Sleipnir: Customizable web browser uses IE or Firefox rendering engines
Fenrir, the company behind the free browser, has been making an English language version for a while now, but Computer World reports that the company is stepping up its efforts to promote the browser outside of Japan.
Here are a few of the things that make Sleipnir worth checking out:
- If you install the optional Gecko plugin, you can switch between the Firefox and Internet Explorer rendering engines with the click of a button. You can do something similar with the IETab add-on for Firefox, but Sleipnir includes this functionality out of the box.
- When you select text, a box shows up on screen letting you search for that text on the web or translate the text from English to Japanese and vice versa. You can even plot a highlighted address on a map.
- You can extend the browser's functionality with scripts and plugins.
[via Digital Inspiration]