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Waterfox for Windows Waterfox for Windows G3.2.0 for Windows

by Waterfox

Avg. Rating 3.2 (231 votes)

File Details

File Size 55.1 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 11,924
Publisher Waterfox
Homepage Waterfox
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

Waterfox is a 64-Bit version of Firefox. The Firefox source code is taken and compiled to run specifically for 64-Bit Windows computers. To make Waterfox stand out a bit more, it's compiled with optimizations so that it will run more efficiently and faster than just compiling Firefox as a 64-Bit program.

Latest Reviews

joaodav

joaodav reviewed vG3.1.0 on Feb 22, 2021

In my own experience and needs of productivity, Firefox's costumization options and overall layout far exceeds its lack of performance in comparison to other browsers. I've been using mozilla/firefox since its inception. Anyway, i've been having problems with very slow or irresponsive firefox. So i started to test every other browser i could get my hands on for a week or so ago and it just confirmed that i can't work properly with a browser that, for instance, doesn't let me, fully, natively, and in a simple way, costumize the toolbars. It really baffles my mind how does chromium and other engines want to be taken serious with only 4 basic buttons on it's toolbar - it's an insult to any user. Waterfox did solve (not totally but pretty close) the performance issues that i've been having with firefox and it's as costumizable as the later. So, five stars of course.

LakotaElf

LakotaElf reviewed vG3.0.1 on Dec 4, 2020

Use PaleMoon or Waterfox, both good browsers. Firefox is going the way netscape did and AOL ruined it as they do most things. I wish they would bringback Netscape, that was a excellent browser. I think Firefox at one time was very good, but not any more...

psycros

psycros reviewed v2020.01 on Jan 26, 2020

Show Mozilla exactly how you feel about the way they've been running things over the past few years. Use Waterfox Classic!

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v2020.01 on Jan 23, 2020

Talk about fake news. 3.2 review wise. U kidding me? Edge and chrome are far worse than this. Waterfox allows me to access all those old add on's with no problems. Runs smooth as can be. Ignore the trolls and give this old school style browser a chance.

Slug_Coordinator

Slug_Coordinator reviewed v56.2.14 on Sep 5, 2019

Unless Firefox goes back to allowing me to continue to use the Legacy Add-Ons i use for work and home I am sticking with Waterfox. This way I can enjoy both New and Old with one Browser and I dont have stuff just removed with no warning or automatically.

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v56.2.0 on May 16, 2018

Ive found replacements now for all the extensions I lost on the FF changeover, and I have to say FF is a lot faster than it was before. Im back on FF now, Waterfox was a good stopgap solution for a while tho.

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v56.0.3 on Jan 17, 2018

With firefox jumping the shark with version 57, waterfox has nicely replaced it.

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v55.2.0 on Oct 6, 2017

Waterfox is all I wanted, I just wanted firefox to be fast and this is it. The future is unclear for this browser after FF57 comes out, but Ill stay on it as long as I can.

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v55.0.2 on Aug 22, 2017

To be fair, its not too bad. Like Kstev mentioned, with Mozilla going in an entire different direction soon affecting allot of add on's themes who knows what this will do to all the browser clones based on this. I know about cyberfox giving up and allot of rumblings in the Seamonkey world about these changes. Pale moon branched away from this but unfortunately I've had a few sites not work with it. Waterfox is good. Better than Chrome. And a heck of allot better that either IE or Edge.

kstev99

kstev99 reviewed v53.0.1 on May 11, 2017

I've been using this since Firefox announced that only web extension addons will work in the very near future. That means that the one thing that made Firefox stand out, CUSTOMIZATION, will soon be a thing of the past as about 80% of your addons will not work with the new Firefox (AKA Clone of Google Chrome.)

Waterfox imported all of my bookmarks, addons etc and is working flawlessly. Cyberfox you say? Cyberfox developers have announced they are going to throw in the towel when Firefox drops support fpr XUL / X{COM. Thanks to the Waterfox developer. I'm sure it will be picking up a LOT of users in the near future.

Avg. Rating 3.2 (231 votes)
Your Rating
joaodav

joaodav reviewed vG3.1.0 on Feb 22, 2021

Pros: - as good as firefox, with better performance.

Cons: - still some performance issues in my own setup (it may have to do with the gecko engine, not waterfox's fault).

Bottom Line: In my own experience and needs of productivity, Firefox's costumization options and overall layout far exceeds its lack of performance in comparison to other browsers. I've been using mozilla/firefox since its inception. Anyway, i've been having problems with very slow or irresponsive firefox. So i started to test every other browser i could get my hands on for a week or so ago and it just confirmed that i can't work properly with a browser that, for instance, doesn't let me, fully, natively, and in a simple way, costumize the toolbars. It really baffles my mind how does chromium and other engines want to be taken serious with only 4 basic buttons on it's toolbar - it's an insult to any user. Waterfox did solve (not totally but pretty close) the performance issues that i've been having with firefox and it's as costumizable as the later. So, five stars of course.

LakotaElf

LakotaElf reviewed vG3.0.1 on Dec 4, 2020

Pros: Fast and not loaded down with crap that you rarely use. Will allow installation of legacy addons and it works very well, I feel is just as good a Waterfox which is a very good browser. I would change to that but I hate all this change to this and that all the time. Palemoon is all I need, but waterfox is very good.

