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SRWare Iron

Version 120.0.6100.0

Chromium Web browser without usage tracking.

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SRWare Iron overview

SRWare Iron, or simply Iron, is a free and open-source Web browser implementation of Chromium which primarily aims to eliminate usage tracking and other privacy compromising functionality that the Google Chrome browser includes.

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

What’s new in version 120.0.6100.0

Updated on Jan 04 2024

  • Minor improvements
  • Bug-/Securityfixes

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License

Free

Size

129.9 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.srware.net/iron/

Downloads

48448

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Abramurkwian
Abramurkwian
Dec 8 2021
96.0.4900.0
0.0
Dec 8 2021
0.0
Version: 96.0.4900.0
Unfortunately, this version (96.0.4900.0) crashes every time after about 2 minutes work with screen sharing.
Helmo-Hass
Helmo-Hass
Apr 28 2017
56.0.2950.0
0.0
Apr 28 2017
0.0
Version: 56.0.2950.0
Sorry MU is this a typo? asking because i'm using it, and this version came out on 02/12/2017
ben-marko
ben-marko
May 16 2016
43.0.2300.0
3.5
May 16 2016
3.5
Version: 43.0.2300.0
I haven't had any problems with this browser at all. So far it doesn't seem to contain any malware of any type, no scan has turned up anything. The article posted by Cyril-Howard has some good points, but does go a bit overboard in describing this browser as some sort of end-of-the-world malware. But the one thing it doesn't do is offer up any evidence that SRWare Iron is going to lead to ruin. I say use either it, Chromium, or Chrome itself - it doesn't really matter. Google isn't going to be beating down your door or selling off your family photos as a result of using Chrome. Add Glimmer Blocker, Little Snitch, and Ghostery to the mix (AdBlock and AdBlock Plus are worthless, IMHO), and you should be fine. It is up to you.
Jolyjumper
Jolyjumper
Feb 22 2014
31.0.1700.0
3.5
Feb 22 2014
3.5
Version: 31.0.1700.0
1. I don't care about cyrill-howard controversy and Chromium/Iron antagonism 2. SRWare Iron is a good stuff on Mac 3. SRWare Iron is too late for security updates and it's a serious fail for a browser Use with caution
Cyril-Howard
Cyril-Howard
Jul 12 2013
27.0.1500.0
1.0
Jul 12 2013
1.0
Version: 27.0.1500.0
People, please DON'T trust this browser! Iron is a scam! A scam by some greedy German who just regularly takes a Chromium source package, claims to remove 'spying' funcions, which is nothing more than changing a few settings (that you can change yourself - by going to ... the settings page) - and on top of that, he is apparently putting his own ad framework into it. Of course the versions are never up to date, so good luck with mainting browser security. If you search around a bit you will find enough links to articles and forums which elaborate on the nature of this scam, this source for example is pretty revealing: http://www.insanitybit.com/2012/06/23/srware-iron-browser-a-real-private-alternative-to-chrome-21/ Seems like the only reason Iron exists is to lure people on to his page so he can cash in several Google Ads and Analytics Bonuses. I invite you to give me hybris for this, flame away people. Or maybe save the time and read up for a minute on what disgusting piece of dodgy software you are raving about.
trungpt
trungpt
Jun 25 2013
27.0.1500.0
5.0
Jun 25 2013
5.0
Version: 27.0.1500.0
A great cross-platform browser. Should support 10.6.x also.
Lumac52
Lumac52
Dec 24 2012
23.0.1300.0
5.0
Dec 24 2012
5.0
Version: 23.0.1300.0
Excellent! I love Chrome, but I uninstalled it recently because I was fed up the obligatory Auto-Update system that comes with it (among other factors). With SRWare Iron I get all the goodness of Chrome, including all my usual extensions, without the annoyances. On my system it appears to be running flawlessly. Thanks for providing this.
Helmo-Hass
