Baidu Spark is a free, lightweight and an intuitive Chromium based alternative browser for Windows, that comes with amazing and never seen before features. Built upon the Chromium engine, Spark is amazingly fast, lightweight and customizable. The most appreciated feature in the Baidu Spark is the built-in torrent client. Now you don’t need to install a separate Torrent Client, as the browser itself can do the task. Moreover it features a built-in media downloader that allows you to download media content from web pages.
Baidu Spark Browser
Let us check out the features of Baidu Spark Browser.
Spark supports around 14 gestures which can be activated by simply clicking the right mouse button and performing the gesture to perform a corresponding task. You can view the gestures and their functions by going into Settings and then into Tools.
Built-In Media Downloader
The Built-In media downloader comes handy when you want to download video or MP3 files from different websites. If there is a downloadable media content on a web page, then the small TV icon would turn blue and you can click that button to download the videos or any other media content.
Pop-Up Video Player
A very useful feature that opens up a video in a separate window, you can maximize it to full screen or use the player controls to go to the full screen mode. The pop-up window will only display the video not the entire webpage.
Your very own Browser Doctor can help you out if you are facing some common issues while viewing or operating websites. To open, click on Browser Doctor from the Menu and mark the issues you are facing and the doctor will try to fix them up.
The built-in screenshot tool lets you create full webpage screenshots and you can even capture a screenshot for a defined area. The saved screenshot can be further used for printing as some elements may go missing while using a normal print dialog.
Like Google Chrome, you can login to Baidu Spark to sync your settings across various devices.
Built-In Torrent Client
The most useful feature of Spark is the built-in Torrent client. The torrent client is really amazing and the best part about it is that it integrates very well with the browser. There are two different speed modes, the first mode can be enabled when you want to browse the internet along with torrents downloading at a slower rate and the second mode can be selected if you want the torrents to download at their maximum speed without any interference.
There are numerous other features that it has to offer. Features that Baidu Spark offers are not so common for a normal web browser. The UI is somewhat inspired from Google Chrome so now you can imagine the ease in using this Chrome-based browser. Feature-wise, it could well be the best of Chromium-based web browsers for Windows.
Click here to download Baidu Spark web browser.
NOTE BY ADMIN:
After reading the comments I decided to download and install its offline instaler from its home age.
- It worked smoothly and did not crash.
- It installed and uninstalled easily.
- It did not offer or install any third-party crapware or adware, nor change the home page or search settings. Nowhere did it show malware like tendencies.
The only thing is that it offers to set itself as the default browser a couple of times, once during installation, once when you open it the first time and once when you close it the first time. Remember to say No at all times, and you are good to go.