Open Source Google Chrome Alternatives

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

    This page was last updated Sep 9, 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 Google Chrome opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Mozilla Firefox is a great alternative to Google Chrome.
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      christinalewis Firefox is definitely more secure. Tons of options and customization too. Definitely my #1 browser.
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

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      bumba Highly customizable, open and libre, care about privacy. Made on non-profit.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      Astatine69420 It's not the most private out of the box, but if you harden it then yes it is the best for privacy.
      Positive comment 2 months ago

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      I feel more secure with the ample security-focused settings that are continuously expanded on with Mozilla Firefox.
      Positive comment 2 months ago

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      RemovedUser Most customizable, fast, privacy respecting, secure, and trusted browser.
      Positive comment 4 months ago

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      OKTAYMERCAN Free and open source, build in PIP(Picture in picture) mode. GUI smilar to google chrome.
      Positive comment 4 months ago

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      taactap2 Google is becoming a threat of the internet, so we need to browse some alternatives to Google Services.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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    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 Google Chrome opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Brave is a great alternative to Google Chrome.
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      karaboungalos It's kinda like Chrome but WAY more private.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      100% Compatibility with Google Chrome extensions and websites. Brave is privacy centric, and committed to changing how online content is funded. With Brave users have the option to opt-in to unobtrusive, infrequent, privacy-respecting ads which pay the user a few dollars each month, enough to donate and support content creators online.
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

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      CatarinaTeles While it shares 99% of chrome code base, it as advertisements enabled by default
      Top negative comment  7 months ago

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      Brave supports, TOR, has it's own built in crypto you an use to support creators or websites that have signed up to receive it, built in adblock that is very powerful, best browser there is.
      Positive comment 20 days ago

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      Fast, ad blocker, tor and so on
      Positive comment 21 days ago

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      CyberQuerent Brave is just better. Features like Built-in Ad-Blocker, Chromium Base, Low Ram Usage and High Speed are my favourite. I just don't like the inclusion of Crypto Wallet in a browser.
      Positive comment about 1 month ago

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      Brave is more safe because it actually blocks trackers,etc
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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    3. 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...
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      Tor Browser vs Google Chrome opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Tor Browser is a great alternative to Google Chrome.
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      It blocks prying eyes and is much more secure. IT is the most private browser currently...
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      termoyer It's one of the best browsers in terms of privacy. It routes your traffic over around 3-5 tor-points before it reaches the intended server. So your IP and other browser information is not directly visible to anyone.
      Top positive comment  almost 3 years ago

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      Inherently slower than chrome, but by far the most private browsing experiance one can have. Used by lots of anti-censorship organisations and journalists, among others.
      Positive comment 2 months ago

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      Emiran It's Give You True Anonymity On The Internet, Great Security, Built-In VPN, Clear Search History When You Exit TOR, You Should Give It A Try.
      Positive comment 7 months ago

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      Sandro_Linux I like Tor Browser as an alternative to Google Chrome because it helps you protect your privacy and is open source and is backed by a non-profit
      Positive comment 7 months ago

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      Slow, but secure and private.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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      Agatka86LastFM Safest mode for better search without spying
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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    4. Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all users to experience the web. An unofficial portable version of Chromium is available here: http://crportable.sourceforge.net Windows binaries are available at:...
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      Chromium vs Google Chrome opinions
      Most users think Chromium is a great alternative to Google Chrome.
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      bohdanfetso It's more lighter then chrome and have all functions of it
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

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      User2778798 Without the google branding, it is the same efficient code.
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

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      williamneis It doesn't have a proper installer for Windows. It's very hard to install it compared to Google Chrome. On the other hand, on Linux platform both are easy to install.
      Top negative comment  about 3 years ago

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      Emiran Chromium Is The Closest Alternative To Google, With Some Security Features Like No Search, It's Kinda Messed Up, But You Should Give It Try, Chromium Is Also Ranked To Be The Best Browser For Linux!
      Positive comment 7 months ago

