To make Waterfox stand out a bit more, it’s compiled with optimizations. Therefore that it will run more efficiently and faster than just compiling Mozilla Firefox as a 64-Bit program.
Waterfox focuses on giving users choice while also helping make the world a better place. It is partners with Ecosia, a search engine that plants trees with its generated revenues. The browser itself is focused on power users, which lets you make the important decisions.
There is no plugin whitelist, you can run whichever extensions you like and absolutely no data or telemetry will be send back to Mozilla or the Waterfox project.
This web browser is based on the current stable Firefox build, which means it functions in exactly the same way. Aside from its name on the menu at the top of the main window, there’s nothing to differentiate it from Firefox. Waterfox shares your Firefox settings, so should you come to uninstall it. Don’t select the option to delete all personal information if you’re still using Firefox. And your add-ons and extensions work on any version of Firefox, on any platform!
- Browse faster. Start faster, tab hop quicker, get more done.
- Customize your browser. Personalize Waterfox with everything from themes to privacy tools.
- Your favorite add-ons and extensions. Adblock, Ublock, LastPass and thousands more.
- Sync between devices. Get your tabs, logins and history on the go.
- Traveling Tabs. View open tabs on any device.
- Waterfox for Android. Our most customizable application for Android yet.
- Balanced memory usage. Browse smoothly and leave plenty of memory for your computer programs.
- Better bookmarks. Quickly save and organize your favorite sites.
- More private. We don’t sell access to your online data. Period.
- No data collection. We have no need for your data, so you can browse freely.
- More powerful Private Browsing. More protection than Incognito mode or InPrivate.
- Ad tracker blocking. The Private Browsing module blocks ads with trackers.
- Password Manager. Forget the reset. Save passwords and logins quickly.
- Latest security fixes up to Firefox ESR 60.7
- Added new Mozilla certificates to be able to install add-ons from AMO again
- Waterfox now identifies as Waterfox once again!
- This fixes issues with repeat CAPTCHAs, hooray!
- Websites that require a vanilla Firefox user agent will get one, so far: web.whatsapp.com, amazon.*, netflix.com, chase.com. Please request if a website you visit doesn’t recognise the Waterfox user agent.
- This should stop YouTube from doing A/B tests that break on Waterfox.
Homepage – https://www.waterfoxproject.org
Supported Operating Systems:
- Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64-bit).
- macOS: OS X Lion (10.7)
- Linux: Any modern distro
Size: 72.0 MB