Shawn Schweier
Shawn SchweierHere to learn

What is the best alternative to Google Chrome?

I'm looking for a web browser that is simple and good to use for working. Chrome is pissing me off because it's using too much RAM.
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  1. 146
    Firefox Quantum

    The newest, fastest version of Firefox yet. 🔥🦊

    Ivan Burban
    Ivan Burban9Head of Digital Marketing at Stripo · Written
    i think it's faster than Google Chrome and you can sync your profile with Google
    Yuriy31Marketing Manager @ Ardas · Written
    It is good alternative to Google Chrome
    Firefox Quantum is an awesome alternative that is cross-platform and with Firefox Sync + Pocket it is easy to sync my bookmarks (& add-ons) on any device.
    • Ivan Penchev
      Ivan PenchevFull-Stack Web Developer

      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.

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    • 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.

  2. 65
    Brave Software

    Brave browser blocks all the greed and ugliness on the web

    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.
    • Winson
      WinsonBitcoin @

      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

    • Eljuno
      EljunoArtist, Self-employed

      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.

  3. 46

    A new browser for the power users by former Opera CEO

    Léo Benoit
    Léo BenoitEpitech Student · Written
    Just Vivaldi
    • Spencer Roach
      Spencer RoachSoftware Engineer

      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.

  4. 9
    Safari 10

    The best way to see the sites.

    Simple, Great Privacy & Beautiful.
    Anton Balitsky
    Anton BalitskyFreelance Junior Designer · Written
    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.
    Ben Clark
    Ben Clarkprofessional scratch dev · Written
    if you've got an iPhone and/or a Mac it's a no-brainer
  5. 5
    Opera Reborn

    New version of Opera, codenamed Reborn, now with messaging

    Fun Nerdy Facts
    Fun Nerdy FactsJust someone that like to share things. · Edited
    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.
    • David Ferguson
      David FergusonFounder, 5000fish, Inc.

      I was able to switch from Chrome to Opera and I've been pretty happy with it. Check out this video for more on the reasons and the benefits -

  6. 3
    Vivaldi Browser 2.0

    A powerful, customizable desktop browser

    Haithem Laabidi
    Haithem LaabidiDigital Strategist & Creative Director · Written
    It has everything you might need! Customizable User Experience , Improved Performance , Tab Stacking , Sidebar Tabs , Chrome Extensions etc... and a great community !
    • Joel Young
      Joel YoungSinger/Songwriter/Recording Artist

      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.

  7. 3
    DuckDuckGo Privacy App & Extension

    Privacy, simplified. Available on all major platforms.

    Adam Cochran
    Adam CochranBizDev/Growth Hacker at DuckDuckGo · Written
    Fast privacy focused mobile browser for Android and iOS.
    • Eshan Singh
      Eshan SinghA young developer interested in AI.

      Seriously, the !bang syntax alone makes it worth switching. Google's 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.

    • Christian Stewart
      Christian StewartSEO & Social Media Specialist

      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.

  8. 4
    Yandex Browser

    Minimalistic concept browser created by Yandex (alpha)

    Lama_in_da_houseFun and games are my second names! · Written
    it a very nice and convenient browser
  9. 1
    Cake Browser

    The world's first swipeable mobile web browser.

    Ali Abou El Atta
    Ali Abou El AttaAssociate @ Dubai Angel Investors. · Written
    Cake browser is built for the 21 century. It is mobile only and works with "swipes" so you can go back and forth very convinently between websites. Super intuitive and fun to use actually
    • 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.

    • Tom Brinton
      Tom BrintonUX Designer at Chatbooks

      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.