A Web Browser is a software program that allows a user to access, locate, and display web pages. In common usage, a web browser is usually shortened to “browser”. It can access and display the websites on the Internet, and also displays other contents created using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Extensible Markup Language (XML), etc.
Popular Browser by Internet giant Google. Focuses on enhanced performance of web applications. Hundreds of useful extensions can be downloaded for free from Chrome Store and can be used for personal use.
A large array of apps and add-ons available at Chrome Store. These add a considerable amount to the browsing experience of the users.
- Private browsing
- Fast Startup
- Phishing/ Malware Filter
A web browser designed for security, simplicity, extensibility yet flexibility and power. Available for Linux and android as well. There are lots of plugins and extensions with some powerful developer tools.
Constant updates, customizable interface, and delivery of high performance delivered is a bliss for advanced users. Firefox allows an open architecture which accepts the installation of themes and extensions. A customizable new look was given to the browser by the themes. Developers can write extensions to make the browser perform functions as desired like check your Gmail account when you open the browser or block all ads.
- RSS Headlines
- Chat Extensions
- Spam/ Malware Filter
Internet Explorer is the default browser for Windows operating system. It’s still very popular with many internet users. Startup speed is a big issue with internet explorer.
There are a lot of necessary features like Active X capabilities, SmartScreen Filters, a list of recommended sites and more. Internet Explorer is still considered to be falling behind in the race, but latest editions promise to load faster, and also packed with latest features. We can wait and see if it comes back to the top.
- Customization options
- Mouse Gestures
Safari Web Browser
Safari was developed by Apple inc. which is the most popular browser with MAC users.
Safari is based on the WebKit rendering engine. Safari has the features of the modern browser like popup blocking, tabbed browsing, and built-in search functionality. It also has one of the best RSS-reading feature available online, it is easier to keep track a number of websites than using bookmarks.
- Most Popular Macintosh Browser
- Import Bookmarks from any browser
- Private Browsing
Microsoft Edge replaces Internet Explorer which is the default web browser on all device classes. Microsoft says that it is designed to be a lightweight web browser with a layout engine built around web standards. It has new features which include integration with Cortana, annotation tools, and a reading mode.
Opera Web Browser
Constantly evolving and improving and the most popular mobile browser, opera has come a long way from being a browser to a full-fledged internet suite.
Free fast browser with good support for updates. Features like page zoom and developer shortcuts allow users to have a unique experience. There are some compatibility issues found in certain websites but with constant updates these problems are scarce.
- Email suite
- Phishing Filter
- Bit Torrent