What are the best browsers?

asked by William Horning
118 contributors
30 solutions
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    #1Mozilla Firefox

    Mozilla Firefox

    Mozilla Firefox is a web browser developed by Mozilla Foundation and Mozilla Corp. Compatible with Linux, macOS, Windows, Fire TV, and other operating systems, Firefox features private browsing, spell-checking, plugins, and so on.

    Software

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

    Free

    Adam Jones
    Written on January 31, 2017
    "This is definitely a decent pick, even if it's not something I've ever used. The solution points to a popular and well kept browser, which is just what the problem entailed."
  2. 15

    #2Opera

    Opera

    Opera is a web browser developed by Opera Software AS. Featuring a built-in ad blocker and VPN, this free browser is compatible with Linux, Mac, and Windows computers. Opera is also available as a USB portable browser.

    Software

    Android, Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Joseph Hunter
    Written on January 3, 2017
    "One of the biggest disappointment I've had with chrome as a default browser is the lack of support for any addons that would let me block ads - and so many of the browsers that do offer that feature are such a mess in just about every other way. But with the Opera browser, I've finally found a browser that both gives me a great browsing experience, and goes the extra mile to improve an already great browsing experience with an ad blocker."
  3. 15

    #3Google Chrome

    Google Chrome

    Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google LLC. Initially released as a browser for Windows, this freeware application was later on release for iOS, macOS, Linux, and Android. This also includes extensions and plugins.

    Software

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Kevin Ruiz
    Written on January 6, 2017
    "I recently just got a new Android phone and was wondering what browser I should put on it. I use chrome on my desktop, so I figured I would also put it on my phone. The browser runs really well on my android device. I like how chrome has so many nice features that makes browsing the internet a great experience. "
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    #4Safari

    Safari

    Safari is a fast and energy efficient web browser for macOS and iOS devices developed by Apple based on the WebKit engine. It has a built-in privacy feature and works with iCloud to let you browse seamlessly across all your devices.

    Software

    Mac, iOS

    Free

    Helen Cui
    Written on March 11, 2019
    "I tried switching to Safari (sync with my iPhone) and streaming is noticeably faster 👍"
  2. 6

    #5Vivaldi

    Vivaldi

    Vivaldi is a free web browser developed by Vivaldi Technologies for Windows PC, macOS, and Linux computers. It features tab management, custom keyboard shortcuts, and a secure private browsing.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Gary Elliott
    Written on March 4, 2019
    "Customizable interface. That's what I like about this the most. It is built on chromium so you can definitely use chrome extensions."
  3. 5

    #6Brave Browser

    Brave Browser
    Brave Web Browser is a free web browser focused on ad blocking, security protection, data optimization and an enhanced battery experience for the user. It is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android devices.
    Software

    Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, Linux

    Free

    Gilberto Morán
    Written on March 11, 2019
    "I officially hate myself for not trying Twitch on Brave browser earlier. It loads perfectly compared to how I was stuck with the beginning of vids using Chrome. I feel like I wasted so much time... Brave is awesome!"
  4. 5

    #7Microsoft Edge

    Microsoft Edge

    Microsoft Edge is a browser built for Windows 10, Windows Mobile and Xbox One. Edge is faster, safer & gives you longer battery life. Stream 4K & take notes on web pages. 

    Software

    Windows, Android, iOS

    Free

    Arnav Kadam
    Written on March 11, 2019
    "It's been 2 weeks since I first started streaming on Edge and so far, I'm liking it. There are times when it freezes but just on very rare occasions "
  5. 4

    #8Maxthon

    Maxthon

    Maxthon Browser is a free web browser released in 2005 for Windows, Mac, and more. It features built-in note-taking took, password manager, email addresses manager, ad blocker, night mode, multi-tab management, and so on.

    Software

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

    Free

    Douglas Foster
    Written on January 28, 2017
    "I've used naked browser, opera mini, chrome, firefox, etc; they are all complete trash in comparison to Maxthon. What makes Maxthon better than the rest is that this browser isn't a watered down desktop browser. It has all the features and plugins you would expect in the browser in mobile form. Maxthon understands me as a user, as such it comes with adblock and speed mode to fill my needs without doing any extra configuration. Just an excellent browser all around. "
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    #9UC Browser

    UC Browser

    UC Browser is a web browser that enhances download speeds and helps you to save data when you access data consuming sites like Facebook or when you are consuming videos. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Liu He
    Written on March 18, 2017
    "I like the way it blocks ads and it did save me data, so I would use it on that basis. It's also very fast in loading pages. It's not the best browser I've tried, but is good for using as an alternative if you want to save on your data plan and watch videos."
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    #10Firefox Quantum

    Firefox Quantum

    Firefox Quantum is a free, lightweight, web browser for Windows, Mac, and Linux desktop computers. It is capable of loading pages up to 44% faster with its built-in ad and script blocker, and secure private browsing.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Xu Yang
    Written on March 11, 2019
    "I gave up watching Twitch because of the previous browsers that I tried but Firefox quantum is doing a good job coz it's less laggy"
  8. 0

    #11Avant Browser

    Avant Browser

    Avant Browser is a freeware web browser which unites the Trident layout engine built into Windows. It features a user-friendly interface that brings a new level of clarity and efficiency to your browsing experience.

