The renowned Arc browser, initially introduced for Mac users, has initiated its beta phase for Windows OS. With over 500 thousand eager users on the waiting list, the first batch has started receiving download links, marking an awaited expansion.
Chromium-Based Interface and Unique Features
Built upon the Chromium codebase, the Arc browser emerged on macOS in April 2022, earning recognition as a potential competitor to Google Chrome by specialized journalists. Its interface stands out for its sleek and minimalistic design, featuring a sidebar housing tabs. This design facilitates the organization of open sites by enabling users to ‘store’ folders, pin sites, add favorites, and create distinct ‘spaces’ dedicated to work, study, or entertainment.
Anticipated Features for Windows Version
While the specifics of the Windows version in comparison to the Mac release remain undisclosed, reports hint at the incorporation of the Peek function. This function allows users to preview pages in a compact pop-up window upon hovering over a link. Notably, the development team boasts the inclusion of Darin Fisher, former Chrome vice president, adding further anticipation to the browser’s potential.
NIXSolutions notes that the official release date for the Windows iteration of Arc remains unannounced and is expected to be disclosed at a later time.