Internet Explorer 8 Softpedia Edition is designed to provide users a boost of functionality so that they can easily achieve more within the same browser window. The interface remains the same, so that people who are used with the classic eighth version of IE do not have any problems when they try to work with this app.
A custom feature of this browser is that it has multiple search providers added within its settings. Users are now able to switch between six major providers in order to search whatever they need. Besides this, there are also accelerators added to the utility so that browsing is faster. Users can start a new search by right clicking a word and selecting the Search option. A new tab opens and the results are provided using the chosen engine. There is a Web Slices function that provides users the latest information from the topics they are interested in, using a small sidebar.