Google Chrome is one of the best web browsers available. It comes with great built-in features like developer tools, an extension store, safe browsing mode, a task manager, a password manager and more but still, it doesn’t fulfil the needs of many people.
Google Chrome is the most popular browser with over 65% of market share, but still chrome has some downsides also like high memory usage, privacy issues, and not being very customizable.
If you are someone who is looking for an alternative to chrome then don’t worry. In this post, I am going to tell you about some web browsers with which you can replace Chrome.
So these are my picks.
1. Microsoft Edge
Mircosoft Edge is now based on the Chromium Project which automatically makes Microsoft Edge compatible with all modern websites. It is the project on which Google Chrome is also based.
Microsoft Edge comes with some added features which are not available in Chrome like home page customization, read-aloud, screenshot, vertical tabs and more.
Microsoft Edge does have its own extension store for installing browser extensions but because it is based on the chromium project, extensions can be installed from the chrome web store as well.
Syncing can be done by logging in with a Microsoft account.
Brave is also based on a chromium project for its source. Brave comes with very similar features to Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. But Brave has some interesting features built into it.
- It can block ads with built-in adblocker.
- It can accept or decline cookie notices on your behalf.
- It comes with a Tor-powered private mode which can be used for safe & private browsing.
- It comes with video calling feature.
- In the newer builds of Brave, there is a software crypto wallet built into it that anyone can use to store their crypto.
The additional benefit of using Brave is that it rewards its users with BAT (crypto) for using brave.
3. Mozilla Firefox
Mozilla Firefox is one of the oldest browser still available. This browser is not built on Chromium and doesn’t share any kind of feature and functionality with other Chromium based browsers.
Mozilla Firefox is freer and privacy focused web browser. Firefox can easily run on low-end computer systems.
Mozilla Firefox has its own Add-ons store from which anyone can install add-ons for additional features.
Mozilla Firefox users can use Mozilla account to sync browsing history, passwords, settings, bookmarks and more to other devices.
Vivaldi is full feature loaded web browser. The main thing that makes it apart from other web browsers is customization. Vivaldi comes with lot of built in customization options.
Vivaldi has many built in features that many people can find useful like email client, to-do list, contacts, translate tool, calendar and more.
By appearance it doesn’t look like a Chromium based browser but it also based on Chromium. That means, extensions can be installed in Vivaldi from chrome web store without any modifications.
LibreWolf is a fork of Mozilla Firefox. Mozilla Firefox is a great browser but still it has some flaws. So a community of people made LibreWolf on top of their existing favourite browser.
LibreWolf comes with pre-installed adblocker, it doesn’t store cookies & site data and it doesn’t create history. These are the default settings of LibreWolf and can be altered easily.
It doesn’t have trackers installed by Firefox. LibreWolf is more stable than Firefox.
If you want a safety and privacy focused web browser then LibreWolf should be your choice.
It is completely free and open source. Since it is based on Firefox, add-ons can be installed in it from Mozilla Firefox Add-ons. And also, Mozilla account can be used to sync browser data with other devices.