Alternatives to Google Chrome for all platforms with any license

  • Mozilla Firefox

    Mozilla Firefox (known simply as Firefox) is a free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite. Firefox is highly extensible, with...

    • Firefox allows far more control over your privacy than does Chrome (or even Chromium on which Chrome is based). Not jut because it doesn't come with Google stuff embedded, but also because it allows complete control over things like webRTC (which can leak info about your IP address, hardware), whereas Chrome/Chromium and related browsers don't have this control. Guest • Nov 2016 • 39 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Highly customizable, open and libre, care about privacy. Made on non-profit. bumbaMar 2017 • 34 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Firefox is definitely more secure. Tons of options and customization too. Definitely my #1 browser. christinalewisAug 2017 • 18 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 1) Non-Google 2) Add-ons 3) Syncs 4) Tab Queue 5) QR code reader 6) Remote debugging bonbonboiJan 2018 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Better CSS3 support, more customizable, faster, consumes much less CPU and RAM on a week PC, consumes less battery on laptops, better privacy protection level. Guest • Apr 2018 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Chrome is closed-source and part of Google's privacy-invading business model, which works by harvesting user data. Firefox is open source, so you can check what it's doing under the good. It's also more configurable (about:config) and its Nov 2017 update made it faster than its competitors. JohnFastmanJul 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Basically it's still open source with the original Navigator look and feel. All in one browsing and email if you use SeaMonkey. Guest • Mar 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • However it is open source and the privacy is better, the consumption of RAM is huge, try yourself: open just one tab with Whatsapp Web, and you will see Firefox using 1GB of RAM! sidboyJun 2017 • 10 agrees and 34 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Vivaldi Browser

    A browser for our friends. Fast, feature rich and highly customizable that puts the users first.

    • Chromium based, compatible with chrome extensions, huge customization possibilities, fast and visually appealing Guest • Mar 2017 • 11 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The front-end is much more flexible and configurable. Guest • Mar 2017 • 5 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Privacy oriented and HUGE under the hood customizations Guest • Feb 2017 • 5 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The visual GUI is very neat and some handy tools in the sidebar Guest • Mar 2016 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's based off of chromium, supports almost all chrome addons Guest • May 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Been using several alternatives listed here and have grown to REALLY like Vivaldi. Along with the privacy using the search engine StartPage.com, we have noticed a dramatic decrease in spam as well. We get about 4000 emails a day and it dropped from near 40% to about 10%... Guest • Jun 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is in many ways even superior to Chrome, is faster, uses less system resources and has a lot of features that Chrome only gets with extensions Guest • Jun 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Chrome is a good browser, but Vivaldi far surpasses it and is improving with each update. For me it is the best browser today with a great community behind zerushDec 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Absolutly nice Browser! A very nice Work for Opera Friends. Guest • Nov 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Low memory footprint, FAST, and doesn't blow up my CPU like Google Chrome does. Guest • Jan 2018 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Much faster than Chrome, more regular updates and feels much more stable and faster overall. Guest • Apr 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • hugely customisable in the front-end, fast, has many useful features such as tab-stacking that is great if you (like me) often have multiple tabs open!! Guest • Jul 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • You can customize everything so you can control your browser like you want. Just with the mouse or the shortcuts you want. It has everything like a reading mode, bookmarks, etc. but so much more. Philips Hue integration, themes that adapt the color of the current website, a side panel where you can add own websites or manage your downloads, history. Chrome Extensions work, you can sync your settings. It has EVERYTHING LudwigSchindlerAug 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Highly customizable and good looking GUI, it's like chrome but for power users. Based on chromium and thus compatible with most chrome extensions. MetaPixel_Aug 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • The Vivaldi Browser (which still has a long ways to go before becoming a full-fledged browser) has many more helpful and integrated features. The first great feature is the customizable interface. Another bonus is its being made from the Chromium project, making all Chrome extensions fully supported. Guest • Jul 2016 • 1 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Opera

    Opera is a browser with innovative features, speed and security. Opera’s vision is to deliver the best Internet experience on any device and the company is committed to...

