WWW & Internet Browsers SlimBrowser

SlimBrowser 12.0.1.0 for Windows

by FlashPeak, Inc

Avg. Rating 3.4 (255 votes)

File Details

File Size 45.2 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 7/8/10/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 28,307
Publisher FlashPeak, Inc
Homepage SlimBrowser
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Publisher's Description

SlimBrowser is a fast and secure internet browser for Windows fully loaded with powerful features. It starts up quickly and opens web pages right in front of you with minimum delay. It is designed to let you browse the Internet carefree by guarding your personal information and protecting your privacy. SlimBrowser offers various functions and options so that you can go where you want and get whatever from you want from the Internet with as few clicks as possible and as little distraction as possible.

Latest Reviews

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v7.00.105 on Aug 27, 2014

Interface is good. has adblock which is a major plus. But I had allot of problems inporting my bookmarks from Seamonkey or Firefox. So I have to dock this a couple notches for that..

lehenryjr

lehenryjr reviewed v7.00.105 on Aug 26, 2014

I don't use Internet Explorer, but when I have to or when I'm forced to, I choose this interface.

kentfoo

kentfoo reviewed v7.00.029 on May 17, 2013

Powerful and Versatile

diifii

diifii reviewed v7.00.029 on May 17, 2013

The best browser

bobad

bobad reviewed v4.12.026 on Mar 24, 2010

Likes:

Tool bars and icons, conventional menus, Win7 theme compatibility, decent popup filtering, spell check (but see dislikes)

Dislikes:

When opening a new group, it doesn't automatically close the current group (like FF and Maxthon do), nags you about Roboform, Most sites appear with very large fonts (Fileforum for 1) and I have to reduce the font size every visit. No search aliases (search bar is totally lame), Some menus are terribly long, and things are hard to find. Spell check requires a downloaded plugin, no inline spell check, no context spell check (you have to go to the top tool bar to activate it).

I'm being charitable giving it 2 stars. Don't waste your time.

DakotaSunRunner

DakotaSunRunner reviewed v4.12.025 on Mar 8, 2010

This is a rally nice browser and it is not so full of junk to slow it down like other browsers. Works well, have had absolutely no problems with it at all. It is fast and has allot of what anyone needs. I often wonder with some of these browsers that brag about this and that, just how much is too much and how many plugins do you actually need and use to make it what you want. I suspect no matter what any browser maker does, some would not be pleased anyway.

Anyway, this is a very nice alternative and works well. Take some getting use too, but then, with anything it does.

LakotaElf

LakotaElf reviewed v4.12.025 on Mar 8, 2010

Very nice browser. I have been using it for a few days now with no issues and has most everything anyone actually needs. Has not crashed yet like firefox does on me or freeze up like firefox does, but I like firefox also, so will continue to that too. But slimbrowser is very good and I intend on keeping it,fast, not sluggish at all, and not bloated like some.

Reverb

Reverb reviewed v4.12 Beta on Jul 6, 2009

I've been using this for about a week and so far am very impressed. This is going to replace Maxthon and Avant for me. Not as feature rich as those two but doesn't crash on me like Maxthon or Avant constantly do. I use K-Meleon CCF primarily but for sites that require IE Slimbrowser is the answer. You can disable Java,Javascript,Flash,cookies and ActiveX on-the-fly, a feature I find indispensible when visiting suspect websites. ActiveX is a favorite method of malware spreaders for drive-by installs.

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v4.12 Beta on Jun 29, 2009

It's because of the excellence of this program that I don't use Firefox. It's extremely fast and very customizible. I'd recommend this to anyone who uses IE 7 as their default browser.

Stingray57

Stingray57 reviewed v4.11 Build 016 on Oct 31, 2008

I wouldn't use IE/Trident engine at all if this program was not available. It has built-in ad blocking, but I'm hoping SB will ad a subscription option to EASYLIST [adblocker] to really enhance this browser.

Mouse gestures; is not as important to me as others. I love this front-end. The aliases and the autologin features are the most valuable to me.

