Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: FreeBSD, Haiku, Linux, OS/2, OS X, Windows
Programing language: C++
First release: March 30, 2018
Falkon – a KDE web browser using QtWebEngine rendering engine, previously known as QupZilla. It aims to be a lightweight web browser available through all major platforms. This project has been originally started only for educational purposes. But from its start, Falkon has grown into a feature-rich browser.
Falkon has all standard functions you expect from a web browser. It includes bookmarks, history (both also in sidebar) and tabs.
Falkon uses the Qt cross-platform application framework and offers a built-in AdBlock. By default this adblocker whitelists the web page of Falkon’s main search engine, DuckDuckGo.
Until version 2.0, QupZilla was using QtWebKit. QtWebKit is now deprecated and new versions are using QtWebEngine.