    • Great light browser which has great features VPN, adblocking, RSS Personal News.. Guest • Nov 2016 • 15 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's like Chrome. But without the resource hogging and Google crap. RefalmMay 2017 • 12 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The new version of Opera implements the same web kit used by the Chromium project (and hence Google Chrome). Although this removes many of the features that used to give Opera a unique flair, the browser now boasts excellent compatibility with all modern web languages. Guest • Feb 2016 • 9 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Opera is the browser that tries to innovate with every update. Very appreciable. Guest • Jun 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It uses the same google chrome sourse so you can browse in any chrome optimized website but it doesnt have a google branding and it also has a better interface to me antonioortizNov 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It has features that many other browsers don't have for example VPN, ad blocker, screenshoting, Facebook, WhatsApp and Telegram messenger bar and many others. Guest • Mar 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • The best browser. It has a built-in VPN and an ad-blocker. Chrome extension + opera extension. DimuthTharinduAug 2018 Disagree   Agree

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  • Chromium

    Chromium is the open-source browser project from which Google Chrome takes its source.

    • It's more lighter then chrome and have all functions of it bohdanfetsoNov 2016 • 18 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Without the google branding, it is the same efficient code. User2778798Jun 2017 • 7 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It doesn't have a proper installer for Windows. It's very hard to install it compared to Google Chrome. On the other hand, on Linux platform both are easy to install. williamneisAug 2018 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • On Linux, this is the best alternative to Google Chrome, especially if your distribution does not support Google Chrome. The same speed, security, and reliability that you can expect from Chrome, but without Flash player and other proprietary bits. jxewingJul 2018 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The derivative of chrome, lighter and open sourced. jacobsmith_16Oct 2017 • 2 agrees and 11 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Brave

    Brave Web Browser is a fast, free, secure web browser with a built-in ad blocker*, tracking and security protection, and optimized data and battery experience. *What...

    • It's kinda like Chrome but WAY more private. karaboungalosMay 2017 • 5 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Brave is fast and has many built in features that are great Guest • Apr 2017 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Brave is an effort to make a Chrome-like experience based on the Chromium code base and remove/block all the spyware Google put in to monitor your online activity. Brave is good, but it's not as good/flexible as Iridium. JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's good and fast, but makes it really better than Chrome is that it is developed with security and privacy in mind. I use it on my phone and my laptop, and I'd never switch to anything else Guest • May 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's good. But Chrome has a lot of extensions. If you're used to use many extension and if you want to continue using those extensions, this is not a good solution for you. Guest • Jul 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Privacy protections by default like fingerprint and tracker blocking. Even script blocking if desired. Each privacy option is configurable for each page. It's only missing an option to sync or export browsing history and bookmarks (though I can see these features interfere with "perfect" privacy) Guest • Nov 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Fewer options, Chromium under the hood, built in ad blocker, no risk of installing garbage through the WebStore. Only problem: no user scripts! Guest • Feb 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • All about security and reducing the web's dependence on ads. getterdonApr 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's an excellent alternative if you want a browser with implemented adblocker mlemmarkAug 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Brave is fast, stable and secure. It also adds innovative secure browsing features. Guest • Aug 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Respects my privacy way more than Chrome. Guest • Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree

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  • Tor Browser

    The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody...

    • It blocks prying eyes and is much more secure. IT is the most private browser currently... Guest • Jan 2017 • 10 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's Firefox + being completely anonymous! I think that says it all. karaboungalosMay 2017 • 7 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Tor is a web browser, like Chrome, with high advantage of privacy protection Guest • Jun 2016 • 8 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Because it has extensions such as NoScript by default, and configuration settings to avoid being tracked Guest • Mar 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • It is exactly an alternative to Chrome. Google believes people should not have privacy as stated by its CEO Eric Schmidt. The Tor Project believes the opposite. 9y0xwefhpwMay 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • SImply the best way to go around paywalls Guest • Aug 2018 Disagree   Agree

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  • Waterfox

    Waterfox is a high performance browser based on the Mozilla platform. Made specifically for 64-bit systems, Waterfox has one thing in mind: speed.

