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Top 5 Web Browsers You’ve Never Heard Of in 2021

Many people have a favorite web browser and use that exclusively. You may find it useful though (or at least interesting), to discover some lesser-known browsers. This article provides a ranking of the best web browsers that are not well known. Most other articles give you a random or subjective ordering of “Best” tools, but not here. This article is based on intensive research of more than 49 alternative web browsers. All features and company attributes were compared and contrasted to come up with these top 5.

Now, remember, “Best” is actually a subjective statement. Depending on your needs, you may come up with a different list of web browsers. This research was conducted in a way that makes it possible for you to layer on your own feature-specific importance rating for each attribute and feature of these tools. We highly suggest you participate in our custom web browsers survey so you can layer in your own importance prioritization for each feature.

There are a number lesser-known web browsers that are definitely worth looking at. We trust that this publication will save you much time in locating a web browser that fits your particular use case. We’ve also collected domain authority data which serves as an effective gauge of overall popularity.

We found 29 web browsers that are not well known. We list the top five here, along with three runners up.

If you are a professional, run a business, or are serious about finding the ideal web browser alternative, be sure to see our original research publication on Top 50 Web Browser Alternatives that is always kept up-to-date. If you’re aware of any applications or features that we haven't included in our comparison analysis, please let us know in the comments below.

And don't forget to look into other desktop productivity tools beyond web browsers to help you get stuff done. You'll want to master online (web-based) and offline (desktop-based) business processes to set yourself and your company apart.

Here is the listing, backed by evidence, of the top five web browsers you've never heard of:

  1. UC Browser
  2. Epic Privacy Browser
  3. Midori
  4. Torch
  5. SeaMonkey
  6. Runners up:

  7. Naver Whale
  8. Iridium Browser
  9. Pale Moon

Top Five Web Browser You've Never Heard Of


UC Browser


UC Browser

UC Browser Comparison Details

Free trial: Not Available

Pricing: Not Available

Feature summary: UC Browser, a popular mobile browser in Indonesia and China, is multi-platform, and great for users with a limited amount of device memory or bandwidth.

Age of Software/Company: 17.0 Yrs

Business Score: 3.23

Software Score: 49

  • Address Bar
  • Web Page Zoom
  • Tabs
  • Printing Support
  • Search Within Webpage
  • Bookmarks or Favorites
  • TOR Browsing / Anonymity
  • Fullscreen Mode
  • View Page Source
  • Stored History
  • Download Management
  • Inspect Elements / Source Code
  • Private Web Searching
  • Extensions or Plugins
  • Profiles
  • Themes
  • Mobile Application
  • Synchronize devices

  • Though some report security issues with it, UC Browser is powerful and loads pages quickly. It is popular on Android and easy to use.




    Epic Privacy Browser


    Epic Privacy Browser

    Epic Privacy Browser Comparison Details

    Free trial: Not Available

    Pricing: Not Available

    Feature summary: Epic focuses on privacy and uses Chromium source code. While users browse, very little info is stored.

    Age of Software/Company: 10.8 Yrs

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Business Score: 3.83

    Software Score: 39.81

  • Address Bar
  • Web Page Zoom
  • Tabs
  • Printing Support
  • Search Within Webpage
  • Bookmarks or Favorites
  • TOR Browsing / Anonymity
  • Fullscreen Mode
  • View Page Source
  • Download Management
  • Inspect Elements / Source Code
  • Extensions or Plugins
  • Mobile Application
  • Task Manager

  • While it does not support many Chrome add-ons, Epic Privacy Browser users enjoy the notices on each website that show which companies have been blocked. Epic uses Chromium source code.




    Midori


    Midori

    Midori Comparison Details

    Free trial: Not Available

    Pricing: Not Available

    Feature summary: Based on WebKit, Midori is lightweight, customizable with many great features.

    Age of Software/Company: 13.3 Yrs

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Business Score: 3.29

    Software Score: 46.9

  • Address Bar
  • Web Page Zoom
  • Tabs
  • Printing Support
  • Search Within Webpage
  • Bookmarks or Favorites
  • TOR Browsing / Anonymity
  • Fullscreen Mode
  • View Page Source
  • Stored History
  • Download Management
  • Inspect Elements / Source Code
  • Private Web Searching
  • Extensions or Plugins
  • Themes
  • Mobile Application
  • Synchronize devices

  • While it does not offer a lot of extensions or other advanced functions, Midori (English translation: Green) browser is fast, easy to download and does not hog resources.




    Torch


    Torch

    Torch Comparison Details

    Free trial: Not Available

    Pricing: Not Available

    Feature summary: Chromium-based browser with built-in search engine. Users can stream media while downloading.