Avg. Rating 3.4 (255 votes)
Your Rating
Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v7.00.105 on Aug 27, 2014

Interface is good. has adblock which is a major plus. But I had allot of problems inporting my bookmarks from Seamonkey or Firefox. So I have to dock this a couple notches for that..

lehenryjr

lehenryjr reviewed v7.00.105 on Aug 26, 2014

I don't use Internet Explorer, but when I have to or when I'm forced to, I choose this interface.

kentfoo

kentfoo reviewed v7.00.029 on May 17, 2013

Powerful and Versatile

diifii

diifii reviewed v7.00.029 on May 17, 2013

The best browser

bobad

bobad reviewed v4.12.026 on Mar 24, 2010

Likes:

Tool bars and icons, conventional menus, Win7 theme compatibility, decent popup filtering, spell check (but see dislikes)

Dislikes:

When opening a new group, it doesn't automatically close the current group (like FF and Maxthon do), nags you about Roboform, Most sites appear with very large fonts (Fileforum for 1) and I have to reduce the font size every visit. No search aliases (search bar is totally lame), Some menus are terribly long, and things are hard to find. Spell check requires a downloaded plugin, no inline spell check, no context spell check (you have to go to the top tool bar to activate it).

I'm being charitable giving it 2 stars. Don't waste your time.

DakotaSunRunner

DakotaSunRunner reviewed v4.12.025 on Mar 8, 2010

This is a rally nice browser and it is not so full of junk to slow it down like other browsers. Works well, have had absolutely no problems with it at all. It is fast and has allot of what anyone needs. I often wonder with some of these browsers that brag about this and that, just how much is too much and how many plugins do you actually need and use to make it what you want. I suspect no matter what any browser maker does, some would not be pleased anyway.

Anyway, this is a very nice alternative and works well. Take some getting use too, but then, with anything it does.

LakotaElf

LakotaElf reviewed v4.12.025 on Mar 8, 2010

Very nice browser. I have been using it for a few days now with no issues and has most everything anyone actually needs. Has not crashed yet like firefox does on me or freeze up like firefox does, but I like firefox also, so will continue to that too. But slimbrowser is very good and I intend on keeping it,fast, not sluggish at all, and not bloated like some.

Reverb

Reverb reviewed v4.12 Beta on Jul 6, 2009

I've been using this for about a week and so far am very impressed. This is going to replace Maxthon and Avant for me. Not as feature rich as those two but doesn't crash on me like Maxthon or Avant constantly do. I use K-Meleon CCF primarily but for sites that require IE Slimbrowser is the answer. You can disable Java,Javascript,Flash,cookies and ActiveX on-the-fly, a feature I find indispensible when visiting suspect websites. ActiveX is a favorite method of malware spreaders for drive-by installs.

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed v4.12 Beta on Jun 29, 2009

It's because of the excellence of this program that I don't use Firefox. It's extremely fast and very customizible. I'd recommend this to anyone who uses IE 7 as their default browser.

Stingray57

Stingray57 reviewed v4.11 Build 016 on Oct 31, 2008

I wouldn't use IE/Trident engine at all if this program was not available. It has built-in ad blocking, but I'm hoping SB will ad a subscription option to EASYLIST [adblocker] to really enhance this browser.

Mouse gestures; is not as important to me as others. I love this front-end. The aliases and the autologin features are the most valuable to me.

dhry

dhry reviewed v4.11 Beta on Sep 18, 2008

Can't recommend it. A plus is the fact that it works with WebEx Meetings (Avant, Maxthon do not). However, the dealbreaker is the missing mouse gestures. If I can't draw an "L" on the screen while holding down the right mousebutton and expect the current window/tab to close, I can't use the program - period. If you don't rely on mouse gestures, though, this might be the shell for you. For me, though, it's back to Greenbrowser. Oh, and to the guy flagellating himself madly about Firefox - try searching your HD for a file called urlclassifier3.sqlite and see if FF has dropped a 50Mb+ piece of crap on your system like it has for most other people..

etalmar

etalmar reviewed v4.10 Build 15 on May 26, 2008

This version worked fine on my retro Win98SE system, but the reason why I am not rating it higher than a 3 is due to the shell not working properly with my Password Agent password manager. When I tried to Autofill the username/password, it would automatically open either the Favorites menu or Help menu, which is very strange behavior!

Other than that, it's really not that bad of an IE substitute. Certainly has MUCH more merit than Maxthon, which so many people love on this forum, but I'm not one of them! Maxthon is buggy and does not deserve the high marks that it receives.

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed v4.10 Build 011 Beta on Aug 11, 2007

I actually use Slim Browser fairly regularly, but it still needs a bit of work, for instance:

not able to set default search engine, not able to use Google Toolbar....

It does have some almost-compensating features not found in other browsers though...for one, how Favorites display on multiple-screen setups...

gchenry

gchenry reviewed v4.09 Build 010 Beta on Jun 15, 2007

Quick loading and great for AOL XM radio.. AOL radio doesn't work with Fire Fox 2.0.

