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Top 50 Web Browser Alternatives

Welcome to the definitive source for comparing web browser alternatives. This research includes more than 1900 data points. The results include 49 web browsers with 25 features across all those web browsers. To be in this study, these web browsers must include a user interface that allows a person to browse general web pages on the internet.

We will not be including any command-line only programs, or any tools that are used to browse just a specific portion of the internet. We are also not including any browsers that can only browse Tor networks (free and open-source software that enables anonymous communication). If the tool does browse Tor (or similar encrypted networks) that is fine, but it must also have the ability to fetch and display HTML / CSS content from the public web. 

Many people understand that a web browser is a tool used to access the internet but they don’t often put much thought into which one is best. For business and enterprises, it’s important to know how the browser will sync with other networks and interfaces, what security will be provided, and whether or not it will meet or exceed functionality needed to achieve company goals. Our aim in creating this list, chart, and comparative analysis is to equip you with the knowledge needed to make an informed, educated choice beyond the Chrome / Safari / Edge most users default to.

Our comprehensive publication includes: Google, Firefox, Opera, Brave, Internet Explorer, Edge, to name just a few. Every major and minor browser was included.  If you see anything missing, feel free to contact us or leave a comment far, far below.

Click here to jump straight to the list of features that we’ve uncovered for each web browser.

We put together an interactive scatter plot with several filters that rate the web browsers:

In the listings below, of special importance in the field titled: Top Five Other Web Browsers with Most Similar Features, in Order. For each tool, we looked at the feature sets of all competitors to come up with their top closest competitors from a data-driven, feature-focused perspective.

We want this research report to be mobile-friendly, so we’ve provided five different methods of rank-ordering these web browsers. Click on each method to expand the ordered list:

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Google Chrome


Google Chrome

Google Chrome Comparison Details

Feature summary: Meet the features that set Chrome apart

Age of Software/Company: 12.2 Yrs

Distinctive features:

Top five other Web Browser Alternatives with the most similar features, in order:





Mozilla Firefox


Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox Comparison Details

Feature summary: Get started with Firefox – An overview of the main features

Age of Software/Company: 18.1 Yrs

Distinctive features:

Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

Top five other Web Browser Alternatives with the most similar features, in order:





Opera


Opera

Opera Comparison Details

Feature summary: The features built right into Opera are prime examples of Opera’s drive to continuously reimagine what a browser can do. Take a look at the features below and see how Opera makes browsing better

Age of Software/Company: 24.9 Yrs

Distinctive features:

Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

Top five other Web Browser Alternatives with the most similar features, in order:





Brave


Brave

Brave Comparison Details

Feature summary: Truly faster. Actually safer.

Age of Software/Company: 7.3 Yrs

Distinctive features:

Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

Top five other Web Browser Alternatives with the most similar features, in order:





Internet Explorer


Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer Comparison Details

Age of Software/Company: 25.3 Yrs

Top five other Web Browser Alternatives with the most similar features, in order:





Microsoft Edge


Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge Comparison Details

Feature summary: Rebuilt from the ground up to bring you world-class compatibility and performance, the security and privacy you deserve, and new features designed to bring you the best of the web.

Age of Software/Company: 10 Mo

Distinctive features:

Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

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Vivaldi


Vivaldi

Vivaldi Comparison Details

Feature summary: More flexibility. More control.

Age of Software/Company: 5.8 Yrs

Distinctive features:

Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

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Chromium


Chromium

Chromium Comparison Details

Feature summary: Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web.

Age of Software/Company: 12.2 Yrs

Distinctive features:

Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

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UC Browser


UC Browser

UC Browser Comparison Details

Age of Software/Company: 16.6 Yrs

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Oscobo


Oscobo

Oscobo Comparison Details

Age of Software/Company: 2.9 Yrs

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Maxthon


Maxthon

Maxthon Comparison Details

Feature summary: Safe Cloud Browser, Support Multi-Platform Data Sharing.

Age of Software/Company: 16.3 Yrs

Distinctive features:

Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

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SeaMonkey


SeaMonkey

SeaMonkey Comparison Details

Feature summary: Features of the SeaMonkey® Suite

Age of Software/Company: 13.0 Yrs

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Avant Browser


Avant Browser

Avant Browser Comparison Details

Feature summary: Is an ultra-fast web browser. Its user-friendly interface brings a new level of clarity and efficiency to your browsing experience, and frequent upgrades have steadily improved its reliability.

Age of Software/Company: 16.8 Yrs

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K-Meleon


K-Meleon

K-Meleon Comparison Details

Feature summary: K-Meleon is an extremely fast, customizable, lightweight web browser based on the Gecko layout engine developed by Mozilla which is also used by Firefox.

Age of Software/Company: 20.2 Yrs

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Konqueror


Konqueror

Konqueror Comparison Details

Feature summary: Konqueror is KDE’s Webbrowser and swiss-army-knife for any kind of file-management and file previewing.

