In the modern era of internet and communication almost everyone need information from internet and the only way to get information from the internet is a web browsers. It doesn’t matter on which platform you are, you must have a standard internet browser to display information (websites) correctly. We have arranged a list of top 10 most popular web browsers in the world according to their usage worldwide.
1. Google Chrome
Google Chrome was initially released in 2008 by Google Inc. Only in 7 years Google Chrome has become the world’s most popular web browser due to it light fast speed and stability. Over 56% of internet users are using Google Chrome now-a-days. Google Chrome is available on almost every device with great compatibility and running speed.
Mozilla Firefox commonly known as Firefox designed and developed by Mozilla Foundation. Firefox was initially released in 2002 under the name of Phoenix. Initially Firefox was not a as popular browser as now-a-days. In July 2015 Firefox was the world’s third most popular web browser. Firefox is available on almost every device. Recently Firefox popularity has gone all the way up and Firefox has become the world’s second most popular web browser.
Opera was initially designed and developed by Opera Software in 1995. Opera was a research project of Telenor the largest Norwegian telecommunications company. In 1995, it branched out into a separate company named Opera Software ASA. Opera was written in C++ and available on almost all devices (Siblings of Opera included like Opera Mini for Mobile Devices). In 2014 Opera was the 5th largest web browser in the world and in August 2015 Opera has become the third largest web browser in the world. With over 700 million users worldwide.
Safari is the default web browser of OS X and iOS. Safari is proudly designed and developed by Apple Inc. It is released in 2003 by Steve Jobs says it is the most powerful web browser with WebKit HTML engine. Safari has become the most popular web browser among smartphone user until 2010. On the other side Safari can only get 5% share on Desktop PCs.
5. Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer commonly known as IE is the default web browser of Microsoft Windows from Version 95 to Windows 8.1. Recently Microsoft changed its default browser to Microsoft Edge. In early 2000s IE was the most popular web browser in the world with its share of 95%. IE was available on almost all platforms but most of them discontinued like Mac and UNIX. IE is still one of world’s most popular web browsers and ranked as 5th most popular web browser in the world.
6. Torch Browser
Torch browser is Chrome based web browser developed by Torch Media Inc. Initial release of Torch browser was in 2012. Reason why Torch browser is so popular because of its built in bittorrent client which allows users to download torrents directly from their browser. Currently Torch browser is available on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS. Torch browser is 6th most popular web browser in the world.
Maxthon commonly known as MyIE2 is a multi-platform web browser developed by Maxthon Ltd a Chinese software development company. Maxthon is currently available for Windows, Android, Mac OS, iOS, Windows phone and Linux. Maxthon is available for over 35 languages.
SeaMonkey was created in 2005 a good Firefox based web browser. SeMonkey is developed by Mozilla Foundation. The reason why SeaMonkey is among world’s most popular web browser is its mail function which allow users to integrate their email accounts for better view and email management.
9. Avant Browser
Avant browser is also IE (internet explorer based) web browser developed by a Chinese developer Anderson Che. Last version of stable Avant browser was released on 2 August 2015. Avant browser is supported for Windows 2000, Windows Xp, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.Even though it is IE based web browser but it is largely inspired by Opera browser.
10. Deepnet Explorer
Created by Deepnet securities for Microsoft Windows platform. Deepnet Explorer is commonly known for its anti-pishing tools and peer to peer file sharing facility. Deepnet explorer is IE based web browser and very popular among developers due to it’s great security features. Deepnet explorer has higher level of security than today’s most popular browsers like Google Chrome or Firefox.