Mozilla Firefox 49.0.2 / 50.0 Beta 10 Pick
Software Product Description
- Enhanced security and privacy settings
- Live bookmarks
Mozilla Firefox is so flexible that you can not only remove what you do not want but also place what you want almost anywhere. The 'Customize' panel allows you to easily add, remove or move buttons. You can make it easy to access the features you use most often.
The Sync feature lets you access your passwords, bookmarks and history from multiple devices irrespective of your location. Tabbed browsing lets you open multiple pages in one window, and switching between the tabs is easy and fast.
The browser includes several features designed to enhance your security and privacy. The Lightbeam add-on enables you to see those trying to watch you online, and turning on private browsing ensures others will not see your browsing history. Many websites collect information about you as you browse the Internet, but Firefox includes a 'Do Not Track' feature that lets you decide how you would like to share your information, that is if you want to share any information at all.
You can also add a multitude of extensions to increase the functionality of your browser.
These great features would mean little if the browser's speed frustrated you. Thankfully, the latest Mozilla Firefox is also the fastest so far. It beats other popular browsers at accomplishing everyday tasks and technical benchmarks. A recent independent test dubbed it as the 'Speed King,' as it outperformed the other browsers. You can even use the browser to play online games smoothly and without affecting the overall performance of your computer.
Reviewer: -John Sellers
Review Date: 2016-10-26
Pros: Still very customizable as always. Displays most webpages just fine. Saves passwords.
Cons: Not very speedy compared to other browsers like Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome. Doesn't use Windows' built-in Flash Player, but instead requires the user to download and install the Flash Player from Adobe.com to play Flash content.
Other Thoughts: Despite a few drawbacks, it's still a pretty good browser.