Falkon v3.1.0 Rev2

freakazoid on 24 Aug 2020
  • 213MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Sep 2019
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Falkon (formerly "QupZilla") is a modern web browser that implements all standard features, as well as extras like a SSL certificate manager, search engine manager, themes, speed dial, extensions, AdBlock, GreaseMonkey, mouse gestures, access keys navigation, a command-line interface and more.

Security note: development of this browser appears to have stalled and the software may be subject to security vulnerabilities.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac, Linux, the program is WebKit-based, similar to Safari and Chrome. Note that a natively portable version is available, but we are listing the due to issues in testing.

Falkon Portable is a version of the program from PortableApps.com. Windows 7 and 8 users may require an additional (see homepage).

Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Functioning OpenGL drivers
Stealth: ? No. Writes a few QT-related keys to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch FalkonPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Otter Browser, X-Chromium

8 comments on Falkon  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

freakazoid 2017-02-11 22:46

I can confirm what smaragdus said about v2.1.0.

Memory usage hovers around 120-140 MB RAM, but that is to be expected when the core engine is now updated to use QtWebEngine, which is powered by Chromium. To compare, I had an older version of Qupzilla v1.8.6 lying around and that used 210 MB RAM.

It's a good alternative to the existing Chromium-powered browsers, but if you're using a Chromium backend, you might as well use Chromium so you can gain access to the wealth of available extensions out there rather than some homebrewed versions that come with QupZilla.


smaragdus 2017-02-04 16:56

At first look QupZilla version 2.1.0 seems to have improved significantly compared to version 2.0.2, but it uses far more resources compared to version 1.8.9. I did just a brief testing.


freakazoid 2015-10-22 19:05

Qupzilla is getting a little memory hungry. I have removed this from my favorites list.

If you want a barebones browser that uses little memory, I would recommend the latest version of K-Meleon.


webfork 2014-02-03 02:06

carbonize: no, I wrote that in wrong. Revising.


carbonize 2014-01-29 10:12

Safari and Chrome use the QT framework?


Midas 2014-01-28 11:18

I can confirm that, webfork. Been trying to promote Qupzilla to backup browser, but have had some rather catastrophic crashes (BSOD on XP Pro SP3) with the latest versions... :(


webfork 2012-08-03 19:41

Been testing it often since my first post as a secondary browser and it looks too unstable (crashing) for any serious use. Will keep testing.


webfork 2012-07-22 18:27

In my very unscientific testing, the program starts up quickly and does use radically less memory at than most other browsers (54 megs) but with just a few tabs open it quickly balloons to 120 megs (around the same that most other browsers use).

Still, supports do not track which Chromium has abandoned, looks like it's under active development, and seems pretty solid (doesn't crash). Looks like a strong secondary browser with maybe some hope of pushing into the primary spot down the road.


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