Brief: Min is an open source web browser with a clean UI and minimalist look. Despite being minimal, Min packs enough features for a standard web browsing experience.
Remember the last time we discussed non-Google web browsers? Well, here is one more to the list.
Its focus is to provide a minimal web browser with a clean UI and standard features. And it does the job pretty well.
The interface is clean and simple. It has the essential features like ad-block, script-block, address bar web search, etc.
You can also group tabs in tasks. You can open the task view and drag and drop to rearrange the tabs.
Since it uses Electron and Electron uses Chromium, it shouldn’t collect your data unless Chromium does that itself.
Despite being based on Electron, Min is surprisingly not resource hungry. It is light on RAM usage and is quite fast.
Some of the main features of Min browser are:
If you decide to install it, I highly advise taking the Mint tour. It will show you how to use the browser because it might be slightly overwhelming at the beginning. You can always find the “take a tour” option under Menu->Help.
Before you decide to use Min, I will give you the same warning what Min browser gives itself. It might not be completely safe to use it.
The reason is that Min browser uses Electron framework and Electron often uses an older version of Chromium. Which would mean that some security fixes in the newer Chromium versions might not be available for Min through Electron.
For this reason, it is really up to your call if you want to use Min or not.
If yes, you can find the ready to use binaries for Debian/Ubuntu, Windows and macOS along with its source code on the link below:
Do you use some not so mainstream web browser? Which one is it? And did you try Min? What do you think of it?