Granting access to more top-level domains
Based on an older version of Mozilla Firefox, you shouldn't have any problems accommodating, since the interface is similar. All buttons and functions get the job properly done, with elements cleverly arranged in the way Firefox once did.
The main feature through which the application aims to stand out from the crowd is the support for a large majority of the well known top-level domains used on the Internet. These are not commonly accessible with most web browsers or from specific countries due to legal concerns.
Equipped with all a web browser needs
Other than this, the application comes with no other unique or improved features to better distinguish itself from a predecessor of what Firefox is today. Keeping track of browsing history, managing downloads and letting you browse on multiple tabs and store favorite pages in bookmars are amongst the functions you look for in a decent web browser. Needless to say that this one provides all of them and work flawlessly.
Good but far from being a pro
However, the application is not entirely polished and you might find yourself a little limited when accessing certain pages. Surely, more domains can be accessed, but common ones used for entertainment or designed with fancy gadgets might not be able to fully display content.
What's more, you might experience functionality issues every now and then, with pages randomly getting stuck or taking ages to load, regardless of your internet connection type. Sadly, this has nothing to do with system resource consumption, because the application does a pretty good job at handling usage, taking up considerably less than most common browsers.
A few last words
Taking everything into consideration, we can say that Sundial is off on a good start, but still has a thing or two to learn from industry giants. It opens up new possibilities by providing access to a large variety of TDLs, but overall functionality leaves a little something to be desired and might have short-fuzed people look for other alternatives.
Reviewed by Mircea Dragomir, last updated on October 31st, 2014
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Application descriptionSundial opens up a new world of possibilities for navigating the Internet. Sundial is based on the original sourc...