A good web browser is a necessity for using the internet and viewing websites – whether you are going online on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. With a plethora of apps out in the market, most of us are struggling with limited phone space. Users, especially millennials, are looking for the right web browser that can make a huge difference to everyday browsing, yet not take up much of the precious phone space.
So, whether your priority is a faster performance, better security or more flexibility through downloadable extensions, below are some of the top browsers worth your time.
This is one of the fastest internet browsers for navigating between sites and for fully loading pages. It has also proved to be the most secure. Mozilla includes a privacy browser so one can search online without cookies or other trackers. And can set this browser to delete all the cookies, cache and browser history each time the browser closes. Mozilla is nicely laid out and has a clean interface, so it’s easy to find most tools and features.
The browser comes standard on most Android mobile devices, so it is a smart choice for cell phones and tablets. Plus, it works a bit better than Firefox on Android devices. One can pin bookmarks to the Google Chrome homepage. It has tabbed browsing so one can have multiple viewing windows open at once and easily toggle between them. Chrome’s privacy browser is available on all devices, including cell phones, to keep a user’s online activity private.
An underrated browser that’s a great choice for slow connections. Opera makes up only around 1% of the browser market but that number may change soon. The browser launches fast, the UI is brilliantly clean, and it does everything its competitors can do with a couple of extras thrown in. The key reason for having Opera installed alongside your main browser is its Opera Turbo feature. This compresses your web traffic, routing it through Opera’s servers, which makes a huge difference to browsing speed if one is stuck on rural dial-up or broadband connection is having a moment.
UC Browser Turbo
UC Browser Turbo 1.6, a browser with minimalist design, is a variation of UC Browser – the world’s largest third-party mobile browser. The browser has witnessed strong downloads amidst positive reviews since its launch. The latest version comes with multiple improvements and has attracted a large number of users in India and Indonesia, and witnesses over 5 million downloads globally. The browsing app is expected to clock in 10 million monthly active users by the end of the fiscal year. UC Browser Turbo was launched across 148 countries and regions and is available in 8 languages including English, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Thai, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish and Arabic. UC Browser Turbo 1.6 weighs 36M for a 32-bit version while 42MB for the 64-bit version and comes with a stylish design, smooth interface, fast surfing and downloading. The browser also has a new ‘Share’ function, giving users an option to share website pages and other details with another user. The browser offers multi-language support, which is customizable, and there is a Quick Search function as well as Private Browsing and Free Cloud Acceleration within the app. Users have labeled the browser “modern”, “entertaining” and an interface that is “without any unnecessary features”.
With a unique sidebar control panel to access features like fullscreen mode, tabs, night mode, desktop mode, incognito, and no image mode, Dolphin is an incredibly efficient browser. Dolphin also includes the ability to theme the interface, with a theme store, which includes hundreds of possibilities. One can tap on the address bar to reveal bookmarks, trending, and most visited tabs. The Trending Tab is unique but would mostly only appeal to those who follow the trends.