Browser- In August 2015, it was reported that Chrome has a market share of around 56 percent, so this browser from Google dominates on desktop devices. However, this number is a bit confusing, considering there are other browsers, including Firefox, Opera, and Safari. In this regard, many agree that Chrome is not the best.
One thing that makes Chrome as popular as it is now is the synchronization capabilities offered on the devices belonging to each user.
Regardless of whether you have more than one desktop device, multiple smartphones, and even some tablets, all data will be synced as long as you’re signed in to Chrome with the same Google account.
Well, if you don’t really benefit from the synchronization that Chrome offers, there is something much better and specifically designed to meet your browsing needs in Mozilla Firefox.
Here are 5 reasons why Firefox is better than Chrome, as quoted from Neurogadget.
Chrome Eats A Lot Of RAM
1. Chrome Eats A Lot Of RAM
Over the years, Google Chrome has developed into a resource “champion” that is well worth considering. While this app offers the fastest page rendering, this has a downside. During this process, it uses a lot of RAM
2. Browser Extensions
There is no doubt that Chrome comes with dozens of extensions. However, you will find Firefox add-ons that are exclusive to this browser only. One example is the NoScript extension which is only available to Firefox users.
You will also find Firefox extensions that allow you to easily download files, for example, download YouTube videos. However, the same extension will have a hard time working in Chrome, unless the user tweaks some security settings to install this extension in Chrome.
3. Firefox Offers Better Privacy Than Chrome
If you think privacy is paramount, Chrome definitely won’t be for you. Google has been monitoring you, and will track anything in your account to ensure that the ads targeted at you are the most relevant.
This browser will always ask you to associate the app with a Google ID so that it can sync your data. However, this is a big privacy issue.
While in Firefox, there is no such thing. In fact, you will get many other add-ons that will help in tightening your privacy settings.
4. Firefox is Easy to Use
When compared to Chrome, Firefox is a very easy-to-use browser. In Chrome, you will encounter problems with navigation, especially when many tabs are open.
The elements will start getting smaller and smaller with each new tab, and eventually, it will be impossible for you to know the information of each tab.
In addition, there is a side-scrolling user interface in Firefox that helps you scroll with your mouse easily.
This is not possible on Chrome. You will also find a separate search box where you can easily search from various search engines such as Bing.
5. Firefox Comes with a Built-in Reader Mode
In this case, Chrome can not show off at all. While you would want this reader mode to be present and installed in Firefox, Edge, and Safari, the same is not available in Chrome.
In this mode, all ads are removed from the website, and users get a website interface that allows them to view a stunningly stylized print article. So, if reading is your need, Firefox is the best to fulfill it.