You are probably using your device’s default browser. Which is most likely Google Chrome or Internet Explorer [IE]. This isn’t a bad thing, but the default browser isn’t your only option. There are many other browsers that could better fit your needs.
If you are using a Mac or i-device, Safari is the default browser. Safari is specifically designed to work with your Apple device(s) to keep you safe, so you should stick with it unless you really need a change.
Here are some of the alternatives you may want to consider.
This browser is a great option for people looking for a lot of features. You will get the most benefit out of Vivaldi if you find yourself regularly keeping multiple tabs open at once or needing to access and store a ton of bookmarks. Vivaldi solves the problem of tabs by letting you “stack” them to keep things more organized.
In addition, Vivaldi makes it a snap to organize your bookmarks. Streamlining the process as compared to Google Chrome. Other features include a deep sleep feature to extend your battery life and the ability to search with Google, Duckduckgo, Bing, or Wikipedia right from the homepage.
Brave is the browser for you if you hate ads and don’t want websites to track your browsing activity. Designed with a built-in ad-blocker and easy to use privacy controls you are able to control what you see and what websites see of you. If you are familiar with Google Chrome, Brave’s user interface should be easy for you to pick up on as they are very similar. However, Brave is very light on any features beyond its security offerings, providing only the basics.
The spiritual replacement to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge started out without much of a fanfare. It has much improved since then. If you are running Windows 10 then you already have Microsoft Edge preinstalled on your PC. The primary benefit of Microsoft Edge is its integration into Windows. This reduces the processing power it requires and its energy consumption. Right now Edge’s primary benefit are its reliability, speed, and Cortana/One Note integration. Microsoft Edge is still getting better, so it is a great option to consider.
This is only a brief overview of some of the browsers that are available. Each of these browsers is a reliable and useful alternative to whatever default browser you may have. As always, feel free to contact me with any questions or feedback on this article!