- Google Chrome / Chromium
- Apple Safari
- Mozilla Firefox
- Microsoft Edge
Recent ones (started around 2016)
Started by former Opera CEO Jon Stephenson Tetzchner.
Uses Blink and Node.js/React.js for UI.
1 million users as of January 2017.
For power-users: great customization and interface features.
- Reader mode
- Built-in screenshots
- History page
- calendar mode
- list mode
- takes notes and link them to a specific site.
- supports Markdown
- Speed dial page
- list of website blocks
- Bookmark manager
- search, folders, nicknames, recycle bin
- Quick Panel/Commands
- Side Panel
- Fast access to bookmarks, downloads, notes.
- Anchor websites to open them in a small, side webpanel.
- Tab preview, cycling, stacking, stack tiling, horizontally or vertically
- Save a set of open tabs and open them whenever you want.
- Mouse gestures and Keyboard shortcuts
- Color-Adaptive interface themes
- return to the first visited page of a website.
- jump to next page in a sequence.
Features that I'd like to see in the future:
- in the Quick Commands panel, ability to filter items
by typing a specific character in front of a query.
- searching tabs could be the default behavior (i.e. no need to type a starting character).
Based on Chromium and its Blink engine.
Started by Brendan Eich.
For users looking for a private, fast and unobtrusive browsing experience.
Currently very barebone in terms of interface features.
- Block website trackers.
- Removes intrusive advertisements
- Brave Payments
- Bitcoin-based micro-payments system.
- In-browser wallet
- Users fund their wallet every month (5$/mo as example)
- The sum is automatically distributed across websites according to the time spent and number of visits.
The micro-payments system sounds very interesting. I'd like to see it implemented in other browsers.
About using this browser on a desktop/laptop: I think it is too barebone currently to enjoyably do so. However, I'll take a look at it on mobile.