the normal Google Chrome with four pre-installed extensions. Two of them are extensions for sharing content in social networks, and third media Uploader. And only the fourth extension, a Comodo Web Inspector – somehow relates to the issue of security. Comodo Web Inspector is a scanner that detects malicious codes in web pages and warning about the bad reputation sites. Adware supports installing extensions from Chrome store and sync your browser with your Google account.
Torch Philistine Chromium-browser media features and built-in torrent client. Unpretentious, nicely decorated a torrent client as part of the browser will allow without any additional software installed on the computer, download the torrent on the torrent trackers, through torrent-files and magnet-links. In browser Downloader of media files from various web resources, in particular, from YouTube. On the toolbar in addition to buttons Downloader and torrent client, you find buttons for quick access to services Torch to a web portal with flash games and music web site. In Torch you can install extensions from the Chrome store and use the sync service data browser using your Google account.
Epic Privacy Browser is a Chromium browser from India, the main feature of which is the protection of user data. This browser does not store a cache block third-party cookies does not lead the history of visits, and deletes all data at the end of the session. Epic Privacy Browser has built-in run anonymous proxy servers. And there is another tool – Button Umbrella, is also intended, in particular, to support privacy. Umbrella Button can enable and disable plugins, to encrypt data, block ads, etc. Epic Privacy Browser is not updated, does not support sync bookmarks and browser settings will not cause the creation of multiple profiles only works with its own search engine Epic. The browser also does not allow to install extensions from the Chrome store and other themes instead of the ugly pre-installed. You can install only the extensions of the narrow list provided for Epic Privacy Browser, including, for example, the Evernote web clipper and the read mode from Evernote, Xmarks bookmark synchronizer, password managers LastPass and RoboForm.
Sleipnir is perhaps the most interesting of the Chromium browser, and not even discussed in this article dozens of clones of Chrome, but of all of them available on the market software. Sleipnir browser from the developer, Yasuyuki Kashiwagi, founder of the IT company Fenrir called a clone of Chrome harder than in the case with the first reviewer – Vivaldi. Internal based on the Chromium platform, externally the design is reminiscent of Sleipnir Safari, the menu organization is similar to the one that was in old versions of Mozilla Firefox and the user’s settings and is made in the style of Linux.
More or less original Sleipnir panel active tabs with thumbnails of open web pages and the effect of their rebuild when you hover, and speed dial visual bookmarks, including their thematic groups. Displays the web addresses of the sites (non-traditional for Chrome and its clones) made in the upper right corner, just below the search line located in the Omnibox.
Sync bookmarks with Sleipnir is through their own cloud web service, Fenrir Pass, which concurrently offers even sharing content in social networks and sending interested web publishing service deferred reading Pocket. Sleipnir browser supports installing extensions from the Chrome store.