Slimjet Reviews

Awesome Browser !!!

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More lightweight than chrome ! You can use for all websites without add plugins, extensions or applications additionnal ! Opera need adobe flash player !

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This browser has a bookmark sidepanel like Firefox, but it's very lagging. I don't use it. I had to find and use this browser after Comodo Dragon broke down on my system and no reinstall could fix it.
Slimjet is more lightweight. Works fast enough. It has a launcher app in the tray and launches overall faster than other chromium browsers that I have tried.

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Good development browser based on chromium webtool...

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Good dedicated browser for webdevelopment based on chromium webtools. I needed a standalone browser that was not chrome, since that is where I do my websurfing. I didn't want to log into anything google related for convenience reasons.

It had to be based on chromium though, firefox tools generally outputs too much information (and renders slower) when you inspect a site.

Things I've tried:

  • Small Chrome Canary iconChrome Canary - Crashed when I launched it, I'm not going to be a guinea pig for boring responsive web development tasks
  • Small Chromium iconChromium - Doesn't have a dedicated install path and is portable, sometimes I would run into launching issues
  • Small CentBrowser iconCentBrowser but was not a big fan of how it handled tabs. Also it looked too similar to chrome out of the box, so it got confusing to look at
  • Small Opera iconOpera didn't show how much the page was zoomed in. So comparing two websites side by side on a desktop render was difficult, since I didn't know how big the fonts were.
  • Small Blisk iconBlisk, but its not free, and a lot of its responsive webdesign is unncessary bloat when this tool works way better http://lab.maltewassermann.com/viewport-resizer/
  • Small Vivaldi Browser iconVivaldi Browser - The CTRL+SHIFT+C command is not native and I think it has too many features for a good simple development browser
  • Small Brave iconBrave - I tried this but chrome extensions were too hard to install.
  • Small Yandex.Search iconYandex.Search - I recall reading about privacy/ security issues with this, as its based in russia. Also immediately installed my plugins associated with my account, so I deleted it right away.

Note that slimjet is based on older versions of chromium so it might not have the latest and greatest chromium tools but its good enough anyways. Bonus of slimjet is that it looks different from chrome out of the box, and it doesn't have an ugly unreadable theme to it.

Slimjet is also extremely fast as well.

Some cons of slimjet is that it has some toolbar bloat but it can be removed very easily

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When I look for a browser, I look primarily at these items first:

  1. Does it work with my work websites? If they don't load or act correctly, it's a lost cause.
  2. Can I turn off the constantly nagging notifications?
  3. Can I turn off third-party cookies and tracking between domains (especially from Google and Facebook, which are known to do so).
  4. Can I change the font size and type? Is it readable?

Does it look cool? Face it, if the icons and tab bar look strange, you won't use it.

I have not tested it with my worksites, but I have tested it with youtube, which tends to show a lot of ads, has google tracking, and videos autoplaying. I really like how I did not have to find an extension to turn off autoplay, and the browser allows me to download videos. Nice. It renames the videos to a default name, so don't try to use it on several videos at once LOL.
I successfully turned off notifications, changed the background color theme, turned off tracking, and added a custom search engine. I like lite.qwant.com and peekier.com, both of which are unusual right now. It comes with a built-in adblocker, which seems to be working. It is a nice, clean interface with few add-ons to slow it down.
One thing that Chrome is prone to, is malware, since 80% of the market uses chrome. I may try to install malware just to see if it is as likely to collect malicious add-ons.
I think I found my replacement for Opera, which was working well but started feeling like an itch I can't scratch.

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Good browser.

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Very Good one. Installed on Ubuntu 32 bit goes incredibly fast and smooth, without any errors and easy to install

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It's more lightweight then Chrome, Firefox or Vivaldi, 100% Recommending for older computer, it's the best browser for now!

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The New CoolNovo!

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Slimjet Browser is the best alternative to the Famous browser called CoolNovo, witch has been discontinued. It has so many integrated extensions for easier browsing. This browser is lighter on resources then Google Chrome and is much faster then any other Chrome/Chromium based browser!

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Why was CoolNovo discontinued?

Very slow

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Tried to find a fast light weight browser for a slow Celeron CPU running Windows XP and 512MB RAM. This is by far the slowest, takes more than 9 minutes to load a typical news paper web page. Was able to load same page is less than 30 seconds with K-meleon.

The big browsers like Firefox and Opera are much faster.

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