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Browsers by Mind Map: Browsers

1. Define Browser

1.1. software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_browser

2. Firefox

2.1. Pros:

2.1.1. 1. high level of customisability due to third-party support for its extensible architecture. http://www.choice.com.au/Reviews-and-Tests/Technology/Software-and-online-services/Internet/Web-browsers-review-and-compare/Page/The%20Contenders.aspx

2.1.2. 2. more than 6000 free add-ons are available. http://www.choice.com.au/Reviews-and-Tests/Technology/Software-and-online-services/Internet/Web-browsers-review-and-compare/Page/The%20Contenders.aspx

2.2. Cons:

2.2.1. 1. Ranks a distant second behind IE for market share. http://www.choice.com.au/Reviews-and-Tests/Technology/Software-and-online-services/Internet/Web-browsers-review-and-compare/Page/The%20Contenders.aspx

2.2.2. 2. Speed lags behind Chrome, Safari and Opera. http://www.choice.com.au/Reviews-and-Tests/Technology/Software-and-online-services/Internet/Web-browsers-review-and-compare/Page/The%20Contenders.aspx

3. Chrome

3.1. Pros:

3.1.1. 1. A notable feature is its stability – each tab works independently, so if one crashes, the others don’t go down with it. http://www.choice.com.au/Reviews-and-Tests/Technology/Software-and-online-services/Internet/Web-browsers-review-and-compare/Page/The%20Contenders.aspx

3.1.2. 2. Chrome’s emphasis is on speed, simplicity and style, using layout themes and an uncluttered look. http://www.choice.com.au/Reviews-and-Tests/Technology/Software-and-online-services/Internet/Web-browsers-review-and-compare/Page/The%20Contenders.aspx

3.2. Cons:

3.2.1. 1. No print preview feature. http://www.choice.com.au/Reviews-and-Tests/Technology/Software-and-online-services/Internet/Web-browsers-review-and-compare/Page/The%20Contenders.aspx

3.2.2. 2. Low frills. http://www.electronista.com/reviews/browser-tests-chrome-firefox-ie-safari.html

4. Safari

4.1. Pros:

4.1.1. 1. powered by the speedy WebKit engine and with mobile versions for the iPhone and iPod Touch. http://www.choice.com.au/Reviews-and-Tests/Technology/Software-and-online-services/Internet/Web-browsers-review-and-compare/Page/The%20Contenders.aspx

4.1.2. 2. the Cover Flow feature that lets you flip through pages of your browsing history and bookmarks and also includes tabbed browsing, page previews and private browsing. http://www.choice.com.au/Reviews-and-Tests/Technology/Software-and-online-services/Internet/Web-browsers-review-and-compare/Page/The%20Contenders.aspx

4.2. Cons:

4.2.1. 1. Low frills. http://www.electronista.com/reviews/browser-tests-chrome-firefox-ie-safari.html

4.2.2. 2. Easily hackable. http://shaktronics.com/2010/03/pwn2own-2010-exposes-safaris-weakness-agai.html

5. Opera

5.1. Pros:

5.1.1. 1. Gives you tools to do a wide range of tasks besides browsing. http://www.choice.com.au/Reviews-and-Tests/Technology/Software-and-online-services/Internet/Web-browsers-review-and-compare/Page/The%20Contenders.aspx

5.1.2. 2. Widely cross-platform - it even has versions for the Nintendo DS and Wii games console. http://www.choice.com.au/Reviews-and-Tests/Technology/Software-and-online-services/Internet/Web-browsers-review-and-compare/Page/The%20Contenders.aspx

5.2. Cons:

5.2.1. 1. More of an internet suite. http://www.choice.com.au/Reviews-and-Tests/Technology/Software-and-online-services/Internet/Web-browsers-review-and-compare/Page/Comparison%20Table.aspx

5.2.2. 2. No private browsing mode. http://www.choice.com.au/Reviews-and-Tests/Technology/Software-and-online-services/Internet/Web-browsers-review-and-compare/Page/Comparison%20Table.aspx

6. Explorer

6.1. Pros:

6.1.1. 1. the baseline for web browsing. http://www.choice.com.au/Reviews-and-Tests/Technology/Software-and-online-services/Internet/Web-browsers-review-and-compare/Page/The%20Contenders.aspx

6.1.2. 2. web developers have to take compatibility with IE into account when creating any website. http://www.choice.com.au/Reviews-and-Tests/Technology/Software-and-online-services/Internet/Web-browsers-review-and-compare/Page/The%20Contenders.aspx

6.2. Cons:

6.2.1. 1. Very Slow in Acid3 industry standard test scoring 20/100. http://www.electronista.com/reviews/browser-tests-chrome-firefox-ie-safari.html

6.2.2. 2. No download manager. http://www.choice.com.au/Reviews-and-Tests/Technology/Software-and-online-services/Internet/Web-browsers-review-and-compare/Page/Comparison%20Table.aspx