Browse3D

Browse3D 3.5

Free
A new web browser with a unique approach to web pages + 3D
4.0  (5 votes)
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Browse3D claims to be the "next generation of web browsers" by combining the power of Internet Explorer engine and DirectX using a technology called reverse-plug-in™. It proposes a unique navigation scheme by using three "walls" divided in squares, each one representing a thumbnail of a web page that we care about: the visited ones (on left wall), the main browser window (central wall) and some favorites and highlights (on right wall).

Personally, I don't like the user interface. I don't know if it's designed for low-end machines, but is very old-styled. Controls are very unintuitive and context menus are long, without a single icon, so it's nearly impossible to find an option.

Moreover, you will face a security issue: by using the Internet Explorer engine, combined with the Microsoft DirectX Libraries, sometimes that could represent some problem, considering the number of bugs and exploits that shake IE every day.

If you want my opinion, I prefer Firefox using some eye-candy, DirectX-based addon. You could find some interesting ones if you know where to look for. So my recommendation is: don't waste your precious time, just look for something better.

Review summary

Pros

  • Unique browsing concept
  • Save groups of web pages

Cons

  • Unattractive interface
  • No tabbed browsing
  • Based on IE engine
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