Sunday, July 18, 2010

Epic Browser - Browser for India

Epic Browser lands on 15th July, 2010...

The Epic Browser is the first-ever web browser for India and the first product from Bangalore based software company Hidden Reflex. Alok Bhardwaj is the CEO and Founder of Hidden Reflex.
The main reason to bring Epic browser is to create the most secure, most productive and most “Indian” browsing experience of any web browser!

Epic Browser's salient points: [italics are my comments]

  • based upon Mozilla Firefox and so on Gecko Engine. 
  • dubbed as the first web browser from India.
  • includes antivirus (claims to be world's first antivirus browser) - additional download of 25MB. AV is backed by ESET, maker of NOD32 Security products.

  • Default theme is Firefox Persona which is further added with some many Indianisms. 
  • Default Skin and appeance (screenshot below) is found to be very dark. I don't like it. But with Epic you can change the wallpaper (like Opera Browser) and can make your custom theme with Header and Footer of your choice. You can see their is no Epic icon at left upper corner to save space.
  • Epic has a sidebar at left side, on its FAQ it is clearly mentioned that you can not replace it to right or bottom ! :( 
  • Epic Write : as they claim it a fully featured Word Processor, I don't find it is great to handle .txt, .doc, .html and .htm. But it is great if you want to write in Indian languages, I tried with Bengali and experience is good enough - can be saved as text or html file. I don't think it's an alternative to Opera's Notes, Epic Write is more complex and for Indic language support.
  • See its buttons: click on it for full size


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