A look into the market share trends of the 10 most popular desktop web browsers; Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple's Safari, Opera, etc.

1.Google Chrome

1.Google Chrome

Safe, secure, fast, reliable. In fact, the best browser and the most used browser in the world. It's very impressive and deserves its top position.

Chrome is fast. That's about all you can really say about it. Other that that, it eats RAM as if it was chocolate, and it's one of the least secure browsers because of how widely used it is. - KalloFox34

I use google chrome all day.. for school, chatting with my friends, the homework my mom and dad gives to me, and even my free screen time.

Number 1 can beat it because... Google Chrome is really a chrome... Moreover it has some features like tagging system, themes, and better access to facebook, which I really hope from a web browser.

I'm a chrome girl @ heart...I love the simplicity the speed and the fact that I don't have to use all those extra toolbars...I hate toolbars with a passion and chrome is the only browser that I've come across that lets me have only the address bar like I like it...I hate internet explorer for being so slow and difficult to use and I hate firefox because every time I use it its slow and gives me viruses...the rest I don't know about because I was so happy with my chrome I don't want nuthin else ever again

I love how you can log into your browser with your Google account and all your passwords and bookmarks are saved an available. This means I can do something on my home computer which is replicated or at least readily available (like a username) on a website on my work computer. Makes things simpler and easier for the user. Also the quickest way to run a Google search on something. Just Ctrl+t and start typing then Enter

Googe Chrome, especially the Beta version, is the one that I would rely my security of my family's pattern of internet use. I like this for the safety, security, quickness, and also the fact that it does not lag, unlike any other browser I have ever used. Also, it is a product of Google, which means you can use more of the features that Google has so I give my thumbs up to Google Chrome.

I simply like the simplicity of their browser and how quick it searches, the Google store is filled with reliable apps that enhance all areas of internet, automatic updates, and some really cool Google history and a good variety of small programmers using the logo to express a variety of ideas. Google is one step beyond the competition.

Chrome is the king. It defeats all other browsers. Fast, efficient, and easy to use, Google Chrome is the best browser I've ever used. It's easy to open and close tabs (or easy to use in general), and doesn't have large toolbars that take up half of the screen. My favorite thing about Google Chrome is the simplicity.

2.Mozilla Firefox

2.Mozilla Firefox

It's good when you first install it... Then all of a sudden, it stopped rendering Google. I'd switch back to Chrome, but saying that was a RAM hog is an understatement.

Firefox restricts users a lot of things in name of security and to enable some things you have to spend long time on their not-so-attractive forums and try various measures on trial-and-error basis... Most of the solutions include clear cache and cookies and still doesn't solve any problem and then I have to load and login everything from scratch as if it's my first time on the browser... Extensions are no good... I got fed-up of the problems that occurred and again, not even the forums were able to help like unnecessarily showing server not found errors and making us reload the page and that gmail's standard view too... Yes they have got solutions but to have a solution means there is a PROBLEM in the first place... on the other hand Chrome has better extensions, efficient security measures with minimum user restrictions... Firefox to be honest never made an impression for me... Chrome did...

I used firefox for 2-3 years and was satisfied with it until I returned home from a 4 day trip and left power to the PC computer turned off. Everything cranked up as normal until I went to enable Firefox, it had evidently crashed because when it came up there was a screwed up screen. It had turned a darker color and wide slanted lines or bars were diagonally across it and would not accept anything more than the screwed up screen.

Most people use chrome because "Chrome is fast and all other web browsers are really slow and suck."

This is simply not true. Firefox is nearly as fast as Chrome and has much better privacy features too. The Bookmarks menu and layout look better, your History and the page to update the browser from are more accessable and recently Chrome has been crashing a lot on my computer so now Firefox is my main web browser.

3.Safari

3.Safari

Safari is a fast web browser made by Apple inc. Apple is the famous tech company that makes the best tech appliances in the world. Safari has a high average speed (speed varies depending on type of network.) This tabbed browser is perfect, and works best on Mac (OS), Ipad & IPhone (iOS), but also works on all other software, apart from android, an operating system made by Google. Safari can be downloaded by simply going on the apple website, and by pressing the download button (conditions apply.)

Honest pure review and not bias, I have use the latest version of Safari. I has nice looking design. However, its speed is slow compared with Google Chrome, CometBird, FireFox, Opera, Internet Explorer and other fast browses. That would have been ok for me if it had not been frozen (not responding) ans crashed. So I have to stop using it. Who else said it is one of the best browsers, though for my experience it is not true!

What? For me, Safari is the best even I use PC. Try it and you can forcefully say that Safari is the best. Honest.

