Yandex Browser is a freeware web browser developed by the Russian web search corporation Yandex that uses the Blink layout engine and is based on the Chromium open source project. The browser checks webpage security with the Yandex security system and checks downloaded files with Kaspersky anti-virus. The browser also uses Opera Software’s Turbo technology to speed web browsing on slower connections.
The browser is available for Windows, OS X, Android and iOS. In October 2014 a Linux beta version was introduced.
Yandex Browser features include the following:
- Different “new tab” screen with a Windows 8-style interface and specialized widgets for popular services
- User data sync with the Internet and other devices running Yandex Browser, including tabs, bookmarks, history, passwords, settings and more.
- Integrated translation: selecting any text shows a popup button which, when pressed, shows a translation of the text to Russian using Lingvo.
- With version 1.1 Opera Turbo has been integrated to speed up the loading of web pages over slow internet connections and reduce data usage. Slow connections won’t slow you down. When internet speeds drop, Turbo mode is enabled, which will speed up how fast pages load and save on your data charges.
- Content Recommendations: Interesting articles, news, and videos in your personalised Zen feed, right on the browser’s start screen. Zen analyzes yours interests and the feedback you share to refine its recommendations with ever-increasing accuracy.
- Protect active security technology scans files and website for viruses, blocks fraudulent webpages, protects your passwords and bank card details, and keeps your online payments safe from theft.
- SmartBox; If you need the latest exchange rates or weather forecast, the suggestions have your answer. If you want to visit a site but you don’t remember the exact address, enter its name and Yandex Browser will do the rest.
- Change the background in the browser to suit your mood. You can select one of many preset backgrounds, or upload your favorite picture.
Download Yandex Browser from Official Homepage