    • 64-bit, open source, lightning fast & private. jakubabayomitsimbukondoSep 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 64 bit for Windows 10 Pro. Fast, lots of extensions, tabs, themes, stable... Guest • Nov 2016 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 64-bit build of Firefox code. Usually up-to-date. User2778798Jun 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I think Waterfox is promising, especially with the developer plans to retain support for extensions that use old technology that Firefox 57 will remove. birdNov 2017 Disagree   Agree

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  • Firefox Developer Edition

    Firefox Developer Edition brings your core dev tools together with some powerful new ones that will extend your ability to work across multiple platforms from one place....

    • significantly faster than any other browser I have tried 9y0xwefhpwJan 2018 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Firefox Dev Edition gives the basic features of all browsers, a wide variety of plugins and add-ons and also very excellent developer tools. Guest • Oct 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Safari

    The best browser for your Mac is the one that comes with your Mac. Safari is faster and more energy efficient than other browsers. Handy tools help you save, find, and...

    • Uses much less RAM and therefore (in my case) is much much faster. javiermorenoOct 2016 • 3 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • less RAM, better design. More battery on laptops Guest • Sep 2017 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Safari is much less resource intensive than Chrome and therefore helps achieve longer battery life. Guest • May 2016 • 2 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Yandex.Browser

    Yandex.Browser is a simple and easy-to-use internet browser. Based on the Chromium technology platform, it loads pages quickly, just...

    • Nice neat and clean plus it integrates well with Gmail and other email services. Guest • Nov 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Of all the browsers I use, Yandex is the most stable, fast and fluid, I have it as my default browser and I highly recommend it. Guest • 5 days ago Disagree   Agree

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  • SeaMonkey

    The SeaMonkey project is a community effort to develop the SeaMonkey all-in-one internet application suite. A lighter alternative to...

    • More privacy, more user control of how the browser functions, More technical interface, includes a web authoring and editing tool, integrated with email, and doesn't report home to Google. Guest • Dec 2016 • 3 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Open source that runs on all normal platforms. Features are what were in the original Netscape Navigator. Updated to today's HTML etc. Guest • Mar 2018 Disagree   Agree

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  • Microsoft Edge

    Microsoft Edge, initially developed under the codename Project Spartan, is a web browser in development by Microsoft. Officially unveiled on January 21, 2015, and first...

    • If you want to use a browser's Incognito mode (called Private Browsing in Firefox and Safari), you don't want where you go to be recorded in files stored on your computer. Microsoft Edge DOES store info about where you've been, even if you've been there using its InPrivate mode. (http://betanews.com/2016/01/30/stop-using-microsoft-edges-inprivate-mode-if-you-value-your-privacy/). Switch to an open source browser. There are plenty of good ones. JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 25 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The Typing and Drawing option is awesome, Its new and in development but with Bing it work better than Chrome as returned results. (we migrated from Google 3 years ago and can confirm the ongoing update for the better. ) PS Not a "MS fan" here... But be able to run RedHat on Windows 10 changed my geek life. Guest • Dec 2016 • 4 agrees and 10 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • This is a great alternative for users who want to stick w/ Windows 10. It is automatically installed with Win10 and is great with it's slim design and clean UI. Guest • Sep 2016 • 3 agrees and 13 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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Google Chrome Comments

Comment by Cyberia
about Google Chrome · Nov 2017 · Helpful Not helpful 16 Helpful Report as spam

Total disregard for human dignty and freedom. The developers are way too curious about you as a person. Curious about what you do, where you want to go, who you talk to, who you may want to marry, who you want to hand over your last will and testament to.

