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Internet browser software

In those early days of the internet dominated by Microsoft Explorer there was little choice when it came to choosing a web browser, but now there is an ever growing list of companies that want to give you the ultimate web experience.

Internet browser software comparison chart for 2022

Rank 1 2 3 4 5
Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Microsoft Edge
Apple Safari
Opera
Excellent
Five stars means excellent
Very good
Four stars means very good
Good
Three stars means good
Average
Two stars means average /
Poor
One star means poor
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Ratings
Overall
google chrome has a rating of five  overall mozilla firefox has a rating of five  overall microsoft edge has a rating of five  overall apple safari has a rating of five  overall opera has a rating of four  overall
Setup
google chrome has a rating of five for setup mozilla firefox has a rating of five for setup microsoft edge has a rating of five for setup apple safari has a rating of five for setup opera has a rating of four for setup
Browsing
google chrome has a rating of five for browsing mozilla firefox has a rating of five for browsing microsoft edge has a rating of five for browsing apple safari has a rating of five for browsing opera has a rating of four for browsing
Speed
google chrome has a rating of five for speed mozilla firefox has a rating of five for speed microsoft edge has a rating of five for speed apple safari has a rating of four for speed opera has a rating of four for speed
Security
google chrome has a rating of five for security mozilla firefox has a rating of five for security microsoft edge has a rating of five for security apple safari has a rating of five for security opera has a rating of five for security
Features
google chrome has a rating of five for features mozilla firefox has a rating of five for features microsoft edge has a rating of five for features apple safari has a rating of four for features opera has a rating of five for features
Ease of use
google chrome has a rating of four for ease of use mozilla firefox has a rating of five for ease of use microsoft edge has a rating of five for ease of use apple safari has a rating of four for ease of use opera has a rating of five for ease of use
Help & support
google chrome has a rating of five for help & support mozilla firefox has a rating of five for help & support microsoft edge has a rating of five for help & support apple safari has a rating of five for help & support opera has a rating of four for help & support
Browsing
Address bar history
google chrome includes address bar history mozilla firefox includes address bar history microsoft edge includes address bar history apple safari includes address bar history opera includes address bar history
History
google chrome includes history mozilla firefox includes history microsoft edge includes history apple safari includes history opera includes history
Favorites
google chrome includes favorites mozilla firefox includes favorites microsoft edge does not include favorites apple safari includes favorites opera does not include favorites
Integrated search engine
google chrome includes integrated search engine mozilla firefox includes integrated search engine microsoft edge includes integrated search engine apple safari includes integrated search engine opera includes integrated search engine
Tab browsing
google chrome includes tab browsing mozilla firefox includes tab browsing microsoft edge includes tab browsing apple safari includes tab browsing opera includes tab browsing
Tab saving
google chrome does not include tab saving mozilla firefox includes tab saving microsoft edge includes tab saving apple safari includes tab saving opera includes tab saving
Tab thumbnail
google chrome includes tab thumbnail mozilla firefox does not include tab thumbnail microsoft edge includes tab thumbnail apple safari does not include tab thumbnail opera includes tab thumbnail
Features
RSS feeds
google chrome includes rss feeds mozilla firefox includes rss feeds microsoft edge includes rss feeds apple safari includes rss feeds opera includes rss feeds
Add-ons
google chrome does not include add-ons mozilla firefox includes add-ons microsoft edge includes add-ons apple safari includes add-ons opera includes add-ons
Automatic updates
google chrome includes automatic updates mozilla firefox includes automatic updates microsoft edge includes automatic updates apple safari includes automatic updates opera includes automatic updates
Download manager
google chrome includes download manager mozilla firefox includes download manager microsoft edge does not include download manager apple safari includes download manager opera includes download manager
Find on page
google chrome includes find on page mozilla firefox includes find on page microsoft edge includes find on page apple safari includes find on page opera includes find on page
Spell checker
google chrome does not include spell checker mozilla firefox includes spell checker microsoft edge does not include spell checker apple safari includes spell checker opera includes spell checker
Zoom
google chrome includes zoom mozilla firefox includes zoom microsoft edge includes zoom apple safari includes zoom opera includes zoom
Security
Anti-virus
google chrome includes anti-virus mozilla firefox includes anti-virus microsoft edge includes anti-virus apple safari includes anti-virus opera includes anti-virus
Anti-spyware
google chrome includes anti-spyware mozilla firefox includes anti-spyware microsoft edge includes anti-spyware apple safari includes anti-spyware opera includes anti-spyware
Anti-phishing
google chrome includes anti-phishing mozilla firefox includes anti-phishing microsoft edge includes anti-phishing apple safari does not include anti-phishing opera includes anti-phishing
Delete browsing history
google chrome includes delete browsing history mozilla firefox includes delete browsing history microsoft edge includes delete browsing history apple safari includes delete browsing history opera includes delete browsing history
Password manager
google chrome includes password manager mozilla firefox includes password manager microsoft edge includes password manager apple safari includes password manager opera includes password manager
Parental controls
google chrome does not include parental controls mozilla firefox includes parental controls microsoft edge includes parental controls apple safari does not include parental controls opera does not include parental controls
Pop-up blocker
google chrome includes pop-up blocker mozilla firefox includes pop-up blocker microsoft edge includes pop-up blocker apple safari includes pop-up blocker opera includes pop-up blocker
Private mode
google chrome includes private mode mozilla firefox includes private mode microsoft edge does not include private mode apple safari does not include private mode opera does not include private mode
Help & support
Telephone support
google chrome does not offer  telephone support mozilla firefox does not offer  telephone support microsoft edge does offer telephone support apple safari does not offer  telephone support opera does not offer  telephone support
Email support
google chrome does not offer email support mozilla firefox does offer email support microsoft edge does offer email support apple safari does not offer email support opera does offer email support
Help files
google chrome does offer help files mozilla firefox does offer help files microsoft edge does offer help files apple safari does offer help files opera does offer help files
Tutorials
google chrome does offer tutorials mozilla firefox does offer tutorials microsoft edge does offer tutorials apple safari does offer tutorials opera does offer tutorials
Manual
google chrome does offer manual mozilla firefox does offer manual microsoft edge does offer manual apple safari does offer manual opera does offer manual
FAQs
google chrome does offer faqs mozilla firefox does offer faqs microsoft edge does offer faqs apple safari does offer faqs opera does offer faqs
Forums
google chrome does offer forums mozilla firefox does offer forums microsoft edge does offer forums apple safari does offer forums opera does offer forums
Operating systems
Windows 11
google chrome is compatible with windows 11 mozilla firefox is compatible with windows 11 microsoft edge is compatible with windows 11 apple safari is compatible with windows 11 opera is compatible with windows 11
Windows 10
google chrome  windows 10 mozilla firefox  windows 10 microsoft edge  windows 10 apple safari  windows 10 opera  windows 10
Windows 8
google chrome  windows 8 mozilla firefox  windows 8 microsoft edge  windows 8 apple safari  windows 8 opera  windows 8
Windows 7
google chrome is compatible with windows 7 mozilla firefox is compatible with windows 7 microsoft edge is compatible with windows 7 apple safari is compatible with windows 7 opera is compatible with windows 7
Windows Vista
google chrome is compatible with windows vista mozilla firefox is compatible with windows vista microsoft edge is compatible with windows vista apple safari is compatible with windows vista opera is compatible with windows vista
Mac OS X
google chrome is not compatible with mac os x mozilla firefox is compatible with mac os x microsoft edge is not compatible with mac os x apple safari is compatible with mac os x opera is not compatible with mac os x

Internet browser software explained

An Internet browser is your entry point to the World Wide Web. It allows you to access our favorite websites on any computer or mobile phone.

The competition between internet browsers developers is high with each company trying to make theirs browser quicker and easier to use then the competition.

Speed

Your web experience is very much determined by the speed of the browser. Modern websites and email services use CSS and AJAX technologies, so the latest browsers are optimized to render web pages quickly.

Safety

Browsers provide opportunity, but they also open you up to security threats. Phishing attempts, malware and identity theft all pose potential security threats through your browser. But fear not, the latest browsers include security features that include anti-malware and anti-phishing protection.


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