Pros / Phase Out’s security features are exceptional.
Cons / The startup and navigation times this browser exhibits are shockingly long.
Verdict / You can browse securely with Phase Out, but you won’t do so very quickly.
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PhaseOut is a flash-based shell for Internet Explorer. It adds some really impressive looking graphics and customizable skins to your Internet browsing experience. If futuristic looks and space inspired graphics are your thing, you might want to consider PhaseOut.
Speed & Compatibility
PhaseOut has most of the essential features, but still lacks some of the nice bonus features such as a password manager, feeds, or parental controls.
PhaseOut aims to be completely customizable and tailored to easy surfing. While the remote function is innovative, it seems unnecessary and doesn't add a lot of utility. PhaseOut provides most of the tools of a good browser, but they are not as easy to use as we would like.
PhaseOut comes with top-notch security features, including anti-phishing. Since it's Internet Explorer based you can also remove your browsing history quickly.
Help & Support
PhaseOut does not provide a whole lot of help for new users. There is a FAQs and email support, but no user manual, no online helps or tutorials, and no user forums.
PhaseOut is a neat idea, but the browser seems a bit too distracting. The interface seemed just a little too busy and sacrificed speed. PhaseOut is interesting, but not very intuitive, and lacking in features. We recommend using Firefox with an add-on skin if you need to personalize your browser's look. Or compare PhaseOut with Google Chrome or Opera.