You click the ‘Contact Us’ page. Nothing happens. First, confusion, then familiar frustration. It was a mailto link. Your computer slows to a grinding halt as a huge, archaic desktop mail app rises from the depths of your hard drive. Checking that the date on your computer isn’t 15 years out, you wonder why mail integration isn’t standard… and what year is it exactly?
As a gateways to the internet, browsers are one of the most popular types of software out there. Everyone needs one, but which is the best? The market changes so quickly, it can be hard to keep up with the facts.
Which is the fastest? Which has the best extensions? Which is the most secure? While many people use Chrome, or their default pre-installed browsers, this doesn’t necessarily indicate a ‘best’ browser.
If you’re reading this, you want to find the fastest, most capable, browser for your needs. Finding the most popular isn’t enough, because those stats aren’t always related to quality.
In this article, I’m going to use hard data to decide on the best browser on the market, looking at the most popular options: Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari, Opera, and Vivaldi.
I’ll compare speed, memory usage, range of extensions, privacy, and usability.
Looking for a new browser? Want to be sure you’re using the best technology on the market? Keep reading for a full data-driven comparison after a general overview.
If you’re like me, your browser is at the center of your work.
I’m a Chrome user, and I was sold initially on their minimal design and layout, along with the speed advantages it used to have.
However, other browsers have caught up in many areas and narrowed Chrome’s competitive advantages. What Google’s product still offers which sets it apart from the rest, is a huge store full of extensions and add-ons. The extension landscape Chrome offers cannot be rivaled.
Many of these extensions changed my workflow and increased my productivity. They might be able to do the same for you.
So, we’ve decided to break down a host of extensions which can add value to your browsing experience.
Does your computer ever run slow due to too many tabs? It used to happen to me all the time, but not anymore.
Reduce the number of tabs you have running in your browser with One Tab. One tab is a Chrome extension that allows you to click one button and condense all your tabs into a single page which you can use to re-launch the tabs.
This is great if you are using a mail client such as Outlook, Mail, Thunderbird or a mobile device. It works smoothly.
But some people (like myself) prefer to use Gmail as their default mail client and don’t want to install a bulky desktop app.
Not to fear! With just a few simple steps you can configure Gmail to be your default mail client and have Process Street emails open Gmail compose, pre-populated with the template right in your browser!