There are many browser you could choose from for your daily tasks, but if you also like to access the Softpedia website on a daily basis, you might want to try Internet Explorer 8 Softpedia Edition. This version can be installed on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008, so if you are running a more recent OS flavor, you can try Internet Explorer 9 Softpedia Edition.
Considering this is a branded version of Internet Explorer, it offers you the possibility to change your default search engine to one that is Softpedia-powered and which can help you find your favorite programs with greater speed and less effort. The default homepage also gets changed to link to Softpedia.
Furthermore, you also get shortcuts to the most popular Softpedia sections, including topics on the forum, as well as six accelerators that can help you look for a certain keyword within a specific Softpedia section: Windows, Games, Mac, Linux, Handheld and News. You simply need to highlight a word or a phrase, then right-click it and choose the accelerator you prefer to perform a search.
It needs to be mentioned that this app can also install a Silverlight plugin, so you need to make sure your Internet connection is up and running before launching the setup – unless you already have Silverlight installed on your PC.
In addition to the aforementioned changes, Internet Explorer 8 Softpedia Edition still brings dedicated Web Slices, increased security for your browsing and SmartScreen Filter, as the standard Internet Explorer 8.