Alternatives to Google Chrome
Alternatives to Google Chrome
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Alternatives to Google Chrome

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[MUSIC] Hey you, you like Google Chrome to browse the web? Well, have you heard of other browsers? Maybe not. That's why we made this video. Here are the top five alternatives to Google Chrome. Number five is Microsoft Edge weights don't leave yet. Microsoft's got a new version of edge and it's built on chromium. chromium is the same web engine and Google Chrome. Now why does that matter? It means that sites should render on the new edge. Like they do in Chrome, it's kind of nuts to think about way back in the day. Microsoft's Internet Explorer was a newcomer against Netscape Navigator. Sites had to be coated in specific ways. So they would show up properly in either browser. I remember coding for these issues. Back when I was tinkering with my first sites in HTML. Anyway, the new edge has a new logo. That reminds me of a [UNKNOWN] pod for whatever reason. So other than those things, what makes Edge an intriguing choice? Microsoft included a tracking prevention feature by default. That's a good thing. If you're trying to organize your browsing, Edge has a collections feature. Microsoft showed a wish list as an example, just add pages, images or whatever to a collection. You can even export that to Excel. Here I've been making notes in a third-party program like a dummy. Number four is VIVALDI. This browser is also built on chromium. It's very customizable with plenty of themes. Lots of Chrome extensions work on it to. More importantly, there are some pretty cool sidebar tools. You get a second paying for your bookmarks an option for notes, history, and even the ability to add a second sight in a panel. Let's say you always want Twitter up, you can do that. It's kind of similar to how iPads handle multi tasking. Let's go to the crazier tools, tabs can be grouped. Then you have the option to tile them, so, if you wanted to see a bunch of sites up at one time. You could do that. This could be very useful for comparison shopping. No need to have multiple windows open, Vivaldi you can just tile them. It's a very cool power feature. If you set up an account with Vivaldi, you can even synch up your passwords. Now Vivaldi claims that it does not track or store any of your data. Number three is good all opera. Gather round children. This is the browser that originated speed dial pop up blocking and even tabbed browsing. The modern version of opera includes messaging tools on the left. You can have either Facebook messenger or Whatsapp over there, there's also the My flow feature this is the place where you can connect the upper touch mobile browser to your desktop, there's no log in necessary. On top of that you've got a built in ad blocker and the ability to block trackers. Opera even has a free VPN. That means third parties should have a more difficult time tracking you. Is it fast? Not really. Is it free? Yes. Let's go to number two and that is Firefox, also known as everyone's old favourite Favorites before chrome came along. After years and years of bloat Firefox is back to being lean trim and ready to go. Firefox still has tons of add ons, so you can customize the heck out of it. There's the ability to watch videos while you browse with picture and picture. It works with lots of sites, including Cnet's one, there's a pretty cool privacy section. If you click the shields to the left of the web address You could see a privacy report. There you'll see what trackers have been blocked if any. You can also sign up for data breach alerts, that report will also be emailed to you if you want. And in number one alternative to Chrome, is The brave browser. Why is this? By default it blocks trackers ads and cookies that monitor your activity. If you are okay with viewing with brave calls, privacy respecting ads, you will earn brave rewards. The browser can set up a crypto wallet and will pay you for what ads it does display. As a user, you can choose to automatically contribute to content creators if you want. There's also the ability to tip content creators and the rewards panel This is a very different approach to being online. If a site looks all crazy, you have the option to block fewer things. Just click the lion icon and fiddle with the settings until the site looks right. Did I mention that brave is fast like really fast, brave claims some pages load up to six times faster. In the demo, they show how fast some sites called cnet dot com loads In Brave, it's around five seconds, Chrome, over 13, how about CNN, Brave load it in under four seconds while Chrome takes over 13 seconds. How about private browsing mode, it's got a huge one, if you want, you can open a private window with the Tor network, that means your data is [UNKNOWN] between a chain of three different computers in the volunteer Tor network Your real IP address is hidden. The trade off for that level of privacy is speed. If you wanna know more about Tor, I'll leave the link somewhere. Thankfully, all of these browsers I mentioned are free. Try them all out. Nothing says that you have to use just one of them. Let me know which one is your favorite on Twitter. And that is and I'll see you online. [MUSIC]

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