Cons: None that I can think of.

Bottom Line: Use PaleMoon or Waterfox, both good browsers. Firefox is going the way netscape did and AOL ruined it as they do most things. I wish they would bringback Netscape, that was a excellent browser. I think Firefox at one time was very good, but not any more...

psycros

psycros reviewed v2020.01 on Jan 26, 2020

Pros: All the benefits of the transitional v55 Firefox and security patches of the newer versions without all the other BS.

Cons: This could well be due to addons I'm running but occasionally WF gets a bit laggy, particularity when using Facebook services. A quick restart always seems to fix it.

Bottom Line: Show Mozilla exactly how you feel about the way they've been running things over the past few years. Use Waterfox Classic!

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v2020.01 on Jan 23, 2020

Pros: The best

Cons: nothing

Bottom Line: Talk about fake news. 3.2 review wise. U kidding me? Edge and chrome are far worse than this. Waterfox allows me to access all those old add on's with no problems. Runs smooth as can be. Ignore the trolls and give this old school style browser a chance.

Slug_Coordinator

Slug_Coordinator reviewed v56.2.14 on Sep 5, 2019

Pros: If you used a lot of the previous Add-On's that Firefox dumped Waterfox allows you to use them once again. Waterfox is a hybrid of some features of Old and New Firefox with much better consistency.

You can do more customization to it and keep the layout with Classic Theme as you wish. Everything works without the AU TO Upgrades that Firefox went out of their way to hide and remove.

Waterfox is what use to make Firefox great,

Also they dont just render your Add-ons useless or remove them like Firefox did.

Cons: I've not found any con's with Waterfox. Infact I find things work better, Video, Watching Movies, My Cable TV online etc., it hasn't given any issues on my 7 Home PC's including 2 Mac's.

Bottom Line: Unless Firefox goes back to allowing me to continue to use the Legacy Add-Ons i use for work and home I am sticking with Waterfox. This way I can enjoy both New and Old with one Browser and I dont have stuff just removed with no warning or automatically.

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v56.2.0 on May 16, 2018

Pros:

Cons:

Bottom Line: Ive found replacements now for all the extensions I lost on the FF changeover, and I have to say FF is a lot faster than it was before. Im back on FF now, Waterfox was a good stopgap solution for a while tho.

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v56.0.3 on Jan 17, 2018

Pros: good

Cons: really none

Bottom Line: With firefox jumping the shark with version 57, waterfox has nicely replaced it.

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v55.2.0 on Oct 6, 2017

Pros: fast

Cons: Wont be updated after 56 likely

Bottom Line: Waterfox is all I wanted, I just wanted firefox to be fast and this is it. The future is unclear for this browser after FF57 comes out, but Ill stay on it as long as I can.

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v55.0.2 on Aug 22, 2017

Pros: Lots of Firefox themes and add on's work with this. No problems with any sites r plug ins.

Cons: Very closely related to firefox. That if you want to use this, it might affect Firefox also as an fyi. Didn't affect any other browser.

Bottom Line: To be fair, its not too bad. Like Kstev mentioned, with Mozilla going in an entire different direction soon affecting allot of add on's themes who knows what this will do to all the browser clones based on this. I know about cyberfox giving up and allot of rumblings in the Seamonkey world about these changes. Pale moon branched away from this but unfortunately I've had a few sites not work with it. Waterfox is good. Better than Chrome. And a heck of allot better that either IE or Edge.

kstev99

kstev99 reviewed v53.0.1 on May 11, 2017

I've been using this since Firefox announced that only web extension addons will work in the very near future. That means that the one thing that made Firefox stand out, CUSTOMIZATION, will soon be a thing of the past as about 80% of your addons will not work with the new Firefox (AKA Clone of Google Chrome.)

Waterfox imported all of my bookmarks, addons etc and is working flawlessly. Cyberfox you say? Cyberfox developers have announced they are going to throw in the towel when Firefox drops support fpr XUL / X{COM. Thanks to the Waterfox developer. I'm sure it will be picking up a LOT of users in the near future.

Sven123456789

Sven123456789 reviewed v51.0 on Jan 27, 2017

Since Firefox has a 64 bit version, that makes this pretty much useless And I agree. since trying Cyberfox, I havent look back.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v50.1.0 on Dec 24, 2016

cyberfox is way better

Lsavagejt

Lsavagejt reviewed v48.0.2 on Sep 9, 2016

It is easier to remove the bloatware from Waterfox that comes bundled with Firefox, however the last version of Waterfox had a major memory leak. Perhaps this version is better. Also, there should be a way to migrate bookmarks between browsers.

comnut

comnut reviewed v48.0.1 on Aug 18, 2016

If you hate australis, PALE MOON does a good 64 bit browser.. and a well ordered forum, too...

Its UP TO YOU what you choose.. cyberfox, ultrafox, etc, etc...

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v47.0.1 on Jul 6, 2016

Why bother with this when you can download a 64bit version of firefox right from Mozilla's site? go to their site, scroll down to bottom, choose the otehr versions link and find the one you need. available for windows, mac, linux and for all in 32 or 64 bit.

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