Midori 0.5

Midori is a fast, lightweight, and open source web browser
4.1  (7 votes)
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Midori is a lightweight yet feature-rich web browser that handles all the latest web technologies (HTML 5, CSS 3, etc.), offers a lot of handy functions and options, and is based on the acknowledged Webkit engine that also powers the ubiquitous Google Chrome web browser. The fact that it’s based on the Webkit engine means that it pretty much offers all the same advantages and benefits that made Google Chrome the most used web browser in the world. So if you feel like using a browser that closely resembles Chrome’s functionality and set of features, yet for whatever reason the actual Chrome is not an option, then Midori will represent a great choice.

The use of Webkit also makes Midori a really fast web browser that loads any web pages with the best possible speeds. Though packed with all the features and functions needed from a modern web browser, including advanced options like a “developer’s console”, Midori is also quite lightweight and easy-to-use.

Midori is also open source, which means that its source code can be freely downloaded and modified by anyone interested in further developing and improving this browser.

Another remarkable benefit of this browser is the fact that it takes your privacy very seriously providing built-in privacy tools like script disabling, third-party cookie blocking, automatic history cleaner, ad blocker, cookie manager, and so on. Support for extensions is also available.

To sum it all up, Midori is a nice web browser that leaves no room for criticism. It offers all the features and functions one would expect from a contemporary web browser and it manages to be easy-to-use, lightweight, and fast at the same time.

Margie Smeer
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Review summary


  • Open-source
  • Lightweight, neat and resource-friendly
  • Based on Webkit
  • Supports HTML 5 and CSS3
  • Plenty of privacy-related tools and options


  • Crashed once when attempting to add new "speed dial" entry
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