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Web browsers: the 4 best to use in 2021

We recently talked about Internet Explorer and the imminent goodbye. So continue our journey through Web Browsers and today we take you to the discovery of what, in our opinion, are the 4 best browsers to use according to your needs or to set as default.

What is a Browser and when was it born?

Before delving into the search for the one that best suits your uses, let's start with the basics: what is a browser?

The Browser, or more correctly the Web Browser is nothing more than a software, just like any other program installed on the computer, designed above all to retrieve, present and view resources on the internet (for example texts, videos, songs, images or content of any kind) that are identified through a URL.

In a nutshell, a browser is nothing more than the tool that allows you to visit this page or browse your websites.

The first browser

The first browser was developed by Tim Berners-Lee, co-inventor of the WWW and founder of the W3C, and it was called WorldWideWeb. It was for demonstration purposes and was only available for the NEXTSTEP operating system and therefore was later called Nexus.

What is a default browser

If you are wondering what it is when we talk about the default browser, you must know that it is nothing more than the software (or the app in the case of a smartphone or tablet) that the operating system must start without asking you (therefore, by default) when you want to browse or open a received URL.

If only one web browser is installed on your device, that one will be used as the default. If, on the other hand, you have installed multiple browsers, you will simply have to set your preference and make sure that the one you have chosen is the default.

Which browser is the best?

Surely the answer to the question is the one able to give you what you need for free.

On the net there are all kinds of them, they are generally free and almost always downloadable in mobile version, for smartphones and tablets.

1. DuckDuckGo

On everyone's lips for a while, it is one of the recently released browsers that stands as Google's first challenger. From apoint of view, it security and privacy seems to do just fine. Especially in recent months, following its inclusion in the search options of iOs and OS X, it has seen a sharp increase in users. Unlike Google, Yahoo or Microsoft, DuckDuckGo declares that it does nottrack or profile the search activity of users who will continue to browse the engine anonymously, without even saving the IP address.

The use of cookies is also limited to what is strictly necessary, so that storage is limited to anonymous search terms. Thanks to this feature, in addition to being appreciated by those who do not want to be tracked in their online searches, DuckDuckGo also becomes useful for avoiding the so-called "filter bubble".

2. Brave

Brave is an open source and is part of that series of web browsers that want and (and can) be a valid alternative to the big names, like Google Chrome.

Also in this case, as for DuckDuckGo, we are talking about a browser that is extremely attentive to the security and privacy of its users. It stands as a heavily user-centric browserthat protects data and immediately stops data collection attempts. Your data will be kept private between servers, which means there is no risk that the data will be sold to third parties.

3. Google Chrome

Google Chrome needs no introduction, with an over 80% of users on the net, which makes it the most used browser in the world.

Easy and intuitive, by connecting it to your Google account it will be possible to synchronize passwords, favorites, history and settings simultaneously on all devices connected to the same account.

4. Mozilla Firefox

Finally, another browser that does not need too many presentations is Firefox. Defined as one of the best in terms of security, it is a cross-platform browser that boasts, like Chrome, a fairly large library of extensions. Also in this case it is possible to synchronize passwords, favorites and settings but it is necessary to create an account for this use.

What browser do you usually use?

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