Min

Min

Web site: minbrowser.github.io/min/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Apache 2.0
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, C++, CSS, JavaScript
First release: 2016 ?
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Min – a smarter, faster web browser based on the Chroimum project.

The main features are:
– Information from DuckDuckGo in the search bar.
– Built-in ad and tracker blocking
– Fuzzy search
– Full-text search for visited pages
– Reading list
– Tabs improvements (tabs open to the right, and fade out when inactive).
– Dark theme

Tabs in Min take up less space, giving you more room to browse the web. Pages you haven’t looked at in a while fade out, letting you see what’s important, and Focus Mode hides your other tabs to prevent you from getting distracted.

The searchbar answers your questions immediately, with information from DuckDuckGo including Wikipedia entries and more.

Tabs in Min open next to the current tab, so you’ll never lose your place. When you have too many tabs, you can easily split them into groups to help you stay organized.

Min lets you decide whether you want to see ads or not. And when you’re using a slow or expensive internet connection, it lets you block scripts and images, so pages load faster and use less data.

Waterfox

Waterfox

Web site: www.waterfoxproject.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Android, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: MPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, C++, CSS, JavaScript, XUL
First release: March 27, 2011
Rating:  star  star  star  star  star

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Waterfox – a free and open source web browser based on the Firefox code and optimized for 64 bit machines. Software is designed for 64-bit operating systems and can take advantage of faster RAM and processing speeds and greater stability in 64-bit systems. Waterfox doesn’t sell access to your personal information.

Diffrences between Waterfox and Firefox:
– Disabled Encrypted Media Extensions (EME)
– Disabled Web Runtime
– Removed Adobe DRM, Pocket, Telemetry, Data collection and Startup profiling
– Allows running of all 64-bit NPAPI plugins
– Allows running of unsigned extensions
– Removed of Sponsored Tiles on New Tab Page
– Addition of locale selector in about:preferences > General
– Bing as the default search engine
– Cookie prompt

The project developer is Alex Kontos.

Basilisk

Basilisk

Web site: www.basilisk-browser.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Linux, Windows
License: MPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, C++, CSS, JavaScript, XUL
First release: November 17, 2017
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Basilisk – a free and Open Source XUL-based web browser, featuring the well-known Firefox-style interface and operation. It is based on the Goanna layout and rendering engine (a fork of Gecko) and builds on the Unified XUL Platform (UXP), which in turn is a fork of the Mozilla code base without Servo or Rust. Basilisk is primarily a reference application for development of the XUL platform it builds upon, and additionally a potential replacement for Firefox. Basilisk retains the user interface of the Firefox version 29–56 era.

Main features:
– Full support for JavaScript’s ECMAscript 6 standard for modern web browsing.
– Support for all NPAPI plugins (Unity, Silverlight, Flash, Java, authentication plugins, etc.).
– Support for XUL/Overlay Mozilla-style extensions.
– Experimental support for WebExtensions (in gecko-target mode). Please note that some Mozilla-specific WebExtension APIs are not yet available.
– Support for ALSA on Linux.
– Support for WebAssembly (WASM).
– Support for advanced Graphite font shaping features.
– Support for modern web cryptography: up to TLS 1.3, modern ciphers, HSTS, etc.

The project developer is M.C. Straver.

Firefox

Firefox

Web site: www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Android, Firefox OS, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows, Portable
License: MPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, C++, CSS, JavaScript, Rust, XBL, XUL
First release: September 23, 2002
Rating:  star  star  star  star  star

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Firefox or Mozilla Firefox (previously: Phoenix, Firebird) – a powerful, extensible web browser with support for modern web application technologies.

Main features:
– anticipates your needs and intuitively provides multiple suggested and previously searched results across your favorite search engines
– easily access shortcuts to search providers including Wikipedia, Twitter and Amazon
– in the Private Browsing mode, Firefox won’t remember any of your history or cookies, but new bookmarks will be saved
– delete your browsing history, passwords and more in a single tap
– choose the private data you want to remove
– the Firefox Account gives you access to your history, bookmarks and open tabs from your desktop on your smartphone and tablet
– safely remembers your passwords across devices so you don’t have to
– intuitive visual and numbered tabs easily let you find content for future reference
– spell checking
– download manager built-in
– smart bookmarks
– video calls
– screen and file sharing by sending a link to each other
– screen shots
– popup-blocking
– tabbed-browsing
– integrated search engine
– privacy features
– automatic updating
– custom themes lets you change the appearance of Firefox
– more functions can be added through add-ons created by third-party developers

Firefox implements many web standards, including HTML4 (almost full HTML5), XML, XHTML, MathML, SVG 2 (partial), CSS (with extensions), ECMAScript (JavaScript), DOM, XSLT, XPath, and APNG (Animated PNG) images with alpha transparency. It uses SSL/TLS to protect communications with web servers using strong cryptography when using the HTTPS protocol.

Firefox has also been ported to FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, OpenIndiana, OS/2, SkyOS, and an unofficial rebranded version called Timberwolf has been available for AmigaOS 4.

Firefox is developed by the Mozilla Foundation.

Thunderbird

Thunderbird

Web site: www.thunderbird.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows, Portable
License: MPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, C++, CSS, JavaScript, Rust, XBL, XUL
First release: July 28, 2003
Rating:  star  star  star  star  star

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Thunderbird (previously: Minotaur) – a free, safe, fast, easy to use email client which has lots of features including quick message search, customizable views, support for IMAP/POP, RSS support and more. It lets you manage as many email accounts as you like from one convenient locations. It’s very flexible and can be expanded via plugins that fill any holes in its feature set. Thunderbird also offers support of newsgroup, news feed, and chat (XMPP, IRC, Twitter) client. The vanilla version was not originally a personal information manager (PIM), although the Mozilla Lightning extension, which is now installed by default, adds PIM functionality.

Main features:
– mail account setup wizard
– personalized email addresses
– one-click address book is a quick and easy way to add people to your address book
– attachment reminder
– multiple-channel chat
– tabbed email lets you load emails in separate tabs
– searching the Web without having to leave Thunderbird
– quick filter toolbar
– the search interface in Thunderbird contains filtering and timeline tools
– message archive for archiving old emails
– large files management lets you share large files with Thunderbird Filelink
– skins and add-ons support
– smart folders help you manage multiple email accounts by combining special folders like your Inbox, Sent, or Archive folder
– support for user privacy and remote image protection
– protects you from email scams which try to trick users into handing over personal and confidential information by indicating when a message is a potential phishing attempt
– automated update
– junt mails filtering
– open-source model
– portable version is available

Unofficial ports are available for FreeBSD, OpenBSD, OS/2 and eComStation.