Productivity. Privacy. Built-in features.

The top 7 browsers in direct comparison

In this guide, we'll compare Vivaldi with Brave, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari, and Edge to help you make an informed decision.

Best web browsers comparison

A browser is your all-access pass to the internet

Speed, usability, and security are important factors to consider when comparing web browsers. However, choosing the best web browser in 2022 requires taking more factors into consideration.

According to Statcounter, Google Chrome, Safari, and Firefox are among the top choices for most users. But what if you're looking for something different, something that puts you first?

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! We’ve tested Vivaldi, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Brave, and Edge to help you find the best browser for your needs.

Which browser is best for productivity?

Have you ever wondered which browser helps you stay on task, or enables you to get more done - faster - by streamlining your workflow? This comparison will help solve this mystery — and more.

Full support Partial support No support

Best browsers for productivity Vivaldi Chrome Firefox Edge Safari Opera
Two-level tab stacks Full support No support No support No support No support No support
Unlimited tab groups Full support Partial support No support Partial support Partial support Partial support
Unlimited tabs in split-screen Full support No support No support No support No support No support
Custom tab bar placement Full support No support No support Partial support No support No support
Custom address bar placement Full support No support No support No support No support No support
Periodic tab reload Full support No support No support No support No support No support
Save tabs for later Full support Partial support Partial support Partial support No support Full support
Install websites as desktop apps (PWAs) Full support Full support No support Full support No support Full support
Custom macros Full support No support No support No support No support No support
Custom mouse gestures Full support No support No support No support No support Partial support
Custom keyboard shortcuts Full support No support No support No support No support Full support
Built-in focus timer & productivity clock Full support No support No support No support No support No support
Custom apps & sites in the browser sidebar Full support No support Partial support No support Partial support Full support
Universal browser search Full support No support No support No support No support Partial support
Manual tab hibernation (RAM saver) Full support No support No support No support No support No support
Break mode Full support No support No support No support No support No support
Built-in note editor Full support No support No support No support No support No support
Built-in mail Full support No support No support No support No support No support
Built-in calendar Full support No support No support No support No support No support
Custom Speed Dials on Start Page Full support No support No support No support No support Partial support

Verdict: Vivaldi browser is the best browser for productivity.

This chart gives an overview of which browsers help you stay productive while browsing. But it depends on a lot of factors and varies from person to person.

Since a lot of us spend a big chunk of our day in a browser, it can get frustrating if the browser slows us down.

Tab management is another important factor that affects productivity online. You should be able to have as many open tabs as you want. But if you want to be able to work or simply browse more efficiently, the more tab management options, the better.

Gone are the days of browsers that just deliver content. Browsers are central to modern work, and how we interact with them can greatly impact our productivity. To maximize productivity, it’s important to make sure that the browser you are using easily helps you manage your workflow.

Which browser is best for privacy?

Being tracked is just creepy. But you can reduce exposure by choosing the right web browser. One that doesn't track your behavior, keeps your browsing history private, and protects your data from prying trackers. Regardless of why you value privacy, some browsers make it easier to guard than others.

Best browsers for privacy Vivaldi Chrome Firefox Edge Safari Opera
Built-in ad blocker Full support No support No support No support No support Full support
Protection from trackers Full support No support Full support Full support Full support Full support
Custom blocking lists Full support No support Partial support No support No support Full support
Secure sync with encryption key Full support Partial support Full support Partial support Partial support Full support
Detailed privacy statistics Full support No support Full support Partial support Full support No support
No tracking & profiling of user behavior Full support No support No support No support No support No support

Verdict: Vivaldi is the best web browser for privacy.

The way people use the internet has changed dramatically in recent years. A lot of websites track what their visitors do online. This tracking is sometimes dismissed as necessary to provide a “personalized experience” for you, but the fact is that tracking is used to build user profiles. These user profiles can be monetized and used to serve targeted advertising and other content based on your behavior online.

This is why speed and convenience are no longer the most important factors when choosing a web browser — you also have to consider how much data it collects about you.

One of the best ways to protect your data is by using a privacy-friendly web browser like Vivaldi, which has built-in tracking protection and a strict “do not track” philosophy. Your data is yours, and we have no interest in harvesting it.

Which browser is the most customizable?

Browser makers are always trying to one-up each other when it comes to new features. Today most browsers pack a lot of punch for work, gaming, shopping, networking, and more. But which one offers the most? Let's find out.

Browsers with best built-in features Vivaldi Chrome Firefox Edge Safari Opera
In-browser screenshot tool Full support No support Full support Full support No support Full support
Private full-page translate tool Full support Partial support No support Partial support Partial support No support
Pop-out video on any website Full support No support Full support No support Full support Full support
Custom shareable themes Full support Partial support Partial support No support No support No support
Editable toolbars Full support No support Full support No support No support No support
Compatible with Chromium extensions Full support Full support No support Full support No support Full support
Set up custom search engines Full support Partial support Full support No support No support Full support
Modify the look of pages with Page Actions Full support No support No support No support No support No support
Built-in reader mode Full support Partial support Full support Full support Full support Full support
Visual history with statistics Full support No support Partial support Partial support No support Partial support
Bookmarks manager Full support No support Full support No support No support Partial support
Image details inspector Full support No support No support No support No support No support
On/off image animation Full support No support Partial support No support No support No support
On/off image load Full support Partial support Partial support Partial support Partial support Partial support

Verdict: Vivaldi is the most versatile and customizable web browser.

Whichever browser you prefer, chances are it offers a lot of functionality. It's true that for every feature Firefox, Opera, and Safari have to offer, there is likely a Chromium extension that can add the same functionality.

However, extensions can slow your browser down and introduce security risks. We strongly recommend limiting the use of third-party extensions and make use of native tools that are secure, reliable, and built-in. For example, Vivaldi browser has built in a ton of tools that don’t eat your resources or sneakily steal your data.

Conclusion

In this test comparison, the clear choice is Vivaldi. With a super flexible user interface, crazy cool tab management features, secure & reliable built-in apps, and the best privacy online, it's easy to see why Vivaldi is the new gold standard for web browsers.

Regardless of which browser you choose, you should update it regularly and periodically check it for viruses to prevent any security gaps from being exploited by hackers or malware. In addition, you should keep your operating system up to date, to maintain your PC's overall security.

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