The best browser that loads java scrips and html contents faster compared to all other browsers. I stared using safari few days ago, after using this I started to hate all other browsers

As per my opinion safari is the best and the cool web browser, and I agree that this browser is little bit slow but it is negligible when it is compared with it's visuals and ease of access

Safari, which is now available for PCs has great look and optimized Tabbed browsing which comes with high speed. - IceCream

4. Opera

4. Opera

I choose Opera because...

I think Mozila Firefox is really slow on bad computers, Chrome much better for my opinion and much faster. Chrome has a lots of good extensions. But Opera... Opera is simply the fastest browser I ever use. Not the best looking designed (I think Safari is the most good looking) and not the most used browser, but the speed of Opera makes one of the best browsers in the world, if it's not the best. Opera has a extension, named "Download Chrome Extensions" and It's makes you can download Google Chrome extensions from Chrome Webstore. So... You got a FAST browser with most of the BEST EXTENSIONS. Yes, I use Opera! (If you think Opera not as fast I think, just try Opera 12)

(Sorry for the bad English and thank you for reading my opinion.)

- KikiGames

A super underrated browser that deserves at least #2 and a lot more users. Good speed, simplicity, an AMAZING speed dial that cannot be beat by any other browser, battery saving mode, BUILT IN ADBLOCK which is a VERY effective adblock... and opera turbo which speeds up your browsing when you have a poor internet connection... all the innovations and features are awesome on Opera. Oh and did I mention it has ALL of chrome's extensions plus its own?

Fast, slick, and with features you won't find on other bigger browsers for a few years like built in its VPN and mouse gestures. Historically a trend setter in the browser world and while their move to Chromium stalled the implementation of new ideas, they have gotten back on the horse. Opera is even compatible with Chrome extensions which only increases the features on offer.

I've used each of the big 5 for a period of about a year each exclusively minimum, and must say Opera is my favourite by some distance; it's fast, slick and easy to use. The only downside is due to a relatively small user base some websites don't bother to make themselves compatible with it, but that isn't a problem I regularly encounter.

5.Maxthon

5.Maxthon

People don't know about this browser. Maxthon 3 deserves more attention than it gets. It has way better features and speed compared to the other browsers (it may also vary on your system).

I showed my friends this browser and they stopped using whatever they were using and instantly started to use this and passing it along. I mean, it has LEVELS! What other browsers has a level system and exact amount of hours you've been on it? (I've been on Maxthon for 2718 hours) and I'm in level 35. I sincerely hope whoever is reading to try this browser and or keep using it and spreading the "word".

Lets be honest, Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Internet Explorer all get viruses. I cannot say that about Safari, but Safari does not have Speed Dial, a Ubuntu-like dock, or built-in games. Within only 3 days, I got a virus on Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Internet Explorer. I have been using Maxthon for 2 months now, and I have not gotten a single virus. Maxthon is also not as censored as the other browsers (saying that they don't track what you do, your searches are not tracked.

A very good browser with unique features with built in applications like Resource Sniffer (very useful & unique), Reader Mode (very useful), Magic Fill, Snap Shot capture of images within a page, Night mode viewing, Sky Note & MX Games. Though not as stable as Chrome or Firefox, the additional features add that extra zing to the product. At times the browser is prone to crashes, nothing alarming but a little irritating. Highly recommended.

The best browser honestly. You forget about chrome the very moment you get addicted to this. Trust me, I don't tell lies when it comes to web browsers because I have virtually the whole web browsers and non of them can beat maxthon

6.Internet Explorer

6.Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer has been the pioneer in web browsing for over a decade. Nearly three quarters of the Internet has been optimized for this browser, and the simplistic interface is both intuitive and functional. The UI is simply gorgeous, tabs, shortcuts, favorites, and history functions are all perfected. The browser is lightning fast, as well as feature rich. Aside from its obsolete Trident rendering engine (versus WebKit with Chrome, Safari, and Firefox), Internet Explorer is superior in every way.

I'm surprised to find it at number 6, it should be way below. All these comments saying that those hating on Internet have never tried it have most probably never tried anything beside it. Internet Explorer crashes a lot and is very slow, it is not a myth! Modern websites uses newer versions of HTML that Internet Explorer is refusing to adapt to. That's why so many times, IE is unable to read parts of the HTML code of a website, causing the page to crash or stop responding. 90% of people have stopped using it by now and IE has only itself to blame.

Internet Explorer is faster than Google Chrome!

True Story: I click on the icon of Google Chrome to open it, a few seconds later in do the same thing but with internet explorer. Internet Explorer opened right when I pressed on the icon. And Google Chrome did not open yet, it opened a few seconds later!