    Age of Software/Company: 8.8 Yrs

    Business Score: 2.94

    Software Score: 51.18

  • Address Bar
  • Web Page Zoom
  • Tabs
  • Printing Support
  • Search Within Webpage
  • Bookmarks or Favorites
  • TOR Browsing / Anonymity
  • Fullscreen Mode
  • View Page Source
  • Stored History
  • Download Management
  • Inspect Elements / Source Code
  • Private Web Searching
  • Extensions or Plugins
  • Profiles
  • Themes
  • Mobile Application
  • Synchronize devices
  • Task Manager

  • Occasionally Torch may slow down your computer but it provides secure, easy downloading of various files. Users like the share button that can be used to access their social media account.




    SeaMonkey


    SeaMonkey

    SeaMonkey Comparison Details

    Free trial: Not Available

    Pricing: Not Available

    Feature summary: Enjoy a browser that is fast, stable, cross-platform, simple and customizable.

    Age of Software/Company: 13.4 Yrs

    Business Score: 3.12

    Software Score: 48.63

    Distinctive features:

    • Language Translation

  • Address Bar
  • Web Page Zoom
  • Tabs
  • Printing Support
  • Search Within Webpage
  • Bookmarks or Favorites
  • TOR Browsing / Anonymity
  • Fullscreen Mode
  • View Page Source
  • Stored History
  • Download Management
  • Inspect Elements / Source Code
  • Private Web Searching
  • Extensions or Plugins
  • Profiles
  • Task Manager
  • Language Translation

  • SeaMonkey is based on the same source code as Mozilla Application Suite. The navigation between pages is not real fast, but one strong point is that SeaMonkey has a large group of contributors.



    Top Web Browser You've Never Heard Of – Runners Up



    Naver Whale

    Naver Whale Comparison Details

    Free trial: Not Available

    Pricing: Not Available

    Feature summary: A free web browser that is compatible with Chrome apps. Though it's available in Korean and English, users can also translate from many languages using Naver Papago.

    Age of Software/Company: 4.3 Yrs

    Business Score: 2.53

    Software Score: 55

    Distinctive features:

    • Screen Capture
    • Language Translation
    • Sidebar Pane

  • Address Bar
  • Web Page Zoom
  • Tabs
  • Printing Support
  • Search Within Webpage
  • Bookmarks or Favorites
  • TOR Browsing / Anonymity
  • Fullscreen Mode
  • View Page Source
  • Stored History
  • Download Management
  • Inspect Elements / Source Code
  • Private Web Searching
  • Extensions or Plugins
  • Profiles
  • Themes
  • Mobile Application
  • Task Manager
  • Sidebar Pane
  • Language Translation
  • Screen Capture

  • Available in English and Korean language, some parts of Naver Whale Browser infrequently miss translations. Users like the video conferencing with no time limits.




    Iridium Browser


    Iridium Browser

    Iridium Browser Comparison Details

    Free trial: Not Available

    Pricing: Not Available

    Feature summary: Iridium uses Chromium code and provides great user privacy with up-to-date technologies.

    Age of Software/Company: 6.9 Yrs

    Business Score: 2.8

    Software Score: 51.18

  • Address Bar
  • Web Page Zoom
  • Tabs
  • Printing Support
  • Search Within Webpage
  • Bookmarks or Favorites
  • TOR Browsing / Anonymity
  • Fullscreen Mode
  • View Page Source
  • Stored History
  • Download Management
  • Inspect Elements / Source Code
  • Private Web Searching
  • Extensions or Plugins
  • Profiles
  • Themes
  • Mobile Application
  • Synchronize devices
  • Task Manager

  • Based on Chromium code, Iridium Browser is easy to use. Some users report webpage loading issues but It rates high for security.




    Pale Moon


    Pale Moon

    Pale Moon Comparison Details

    Free trial: Not Available

    Pricing: Not Available

    Feature summary: Goanna based, Pale Moon is efficient, very customizable and open source.

    Age of Software/Company: 11.5 Yrs

    Business Score: 3.05

    Software Score: 47.63

    Distinctive features:

    • Sidebar Pane

  • Address Bar
  • Web Page Zoom
  • Tabs
  • Printing Support
  • Search Within Webpage
  • Bookmarks or Favorites
  • TOR Browsing / Anonymity
  • Fullscreen Mode
  • View Page Source
  • Stored History
  • Download Management
  • Inspect Elements / Source Code
  • Private Web Searching
  • Extensions or Plugins
  • Profiles
  • Themes
  • Synchronize devices
  • Sidebar Pane

  • While it occasionally struggles with webpage loading, Pale Moon's focus is customization and efficiency. Users like that it is fast and they enjoy the many add-ons.



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