Avant Browser is a web browser based on Internet Explorer able to enhance your browsing experience with the aid of a powerful suite of features and several customization options to play with.
The best part about this web browser is that you are given the freedom to choose your favorite engine as the default one, resort to another when webpages are not loaded properly, as well as define different rendering engines for each website.
While some big names in the Browsers category, such as Firefox, Chrome and Opera, like to keep it simple when it comes to delivering clean browsing sessions, Avant Browser includes some more buttons and features in the GUI.
If it looks two crowded, you may rely on customization options for choosing the buttons that are displayed in the main window and hiding several tabs, such as Search and Bookmarks bars and Add-on Buttons. Tabs are also detachable, which means you can drag them anywhere on the screen.
What’s more, you can activate a full screen view mode, work with multiple tabs, enable the Slip View option for viewing two different websites at the same time, zoom in or out of the current webpage, alter the size of the text on the active webpage, modify the encoding language, as well as change the looks of the web browser by choosing between several preset skins or download some more.
For fast navigation operations, this web browser comes with support for keyboard shortcuts and mouse gestures (e.g. hold the right button then click the left button simultaneously) for performing several actions, such as create a new tab or close all windows.
On the downside, there’s no support for pinned tabs, so you cannot have your websites loaded automatically when you open your browser.
Avant Browser offers support for download manager, bookmarks, RSS reader, autofill forms, translation operations using the Google or WorldLingo online translation service, popup and ad blocker, add-ons, as well as video sniffer for downloading clips with just one click.
You may send emails using your desired client, access your bookmarks with Avant Online Bookmarks Service from multiple devices, work with multiple profiles, back up or restore profiles, and import bookmarks from HTML files, Opera, Chrome or Firefox.
Whenever you want to navigate on the Internet without leaving any traces behind, you may activate a new private session which automatically deletes history searches and other options when you close the window.
Additionally, you may set up passwords for protecting your autofill forms against unauthorized viewing and delete browsing info, such as typed address, recent pages, auto-complete passwords, cookies, webpage history, temporary Internet files, search keywords, and blocked AD and popup lists.
You can save bandwidth by blocking the download of Flash files with just one easy click, as well as pictures, videos, sounds and ActiveX components.
Although not as customizable as Firefox and streamlined as Chrome, Avant Browser deserves all of your attention as it brings to your desktop several handy features for delivering a pleasant browsing experience, fast load time, and minimal system resource usage.
Also available: Portable Avant Browser Ultimate
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