Amigo Browser is a browser for social networking from Mail.Ru Group. The Mail.ru group of companies decided not to retreat from its competitors, and also released its own Amigo browser.
The main difference between the Amigo browser and its competitors is that it is closely connected with social networks. Applications for working with social networks are integrated into the browser, primarily with those that belong to the Mail.ru group, or in which this group has its share.
Amigo browser is integrated with social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Odnoklassniki.ru, VKontakte, Moy Mir. As you can see, there are two international social networks in this list: Facebook, Twitter, as well as social networks that belong to the Mail.ru group: Odnoklassniki.ru and My world, as well as a social network in which the Mail.Ru group has its share: In contact with.
Perhaps this explains the name of the browser – “Amigo”. Since I studied Spanish at school, I still remember the translation of this word into Russian – “friend”. The Mail.ru Group emphasizes that the Amigo social browser was created primarily for communication.
Amigo Browser is based on Chromium, so Amigo Browser is very similar to Google Chrome Browser. Initially, Mail.ru released its own browser called “Internet”. Now it’s the turn of the new Amigo browser.
You can download the Amigo browser from the official website from the download page.
Amigo Social Browser
After starting the program, the Amigo browser window will open in front of you. From the initial window of the browser, its integration with social networks is immediately visible. On the right side of the browser window there is a sidebar of social networks, for using social networks directly from the working browser window.
It will be possible to open a social network column (of your choice) in the right part of the browser window and observe the changes taking place there in real time.
Since the Amigo browser is based on Chromium, the management of the Amigo browser is very similar to the settings and management of the Google Chrome browser. You can enter the browser settings by clicking on the “Amigo” button in the upper right corner.
Then, in the context menu, select the “Settings” item. This will open the Amigo Settings window. Here are the main browser settings.
You can leave the default browser settings or change them to your liking.
In the Amigo browser, you can install extensions that were created for the Google Chrome browser. By default, only one extension is installed in the browser: “Visual Bookmarks” from Mail.Ru.
To install new extensions in the Amigo browser, you will need to click on the “Amigo” button, and then go along the path “Tools” => “Extensions”. On the Extensions page, there are extensions already installed in the browser. To install a new extension in the Amigo browser, at the very bottom of the page, click on the “More extensions” link.
Next, the Chrome Web Store page opens. On this page, you need to click on the “Extensions” button located in the right panel. You can search for the necessary extensions by sections, as well as visually, or enter the name of the desired extension in the search among extensions field.
After launching the Amigo browser, you will see that on the right side of the browser window, there is a social network panel, on which there are social network buttons: VKontakte, Odnoklassniki, My World, Facebook, Twitter.
You can open the side column of a social network to get acquainted with the news or for a dialogue with interlocutors. The sidebar opens or closes after clicking on the corresponding social network button. This sidebar can be collapsed to increase the display of web pages in the browser window.
You cannot add another social network to the sidebar of the browser, except for those that were originally integrated into the browser.
To fully use the social network buttons on the sidebar of the browser, you will need to enter your social network account information. To do this, after entering your data, you will need to allow or prohibit the browser from performing certain actions on your behalf in social networks in the window that opens.
When you browse any site, at the same time, in the sidebar where the social network buttons are located, you can see the latest entries, send messages from there to your interlocutors.
After you click on the “Go to website” link located at the bottom of the social network sidebar, you can go directly to the social network page.
You can share any web page directly from the Amigo browser window. To do this, you need to click on the “Share” button, which is located near the address bar of the browser.
In the window that opens, you must enter your message, a link to the web page will be placed before the message. You can select all of your social networks, or just a few. Active icons highlight those social networks whose accounts you have confirmed through the Amigo browser.
The Amigo browser has an integrated audio player. You can listen to music while browsing the Internet at the same time.
To do this, on the social network panel, click on the social network button VKontakte or Odnoklassniki.ru. You can search for music to listen to using the “Search by Music” for this, or listen to melodies that you have already added to the playlist of the corresponding social network.
The browser can check mail and notify the user about new letters in the Mail.ru mail service. For this, the “Mail.ru” button is intended. Clicking this button opens the Inbox folder of your email inbox in Mail.ru.
In addition, this button will display information about new letters that you have not yet read. The button will show the number of unread e-mails in red numbers.
You can minimize the social media bar to enlarge the main browser window for better web browsing.
Amigo Browser is a fast browser. When you click on links, you can see that web pages open in the browser very quickly.
How to uninstall Amigo browser
Amigo Browser is removed from the computer in the standard way, like any other program. This can be done using the operating system or using the uninstaller program. Such a program is designed to remove other programs from the computer. In this case, the browser will be removed from the computer, and then all remnants of the program that remained on the computer after its removal will be removed.
If during installation, the Amigo browser made itself the default browser, then this can be easily changed in the settings of another browser that you want to make the default browser. Also, at startup, browsers usually offer to make themselves the default browser.
The home page, if it has been replaced by a Mail.Ru page, changes in the settings of a particular browser.
If, after uninstalling the browser, windows still appear asking you to install the Amigo browser on your computer, then you will need to check for the list of programs installed on your computer manufactured by Mail.Ru. After removing them, such windows will no longer appear.
You can also enter autoload and see if there are any programs produced by mail.ru. If such programs are there, then you should disable them at startup. The autoload may contain the MailRuUpdater service, it will need to be disabled.
In conclusion, I can say that the Amigo social browser may suit those users who are used to constant communication in social networks. Using the Amigo browser, users will always be aware of what is happening on social networks, while using the browser for its intended purpose: browsing the Internet.