Open Source Chromium Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Chromium is Mozilla Firefox. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Chromium and loads of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Chromium are Brave (Free, Open Source), Waterfox (Free, Open Source), Pale Moon (Free, Open Source) and Ungoogled Chromium (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 20, 2021

    1. 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.
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      Mozilla Firefox vs Chromium opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Mozilla Firefox is a great alternative to Chromium.
      Because it's a heavy-weight browser just like Chromium.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      JohnFastman Mozilla aren't perfect, but Firefox is, overall, still the best browser out there. Just some of the reasons: it's open source (trustworthy), doesn't spy on you like Chrome, has encrypted bookmarks/tabs/settings sync, lots of extensions and a huge array of options under the about:config menu.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

      good for privacy, uses gecko instead of chromium, and doesnt make adblockers worse, pretty pog
      Positive comment 7 days ago

      XanderLeaDaren The ethics behind Mozilla Vs. the money and user data collected by Google
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      robertopassians Highly customizable and quite fast.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

    2. 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?
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      Brave vs Chromium opinions
      Most users think Brave is a great alternative to Chromium.
      JohnFastman Brave is an open source, privacy-oriented browser made by taking Chromium and removing all the bullsh*t that phones home to Google. It also has a built-in ad blocker and some other privacy-protecting features. Excellent, but you should still tweak the settings a little before you're fully protected.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago


    3. Waterfox is a high performance browser based on the Mozilla platform. Made specifically for 64-Bit systems, Waterfox has one thing in mind: speed. What makes Waterfox so fast?
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      Most users think Waterfox is a great alternative to Chromium.
    4. Pale Moon is an Open Source, Goanna-based web browser available for Microsoft Windows and Linux (with other operating systems in development), focusing on efficiency and customization. Make sure to get the most out of your browser!.
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      Pale Moon vs Chromium opinions
      Most users think Pale Moon is a great alternative to Chromium.
      The rendering is much faster in this build.
      Positive comment over 6 years ago

    5. A Google Chromium variant for removing Google integration and enhancing privacy, control, and transparency
      Ungoogled Chromium vs Chromium opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Ungoogled Chromium is a great alternative to Chromium.
      JohnFastman An excellent choice. This is Chromium but with all the spyware bits removed that phone home to Google. Alternatives at this level include Iridium and Brave. Otherwise, I recommend Firefox as the best all-round browser. All three are open source and Firefox is particularly configurable.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      It's Chrome, without Google parts and tracking.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      ddoron Same base with some modifications.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago


    6. 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.
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      Almost everyone thinks Firefox Developer Edition is a great alternative to Chromium.
    7. Firefox Nightly is the development (alpha) release channel of Mozilla Firefox . Firefox Nightly gets a new version every few hours. It offers access to bleeding edge features of the development branch of Firefox before they make a final release.
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    8. Falkon, formerly QupZilla, is a QtWebEngine based cross-platform web browser. It aims to be a lightweight web browser available through all major platforms.
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    9. Bromite is a Chromium fork with support for ad blocking and enhanced privacy. Bromite is only available for Android Lollipop (v5.0, API level 21) and above. ___ # Features: • .
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    10. Web-browser, advanced e-mail, newsgroup and feed client, IRC chat, and HTML editing in one application. Itis built on the open source Mozilla Gecko engine, the same code which underlies Thunderbird and is the base for the Firefox browser.
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