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3 Exciting New Features Only the New Arc Browser Offers

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By Augustine Mbam - - 5 Mins Read
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For as long as we all remember, most of us have used major browsers like Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. But now, there's a new player in town: the Arc Browser. This underdog could be the one to finally challenge Google Chrome's dominance and become your new go-to browser.

Arc Browser has the potential to replace some of the most widely used browsers, including Chrome, Edge, Safari, and Opera. It was initially exclusive to Apple devices, but its recent availability on Windows computers opens up a new world of browsing possibilities for Microsoft users.

Arc Browser is impressive due to its browsing speed, which has been proven on Macs.

With its increasing adoption on Windows, it’s likely to outpace many of the established 'biggies.' However, speed is just one of the many reasons why you should consider trying out Arc for yourself. Here's an Arc Browser review of three new things the Arc browser offers.

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  1. Boost Customization

One of Arc's best features is the Boost function, which allows users to change the look and feel of any website they visit. No web development experience is necessary to use this feature. However, those with coding skills can use Boost to add custom code using CSS or JavaScript.

To access the Boost function, click the plus sign at the bottom of the left-hand side of the Arc browser and select "New Boost." A table then appears, allowing users to modify the font size, the color of both the font and the background of the web page, and even change the font type.

Currently, there are about 20 different font choices available, including fun ones like Wingdings. Users can also adjust the text size and decide if all the text on a website should be lowercase, uppercase, or a mix of both.

The Boost table also includes a Zap function. This feature lets users remove unwanted elements from a webpage. For example, if there's an annoying image or paragraph, users can zap it away and never see it again.

“Users can also change the size and decide if all the text on a website is lowercase, uppercase, or something in between.”

The changes made with Boost are persistent; they don’t disappear when the page is refreshed or left. Users can revert to the page's original look by turning off or deleting Boost, ensuring they aren't stuck with unwanted modifications forever.

  1. Spaces Change Organization and Bookmarking for the Better

Arc Browser introduces a unique way to organize bookmarks with the Spaces function. Unlike traditional horizontal bookmark bars, which are common in Chrome, Safari, Firefox, are almost every other browser, Arc's bookmarks are vertical. But what makes Spaces truly innovative is that users can set up tabs within tabs.

Each Space can start as a blank area where users can load bookmarks. For instance, if someone has multiple folders of bookmarks in similar categories, like banking or sports, they can create a dedicated Space for those links.

Spaces allow these bookmarks to be pinned, but users can still browse and search using the new tab button. As they discover new sites, they can pin. and save them in their preferred Spaces.

Users can move, copy, or delete pinned sites between Spaces as needed. This flexibility means you can keep a Space for all your bookmarks and copy only what you need to other Spaces. This ensures that even if you prune your bookmarks, you won't lose any important links permanently.

  1. Chromium Offers a Familiar Feel

If fear of the unknown is stopping someone from switching browsers, they should know that Arc is built on Chromium. This means any site that works on Google Chrome will work on Arc.

This is especially useful for streaming services and online games. For example, MLB.TV and Xbox’s Game Pass Ultimate work easily on Arc. The Chrome architecture ensures compatibility with these and many other services.

All the different features that Arc offers can take some adjustment, but those who try out the browser that's continually improving will find the time to adjust is minimal.

If you’re not completely happy with your current browser or just want to see if the grass is greener on the other side, Arc is definitely worth checking out. This Arc browser review highlights just a few of the many reasons why the Arc browser could be your new favorite browsing tool.