Which web browser is the best?
If you're looking for the best browser, it just depends on what is right for you. All of the main browsers – like Chrome, Ede (formerly Internet Explorer), Safari, and Firfox – are good choices and safe, although each has its own features or advantages.
When choosing a browser, look for compatibility for things you frequent most. For example, there are Google video conferencing products that only work on Chrome.
Ease of Use
Choose one that suits your ease of use. Can you adjust how websites are displayed if you have visual impairments? Can you adjust the font size or easily find bookmarks to websites you want to save?
Equally as important, look for security. All the major browsers have the ability to block certain websites (like adult-only content) or unsafe websites. Unsafe websites could potentially set you up for credit card theft if you were to make a purchase on the website. Secure websites have an address that starts with "https://". Some browsers display a padlock on the address bar as well so you can quickly reference if it is secure or not.
Speaking of address bars, we commonly hear people confuse an address bar with a search engine. Most browsers set its homepage to its preferred search engine, which is usually Google or Bing. If you type in a website address (such as smalltowntech.shop) in the search engine, it will not take you directly to the website. Instead, you will see corresponding search results, which in most cases there will be a link that leads you to the right website. If you have a specific URL address (website address), such as for a Zoom conference, it will not work to type this into the search engine. Look for the address bar, which is a short and long rectangle box at the top of any browser and type in website addresses there.
No matter which browser you download, do not use password saving services from the browser. Your browser company has no incentive to protect your data, and in the fine print they absolve themselves from any breach of your data. Our Protech Enterprise plan comes with a password-saving platform that is secure.
If you need help finding the browser right for you, our Tech Team is always here to help.
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