Age of Software/Company: 24.1 Yrs

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Netscape Navigator


Netscape Navigator

Netscape Navigator Comparison Details

Age of Software/Company: 25.9 Yrs

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Lunascape


Lunascape

Lunascape Comparison Details

Feature summary: Is a fully customizable web browser and there are so many things you can do as you go along. Let’s start with a few things here, as it can be overwhelming at the beginning.

Age of Software/Company: 12.3 Yrs

Distinctive features:

Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

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Comodo IceDragon


Comodo IceDragon

Comodo IceDragon Comparison Details

Feature summary: Fast, secure and feature-rich Internet browser based on Firefox

Age of Software/Company: 8.1 Yrs

Distinctive features:

Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

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Avast Secure Browser


Avast Secure Browser

Avast Secure Browser Comparison Details

Feature summary: The private browser that’s up to 4x faster.

Age of Software/Company: 7 Mo

Distinctive features:

Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

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SlimBrowser


SlimBrowser

SlimBrowser Comparison Details

Feature summary: Here is the complete list of features supported by SlimBrowser:

Age of Software/Company: 4.6 Yrs

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Pale Moon


Pale Moon

Pale Moon Comparison Details

Feature summary: Is an Open Source, Goanna-based web browser available for Microsoft Windows and Linux (with other operating systems in development), focusing on efficiency and customization.

Age of Software/Company: 11.1 Yrs

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Yandex Browser


Yandex Browser

Yandex Browser Comparison Details

Age of Software/Company: 8.1 Yrs

Distinctive features:

Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

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Coc Coc


Coc Coc

Coc Coc Comparison Details

Age of Software/Company: 7.5 Yrs

Distinctive features:

Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

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QQ Browser


QQ Browser

QQ Browser Comparison Details

Age of Software/Company: 7.9 Yrs

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Naver Whale

Naver Whale Comparison Details

Age of Software/Company: 3.9 Yrs

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Waterfox


Waterfox

Waterfox Comparison Details

Feature summary: Browse the web your way, with the indie web browser

Age of Software/Company: 9.6 Yrs

Distinctive features:

Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

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Dolphin Browser


Dolphin Browser

Dolphin Browser Comparison Details

Feature summary: Has friendly features for better browsing.

Age of Software/Company: 7.5 Yrs

Distinctive features:

Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

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Midori


Midori

Midori Comparison Details

Feature summary: We have a whole set of features and utilities for all users who browse the web daily.

Age of Software/Company: 12.9 Yrs

Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

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Basilisk


Basilisk

Basilisk Comparison Details

Feature summary: Is a modern, full-featured web browser. It aims to retain useful technologies that its sibling Firefox has removed.

Age of Software/Company: 2.9 Yrs

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Otter


Otter

Otter Comparison Details

Age of Software/Company: 6.8 Yrs

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Epic Privacy Browser


Epic Privacy Browser

Epic Privacy Browser Comparison Details

Age of Software/Company: 10.3 Yrs

Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

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Blisk


Blisk

Blisk Comparison Details

Feature summary: Blisk features minimalistic material user interface. Blisk uses Chrome-like tabs, address bar and some other UI elements.

Age of Software/Company: 4.5 Yrs

Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

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Torch


Torch

Torch Comparison Details

Age of Software/Company: 8.3 Yrs

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Cent Browser


Cent Browser

Cent Browser Comparison Details

Age of Software/Company: 12.2 Yrs

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Iridium Browser


Iridium Browser

Iridium Browser Comparison Details

Age of Software/Company: 6.5 Yrs

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Min Browser


Min Browser

Min Browser Comparison Details

Age of Software/Company: 6 Mo

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Netsurf


Netsurf

Netsurf Comparison Details

Age of Software/Company: 13.4 Yrs

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Dissenter


Dissenter

Dissenter Comparison Details

Age of Software/Company: 19.6 Yrs

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Kingpin Private Browser


Kingpin Private Browser

Kingpin Private Browser Comparison Details

Feature summary: Is full-featured browser.

Age of Software/Company: 6 Mo

Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

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GreenBrowser


GreenBrowser

GreenBrowser Comparison Details

Feature summary: Is your best choice of a flexible and powerful green web browser.

Age of Software/Company: 17.1 Yrs

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CometBird


CometBird

CometBird Comparison Details

Age of Software/Company: 12.2 Yrs

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Acoo Browser


Acoo Browser

Acoo Browser Comparison Details

Feature summary: Is a powerful multi-tabbed Internet browser based on the Internet Explorer engine (IE 5 or greater required).

Age of Software/Company: 15.8 Yrs

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Deepnet Explorer


Deepnet Explorer

Deepnet Explorer Comparison Details

Feature summary: Next generation web browser for Windows machines that provides a graphical three-walled interface for loading and using multiple Web pages simultaneously.

