What’s your favorite web browser?
[tweetmeme source=”Ileane”]How often you search the web, and what you’re using the internet for – are most likely the key factors impacting your choice of browser. If you’re a novice, it’s quite possible that you may not even know that different browsers exist. You know enough to easily find the blue icon with the letter “E” and a yellow swoosh around it and you’re quite happy with that. You might even be aware that Internet Explorer is the most popular browser found on home and office PC’s around the world.
Bloggers, designers, developers, webmasters and other more advanced web users eventually explore more savvy browsers including the most popular ones from Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome and Opera. Similarly, cellular phone or mobile users will find “mini”, mobile or android versions of the same popular PC and Mac browser alternatives.
The simple answer to the question of which browser to use is – Try them all and pick the one you like. Hey the good thing about browsers is that you can use more than one. Right now I’m using Google Chrome but I also open Internet Explorer to access my work email account from Microsoft’s Webmail service. If you’re a blogger I recommend that you at least give Google Chrome a try.
This is why I like using Google Chrome:
I’m sure you noticed that I’ve listed “extensions” as my number one reason for using Google Chrome, that’s because without these extensions Chrome would be just another boring browser without much functionality. These are the extensions that contribute greatly to me having positive experiences on the web and in the long run make me a more efficient blogger.
My favorite Google Chrome Extensions
- Google Voice
- Google Mail Checker plus
- Web2PDF Converter
- Aviary Screen Capture
- Webpage Screenshot
- Readability Redux
- SEO Site Tools
- Diigo Web Highlighter and Bookmark
- Tagging Buzz
- Awesome Screenshot
- Zemanta (not shown in image)
While, I’m sure there are some FireFox extensions that perform a similar task, I’m happy with these Chrome extensions and the job they are doing. I’ve blogged about some of these in the past and even created screencasts for a few, but I’m always on the look out for new extensions to add to my arsenal.
What browser are you using and what are some of your favorite extensions?
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