Web Browsers

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Your choice of web browser should be based on an understating of what’s available and what fits your requirements.

In reality, many users stick with whatever comes pre-installed on their machines and don’t have time to research or test alternatives. With this in mind, we thought we’d compile a quick cheat sheet on the most popular web browsers.

Chrome Browser

Released in 2008, Chrome is the market leader with 63.0% usage, thanks to a clean interface, robust set of features and a wide range of extensions.

Chrome has good some security features and is available across all major platforms. Great for syncing between desktop and phone as well as home and work.

The downside is it can be a bit memory hungry.

Firefox

Also known as Mozilla, Firefox is fast and has some great security & privacy enhancements.

Safari

Safari is only available on Mac OS X and iOS devices but still boasts a market share of 14.4%.

Great integration with Apple’s ecosystem for sharing info between devices.

Edge

Microsoft’s Edge replaces Internet Explorer and is now available on Mac as well as Windows. It feels very much like Chrome but with far fewer extensions.

Opera

The alternative browser built on Google’s open-source Chromium engine.

Opera is fast and light with lots of privacy and security features.  It now comes with Web3 support and a crypto wallet.