Age of Software/Company: 16.7 Yrs

Distinctive features:

Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

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Browse3D


Browse3D

Browse3D Comparison Details

Feature summary: Offers users a visual advantage making finding and using web information more productive.

Age of Software/Company: 19.3 Yrs

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Surebo Browselorer


Surebo Browselorer

Surebo Browselorer Comparison Details

Feature summary: In this page, we highlight the most important and unique features that are in Surebo Browselorer.

Age of Software/Company: 9.4 Yrs

Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

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Tor Browser


Tor Browser

Tor Browser Comparison Details

Feature summary: Defend yourself against tracking and surveillance. Circumvent censorship.

Age of Software/Company: 10.1 Yrs

Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

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Empire Browser


Empire Browser

Empire Browser Comparison Details

Feature summary: A non-profit organization based out of Montreal, Canada, aims to build a revolutionary web browser that puts the emphasis on ease of use and simplicity.

Age of Software/Company: 7.8 Yrs

Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

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SevenTh Browser


SevenTh Browser

SevenTh Browser Comparison Details

Feature summary: A lightweight and very easy to use application that allows you to quickly browse your favorite websites.

Age of Software/Company: 7.7 Yrs

Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

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Duck Web Browser


Duck Web Browser

Duck Web Browser Comparison Details

Feature summary: This is a simple browser designed for the casual browsers.

Age of Software/Company: 11.1 Yrs

Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

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FEATURE DESCRIPTIONS

Address Bar

The user can type a URL into the bar to navigate to a chosen website.

Number of Search Engine that have this feature: 49

Web Page Zoom

Ability to zoom in and out of your web page or browser.

Number of Search Engine that have this feature: 46

Tabs

Stay organized with your tabs by grouping it by pinning to automatically open websites you use the most.

Number of Search Engine that have this feature: 45

Printing Support

It’s a service that lets user print from any application using this web browser.

Number of Search Engine that have this feature: 42

Allows you to search for specific text within a page.

Number of Search Engine that have this feature: 41

Bookmarks or Favorites

You can save shortcuts to your favorite webpages and navigate to them in seconds from anywhere.

Number of Search Engine that have this feature: 41

TOR Browsing

You can Browse through an anonymity network.

Number of Search Engine that have this feature: 39

Fullscreen Mode

Open the entire browser.

Number of Search Engine that have this feature: 39

Page Source

The source code is the programming behind any webpage or software. In the case of websites, this code can be viewed by anyone using various tools, even your web browser itself.

Number of Search Engine that have this feature: 38

History

Show some of your browse histories.

Number of Search Engine that have this feature: 37

Download Management

To save a file or image on your computer or device, download it. The file will be saved in your default download location.

Number of Search Engine that have this feature: 35

Inspect Elements

Lets you view a website’s source code and tweak the appearance and content of a web page, by adding temporary edits to the site’s CSS and HTML files.

Number of Search Engine that have this feature: 33

Private Web Searching

Online privacy feature that prevents your browsing history from being stored.

Number of Search Engine that have this feature: 32

Extensions or Plugin

Is a small software module for customizing a web browser. Browsers typically allow a variety of extensions, including user interface modifications, ad blocking, and cookie management. Browser plug-ins are a separate type of module.

Number of Search Engine that have this feature: 30

Profiles

You can keep all your info separate, like bookmarks, history, passwords, and other settings.

Number of Search Engine that have this feature: 29

Themes

Choose from a variety of themes and colors, like Dark Mode, to suit your needs or just your mood for the skin or appearance of your browser.

Number of Search Engine that have this feature: 28

Mobile Application

You can download and use this browser on your mobile phones.

Number of Search Engine that have this feature: 25

Sync

Synchronization across to any devices when you turn sync on you can access, important data like bookmarks, saved passwords, and etch.

Number of Search Engine that have this feature: 23

Task Manager

It is a system that monitors program used to provide information about the processes and tabs running on your browser.

Number of Search Engine that have this feature: 20

Is a pane that is displayed at the side of the browser.

Number of Search Engine that have this feature: 14

Translation

The browser has a built-in translator in any language.

Number of Search Engine that have this feature: 10

Screen Capture

It takes a screenshot on your browser.

Number of Search Engine that have this feature: 9

QR Code Supports

QR Code reader to allow a user to load a webpage or search for words from a QR code and sometimes it’s shares pages using QR Code.

Number of Search Engine that have this feature: 6

Split View

Multitasking functionality by providing an easy way to view multiple different websites at the same browser.

Number of Search Engine that have this feature: 5

Media Controls

Easily control audio and video playing in any tab. Open the media hub to access controls to manage what’s playing or pop out a video to view it in picture-in-picture mode.

Number of Search Engine that have this feature: 3

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