Google Chrome is one of the most popular browsers and is used by many people around the world. A number of reasons why Chrome is so popular are the fact that it has a simple UI, full support for extensions, and direct integration with many services from Google.
Well, here IDN Times will not discuss further Chrome but will discuss which browsers are considered no less interesting and can be used as alternatives to Chrome itself. Here’s the list
Vivaldi shares a lot in common with Google Chrome as both use Chromium code. This browser can import settings, and history to bookmark pages from your Chrome account, so you don’t need to enter them manually again.
In addition, Vivaldi also offers quite a complete customization, quite complete extensions, and a slightly better security system than Chrome. Vivaldi is arguably a browser that is similar but not the same.
2. Avast Secure Browser
If you are looking for a browser that puts security first, then Avast Secure Browser is highly recommended for you. This browser is fast, can transfer all bookmarks, history, and settings from Chrome, and has the ‘Avast internet security extension installed directly.
Avast Secure Browser achieves the highest score for its ability to stop access to phishing and potentially malware-laden sites. It has also been equipped with a pop-up blocker feature and a link for the Avast antivirus itself.
Brave is an open-source browser, which means you can add your own code or edit existing code with the tools provided. Unfortunately, Brave is still relatively ‘quiet’, because it doesn’t have many standard features included.
However, this has its own advantages because Brave is easier to navigate and can load pages faster. Because it’s built on Chromium code, Brave looks and functions are not much different from Chrome.
Opera is the most popular alternative to Chrome because it uses the same code and is equipped with similar features. Opera is slightly faster than Chrome and some of the extensions in Chrome are also available and work in Opera.
For security, Opera is also better because, unlike Chrome, Opera does not track online activities such as browsing done by users. However, Opera does not have a webpage blocking feature in its security and privacy settings.
If the Chromium-style display is not your favorite, then Firefox is the browser that you must try. With as much popularity as Chrome, Firefox offers above-average security and a now, more user-friendly interface.
Firefox is also one of the best browsers for stopping suspicious files from downloading and blocking suspected malicious sites. Firefox’s security settings are set by default to prevent unwanted malware as much as possible in the first place.
6. Microsoft Edge
For Windows 10 users, the name Microsoft Edge may be familiar. This is a new default browser in Windows 10 that replaces the role of Internet Explorer. In appearance, Edge is fairly clean and easy to navigate.
Edge is also supported with Windows Defender, to ensure that your computer will not be infected with viruses. One of Edge’s most interesting features is Notes, which allows you to mark sections on a site to save or view later.
The last one is Maxthon which probably not many people know about. This browser looks and works like IE, built using the same code, but still supported with updates. Unlike Edge, Maxthon works on older Windows under Windows 10.
Maxthon can reach old sites that other browsers like Edge can’t. Maxthon also has a drag-and-drop feature to grab content from a page or site and drop it directly into an email.
That was a little review as well as a recommendation for an alternative desktop browser Google Chrome. You can download all the browsers above for free on their respective official websites. May be useful!