    Software

    Web

    Free

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    #12APUS Browser

    APUS Browser

    APUS browser is the best performing web browser for low-end smartphones. The mobile web browser is great for daily needs and nothing else which is available on Android devices.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Vibhore Chauhan
    Written on February 10, 2017
    "I was getting sick of how many presses I need to hit to get anything done with chrome so I gave APUS a try, and glad I did. This is a lot faster and helps me to get things done a lot quicker than waiting for chrome. I would recommended anyone giving this a shot. "
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    #13Mercury Browser

    Mercury Browser

    Mercury Browser has a rich set of features such as ad-blocker, tabbed browsing, gesture controls, and private mode browsing. It is available on Android and iOS devices. 

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Apps

    Hemant Patel
    Written on February 21, 2017
    "I've been looking for a browser that'll run better on my Android phone for quite a while now. Chrome has been updated to the point where it runs like utter garbage on my phone, and I hate the default browser app, but I haven't really found anything that meets my needs yet. Mercury Browser, on the other hand, finally gives me the performance I need on my older phone along with the features I want to have in a browser. The private mode and flash support are great to have, to be sure, but my favorite thing about this browser is the built in ad block - no more need to use some sort of root-based DNS blocking solution, the browser just does it for me!"
  11. 0

    #14Opera Mini

    Opera Mini

    Opera Mini is a lightweight browsing app for Android and iOS devices created by Opera Software AS. Its features include blocking ads, saving data, unlimited tabs, private browsing, night mode, and video boost.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Reyansh Gupta
    Written on February 2, 2017
    "Opera mini is an awesome browser. It lets you browse faster, save data, block ads and browse in a variety of languages. I also love the video compression technology which reduces the size of video data and combats buffering delays. Another cool feature is night mode so a bright screen doesn't strain your eyes in the dark. I highly recommend everyone take a test drive with Opera Mini!"
  12. 0

    #15Ghostery

    Ghostery

    Ghostery is a private and security-related browser extension and mobile browser application developed by David Cancel. It aims to help users spot and block advertisements from a webpage.

    Apps

    Web, Chrome Browser Extension, Firefox Browser Extension, Opera Browser Extension, Android, iOS

    Free

    Keith Munoz
    Written on November 19, 2018
    "I had used Ghostery on my desktop, and was excited to bring the same tracker protection to my phone. As with the desktop version, it does take some review and oversight to get the settings exactly as you would like the. However, I would rather limit access by default than have trackers extracting my online activities without me knowing. Having options for search engines is an added bonus, and "Ghostmode" is great way to get instant anonymity, especially when using public wi-fi."
  13. 0

    #16Opera Mini browser beta

    Opera Mini browser beta
    Opera Mini Browser Beta is a lightweight browser created by Opera. It is the beta version of the now fully operational Opera Mini browser. 
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Wendy Yin
    Written on April 28, 2017
    "I just got Opera on my android yesterday and I feel it is not as stable as other well known browsers. I found that it does not agree well with Ad block and it has problems loading pages sometimes. Maybe I am being impatient or something, but I am not very thrilled with this one. "
  14. 0

    #17Flynx - Read the web smartly

    Flynx - Read the web smartly
    Flynx uses a revolutionary way to open your links: it preloads the link in the background with a on-screen indicator while you continue with other apps without wasting your time watching pages load.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Karen Diaz
    Written on June 15, 2017
    "What a great browser feature! We live in a fast paced world where we want things done as quickly as possible. I will admit I can get super annoyed while I have to wait for a browser to load. That Flynx has the capability to pre load any links in the background so that you don't have to wait sets it apart from other browsers and would it make it my top choice to use. "
  15. 0

    #18UC Browser Mini

    UC Browser Mini

    UC Mini is a new global tube mate and fast video downloader app for Android devices. It's also a duet video maker with personized stickers and magic filters. You can easily discover, watch, share, download and create videos you like.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Randy Guerrero
    Written on February 2, 2017
    "Seeing how this basically puts all the different browsers all into one, it really does make it easy to use. Along with that, there is also a specific downloads folder for all of your files to download in one convenient place. The only downside currently to this is the advertisements that are swamped through the app, not even including the ones you see on web pages."
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    #19Dolphin Browser

    Dolphin Browser

    Dolphin Browser is a lightweight web browser with a built-in Flash Player and an AdBlocker. It also features fast downloading, private browsing, and voice-operated commands which is available for Android and iOS.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Donald Murphy
    Written on January 15, 2017
    "Dolphin Browser is awesome. It's the fastest Android browser I've used. It's great that it has AdBlock preinstalled so I don't get spammed with garbage and use up my data. I like to customize and Dolphin Browser has a bunch of useful addons. Overall I'd rate it a four out of five, there's always room for improvement."
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    #20CM Browser

    CM Browser

    CM Browser is a lightweight browser created by Cheetah Mobile Communications. It is just 6.1MB in file size with features like Adblock, Smart Download, speed search, and protection against malware.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Ramón Santiago
    Written on February 19, 2017
    "The information on the Google Play store doesn't really adequately explain how CM Browser is different from a more mainstream browser. Most of the features are ones you'd find standard in Chrome which will already be on an Android device. It mentions the small size of the app, but I'm not sure what the use cases would be, and I'm not even sure that one could uninstall Chrome on certain devices, making another browser redundant no matter how small."
  18. 0

    #21Fastest Mini Browser

    Fastest Mini Browser

    Get rid of unnecessary features with this tiny browser. 

