Falkon (formerly known as QupZilla) is a fast open source web browser which uses Qt Framework and its QtWebKit rendering core. It aims to be a lightweight web browser available through all major platforms. This project has been originally started only for educational purposes. But Falkon has grown into a feature-rich browser.
Falkon has all standard functions you expect from a web browser. It includes bookmarks, history (both also in sidebar) and tabs. Above that, you can manage RSS feeds with an included RSS reader, block ads with a builtin AdBlock plugin, block Flash content with Click2Flash and edit the local CA Certificates database with an SSL Manager.
Falkon’s main aim is to be a very fast and very stable QtWebKit browser available to everyone. There are already a lot of QtWebKit browsers available, but they are either bound to the KDE environment (rekonq), are not actively developed or very unstable and miss important features. But there is missing a multiplatform, modern and actively developed browser. Falkon tries to fill this gap by providing a stable browsing experience.
Falkon consumes less system resources with the major general purpose browsers like Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
- Very fast startup.
- Based on WebKit core and Qt Framework.
- Integration of bookmarks, history and rss reader in a single location.
- Integrated AdBlock support.
- Opera-like Speed Dial home page.
- Take screenshots.
- Private Browsing mode.
- History and Bookmarks Sidebars.
- Browser Themes – with themes support, you can easily make your browser look unique.
- SSL Certificate Manager – never lets you visit pages with bad certificates without notification.
- Search Engines Manager – with OpenSearch support and suggestions.
- Internationalization support.
Developer: David Rosca and contributors
License: GNU GPL v3
Falkon is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.
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