Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Top 5 Internet Browsers of 2012 for Windows and Mac

When you are using internet, you got to know which web browser is best for surfing and data security. There are many internet browsers available in the market, which are very helpful for browsing and has variety of add-ons, extensions and applications, for our convenience. I give you the Top 5 Internet Browsers which are very popular in 2012 and 2011.



The common features which are supported in top 5 browsers are:

Tabbed Browsing, Integrated Search Engine, Smart Toolbar, Save Tabs, Customization Tools, Frequently Visited Webpages list, RSS Feeds, Automatic Updates, Password Manager, Find on Page, Add-ons or Extensions.

Security Features:   All top 5 browsers have security features like Anti-virus, Anti-spyware, Clearing History. Except Safari, all browsers support Anti-phishing.

1. Mozilla Firefox:

The most easy to use web browser and the ranks number #1 in the list - Mozilla Firefox, is known for its add-ons and innovative features for better surfing. Firefox has simple user interface, Tabbed navigation, Integrated search engine, Smart toolbar, Customized tools, Password manager, and the very important - addons.


Though, Firefox doesn't have things like Thumbnail preview, Synchronization, Mouse Gestures and Voice Integration, even then it is the most widely used browser in the internet world.

Private Mode - Yes
Parental Controls - Yes
Open source Development - Yes
Inbuilt Download Manager - Yes

Supported Operating Systems - Windows 7, Vista, XP and Mac OS.
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2. Google Chrome:

The very known internet browser of Google - Google Chrome, is built with high speed, secure and uninterrupted operative browsing capabilities. Has superb tabbed navigation facility which is not seen in other browsers.


Google Chrome has rich set of applications and innovative extensions(add-ons), which make it the most adorable web browser for internet users.

Private Mode - Yes
Parental Controls - No
Open source Development - Yes
Inbuilt Download Manager - Yes

Supported Operating Systems - Windows 7, Vista, XP and Mac OS.
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3. Internet Explorer:


Internet Explorer is the only web browser in the list to offer Technical Support feature. It has well maintained speed and functionalities, but lacks in providing high security - which is the main drawback of IE.


Private Mode - Yes
Parental Controls - Yes
Open source Development - No
Inbuilt Download Manager - No

Supported Operating Systems - Windows 7, Vista, and XP.
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4. Opera:


Opera is known for its high speed browsing and surfing. Also the startup speed is very impressive and is the best among the browsers. The only thing Opera lacks is its compatibility with frequent conflicts. If you forget about these loopholes, then Opera is one of the most secured and high-speed internet browser available.


Private Mode - Yes
Parental Controls - No
Open source Development - No
Inbuilt Download Manager - Yes

Supported Operating Systems - Windows 7, Vista, XP and Mac OS.
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5. Apple Safari:

The only web browser for Mac OS systems - Apple Safari, takes 5th place in the list. Safari has above average startup and browsing speeds, but excellent navigation speed. Compared to other browsers, Apple Safari lacks in providing security features like private browsing and anti-phishing.



Private Mode - Yes
Parental Controls - Yes(Only for Mac OS X)
Open source Development - No
Inbuilt Download Manager - Yes

Supported Operating Systems - Windows 7, Vista, XP and Mac OS.
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All the above internet browsers are available for free and you can download with the given download links at the bottom of every review.