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Internet Explorer Alternatives

Internet Explorer is described as 'Windows Internet Explorer (IE) is a graphical web browser developed by Microsoft and has been included as part of the Windows operating system since 1995. It has been the most widely used web browser since 1999, attaining a peak of about 95% usage share during 2002 and 2003 with' and is a very popular Web Browser in the os & utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Internet Explorer for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and BSD. The best alternative is Mozilla Firefox, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Internet Explorer are Google Chrome, Vivaldi, Opera and Chromium.

Internet Explorer alternatives are mainly Web Browsers but may also be Ad Blockers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Internet Explorer.
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  1. SeaMonkey icon

    SeaMonkey

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    240 alternatives to SeaMonkey 

    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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    1.  WYSIWYG SupportSeaMonkey integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    2.  LightweightSeaMonkey consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Privacy focusedSeaMonkey is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    4.  PortableSeaMonkey can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    5.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsSeaMonkey can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  2. Safari icon

    Safari

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    211 alternatives to Safari 

    The best browser for your Mac is the one that comes with your Mac. Safari is faster and more energy efficient than other browsers. Handy tools help you save, find, and share your favorite sites. Built-in privacy features help keep your browsing your business.

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    1.  Picture in PictureSafari allows you to put a video, web page or app in a floating window (always on top of other windows).
    2.  Block TrackersSafari has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsSafari can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Most users think Safari is a great alternative to Internet Explorer.


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    GNU IceCat

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    • Android
    173 alternatives to GNU IceCat 

    Gnuzilla is the GNU version of the Mozilla suite, and GNU IceCat is the GNU version of the Mozilla Firefox browser. Its main advantage is an ethical one: it is entirely free software.

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    1.  Privacy focusedGNU IceCat is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGNU IceCat can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    Discontinued

    Hasn't been updated since June 2019.

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  4. Yandex.Browser icon

    Yandex.Browser

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    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    167 alternatives to Yandex.Browser 

    Yandex.Browser is a simple and easy-to-use internet browser. Based on the Chromium technology platform, it loads pages quickly, just shows you what you need and gives you plenty of space for viewing webpages.

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    Iridium Browser

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    171 alternatives to Iridium Browser 

    Iridium Browser is based on the Chromium code base. All modifications enhance the privacy of the user and make sure that the latest and best secure technologies are used.

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    1.  Privacy focusedIridium Browser is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  Dark ModeIridium Browser supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  6. GNOME Web icon

    GNOME Web

    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Linux Mobile
    178 alternatives to GNOME Web 

    GNOME Web is the web browser for the GNOME desktop, based on the popular WebKit engine. It offers a simple, clean, beautiful view of the Web featuring first-class GNOME desktop integration. Its code name is Epiphany.

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    1.  LightweightGNOME Web consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Support for GesturesGNOME Web supports touch or mouse gestures and interactions.
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    Otter Browser

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    • BSD
    • Haiku
    135 alternatives to Otter Browser 

    Web browser controlled by the user, not vice-versa.

    Otter Browser is a project aiming to recreate best aspects of classic Opera (12.x) UI using Qt5. Its primary objective is to become haven for power users that cannot stand what happened to Opera after ditching Presto engine. Ot.

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    1.  PortableOtter Browser can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsOtter Browser can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  Support for GesturesOtter Browser supports touch or mouse gestures and interactions.
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    SRWare Iron

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    • Android
    • PortableApps.com
    169 alternatives to SRWare Iron 

    SRWare Iron, or simply Iron, is a fork of the free and open-source web browser Chromium , of which Google Chrome is a fork of. Iron primarily aims to eliminate usage tracking and other privacy violating...

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    1.  Privacy focusedSRWare Iron is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  Block TrackersSRWare Iron has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    3.  PortableSRWare Iron can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsSRWare Iron can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Links

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    • Linux
    126 alternatives to Links 

    Links is a text mode web browser, released under GPL. Links2 has the ability to display graphics.

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    1.  Command line interfaceLinks either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  PortableLinks can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  LightweightLinks consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  10. NetSurf icon

    NetSurf

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku
    • AmigaOS
    • Xfce
    138 alternatives to NetSurf 

    NetSurf is a free, open source web browser. It is written in C and released under the GNU Public Licence version 2. NetSurf has its own layout and rendering engine entirely written from scratch. It is small and capable.

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    1.  LightweightNetSurf consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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