What Internet browser is the best one?

This question is very interesting, and actually, not typical. There were times when people haven’t any choice, and had to use IE as the only option, but these times have passed long ago. Also there were times when all well-known browsers were so different from each other that the choice between them was bound to some specific purposes of browser using, or the capacity of the computer. Now the choice is based, mostly, on your personal meaning of style and convenience.

However, each browser has its advantages, which, although they are not always obvious, can serve as decisive in the choice. There are very few areas where the competition is really perfect as in the browser’s market. We think so for one simple reason: all browsers are free. If the user does not like the browser installed on his PC, he can immediately download another one, and he won’t be stopped by the high price. For this reason, browser makers are constantly working on their offspring, producing extensions and add-ons, creating the new functions, or copying them from the competitors, closing the vulnerability and security holes. To begin, here’s some statistics. As of 2016, the forces are distributed as follows:

  • Google Chrome is the most popular browser, as it is used by more than half of users worldwide.
  • In second place is the browser from Apple called Safari with the 12% of the total number of users.
  • The third place is occupied by the good old IE, with 10% of the market.
  • Mozilla Firefox - in fourth place with 9%.
  • Opera Browser, despite all its advantages, has only 5% of all users, but in view of recent developments, this number could increase dramatically.
  • And finally, all other browsers combined account for less than 3% of the market, being the complete outsiders.

Then we'll tell you about each browser separately. Each browser has its own distinctive features that attract users, and some of them you might not know. We hope that this article will help you choose.

Google Chrome

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Google Chrome rightfully occupies a place on the podium, as it has a very pleasant and unobtrusive design, has many useful features, works fast and does everything to ensure that the user can surf the Internet with maximum comfort. Chrome is closely linked to a Google search engine (not surprisingly), and makes Google services more accessible. In addition, if you are fond of browser-based applications, Chrome is all you need. Due to the great popularity of this browser, it is a priority platform for application development, and you can find here virtually any application you may need. Google Chrome can be used on all platforms except for Windows Phone, which makes it even more attractive to users.

For Chrome disadvantages can be ranked highest among all browsers demanding of computer resources. It should be noted that this may be a problem only if you are using very old computer. By modern standards, the consumption of resources by any of the browsers is literally a drop in the ocean. Some users consider an excessive integration of Google services into the browser as a problem. This prevents anonymity, and gives not quite correct results while searching online.

Safari

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This browser is traditionally considered an attribute of iOS, and this is unlikely to change in the near future. The browser has an excellent performance and a worthy list of useful features, and can be used on all platforms except Android. The bottom line is that all Safari advantages become clear when using it on Apple devices. When using Windows or any other OS, Safari loses its benefits, so the number of users of this browser is limited to the number of users of Apple devices.

Internet Explorer

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This browser was once the first and only the most popular browser in the world, simply because the users had no choice. After the first real competitors appeared, serious problems with the speed, security, and compatibility became apparent. Now, however, these problems are in the past, and IE 11 shows impressive results in the parameters speed, consumption of CPU resources and compatibility. Still the problem remains the lack of applications. However, coupled with other advantages of Internet Explorer it can be considered a good choice for any purpose: both for work and for fun.

Mozilla Firefox

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Previously, this browser had strong second position in the ranking, and was rapidly gaining popularity among users around the world, but after the Google Chrome release its luck has gone away. Many people do not like the fact that in Firefox the URL box and the search string are still separated, and it is perhaps the only objective reason for the decline in popularity of this excellent product from Mozilla. The browser is in great design, supports a variety of applications, built upon a good, high-quality engine, and is perfect for any purpose in all its parameters.

Opera

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The fans of this browser rightly believe that is it unfairly bypassed by people’s attention. Most likely, it's just that he did not have such resources to advance, like Google Chrome at the time. Opera has a high speed, nice interface, not clogged with unnecessary details, low consumption of computer resources and compatibility with all possible platforms. The number of available applications is not as great as in Chrome or Firefox, however all applications qualitatively perform their tasks. Many consider Opera the best browser for mobile devices, because of the special mode to save battery power, which will allow you to spend more time online than with other browsers. Another significant advantage is the "turbo" regime, which allows to significantly increase the speed of browsing, even with low quality Internet connection. This feature compresses your traffic and transmits it through special channels, allowing you to easily surf the Web even with a dial-up connection. In addition, Opera has a program for ad blocking that is not inferior to the famous AdBlocker and AdBlockerPlus. The latest news from Opera developers are that the browser now has a built-in VPN, allowing you to provide the necessary privacy on the Internet, or access to sites, access to which is limited by your territorial location.

All these browsers have various features and benefits, which can be used for work or entertainment on a variety of platforms, stationary or portable devices. For the most part, the user's choice depends only on his personal preference on the browser’s interface conveniences and design. Most of us choose one browser, and use it in spite of the obvious advantages of competitors until something goes really wrong. If you are now just before such a choice - we hope that this article will help you to choose the browser which will suite all your needs.

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