In my last post, I highlighted “Lesser Known Editors,” text editors that may not be known, but are just as capable as the “Big Names” – Sub Lime Text, Atom, Brackets, and Visual Studio Code.
In this blog, just wanted to shine the light on these “Lesser Known Browsers.” Many of whom you may not ever heard about.
So the questions is, why would anyone be interested in using these browsers?
Simply because some of these web browsers may offer a feature or features that say Chrome may not offer. Example: More privacy, “If you turn on Epic’s encrypted proxy, you have protection from snooping by hackers, trackers, your ISP, government, and employer as well.” Epic Privacy Browser may suit your needs.
So check the list of web browsers below, and maybe there is something that may fit a need that the big name browsers may not offer.
How about these unique and interesting browsers that may fit your workflow.
|Browser||Description||Rendering Engine||Desktop, Laptop|
|Epic Privacy Browser||Epic is in always-on "private browsing mode", so on close of Epic all browsing data is deleted (while you're browsing as little as possible is stored). Epic has removed all Google tracking and blocks hundreds of other companies from tracking you. If you turn on Epic's encrypted proxy, you have protection from snooping by hackers, trackers, your ISP, government, and employer as well.||Blink||Mac, Win|
|Blisk||Blisk is a browser for web development. The key idea behind Blisk is to provide web developers, web designers and QAs with a browser “out of the box” for web development. The goal of Blisk browser is to help IT professionals to build the web.||Blink||Mac, Win|
|Comodo IceDragon||IceDragon features privacy and performance enhancements over the Firefox core browser as well as additional features such as SiteInspector malware scanning, Comodo Secure DNS and improved social media functionality.||Gecko||Win|
|Comodo Dragon||Fast and versatile Internet Browser based on Chromium, with highest level of security!||Blink||Win|
|Lunascape Orion||Built with three browser engines: Trident, Gecko and Webkit, and let's you switch between them.||Trident, Gecko, Webkit||Win, Mac|
|Maxthon||A powerful web browser which has a highly customizable interface. The browser has multiple tools that make your web experience more enjoyable, such as resource sniffer, screen capture tool, night mode and cloud functionality.||Trident, Webkit||Win, Mac, Linux|
|Vivaldi||Vivaldi is a freeware, cross-platform web browser developed by Vivaldi Technologies, a company founded by Opera Software co-founder and former CEO Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner and Tatsuki Tomita.||Blink||Win, Mac, Linux|
|Brave||The new Brave browser automatically blocks ads and trackers, making it faster and safer than your current browser.||Blink||Win|
|Midori||Midori is blazing fast, utilizing the latest web technologies and a small|
but dexterous array of extensions provide all the essential features.
|Tor||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 watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location, and it lets you access sites which are blocked.||Gecko||Win, Mac, Linux|
|Ghost Browser||Ghost Browser allows you to log into any website with multiple accounts from one window. This can be very handy when you manage multiple social media profiles for each of the social media platforms.||Blink||Mac, Win|
|Maelstrom||Maelstrom's other great appeal lies in its capacity to download torrent files without needing an external client. Clicking on a .torrent or magnet link will automatically open a browser tab where you can start the download locally and even view the file in real time on an integrated media player as it downloads.||Blink||Win|
Currently in Beta
|Coowon||The best game browser! Help you to control game running speed, botting for tedious work, and login for multiple accounts in special tabs, Floating Window, Translucent Window, etc.||Blink||Win|
CNET safe Download
|Browzar||Takes seconds to download; No installation; No registration; One of the smallest, fastest browsers in the world; Just download and go. Doesn't save Cookies, History, Temp files, Passwords, Cache|
Great for Banking and Cloud applications
Automatically cleans up when you've finished