Baidu Browser 43.23.1007.94
FREEWAREFILES EDITOR'S REVIEW
Baidu Spark Browser is a Chromium based web browser that improves the classic tools found in other browsers and brings some new ones in order to enhance users' browsing experience.
Baidu Spark Browser Features
- Ability to download different types of media, including audio and video
- No need for third-party torrent download tools because the browser downloads torrents directly
- Video pop-up player
- Mouse gesture
- Data synchronization
We started noticing improvements before we completed installing the Web browser. The installation process was different from what we were used to, and it took a few seconds to complete. When the browser launched after the installation, we noticed that it had automatically added the bookmarks we had on our Firefox browser.
One of the things that made the browser stand out for us was the ability to navigate using mouse gestures. We used different functions when we moved the mouse while holding the right button, including opening and closing tabs. The feature is especially handy for those who frequently read web content. You will find the gestures you need to perform different tasks in the Tools submenu under Settings.
Another thing that we liked about the browser was the fact that we did not have to install another program or extension to download videos or audio. We only needed to click the Media button when navigating sites with relevant media to download what we wanted. If you are interested in torrents, then you will find a dedicated button for that.
Next to the two buttons was another button with a scissor image whose work we did not know until we moused over it: taking screenshots. We could either capture a whole page or click the left mouse button and drag to select the area we wanted to capture. When we selected an area to capture, the browser gave us a few editing options, including adding annotations.
On the opposite side is the button for restoring the last closed tab, which makes it convenient to revisit pages without going to history. If you want to get your browsing history, then you just need to click the small arrow next to this button. Of course, you can also use the Ctrl+H keyboard shortcut. The browser offers keyboard shortcuts for most of its functions, including taking screenshots. If you want to browse without leaving a trace, then open an Incognito Window: you do not have to change any setting.
If you encounter some problems when using Baidu Spark Web browser, you can click on the Browser Doctor and select the type of problem you get and then click the Fix Now button.
If you like Chrome web browser, then you will certainly love Spark. The Chromium based browser gives you many features that make it convenient even if you are not a fan of Chrome. You can use it to open different Wep page formats, including .mht single archive format that is not compatible with some browsers.
Software Product Description
"Baidu Spark Browser 26.5.9999.3321"
Review Date: 2014-05-28
Pros: Fast Chrome Engine based browser nice features especially the video download feature - even does protected Youtube vids
Cons: Torrent client hijacks your existing client ie utorrent and uses too much bandwidth especially on uploads. Can't turn the Torrent Client off!!!!
Other Thoughts: because the hijacks the torrent client and they have been unresponsive to my queries about this I am leary of what else is hidden in the code. I also places unwanted links on the desktop. Easy to delete but no opportunity to bypass that during installation.