Web Browsers

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The choice of browser should be down to personal preference and based on an  understating of what’s out there and what fits your requirements. In reality though many users stick with whatever came preinstalled and don’t have time to research or test alternatives. With this in mind we thought we’d compile a quick cheatsheet on what’s out there.

Chrome Browser

Released in 2008 Chrome is the market leader with 63.0%. A clean interface, robust set of features and 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. Downside is it can be a bit memory hungry.

Firefox

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

Safari

Safari is only available on OSX and iOS devices but still boasts a market share of 14.4%. Great integration with Apple’s ecosystem for hand off and sharing info between devices.

Edge

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

Opera

The alternative browser built on Google’s open-source Chromium engine. Opera is fast and light with loads of privacy and security features.  It now comes with web 3 support and a crypto wallet.