When comparing Polarity Browser vs Slimjet, the Slant community recommends Polarity Browser for most people. In the question“What are the best desktop web browsers?” Polarity Browser is ranked 13th while Slimjet is ranked 19th. The most important reason people chose Polarity Browser is:
According to [their own tests](http://polarity.x10.mx/compare) Polarity takes up more than 10x less memory than IE, FF or Chrome.
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Pro Fast and lightweight
According to their own tests Polarity takes up more than 10x less memory than IE, FF or Chrome.
Pro Built-in privacy features
Polarity browser comes with ad block and Do Not Track built in.
Pro Multi-session browsing with Parallel Sessions
Parallel Sessions allows users to browse the web with different profiles with separate cache, cookies, and history. This enables users to login to multiple accounts to different websites like Facebook.
Pro Customizable UI
It allows you to customize many things from window color, tab color and text color to window transparency and border size. You can set Background image or use Shuffle from Bing. You can also save the theme, import and export it.
Pro Custom Developer tools
Polarity comes with the standard Inspector for Blink based browsers along with its custom client that works with both Trident and Blink.
Pro Great HTML5 support
Polarity scores 512/555 on the HTML5 test. It is just a couple of points shy of Google Chrome.
Pro Built in adblock
Supports adding lists in ublock, adblock, adblockplus, and peerblock/peerguardian text formats.
Pro Fast and stable
Lower memory footprint and CPU usage than Chromium.
Pro Built in download manager
Multi-threaded streaming download manager with resume functionality. Interrupted downloads will resume when the program is launched again; number of threads and download location customizable on a per-download basis. Actually downloads Linux ISO's from most popular distributions faster than deluge, utorrent, transmission, etc.
Pro Allows for no tracking
Has advanced settings to reduce web presence footprint.
Pro Cross platform, with zipped portable application available for windows
You can still bring it with you on a flash drive, even when you're not on Linux.
Pro Separates from Google's servers and tracking
Pro Verbose resource management
Has a setting to unload tabs from RAM and CPU usage after a customizable threshold number of tabs are open built in.
Pro Still compatible with Google's ChromeSync functionality
Sign in to back up your extensions and settings, just like always.
Pro Built in youtube/html5/flash downloader
Allows for downloading both video and extracted mp3 audio, a la youtube2mp3.
Pro Integrated shopping and share-to-social-media function
Button is linked to cookies, so doesn't work if signed out (for security/privacy), and also doesn't include any additional tracking like a browser extension would (Facebook, Amazon, etc.)
Con Unstable and frequent crashes
Though the browser is really lightweight and lightning fast, it crashes many times and is clearly unstable.
Con Windows and Android only
No Linux, OSX or iOS version available.
Con Few annoyances left unchecked
The browser has a couple of bugs such as where extensions are not actually ran after installation despite a notification stating that they are.
Con Uninstallation problems
Polarity browser can only be uninstalled with a built-in deinstallation tool. This is very impractical.
Con Still based upon Chromium/Chrome
Can yield to bloat if clogged with too many plugins and apps from the webstore