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Browsers You've Never Heard Of: QupZilla

QupZilla iconThe chances are that you are reading this article in one of the five most popular web browsers: Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Opera or Internet Explorer. Whichever browser you're using, you've surely heard of the other four, if not tried them at least once in your surfing career.

Of course, “the big five” aren't the only browsers available – there are plenty more for different platforms, and it's great that there are, because it means that the users are given a wider choice.

Joining the ranks of lightweight web browsers like Midori, K-Meleon and Pale Moon is QupZilla – a simple, zippy browser with features that some major browsers don't even have by default.

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JDownloader: A Heavyweight Download Manager

JDownloader logoJDownloader is a free (GPL-licensed), open source download manager. It's written in Java and therefore platform independent, which means you can use it on Windows, Linux or OS X. It's a heavyweight application that aims to be the one-stop solution to all your downloading problems. It's feature-packed, well-supported and extensible via addons. It's even multilingual. But the most important piece of information hasn't been mentioned yet - the feature that really sets JDownloader apart from its endless competitors - the hoster and decryption plugins. They make JDownloader a download manager worthy of recommendation.


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