MickyFoley

MickyFoley reviewed v4.09 Build 010 Beta on Jun 14, 2007

SlimBrowser is the only IE based engine, that let IE7 looks like IE6. I don't like vista, and i don't like the outfit of IE7. So my choice: Stick with SlimBrowser & skin the damn IE7 back to IE6, where you find everything.
So ... i am a FireFox user, but i also take Opera, and SlimBrowser (IE). Mostly, i prefer FireFox, but form time to time, i use Opera.
Since the IE is the only browser, that shows tags correctly, sometimes i also use IE.

Yes, viruses through IE isn't often. But more infects through IE, as through FF and Opera.
Most time, you get Spy & Adware, if you surf with IE. Don't be foolish, that's the truth.

Since i use FF, Adaware finds nothing, my AV is tired & hangs around. Also my firewall is bored.

So, choice is up to you: FF, Opera, IE? My browser is known as FF. Maybe yours is Opera or IE. It doesn't matter. The fact is: Everybody should use the browser, that fits to him/her.

gbjennings

gbjennings reviewed v4.09 Build 002 Alpha on Apr 18, 2007

I have been using SlimBrowser for several years now. Tried all the others at one time or another and still prefer this one. Great filtering and pop-up blocking, tabbed interface, one of the fastest, has all the options I want or need and is certainly the best looking skinable browser available. If you like IE, this is a shell you should definitely try.

yanike

yanike reviewed v4.08.004 Beta on Sep 4, 2006

OK browser. Avant and Maxthon are better. IE7 to me is way better, but not skinnable.

Don Juan,
PLEASE! PLEASE! Shut UP!!!

IE7 is very secure and stable. IE is equal and pretty much getting better than Firefox and others. So, all the IE haters still upset about IE6, please put a cork in it.

mukerjee

mukerjee reviewed v4.07.004 Beta on May 30, 2006

I would say its a nice IE based engine. I do agree with the others regarding some goods and some bads. The bads seems to be something that almost everyone pointed out already.

and talking about rating, people rate a product for what it is and not something like giving it a 2 star saying " It used IE engine and so you get viruses" . That definite stupid of anyone. I for one use both IE and Firefox and have never got any virus because of IE. You have to be really dumb and ignorant about how computers work to get virus from IE.

Don Juan

Don Juan reviewed v4.07.004 Beta on May 30, 2006

Anything based on IE isn't worth using unless you like getting viruses.

mr_mr_007

mr_mr_007 reviewed v4.06.025 on Mar 24, 2006

Slim is a very nice IE shell. But, there is 1 simple feature that doesn't work so well. When opening a new group, the old group will not (optionally) close! With this simple change, Slim would be right over Maxthon and Opera in features and convenience. -1 point off for this missing feature, -1 point off for the author mistake for a such a long time.
But at the same time it gets +1 for the HTML editor that is in color. Slim is one of its kind to have that in color and at the same time work almoust licke Maxthon and Opera.

ZenWarrior

ZenWarrior reviewed v4.06.023 on Nov 25, 2005

I was pleasantly surprised after downloading and installing Slim Browser. For those intelligent enough to realize that the choice of a browser from the many available (inc. FireFox) is merely choosing one's poison, this browser ranks right up there at the top and above most others.

Primarily being a Maxthon user (and occasionally FireFox or Opera), I find myself truly torn between Slim Browser or Maxthon being my default browser. Each has great features--with something "neat" included or omitted in each. In fact, Maxthon and Slim Browser working together could very easily create the browser Microsoft will likely never get right with IE7.

Slim Browser is almost infinitely configurable. In fact, it's almost too configurable! There are many options the casual user might not understand. However, it works well right out-of-the-box for those who do not care to tinker.

Skins? I've yet to understand the big deal about them. (They're always the first thing I remove.) They add nothing to functionality. MySearch? One or two clicks and it's gone. Closing old groups? Again, option or not, it's hardly a big deal. In fact, none of these are reasons to knock a product that works--and without first needing numerous poorly written or out-of-date plug-ins. (But, plug-ins are available for additional features possibly desired by some.)

It passes every security test I've thrown at it. (I've seen FireFox fail and allow my system to be compromised. In fact, the only security breech I've ever had came while using FireFox!) All that said, I trust this well-done I.E. shell no less than I do any other browser, including Opera and FireFox.

