RSS Feeds

Receive a regular RSS feed from our latest, most popular and recommended downloads

Latest downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our most latest downloads

Most popular downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our most popular downloads

Recommended downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our recommended downloads

Newsletter

Subscribe to either one of our two newsletters for regular updates and information

Downloads newsletter

This is a weekly newsletter with download news, updates and other information

This is a monthly newsletter with software store information, offers and deals

The User-Agent Switcher for Chrome 1.0.43

Make web sites think that you’re using a browser other than Chrome

by Bob Thornton

Our Rating:
Your Rating:
Login to rate
Based on 1 ratings
License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Requirements:
Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 15 March 2015
Watchlist: Add download to my watchlist
Downloads To Date: 14511
Developer: The User-Agent Switcher for Chrome
RSS News Feed:
Back in stock! Buy Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium v2 with a 1-PC LIFETIME license, only $27.95, from store.downloadcrew.com
The User-Agent Switcher for Chrome
Spoof your browser identity with The User-Agent Switcher for Chrome

Web site compatibility has improved hugely over the years, but there are always a few sites that refuse to play ball with the browser you have decided to use. Generally speaking, most people like to stick to working with a single web browser – after all, if you have selected one as your favourite, it is annoying to have to use a different one just to access a particular site.

If you are a fan of Google Chrome and you have encountered web sites that do not load correctly, or maybe even do not load at all, you may find The User-Agent Switcher for Chrome to be helpful. This simple add-on is a user-user spoofer which can trick web sites into thinking that you are visiting using a completely different web browser.

Once installed, the add-on can be accessed to the right of the omnibar. Click the button and the drop down menu that appears can be used to select t5he browser you would like to pretend to be using. There are a number of browsers to choose from including both Mac and Windows versions of Safari, but the list is somewhat out of date – the most recent version of Firefox that is included in the list of 3.5 for example.

Even when the extension does allow you to take on the guise of the web browser you want, it is not a guarantee that problematic sites will load, and you may well find that additional problems start to arise. For sites the add-on does work with, you can opt to spoof a particular browser every time you visit it to save having to manually switch, but in reality you’ll probably find it is easier and more reliable to simply install multiple browsers.

Verdict:

The add-on is a nice idea, but the lack of recent updates and unreliable results mean that it is a hit and miss extension that you may fall out of love with.

Your Comments & Opinion
 
Related Download Articles
 
Avant Browser 2015

Avant Browser 2015 build 27

Freeware

Try this alternative web browser which boasts more features than the competition

Avant Browser 2015

Avant Browser 2015 Ultimate build 27

Freeware

Try this alternative web browser which boasts more features than the competition

Open With

Open With 5.5

Freeware

Quickly open web sites in the browser of your choosing

Better Facebook

Better Facebook for Safari 5.701

Freeware

A browser extension that enhances Facebook with a raft of new options

Other Download Articles From This Category
Lunascape 6.10.1

Lunascape 6.10.1

Freeware

Get the best of IE, Firefox and Chrome in a single browser

calibre

calibre 2.36.0 (64-bit)

Open Source

Manage, view, convert, sync and remotely access your e-books with this all-in-one management tool

calibre

calibre 2.36.0

Open Source

Manage, view, convert, sync and remotely access your e-books with this all-in-one management tool

Save Text To File for Firefox

Save Text To File 2.7.0 for Firefox

Freeware

Save highlighted web page text to a file

From Softwarecrew

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

Our Price: $22.95
RRP: $29.95
Saving 23%
Buy Now
 

Spotlight: Free Full Software

WhatsApp Messenger 2.12.5

Free Full Commercial Software

WhatsApp Messenger is the world's most popular instant messaging app for smartphones.

You can use it to send and receive text and voice messages, photos, videos, even call your friends in other countries, and because it uses your phone's internet connection it might not cost you anything at all (depending on whether you'll pay data charges).

It's easy to set up and use. There's no need to create and remember new account names or pins because it works with your phone number, and uses your regular address book to find and connect you with friends who use WhatsApp already.

You can talk one-to-one or in group chats, and because you're always logged in there's no way to miss messages. Even if your phone is turned off, WhatsApp will save your messages and display them as soon as you're back online.

There's plenty more (location sharing, contact exchange, message broadcasting) and the app is free for a year, currently $0.99/ year afterwards.

Version 2.12.5 brings:

• Per chat custom notification settings and mute
• You can now include videos in your chat backups in Settings > Chats and Calls > Chat Backup
• Mark chats as unread or read with a swipe to the right
• Better support for VoiceOver
• Directly share contacts from the Contacts app and locations from Apple Maps to WhatsApp
• Lower the data usage used during WhatsApp calls in Settings > Chats and Calls 
• Earlier messages now load automatically as you scroll chats
• Improved design for cropping photos and videos
• Location messages now use a large map thumbnail

[...]
Value:
Free
Rating: