5 Lesser Known Browsers You Need to Know

Chances are right now most people reading this article are using Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari or IE rather than any other browsers. These five or six browsers have gained a tremendous following and people invariable use them for net surfing. Since these browsers are very friendly and serve almost all purposes then why would anyone want to switch to any other option? These browsers provide a wide variety of browsing and configuration features allowing browsers to be highly customized. But those same features can result in slowing down speed and eating up unnecessary memory in the computer.

It may be time to switch to a better, faster and safe browser. Though these popular browsers take almost 90% of market share, check out some of the other browsers out there. These browsers are especially useful to web developers and programmers to create sites compatible with both users and software interpretation.

1. Lunascape

Web developers design the pages, but what they create may look different to the end user. Sometimes, the reason may be simply that a particular computer may not render the data and opt for default feature values. The default for IE is Trident, Gecko for Firefox and Webkit for Safari. Web developers will have to check every web page for all three browsers and possibly waste time and memory. Here comes Lunascape Orion to the rescue. It is a triple engine, which is easily toggled among the three options to see the output. Designers can even see all the three outputs side by side in cascade view and thus notice the difference in browsers.


2. Lynx

Lynx is a totally different browser since it doesn’t have graphic interface but only text interface. It runs on UNIX, MacOS, VMS, Windows, DOS as well as OS/2EMX. It doesn’t require powerful hardware and takes a minimal amount of memory. And the best part is, it can be used on very old computers as well.

3. SeaMonkey

This is a web browser which combines all internet applications in one. It has email and newsgroup client with web feed reader, an HTML Editor, IRC Chat, web development tool and, of course, a browser. In this way, this browser is for masses as well as developers. Its HTML editor is a wonderful editor for all newcomers because of the easy and efficient graphic interface.


4. Maxthon Cloud Browser

Maxthon Cloud Browser offers a web browsing experience with amazing speed and exclusive features for both mobile and computer users. It integrates cloud technology with the browser and also offers device-independent experience to improve speed, synchronizing browsing data and downloading files on a local device. Cloud storage has lots of advantages if you keep changing the device or are on the move continuously. It allows users to save their playlist on cloud and listen to it on mobile, as well as a laptop.


5. Vivaldi

This is a new browser that can customize anything right from the tab on the bottom or on the side of the window. Developers can change the address bar location, color schemes and whole view of the browser. Use Vivaldi to define keyboard shortcuts, mouse gestures and so on. Vivaldi’s color scheme acts like a chameleon and adapts the color scheme according to the surroundings. It allows you to organize the tabs with Tab stack and avoid the cluttering.


Web developers will definitely find using these browsers very effective and useful. Try some of them and let us know if they have improved your work.

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