Top 10 Web Browsers Worth Trying

Browsers An internet browser is your window to the web and its resources. These days internet is widely used for research, news, communication or social media interactivity, entertainment, shopping purposes.
WorldWideWeb was the first well-known web browser in the world. After the release of Mosaic in 1993 and Internet Explorer by Microsoft in 1995, browser war was initiated. These days most people uses Internet Explorer as it is inbuilt with Windows OS, apart from that Mozilla Firefox is widely used with more than 30% of browser market share. Google’s web browser Chrome , Apple Safari and Opera are other majorly used browsers. These browsers have almost everything needed for secure, smooth and faster browsing, but there exists few more browsers for specific browsing purposes.

Here we are going to publish 10 most featured rich and widely used web browsers that are worth a try.

1. Internet Explorer: Most widely used web browser in market, as it comes free with Windows operating system. According to web researches in october 2010, Internet explorer losses its browser market, still it covers about 50% of browser market. IE(Internet Explorer) is enrich with Accelerators, search suggestions, visual suggestions, increased performance, batter page finding. IE 8 is the current stable version of IE family. IE 9 beta version is released which have the capabilities of displaying HTML 5 elements, DOMParser, CSS3 support, web slices, web font and Pinning functionality and lot more.

internet Explorer 9

Platform support: Windows family only.
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2. Firefox: Widely used Open Source web browser, Firefox has standout features of great community Add-ons support, customizations, private browsing mode, greater security, fastest browsing, open video and audio, instant website ID, built-in spell checker, one click bookmarking, personas, smart location bar and many more. Firefox is now available for mobile devices also. Firefox is better than Internet Explorer in every department, probably it is the best browser in the world.

firefox 3.6

Platform support: Windows, Mac, Linux
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3. Google Chrome: Chrome was developed by Google in December 2008 and based on the WebKit layout engine and framework. Chrome is basically known for its faster start-up speed, fast loading time, simplicity, better security, extensions, inbuilt translator, Incognito mode(Private browsing) and theme supports. Chrome shares about 11% of browser market.

google chrome

Platform support: Windows, Mac, Linux
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4. Safari: Safari, a web browser developed by Apple Inc. and included as a part of Mac OS X operating system. It was first released in Jan 2003 and became default browser for Mac OS. Safari is well-known for its elegant design, seeing favorite sites at a glance, faster, secure, innovative web kit, private browsing, HTML 5 and CSS3 support . It works on Windows, Mac, iPad, iPod touch and iPhone.

safari-browser

Platform support: Windows, Mac, Linux(as Konqueror)
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5. Opera: Opera browser is developed by Opera software in December 1996. Opera supports downloading files via BitTorrent, chatting on IRC. Opera is the fastest web browser on Earth. Opera has all the main stream features of web browsers like tabbed browsing, page zooming, speed dial, bookmarking, integrated download manager, built-in phishing and malware protection, strong encryption and ability to delete private data. It has unique features of Opera Turbo, Opera Unit, mouse gestures and Geo-location support.

opera browser

Opera is the first web browser which comes for mobile phone devices.

Platform support: Windows, Mac, Linux
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6. Flock: Flock web browser specializes in providing social networking and Web 2.0 features built into its user interface. Apart from traditional browsers Flock integrates social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, YouTube, Flickr, Blogger, Gmail within the browser. When logging into these services, Flock can track updates from friends: profile, updates, uploaded photos, videos and lot more. It also have twitter search and integrated Facebook chat in browser. If you are a social media addict flock is worth trying.

flock browser

Platform support: Windows, Mac, Linux, FreeBSD
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7. Maxthon: Maxthon is a china based web browser, basically works on Internet explorer platform. It was renamed from MyIE2 to Maxthon in 2004 and now second most used web browser in China. It has fully customizable features, mouse gesture support, powerful cache system, accelerators, third-party tools support, feed reader and skin rich user interface. Maxthon is fully compatible with internet Explorer, with enhanced customizable features.

maxthon browser

Platform support: Windows family only.
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8. Avant: Avant browser is an ultra-fast web browser. It’s user-friendly interface brings a new level of clarity and efficiency to your browsing experience, and frequent upgrades have steadily improved its reliability. Apart from common features of browsers, avant has anti-freezing, no adware/malware, mouse gesture support, multi processing, private browsing, flash filter facilities and better than Internet Explorer.

avant browser

Platform support: Windows family only.
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9. PhaseOut: According to its publisher: phaseout is an ultimate web browser for outer space exploration. Browse the web from your starship navigation panel with all the latest protection shields. Pop-up Blocker and CleanUp tools with extended options, Integrated Advanced Search Tool Bar and Tabbed web windows with Floating Preview on mouse over, SideBar History and Favorites extended tools, Skin Database for swapping interface Layout, Full Screen Real Mode with Controller for maximum area display, great for on-line gamers.

phaseout browser

Platform support: Windows family only.
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10. Deepnet Explorer: The world’s first browser with RSS news reader, P2P client integration and phishing alarm. The browsers superior security, functionality and usability. It is completely free, no adware/spyware or third-party software. It uses underlying rendering engine as employed in Internet Explorer, that’s why have full compatibility towards IE.

Platform support: Windows family only.
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Before using web browsers look for these criteria : Features set, Security,Ease of use, Speed and compatibility, technical help and support. We have made a great list of top ten browsers, but still hungry to know about your choice of top 10 browsers.

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Diggi February 8, 2011 at 10:25 AM

good job punk…thanks for sharing :-)

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