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Joe Weber
    Written on January 29, 2017
    "Absolutely the fastest browser around for Android! I can't believe how much better my experience is with Android since I installed this mini browser. The speed is so much faster than anything I've seen. As far as lightweight it is incredible. So many people are joining in with me and agreeing. It is incredibly portable and superb! I highly recommend the product to anyone using Android."
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    #22Naked Browser

    Naked Browser
    Naked Browser is a free lightweight browsing app for Android devices. It is only 120KB in size and has no bloatware. It requires minimum permissions to operate and only use data for what users requested. 
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Walter Griffin
    Written on February 6, 2017
    "This is a wonderful, lightweight browser for android phones. Great for getting quick downloads. and also for staying private! It cuts out a lot of the unnecessary plugins and tools a lot of browsers have, and keeps the essentials. Turns out that's all I've needed! Try it out for yourself, you might be surprised."
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    #23VPN Browser

    VPN Browser

    VPN Browser is a web browser app created by Avi Rajput. Available on Android devices, it features data savings mode, rebooted news feed, and fast web browsing. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Aap Ki Awaaz
    Written on January 28, 2019
    "VPN Browser - I came to know about this browser today itself and i was surprise with its speed of browsing and streaming online videos. All online video stream very well with litter or no buffering and it has one good features about the data security which is very safe and encrypted."
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    #24Tor Browser

    Tor Browser

    Tor Browser is a free multiplatform web browser developed with privacy in mind. It lets users browse the internet anonymously and privately, reducing the risk of personal data breaches and hacks. It is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Annie Hao
    Written on March 4, 2019
    "Browsing is safe and also it claims that it blocks cookies tracker so I feel safe enough but uhm...not really fan of the speed...it is kind of slow...but still an option."
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    #25Internet Explorer

    Internet Explorer

    Internet Explorer is a web browser developed by Microsoft for its Windows operating systems. Compatible only as a browser for Windows, this browser features a built-in search bar, add-ons, HTML, CSS, XML, and DOM support.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Henry Hunter
    Written on March 4, 2019
    "Let's be honest, we all started to abandon internet explorer when google chrome came into the picture. I was a hell of slow browser prior to the updates. But when the updates came, it resurrected. LOL. This is the native browser for Windows so I assume it is the best browser for PC."
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    #26Orfox

    Orfox

    Orfox is a free web browser based on Tor Browser's source code with a few adjustments in terms of privacy. It has built-in NoScript and HTTPSEverywhere add-on. Orfox is available for Android mobile devices.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Anthony Williamson
    Written on November 11, 2017
    "Orfox is my new favorite browser. It's built using the same code as the Tor Browser which means my browsing is more secure and since it improves on the browser, it's a lot better then the Tor Browser."
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    #27Puffin Web Browser

    Puffin Web Browser

    Puffin Web Browser is a mobile browsing app created by CloudMosa, Inc. It offers cloud protection for safe browsing, regularly updated Flash player, and bandwidth management. Only works in US.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Kyle Harris
    Written on January 15, 2017
    "I've been looking for a good browser for a while, so I was pretty happy when I found Puffin. It works great on my Android, and I honestly prefer it well over the default and other browsers like Chrome. Highly recommended!"
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    #28Boats offline browser

    Boats offline browser

    Boats is an offline browser for Android as well as a comic reader app. You can download and start reading xkcd for free with their awesome comic viewer. Read your favorite online comic, now with offline support too!

    Apps

    Android

    Free

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    #29ZeroPacket Offline Browser

    ZeroPacket Offline Browser

    ZeroPacket Offline Browser is one of the prime browsers available. This application can saves websites, that you can browse even the website is offline. Start the browser, open the page you want to save, select the menu of your browser and download the contents.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

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    #30Steed Browser

    Steed Browser

    Steed is the first Indian made browser that is made to support offline browsing. You can browse websites even without internet connection. It is also great for offline Surfing. You can just get the collection of websites on your main screen.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

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Summary

Best What are the best browsers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Mozilla FirefoxSoftware 23 Free
2OperaSoftware 15 Free
3Google ChromeSoftware 15 Free
4SafariSoftware 9 Free
5VivaldiSoftware 6 Free
6Brave BrowserSoftware 5 Free
7Microsoft EdgeSoftware 5 Free
8MaxthonSoftware 4 Free
9UC Browser Apps 1 Free
10Firefox QuantumSoftware 1 Free
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