ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Technology»
  • Internet & the Web

Browser Downloads for Computers, Smartphones & Android Devices

Updated on December 31, 2017
compu-smart profile image

Encyclopaedia of browsers. Discover new browsers you thought you never needed. Browsers suited to your personal needs + Child Safe Browsers.

Introduction

There are so many browsers on the market today with newer ones popping up all the time - Remember, newer does not always mean better.

Within this database, you'll be amazed at how many alternative browsers there are, and more importantly, how advanced they've become. They include all the old and new browsers for tablets, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Blackberry, Kindle Fire, and all other Android devices. Take them for a ride and see how they perform.

You can use as many browsers simultaneously as you like. • Change your browser and experience * Faster speeds. * Improved security * Better performance * Newer features * Sleeker designs and more.

Table of contents

  • Search for browsers - device & operating systems compatibility.
  • Browser Speed-up Tips.
  • Video: How to Install a New Browser.
  • Video: Year In Search 2016.
  • Did You Know...
  • The Best & Safe Web Browsers For Children.

Search for browsers - device & operating systems compatibility

  • An = Android devices.
  • BB = BlackBerry devices.
  • GP = Google Play devices.
  • iPa = iPad device. IOS devices.
  • iPh = iPhone - Mobile/cell phone. IOS devices.
  • iPo = iPod. IOS devices.
  • KF = KindleFire.
  • L = Linux operating system.
  • M = Mac - Mackintosh (Apple) operating system.
  • Ubuntu operating system.
  • W = Windows. Microsoft operating system.

Browser. Compatibility. Information. Release date.

  • 1st Browser. W - M. Fully customizable browser. Thousands of icons and colourful designs to choose from.
  • 4G Speed Up Browser. An - GP. Fast 4G speeds. Privacy features. Simple interface.
  • AirBrowser. Browser iPh - iPo - iPa. YouTube embed auto-replaced. Fast switch to mobile version. 2013.
  • Amaya Browser. M. Browse and edit the web quite easily. Create and update documents to web-pages. 2012.
  • AOL Explorer Browser. W. Easy to use. Fast, secure. Web accelerators. 2006.
  • Avant Browser. W. Basic browser. Packed with useful tools. Accelerators. Very secure. 2004.
  • Baidu Browser. An - GP - W. Lightweight. Fast. Customisable. Lots of tools. 2011.
  • Bitty Browser. W. Helps keep track of favourite sites. Easy customisation.
  • Blackbird Browser. M - W. Developed for the African American community. 2009.
  • Boat Browser Mini. An - GP - W. Fast, smart and cool browser. Fully customisable. 2012.
  • BriskBard W. E-mail client. FTP client. Media player. Newsreader. IRC client. 2016.
  • Bolt Browser. An - BB - iPh. Tabbed browsing. Facebook integration. Tabbed browsing. 2009.
  • Browzar Browser. W. The worlds smallest browser. Built for privacy. 2006.
  • Browse 3D browser. W. Simple, nippy and very visual. View multiple pages at once. Definitely 3D. High memory usage. 2005.
  • Camino Browser. M. Security features, safe and clean. Tab browsing and overview features.2002.
  • Chrome Browser. An - GP - iPh - L - W. New and improved tools and features. 2008.
  • Chromium Browser. L. Plug-ins. Private browsing. Many other cool and useful features. 2008.
  • Citrio Browser. W. Smooth. Fast. Download/Torrent manager. 2014.
  • CM Browser. An - GP - iPh - M - W. Lightweight, small, speedy & secure. Runs smoothly. 2015.
  • Comodo Dragon Browser. W. Based on Chrome. Security features. Privacy features. 2017.
  • Comodo iceDragon Browser. W. Built on the Firefox Core. Security features. nippy. 2017.
  • Coowon Browser. W. Ideal for online gamers. Very secure browsing, security. and sleek performance. 2013.

