Epic releases its latest browser, Epic 1.2, enhanced with new features and interface

By Abhinav Lal Published Date
28 - Oct - 2010
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28 - Oct - 2010
Epic releases its latest browser, Epic 1.2, enhanced with new fea...

Your favourite Indian browser, Epic, just released its latest version, Epic 1.2, which is touted to be “considerably faster, leaner, and more powerful.” Developers of Epic Browser, Hidden Reflex, say users of previous versions will be automatically prompted to upgrade their browser, while new users will be able to download Epic 1.2 from here. Go ahead, download it, and let us know what you think in the comments section below…

So, what’s new in Epic 1.2? Here’s a list of improvements and new features:

Faster Load Times – Epic claims that 1.2 has nearly 20% faster start-up times and faster rendering than its predecessor.

One-Click Super-AntiVirus Scan for File Downloads – Download links will have a virus scan option powered by VirusTotal, which will scan the file before you download it, by cross checking the linked file with over 40 different anti-virus engines.

Removal of Native AntiVirus ScannerEpic realized that the inbuilt anti-virus scanner was causing browser instability in previous versions, and have hence removed it from v1.2. They are working on integrating a new virus-scanner with future versions.

[RELATED_ARTICLE]New Facebook and Twitter Sidebars – Epic has supposedly “vastly improved” its Facebook and Twitter sidebars, and they are now complete with popup alerts.

Improved Sidebar Interface – Epic has given users the ability to hide sidebars. The new interface has also made sidebars thinner than before, giving users more browsing space. Users will also be able to drag files directly from their My Computer sidebar as attachments to their Gmail.

New Shopping and India Sidebars – Epic has created a new shopping sidebar which will update users on the latest hot deals around, and, the India sidebar will now also feature hundreds of Bollywood and regional films.

New Window Controls – Epic has improved on its window controls, making the minimize, maximize and close buttons more visible than before

Bookmark Apps – Users can now bookmark their favourite websites, and turn them in an Epic App, simply by clicking on the star button or adding the webpage to the bookmarks.

Recommended Apps – Epic gives its users the option of choosing from its recommended apps, to help them find the best apps in the long list of apps available.

New Skins and Sharing – Apart from enjoying the hundreds of more skins, users can also share skins via Facebook and Twitter.

Auto-Save Text Fields – Epic provides users the option of auto-saving text fields, giving them peace of mind.

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