Epic: A Web Browser Made For India, By India
By on July 15th, 2010

While it’s hard for a new browser to make an international impact, one can argue that there are still untapped opportunities on a regional level. For example, Maxthon is hugely popular in China, yet it remains largely unknown internationally. Bangalore based startup Hidden Reflex certainly believes that it can gain sufficient traction by offering a distinctive Indian flavor.

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Epic, which is based on Mozilla Firefox, cleverly taps into several already available services to serve content tailored for Indian users. Among other things, it uses Google Indic Transliteration tool to enable typing in Indian languages like Hindi, Bengali and Tamil. The custom sidebar also offers one-click access to regional and national news including live video streams (served by NDTV), cricket match scores, share market updates and music charts. Epic also provides box file backup (through Gmail), mail (Yahoo and Gmail) and social networking (Facebook, Twitter and Orkut) apps. Additional security is provided through ESET NOD32 and WOT. If you want more you can always install more apps from Epic’s online gallery, which currently houses more than 1,500 applications. Additionally, since Epic is based on Firefox, it also supports standard Firefox extensions.

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EpicOn the whole, Epic impressed me with its features as well as overall execution. It’s a lot more than just another Firefox port, which is what I had initially expected it to be. The fact that it is built on top of Firefox, which is already fairly popular, should come to its advantage. Casual users are notorious for sticking to what they are already familiar with. In spite of being packed to the brim with features, Epic does well to keep them neatly tucked away in a separate corner. The additional features doesn’t get in your way. Epic still very much feels and behaves like Firefox. At the same time, the default persona is a bit gaudy and Epic would do well to adopt the new minimalistic theme Mozilla is embracing.

Techie Buzz Rating: 4.5/5 (Excellent)
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  • Daniel

    Impressive set of options!

    Fast and flexible, just like what you'd expect from Firefox.

    Great find! :)

  • Abhinandan

    I am happy to see a customized version of mozilla for Indians, but would be more happy if something original would have come up with Desi Ideas…still good job..
    applause…

  • kuldeep

    i like indian deshi browser

  • dilip

    Pl let me know the procedure to download this browser on laptop. I am new to this operations

  • Rishabh

    can be be better!
    if speed is increased and more than chrome or firefox!!

  • sathis

    cool browser..

  • Ravi

    not able to download epic browser

  • anand raj

    this web bruzer is a good web bruzer

  • shilps

    will download it for my mom!

  • M V RAVIKUMAR

    its good and proud that indians create and run a web site for indians

  • H. Nasir Ahamed

    My friends advice me to use Epic.

  • http://www.free2u.org Freeware

    I'm grateful I finally found this article. I really want to download and install apps from Epic's online gallery. Thank you for sharing this great features.

  • mak b

    PROUD TO B AN INDIAN
    HATS OF TO THIS INDIAN S/Ws AS WELL AS ENGINEERS
    FIRST !!!

  • sky

    hindustan zindabad

  • Neelagandan. J

    Really Great…. Hats off……. Thanks for this Useful sharing….

  • shubham

    india is going to rock

  • Hariom

    It’s Great…………………..
    We proud to be INDIAN……….

  • muqthar

    i can’t download epic from the following link .the web page is not opening..
    plz help me..

  • surender

    epic it’s great! great!! great!!!
    we proud to be an indian

  • surender

    am not able to down load please guid me
    very much intrested to down load it

  • ROHIT

    GOOD JAY HIND

  • rishikesh agarwal

    I WANT TO TRY THE SPEED AND LOOK.

  • http://www.facebook.com/aLeJaNdRo.CaMpIoNe Alejandro Campione

    Crash cada 10′ … alguna solucion?

 
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