Browser Speed-up Tips

Browsers get slower and slower the longer we use them. Speed things up by doing the following * Remove unwanted applications you don't use. * Clear Internet cache files regularly. * Reduce browser plug-ins, Spy-ware and Ad-ware.* Disable images within the browser settings, especially if you're only using them for script-based searches. * Turn off the flash, Java, images and sound.* Close tool-bars and other programs when not in use - very useful if you're one of the remaining few dial-up users and those with slow broadband speeds. Instead of turning off individual features from your favourite/existing browser, try selecting another browser and turn off all the features you don't use. This will enable faster page loading to provide more time for surfing and researching. You can simply switch to your existing browser when you need to view images and videos etc.

  • Deepnet Explorer Browser. W. Easy to use. Great for dial-up users. Packed with great features. 2005.
  • Dillo Browser. L - M. Fast and reliable. No support for JavaScript. 1999.
  • Dolphin Browser. An - GP - iPa - iPo - iPh - KF - M - W. Fast and playful. Voice to search. Lots of add-ons. 2016.
  • Easy Browser. An - GP - W. Fast. Simple. multi-web-page management. Pop-up blocker.
  • Edge Browser. W. Now pre-installed in new Windows devices. Built-in Cortana personal assistant. 2015.
  • Elinks Browser. L - U. Similar to Lynx. Auto blocks all flash, Java and images for faster page loading. 2009.
  • Epic Browser. W. India's 1st ever web browser. Good security and privacy features. 2010.
  • Enigma Browser. W. Lightweight. Very stable and loads quick. 2000.
  • Firefox Browser. An - GP - KF - iPh - L. - M - W. Easy to use.Useful tools and extensions. 2002.
  • Firefox Mobile/Fennec alpha 1. KF - L - M - W. Fast, secure. Multiple tabs. Add-on support, PC-syncing. 2011.
  • Galeon Browser. L. Lightweight interface. Quite active with a good response time. 2000.
  • Ghostery Privacy Browser. An - GP. Browse the web in privacy. Fast page loading. 2017.
  • Google Chrome Browser. iPa - iPo - iPh - W - M - L. Simple to use. Very fast and stable. 2008.
  • Green Browser. W. Easy to use. Fast. Useful AD Filter, mouse gestures and drag. 2016.
  • Gnome. E - L. Easy and simple to use. Customisable interface and security features. 1999.
  • Habit Browser. A - GP - W. Fully customisable. Weak ongoing support and updates.
  • iCab Browser. M. Many useful tools. A non-free version and limited use of free version. 1998.
  • In Browser. An - GP. Incognito mode. No data is saved when viewing sites.
  • Internet Explorer 8 Browser. W. Bing bar and MSN defaults. Safe browsing and accelerators. 2009.
  • Internet Explorer 9 Browser. W. Great parental controls. Text, videos and graphics accelerator. 2011.
  • Internet Explorer 10 Browser. W. Better JavaScript and performance. Improved support. 2012.
  • Internet Explorer 11 Browser. W. For Windows 8.1 and above. 2013.

Video: How to Install a New Browser: Example - Google Chrome

  • Javelin Browser. An - GP - iPh - W. Ad-blocker and incognito mode. 2014.
  • JonDoFox Browser. L - M - W. Surf the web anonymously.
  • K-Meleon Browser W. Very nippy. Mouse gestures. Not compatible with all sites. 2000.
  • Konqueror Browser. L - U. Powered by KHTML. File manager. PDF viewer. Custom plug-ins. 1996.
  • Knowtilus Browser. iPa - iPh. Text editor. RSS reader. Text to speech. 2013.
  • Links Browser. L - U. Text based browser but displays images. 1999.
  • Lunerscape Browser. An - W. Triple engine browser. Fast and versatile. Simple interface. 2004.
  • Lynx Browser. An - L - M - W. Also for Unix, VMS, and other platforms. 1992.
  • Maxthon Browser. An - KF - W. Very customisable. Speedy. Easy to use. Free cloud services. 2002.
  • Maxthon Cloud Browser. An - KF - W. Very fast and secure. 2012.
  • Mercury Browser. A - GP - iPh - W. Powerful functions. Flash support. Plug-ins. Safeguard. 2015.
  • Midori Browser. L - U - W. Fast, lightweight. Standard features although limited and still under development. 2007.

