What are the fastest browsers?

asked by joemanningsr
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11 solutions
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    #1Google 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

    Harini Yadav
    Written on March 1, 2018
    "Move over internet explorer! If you use the internet in any way (and who doesn't?) you want the smoothest and fastest experience and Google Chrome does it. Most websites have Chrome as their go to to get web pages to load properly. "
  2. 7

    #2Safari

    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

    Walter Harris
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "As an android/chrome user, I immediately want to allocate negative commentary. However, I will say that the browser is well kept, updated, and kinda clean/neat. It's also got a community of people that build extensions for it, and quite frankly without that, it would be worthless."
  3. 7

    #3Mozilla 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

    Zachary Austin
    Written on February 27, 2018
    "I have both Firefox and Google Chrome installed on my computer. The upside of Firefox is the security, which Google Chome lacks. Chrome seems too eager to harvest all your web browsing history to really care too much about privacy. Although the installation of plug-ins/add-ons is much easier than Chrome (just hover over the app you like to get detailed info), the available choices is far less than those offered in Chrome. "

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that Singapore has the fastest internet speed in the world? Since 2017, the country has had an average speed of 60.39 Mbps (megabits per second). Its internet speed surpasses the global average internet speed which is 9.1 Mbps. Meanwhile, Yemen has the slowest internet speed in the world with an average speed of just 0.31 Mbps. It would take over 36 hours to download a 5 GB movie file in Yemen while someone in Singapore could do it in 11 minutes. The average global internet speed in the world is getting faster every year. In 2018, the global average rose to 9.10 Mbps from 7.40 Mbps in 2017. More than good internet browsers, there are other reasons for this.

Those countries with the fastest internet are found to be smaller and more developed ones. Studies also find that the larger and less developed a nation is, the slower the internet will likely be. Technology plays a lot in this scenario. The countries contributing the most to the rise of internet quality are those in developed nations due to infrastructure. These countries can also roll out the best technology possible to increase internet speed. Companies nowadays, also invest in internet and browsing security. This also becomes a priority to these counties with fast internet. They want to make sure internet access for their citizens is of the highest quality. 

  1. 5

    #4Opera

    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

    Jonathan Richardson
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "The Opera browser is really good if you haven't used it before. It is just as good and better in some ways than the Google Chrome and Firefox browsers. You can browse without having to view any ads with this browser. It is very fast at loading and smooth while in use. Most people who use Apple will know about this browser but if you are a Windows user then you should download this browser right away!"
  2. 5

    #5Maxthon

    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

    Jessica Hansen
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "I like the interface and the idea, but on my phone it keeps crashing whenever I try to use it. Until they fix the issue I don't think this is usable."
  3. 1

    #6Vivaldi

    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

    Shaurya Pillai
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "While Vivaldi browser is a very good browser I still am not very fond of it. I think the browser speeds are real slow as compared to other browsers. Also the browser does not have the same safety and security measures set up as other browsers do. I just don't think this browser is the best. If you want the best check out Firefox or DuckDuckGo."
  4. 0

    #7OH Browser

    OH Browser

    OH Web Browser is a browser app developed by One Handy for Android devices with an array of features such as dark mode, ad blockers, private browsing, PDF converter, and more. The browser also doesn't need any private permissions to work.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Yagnik Acharya
    Written on April 26, 2019
    "Oh web browser is most secure because it a zero permission browser not ask for any permissions. It also provide many one handy gesture to use it by one hand. And its a secure and fast browser till now."
  5. 0

    #8Brave 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

    Richard Griffin
    Written on November 20, 2018
    "It's not as fast as the rest of them, but let's face it, out of all the browsers with built in tracker blockers, this one is the fastest, so I can let this little inconvenience slide. Better safe than sorry, is what I always say"
  6. 0

    #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

    Alice Lawrence
    Written on January 31, 2019
    "Never really trusted this at first but its pretty fast for a not so mainstream browser"
  7. -1

    #10Firefox Focus

    Firefox Focus

    Firefox Focus: Private Browser is a free mobile browser for both Android and iOS users. Firefox Focus blocks all kinds of online trackers for a secure web browsing. The app is available in English, French, and Spanish.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Christine Estrada
    Written on January 31, 2019
    "Well this is surprising since it makes everything kinda fast since it's also an ad blocker"
  8. -4

    #11Microsoft 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

    Albert Jones
    Written on January 31, 2019
    "Extremely better and faster than other browsers. Good for streaming and other stuff. Highly recommended!"

Summary

Best What are the fastest browsers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Google ChromeSoftware 9 Free
2SafariSoftware 7 Free
3Mozilla FirefoxSoftware 7 Free
4OperaSoftware 5 Free
5MaxthonSoftware 5 Free
6VivaldiSoftware 1 Free
7OH BrowserApps 0 Free
8Brave BrowserSoftware 0 Free
9UC Browser Apps 0 Free
10Firefox FocusApps -1 Free
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