Desktop Browsers

Desktop browsers that I have tried and tested.


  • Opera

    Free Mac Windows Linux Windows Mobile Android ... S60 Android Tablet BSD PortableApps.com Kindle Fire ReactOS Website

    Opera is an innovative browser that focus on implementing new technologies without dropping simplicity and ease of use, speed and security; supporting and contributing to open web standards.

    It offers a highly customizable start page (Speed Dial) where you can set your top sites and bookmarks and get news content recommendations. On the side bar you have access to "workspaces" to easily switch between groups of tabs, popular services like Whatsapp, Facebook and Telegram, etc.
    I contains many built-in features such as: ad-blocker, sync, unit converter, battery saver, VPN, and so on, and supports extensions from Small Opera Add-ons iconOpera Add-ons and Small Chrome Web Store iconChrome Web Store

    The Android version maintains its identity including many of the features plus a data saver, download manager, text adjustments like text wrapping, a night mode and also a Crypto Wallet.

    Small Opera Touch iconOpera Touch is a different version, and the only one available on iOS, presenting a different workflow.

    For Blackberry and other kinds of devices Small Opera Mini iconOpera Mini is the slimmed down version available, where pages are compressed up to 90% by Opera's servers before being sent to your phone. This version delivers much lighter web pages that save data, loading time, and are easier for such devices do process.

     

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  • Tor Browser

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet ... OpenBSD Website

    The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location, and it lets you access sites which are blocked.

    The Tor Browser lets you use Small Tor iconTor on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux without needing to install any software. It can run off a USB flash drive, comes with a pre-configured web browser to protect your anonymity, and is self-contained.

     

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  • Metastream

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Chrome OS ... Chrome Firefox Website

    Metastream allows you to watch internet videos with friends. It synchronizes media on websites so you can watch together.

    Watch or listen together: Start a session and invite your friends by sharing your friend code with them.

    Build up the queue: Browse for your favorite media and add the URL to the queue. A number of popular websites are already supported for playback.

    Use enhanced features: New features are added on top of streaming websites such as real-time chat and timestamp markers.

    Features

    • Supports Chromium and Firefox browsers.
    • Supports many websites such as YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Crunchyroll, and more.
    • Synchronized playback of streaming media across various websites.
    • Public, private, and offline sessions.
    • Support for WebRTC peer-to-peer connections.
    • Real-time chat with peers.
    • Queue of media requested by peers in session.
    • Timestamp cue points parsed from media description.
    • Auto-fullscreen of embedded media players on websites.
    • Per-user playback permissions, managed by the host.
    • Basic host administrative functionality (kicking peers).

     

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  • Epic Browser

    Free Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad Website

    Epic is a more secure and private chromium-based web browser from India.

    Built-in Antivirus Scanner: Scan downloads automatically. Scan your system manually. Free.

    Malicious Website Warnings: We'll warn you if you're about to visit a website known to host viruses or malware.

    Anti-Phishing Protection: A big, bolded domain so you know if you're at citibank.com or citiphishingsite.com.

    Privacy

    One-Click Private Data Deletion.

    One-Click Private Browsing.

    Flash Cookie Deletion built-in. The first browser ever to kill them.

    No Browsing Reports. We don't store your browsing or search data. Ever.

    11 potential privacy leaks that Epic blocks

    Address bar and URL tracking removed

    1. No address bar suggest.
    2. No url check.
    3. Auto-translate removed.
    4. No url tracker.

    Installation tracking removed
    5. Installation-id removed.
    6. RLZ-tracking number removed.
    7. Default updater removed.
    8. Installation time stamp removed.

    Error tracking removed
    10. No alternate error pages.
    11. No navigation error suggestions.
    12. No error reporting.