On the technical side, it is mainly an app platform, thousands of low quality apps which bring nothing new to the table.

Being the most used browser means nothing. Thanks to samsung, who made the android OS popular by building cheap Iphone-look alike toys, this browser managed to dominate the market.

If you want speed, try edge. If you want security and privacy, try Internet explorer (11.0.47). If you want the whole package, try Mozilla Quantom (aka Firefox 57+, which will be available within a week)

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Are you serious about Internet Explorer more secure and private than chrome?
I am not defending chrome, my favorite browser is Firefox, I am just checking you are serious about that.

@OlaMohammad, one of those two things are true, the privacy part. I'm sure IE doesn't save a log of websites you visit to remember your zoom preferences lol (These don't get deleted when you clear browsing data).

Very good but...

Comment by User6129169
about Google Chrome · May 2012 · Helpful Not helpful 6 Helpful Report as spam

It is great in term of speed and stability but questionable when it comes to privacy

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Surprisingly slow to load certain webpages

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Google Chrome · May 2013 · Helpful Not helpful 4 Helpful Report as spam

I've recently noticed that Chrome loads large webpages much slower than Safari in Mac OS X. While the difference isn't large enough to notice in most day-to-day browsing, Chrome tends to stutter and lag out on my Hackintosh when it attempts to load extremely large pages, such as long Wikipedia articles or forum threads.

Meanwhile, Safari can load anything pretty much instantaneously. I love Chrome (and there's no chance that I'm giving up all of its extra features for Safari), but this discrepancy in loading times is rather puzzling to me.

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Comment by MargaretJL
about Google Chrome · Jun 2018 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

I like this browser. I always use it. The only thing is that he eats a lot of RAM. So, if you have a weak computer - it can hang.

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Comment by Manjunavi
about Google Chrome · May 2018 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

No option for installing on custom location drive and not much secured than Firefox .... while VPN is on you can't get result in English language, everytime need to change and keeps on asking for data collection permission . Lags some feature...

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Perfect browser

Comment by Ivan520
about Google Chrome · May 2017 · Helpful Not helpful 4 Helpful Report as spam

Chrome is the best browser i've ever used, light, fast, secure. Very easy to sync and mange my bookmarks across my devices. Also like to use gmail to deal with my emails.

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I'm not sure about the light part though. The syncing is very useful, but other browsers like Firefox also offer similar features.

Comment by henkalexandersandoval
about Google Chrome · Mar 2017 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

Espectacular navegador es perfecto por su sincronización con toda la plataforma de google

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Te mantiene dentro del ecosistema de Google, una compañia malvada (lol).

Hablando en serio, Google ya es lo suficientemente presente en la web.

La web no es de Google, y nunca debe ser de él.

great browser

Comment by rafaellabertonili27
about Google Chrome · Oct 2016 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

I use it all the time, never had any issues with it and I also used my gmail and keed my things in my drive, i love it

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Nice to have and good to be installed as a backup browser BUT ...

Comment by ITSecMedia
about Google Chrome · Oct 2016 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

Vivaldi browser rockz so much more!

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I personally don't like Vivaldi that much, but it's definitely better than Google Chrome.

my go-to browser

Comment by cassiedonell01
about Google Chrome · Jul 2016 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

i use this all the time, i think works better for me, it's simple and fast

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works fine

Comment by rondapuck1206
about Google Chrome · Apr 2016 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

i use this a lot and has always worked fine for me.

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For all internet time u have

Comment by GordonNelson
about Google Chrome · Oct 2015 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

I use GC on 90% of time I have to work. Fast, simple, google integrated.
But in 2015 it begin to eat all my notebook RAM.

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Have u upgraded to latest version, and now GC eat only 45 MB with one tab, so I don't care about RAM!

Comment by cami_lla
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It's the fastest browser and the best organized.

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Comment by besia
about Google Chrome · Aug 2018 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I like this browser. I just use it. It shall be transparent.

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