browsers

Three Ways To Visit Your Favourite Sites That Are Easier Than Bookmarks

There are some sites and pages you visit every day. Bookmarks make visiting those sites a lot easier, but they aren’t the only way — in fact, there are a few tricks that are faster and easier than your browser’s bookmark bar.


Download Full Firefox And Chrome Installers For Offline Installs

The default web-based installer for Firefox and Chrome download the necessary setup files during installation. If you want to install Firefox and Chrome offline or save them for later, download the full installers instead.


Classic Theme Restorer Brings Back Firefox's Old Design

Firefox: With the latest update, Firefox brought a brand new, Chrome-ish design. If you prefer the old look, you can get it back with a single extension.


Firefox Gets A Brand New, Even More Customisable Design

Firefox’s long-awaited redesign is finally available to all, with the latest version also offering a few improvements to customisation and Firefox Sync.


Four Useful Alternative Browsers Based On Google Chrome

Chrome is the most popular browser around, but even with its large extension library, one size does not fit all. Thankfully, there’s a treasure trove of web browser brilliance built on Chrome’s solid, open-source foundation — from browsers aimed at the security conscious to the multimedia hobbyists. Here are four Chrome-based alternatives worth checking out.


Now Browser Is A Lightweight Browser For Android With Flash Support

Android: If you still need Flash support on your phone, Now Browser is a speedy web browser for Android that offers it. It features a clean design that’s at home in KitKat and gesture support. It’s not as feature-packed as other browsers, but it’s fast, lightweight and gets the job done.


CloudyTabs Pulls Up Your iCloud Bookmarks Right In Your Menubar

Mac: If you’re an iPhone or iPad user, you know how nice it is that iCloud manages to sync all your Safari tabs across computers. Unfortunately, that’s not really useful if you don’t use Safari on your Mac. CloudyTabs is an app that sits in your menubar and shows you all your open tabs on different devices. Click on one, and it opens in your default browser on your Mac.


Ask LH: What Is Tor, And Should I Use It?

Dear Lifehacker, I’ve been hearing a lot about Tor these days, but I’m not entirely sure what it does or why I’d ever use it. What exactly does Tor do?


Opera Max Leaves Beta, Compresses Data Over Mobile Connections

Android: Stingy data allowances can make browsing on your smartphone stressful. Fresh-out-of-beta Opera Max can compress data on the server side so you use less of your data, and will work with most apps that don’t use encrypted data.


Ask LH: Which Browser Is Better For Privacy?

Dear Lifehacker, With Firefox introducing ads and Chrome extensions spying on me, is there really one browser that’s better than the others when it comes to privacy? Does it matter if I use something like Opera or Safari instead? Is my browser watching what I’m doing and reporting back?