5 browsers you didn't know about and why you should give them a try

5 browsers you didn't know about and why you should give them a try

Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera and Edge are the most popular browsers but not the only ones. In this post we talk about 5 web browsers that are very little known, but that deserve a chance. Each of them has very peculiar characteristics that you will not be able to find in the most used browsers.

Maxthon - Best drag and drop browser

Maxthon Browser

Maxthon is a web browser that offers some unique features, the most notable of which is the drag-and-drop function .

This curious system allows you to take any image or content from any website, and place it in a personal message or email to share or send it. It also includes parental control features, to block specific content based on security levels and site ratings. This is something perfect to protect your children from the dangers of the network.

This Internet browser is not very effective against malware , so we recommend that you use an antivirus program together with Maxthon.

SeaMonkey - An open source project

seamonkey browser

SeaMonkey is an open source browser , which means that each user has access to the code and can customize its characteristics.

Users in the SeaMonkey community share ideas and code for the features they want to add, and anyone can join, even if you don't know how to code . There is no central management team overseeing changes, so you need to be vigilant. A new version may be faulty, include tools you don't want, or be insecure.

The SeaMonkey community works together to provide patches or new releases that address these issues. The current version of SeaMonkey includes a password manager, customizable tools, and session restoration.

Avast Secure - Putting the focus on security

Avast Secure

The Avast Secure web browser is especially good at stopping phishing attacks , and it also connects with Avast's free antivirus program to help prevent dangerous malware from infecting your computer.

Beyond the above it includes typical tools and features such as tabbed browsing, session restoration, and a handy password manager. It includes a pop-up blocker , which is activated automatically from the moment it is installed.

Avast Secure is a fairly fast browser , its biggest drawback is that it is only compatible with Windows computers, so it cannot be used on macOS, Linux and Apple or Android mobile devices. Fortunately they are already working on a version for macOS.

Avant - Better compatibility with Internet Explorer


The Avant browser looks a lot like previous versions of Internet Explorer , which makes sense because it uses the same source code. Avant can provide users with the ability to access content that is not compatible with modern browsers.

This browser has automatic session restore enabled , which means that tabs and activities are saved each time you close the browser and will open the next time you open it. It is not very fast, but it offers good protection rates against malware.

Tor Browser - Maximum privacy

tor browser

Tor is a browser created for users who want to take care of their privacy on the web. This modern browser isolates your sessions to prevent ad systems and trackers from following you. In addition, it deletes all cookies and browsing history automatically when closing sessions.

The objective of Tor is to protect the privacy of users , preventing third parties from making a record of your use for commercial or other purposes. All your activity on the network will be perfectly encrypted and camouflaged to leave no trace.