IT IS A LOT SLOWER

I get tons of crap for using IE from other web designers who hate it for always being a pain in the behind to code for. I say it's because I want to use the same browser that my audience is using... but the truth is: I love it. It's fast, simple, and ie9 is as sexy as I ever imagined a browser could be.

I have used IE for many years with few issues.

It seems to me the only time I install Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

I will stick to IE until I have a reason to switch.

Even some friends use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox but most use IE.

IE is the most popular, trusted and reliable web browser of its time. It has the best help and support system and has an amazing and fast experience using it. In my opinion google chrome rules now but IE was and is and will be the best and superb browser in its time.

IE is existing from so many years. It was updating every time by adding new features and fixing previous bugs. It's never compromised in satisfying user exception's as it belongs to one of the world's biggest software giant I.E., Microsoft

Internet explorer 9 is super fast, and you don't have to have millions of windows open, you can drag tabs into other windows. It doesn't crash as much either.

7.Netscape Browser

7.Netscape Browser

I never use this but just saying to hear from others, it's good...

Actually very good

Not have having experience to share but their a positve talk on netscape browser

It is the best browser I ever seen

This is the best browser I have ever seen

It's a good browser had it for years

What is netscape browser?!

Netscape has been dead since 2008.

Can I see the explanation

Good and helps me feel good

Fantastic browser recoomend you use it

8.UC Browser

8.UC Browser

I've been using this browser on my android tablet. It's very stable in terms of download, even if your downloaded files are not directly downloaded.. It resumes after the connection is established..

There are a lot of good web browsers on Android and I personally use Opera, Dolphin, Chrome the stock Android browser and UC Browser. While I like them all I would have to say that UC is definitely the best for now!

But UC Browser is best browser than all browsers. I have used and checked every top rated browser but its best.

Unstoppable downloading and browsing.

I am using UC browser in my android mobile and I feel very fast internet in my life by this browser.

Simple, easy, fastest browser ever, great features including data compressing which provide best possible speed and adblocking.

i have switched from chrome to uc. Thanks uc team for launching desktop version

It is the best browser for downloading and also it is having cool graphics and themes

This UC Browser for Android phones is superb! Have lots of features, fast, user friendly and its too... Easy to use :) "Try it Guys"

The best browser I've ever used on my android phone. It is very easy to use and have attractive UI.

It is the only browser that works well on my windows phone.

I have never used it before but I am sure it will be nice

9.Microsoft Edge

9.Microsoft Edge

My favorite browser of them all. Fastest, cleanest and best looking one. I've used Firefox for decades pretty much, but after Edge I haven't even touched Firefox. Chrome is lame and always has been as far as I'm concerned. So Chrome is far far from being my favorite browser. Never was.

It has some pretty cool features off the bat. Without having to install countless add-ons to make it liveable and useful. Definitely my favorite browser now. Very good job MS. Not to even mention it's the fastest browser on the webonetz as of writing this.

stupid its battery hog took all of my battery

it took 50 percent of battery only when I used it for 10 min it is also very slow and for the extensions it costs money and all the extensions are STUPID

I don't know why Edge is so far down... because right now, Edge is one of the best, if not the best browser Available for Windows, and even Android too...

Show some love to Microsoft Edge...

Did not use it much. Icon looks similar to internet explorers icon. It is a Microsoft browser. Microsoft is not good at making browsers. Not my preferred browser.

Best to go with Windows 10, make Google the default browser and you are 100% good to go - MechanicalMechanism

I agree with 1 but I voted for this because it's much better than explorer.

Why did Microsoft try to make another browser they have failed already

Excellent new browser from Microsoft, available on Windows 10 only!

Edge is the best, it is better than the underrated google

10.RockMelt

10.RockMelt

It's the best browser I have used because the most imp thing in this browser is that it opens all the blocked pages which we can't open on others we can use them on this browser...

Faster and better than firefox and google chrome. You can open two accounts at the same time. I think this also should be on the top.

I just downloaded rockmelt and its really fast! I think rockmelt should be on one of the top 5 of all time

I loved this browser best of all for flash player games but you stopped it for computers this made me very sad..

Honestly this is not the best browser, but now is too down I would say that that's the 7th on the top... :/

Rockmelt has all kinds of cool extra things like facebook built into it. It comes in handy a lot.

I am using it right now its exactly like chrome love it but rockmelt has more features

I'd like Rockmelt, faster than firefox and Google chrome this must be top 1

This is very convenient when it comes to MMO games... Thanks for developing this kind of browser...

Wished theyd bring ROCKMELT BACK! I miss that browser rest of the browsers SUCKS!

Source: thetoptens.com/best-web-browsers/