Helmo-Hass
Dec 14 2012
23.0.1300.0
0.0
Dec 14 2012
0.0
Version: 23.0.1300.0
To macupdate : Just avoid any misunderstanding can you please modify the minimum sys requirements for this as 10.7 as till now even this newest release Do Not Work under Snow Leopard. Thanks
Zampom
Zampom
Dec 2 2012
22.0.1250.0
3.0
Dec 2 2012
3.0
Version: 22.0.1250.0
Heads up. As of 12/2/2012, version 23 is out ... BUT this one still crashes on start-up using Snow Leopard. So, if you are still using SL, stay with version 21.
Helmo-Hass
Helmo-Hass
Nov 12 2012
22.0.1250.0
0.0
Nov 12 2012
0.0
Version: 22.0.1250.0
working fine on Mlion but refuses to launch under 10.6.8
Jyjon
Jyjon
Apr 14 2012
17.0.1000.0
1.0
Apr 14 2012
1.0
Version: 17.0.1000.0
Worked great until I did the OS X java update on 4/13/12. Now it takes 2 to 3 minutes to load webpages, if they load. Safari and other browsers I've tested run just fine.
David-Evian
David-Evian
Mar 15 2012
17.0.1000.0
1.0
Mar 15 2012
1.0
Version: 17.0.1000.0
ugly garbage./ can't resume failed download
David-Evian
David-Evian
Mar 15 2012
17.0.1000.0
1.0
Mar 15 2012
1.0
Version: 17.0.1000.0
ugly garbage. And can't' resume failed download to boot. Come on, this novel 'innovation' was conquered years ago.
Psychos
Psychos
Mar 8 2012
17.0.1000.0
0.5
Mar 8 2012
0.5
Version: 17.0.1000.0
It's still "Chromium.app" with 17.0, even though it shows up in the Finder as "SRWare Iron.app." (Get info on it or do an "ls" and you'll see "Chromium.") Still appears to use default Chromium folders in ~/Library and so forth, so even if you rename it, you're going to have issues if you did want to use both! Honestly, there's no reason to use this over Chromium; the links Popguru posted below are worth reading. While I'm all for more developers contributing to open-source, like Chrome derivatives, this particular one appears to be more of a marketing tool for the developer, providing pretty much nothing over Chromium, other than a different name. (And even that part isn't done right!)
trungpt
trungpt
Dec 25 2011
15.0.900.2
5.0
Dec 25 2011
5.0
Version: 15.0.900.2
Srware Iron is in the Browser Choice list provided by Microsoft. There are Windows and Linux versions too.
Thyx
Thyx
Dec 13 2011
15.0.900.2
0.0
Dec 13 2011
0.0
Version: 15.0.900.2
Just a quick comment on the rating: The search list has the overall stars (around 4), while this page uses the present rating for v15 – amounting to three ratings, one by monkeyjunkey [sic!] clicking the same rating for two versions.
Popguru
Popguru
Nov 12 2011
14.0.850.0
0.0
Nov 12 2011
0.0
Version: 14.0.850.0
Even though the Finder reports the application name as "SRWare Iron", it's actually called "Chromium.app" on the filesystem by default. You have to rename it if you want to have Chromium and Iron both installed. The fact that that SRWare didn't bother to change the name of the application bundle made me wonder how different Iron actually is from Chromium. Several sources attest that Iron has little or no significant benefit over Chromium. It simply removes some features which can be turned off manually in Chromium. These are a bit old, but likely still relevant: http://chromium.hybridsource.org/the-iron-scam http://neugierig.org/software/chromium/notes/2009/12/iron.html I think I'll stick with the FreeSMUG Chromium build instead: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/36244/chromium
Commodityfetish
Commodityfetish
Oct 17 2011
14.0.850.0
4.5
Oct 17 2011
4.5
Version: 14.0.850.0
This is just what I'm looking for, all the good stuff in Chrome without Google's spyware. Working great so far.
Robotank
Robotank
Oct 8 2011
14.0.850.0
0.0
Oct 8 2011
0.0
Version: 14.0.850.0
Since this has come up a couple times, you can easily change keyboard shortcuts for any menu item in Iron (or any other app) like so: 1. Open System Preferences 2. Select "Keyboard" pane 3. Select "Keyboard Shortcuts" tab 4. Select "Application Shortcuts" in the left pane 5. Click the "+" button to add a new shortcut 6. Select the app you want to change from the application list, enter the exact name of the menu item (I.e., Select Next Tab), then enter the desired shortcut. That's it!
