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Browser Downloads for Computers, Smartphones & Android Devices

Updated on March 14, 2018
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Discover new browsers you thought you never needed. More suited to your needs, plus the Top 3 Child Safe Browsers.


There are so many browsers on the market today with newer ones popping up all the time - and 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 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 * Anonymity * 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.
  • 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.
  • Boat Browser Mini. An - GP - W. Fast, smart and cool browser. Fully customisable. 2012.
  • Brave. Browse the web faster by blocking ads and trackers that violate your privacy. 2017.
  • BriskBard W. E-mail client. FTP client. Media player. Newsreader. IRC client. 2016.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Private and secure. Good security and privacy features. 2010.
  • 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.
  • 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 exiting sites.
  • Internet Explorer 11 Browser. W. For Windows 7 will not run on a Windows 10 64-bit system. Download Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 for other operating systems.

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

  • JonDoFox Browser. L - M - W. Surf the web anonymously.
  • K-Meleon Broswer. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Lightweight, secure and portable browser having unique user interface and privacy features. 2008.
  • QupZilla Browser. An - L - M - U - W. Fast and sleek. Simple to use. Lots of useful features. Uses native widgets style on major Linux desktop environments. It is also using icons from the active desktop icon theme. 2010.
  • Safari Browser. An - iPa - iPo - iPh - M - W. Lightweight and sleek interface. Built-in privacy features help keep your browsing your business. Handy tools help you save, find and share your favourites. And Safari works with iCloud to let you browse seamlessly across all your devices. 2003.
  • Samsung Internet Browser. An. Simple, fast, & reliable. Experience more secure web browsing with secret mode, Biometric Web Login and Contents Blocker.It replaced the Android Stock browser. 2012.
  • SeaMonkey Browser. L - M - W. Advanced email, newsgroup and feed client. Simple to use. SeaMonkey uses much of the same Mozilla source code which powers such successful siblings as Firefox and Thunderbird 2006.
  • SlimJet Browser. L - W. Fast, smooth, efficient and secure. 2018.
  • SRWare Iron Browser. L - M - U - W. Based on the free Sourcecode "Chromium" - without any problems at privacy and security. Private and secure. cool design and features. 2008.
  • Stealth Browser. An. A fast private ad-free browser. Private, ad-free mobile browser for Android with the worlds best and most secure. Auto-fill feature. 2002.
  • Sunbird Browserd. W - M - L. Useful calendar, schedule and task management extensions. Good complement to Firefox and Thunderbird. 2010.

  • Thunderbird Browser. Mozilla. Free email application that’s easy to set up and customise. Lots of great features
  • Tor Browser. L - M - U - W - . Search the web securely with cool anonymity features.
  • Vivaldi Browser. M & W. Customisable Keyboard short-cuts, mouse gestures, appearance or a modification to address colour blindness. 2016.
  • Waterfox Browser. W. For power users. Run any extensions you like. No plug-ins. 2011.
  • Weboob Browser. iPh. Interact with websites without opening a browser. Helps blind people to simply navigate the web. Provides APIs to talk to websites lacking one. 2010,
  • Whonix. For all operating systems. Based on Tor browser. Stay anonymous. Defend against network surveillance. Dishned for privacy and security. 2012.
  • Yandex Browser. An - GP - W. Simple and easy to use. Fast page loading. Clutter free. 2012.

The Best & Safe Web Browsers For Children

Three of the Best: Packed with Internet Filters & PC Desktop Security

  1. SafeSearchKids. Browse the web viewing images and videos securely. A wikipedia for kids.
  2. Free parent password protected email service for kids. Complete with a home page with games, movie trailers and more. They can stay connected with friends and family with safety features
  3. Zoodles Browser. An - iPa - iPh - iPo - M - W. Create your child's perfect playground with games, apps, videos and books to educate them in a safe environment.

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

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    rodocop 3 weeks ago

    Dear author!

    Please, fix the K-Meleon info: browser is still developed and the latest was published 10 days ago.

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    Compu-Smart 3 weeks ago from London UK

    The latest edition. Take Slimjet browser for a spin.

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    Virat 5 months ago

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

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    Salvador Diaz Fau 12 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!

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    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!

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    Callum Yates 4 years ago

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

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    Callum Yates 4 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.

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    Mike 4 years ago

    Bookmarked! and a very useful page!

    Thanks!! :)

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    krushnach80 4 years ago

    use linux OS ..keep those bugs away..

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    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!

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    krushnach80 4 years ago

    use linux OS ..keep those bugs away..

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    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!

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    Brian Clark 5 years ago


    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.