What you should know about web browsing software

What is a web browser?

A web browser is a computer application that is used to access websites on the internet. Examples of websites are facebook.com, twitter.com, afritechacademy.com, google.com, etc.

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Popular Web Browser Software

In this post, we will present and discuss the five most popular web browsers.

1. Google Chrome

google chrome

Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google. It is a fast and easy-to-use web browser. Chrome lets you browse and navigate the internet while using less data just by turning on Chrome’s data saver.

Features:

  • Fast browsing
  • Data saver
  • Let’s you download to view offline.
  • Keeps your phone safe by showing warnings when you attempt to navigate through a dangerous site.
  • Voice search option
  • Translate text on your screen.
  • Privacy
  • Sync across devices

Chrome is an easy-to-use web browser and is one of the fastest web browsers – this makes it highly recommendable and is, in fact, the most used web browser in the world.

2. Safari Browser

safari browser

It is one of the most popular internet browsers, mostly used on Apple’s Mac computers. It is fast and easy to use.

Features:

  • Fast page-load times,
  • Secure
  • It cleans up unnecessary junk
  • It is free to download for Mac users
  • You can add extensions from Safari Extensions.

3. Mozilla Firefox

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Firefox browser

Mozilla Firefox or simply Firefox, although occupies third place in the global market share of browsers, is known to be more secure and faster too.

Firefox has recently added a new feature that saves you from getting tracked while you work online. Firefox now protects you from Supercookies, which stay hidden in your browser and keep tracking your information – this is huge merit.

Features:

  • Pop a video out of the browser window so that you can stream and multitask.
  • Expanded dark mode.
  • An extra layer of protection.
  • Search everything with a unified search bar.
  • Customize the menu or toolbar.
  • Browse fast and free.
  • New tab page having great content at your fingertips.

Taking into consideration all the positive aspects of Firefox like privacy, security & speed – Mozilla Firefox is undoubtedly one of the best web browsers.

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4. Microsoft Edge

edge browser

It is a popular browser developed by Microsoft.

Edge lets you browse the internet while having access to various features like styling and customizing the home page, shopping while saving time and money, and lets you stay organized. Collections make it easier than ever to collect, organize, share and export web content to word or excel.

Features:

  • Customize with your favorite extensions.
  • Available across devices
  • Feel always connected through the feature of sync.
  • Stay private online.
  • Browse safely
  • Tracking prevention
  • Allows you to view, edit and share PDFs directly from the browser.
  • Find deals with coupons.
  • Let’s you stay organized.

5. Opera Browser

opera browser

It is a popular browser developed by Opera Software.

Features:

  • Free VPN. Enhanced privacy and security.
  • Flow. Send information between devices.
  • Workspaces. Organize tabs in groups.
  • Ad blocker. Block ads and trackers.
  • Messengers. Chat right in your browsers.
  • Snapshot. Capture and edit snapshots of pages.
  • Video pop-out. Detach video into a floating window.
  • Battery saver.

Final word:

Any of the above web browsers that you choose will work just fine. But based on the advantages, speed, and reliability, we at Afritech Academy recommend Google Chrome.

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Njofie Alain

Alain is a tech enthusiast who loves exploring digital tools and platforms. His extensive work in the digital field has set him apart as one of the top digital marketing experts in Cameroon and Africa. He has exceptional copywriting and web development skills. He is Co-Founder and COO of Afritech Academy and loves writing about interesting topics in tech.