Google Chrome dominates the browser market. Far behind are Safari, Firefox, Edge, Opera, and then everyone else. From this we see that users have a hard time deciding to try or change the internet browser they are used to. In this post, we will try to convince you to do so.
Sidekick is a free internet browser for Windows 7, 8, 10 and 11 designed for those who work online.
How Does Sidekick Work?
Sidekick runs on Google’s Chromium engine which gives it certain similarities to Chrome. The settings menu is almost the same as Chrome, as well as the section with the URL field and the bookmark bar. Also, plugins that work in Chrome will work here as well, which is a big plus. We can say that Sidekick, except for the addition that we will talk about in more detail, is almost the same as Google Chrome, so it is extremely easy to navigate.
The addition that Sidekick brings is the sidebar, which is located on the left side and it is aimed at business use. Sidebar is a range of tools for faster and more efficient use of Internet browsers. This is basically a type of bookmark bar, with the difference that you will have additional options when it comes to the services and applications you put here.
Sidekick supports over 230 internet services and applications that you can add to the sidebar, including Gmail, Google Calendar, Skype, WhatsApp, Upwork and many others. If the one you need is not on the list, you can easily add it via a URL, which Sidekick will remember and create a shortcut in the sidebar.
When you click on a shortcut, it will open in a new tab, similar to a regular bookmark. However, right-clicking on the shortcut will open the menu of that application with additional options. Also, the icon in the sidebar will show when you receive a new email or message, and you will be able to adjust the behavior of the application, for example, to turn off notifications or sounds.
Sidekick also includes a premium version that brings a VPN, a built-in video calling, the ability to share passwords and more. Honestly, none of these options are necessary, and for most there is a free plugin, so this does not impair the comfortable use of the Internet browser.
Sidekick Is a Copy of Chrome With a Great Addition
Without the sidebar, Sidekick is almost the same as Chrome, which we don’t consider a minus, but then there would be no need to use it. The question is, is the sidebar a good enough reason to switch to Sidekick. Our answer is yes, especially if you use a browser for work. Using applications from the sidebar is quick and easy, all information is easily accessible and there is no need to have a bunch of running programs on your computer.
Windows 7, 8, 10 and 11