Mozilla just released Firefox 28, the latest stable version of its browser, and as it usually happens, they’ve also come out with the new beta version. Firefox 29 Beta has a whole new, simplistic design and comes with an easier and more secure sync service.
The new look brings the Auralis design style, which Mozilla claims is simpler and easier to use. The most noticeable difference is in the tabs, which now use rounded corners instead of rectangular ones, and tabs that are not in use are “visually de-emphasized” by making them look like a part of the toolbar. The bookmark manager is now next to the bookmark star in your Firefox toolbar to easily access your favourites.
Customizability is a big part of the new design. Hit Menu->Customize and you can manually drag-and-drop any feature, tool or the best Firefox add-ons to any part of the browser. Mozilla adds:
The new menu panel includes all of your browser controls, favorite features and add-ons in one space. You can find familiar tools like copy/paste, print, full page, save and more. When you download a new Firefox Add-on, you will be able to add its icon in the same new menu panel, giving add-ons a permanent place in your browser.
Finally, the new Firefox Sync feature lets you have the same experience across your browser on Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. The setup for Sync is easier than ever, and Mozilla has also added some security to the bargain by delivering end-to-end encryption.
You can test the new Firefox Sync on Windows, Mac, Linux and Android by creating an account. It’s a safe and easy way for you to take your Firefox with you anywhere. The new Firefox Sync makes it even easier to set up and add multiple devices while delivering end-to-end encryption.
Source: Mozilla blog