Yandex Browser

Yandex Browser 19.9

Free
Conveniently surf the Internet using this modern web browser
3.7  (3 votes)
19.9.3 (See all)

Yandex Browser allows you to surf the Internet without much effort. Technically speaking, this browser inherits most of its advantages from the Blink engine, which is also used by another very popular browser: Google Chrome. It is based on the Chromium open-source project and, therefore, its interface is quite similar to those of other browsers, so much so that you can hardly notice the differences.

Like probably all other modern browsers, this one allows opening different webpages on various tabs. In terms of speed, its Blink core allows rendering page contents very fast; yet, you can enjoy some extra speed if you turn on the Turbo mode, which works by compressing webpages so that there is less data volume to transfer. Just like other similar tools, Yandex Browser offers instant translation of a page when its language does not coincide with the default language.

In terms of securing your privacy, Yandex Browser provides protection against malware by scanning downloads with the trustworthy Kaspersky antivirus engine. Likewise, it issues alerts when you are about to share sensitive information on insecure sites. Again, like other software, there is the possibility of opening a new Incognito tab, which leaves no local traces of your Internet activity and prevents downloading cookies.

In addition, the tool has several features that allow quick access to your favorite Internet resources. Thus, besides bookmarking URLs, you can also manage your preferred websites on the Tableau. Good news is that it allows synchronizing history, bookmarks and passwords across all your devices using your personal account. However, this feature should be used with caution to avoid possible breaches to your privacy.

All browsers of the Chromium family support extensions. Luckily, Yandex Browser allows using extensions from Chrome’s vast library. What is more, it comes with a set of extensions which are already installed. However, it is a good idea to take a look at them and uninstall or disable those you do not need.

In a nutshell, Yandex Browser belongs to the group of the best browsers available nowadays. It is very fast, uses moderate system resources and has a convenient interface. It comes with a few additional features, mostly via extensions. Fortunately, the product is totally free to use.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • Fast rendering of web pages
  • Tabs for different pages
  • Secure downloads
  • Quick access to resources
  • Turbo mode
  • Synchronizing across devices
  • Supports extensions
  • Incognito tabs

Cons

  • Synchronizing across devices may open privacy breaches
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