When the internet was young, there were significantly fewer options when it came to finding a web browser that works for you and your business.
However, today there are quite a few new players on the field, and knowing what options are available could help you grow your business as you take advantage of the benefits contained within them.
Although your choice of a web browser may not seem like it’s going to make a huge difference, the number of integrations with other business products and browser extension options could matter a lot more than you realize.
We picked just four of the best web browsers available to you, the ones we believe are the best options, so you can read over the advantages and disadvantages of each so you can pick the one that works best for your business.
If you don’t have an Apple computer, you might as well skip this one and keep reading, because the only major disadvantage of Safari is that you can’t run it on a Windows computer.
However, most people who do have Apple computers are inclined to agree that Safari is the best choice for them. One of the biggest advantages is that it has ad-blocking built right into it which is not only good for avoiding the annoyance of ads, but also for avoiding the viruses that sometimes come with those ads.
Another big advantage is that you can sync your tabs automatically across all of your Apple devices which makes it easy to pick up right where you left off, even if you’re on a different device.
Often confused with Internet Explorer (which will not be discussed here), Edge has a similar drawback as Safari in that it is limited to computers that are running Windows 10.
That being said, Edge has two major advantages for businesses. The first is that will soon include a feature that quarantines all downloaded files so that they can be scanned for viruses before they are opened on your computer.
The other is that it integrates incredibly well with Office 365, which makes it a great asset to businesses who regularly use the Office 365.
Available on any type of computer, Google Chrome has been at the top of the list of favorite internet browsers for a couple of years now, and there are a number of reasons for this.
Chrome offers customization with apps and extensions to make your life easier. For those who use a lot of G-suite documents, Chrome is the best option. It’s also excellent in that it frequently updates to allow for greater security features.
Not nearly as popular as the others on the list, Opera certainly deserves some attention as a great option as a web browser. It is harder to use than other browsers because of the amount of customization it requires, but that extra work is worth it in the long run.
Opera by far has the best privacy settings of any web browser available today. That means that you can browse the web in peace, without worrying about cookies, pop-up ads, or targeted advertisements.
The best thing about choosing a web browser is that it’s not a lifetime commitment. If you try one out for a while and don’t like it, you can simply download another one and try that out until you find one that works best for you and your business.
You may even find it advantageous to have different browsers for different purposes which would allow you to take advantage of all the positive features of each of several browsers.
Thanks for reading!