Different Browsers to Choose From
Choosing the right internet browser can make all the difference to your web experience. With website technology constantly evolving, it’s important to not only have a browser that supports the latest trends, but also offers speed and security.
Google’s very own browser, which was first released in 2008 for Windows XP across desktop computers. Because of its popularity, the browser was later released across multiple platforms including Android, MacOS, iOS, and Linux.
Chrome is renowned for its clean, easy-to-use interface and speed. With built-in phishing and malware protection, it also offers one of the most secure web experiences.
As of June 2019, Chrome was the most widely used browser across all platforms (desktop and mobile), with a 63.16% market share*.
The third-most popular browser available today across all platforms. Firefox released back in 2002 and gained prominence for its speed, security and extensions (compared to Internet Explorer).
Opera initially started as a research project way back in 1994. While not as popular as the other browsers listed here (2.53% market share across all platforms*), its user-base does praise its great performance (low on system resources, doesn’t drain your device’s battery as fast as other browsers might) and built-in features like an ad blocker and VPN.
Apple’s own web browser that runs on all of their devices / operating systems (macOS and iOS).
Even with being limited to only Apple devices, Safari has still managed to achieve a 15.15% market share * due to the popularity of Apple’s products.
To update your Safari, please visit the App Store and check if there is an update to download.
Edge is the latest browser from Microsoft, and the successor to Internet Explorer. First released in 2015, remarkably it still has a smaller market share (2.14%) than Internet Explorer (2.29%)* – but combined it means that Microsoft lies third in total market share.
Microsoft claims that Edge is the fastest browser available today.
*Market Share stats available here.
Brave is a free browser (initially released in 2016) that’s known to be 3x more faster than chrome. It already has a built-in ad blocker, allowing you to browse through privately without trackers monitoring you. This popular browser is also a platform where you can safely search for online content while keeping your information secure.
Developed by Vivaldi Technologies, Vivaldi is a free, private browser released in 2016 that has a great customisation feature. The co-founders of this browser are Tatsuki Tomita and Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner, who was the former co-founder and CEO of the Opera browser.
With Vivaldi, you have control over the aesthetic of the browser – giving you that sense of personalisation. Vivaldi also consists of fun built-in features such as notes, side-by-side web pages in one browser window, quick commands, translator and much more.