Web browser based on the same software as Google's Chrome
- Category Web browsers
- Version 40.17.1000.248
- Works under Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
- Language English
- License Free
- Program by baidu
Though you might think your only options for browsing online are Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome, some love Baidu Spark Browser, which is an alternative to those traditional browsers.
Baidu Spark Browser is one of the biggest competitors to Google Chrome because it uses the same type of operating system. Using a browser lets you search for content that is relevant to you, check out all your favorite websites and even watch videos or listen to music. Though Chrome has its fair share of fans, just as many people love this new browser. Like Chrome, Baidu Spark Browser even lets you use the address bar as a search bar. Instead of loading a search engine, you can type your key words right in the bar at the top of the screen to easily find content that interests you.
Specifically designed for use with social media sites, this browser works particularly well with Facebook. It improves and enhances the layout of that site to make it easier for you to read. You'll also find that you can now share pictures, videos and articles on Facebook with just a touch of a button. Baidu Spark Browser works well with other social networking sites too, including Instagram and Twitter.
Another reason you might love this web browser is because of the easy to use tools it includes. The sidebar lets you click buttons to view your bookmarks, see recently viewed sites, access your history and visit social media sites in seconds. It also includes a list of all the content you recently downloaded. With its zoom button, you can get in closer on the articles you want to read or the pictures you want to view. The zoom button also lets you zoom out on a page.
One of the other top features of Baidu Spark Browser is its media button. Conveniently located on the page, this button lets you instantly download content right to your computer. The next time that you see an image or a video you love, you can simply click this button to download and save a copy to your own computer. You can then watch or view that content anytime you would like without scouring the web to find it again.
Baidu Spark Browser comes with an interface that you can customize too. If you grow tired of seeing the same color every day, enter the tools section to change the color of that interface. You can select from different skins and background designs. You also have the option of turning the sidebar on or off based on your needs.
This browser comes with the same useful tools you'll find on other browsers too. You can easily take a screenshot on the browser to share content with others, and you can turn the sound off when visiting sites that are noisy or loud. It even has a feature that will let you turn off the sound on all open tabs without adjusting your computer speakers. While some might find that Baidu Spark Browser is a little too similar to Chrome, it's a great web browser for social media users.
- Free web browser that is an alternative to Chrome
- Media button lets you download content instantly
- Works well with social media sites like Facebook
- Can customize the interface with different skins and backgrounds
- Features classic tools for adjusting the volume, opening new tabs and doing other tasks
- Is fairly similar to other browsers like Chrome
- New users may have problems accessing its tools and their bookmarks
- Requires using the mouse to make some changes