Download Internet Browsing - Best Software & Apps

  • Internet Explorer 7

    7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    You wanted it easier and more secure

    7
    3990 votes
    • PROS: Sleeker interface, Good RSS integration, Simple favourites menu, Tabbed browsing
    • CONS: Disappointing anti-phishing filter, Complicated installation process, No drop down view for RSS feed items, Tends to lag, Doesn’t fully embrace the latest web standards
  • Internet Explorer 8

    (XP, Vista) 8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Microsoft gets back on track with a promising web browser

    7
    5978 votes
    • PROS: Standard compliant, Interesting new features: Accelerators, Web Clips, New InPrivate browsing, Protection against online scams and malware
    • CONS: Accelerators are tied to Microsoft's online services, Privacy issues in Suggested sites
  • Google Maps

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Web Apps
    Symbian
    Windows Phone

    An indispensable guide to the world

    7
    669 votes
    • PROS: Extremely easy to use, GPS navigation, 3D street view, Information about business and places of interest, Text and voice search
    • CONS: Can put a strain on memory and battery
  • Opera Mini

    35

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows Phone
    iPhone
    Java
    Pocket PC

    Fast and lightweight web browser for Android

    6
    730 votes
    • PROS: Fast performance, Lots of options, Address bar autocomplete, Good support for older OSs and lower-end devices
    • CONS: No support for add-ons, No HTML5 or Flash support
  • Private Internet Access

    65

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Keep your browsing secure with Private Internet Access

    8
    23 votes
    • PROS: Simple interface, Numerous international servers, Robust security features, Allows p2p traffic, Available on mobile
    • CONS: Limited and bland user interface, No Netflix
  • VyprVPN for Windows

    2.9.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Private and secure internet browsing service

    9
    21 votes
    • PROS: Complete service, Multiple device connections
    • CONS: Slower than regular connection, Requires subscription
  • AOL

    9.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A full AOL web browsing experience

    6
    151 votes
    • PROS: All-in-one internet browsing, Great, bright graphics
    • CONS: Installation can be tricky, Program crashes and freezes often, Requires many personal details upon start-up
  • SaferVPN

    2.77

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    A VPN that allows you to securely browse the internet

    8
    157 votes
    • PROS: Safe browsing, Works with every connected app, Connect from multiple contries
    • CONS: Sligthly slower site responce times
  • Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer

    1.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Unlock the Web with a Free Adblocking Service

    5
    299 votes
    • PROS: Improved browsing all round, White-list service to support favourite sites, More security
    • CONS: Can be harmful to sites' revenue
  • Free Proxy

    2.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Browse the Internet Anonymously

    7
    463 votes
    • PROS: Browse anonymously on the internet, Make use of far side security devices for more secure browsing
    • CONS: This isn't an internet service need an existing internet service to use
  • HideMe VPN for Windows

    1.4.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and Secure Virtual Private Network Application

    7
    124 votes
    • PROS: Superior levels of anonymity when browsing the Internet, As there are no recorded logs the activity of the user cannot be traced
    • CONS: The paid plans can be a bit too pricey for some users, It can be a bit difficult to set up multiple VPN connections
  • UR Browser

    48.1.2564.47

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Safe and secure internet browsing

    9
    37 votes
    • PROS: Protects your online data, Built-in virus scanner
    • CONS: Still in beta, Smaller staff and support team
  • Adblock Pro

    (Chrome) 3.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Farewell to annoying ads on the Internet

    6
    175 votes
    • PROS: Effective, You can create whitelists, Does not disturb your web browsing
    • CONS: Resource consumption could be better, It may modify paging in some web pages
  • Miro

    5.0.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Watch internet videos like you watch TV

    6
    278 votes
    • PROS: Thousands of free video channels available, An easier, faster way to watch videos online, Support for many video formats and video playlists, Resumes playback right where you stopped, You can keep on browsing while watching videos on a separate window
    • CONS: Some video services may not be available in your country, Video quality may vary
  • Click&Clean

    8.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Deletes your browsing history when Chrome closes and Prevents others to track your internet activity.

    9
    15 votes
    • HideMe VPN for Android

      1.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Free and Secure Virtual Private Network Application

      9
      3 votes
      • PROS: Superior levels of anonymity when browsing the Internet, As there are no recorded logs the activity of the user cannot be traced
      • CONS: The paid plans can be a bit too pricey for some users, It can be a bit difficult to set up multiple VPN connections
    • Comodo IceDragon

      18.0.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Secure and fast browsing with Comodo IceDragon

      8
      92 votes
      • PROS: Fast internet browsing experience, Makes quick secure connections
      • CONS: Besides extra security and no tracking similar to Chrome and Firefox, Busy design compared to minimalism of similar secure browsers (for example Epic)
    • Ashampoo Internet Accelerator

      3.30

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A simple interface to optimize your system for faster web browsing

      7
      224 votes
      • PROS: Clean and clear user interface, Excellent explanations
      • CONS: No indications of improvements made
    • HideMe VPN Pro for Mac

      1.7.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Free and Secure Virtual Private Network Application

      5
      42 votes
      • PROS: Superior levels of anonymity when browsing the Internet, As there are no recorded logs the activity of the user cannot be traced
      • CONS: The paid plans can be a bit too pricey for some users, It can be a bit difficult to set up multiple VPN connections
    • Fast Browser Cleaner

      2.0.0.7

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Safe way to clean your browser(s) for fast and secure internet browsing.

      8
      16 votes
      Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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      1739906.8Windows
      2Varies with device6696.8Android, iPhone, Web Apps, Symbian
      32.94636.7Windows
      4(XP, Vista) 859786.6Windows
      5357306.5Android, Windows Phone, iPhone, Java
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