5 Web Browsers That You Might Have Never Heard Before

We use different type of web browsers to navigate the webpages, to enter the world of cyber. Most of us are familiar with the browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera and Chrome. Chrome is being popular day by day. There are many web browsers which are better but we may have never heard of. I am listing here some of them.

1. Maxthon
Maxthon is a China-based freeware web browser for Windows. Maxthon seeks to provide many rich features and a highly customizable interface, without losing any of the compatibility of Internet Explorer.

  • Developer(s):Maxthon International Limited
  • Operating system:Microsoft Windows
  • Type: Web browser
  • License:Proprietary EULA
  • Website:www.maxthon.com


2. Arora
Arora is a lightweight cross-platform web browser. It’s free (as in free speech and free beer). Arora runs on Linux, embedded Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, Windows and any other platforms supported by the Qt toolkit.

  • Developer(s):Benjamin C. Meyer
  • Written in C++
  • Operating system: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, BSD, Haiku
  • Type Web browser
  • License: GNU General Public License
  • Website: code.google.com/p/arora/


3. Midori
Midori is a lightweight free web browser that works for Windows, Mac and Linux users. Midori was developed by TwoToasts.de. The software lets user to browse the net, open multiple pages at once, bookmark, and it has other features such as Ads block, form history, mouse gestures, cookie management, and much more.

  • Developer(s): Christian Dywan, et al.
  • Written in C
  • Operating system: Cross-platform
  • Available in About 30 languages
  • Type: Web browser
  • Website: www.twotoasts.de

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4. Flock
Flock is an open source web browser built on the same Mozilla architecture that Firefox is built on so many of Flock’s features should be familiar, like tab-based browsing and the ability to add extensions. However, there are a number of cool new features that appeal to the social networking crowd.

  • Developer(s): Flock, Inc.
  • Written in C++, XUL, XBL, JavaScript
  • Operating system: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
  • Type: Web browser
  • Website: www.flock.com


5. SRWare Iron
The browser based on the Chromium source text and offers the same basic functions as Google Chrome – however without the criticized points, which concern the data protection.SRWare Iron, or simply Iron, is a free and open-source web browser implementation of Chromium[2] whose stated aim is to eliminate usage tracking or other privacy compromising functionality that Google’s Chromium-based browser, Chrome, includes.Iron also includes built-in ad blocking.

  • Developer(s): SRWare
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows, Linux, MacOS X
  • Engine: WebKit
  • Size: 12.6MB
  • Type: Web browser
  • Website: Official website


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  4. Thanks. I’ve heard about Chrome, but have no immediate plans to install it. I use Firefox and am content with it. Of course, I love to play around with new software, so that status quo may change at any moment!

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