Baidu Browser

Baidu Browser

Free
Web browser with an embedded video and audio downloader
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Browse the web from your PC, create bookmarks, view previously visited websites and download media files directly. Use skins to customize the browser's appearance and plug-ins to extend its functionality.

Baidu Browser (formerly Baidu Spark Browser) is a free, lightweight, and highly customizable web browser designed by Baidu, the creators of the largest search engine in China of the same name. Baidu Browser is based on the Chromium platform and its interface looks similar to Google Chrome, which is very convenient if you've decided to leave Chrome to try something new. Besides a familiar and very easy-to-use interface, Baidu Browser can offer you an easy access to a large collection of useful tools.

Moreover, the web browser allows for downloading torrent files directly from the interface, as well as saving videos and converting them to MP3. It can be customized in any way you like, beginning with the color as you can choose from a few available skins to the sidebar where you can add any apps you want or even turn it off completely. The browser also offers a very handy feature of capturing screenshots, particular areas or entire webpages.

Baidu Browser provides quite high security measures that protect you from various malware and viruses, but don't slow down the overall performance. Furthermore, it lets you browse without leaving any traces by using its incognito mode. Another notable feature of Baidu browser is mouse gesture navigation which allows you to perform various actions like opening or closing tabs with a mouse.

On the whole, Baidu Browser makes a very decent alternative to such browser giants as Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Google Chrome. While being very easy to use, the application provides a wide range of features and customizable options.

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Pros

  • Free.
  • Lightweight.
  • Easy-to-use.
  • Customizable sidebar.
  • Offers malware protection.
  • Supports mouse gesture navigation.
  • Offers various skins.
  • Has a built-in torrent downloader.
  • Has a built-in video downloader.
  • Has a built-in video to MP3 converter.
  • Incognito mode.

Cons

  • None.
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