Maxthon vs. Slim Browser--it's a tough choice, unless you're blind to what simply works very well or are a mindless zealot for any particular piece of software (inc. browsers). One caveat that favors Maxthon is Slim Browser's use of resources. Its resource use is on par with FF and Opera. On the other hand, BloodChen does amazing things with Maxthon using only a quarter of the resources needed by either Slim Browser, FF, or Maxthon.

blackimp

blackimp reviewed v4.06.022 on Nov 7, 2005

Sleipnir, Sleipnir, Sleipnir.

bobad

bobad reviewed v4.06.018 on Oct 16, 2005

Slim is a very nice IE shell. However, there is 1 simple feature that has been sorely missing from day 1, and the Slim author refuses to address it. When opening a new group, the old group will not (optionally) close! With this simple change, Slim would be right up there with Maxthon in features and convenience. 1 point off for this missing feature, 1 point off for the author being hard-headed.

fair_is_fair

fair_is_fair reviewed v4.06.010 on Oct 6, 2005

If you like Internet Explorer but find it lacking, Slim is the one to have. Slim has it all and does it well. Tabbed browsing, auto logins, popup stopper, translation, email access, clean trace, etc.
Avant and Maxthon are ok.
Avant is getting very bloated and has an inherit instability fault on some machines since its inception.
You can specify what search engine you want to use in Slim. You do not have to use Mysearch. Google and several others are available.
The best advice I can give is to try them all and settle on the one which works best for you. Remember to take some time exploring all Slim has to offer.

Tokar

Tokar reviewed v4.05.007 on Jul 14, 2005

its a nice browser. But seen one front end, seem em all.
This one offers nothing new or different over Maxthon and all the other big names.

The only thing that Slim Browser does offer, that wont please many, is that it comes with MySearch toolbar. its not that dirty install that everyone is familiar with, one that is a b**** to remove. Its installed as an XML toolbar only for use with Slim Browser.
Microsoft Antispyware found nothing.

I would give this a 4 since all IE front ends are decent. But I give it a 3 since it comes with MySearch Toolbar.

kevcole

kevcole reviewed v4.04.005 on May 5, 2005

Excellent program...have followed Slimbrowser since its conception. I hope IE7 will use this browser as a template...Only gripe: the skins are a little lame

bunghole

bunghole reviewed v4.04.005 on Apr 10, 2005

Getting better. The pop-up blocker could use more work, though. It blocks too much I think.

CeeJay

CeeJay reviewed v4.03.004 on Dec 15, 2004

nicely put together ... we need browsers that work ... only drawback is that when you are in browser .. the windows task bar does not rise when cursor is placed at bottom of screen ...

But otherwise ... very good work .. i like it very much

glassdesigns

glassdesigns reviewed v4.01.002 on Oct 13, 2004

Everytime I go to the Fileforum page I get an error saying IE can't open this page. If I click the back button the page opens. What gives? So far it is the only page doing this. I love this browser but this is very annoying. When this is resolved the rating will go back to 5. I should mention that IE opens the page fine.

glassdesigns

glassdesigns reviewed v3.99.004 on Jul 3, 2004

I keep coming back to this one. It's the only browser I can configure just the way I want it. IE security is my only concern.

fair_is_fair

fair_is_fair reviewed v3.99.004 on Jul 3, 2004

I've tried all the browsers and the only one I keep and use is Slimbrowser. It has the best popup stopper and other ad blocking tools such as universal url filter, active x filter, and site filter. I love the autologin feature for webmail and forums. Clean trace works a charm. This browser is so configurable. There is'nt much you cannot do with it and there are plugins galore. Slim really makes surfing fun.

Zankur

Zankur reviewed v3.97.002 on Apr 29, 2004

another update!!!!!!!!!!!!!.........what update?........where........when...........how.............

uNdisputed

uNdisputed reviewed v3.92.002 on Feb 17, 2004

hi buddies.. i`m used to myie2,, downloaded slim seeing the review`s..and it`s also a very very good browser.
1 of the best..
respect`s to the writer of the software
it`s suprising to see free software being better that the one`s sold..as myie2 slim browser media player classic..
all these software`s are very good and beat the paid for one`s..
if you can donte to these software`s i think it`s better than buying the paid one`s .....
regard`s

christoofar

christoofar reviewed v3.92.002 on Feb 11, 2004

sharkius wrote:
so much easier to use than Moz's, which are at the bottom" Mozilla places them at the top."

Not on my system, the tabs default puts them below.

