Baidu Browser (formerly Baidu Spark Browser) is based on Chromium, the same engine which runs Google Chrome. Although Baidu Browser has a standard design, it does have some nice features such as changeable skins and a good user interface.
The app has a nice integration with Facebook as well as features for downloading videos, screenshot capture, torrent download, open downloads manager, and account protection.
One helpful feature is the sidebar. This gives you quick access to bookmarks and downloads, a zoom function to enlarge or shrink the page, and a widget for Facebook. The really cool feature though, is the ability to use gestures with the mouse to accomplish specific actions, such as closing or opening a new tab, or navigating forwards and backwards. The downside is that you can’t create new customized gestures.
Key features include:
- Media Downloader.
- Browser Doctor.
- Full-Page Screenshots.
- Mouse Gestures.
- Account Syncing.
Baidu Browser also has some nice security features. It comes with a built-in virus scanner and an adware block. There is also an extra function, which prevents other apps from modifying your existing security and privacy settings.
Overall, Baidu Browser is a good looking browser with some cool features such as the gesture controls and media downloader. The setup is very similar to Chrome and the Facebook integration works very well. The sidebar is also a useful tool that isn’t too intrusive.