While looking for Chromium Based Browsers, most of us don’t even bother to look beyond web browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. It’s no one’s fault, for these are the two most popular names heard by everyone. These popular browsers are built on an open source Project- Firefox under Mozilla open source project and Google Chrome under chromium.
Chromium-based browsers come in various options and are more evolved. Apart from the brand name, this is the reason why Chrome became the number one web browser. However the browser’s excessive RAM usage is quite a big problem.
For the reason that chrome is built on an open source project, anyone with the source code of the chromium project can build a new browser. In this article we will list down some chromium-based browsers that may be better than google chrome.
Vivaldi is a freeware, cross-platform web browser based on Chromium developed by Vivaldi Technologies. It is the newest big entry in the market of browsers. The stable version was released in April 2016. It comes with the minimalistic user interface that has basic icons and fonts. Its colour scheme changes based on the background and design of the webpage that is being visited. You are also allowed to customise certain UI elements like the background colour, overall theme, and more. One of the best things is that the browser also supports Google Chrome extensions. Some other features include tab stacking, cycling, content blocker, colour filters, notes, custom keyboard shortcuts, and a lot more. It is available for windows, Mac and Linux.
An open source chromium-based web browser, brave prioritises the users security and privacy by blocking ads and tractors. The ” private mode“ in the browser allows you to use Tor right in a tab. Along with hiding year history, it masks your location from the sites that you visit. The connections and encrypt it to increase anonymity. If you would like a clutter free web browsing experience without worrying about your privacy and security, then brave looks like the perfect option for you. It currently supports both desktop and mobile platforms.
Microsoft Edge (Chromium Based Browsers)
This is a new member of the family. The new browser is based on the chromium source code but Microsoft has developed it with enhancements. It was released on January 15, 2020.
The new browser comes along with privacy and security features. The browser detects and blocks trackers so that data about your browsing behaviour is not collected by websites. It comes with Microsoft defender smart screen built-in, protecting you against malicious websites. If that wasn’t enough, the browser is integrated with office 365.
Another chromium-based browser on our list, this is the first web browser from India. The browser consists of various pre-installed widgets like social networking, chat clients, and email facilities. After the browser is exited, the session data such as cookies, history and cache are removed. The browser also consists of a proxy service which saves you the hassle of using any browser add-ons Or VPN to maintain your privacy.
It is currently available for Windows and Mac OS X.
SlimBrowser is a tabbed multiple-site Chromium based web browser from FlashPeak. The Microsoft Trident layout engine is used by the browser. The browser incorporates a huge collection of features, like form filler, quick search, auto login, online translation, and much more.
This is another chromium-based browser on our list that is compatible with all add-ons and extensions available in the chrome store. The browser is available for Windows and Mac OS X platforms. It’s list of features include a built-in bittorrent client, ability to customise the look and feel of users’ Facebook pages using preset teens and also an embedded player to stream torrent downloaded.
Based on chromium, this is a freeware web browser which is only available for windows for now. It has a similar interface to Google Chrome. However, this browser does not apply Chrome’s potentially privacy compromising features. In fact, it provides extra security features. Instead of using the Google updater, this browser has its own built-in updater.
Sometimes not following the herd can save you a lot. So instead of Google Chrome, dry one of these browsers. Also, feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments section.