Top 7 Reasons of Why to Use Firefox instead of Chrome
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Mozilla Firefox is the one of the oldest web browser. It is one of the best web browser around the globe. But due to unknown reasons Firefox usage is declining. I think people are not aware about the real features of Firefox. So in this article, I will tell you why you should use Firefox over chrome or Internet Explorer.
As most people are going for Google Chrome because of its speed & simplicity. Chrome is also more secure than Firefox. But still there are many reasons which can drive you to use Mozilla’s intuitive web browser, Firefox. In past days, I switched to Google Chrome, but the still the Firefox features bring me back to my old love.
Below are the reasons which will let you to use Firefox over any other web browser like Google Chrome or Internet Explorer.
1. Fast Speed : Firefox vs Chrome
Previously Firefox had got a bad reputation for slower startup speed. But in last few years, they have vastly improved startup time and comes par with Google Chrome.
2. Better Privacy : Firefox vs Chrome
Mozilla is the known as the Most Trusted Internet for Privacy. They have embedded the privacy features. If you use Google Chrome then its sure that you will not know what Google do with your data. Chrome includes some user tracking features. It will tack your every activity in the browser.
Privacy is an important right for every internet browser. Mozilla Firefox will never track your internet activity. It’s up to you to provide privacy data to Mozilla or not. Mozilla has also added supports for newer version of HTTP i.e. HTTP/2 in latest Firefox.
3. Better Customization
If you want your browser to customize in every way then there is no better than Firefox. Mozilla has designed its reputed browser to allow customization in most of the ways. Mozilla say its browser as ” Designed to be redesigned”. You can easily customize the toolbars of Firefox by just going to Menu button > Customize. After that you can add your favorite button in toolbars. These button for sideboard, Sync, sharing any page, apps, email link and others. Select the, accordingly to your preference and your just a click way from your favorite task.
If you want to give your fox a new look & feel, just head towards Firefox themes and you can easily personalize your favorite fox. Chrome Web Store also have themes to change the look. But it does not provide such a great level of personalization as given by Firefox themes. These themes allow you to change menu color, icon and more.
Extension/add-on in Firefox allows a user to do any task. These add-on are available in several categories like privacy & security, download management, appearance, web development, bookmarks and more. For e.g. if you want to better manage your download, there are many quality add-on.
There are thousands of add-on available for the Mozilla’s browser. But Chrome still lacks this kind of vast availability of extensions. In add-on area, no one can beat the fox.
5. Better Memory Usage
Mozilla has greatly optimized the memory usage of its browser. Firefox is manages memory better than Chrome. Chrome allocates separate memory to each tab. That’s why it takes more memory. Where Firefox has fixed its memory leak problem few year ago and memory optimized the fox with every release.
I have felt the impact of memory usage on my laptop. When I use Firefox and opened about 10 tabs, system don’t feel heavier. While with Chrome, system becomes heavy when 10 tabs opened. If you will Firefox then you can find this difference of memory usage easily.
Firefox is available for Windows, OSX, Android and Firefox OS. With its sync feature, you can easily bring your favorite bookmarks, tabs, passwords wherever you go and on every device including laptop, tablet and smartphone.
6. Firefox Hello
Have Firefox, now you can easily connect with other on a video chat for free. The new fox has a feature called Hello. It will let you to contact your friends an other relatives for free. On the other side, the person only needs a web browser supporting WebRTC. Also you don’t need to worry about security for a particular chat session. Firefox enforces top security standards over it.
There is no need to sign in any type of account. Just send a link to other end and join over the chat.