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      taactap2 Origin of Google Chrome. It's open-source and completely safe.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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      number "ONE" reason, it is opensource.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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      UltraProgrammer Open source, slightly more respective of privacy
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    5. 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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      Waterfox vs Google Chrome opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Waterfox is a great alternative to Google Chrome.
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      jakubabayomitsimbukondo 64-bit, open source, lightning fast & private.
      Top positive comment  almost 4 years ago

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      64 bit for Windows 10 Pro. Fast, lots of extensions, tabs, themes, stable...
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

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      Compared to Firefox (from where it was forked on), Waterfox looks pretty dated and some extensions refuses to be installed due to this -- depending on what extension you want, you may have troubles.
      Top negative comment  over 1 year ago

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      Emiran Sorry For Waterfox Fans, I Will Not Say That Waterfox Is A Good Alternative, Waterfox Disables Many Firefox Secuirty Features, And This Could Be Dangerous.
      Positive comment 7 months ago

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      It is private and secure, open source and it doesn't have telemetry data collection
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      TerrifiedTyphlosion If you haven't left Google Chrome because you think other browsers can't compete with its speed (which, in my experience, hasn't been completely true), try Waterfox out. It comes with the added bonus of being far more privacy-oriented than either Chrome or Firefox.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      bird I think Waterfox is promising, especially with the developer plans to retain support for extensions that use old technology that Firefox 57 will remove.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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    6. 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 Google Chrome opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Pale Moon is a great alternative to Google Chrome.
      krbngls It's the old Firefox!!! Loved it!
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    7. 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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      Firefox Developer Edition vs Google Chrome opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Firefox Developer Edition is a great alternative to Google Chrome.
      9y0xwefhpw significantly faster than any other browser I have tried
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      Firefox Dev Edition gives the basic features of all browsers, a wide variety of plugins and add-ons and also very excellent developer tools.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      Firefox is a privacy focused browser
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      Customizable with additional dev tools
      Positive comment about 1 month ago

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    8. A Google Chromium variant for removing Google integration and enhancing privacy, control, and transparency
      Ungoogled Chromium vs Google Chrome opinions
      Most users think Ungoogled Chromium is a great alternative to Google Chrome.
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      ddoron Almost identical with modifications to remove google's reach.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      best alternative if u like chrome, but want to surf secure and without google
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

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      No proper executable (exe) file to install it, you should compile it to be able to install Ungoogled Chromium on Windows.
      Top negative comment  almost 2 years ago

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      onkoe It is like Brave in that it has all the features of Chrome without the Google connections, but unlike Brave in that it has absolutely no bloatware included. Ungoogled-Chromium is my favorite Chromium-based browser!
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

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      Image and video quality are bad due to the fact it's missing tons of proprietary codecs and plugins. It doesn't matter if you put a video quality in 4K, it still looks like 420p and edges look harsh and not full quality.
      Negative comment 8 months ago

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      For Windows there is only a ZIP file, where's the exe file? Also, I have found no way to update it. From where would you download the extensions since the Chrome Web Store is broken? Proprietary codecs and DRM are also other problems in this browser.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      Good if you value privacy, but still really want Google Chrome. May be hard to set up on some systems.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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    9. 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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      Firefox Nightly vs Google Chrome opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Firefox Nightly is a great alternative to Google Chrome.
      karaboungalos The future Firefox, but less secure. Still better than Chrome.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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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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      SeaMonkey vs Google Chrome opinions
      Most users think SeaMonkey is a great alternative to Google Chrome.
      More privacy, more user control of how the browser functions, More technical interface, includes a web authoring and editing tool, integrated with email, and doesn't report home to Google.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      Sandro_Linux Seamonkey is a internet suite which is like a swiss army knife giving you more control and it is open source and does not track you like Google do
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

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      Open source that runs on all normal platforms. Features are what were in the original Netscape Navigator. Updated to today's HTML etc.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      krbngls Made by Mozilla. That says it all.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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