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Once upon a time, Google Chrome was atop the internet browser food chain with its simplistic design, easy access to Google Search, and customizable layout. By contrast, it was …

Jan 2, 2021

Safari
Apples Safari which was actually ported to Windows PCs for two entire years before it was stripped has actually made some ground in the browser market. Obviously, Safari isnt available on any computer not running Apples macOS except for the two versions that were released at one point on Windows. So its market share isnt great.
But who cares? Safari is great.
For Apple users, Safari is the fastest browser. Native apps run significantly quicker and more efficient on Apples products (Final Cut Pro runs better than Adobe Premiere, etc) and Safari is no exception. Apple made Safari the fastest browser in the world for Mac in 2017 and hasnt given that up.
Not to mention, its safe and secure one of the biggest draws to using Safari. With the release of macOS 11 Big Sur, Apple added new features like customization and the ability to see transparency from websites who are tracking you.
Its a great option for Apple users and easily the best-looking browser on iOS and iPadOS.
Firefox
Mozillas Firefox hasnt been the most-used internet browser since before 2011. Even copying Chromes success, they tried launching a mobile operating system FirefoxOS. Sadly enough, this project lost investors and never saw the light of day.
Either way, Firefox is a completely capable browser.
Microsoft Edge
Yeah, you read that right.
Im fairly certain that Microsofts own employees refused to use the companys previous browser, Internet Explorer. It was the joke for years while I was in high school and anyone who used it was made fun of almost like they had an AOL account.
Internet Explorer was glitchy, had a slew of security issues, and didnt look great at all. Now, Microsoft Edge has made some huge gains.
Some are calling it the browser with the most potential. It looks sleek, its design is clean. It fixed most of the security problems Internet Explorer faced. Besides the fact that the default search engine is Bing, its actually kind of neat and cool to use.
Opera
Normally, Id refrain from adding Opera to this list, but the way that Opera designed their browser is pretty interesting.
Its a little cluttered at first, but they have a feature similar to Apples Handoff where you can send webpages through devices, making it easier for multi-device users who want to pick up a webpage or internet search on a separate device.
Im definitely not saying that Opera will outperform benchmarks or anything (although the way Opera loads webpages is so non-traditional to other browsers that in some capacity, its actually really fast), but Opera is fully-suited for casual internet browsing of all kinds.