Video: Year In Search 2016

  • Nano Browser. An - iPH - L - M. The first Indian browser. Lots of good features. Back-up all your browsing contents and contacts. 1995.
  • Naked Browser. An - GP - KF. Neat features. Fully customisable. Easy to use. 2003.
  • Netscape Navigator Browser. KF - L - M - W. Easy to use. Extensions. Security features. Visual refresh. 1994.
  • Omniweb Browser. M. Visual tabs. Ad blocking capabilities. Build shortcuts. 1995.
  • Opera Browser. An - GP - iPh - L - M - U - W. Sleek and smart. Customisable and stable. Useful plug-ins. 1995.
  • Opera Mini Browser. An - BB - GP - iPa - iPo - iPh - KF - W. The most popular mobile mini browser. Compressed downloads. Zoom-in. Limited extensions. 2005.
  • Pale Moon Browser. W. A web browser based on Mozilla Firefox but strips down features to focus on speed. 2009.
  • Polarity Browser. W. A browser packed, fast, secure, stable, and a highly customisable.
  • Puffin Browser. An - GP - iPh - M - W.. Cloud powered flash supported browser. Fast and sleek. Incognito mode.

Did You Know...

  • In 1990 the English computer scientist Sir Tim Burners Lee invented the first web browser called the 'WorldWideWeb'.
  • In 1993 the American software engineer 'Marc Anderson' released 'Mosaic' which was later renamed 'Netscape'. This browser was much easier to use than Burners 'WorldWideWeb' browser.
  • In 1995 the American software co-operation company 'Microsoft' then entered the picture releasing the first version of 'Internet Explorer'.
  • In 1996 The Norwegian software company released 'Opera', and in 1998 'Netscape' launched the 'Mozilla Foundation' which created 'Firefox'. Since then, many new browsers continue the never-ending browser wars.

  • QtWeb Browser. M - W. Lightweight, fast and secure. Privacy features. 2008.
  • QupZilla Browser. An - L - M - U - W. Fast and sleek. Simple to use. Lots of useful features. 2010.
  • Safari Browser. An - iPa - iPo - iPh - M - W. Lightweight and sleek interface. Not many features. 2003.
  • Samsung Internet Browser. An. Simple, fast, & reliable. It replaced the Android Stock browser. 2012.
  • SeaMonkey Browser. L - M - W. Advanced email, newsgroup and feed client. Simple to use. 2006.
  • Shiira Browser. M. Very fast and stable. Lots of useful tools. Lightweight app. 2004.
  • Silk Browser - Amazon. An - KF. For Kindle Fire and Fire Phone. 2011.
  • Sleipnir Browser. W. Fully customisable, fast and stable. Recommended for advanced users. Recommended for advanced users.2005.
  • SlimBoat Browser. An - GP - L - M - U - W. Fast, full of features. Safe and secure.
  • Slim Browser. L - W. Fast, smooth, efficient and secure. 2016.
  • SRWare Iron Browser. L - M - U - W. Private and secure. cool design and features. 2008.
  • Stealth Browser. An. A fast private ad-free browser. 2002.
  • Sunbird (Mozilla). W - M - L. Useful calendar, schedule and task management extensions. 2010.

