The World Wide Web has made world a global village and to access this village, it is obvious that you will need a doorway. Finding the doorway to enter the global village is not a tough job. Different internet browsers are there to provide you the access to the World Wide Web. It is true, all the browsers are meant for same purposes, yet each of them has got something special. For a complete browsing experience, you need to glance through these features. If you do that, it will be a simple task for you to access the web for news, shopping, entertainment or communication. Whether you use the Internet Explorer or Apple Safari or the Google Chrome, you have a secure browsing platform. However, it is good to understand the basic features that make them stand apart. If you can understand these distinct features, you can upgrade your system accordingly.
1. Mozilla Firefox
Mozilla Firefox, the free web browser developed by Mozilla Corporation is popular among web users for its great features. The latest version of Mozilla Firefox, i.e. Firefox version 4, supports features like spell checking, tabbed browsing, live bookmarking, incremental field, location aware browsing and many other. To support web developers, this open source browser offers a complete environment for their built-in tools.
2. Internet Explorer
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer supports different computer languages like CSS Level 1, HTML 4.01, DOM Level 1 and XML 1.0. Officials stated, Internet Explorer 9, which is yet to be released, will support XHTML and SVG to offer a different browsing experience altogether.
3. Google Chrome
Google Chrome, designed and developed by Google is dedicated to provide faster browsing experience than its competitors. The very first version of Chrome has passed Acid Test 1 and Acid Test 2. Version 4 of this browser has also passed the Acid Test 3. The security features of this browser are really commendable and warns user about every possible threat that there is.
4. Apple Safari
The graphical web browser, Apple Safari was initially designed for Mac OS X. Yet, later it was developed for Microsoft operating systems too. Both Windows and Mac users can access all the basic features of Safari, but Mac OS X users will also be able to save clips of any webpage and view them on Apple Dashboard.
Designed by Opera Software, internet suite and internet browser, Opera supports security features like malware protection, built-in phishing and strong encryption while browsing. It can also delete HTTP cookies and private data at ease. Opera, which is known to be the fastest browser, has introduced different features that other internet browsers adopted much later.
China based web browser compatible with Microsoft Windows, Maxthon is known for its user interface that can be classified in different ways. AD Hunter, the ad blocking feature of this browser, blocks all floating advertisements and web banners that affect your browsing speed.
If you are looking for a browser that can provide complete support for Web 2.0 features and social networking facilities, Flock is for you. Flock, which is available for free download, is compatible with different operating systems like Linux, Mac OS X, Free BSD as well as Microsoft Windows.
8. Phase Out
Phase Out is the best browser for someone who wants to explore the outer space. This browser is also recommended for the online gamers as this browser offers brilliant graphical display. Apart from this, Phase Out also offers other mainstream features that are needed for web browsing.
9. Deepnet Explorer
Deepnet Explorer claims to provide high security level than the other popular browsers including Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. It is the first browser to support features like phishing alarm, P2P client integration and RSS news reader. The browser, which provides high security and brilliant usability, is compatible with Windows operating system only.
Known to be an extremely user-friendly browser, Avant supports features like mouse gesture, anti-freezing, flash filter and multi processing way better than popular web browser, Internet Explorer. Users will not have to experience any malware or adware problems in this browser. Yet, it is only compatible with Microsoft Windows.