Internet is all about browsing, you can get organized information from internet using internet browsers like Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and many others. Performance of a web browser is determined by many factors like speed, stability, number of add-ons or extension available etc. Today hundreds of free web browsers available for almost all platforms and operating systems. We have arranged a list of top 10 most popular web browser in the world.
10. Avant Browser
Avant browser Launched in 2004, It is Internet Explorer based web browser known for it’s stability and zoom function upto 500%. Avant Browser was world’s most downloaded web browser in 2007. A good user friendly IE8 based interface. Avant Browser also support multi-tabbed browsing with great speed. According to number of downloads Avant Browser ranked as 10th best web browser in the world.
9. Deepnet Explorer
Deepnet Explorer founded by Deepnet Security London, UK in 2004. First anti phishing web browser in the world. Deepnet Explorer comes with RSS news reader and P2P client integration. The most recent version available is 1.5.3 ( BETA 3) released in October 2006. Developers of Deepnet Explorer claimed that this browser is more secure than Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. It is also Internet Explorer base web browser. Security and customizable behavior of Deepnet Explorer makes it world’s 9th best web browser.
SeaMonkey is a free internet web browser, community-driven developed application. Until the release of version 1.7.13 SeaMonkey was governed by Mozilla Foundation. Currently SeaMonkey Council is responsible for official next releases of browser, members of SeaMonkey Council are Karsten Düsterloh, Philip Chee, Justin Wood, Ian Neal, Neil Rashbrook, Jens Hatlak, Andrew Schultz and Robert Kaiser. SeaMonkey ranked as 8th most downloaded web browser in the world.
Rockmelt was Chrome based social media integrated web browser designed specifically for the needs of social media uses. Rockmelt is disconnected it’s development in 2013 as According to Rockmelt official website “The Rockmelt apps and web product will be shutdown on August 31, 2013”. Rockmelt is currently owned by Yahoo!. Final version of Rockmelt 2.2.0, was released on February 9, 2013. Currently Rockmelt is available for Mac OSx and Microsoft Windows. Because of great social media integration Rockmelt ranked as world’s 7th best web browser.
Maxthon is a free web browser available for Windows, OS X, Linusx, iOS, Windows Phone and Android. Maxthon is initially developed by Maxthon Ltd. Maxthon selected as 12th best web browser by Microsoft in 2010 at BrowserChoice. Maxthon is highly customizable web browser, more than 2,000 add-ons available for Maxthon. Number of downloads makes Maxthon world’s 6th best web browser.
Developed by Opera Software ASA a Norweigan software company. Opera was a research project at Telenor later Opera was taken out by Opera Software. Latest version of Opera 23.0.1522.24 released at 24 June, 2014. Opera is available on Microsoft Windows, Apple lapord OSx, Android, iOS, Symbian, Maemo, Windows Mobile and BlackBerry. Opera software claimed that over 300 Million people are currently using Opera as web browser. Acoording to W3School 1.8 percent of total web browser users using Opera, hence Opera ranked as world’s 5th best web browser.
Safari web browser is developed by Apple Inc. Safari also comes with Mac OSx in buddle. First version of Safari released on January 2003 (only for Mac OSx). First version of Safari for Windows released on January 2007. Net Application revealed that 67 percent of mobile users are using Safari as web browser on October 2011. Safari web browser is currently avaible on Mac OSx, Microsoft Windows and iOS. Latest version available for Windows is 3.2.2, for Leapord current version of Safari available is 3.2.1. Availability of Safari on Leopard OSx by default makes it world’s 4th best web browser. Currently 3.8 percent of world internet users are using Safari according to W3Schools Browser Stats.
3. Internet Explorer
Microsoft Internet Explorer is a series of web browser developed by Microsoft. Thomas Reardon wrote the code of Internet Explorer for Microsoft Windows at 1995 as Microsoft planned to deliver a preinstalled web browser for Microsoft Windows 95. In 2002 and 2003 Internet Explorer was the most widely used web browser as 95% of all internet users were using Internet Explorer, It was the time when there is no Chrome and Firefox available in the market. In May 2014 W3Schools revealed that 8.9 % people are using Internet Explorer. Recent version of Internet Explorer availble for Microsoft Windows is 11.0.9. IE ranked as third most popular web browser in the world.
Mozilla Firefox widely known as Firefox is open source community developed web browser designed and developed by Mozilla Foundation. Currently over 24 % of internet user are using Firefox. First release of Firefox on 23 September 2002. Millions of addons available for Firefox. Firefox is the world’s leading browser with the number of addons availability. Currently Firefox is available for Windows, Linux, Android, OS X and Windows Mobile. Firefox comes with Tabbed browsing, live bookmarking, incremental find and spell checking utilities. Firefox ranked as world second best web browser.
1. Google Chrome
A freeware web browser designed and developed by Google. Google Chrome initially released for Microsoft Windows on 2nd September 2008. Right now Chrome is available for Windows, Android, Windows Phone, Linux, iOS and Chrome OS. Google also launched Chrome OS a Linux based dedicated Operating System. In May 2014 over 60 percent of total internet users are using Google Chrome as web browser. Number of extensions, rapid development and largest share among internet browsers makes it world best web browser. Google the internet giant has done it smoothly.