Windows/Mac/Linux: Built from the Firefox core, free web browser Wyzo integrates BitTorrent capabilities, download acceleration, and much more—though you can get many of Wyzo’s best features in Firefox if you’re not up for the switch.
Since we can’t help but assume that most readers’ reaction to Wyzo would be something along the lines of “You can already do that in Firefox,” I’ll run down some of the best features Wyzo offers and offer the Firefox counterpart (though in most cases the “counterpart” is actually the same extension that comes pre-bundled with Wyzo).
- BitTorrent Integration: Wyzo integrates BitTorrent downloads directly in the browser—and at speeds comparable to many desktop BitTorrent apps. Want the same in Firefox? Grab the FireTorrent extension.
- Download Acceleration: Wyzo supercharges your downloads (claiming speed boosts up to 10x faster) with multi-source downloads. Want the same in Firefox? Check out the FireDownload extension or the beloved DownThemAll.
- Cooliris Previews: This couldn’t be more straightforward. Wyzo comes with the Cooliris extension installed by default, integrating beautiful graphics and cinematic navigation to your browser. Install it in Firefox and you’ve got the same.
We’re not trying to say that there’s no reason someone might want to use Wyzo, but if you’re already entrenched in Firefox love and don’t really feel like switching horses to get some of Wyzo’s cooler features, you can just grab them à la carte with the right extensions. Wyzo is a free download for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
The Media Browser
Download Wyzo 3
version 3.0.3 for Windows
What’s new in Wyzo 3
Your downloads just got quicker! Wyzo incorporates multi-source downloading wherever possible to dramatically accelerate your web downloads – supercharge those downloads!
Downloading BitTorrent files has never been easier – Wyzo lets you browse and download torrents right from within your surfing environment – thats right, no other software required!
CoolIris – Cinematic Web
Transform your browser into a lightning fast, cinematic way to discover the web. Watch your favorite movies, TV shows, YouTube and music videos right within your web browser!
The Wyzo browser is operated by Radical Software Ltd, a new international Software start-up based in Jersey, UK. Radical Software currently employs over 10 talented programmers and managers who are working together to develop pioneering software products.
Wyzo’s long-term aim is to make web browsing smarter and more enjoyable. Wyzo makes use of existing pioneering browser technologies (including the Mozilla Firefox open source core) to extend the usability of the browser by developing unique and innovative media features that lets users download and manage all forms of media from a single application.
Wyzo is a web browser based on Mozilla’s Firefox. Some of the modifications are:
- FireDownload accelerates regular http downloads up to 10x!
- A Bittorrent plug-in called FireTorrent. It places the torrent downloads in the same Window as normal downloads. Torrents with a single click!
- Wyzo’s user-friendly new skin
- A new startpage, which lets you search a large amount of search engines.
- A variety of other extensions that enhance the user’s browsing experience, including CoolIris, Ctrl-tab and FireGestures
Wyzo 3 is currently in Beta development stage.