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Epic is a secure web browser that either blocks your information from being broadcast to online trackers, or removes that which could compromise your safety. Comprehensive private browsing is the default, and all browsing data is deleted when you quit Epic.

What's New

Version 2453:
  • Bugs fixed and features added
  • Removed favicons-related code

Requirements

OS X 10.6 or later

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JCH2 Member IconReview+392
JCH2
+2

I spent five days testing this and I am done forever. From taking over default web calls (without my permission) to that nonsense about seeing how other browsers in your system are betraying you (which is accomplished by Epic doing its own snooping)...

This browser has blown its reputation from the start in its own YDNTK nonsense and panic mongering. At best, it might serve those who do not want to or know how to control their own privacy, but even it that there are better, more sensible, more flexible alternatives for the savvy.

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Version 2449
JCH2
+1

WARNING: If you installed Epic along side Chromium, you may find that it is storing / using system folders and files in common. That is what three different uninstallers showed me.

DO NOT USE AN UNINSTALLER TO REMOVE THIS. You may cripple Chromium, as well as other browsers that "fork" its code. Simply delete the main application and then do not install it again. This is another reason not to use this browser.

JCH2 Member IconComment+392
JCH2
+2

Another interesting fork of Chromium, though I will stick with the original. As an aside....

Do not use AdBlock+ (Plus) in any browser. While defending you from trackers, it is recording what you do itself. Get something better (AdBlock, plain and simple) for your Chromium or Chro-fork. Combine it with these other two defense system (and install in the order listed):

1. https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere
2. https://www.ghostery.com
3. https://getadblock.com/

And goodness gracious, if concerned about privacy, do not install them from an app-store. Get them at the source.

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Version 2448
_rick_v_
+3

Just to fix some incorrect information:

1. You should NOT run multiple ad blockers at the same time.
This is the equivalent of running multiple anti-virus programs at the same time. You’re not getting “better” filtering because they’re both fundamentally doing the same thing. BUT, running two WILL needlessly slow your browser down, much more than any single blocker. So, pick your favorite, and remove the other.

2. Adblock Plus is NOT tracking you.
You can easily confirm this by running something like Little Snitch and monitoring your connections— none are going to Adblock’s servers. I believe what you’re referring to is the somewhat controversial “permit some non-intrusive ads” feature. As explained in their FAQ’s, you can easily turn this off. And they even show you their “exceptions list”. Ironically, Ghostery DOES track you, and they clearly explain so (and why) in their FAQ’s.

Whether you pick Adblock Plus or Ghostery, their quote-unquote “questionable” policies shouldn’t bother you too much. They both provide a terrific service and functionality. As far as tracking, there’s really no such thing on the internet, even if you use Epic browser or even a Tor browser. They make it difficult, but not impossible.

3. Lastly, it’s redundant to even install an adblocker in Epic. It’s already built in!

Jazzyguy Member IconComment+3694
Jazzyguy
+1

I love to protect my privacy and this Browser is the best at protecting it.

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Version 2447
piquadratpi2 Member IconReview+112
piquadratpi2
+1

This is a rather fast browser with a very good import possibility of firefox bookmarks. The built in bookmark manager is very easy to use and makes it a joy to arrange bookmarks. Until now I have no problem to open my old websites at a reasonable speed.

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Version 2447
Jazzyguy
+2

I agree fully about the speed as well as the Bookmark manager.

Fyreflye
+0

It's built on the Chromium engine which means you can download all Chrome extensions (including 1Password), though to preserve security it's probably best to use as few as possible and confine them to security apps like AdBlock+, Ghostery, etc. It has a built in proxy and other desirable security features. I'd suggest that Chromium users in particular try this out and see what you think. I'll rate this after I've used it for awhile.

Fyreflye
+1

With v.2447 the developers have blocked downloads from other parties so its no longer possible to import or retain Chrome extensions. Too bad, but it's also true that Epic has built in ad blocking, tracking and a number of other security features. You have to look up and enter your passwords manually, and History is automatically deleted when you close the browser. This is a good backup browser to be used for banking and other online financial transactions but because of its built in limitations I don't see it becoming anyone's default browser.

Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3694
Jazzyguy
+2

Seems to be fast as Jb described in his review. It is an essentially secure browser as the Developer claims but I am not too concerned about security as I do no credit card transactions online and my personal data is protected.

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Version 2447
Jb4 Member IconReview+37
Jb4
+1

Wow! This is fast and has features.
Does it really protect? I'm not so sophisticated to know, but have used so many Mac browsers in the past 20 years or so and so far, like this one.... a lot.

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Downloads 3,822
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Date 16 Jul 2014
Platform OS X / Intel 32
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