Shawn Schweier
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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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    Firefox Quantum

    The newest, fastest version of Firefox yet. 🔥🦊

    Ivan Burban
    Ivan Burban10Head of Digital Marketing at Stripo · Written
    i think it's faster than Google Chrome and you can sync your profile with Google
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    Yuriy
    Yuriy36Marketing Manager @ Ardas · Written
    It is good alternative to Google Chrome
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    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.
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    • 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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    • Mario Daskalov
      Mario DaskalovDeveloper, SessionStack

      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!

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    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.
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    Noëlie Rx
    Noëlie RxEditor-in-chief and Front-End developper · Written
    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.
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    • Winson
      WinsonBitcoin @ CoinZodiac.com

      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

    • Adam S Hurwitz
      Adam S HurwitzAndroid Developer

      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.

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    Vivaldi

    A new browser for the power users by former Opera CEO

    Léo Benoit
    Léo BenoitOracle engineer consultant · Written
    Just Vivaldi
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    • 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.

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    Safari 10

    The best way to see the sites.

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

    New version of Opera, codenamed Reborn, now with messaging

    Nick Armentos
    Nick ArmentosJust 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.
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    Pankaj Singh
    Pankaj SinghI help people find startups. · Written
    Built-In VPN and Adblocker, and you can install any chrome extension to opera as well.
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    • 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 - https://youtu.be/3BRQINbf81Q

  6. Dachi Gubadze made this product
    It 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 : ))
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    Multitasking browser. I guess it would be very good option for Social Media workers and online Shopaholics :)
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    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 !
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    • 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.

  8. 4
    DuckDuckGo Privacy App & Extension

    Privacy, simplified. Available on all major platforms.

    Adam Cochran
    Adam CochranGrowth@DuckDuckGo, Amateur maker · Written
    Fast privacy focused mobile browser for Android and iOS.
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    sasmita pati
    sasmita patiI am a digital marketer & HR · Written
    Its the best alternative as it keeps your information private. And shows information same like Google.
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    • Michael Bennett
      Michael BennettMarketing, sales, operations.

      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.

    • Eshan Singh
      Eshan SinghA young developer interested in AI.

      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.

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    Yandex Browser

    Minimalistic concept browser created by Yandex (alpha)

    Lama_in_da_house
    Lama_in_da_houseFun and games are my second names! · Written
    it a very nice and convenient browser
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    Tam HN
    Tam HNcollege student · Written
    Great features
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    Cake Browser

    The world's first swipeable mobile web browser.

    Ali AbouelAtta
    Ali AbouelAttaAssociate @ 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
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    • 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.

    • 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.

  11. 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.
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    Fulldive Browser

    a browser focused on being social - chat directly on web URL

    Eugene Berlin
    Eugene BerlinContent Growth Marketer at Fulldive · Edited
    Eugene Berlin made this product
    Evry 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...
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  13. Audi R. Nugraha
    Audi R. NugrahaLike to try things · Written
    This is good browser. Very light. You should try If you no need browser extensions/addons. But falkon have built-in adblock though. I'm using it on my old laptop Celeron M 430 1.7 GHz and it's really fast.
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