Compact web browser

screenshot of Off By One

Is bigger always better? Sure, sometimes having all the bells and whistles at your beck and call is a good thing. The latest kitchen gadget slices and dices; heck, it's a floor wax and a dessert topping! But what if you need simplicity? Less may be the way to go.

Off By One is a web browser that seeks to be less. It is smaller, less complicated, and faster than almost any other graphic browser out there. It doesn't support Flash, JavaScript, or other cutting-edge technologies. It's really only HTML 3.2 compliant, but what it lacks in bloat, it more than makes up for in speed and small size. It's compact enough that you can run it from a USB drive or CD-ROM, or even over a network. It doesn't require installation, so you don't have junk strewn all across your system. It's entirely self-contained, so you don't heed to have IE installed or anything like that.

You can easily tweak User-Agent information and dump cookies, so your anonymity is enhanced. SSL support is included, so you can visit HTTPS pages. You won't be plagued by pop-ups and junk, because they just aren't supported here.

Off By One is a Windows application. It will run under any system beginning with Windows 95.

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2 Responses to “Compact web browser”

  1. Hayden says:

    Great program! Personally, I use Qbrowser. It’s not really faster than Firefox on high-speed, but it flies on dial-up. Plus, unpacked, it’s only about 600Kb. I carry it with me on my flash-drive everywhere, because everyone has dial-up where I live. Little bit off topic, sorry. Off By One is a great program, though!

  2. Adam says:

    it’s a neat browser….I guess it could be good for work/school if you dont want ot let people know what sites you are on 🙂 It’s got features to block css/js/etc so you could for example take away the stylesheets from youtube, leave the video and they won’t know your on youtube.

    It’s kinda quirky, since there isn’t a real address bar (atleast not when I used it a year or 2 ago…..) you gotta access the location from File > Open.

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