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 a browser with innovative features, speed and security. Opera’s vision is to deliver the best Internet experience on any device and the company is committed to support and contribute to open standards.

    The browser delivers a highly customizable start page (Speed Dial) where you can set your top sites and bookmarks, Off-road mode for data saving and faster browsing in slow networks such as 3G/2G and public Wi-Fi, a "Discover" page for getting the best of the web's content; and in the desktop version Stash, a tool for comparing pages and "read it later".

    Resume, save and rename the media files you keep on your phone with the download manager.

    For iOS, Blackberry and other devices, Small Opera Mini iconOpera Mini is available: compared with Opera Mobile, it provides similar features and browsing experience, but its peculiar feature is that pages are compressed before being sent to your phone.
    In this way you can:

    • Save time, because pages and tabs will load faster;
    • Save data and money, because Opera Mini uses up to 90% less data from your prepaid data plan than other web browsers.

     

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  • Tor Browser

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android 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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  • Epic Browser

    Free Mac Windows 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 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

    A browser for our friends. Fast, feature rich and highly customizable that puts the users first.

     

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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 PortableApps.com Haiku Fire TV 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.
    • Video at https://youtu.be/n6wiRyKkmKc
    • Read more and see performance test results at https://blog.mozilla.org/firefox/quantum-performance-test/

    Firefox is developed by the Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation

     

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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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