Update 28 Nov 2019 – I’ve been using Firefox since the beginning of 2019. Maybe you should too?
Back in the early 2000s I used to use the Opera web browser. Then, as now, it was eclipsed by its rivals and never really got the adoption it deserved. I liked it it partly because it was a really good browser, but mostly because it was the underdog competing with the heavyweights at Microsoft and Netscape.
Happily I’m now back using Opera as my daily browser. Why?
- It’s based on Blink – the engine that powers Google Chrome – with all the speed and other benefits that brings
- It supports Chrome plugins
- It’s not a Google product and doesn’t track me
- I use Windows, Mac, iOS and Android and Opera gives the best cross platform experience
I can recommend Opera as an alternative to any of the mainstream browsers.