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Iridium Browser

Iridium Browser is a free, open, and libre browser modification of the Chromium code base, with privacy being enhanced in several key areas.

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Avg rating of 3.6 (7)| 8 comments

What is Iridium Browser?

Iridium Browser is based on the Chromium code base. All modifications enhance the privacy of the user and make sure that the latest and best secure technologies are used. There are many browsers out there. To our belief, Chrome is fast, stable, and user-friendly, but does not meet many organizations’ demands for security. Since the tight integration with its inventor (Google) makes many things easier, it does not comply to restrictive data environments. Iridium is not another new browser from scratch. It takes the Chromium code base, which is also used for the official Chrome browser, and enhances its security and sets certain policies by default. There are many forks of Chromium-based browsers, yet, in our opinion, they failed in many other key areas important for adoption:

Transparency: With Iridium Browser, the whole process is entirely transparent. The public Git repository allows a direct view of all changes made. The complete source code is therefore available, and unlike other providers, not only binary builds of which it is unknown what has been changed.

Security: Iridium Browser has various enhancements where it forces strict security to provide the maximum level of security without compromising compatibility.

Availability: Our goal is to provide Iridium Browser on the most common desktop platforms that the majority of users run on, including Linux, Windows and OS X.

Deployability: We try to distribute it in ways where it allows easy installation and yet allows administrators to deploy it easily. An example is an MSI-based installation mechanism for easy deployments throughout an entire organization.

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Iridium Browser Features

  1.  Privacy focusedIridium Browser is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
  2.  Dark ModeIridium Browser supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.

Iridium Browser information

  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.6
  • Alternatives173 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

Our users have written 8 comments and reviews about Iridium Browser, and it has gotten 85 likes

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disembowelingADware
  
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google ads layers of evil to chromium to produce chrome.

chromium has some evil in it still

iridium offers evil-free versions of chromium for numerous popular platforms -- most notably NOT mobile.

iridium is best with uBlock Origin (adblock extension) & tampermonkey (adblock enhancing features).

When you allow third parties to whore your privacy for their profit you become their bitch. AdBlock. It is your right to privacy.

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Silbermann
  
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Fast, secure and comes with nice logo. Good alternative to Firefox.

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Dyras
  
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Seems like the only decent open source alternative to Chrome that isn't Brave. However, it's dreadfully behind on security updates making it a non-player in the browsing game. A real shame.

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TBayAreaPat
  
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Don't see anyone mentioning that Iridium browser by default blocks third-party cookies, doesn't store passwords/autofills and clears site data, once you close the browser. These are big privacy pluses and make cleanup easier. You could do these settings on browsers, but isn't it nice to know that you also have a browser that will do this automatically? (These settings can be switched. I'd like to see a browser where the settings can't be switched even if it means deprecation of service.) Still looking for something more detached from Google though.

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basiunia
  
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I am fully satisfied with the services of this search engine

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jasonbrown1965
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Synch not working (at the mo?) - leads to a 404 page not found error.

Faster than Vivaldi on low-spec gear.

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AdminNobleDead
  
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Still uses a "chrome/google" login, so not much better in that. Otherwise, above average, maybe good, but not excellent. Info still stored at Google; activities still tracked in part.

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