Software Review: the Rekonq Web Browser
- Application: Rekonq
- Version: 0.6.1
- Platform: Arch linux
- Desktop: KDE 4.6.0
- Packages: rekonq
- Pros: Fast performance, Web Kit based, new tab page, simple and intuitive GUI, tight KDE desktop integration
- Cons: Doesn’t play nicely with KDE activities, session saving is problematic, a separate search bar would be better
- The Verdict: Not quite ready for prime-time, but has lots of potential.
The Rekonq interface is the height of no-frills simplicity. The main toolbar consists simply of back and forward buttons, the stop/reload button, the URL bar, and the configuration tool. By default the bookmarks toolbar is also enabled. Overwhelmingly, the focus here is on the web pages.