The 6 Best Free Internet Browsers

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One of the best things about the internet is how free it is. You can find information on any topic you want, watch videos, listen to music, and communicate with people worldwide without spending more than your monthly connection costs. To continue enjoying the billion-plus sites on the internet, though, you need a good browser.

This article will look at seven of the best free browsers in the current market. Whether you’re looking for a new browser to try out or just curious about what’s available, we’ll provide a brief overview of each browser so you can decide which one is right for you.

Google Chrome

Google Chrome is the most popular browser, with a market share of about 66.6% for global desktop internet browsers. Chrome is a powerful browser launched by Google in 1998 to help users access the internet and its functionalities with ease.

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Chrome is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac users and comes with a mobile app for Android and iOS. Many users prefer the browser for its simple and interactive interface. It is also one of the fastest browsers available. The Chrome version M99 for Mac scored 300 on Apple’s Speedometer browser responsiveness benchmark. This speed is 7% faster than Mac’s own Safari browser. One downside, though, is that Chrome can be memory hungry and consume more RAM when many tabs remain open, which might impact your overall computer performance.

Google Chrome Features

To be more effective for its users, Google Chrome has a series of impressive features. Here are some of the unique features of the Chrome browser:

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  • Google Profiles
  • Password Check
  • Google Address Bar
  • Personalized Articles
  • Device Synchronization

Besides these impressive features, Google Chrome has 500+ other pieces of software that you can integrate as plugins. All of these help to increase the functionality and accessibility of the browser.

Opera

Opera is among the most popular web browsers, with over 350 million users globally. This browser strives to remain fast and secure, using an impressive ad blocker and VPN integration. Opera also boasts of being the first to integrate web3 functionalities, with an in-built wallet for users who own cryptocurrency.

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This open-source browser is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It also has an application available for iOS and Android. On top of this, Opera has an intuitive user interface and features that make it a flexible browsing option. The browser includes a left side ribbon that houses shortcuts to popular social media apps like Twitter, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and Telegram.

Opera Features

Opera makes your browsing experience so seamless and easy with the help of its features. It also comes with a chance for you to save up some cash when shopping online. Here are some of Opera’s most remarkable features:

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  • Built-in VPN
  • Snapshot tool
  • Dify Cashback
  • Customizable sidebar
  • Web3 Version Browser

Opera users also enjoy 100+ software integration options. These save you the hassle of manually installing add-ons for various functions.

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox has been in existence since 1998, and it remains a popular browser for many internet users. The browser is compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux systems and supports over 90 languages.

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Firefox has a competitive edge when it comes to aesthetic appeal and speed. The browser has been tried and tested on many standard speed tests, and it proves to be one of the faster options on the market.

Mozilla Firefox Features

Mozilla is a popular browser partly because it enables users to shape their preferred browsing experience. Mozilla achieves this using the following features:

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  • Firefox monitor
  • Mozilla VPN
  • Pocket

Mozilla can integrate with roughly 250 pieces of software. These integrations provide a comprehensive and safe browsing experience.

Brave

Founded in 2015, Brave is reinventing the understanding that users have about a browser, primarily because of its blockchain-centered system. The browser is available for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS users, and it comes with one of the most robust navigation and security functionalities.

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A unique benefit of using Brave as your browser is that you receive Basic Attention Tokens (BAT) rewards for viewing privacy-preserving ads as you browse. 

The browser also rewards users with this cryptocurrency for their willingness to view ads. Better still, you get to choose whether or not you want to view ads in the first place, and if you don’t, the browser maintains a strict ad-free browsing experience.

Brave Features

Brave is transforming how people perceive and use browsers. It boasts multiple features that make it a fast, safe, and ideal product for the growing demands of modern-day internet users. Here are some of the features that Brave has that benefit its users:

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  • Built-in Web3 functionalities
  • Brave rewards
  • Brave Shields
  • Brave playlist

Brave accommodates 30 software integrations. Most of the top-ranking integrations on Brave are cryptocurrency-related, making it an excellent browser for users with interests in crypto investing.

Vivaldi

Vivaldi comes with the ability to fully customize settings to your preferences. The browser was founded in 2013 to offer a unique, flexible, and powerful browsing solution. 

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Vivaldi also allows users to adjust the size of their tabs, save several tabs as one session, and even simultaneously browse multiple web pages by tiling them. This customizable browser is accessible on Windows, Linux, Mac, and Android operating systems.

Vivaldi Features

The Vivaldi browser has multiple features that help secure and improve users’ experience. Below is a list of some of the features people find most outstanding about Vivaldi:

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  • Translate
  • Ad blocker
  • Tracking protection

Vivaldi is a reasonably small browser that comes with only four integrations. Despite having few integrations of its own, you can export all your Google Chrome extensions to this browser.

Chromium

Chromium is the open-source version of Google Chrome. The browser, which runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android, is designed to build faster and more secure ways for people to browse. It comes with a lightweight interface and runs on a V8 JavaScript engine, significantly increasing its speeds. 

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Chromium is best suited for web developers. It uses up a lot of RAM, so it’s more suited for computers with high RAM specifications. Remember that Chromium is not to be confused with Google Chrome.

Chromium Features

The Chromium browser supports a majority of Google Chrome features. But above these, it has a unique feature of its own: Chromium Developer Console. This offers built-in web development tools for users.

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