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this is a meta list of all applications that can be used to browse the web, focusing primarily on linux compatible software


Browser Dev Status Open Source Linux Engine
Firefox active yes yes Gecko
Firefox Developer Edition active yes yes Gecko
Firefox Nightly active yes yes Gecko
Seamonkey active yes yes Gecko
GNU IceCat active yes yes Gecko
Iceape unclear yes yes Gecko
Tor active yes yes Gecko
Orfox active yes no Gecko
Galeon discontinued yes yes Gecko
Beonex discontinued yes yes Gecko
Sandcat active no no Gecko
Cyberfox active yes yes Gecko
K-Meleon active yes no Gecko
Waterfox active yes soon Gecko
CometBird discontinued yes no Gecko
Iceweasel active yes yes Gecko
Light Firefox active yes no Gecko
Comodo IceDragon active no no Gecko
Pale Moon active yes yes Goanna
Pale Moon beta active yes yes Goanna
Chromium active yes yes Blink
Google Chrome active no yes Blink
Google Chrome beta active no yes Blink
Google Chrome developer active no yes Blink
Google Chrome Canary active no no Blink
Opera active no yes Blink
Opera beta active no yes Blink
Opera developer active no yes Blink
Opera Mini active no no Blink
Vivaldi active yes yes Blink
Vivaldi snapshot active yes yes Blink
Epiphany active yes yes Blink
brave active yes yes Blink
Yandex active no yes Blink
Sleipnir active no no Blink
Torch active no no Blink
Citrio active no no Blink
OmniWeb unclear no no Blink
Orbitum active no no Blink
Iridium active yes yes Blink
Polarity active no no Blink
CentBrowser active no no Blink
SRWare Iron active no yes Blink
FlashPeak Slimjet active no yes Blink
Chromodo active no no Blink
Comodo Dragon active no no Blink
Liri active no yes QtWebEngine
Safari active no no WebKit
Opera Coast active no no WebKit
Roccat active no no WebKit
iCab active no no WebKit
uzbl active no no WebKit
Arora discontinued yes yes WebKit
QtWeb discontinued yes yes WebKit
Dooble active yes yes WebKit
Midori active yes yes WebKit
Rekonq discontinued yes yes WebKit
Odyssey discontinued no no WebKit
Sunrise discontinued yes no WebKit
Usejump discontinued no no WebKit
QupZilla active yes yes WebKit
xombrero active yes yes WebKit
Stainless discontinued yes no WebKit
AOL Desktop active no no WebKit
WebPositive unclear yes no WebKit
Maxthon Nitro active no no WebKit
Internet Surfboard discontinued yes no WebKit
Epic Privacy Browser unclear no no WebKit
lynx active no no WebKitGTK+
surf active no no WebKitGTK+
Jumanji active yes yes WebKitGTK+
qutebrowser active yes yes QtWebKit
Microsoft Internet Explorer active no no Trident
S-Web unclear no no Trident
Browzar discontinued no soon Trident
GreenBrowser active no no Trident
Slim Browser active no no Trident
UltraBrowser discontinued no no Trident
TheWorld Browser active no no Trident
360 Security Browser unclear no no Trident
Opera legacy deprecated no yes Presto
Konqueror active yes yes KHTML
Htmlviewer discontinued yes yes Tkhtml
Dillo active yes yes Dillo
Microsoft Edge active no no EdgeHTML
Google Ultron active yes soon Adobe Reader
ELinks discontinued yes yes Custom
Otter active yes yes Various
Avant active no no Various
Maxthon active no no Various
Tungsten active no soon Various
Lunascape active no no Various
UC Browser active no soon Various
Min active yes yes Unspecified
gngr active yes yes Unspecified
Alloy unclear no soon Unspecified
Cliqz active yes yes Unspecified
Grail discontinued yes no Unspecified
Links active yes yes Unspecified
Maven active no no Unspecified
Pampa active yes no Unspecified
Webby discontinued yes yes Unspecified
IBrowse active no no Unspecified
NetSurf active yes yes Unspecified
OperAnk discontinued no no Unspecified
AOL Shield active no no Unspecified
Avira Scout active no no Unspecified
Webian Shell discontinued yes yes Unspecified
Panda Browser active no no Unspecified
WhiteHat Aviator discontinued yes no Unspecified
Baidu active no no Unspecified
Baidu Spark active no no Unspecified
Flynx dormant no no Mobile
Habit unclear no no Mobile
Lucid active yes no Mobile
Exsoul active no no Mobile
Peanut discontinued no no Mobile
Coolpad active no no Mobile
CXM Web discontinued no no Mobile
Tangram active no no Mobile
AirWatch active no no Mobile
Firebird active no no Mobile
FlashFox active no no Mobile
MetaCert active no no Mobile
InBrowser active no no Mobile
Lightning active yes no Mobile
AC Browser active no no Mobile
Browser4G active no no Mobile
CM Browser active no no Mobile
DU Browser active no no Mobile
OverSkreen discontinued no no Mobile
ONE Browser discontinued no no Mobile
APUS Browser active no no Mobile
ASUS Browser active no no Mobile
Boat Browser active no no Mobile
Fire Phoenix dormant no no Mobile
HTC Internet active no no Mobile
Next Browser active no no Mobile
Yolo Browser active no no Mobile
Naked Browser active no no Mobile
Power Browser active no no Mobile
Shark Browser active no no Mobile
Zirco Browser discontinued no no Mobile
Puffin Browser active no no Mobile
xScope Browser discontinued no no Mobile
Adblock Browser active no no Mobile
Android Browser active no no Mobile
Dolphin Browser active no no Mobile
Mercury Browser dormant no no Mobile
Stealth Browser active yes no Mobile
Ghostery Browser active no no Mobile
Samsung Internet active no no Mobile
Crocodile Browser active no no Mobile
Super Fast Browser dormant no no Mobile
Web Search Browser discontinued no no Mobile
Falcon Private Browser discontinued no no Mobile

The following applications contain embedded web browsers.

Browser Dev Status Open Source Linux Engine
Steam active no yes WebKit
Raptr active no no Unspecified
Evolve active no soon Unspecified
Overwolf active no no Unspecified
Everquest II active no no Unspecified
Fallen Earth active no no Unspecified

The following applications can be modified to behave like a web browser.

Browser Dev Status Open Source Linux Engine
Thunderbird | (thunderbrowse) active yes yes Gecko
Minecraft | (webdisplays) discontinued no yes Awesomium
Atom | (browserplus) active yes yes Unspecified

Preemptive responses to likely FAQs:

Q: Does my browser's engine matter?

A: Not usually. There are lot of websites targeted at Blink because it is the most popular engine at the moment, but other modern layout engines should have no issues rendering those sites. There are some browsers in this list that are text mode- meaning that images, plugins, and css don't load. Those browsers will display websites differently than the others.

Q: Why didn't you label the mobile browsers with their corresponding engines?

A: Because there are 44 mobile browsers and I couldn't be bothered.

 

Only browsers that are still available for download from official sources are listed.

 

totals:

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- created: 04/29/2016

- last modified: 10/28/2016