The Best Internet Browsers In 2020
Not all internet browsers are created equal. While it may seem like they’re all pretty much identical, nothing could be further from the truth. There are several mainstream contenders for the best browser of 2020. Whether you’re a web designer looking to optimise your content for different browsers, an experienced gamer looking for build up his gaming profile or a blackjack user who loves to play in online casinos like Novibet we’re here to help. These are the best internet browsers you can download for your machine in 2020. Most of them won’t come as a shock, but you may be a little surprised at their placement. Let’s take a look.
Okay, so the best browser in 2020 won’t come as a surprise to anyone. Google’s Chrome browser is the ideal option for almost anyone looking to fulfil pretty much any purpose a web browser can fulfil. It’s a monster when it comes to RAM consumption – any machine that doesn’t have at least 8 GB of memory is going to struggle – but since most mid-range desktops and laptops do have that much memory available to them these days, Chrome is the browser of choice. Its effortlessly smooth interface, Google ecosystem integration, and range of extensions make it a no-brainer for most people. It’s also the home of the excellent dinosaur game.
If you want to avoid the Google ecosystem because of concerns over data protection or you’re just not a big fan of the California tech giant, Firefox is your go-to alternative. It’s not quite as smooth as Chrome, but it runs much more favourably on less powerful machines, so it’s also a strong alternative if you’re trying to revive an ancient laptop. Firefox is a significantly more responsive browser than Chrome and struggles less when you’ve got multiple tabs open, so if you’re someone who likes to keep all of their tabs along the top of the screen (you monster), then Firefox is where you should be. You’ll notice a little lag while you’re typing in Office 365 or Google Docs, but that won’t be an issue for most.
- Microsoft Edge
Surprisingly, Microsoft’s Edge browser, which was once the butt of every single PC enthusiast’s in-joke, has become a very viable browser indeed. Unlike Internet Explorer, Edge uses Google’s Chromium architecture, which makes it much snappier and more responsive than it used to be. It comes pre-installed on every new copy of Windows, so if you’re not a fan of installing many programs then Edge may be the browser you want to opt for. With that said, the new version of Edge doesn’t come with Windows, so you may need to head over to Microsoft’s website to install it. Trust us when we say that it’s a massive improvement over what it used to be.
Opera is yet another browser that uses Google’s Chromium system, which means it doesn’t feel massively different on a moment-to-moment basis than its competitors. The biggest and most obvious advantage of the Opera browser is that it features a built-in VPN. That means if you’re someone who likes to browse websites incognito or who needs to dummy their location to watch the American Netflix offerings, Opera is the perfect browser for you. Just like other browsers on this list, it’s quick and responsive (we think browsers would be laughed out of the room in 2020 if they were slow or sluggish), so it’s all down to that VPN and Opera’s built-in privacy options.
Vivaldi is a very curious browser indeed. It comes to us from the same folks who gave us Opera way back when. It’s making more waves in the mobile market than it is on desktop machines, but that doesn’t mean Vivaldi isn’t a mean option for you. The emphasis is all on customisability with Vivaldi, so you can move pretty much anything on the screen around to make the browser look exactly how you want it to. Vivaldi also comes complete with a built-in ad blocker, and although content creators don’t like ad blockers because of the revenue they deny, there’s something to be said for the clean serenity of browsing the web without being bombarded by ads.
We’d still strongly recommend that you use Chrome even if you’re a Mac user, but the default built-in browser for Apple devices certainly has its advantages. The Handover feature is very nice; if you’re an Apple ecosystem lover, you can continue browsing on your iPhone or iPad after loading up a site on Safari. That’s perhaps Safari’s biggest advantage and its biggest drawback: it’s designed almost entirely for users that love Apple and use nothing but Apple products. It doesn’t have an Android version or a Windows version, so if you don’t have only Apple stuff in your setup, it’s probably best not to opt for this browser. For Apple users, though, it’s a dream, and optimised for Apple hardware.
This was our rundown of the 6 most commonly-used browsers right now. They’re all excellent for different purposes, so it’s not really possible to choose a “winner”. Whichever browser you choose, you’ll enjoy a smooth, intuitive browsing experience that will make visiting your favourite sites a breeze. Unless you pick Internet Explorer, of course. Yes, it still exists, and yes, it’s still awful.
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