Competitive and diverse, this most essential of software categories has seen tremendous growth in the past few years. Whether you prefer Firefox, Chrome, or Opera, you can't go wrong with one of these three top-notch browsers.
Mozilla Firefox showed the world there was more to browsing than Internet Explorer, and despite tougher competition, it's still one of the best browsers around. It's blazing fast, it's got an A list of competitive features, it supports the latest Web standards, and it updates regularly. The Sync feature makes it easy to use on multiple computers and Android devices, it does great with a ridiculous number of open tabs, and it remains one of our favorites.Read full review
Chrome is Google's attempt to make the Web browser disappear and to focus on the applications and pages users are viewing, rather than on the border with its tools. Both Chrome and Firefox are shockingly fast and support cutting-edge future-Web technology. You'll like Chrome better if you're a die-hard Googler who prefers Chrome's tiny interface footprint and its hooks that go to the root of Google. It's best used with fewer than 20 tabs, in our experience, and it's fantastic for online gaming.Read full review
Yeah, we recommend one of three browsers. They're all just that good. Opera's not as popular as Firefox or Chrome, but it's nothing less than an excellent alternative. The program is known for striving to be the fastest, smallest, and most full-featured browser available. Solid syncing and mobile hooks, like Firefox, are coupled with an all-in-one package. Complaints involve poor rendering of some Web sites, although we've never seen that in person. It's a solid, fast browser, and if you're still on dial-up, Opera's Turbo might just make this your favorite browser of all.Read full review