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The Wyzo Bittorrent Browser – free Firefox offshoot offers integrated Bittorrent downloading

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The Wyzo Browser is the latest freeware offering from the guys who brought us the excellent FireTorrent Bittorrent plugin for Firefox. They’ve clearly decided to forego upgrading Firetorrent to work with the latest Firefox 3.x, and instead have brought out their own web browser based on Firefox which incorporates the Bittorrent feature as standard.

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The product also offers a mega search engine start page and a handy small bookmarks bar to get to favourite sites faster, but overall I’m not sure they’ve made the right decision to dump the plugin. It’s not that the browser is bad, it’s just not different enough to offer any real advantage over the standard Firefox.

I’ll certainly keep it around for when I need to download a torrent, because it’s clean, simple and quick to use their tool (I find the standalone products like uTorrent et al still rather cumbersome, and FoxTorrent broke for me a while ago) but apart from that their browser will remain closed. I’m more likely to use Google Chrome as my surfing alternative. Still it’s worth a look if you’re a Torrent fan.

 Wyzo is an awesome new browser that focuses on optimizing your online media experience. Wyzo gives you easy access to all your favourite media sites, downloading media content and inform your friends about your discoveries…We’ve integrated your torrent downloads inside our download manager, so downloading torrents has never been so easy! Now you can manage your web and torrent downloads from the same window. Start downloads with just one click.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


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