Web browsers have become an integral part of our day to day life. For instance, if you check your daily online routine then you will realize that you are paralyzed without browser. Whether you want to check email, favorite sites (like geniusgeeks), connect to Facebook buddies or want to search something on the web, you have no other option but to rely on handy web browser. In yesteryear, Internet Explorer was (and still is) most dominant web browser, then Firfox came and quickly surpassed IE usage by providing some rugged security features and ease of access. However, Google Chrome quickly managed to earn a good name within few years and dethroned Firefox completely.
Google Chrome browser is based on open-source Chromium browser project that intend to enhance end-user’s experience by providing solid security and stable browsing experience. Not to forget, the ever growing web store app that brings tons of games and apps on your browser making it irreplaceable entity. However, Google Chrome could be replaced with some of browser with almost same or superior features in case or two. Without further ado, let’s jump to Google Chrome alternative to enhance our web browsing experience.
Worthy Google Chrome Alternative Browser
The list of Google Chrome alternatives is in no particular order
Previously known as ChromePlus, CoolNovo is the very first Chrome browser alternative that came into my mind. Apart from all functionalities that Google chrome has it adds mouse gesture, super drag and IE Tab features like icing on the cake. CoolNovo is produced by Maple Studio is based on same open source Chromium project.
Some of the changes makes the CoolNovo bodacious. Following are the extra features which are present in this browser only,
- Double click tab to close it
- Mouse Gesture
- Super Drag
- IE tab
- Download tools supported in context menu
Download manager integration and mouse-gesture gives your productivity a huge boost. There is also an active forum which is always ready to lend you a helping hand. CoolNovo does offer a portable version. It has Windows and Linux version available to download for free.
Comodo Dragon aspires to offer better features to become permanent Google Chrome browser alternative. Comodo Dragon encompasses all best features of Chrome and adds extra security and privacy icing to it. It touts to have superior privacy than the counterpart. Users of Comodo Internet security suite must be aware of their prowess in providing better security. The same can be realized in their open source browser as well. It prevents cookies and download tracking to serve you with the best ever privacy. However, it doesn’t seem to offer any new features like CoolNovo.
SRWare Iron is a better brethren of Google Chrome. This alternative browser excludes some of features completely for privacy conscious people (click on the title to see the difference). It removes annoying Google updater background processor, alternate error page and installation ID to give you complete control over the browser. It does come with built in Adblocker and 12 preview thumbnails instead of default 8 in Chrome browser. However, most of the changes offered by SRWare Iron doesn’t make it superior than Google Chrome browser. The development seems to be slowed down so it would not be possible to comment on possibility of future improvement.
SRWare Iron is available in Windows, Linux and Mac version. the latest version was released on 10th April 2012. It also has portable version, themes and extensions support to make your life tad easier.
Let us know if you have any other Google Chrome alternative in your mind which must be enlisted here.