Newbies What Next ? News Forums Calendar


News Sections
General News (3987/0)
Reviews (637/0)
Press Releases (465/0)
Distributions (197/0)
Software (911/0)
Hardware (537/0)
Security (192/0)
Tutorials (356/0)
Off Topic (181/0)

User Functions


Don't have an account yet? Sign up as a New User

There are no upcoming events



Epiphany is a simple yet powerful GNOME web browser. It aims to utilize the simplest interface possible for a browser. Keep in mind that simple does not necessarily mean less powerful.

It is one of a family of web browsers that use the Gecko layout engine from the Mozilla project to display web pages. It provides a GNOME integrated front-end to Gecko, instead of the Mozilla XUL interface.

Epiphany also address simplicity with modularity to make a light and powerful application. If something can be implemented using external applications or components, functionality is not duplicated. Integration is achieved with CORBA, Bonobo, and the ever popular command line.

Epiphany targets non-technical users by design. This is the vast majority of the user population.

 Epiphany 3.16.0

Free to download



Marco Pesenti Gritti, Xan Lopez, Christian Persch, Adam Hooper, Jean-François Rameau, Crispin Flowerday


System Requirements
Gnome desktop
GTK 2.14 or higher
glib 2.18
Firefox 2.0 / XULRunner 1.8 with gtk2 support (or Firefox 3 / Gecko 1.9)

Documentation, FAQ, Wiki, Mailing List, Facebook, Twitter

Selected Reviews:
TuxArena, blogspot

Features include:

  • Tabbed browsing
  • Smart bookmarks organised by topic
    • Bookmarks can be associated with multiple topics
    • Import bookmarks from Firefox or Galeon
  • History
  • Cookie management
  • Security - block popup windows, refuse cookies, store passwords securely
  • Customizable user interface
  • Full screen mode
  • Extensions
    • Actions - Execute arbitrary commands from the context menu
    • Bookmarks Tray - Embed the bookmarks menu in the panel
    • Certificate Viewer - View the server's certificate on secure connection
    • Dashboard - Connect Epiphany to Dashboard
    • Error Viewer and Validator - View errors in the page, and validate your pages off-line
    • Mouse Gestures - Perform actions with mouse gestures
    • Tab Groups - Group new tabs together like in older Epiphany versions
    • Tabs Move-To Menu - Move tabs to other windows without drag-and-drop
    • Tab States - Indicates new content in background tabs
    • Page Info - Learn all there is to know about the current web page
    • Python Console - Opens an interactive Python console.
    • Sample - An extension template to ease writing your own extension
    • Select Stylesheet - Select an alternate stylesheet on web pages that support it
    • Sidebar - Adds a sidebar to Epiphany
    • Smart-Bookmarks - Look up the selected text using a smart bookmark
  • Plugins
  • Available in more than 60 languages

Return to Web Browsers Home Page

Bookmark and Share

Last Updated Saturday, April 25 2015 @ 11:05 AM EDT

We have written a range of guides highlighting excellent free books for popular programming languages. Check out the following guides: C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, HTML, Python, Ruby, Perl, Haskell, PHP, Lisp, R, Prolog, Scala, Scheme, Forth, SQL, Node.js (new), Fortran (new), Erlang (new), Pascal (new), and Ada (new).

Group Tests
100 Essential Apps
All Group Tests

Top Free Software
5 Office Suites
3 Lean Desktops
7 Document Processors
4 Distraction Free Tools
9 Project Management
4 Business Solutions
9 Groupware Apps
14 File Managers
10 Databases
21 Backup Tools
21 Productivity Tools
5 Note Taking Apps
9 Terminal Emulators
21 Financial Tools
5 Bitcoin Clients
21 Text Editors
21 Video Emulators
21 Home Emulators
42 Graphics Apps
6 CAD Apps
42 Scientific Apps
10 Web Browsers
42 Email Apps
12 Instant Messaging
10 IRC Clients
7 Twitter Clients
12 News Aggregators
11 VoIP Apps
42 Best Games
9 Steam Games
42 Audio Apps
5 Music Streaming
42 Video Apps
5 YouTube Tools
80 Security Apps
9 System Monitoring
8 Geometry Apps
Free Console Apps
14 Multimedia
4 Audio Grabbers
9 Internet Apps
3 HTTP Clients
5 File Managers
8 Compilers
9 IDEs
9 Debuggers
7 Revision Control Apps
6 Doc Generators
Free Web Software
21 Web CMS
14 Wiki Engines
8 Blog Apps
6 eCommerce Apps
5 Human Resource Apps
10 ERP
10 CRM
6 Data Warehouse Apps
8 Business Intelligence
6 Point-of-Sale

Other Articles
Migrating from Windows
Back up your data
20 Free Linux Books
24 Beginner Books
12 Shell Scripting Books

Older Stories
Sunday 04/12
  • First Peek at XBian on the Raspberry Pi 2 (0)

  • Saturday 04/04
  • First Look at OSMC RC on the Raspberry Pi 2 (0)

  • Sunday 03/29
  • First Steps with OpenELEC on the Raspberry Pi 2 (0)
  • Ubuntu MATE 15.04 for Raspberry Pi 2 (0)

  • Monday 03/16
  • MIPS Creator CI20 v Raspberry Pi 2 (0)
  • Raspberry Pi 2: Raspbian (ARMv6) v Linaro (ARMv7) (0)

  • Friday 03/06
  • Raspberry Pi 2 review (0)

  • Sunday 02/22
  • Chess in a Few Bytes (0)
  • Learn the Art of Computer Programming With These Great Free Beginner Books (2)
  • CD Audio Grabbers (0)

  • Vote

    What Linux distribution do you run on your main computer?

    843 votes | 3 comments

    Built with GeekLog and phpBB
    Comments to the webmaster are welcome
    Copyright 2009 - All rights reserved