We know what browsers are supposed to do, but there are also many extras they can handle, whether it be private browsing, security, faster surfing, or to be open source. The following browser software are all a little different from the normal Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge browsers that you use, and there’s even an extension that may help you out as well.
Aloha Browser is a fast mobile browser that comes with extra features such as VPN, ad blockers, and a virtual reality player. In addition to that, it’s free and works on iOS and Android devices.
- Get Internet freedom and security with a free unlimited VPN
- Browse ad-free with the ad blocker
- Download videos, music, and other files with the download manager
- Watch virtual reality from within the browser with the VR player
- User your fingerprint or passcode to lock tabs and keep them private
- Get a fast, secure VPN connection when you want it
- Keep activity private with none of it logged by the browser
Pale Moon is an open-source, Goanna-based web browser. It is built for use on Windows and Linux and is efficient and easy to use. It was independently developed, despite stemming from the Firefox/Mozilla code quite some time ago.
- Developed in a security-aware environment
- Interface is familiar, efficient, and fully customizable
- Full themes are supported to allow total freedom
- Page drawing and script processing run smooth and quickly
- Stability will lead to fewer crashes
- Supports Firefox extensions as well as some exclusive to Pale Moon
Yet another Mozilla/Firefox based browser, Waterfox is free and open source and is available for Mac and Windows computers. It uses the Ecosia search engine that uses its revenue to plant trees, and it allows you to make all the important decisions.
- Pocket, telemetry, data collection, and startup profiling have all been removed
- Sponsored tiles and new tab page have been removed as well
- Unsigned extensions can be run
- Can select the locale
- Duplicate tab option has bee added
If you’re looking for a browser that will allow you to browse the Internet securely and quickly on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS, Brave could be it.
- Blocks ads and trackers that are too intrusive
- Redirects websites to HTTPS
- Blocks tracking pixels as well as tracking cookies
This cross-platform browser extension works on Chrome, Firefox, and Opera and is in the beta stage of working on Safari and Edge. Free and open source, it allows users to make their own choices and filter content and block ads.
- Blocks all annoyances: ads, trackers, and malware
- Features its own filter lists
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