"Been that way for awhile. Gets a bonus point for having tabs. It's still just an IE-shell."
No surprise there.
" Which means you get all the security holes that come along with the spawn of Microsoft."
...if you don't know what you are doing. Not defending I.E, but SlimBrowser enhances it if that is what you choose to use as your browser.

difolders

difolders reviewed v3.92.002 on Feb 10, 2004

hardgiant,
try Total Commander 6 - it's a tabbed filemanager.

sharkius

sharkius reviewed v3.92 Beta on Feb 10, 2004

"so much easier to use than Moz's, which are at the bottom"
Mozilla places them at the top. Been that way for awhile.

Gets a bonus point for having tabs. It's still just an IE-shell. Which means you get all the security holes that come along with the spawn of Microsoft.

christoofar

christoofar reviewed v3.92 Beta on Feb 10, 2004

That some people don't comprehend what "SlimBrowser is freeware" means is beyond me. I love SB's tabbed windows (so much easier to use than Moz's, which are at the bottom)
Sometimes , clicking an action button on a site does not work, but am not sure if that is a SB issue or an I.E. one.
My fave, after Opera, for everyday browsing.

ranasrule

ranasrule reviewed v3.91.005 on Feb 5, 2004

why anyone would use another browser when they can download MYIE2 for free is beyond me....

scodan

scodan reviewed v3.80 Build 001 on Sep 26, 2003

SlimBrowser is OK, but it has some really annoying bugs and limitations. Even though I have "Open new window in background" selected, new windows open in the foreground. You can't configure how wide the tabs should be, so even if you have only two pages loaded, you'll have to put up with text that is cut off for no reason. You also can't change the tab colors, which is annoying if you like to darken the background tabs for contrast (as I do). The search bar is pretty nice, though I wish it had a "find" button, in addition to "highlight" (as Avant Browser does). There is a "Links" bar, but no "Favorites" bar, which I find really stupid. There is no "Add URL here..." option in the Links toolbar. And on and on... SlimBrowser isn't terrible, but it isn't great, either. I'm finding out that ALL the MSIE wrappers suck in their own ways.

Drewz

Drewz reviewed v3.72 Build 003 Beta on Jul 26, 2003

Comparing this to the Opera browser is downright ludicrous.

csabo234

csabo234 reviewed v3.71 on Jul 20, 2003

edit** less ram usage too :)

tom3311

tom3311 reviewed v3.60 on Jul 10, 2003

Excellent replacement for IE6... Seems to have all the features of IE6, plus a lot more. Also seems to be less problematic than AvantBrowser, which caused lockup problems on 2 PCs I ran it on. I especially like the tabbed interface and the group auto-load feature...saves me a lot of time.

betasun

betasun reviewed v3.571 on Jun 11, 2003

a good browser with good features .

kbyron

kbyron reviewed v3.55 on May 30, 2003

SlimBrowser is a good effort, but it does not support JavaScript. I also tried to enable ActiveX controls and it did not work, even when I exited then started the browser and revisited the site.

I would like to see an e-mail client incorporated into this browser, which could become a viable alternative to even Opera.

barnaby

barnaby reviewed v3.55 on May 28, 2003

Far and away the best of the browsers!

remml

remml reviewed v3.55 on May 28, 2003

I agree that this is an excellent prog. Have only been using it for a week, but I am impressed. The poppup stopper is the best, the search toolbar works great and of course, the tabbed interface. Nothing but good to say.

tarquin

tarquin reviewed v3.53 on May 7, 2003

This program is awsome. It takes browsers to a new level. There are so many useful tools and you can customize them.

abcwebview

abcwebview reviewed v3.52 on Apr 22, 2003

Try ABC/WebView - much more functionality

Hellcat

Hellcat reviewed v3.45 on Feb 11, 2003

It's fast, it's good-looking, it's free!!!
Only 1 little remark: opening the 'Favorites' item can take a few seconds if you have a lot of bookmarks. But you can also use the 'yllow star' to access them and that's fast enough!

faccjd

faccjd reviewed v3.2 on Nov 30, 2002

The new version has become freeware since 29 November.
Good alternative to Crazy Browser or AvantBrowser

knightracer

knightracer reviewed v3.0 Beta on Oct 4, 2002

Try crazy browser or MyIE. Both are tabbed versions of explorer and are free.

vardig1

vardig1 reviewed v3.0 Beta on Oct 4, 2002

I have not actually used this program, but the idea of tabs is a GREAT idea that IE does not imploy, yet the new version of Netscape does...check it out, saves tons of space

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