Poll: What Browser Are You Using These Days?

By Daniel Scocco

I used to be a die hard Firefox fan. Just check the “Software” category on this blog. You’ll see dozens of posts about Firefox, related news and favorite extensions. Then one day Google announced it was going to launch a browser….

As you probably know that browser is called Google Chrome. When it came out I decided to give it a try, just to know what was going on. I had no plans at all to switch, as I was very happy with Firefox.

At first I liked it a bit, but it didn’t have all my extensions, my bookmarks, and things were a bit different, so I kept using Firefox.

Somehow once in a while I would open Chrome and browse a bit with it, and over time I started to notice how faster it was compared to Firefox.

Long story short within a couple of weeks I had ditched Firefox completely in favor of Chrome, and these days it’s just a pain to use Firefox because it’s much, much slower in my opinion. Curiously I haven’t added any extensions to Chrome at all, and I am doing just fine in that regard.

I haven’t tried Firefox 5, and while I still think it’s a solid browser, I think I’ll be sticking to Chrome now.

But I figured maybe not everyone feels like this. Hence the poll. Share with us your favorite browser, and drop a comment if you want to elaborate your thoughts.



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54 Responses to “Poll: What Browser Are You Using These Days?”

  • Florentino Rill

    What’s Happening i’m new to this, I stumbled upon this I’ve discovered It absolutely helpful and it has helped me out loads. I hope to give a contribution & help different users like its helped me. Great job.

  • Alan Mater @ Work From Home

    I’m still a fan of Firefox as I actually have never used Chrome before. At times I get frustrated with its slowness, though. I may just check out Chrome and use it for browsing purposes to see how I like it.

  • Vasathi

    I use Chrome for sure.
    I am big fan of Firefox before Chrome arrival, now Firefox seems to be a dump software in my system.

  • George Tee

    I use mozilla firefox in browsing mainly because I have my tools on it, I felt it is still fast and I haven’t experience problems with it. Though I have a chrome here, I haven’t touch it so I guess I have to check that out to know the difference.

  • Jerrick

    i been using Mozilla Firefox 5. It really better than last time which it search result faster alot compare to Mozilla Firefox 4.
    But is till stay with Google Chrome because Google Chrome still the fastest and the plugin is easy to install. Even Google Chrome crush frequently but i still prefer Google Chrome which it look clean and clear in the browser.

  • Marija

    It’s been months since I noticed that Firefox is crashing too often and is increasingly slow, and Google Chrome has been on my mind for some time already, although I was too lazy to actually implement the change. Your post pitched me to make the change, and actually it’s been very fast and smooth, I imported my Firefox bookmarks to Chrome in a minute and I’m already feeling the benefits of Chrome! It is much faster! I have to say I’m sad to see Firefox a thing of the past!

  • Steve

    Still really like all the plugins that go along with Firefox, although some of the plugins that I work with do not work with the most recent 5.0. Hopefully all the plugin writers will catch up with the more frequent release cycle.

  • eran

    I downloaded the chrome beta and never looked back.

  • Eunus Hosen

    Mozilla Firefox, I still use it and love it! I did upgraded to FF 4.0, but it seems too much unstable to me. Then downgraded to FF 3.6.18.

  • Aaron

    Amazing how many people still use IE. Can’t for the life of me find one reason to use it over the other browsers. Currently running the newest Firefox version. So far so good. Opera is my all-time favorite browser, but it lacks too many of the powerful add-ons that Firefox has. Until it catches up in that area, Firefox is what works best for me.

  • Extreme John

    For simple browsing, I am using Google Chrome. I like its style, simple and minimal, fast in terms of loading. But for those web applications developer, Firefox is commonly used as it provides plug-in tools useful for web development.

  • Rq | Completetricks

    I’m a frequent user of both Chrome and Firefox.Chrome is faster than Firefox,only by a fraction…not much comparable.In my view,Chrome best fits google and related websites.But when it comes to security,Google Chrome lacks some important features like the Master password option in Firefox.Master password is an important factor for people like me,who would like to save multiple usernames and passwords in different websites.Master password saves a lot of time and also provides more security to our accounts.I agree with the speed of Chrome.But when it comes to security,speed and style comes secondary.

  • Annabella Freeman

    I was forever using Firefox until it kept freezing and then the boyf switched me over to Chrome last Sunday – it’s like night and day. I’ve kicked the fox to the curb!

  • Ranjith (SR) | A light hearted talk

    I have always been a big fan of Internet Explorer and the reason is that it comes pre installed with Windows OS. I have once installed FireFox and Chrome to check them out but haven’t switched over to them. I think that it is the time now as I frequently experience browser freezes.

  • Paul Odtaa

    Well I need a toolkit of browsers

    Chrome for day to day work and research. I don’t use any Chrome plug-ins or add-ons as I want to keep it fast.

    Firefox is better as a plug-in manager so I assess website ratings, debug problems etc with FF’s lovely range of add-ons.

    Opera for testing the look at sties.

    and the bloated Internet Explorer because governments and big corporates use it for some reason. You’ve got to use it to see if your sites will work in Microsoft non-standard set-up, (and of course they often don’t). It’s really the browsing equivalent of the naughty step.

  • Jelbee

    Fire Fox And Google Chrome are the browsers that I am using now. I don’t recommend Internet Explorer (very Slow and some css design doesn’t work with IE). Why firefox? lots of useful addons.

  • Cristian

    Oh, by the way Daniel, you could extract this statistic from google analytics as well.

  • Cristian

    I am using Chrome mostly, but Firefox also.

  • Harrison Li

    i am a firefox fan, like heavily but even Daniel says we should give chrome a shot, why not, ahaha 🙂 Speed is everything i reckon

  • James Cannon

    Chrome doesn’t have the ‘all in one sidebar’ extension, so firefox it is.

  • techkhan

    Well, I use both Chrome and FF. Firefox is for heavy use which is loaded with all my favorite extensions, while Chrome is plain and simple.

  • Extreme John

    Google Chrome, topped off with a little Google Chrome and a side of Chrome to make it perfect. I’ve tried Firefox, Safari, Rockmelt and just about every other. When the dust settles it’s GC day in and day out.

  • Jon

    I use Chrome all the time now. Mostly because it is cleaner, seem to have a lot more space. Not a big user of addons really, just like the feel of it. Still use Firefox for alternative web accounts though.

  • Tammi Kibler | Write More. Write Fast. Write Now.

    So funny you should ask this as I am testing different browsers this week.

    My Mozilla hasn’t worked since I installed the 5.0 update two days ago. As you imagine, I am completely frustrated to lose all my bookmarks, suggestions, and passwords. Couple that with trying to learn how to do things on IE and Safari, grrr.

    I am very unhappy with IE. GH Bogan mentioned compatibility issues with Vista and that might be my problem. It’s crashed at least 4 or 5 times in the past two days, and it drives me crazy in WordPress.

    Safari seems nice and fast compared to IE and Firefox, but I think I will look at Chrome.

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