Guest
Guest
Oct 7 2011
14.0.850.0
0.0
Oct 7 2011
0.0
Version: 14.0.850.0
There is much I like about this, but in addition to the things others have mentioned here, like a one-handed shortcut for switching between tabs, the Bookmark Manager is extremely underpowered. It seems there’s no other storage category than the Bookmark Bar. That which cannot fit into the Bookmarks Bar goes into a folder called “Other Bookmarks” which, amazingly, cannot be renamed to something shorter, like “Others” or deleted, and it lives in....the Bookmarks Bar! I need more freedom than that. Its memory usage is good, though. On cursory evaluation, it’s using less than half the real memory and 2/3 the virtual memory of Safari, and that’s not trivial. However, I thought by now they’d have fixed all the other little things so major accomplishments like less memory use and usage tracking can shine. But, though I appreciate all its many developers have done to make the Chrome code less evil, these niggling problems still make it impossible to enjoy SRWare Iron for those strengths.
mvbarin
mvbarin
Dec 6 2023
118.0.6000.0
5.0
Dec 6 2023
5.0
Version: 118.0.6000.0
carb
carb
Dec 2 2023
113.0.5750.0
1.0
Dec 2 2023
1.0
Version: 113.0.5750.0
shca
shca
Sep 23 2023
113.0.5750.0
1.0
Sep 23 2023
1.0
Version: 113.0.5750.0
unvv
unvv
Sep 18 2023
113.0.5750.0
1.0
Sep 18 2023
1.0
Version: 113.0.5750.0
seineyarns-0u
seineyarns-0u
Jun 22 2023
113.0.5750.0
5.0
Jun 22 2023
5.0
Version: 113.0.5750.0
nolen
nolen
Mar 2 2019
0.5
Mar 2 2019
0.5
Version: null
mr-smith
mr-smith
Jul 17 2016
0.5
Jul 17 2016
0.5
Version: null
ben-marko
ben-marko
May 16 2016
3.5
May 16 2016
3.5
Version: null
Mt-Saint-Michel-+-Saint-Michaels-Mount
Feb 20 2015
0.5
Version: null
Jolyjumper
Jolyjumper
Feb 22 2014
3.5
Feb 22 2014
3.5
Version: null
Nihilism4U
Nihilism4U
Dec 22 2013
0.5
Dec 22 2013
0.5
Version: null
Rasputinsrevengereloadet
Dec 21 2013
0.5
Version: null
Seanandersen
Seanandersen
Dec 20 2013
0.5
Dec 20 2013
0.5
Version: null
Monkeyjunkey
Monkeyjunkey
Dec 20 2013
1.0
Dec 20 2013
1.0
Version: null
Cyril-Howard
Cyril-Howard
Jul 12 2013
1.0
Jul 12 2013
1.0
Version: null
trungpt
trungpt
Jun 25 2013
5.0
Jun 25 2013
5.0
Version: null
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jun 23 2013
1.0
Jun 23 2013
1.0
Version: null
jackout
jackout
Mar 3 2013
5.0
Mar 3 2013
5.0
Version: null
ClassicUA
ClassicUA
Feb 23 2013
5.0
Feb 23 2013
5.0
Version: null
Lumac52
Lumac52
Dec 24 2012
5.0
Dec 24 2012
5.0
Version: null
hans789
hans789
Dec 4 2012
2.5
Dec 4 2012
2.5
Version: null
Zampom
Zampom
Dec 2 2012
3.0
Dec 2 2012
3.0
Version: null
joel-edstrom
joel-edstrom
Jun 9 2012
0.5
Jun 9 2012
0.5
Version: null
widethtripp
widethtripp
May 1 2012
1.5
May 1 2012
1.5
Version: null
Jyjon
Jyjon
Apr 14 2012
1.0
Apr 14 2012
1.0
Version: null
David-Evian
David-Evian
Mar 15 2012
1.0
Mar 15 2012
1.0
Version: null
Psychos
Psychos
Mar 8 2012
0.5
Mar 8 2012
0.5
Version: null
THEE:LEE
THEE:LEE
Jan 20 2012
3.5
Jan 20 2012
3.5
Version: null
Quiiick
Quiiick
Jan 9 2012
0.5
Jan 9 2012
0.5
Version: null
anonymous-dingo-653
anonymous-dingo-653
Jan 9 2012
4.0
Jan 9 2012
4.0
Version: null
Dare888
Dare888
Dec 1 2011
0.5
Dec 1 2011
0.5
Version: null
Commodityfetish
Commodityfetish
Oct 17 2011
4.5
Oct 17 2011
4.5
Version: null
std-sahincolor
std-sahincolor
Oct 7 2011
5.0
Oct 7 2011
5.0
Version: null
Kgx
Kgx
Sep 27 2011
5.0
Sep 27 2011
5.0
Version: null
Andree1897
Andree1897
Sep 18 2011
5.0
Sep 18 2011
5.0
Version: null
Avinator
Avinator
Aug 28 2011
4.5
Aug 28 2011
4.5
Version: null
FalstaffA
FalstaffA
Jun 2 2011
4.0
Jun 2 2011
4.0
Version: null
andrisukmara
andrisukmara
Mar 14 2011
5.0
Mar 14 2011
5.0
Version: null
Desterwallaboo
Desterwallaboo
Mar 14 2011
5.0
Mar 14 2011
5.0
Version: null
Micmacmo
Micmacmo
Feb 17 2011
3.5
Feb 17 2011
3.5
Version: null
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