The popular Arc Browser has been wowing macOS and iOS users for years, and now it is . The Windows version of The Browser Company software. The only caveat? The web browser is only available for Windows 11, although a Windows 10 version is on the way.

While it’s a direct competitor to browsers like Chrome and Edge, Arc is actually quite unique. It features a collapsible sidebar with vertical tabs and tabs, so there are no tabs on top. This gives users a clear view of the actual website they are visiting without unnecessary clutter. It also allows people to create spaces to keep things organized, which works like folders on the desktop. Searching for recipes and applying for jobs at the same time? Just throw out sections and studies from the former in one space, and from the latter in another space.

The Peek feature allows users to preview a link before opening it, and Little Arc opens a lightweight browser window to preview something quickly and with minimal memory usage. There is a bit of a learning curve with Arc considering we’ve been using browsers the same way for decades, but it’s worth it for many users.

It’s also ultra-customizable, creating the kind of personalized experience not available with competing browsers. Arc actually allows users to customize the look of any website they visit, so people can take out their Engadget aggression by turning the site neon green or changing the font to something hideous. People can even mark entire sections and delete them from view. As an added bonus, Chrome plugins work with Arc, making migration easy.

Neon Green Engadget.

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Another big thing here is the Swift integration. Arc actually runs on Swift, which is a programming language created by Apple to create apps for iOS, Mac, Apple TV and Apple Watch. So with the introduction of Arc to Windows, Browser Company is also introducing Swift to Windows for the first time.

This means that third parties will eventually be able to build Windows apps using Swift. This programming language is than, say, Python and the like. The company has been working on bringing Swift to Windows PCs for six years, with calling it “a labor of love.”

Browser Company promises that this is just the beginning of Arc for Windows. It says there will be regular performance improvements and new features “over the coming weeks and months.” Meanwhile, the browser is free if people want to see it.

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