  • Thunderbird Browser. Mozilla. L - M - W. Easy to use. Customisable. Lots of useful features. 2003.
  • Tor Browser. L - U - W. Search the web securely with cool anonymity features.
  • Torch Browser. M -W. Built-in-torrent capabilities. Built-in download accelerator. Video grabber. 2012.
  • UC Browser. BB - iPh - KF - M - W. Fast mobile web browsing. Productive and fluent. 2004.
  • Vivaldi Browser. M & W. Thee most customisable browser. Designed for power users. 2016.
  • Waterfox Browser. W. For power users. Run any extensions you like. 2011.
  • Weboob Browser. iPh. Interact with websites without opening a browser. Helps blind people to simply navigate the web. 2010,
  • Whonix.. All Operating Systems. Based on Tor browser. Stay anonymous. Defend against network surveillance. 2012.
  • Yandex Browser. An - GP - W. Simple and easy to use. Fast page loading. Clutter free. 2012.

The Best & Safe Web Browsers For Children

Packed with Internet Filters & PC Desktop Security

  1. Buddy Browser. W. Safe social networking. Kids-safe. View YouTube. Effective parent controls.
  2. KidRocket Browser. W. Blocks out the whole Internet and only lets kids to access child related websites.
  3. KidsNetSoft Education. W. Pre-loaded kid-safe websites. Adult pop-up blockers.
  4. KidZui Browser. W. Kids only. Play games, videos and all child related stuff.
  5. Pikluk Browser. W. Safe Internet. web browsing & email. Site restrictions plus more.
  6. SafeSearchKids. Browse the web viewing images and videos securely.
  7. Tweens Browser. W. Secure browser for kids. Packed with lots of useful tools.
  8. McGruff SafeGuard Browser. iPa - iPh - iPo - W. Receive updates of your child's online activity by email. Easily block sites by age and category and more.
  9. Weblock For Kids. W. Complete parent controls. Simple to use by children.
  10. ZillaDog.com. Free parent password protected email service for kids. Complete with a home page with games, movie trailers and more.
  11. Zoodles Browser. An - iPa - iPh - iPo - M - W. Create your child's perfect playground with games to educate them.

What Is The Best Browser?. Reviews, Comments and Poll.

List of all Google products. Google is much more than a search engine and advertising company.

What is the Best Anti-Virus Software. Reviews, Comments and Poll.

Back to top of page.

© 2011 Compu-Smart

What's your favourite?

Submit a Comment

  • profile image

    Virat 3 months ago

    Checked out Polarity Browser and I was pretty pleased with how light weight it was.

  • Salvador Diaz Fau profile image

    Salvador Diaz Fau 10 months ago from Spain

    Impresive list!

    Other articles only include the usual 3-4 browsers and this makes it clear that there are many more options.

    Good Job!

  • rodocop profile image

    rodocop 3 years ago

    Dear Author! You need to fix your info about K-Meleon.

    The development was restarted in November 2013 and the last beta updated a week ago!

    And new K-Meleon is fully compatible with all new web techs!

  • profile image

    Callum Yates 3 years ago

    ps. It has it's own built in browser!.

  • profile image

    Callum Yates 3 years ago

    Anyone on Kik messenger? Wanna talk, browse and share what you love? What's not to love? It's free for smart Phones only.

  • profile image

    Mike 4 years ago

    Bookmarked! and a very useful page!

    Thanks!! :)

  • profile image

    krushnach80 4 years ago

    use linux OS ..keep those bugs away..

  • profile image

    Dave_69 4 years ago

    I'm so shocked AND surprised at the amount of browsers available today. Is it really necessary for so many browsers to be available!? Surely, it should be quality and not quantity! But I guess these days, everyone wants a slice of the cake!

  • profile image

    krushnach80 4 years ago

    use linux OS ..keep those bugs away..

  • profile image

    Umm, 5 years ago

    I use Firefox for my PC and Dolphin for my iphone. I have just installed Opera and it;s pretty cool!

  • profile image

    Brian Clark 5 years ago

    WOW!!

    I have Internet Explorer installed. It was on my PC when I purchased it many years ago, and I had no idea there was such a wide range of choice!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Brian.