    Comprehensive, default private browsing mode
    • No history.
    • No third party cookies.
    • No auto-suggest.
    • No DNS cache.
    • No web cache.
    • No sync.
    • No autofill.
    • No alternate error pages.
    • No DNS pre-fetching.
    • No spell-check.
    • No automated “Most Visited Websites”.
    • Extensions blocked except for Epic Webstore

    On close, epic clears all your browsing data
    • Databases
    • Extension states
    • History
    • Local storage
    • Current session
    • Favicons
    • Application cache
    • Shortcuts
    • Topsites
    • Visited links
    • Preferences
    • Media cache
    • Indexed DB
    • Jumplist icons data
    • Data related to current tabs
    • Web, Flash & Silverlight cookies
    • Pepper data
    • Origin bound certificates
    • History provider cache
    • Login data

     

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  • Firefox Developer Edition

    Free Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com Website

    Firefox Developer Edition brings you latest features, fast performance, and the development tools you need to build for the open web. Its powerful development tools will extend your ability to work across multiple platforms from one place.

    Firefox DevTools features:

    • Master CSS Grid
    • Page Inspector
    • Web Console
    • JavaScript Debugger
    • Network Monitor
    • Storage Panel
    • Responsive Design View
    • Visual Editing
    • Shapes Editor
    • Web Audio Editor
    • CSS stylesheets Editor
    • Scratchpad
    • Performance Tools
    • Memory Tools

     

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  • Chromodo Web Browser

    Free Windows Website

    Chromodo is a fast and versatile Internet Browser based on Chromium and infused with Comodo's unparalleled level of security.

     

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  • Chromium

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD PC-BSD ... Xfce Blink Rendering Engine Website

    Chromium is the open-source browser project from which Google Chrome takes its source.

     

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  • Ungoogled Chromium

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    A Google Chromium variant for removing Google integration and enhancing privacy, control, and transparency.

     

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  • Brave

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Electron / Atom Shell Website

    Brave Web Browser is a fast, free, secure web browser with a built-in ad blocker*, tracking and security protection, and optimized data and battery experience.

    *What is Brave Ad Replacement?

    Brave’s goal is to speed up the web, stop bad ads and pay publishers. One of the ways we plan to accomplish this is with ad replacements. We will also invite users to fund their wallets and to use those funds to pay the publishers of their favorite websites.

     

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  • Vivaldi

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android Website

    The Vivaldi browser protects you from trackers, blocks unwanted ads, and puts you in control with unique built-in features. .

     

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  • Google Chrome

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Android Tablet BSD iPad PortableApps.com Website

    A free web browser developed by Google from the open source Small Chromium iconChromium project with a focus on speed and minimalism. Chrome offers fast start-up and web page loading, supports a minimalist user interface, automatically updates in the background, and offers syncing of browser bookmarks, extensions, passwords, and history between multiple computers by your Google account.

    Additionally, Chrome has Flash and PDF support built into the browser for better speed and security.

    Chrome Web Apps and Extensions are available on Small Chrome Web Store iconChrome Web Store .

    Available in more than 50 languages.

     

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  • Mozilla Firefox

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet BSD iPad Snapcraft PortableApps.com Haiku Fire TV Gecko Website

    Mozilla Firefox (known simply as Firefox) is a free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite. Firefox is highly extensible, with thousands of third-party add-ons available.

    Firefox version 60+ (Quantum) is presently faster than Google Chrome and use less memory than Chrome. Compare to previous versions of Firefox, the Quantum version is twice as fast, promote parallelism, and has more intuitive user interface.

     

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  • SRWare Iron

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android PortableApps.com Website

    SRWare Iron, or simply Iron, is a fork of the free and open-source web browser Small Chromium iconChromium , of which Small Google Chrome iconGoogle Chrome is a fork of. Iron primarily aims to eliminate usage tracking and other privacy violating functionality that Chrome includes. SRware bundles a simplistic hosts-based BLOCKer.

    You can also install Chrome extensions and themes on Iron.

     

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Comments on Desktop Browsers

artexjay
· Nov 2019 · Helpful Not helpful 4 Helpful Report as spam

Chromodo has been discontinued a long time ago. Surprised to see it in a list in 2019

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