What Browser To Use?
After years in which big companies were the subject of powerful browsers, the Google’s turn has arrived. This company wanted to be noticed on the web browser market, the search giant being already a very good developer of tools and online platforms. Google has wanted since the start of this project, a browser that is the quickest and hardest to beat. Because of the campaign that Google made for promoting it, Chrome, Google’s browser has entered the market very easily. But opinions were divided: many of its bugs have been detected by some users, other users have admired the speed of work, being amazed by a lot of compatibility standards, that don’t require to install dozens of plugins, like the obsolete browsers did.
Google Chrome can be a little disappointing, because it does not always please the user: some of the pages don’t open like you left them the other night when you shut down the computer or errors like: “Oops, the page can not be displayed” appear. If you install different utility programs, such as SEO tools developed for webmasters and you try to use them with Google Chrome, at first they will work just fine, but after a while they will begin to work improperly and the browser will display all sort of errors which will definitely lead to closing the program window.
A solution would be to use Opera. Although Google Chrome is a browser rather stable and very fast, some of the Internet users prefer to see it functioning from a distance and “return to roots”, which in their cases could be represented by Opera. “Opera has never done me no problems whatsoever, and even continues to amaze me every day, because this software is constantly developing and we are waiting for updates and new versions for testing” says an Internet user, which is very happy with his Opera choice.
Besides Firefox, Opera and Internet Explorer, there are a lot of browsers of which you probably did not even heard. That does not necessarily mean they are not good for anything. Let’s see some of them. For more information, you can enter their websites.
Flock is a broswer that emphasizes the social side, including quick access to Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, Technorati and, most importantly, lets bloggers publish on their blogs directly from this browser. Safari became famous with the implementation of the iPhone and iPod Touch. Even if it runs Windows, we must recognize that this is a part of the Mac OS landscape . This browser, of which is said to be two times faster than Internet Explorer, includes complete support for CSS and partially for CSS3 and is more interesting in terms of graphics.
Shiira is compatible with Mac OS and it is a browser built specifically to compete with Safari. It is as fast as Safari and has a more friendly interface. Shiira can find its place in any Apple system. GreenBrowser brings a little green on the Windows platforms. This browser shows many interesting features such as Auto Start, Auto Close, Auto Refresh, Auto Scrolling, Auto Hide and others expressions with “Auto”. Slim Browser (for Windows) uses the Trident engine site created by Microsoft, which means that it allows grouping tabs inside the browser as separate windows. Slim Browser has an automatically logging function, so if you want to go directly to your account on Twitter, you can set the browser to do that.
K-Meleon (Windows) is an open source software with GNU GPL (General Public License). As the name suggests, K-Meleon is a combination of Firefox (technically) and Internet Explorer (visual). The main advantage is a very low space occupied in the hard drive. Maxthon (Windows) is extremely friendly in terms of interface, with many skins and plugins. You can put any shorcut to a program, directly from Maxthon by opening it from Maxthon with one click. It can even open / stop a program automatically at a desired time. With a similar functionality to Firefox or Opera, Maxthon can be an excellent alternative for those who are interested in the design andthe ease of use.
Swift is a Webkit browser craeted for Windows platfor.This is currently under upgrades. Until the final version will appear, this is an attractive solution for Vista users. SpaceTime (for Windows) offers a 3D navigation through different tabs. It’s sort of Vista’s Flip 3D, just as here we can juggle with websites. It is worth to be installed, even only for the cool effects they show. uBrowser (also for Windows) is a browser which has a cube form. uBrowser uses the OpenGL geometry and the Gecko engine.
3B is another 3D browser for Windows. After registering on the 3B site, you can browse quietly, looking at sites like the paintings in a museum. You are in a room and the walls are full of web pages. Even if it’s spectacular, 3B is quite slow and cumbersome to use. SeaMonkey is the last, but by no means the latter! Under the wing of the Mozilla, SeaMonkey is more than just a browser. Includes email client, HTML editor and Composer. It is available for Windows, Mac and Linux!
From the browsers presented, what do you use and what other browsers do you know that worth our attention?11