Specifically, web browsers allow users to “surf” the internet from any computer or mobile phone. In addition, many browsers include components that add Email, instant messaging, apps and more. While there is no shortage of great web browser available, choosing the right one can seem overwhelming at times. In general, the following information provides a brief summary of the most common browsers used worldwide.
Being that many operating systems come with a default browser, you may wish to explore your options. In that case, the most common browsers are Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and the Edge Browser. Since each browser uses a unique search network, it can be beneficial to have more than one browser. Above all, choosing the best browser depends on how you explore the web and what system you have. Some web browsers work better on specific operating systems better than others.
As I have noted, the Windows operating system will have a default browser already in place. Earlier version commonly uses Internet Explorer as a default. A later version of Windows 10 will use Edge. Of course, you are free to download and install any browser you like. In this case, you may wish to use Google Chrom, Mozilla FireFox, Opera, or even Safari.
Safari is the default browser for Mac and iOS devices. Safari offers featured additions like “Siri” Apple’s vocal search assistant and “Reader View” that simplifies a webpage making it easier to read.
Recommended 2nd browser is Chrome as it works intuitively with the iOS system and can be added to work with iPhones and other Apple devices.
Google Chrome works seamlessly with a PC or Android device. For many Androids Chrome is the default browser connected directly to the operating system. With a Google account, you can access additional plugins and other Google products. Security is never an issue as Google automatically updates all of their products protecting you from online security threats.
Firefox is an open source application created by the Mozilla and volunteer developers. Although not as fast as Chrome it is updated automatically protecting you from online threats.
Opera is the longest running browser offered on the web. Some sites aren’t built for the Opera platform making the websites display not as they were intended. Security is never an issue and automatically updates to prevent online attacks. Although Opera does work well with iOS, it works best for Windows and Android.