Falkon – lightweight web browser

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.

Features include:

  • 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.
  • Tabs.
  • 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.

Website: www.falkon.org
Support:
Developer: David Rosca and contributors
License: GNU GPL v3

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Falkon is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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