QupZilla: Lightweight Browser

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Feb 26, 2014 GMT
Dmitri Popov

At first glance, QupZilla looks like yet another lightweight browser. But it has several features that make it stand out from the crowd. For starters, QupZilla sports a built-in ad blocker. It's enabled by default, so the browser weeds out these pesky ads right out of the box. Ads are not the only thing that QupZilla can block. The browser comes bundled with the Click2Flash plugin which blocks Flash content. Thanks to the built-in RSS reader, you can use QupZilla as a no-frills RSS aggregator. The browser's RSS functionality is decidedly bare-bones, but it can come in handy when you need to check your favorite feed in a hurry.

Of course, QupZilla provides essential features like bookmarks and history. The browser can also save passwords, and a dedicated password manager lets you manage passwords as well as choose between plain text and database back ends. The latter option supports encryption for better security. Speaking of security, QupZilla also supports private browsing sessions. The Save Page Screen command is another nice feature that lets you take a screenshot of the currently viewed web page.

The project's download page contains packages and download instructions for a wide range of platforms and Linux distributions. So no matter what Linux distro you use, chances are you can easily install QupZilla on it.

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