IE Tab

IE Tab 9.4

It allows you to use Internet Explorer to display web pages in a tab
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As infamous as it may be, mostly because of its security issues, Internet Explorer remains one of the most used web browsers in the world, mainly due to the fact that it was bundled by Microsoft in its Windows operating systems for many years. Therefore, even if you don't like it, you still have to consider IE when creating websites and web apps.

IE Tab is a simple extension for Google Chrome that allows you to emulate Internet Explorer and see how webpages will be displayed when using this browser, without actually installing it. You can keep on using your beloved Chrome and see how webpages will be displayed when using Internet Explorer. This is not only extremely convenient, but also secure, as you may now avoid the risks associated with using Internet Explorer, especially when it comes to its older versions (IE Tab supports different versions of IE: IE6, IE7, IE8, or IE9).

IE Tab is also powerful and effective, providing features such as the full support for Group Policy deployment or the ability to fully and seamlessly emulate IE, with Java, Sharepoint, ActiveX or Silverlight included.

Another cool feature of IE Tab is the automatic URL filters: using these you may specify the URLs that need to be opened in IE Tab so that the app will open them for you automatically.

To sum it all up, IE Tab is a really handy Chrome extension for any web developer, designer, and not only.

Margie Smeer
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Review summary


  • Free.
  • Supports different versions of IE.
  • Support for Group Policy deployment


  • GPO deployment available only in the full, purchased version
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