Chromium-Based Browsers

Chromium-based browsers
Google Chrome is the world’s no. 1 browser because of its speed, clean look and mainly its brand “Google”. Google Chrome has over 60% of current market share. Google Chrome becomes everyone’s first choice because of its simplicity and powerful features.

There are dozens of browsers other than Chrome and Mozilla Firefox which we most commonly use. These browsers may not be as good as Chrome and Firefox but they offer excellent features that Chrome doesn’t offer. There are some web browsers like Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, etc with which Chrome gives good results. It provides fast and better browsing experience.Browsing the Internet from Chrome will never let you change to any other web browser.

This is because they can’t provide much sleek web browsing experience. Google Chrome uses chromium project to provides much sleeker and fast web-browsing experience. Since chromium project is an open-source project, browsers are using this to provide fast and sleeker browsing experience like the Chrome.There are some top Chromium-based browsers that won’t let you leave the Chrome browser. They will secure your PC from slowing down, frequent crashing, high memory consumption and many. Those Chromium-based browsers are detailed below.

1. Vivaldi:

Chromium-based browsers

Vivaldi is the brand new browser in the market being a tough competitor to the other browsers. It was released into the market with a stable version in April 2016. It was created by the former founder and CEO of the Opera.

Vivaldi has a required user interface with basic icons and fonts. It also has a color scheme that changes based on the background and design of the web page being visited. The users can customize the appearance of UI elements. They may be the background color, overall theme, address bar and tab positioning, and start pages. It also supports Google Chrome browser extensions and is now available for Mac Linux, and Windows Operating Systems.

The main difference of Vivaldi over other browsers is the theme of changing color. This alters the UI color to match the general color of the current web page. A very useful space saving feature is the tab stacking which allows you to drop one tab on top of another to group them together.

Vivaldi has a number of features like mouse and rocker gestures, horizontal option menu, Read view mode, quick commands and more.

2. Torch Browser:

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Torch browser is one of the Chromium-based browsers and Internet suite developed by Torch Media. The Torch is now compatible with all add-ons and extensions available in the Chrome store. It is available for Windows and Mac OS X OS. The users who prefer to use Google Chrome will like this Torch browser as a perfect alternative. The browseris built very similar to Chrome. It provides uncluttered and faster web-browsing experience.

It includes features such as download accelerator, sharing buttons, drag & drop search and sharing, built-in torrent clients, one-click media download. It also includes built-in BitTorrent client, media grabber, a free social music discovery service. This service organizes music videos available on YouTube in a user-friendly interface.

3. Opera Browser:

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The Opera browser is being used over 20 years. Opera decided to discontinue its Presto engine based browser and go with a Blink-based Chromium version. Opera has introduced some interesting features in recent times which puts it back up there as one of the most used Windows web browsers.

At present, the most used feature in Opera is the new VPN. This feature goes through Opera owned SurfEasy servers. Within a week of its release, over 2 million users were added to Opera’s user base. An ad blocker is another recent addition that users found it very useful. The Speed Dial has been present for a long time and is one of the most polished around. Only the Opera extensions site can help Opera to install direct extensions. It can’t be installed from Chrome Stores.

To get this install “Download Chrome Extension”, it can’t install Chrome store themes or apps but should support all extensions.

4. Epic Privacy Browser:

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Epic is a privacy-centric Chromium-based browser developed by Hidden Reflex. It is the first web browser from India. As the name itself suggests, it provides maximum privacy to the users. According to “Epic” top 50 websites will install 3000+ tracking files to your computer. Various methods such as cookies, flash cookies, ever cookies, HTML 5 storage, IP Addresses, etc are used for tracking.

Epic Privacy browser provides comprehensive Ad tracking & blocking, one-click proxy to hide your IP address, search protection, etc… The browser is powered with several pre-installed widgets such as social networking, chat clients, and email facilities integrated into the browser. Epic is now available for Windows and Mac OS X platforms.

Epic’s default configuration takes a proactive approach. This ensures that session data (such as cookies, history, and cache) when the browser is exited. The browser also includes a proxy service that can be enabled at the user’s discretion. It is automatically enabled when a search engine is being used. With these features, you don’t have to use any browser add-ons or VPN or change settings into an incognito mode to maintain your privacy.

5. Comodo Dragon Browser:

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Comodo Dragon is a freeware Chromium-based browsers which are produced by Comodo Group. This web browser sports a similar interface to Google Chrome. Dragon does not implement Chrome’s user tracking and other potentially privacy-compromising features. It provides additional security measures like indicating the authenticity and relative strength of a website’s SSL certificate.

Comodo Dragon features its own built-in updater instead of Google Updater. If Dragon is uninstalled, there is an option to keep Dragon’s cache and cookie files. For now, this web browser is only available for Windows Operating System.

6. Slim Browser:

Chromium-based browsers
Slim Browser is a tabbed multiple-site Chromium-based web browser. It is introduced by FlashPeak that uses the Microsoft Trident layout engine. Since V6.0, Slim Browser has adopted a multi-process architecture to improve stability. It eliminates performance restrictions associated with the traditional single-process browsers.

While the Slim browser is stuffed with full of very useful features that aren’t available in the standard Chrome or Chromium. All of these add up to make a browser which should have something for average and advanced users alike. The built-in ad blocker is a new addition and should have broad appeal as the memory optimization functions will do, which actually seem to work. The proxy manager is good for changing between different proxy addresses. The resumable download manager is a handy addition.

It incorporates a large collection of features like built-in popup killer, skinned window frame, form filler, site group, quick-search, auto login, hidden sites, built-in commands and scripting, online translation, script error suppression, blacklist/whitelist filtering, and URL Alias. It is now available not only on Windows 7 – 10 version but also for Linux and a special version for Windows XP and Vista users.

These are some of the selected top Chromium-based browsers that can best suit as an alternative to the Chrome web browser. We usually use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as default in our PC or smartphone. Now try these alternatives and you may find them better than the regular browsers.

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