Apple’s Safari, which was ported to Windows PCs for two years before being removed, has actually made some strides in the browser market. Obviously, Safari is not available on any computer not running Apple’s macOS, with the exception of the two versions that were released on Windows at one point in time. So the market share is not large.
But who cares? Safari is great.
For Apple users, Safari is the fastest browser. Native apps run significantly faster and more efficiently on Apple’s products (Final Cut Pro runs better than Adobe Premiere, etc.), and Safari is no exception. Apple made Safari the world’s fastest browser for Mac in 2017 and hasn’t given up on that.
Not to mention, it’s safe – one of Safari’s greatest advantages. With the release of macOS 11 Big Sur, Apple added new features like customization and the ability to see transparency of websites that you track.
It’s a great option for Apple users and easily the best looking browser for iOS and iPadOS.
Mozilla’s Firefox hasn’t been the most widely used internet browser since 2011. Even when they copied Chrome’s success, they tried to launch a mobile operating system – FirefoxOS. Unfortunately, this project lost investors and never saw the light of day.
Either way, Firefox is a completely powerful browser.
Yes, you read that right.
I’m pretty sure Microsoft’s staff refused to use the company’s previous browser, Internet Explorer. It was the joke for years when I was in high school and everyone who used it was making fun of something like they had an AOL account.
Internet Explorer was buggy, had a number of security issues, and didn’t look good at all. Now Microsoft Edge has made some huge gains.
Some call it the browser with the greatest potential. It looks slim, the design is clean. Most of the security issues in Internet Explorer have been fixed. Aside from the fact that the default search engine is Bing, it’s actually neat and cool to use.
Normally I would not add Opera to this list, but the way Opera designed their browser is pretty interesting.
It’s a bit cluttered at first, but they have a similar feature to Apple’s Handoff that lets you send web pages through devices, making it easier for multi-device users to access a web page or search the web on a separate device.
I’m definitely not saying Opera will outperform benchmarks or anything like that (although the way Opera loads web pages is so unusual for other browsers that it is actually very fast in some ways), but – Opera does fine for occasional surfing on the internet of all kinds.