- 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 have used firefox almost exclusively. Fooled around with chrome for some time but I wasn't happy with the memory usage on my machine. The only thing I missed in firefox was the speed. Chrome used to perform better than firefox but that has changed now!
- Brave is still built on chromium, minus all the bloat and security issues. I'd recommend if you're attached to Chrome specific things such as user profiles and extentions.I think Brave is the best alternative to Google Chrome. It's based on chromium so you can synchronize with your google account to have all your bookmarks and your extensions. It also block natively ads and tracking stuffs. So it's a great alternative respectfull of your private life especially when you use Qwant with it.
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
I have a 2009 Macbook Pro and after I downloaded Brave it feels like a new computer because of the increased speed. I tried Brave for the first time a couple years ago, but did not stick with it because of how frequently I use Chrome extensions in my productivity flow. Now that Chrome extensions are supported it is a game changer. I am trying Brave out as my default browser now.
Currently, the only area lacking is the lack of support for Android text messages at www.messages.android.com.
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.
- Instead of be just more one chromium based browser, Opera have a legacy of innovation in the browsers history. The built-in VPN isn't perfect but is sufficient for the most basic uses.
- Dachi Gubadze made this productIt is much better for the web-apps than chrome. Not so good for browsing (yet) : )) but way better and handy if you are a heavy web-app user. ps. hmm... as of RAM, can't say that Stack wont eat shit load of RAM, but still check it out : ))
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.
- 4Fast privacy focused mobile browser for Android and iOS.
DuckDuckGo continues to make strides in the privacy space. They do a phenomenal job of educating users as well through their nurture tracks in regard to tangential best privacy practices such as VPNs and passwords.
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.
- it a very nice and convenient browser
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.
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.
- Available on all platforms, great tab management, save tab sessions to open all or some of them later very easily. Fastest on Windows. Easy sync with mobile app, super fast to continue on phone and back on pc again. Has a ton of extensions in own store and Chrome extensions also work pretty easily on it. Oh and saving you some RAM of course.
- Eugene Berlin made this productEvry is faster, has its own AdBlock, provides an opportunity to leave comments and reactions on any website. Plus, all-in-one home feed that makes it possible to forget about switching between multiple applications, because all user's news, feeds, social medias are on Evry's homescreen. PH page: https://www.producthunt.com/post...