RSS Feed

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...


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

Webian Shell 0.1

A full screen, cross platform browser-based shell that could replace your OS

by Bob Thornton

Our Rating:
Your Rating:
Login to rate
Based on 0 ratings
License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 19 June 2011
Watchlist: Add download to my watchlist
Downloads To Date: 913
Developer: Webian
RSS News Feed:
Twitter Feed:
Safeguard your PC with Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium for only $29.99, saving 50% from
Webian Shell
Make the most of the web with Webian Shell

Webian Shell is a full screen browse that completely takes over your desktop so give you an uninterrupted online experience. When you are online in the app, there is no chance of being distracted by other running programs as they are simply not visible - you are left to focus solely with what you want to do online. Webian Shell sits on top of your current operating system, but it may as well be a simple OS in its own right.

As a browser, there are few surprises. Webian Shell offers tabbed browsing in much the same way as all modern browsers do - the difference here is that the tab appear that the bottom of the program window rather than at the top. This gives a look and feel that is similar to Windows' taskbar, and this is reinforced by the fact that this area also includes a clock.

The idea behind Webian Shell is that you can open a series of tab, each being home to a different web site or online service. Rather than having an email client running, you need simply open a Gmail tab. Instead of having Word running, you can just switch to your Google Docs tab.

The spread of online tools means that a program like Webian Shell is now viable. There is nothing to stop you from achieving much the same in your current web browser switched to full screen mode, but there is certainly no harm in trying a browser that has been specifically designed to run in this terminal mode. Built on Mozilla Chromeless, using this browser means you need not miss out on any web technology.


Webian Shell is currently a little basic, but it functions well and may help to ease your transition to working in the cloud.

Your Comments & Opinion
Related Download Articles
Chrome Portable 68 (64-bit)

Google Chrome Portable 69.0.3497.92 (64-bit)

Open Source

The latest stable Chrome Portable includes a number of under-the-hood improvements

Chrome 69 Beta

Google Chrome Beta 69.0.3497.32


Get an early peek at the next stable release of Chrome without putting your system too much at risk

Add-on Compatibility Reporter

Firefox Add-on Compatibility Reporter 2.2.3


Let developers and Mozilla know about problems with add-ons

Other Download Articles From This Category
Firefox 62 FINAL

Firefox 62 FINAL

Open Source

Firefox 62 includes increased security and improved methods to clear local data

Cyberduck 6.8.0


Open Source

Powerful cross-platform free FTP client, with support for WebDAV, Amazon S3 and much more


FileZilla 3.37.1


Fast and feature laden FTP client to meet your file transfer needs

RememBear 1.2



Store and quickly access your passwords from one secure location

From Softwarecrew

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

Our Price: $19.95
RRP: $49.99
Saving 60%
Buy Now
Offer Ends In:

Spotlight: Free Full Software

WhatsApp Messenger 2.18.91

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.

What's New in Version 2.18.91

- When receiving photos or GIFs, you can 3D Touch or swipe left on the notification and tap "View" to preview the media from within the notification (iOS 10+).
- You can now search on the Status tab to quickly find status updates.