Full List of Web Browsers

List of Web Browsers


What browser do you use most?
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All of these browsers feature:

  • Tabbed browsing
  • Modern web pages with HTML, CSS, SSL, and JavaScript
  • Cookies and cookie management
  • Plugins and Java
  • Ad blocking and/or pop-up blocking
  • Download Managers
  • Integrated Search
  • Favorites/Bookmarks and import

There are many more web browsers available. These are the major options on the major platforms, and were chosen specifically from browsers that are actively developed or maintained and support modern web standards (HTML, CSS, JavaScript).

Below you will read more detaliated information about that browsers.

Cross-Platform Browsers: Windows, Mac & Linux

Opera

[Opera Logo]
Opera has managed to weather the browser wars since its original release in 1996. Constantly innovating, this browser is now a full-fledged Internet suite with web, e-mail, news (usenet and RSS) and chat with a wealth of features for new switchers and power users alike.

  • Features: Web ? Email ? RSS ? Chat ? Skinnable ? Phishing Filter ? Widgets ? BitTorrent
  • Import: Bookmarks from Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Netscape, or generic HTML file; Mail from Outlook Express, Netscape, Thunderbird, Apple Mail, Eudora, or generic mbox file.
  • Download Opera for Windows, Macintosh or Linux. Free.
  • Read 30 Days to Becoming an Opera Lover.
  • Get Opera Banners.

Firefox

[Firefox Logo]
Mozilla Firefox has been the most successful alternative web browser since the ??browser wars? ended. The flagship product of the Mozilla Foundation traces its lineage back to the original Netscape. Firefox was designed for simplicity, security, and extensibility, with hundreds of extensions available. The Mozilla Thunderbird mail & news client is a perfect companion. Both applications are open-source.

Mozilla SeaMonkey

[SeaMonkey Logo]
Originally created as an open-source testing ground for Netscape, Mozilla gained a following of its own as AOL put its stamp on Netscape. Mozilla implemented many of the features that have since made Firefox popular. Official development has moved on to Firefox, and the suite continues in the form of SeaMonkey.

In addition to Firefox and SeaMonkey, Mozilla’s ??Gecko? engine is the basis for a number of platform-specific browsers, including K-Meleon for Windows, Camino for Macintosh, and Galeon and Epiphany for Linux.

  • Features: Web ? Email ? Chat ? Editor
  • Import: All settings from Netscape 4, bookmarks from generic HTML file. Current Internet Explorer Favorites appear in bookmarks menu.
  • Download SeaMonkey for Windows, Macintosh or Linux. Free.

Flock

[Flock Logo]
Flock is a ??social browser? built on a Firefox core that integrates with
web services for blogging, photo sharing, and bookmark sharing.

Flock is still in beta at this time (February 2007). Services it supports include:
Bookmarks sharing: del.icio.us and Shadows.
Photo services: Flickr, Photobucket.
Blogging: Blogger, TypePad, WordPress and many others.

  • Features: Web ? Blogging ? Photo Sharing ? Favorites Sharing ? RSS reader ? Skinnable ? compatible with many Firefox extensions
  • Import: All settings from Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari.
  • Download Flock for Windows, Macintosh or Linux. Free.
  • Get Flock Banners.

Windows Browsers

K-Meleon

[K-Meleon Logo]
Years before Firefox, K-Meleon was launched to create a lightweight web browser for Windows using the Mozilla core. K-Meleon’s strengths are its speed and customizability.

Netscape

[Netscape Logo]
Starting with version 8.0, the venerable Netscape has changed a bit. Newer versions are Windows-only, and balance the safety of Firefox with the compatibility of Internet Explorer. You can view ??trusted? sites using Internet Explorer’s engine, and the rest of the web using Firefox’s engine. Netscape will update its list of trusted sites automatically, and you can add or remove sites from the list yourself.

  • Features: Web ? RSS Headlines
  • Import: All settings from Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Mozilla, bookmarks from generic HTML file.
  • Download Netscape for Windows. Free.
  • Get Netscape Now! Banners.

Macintosh Browsers

Safari

[Opera Logo]
Apple stunned the world in 2003 when they announced this browser for Mac OS X. It became so popular with Mac users that Microsoft stopped developing IE for the Mac! Safari is designed for elegance, and now that it’s both the default web browser and the most popular browser on Mac OS X, it may not need to be on a list of alternative browsers??but the vast majority of Windows users (and the minority of Mac OS users still using the cancelled Internet Explorer) keep it on this list.

  • Features: Web ? RSS (on Tiger only)
  • Import: Bookmarks from any browser.
  • Read About Safari for Macintosh OS X.

Camino

[Camino Logo]
This browser’s slogan is ??Mozilla power, Mac style.? Designed to bring Mozilla’s technology into harmony with Mac OS X, Camino integrates seamlessly in a way that Firefox hasn’t yet managed.

  • Features: Web
  • Import: Bookmarks from Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera, OmniWeb, iCab, or generic HTML file.
  • Download Camino for Macintosh OS X. Free.
  • Get Camino Banners.

OmniWeb

[OmniWeb Logo]
The first web browser released for Mac OS X, OmniWeb focuses on power features. Since version 4.5 it has been based on Apple’s WebCore technology, the same engine used by Safari, with innovations such as thumbnails for tabs, auto-save sessions, and per-site preferences. ??Sure, you can use a standard web browser, with standard features. But you didn’t choose a standard software experience??you chose the Mac.? Includes RSS headline support.

Even if you’re not a Mac user, it’s worth reading through OmniWeb’s features page just for the writing style!

  • Features: Web ? RSS
  • Import: Bookmarks from Internet Explorer, Safari, or generic HTML file.
  • Download OmniWeb for Macintosh OS X. $29 with 10-day trial.
  • Get OmniWeb Banners.

iCab

[iCab Logo]
Launched from obscurity as the first publicly-available browser to pass the Acid2 test (the first to pass was Safari, but only the in-development version), iCab is also the only modern web browser still built for Classic Mac OS.

  • Features: Web ? RSS
  • Import: Bookmarks from Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Opera.
  • Download iCab for Macintosh OS X or Classic. Free limited edition, $29 or ??29 for iCab Pro.
  • Let iCab Smile campaign and banners.

Linux/UNIX Browsers

Konqueror

[Konqueror Logo]
Konqueror is the web browser and file manager for the KDE Desktop. This highly customizable browser gained more attention when Apple selected it as the basis for Safari. Konqueror is tightly integrated with other KDE applications such as Kontact/KMail for e-mail, Akregator for RSS feeds, etc. (Konqueror can also run under GNOME or other desktop environments.)

  • Features: Web ? RSS via Akregator ? Email via Kontact.
  • Import: Bookmarks from Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla (and Firefox), Netscape, Galeon.
  • Read about Konqueror for Linux/KDE.

Galeon

[Galeon Logo]
Galeon’s slogan is ??The web. Only the web.? It was one of the first projects to take Mozilla’s rendering engine and focus on its original goal: web browsing. Galeon focuses on web features for power users. Built for GNOME, Galeon will also run under other desktop environments.

  • Features: Web
  • Import: Bookmarks from XBEL (Konqueror, Galeon), Mozilla (and Firefox), Netscape, Epiphany.
  • Download Galeon for Linux/GNOME.

Epiphany

[Epiphany Logo]
Epiphany is designed for simplicity and speed. An offshoot of Galeon, it is the default web browser or the GNOME desktop. (Epiphany will also run under other desktops.)

  • Features: Web
  • Import: Bookmarks from Firefox, Galeon, Konqueror, Mozilla, XBEL or HTML file.
  • Download Epiphany for Linux/GNOME.

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