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Break Away From Google Chrome: 6 Alternative Web Browsers Worth Trying

The browser that you use to access the Internet can make a difference in your Internet experience. Google’s Chrome browser can offer excellent browsing speed and high-resolution images. But Chrome also collects your user data to be used as marketing information and it can also conflict with certain websites. There are alternatives to Chrome that will give you an even better browsing experience and peace of mind as well.

Duck Duck Go

Google Chrome collects data that it will report about your personal user data (IP address, the browser you used, etc.) to the website that you are visiting. The website can then develop marketing campaigns aimed specifically at you and that also puts your personal information out into cyberspace for anyone to see. The Duck Duck Go browser does not allow your personal data to be displayed in any way. This allows for a more private browsing experience without ads popping up from the company whose site you just visited.

Flock

Flock is a browser that is maximized to enhance your social media experience. If you like to use a lot of social media sites, then this browser will increase your speed regardless of your Internet provider and allow you to utilize features on those sites that may be unavailable to Chrome users. Flock also helps you to enhance the Internet presence of your website and helps you to improve your website’s standing in search results.

Camino

If you are a Mac user, then you may be a little upset with the limitations of Chrome and Safari. Camino is a fully customizable Mac browser that is going to be faster than Chrome and offer a wider compatibility than Chrome. Unfortunately, Camino is no longer being developed.

Firefox

firefox

Mozilla has a long list of very efficient browsers, but few of them are as robust as Firefox. The biggest advantage that Firefox has over Chrome is compatibility. Web designers use Firefox and Internet Explorer as the standards by which they program all websites. Firefox is constantly being updated with new security features and with plug-ins that make life a lot easier when you are browsing online.

Opera

Anyone who has used a lot of tabs in Chrome knows that the browser still can be unstable when it is asked to do too many things at the same time. Opera is a browser that has been around for years and the reason it has been around for years is because it is much more stable than Chrome. If you work in an environment where you need a lot of tabs open simultaneously, then you need Opera.

Comodo Dragon

Comodo Dragon is probably the browser that Google does not want users to know about. This browser has speed and functionality that is very similar to Chrome. The big difference is that this browser does not collect your personal information and it offers a much higher level of security than Chrome does.

Google’s Chrome is a popular browser, but it can also be a bit intrusive when it comes to your personal information. There are plenty of alternative browsers that can do the job just as good as, or better than, Chrome without invasion of your privacy.

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"Morgan Sims is a writer and graduate of the University of South Florida who loves all things tech and social media. When she's not trying out new gadgets and tweeting she spends most of her time with her dog, cooking and staying active"

4 Comments

  1. There are a lot of alternatives to Google Chrome, but some of those listed above are no longer being developed. Flock was discontinued in April 2011 and Camino in March 2012. They are nice browsers, but they aren’t updated weekly or monthly like Firefox.

  2. google chrome is awesome and I could not possibly take a break from chrome.., it has some great features which we can use in a very simplified manner.., like chrome synchronisation and all..
    other thing is ‘it is ultrafast’ 🙂

  3. Also the torch browser… Its not listed here, but its a decent alternative, and even has downloading capabilities built in.

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