- i think it's faster than Google Chrome and you can sync your profile with Google
Have been using it for some time now and migrated everything from Chrome. The Firefox Quantum features a great speed improvement, indeed, and a sleek new UI. (Look at the update below). However, I don't really like that the address and the search bar aren't taking the whole empty space but are rather constricted in the center of the toolbar. This creates some awkward blank space around them and on the right side, it feels like there are several missing toolbar icons. Everything else I've seen about the UI feels great, especially the tabs, the colors and how unobtrusive the new UI is in the browsing experience.
Update: As others have pointed out in the comments, the whitespace around the toobar could be removed and the toolbar icons can be customized so this is not an issue.
It might be me, but I have also observed some issues with pages rendering (the Firefox install I'm currently running is clean from ad-blockers and such plugins). For example, when I open a startup page on BetaList, the main image is never loaded. It might also be a compatibility issue of this particular websites.
I especially like the sync feature and the ability to easily make page (or element) screenshots directly within the browser and without looking for thrid-party extensions.
I've been playing with Nightly on and off for the past 6 months and I switched to Firefox Developer Edition as my daily driver whenever it switched over to using the new engine (~2 months ago) just to "try it out".
Two months later and I'm still "trying it out"! It's really that good. It is just a slight but very noticible speed increase and knowing that I'm not giving google allll my data without a bit of a struggle that makes me strongly reccomend it to anyone who will listen.
Brave was a great find for me as I only started delving into Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies last year. Right after Steemit, this is the next project that excites me in this space.
I'm going to support, recommend and evangelize the use of the Brave Browser , and reduce our dependence on Google.
Wrote a blog post on:
A) The Dark Underbelly of Google & The Unusual Brave Browser
B) Brave Browser Review, How it Really Pays you to Use or Publish
Already using Brave Browser for almost 2 years now since March 2016 as daily web browser on my laptop. It's improved and getting better in every releases.
Brave also doing great on mobile.
It's a great browser headed in a great direction. Its compatibility with Chrome extensions is a big plus. Extensive set of options allow you to customize at a detailed level, but they don't get in your way if you don't care about that. Last, the browsing history features are amazing.
- If tou are on a Mac, Safari is by far the best alternative to Chrome. It has advanced privacy features, syncs with your iCloud, lets you natively watch videos in picture-in-picture mode and just as fast while being more battery and memory efficient.
Despite the few cons, Vivaldi has proven to be the most reliable, innovative and forward thinking browser I've ever used. The development team is top notch; they actually listen to their users, and implement features based on user priority rather than their own opinion of what's important.
Trying a new browser is always a little scary, but Vivaldi eases your fears quickly. it is well worth giving it a try.
Vivaldi is light, fast, customizable and user friendly. V may still be under construction but in many ways outperforms other browsers. Once other corporate driven browsers see what Vivaldi can do. They want to do it too. Only to find Vivaldi does it better. Most people think Vivaldi is just "for power users". They are wrong. Vivaldi is for anyone from newbie to the expert power user.
I recommend anyone to download. Install. Poke around the settings and the rest of the GUI to find out how a powerful browser can be so user friendly. Perfect for everyone.
Yeah, I found my browser. It's Vivaldi.
Seriously, the !bang syntax alone makes it worth switching. Google's site:something.com syntax is somewhat equivalent, but man oh man is it inconvinient in comparision. Code results are excellent - often it's given me a more direct answer than Google.
DuckDuckgo has created a great product. However, I think the solution to online privacy is a greater adoption of privacy practices by the top websites.
This is great if you just want to browse search results, or you don't know exactly what you are looking for.
Many features that other browsers have are missing. Here are a few that I noticed:
- Desktop Mode
- Password Remebering
- Tabs on other devices
- Search for text on the page
- Add to home screen
Great for searching. Not much else.
Definitely not default browser worthy.
I have loved my experience as a beta tester for Cake. Swiping thru results has become second nature, and I've found myself trying to swipe in other browsers and getting frustrated when it doesn't work.
I hope they can get the user adoption they're looking for. An easy way to import data from other browsers would be a great way to help users make the switch.