Can you recommend a substitute for the Chrome Browser?

Sam K November 17, 2013
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Well I have been a Chrome browser user for a long time and recently upgraded to version 30. However, since the upgrade it needs even more RAM then ever before. Due to high RAM consumption I now want to move to other good alternate to replace Chrome once and for all.

I’m already using Firefox, so looking for an alternative which resembles Chrome and supports Adblock add-on (a must). Also looking for trouble-free migration from Chrome to that browser.

Appreciate if you could suggest one that you are using (not just based on what you have read.)

Thanks, Sam

  1. Timothy C
    December 10, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Torch Browser is a nice alternative, though it doesn't run this site very well, it's wonky, otherwise it's worth a look!

    http://www.torchbrowser.com/

  2. Alan W
    November 21, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Review how you use Chrome - extensions, plugins etc and post back. When you say "high RAM" just how high and with how many tabs open?

  3. Susendeep D
    November 21, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    No other browser has Adblock feature that works properly(in practical). Even if you pick Maxthon,it doesn't blocks ads as it has its own built in ad blocker and uses Chrome's browser engine.

    You can try Opera which has switched to new engine what Chrome is or in future would use.It also has Adblock plus extension.
    Although,I've not used Opera.

    Since,both the browsers would be using the same engine,they must have similar UI.So,you can use import feature of Opera to import settings,bookmarks and other data from Chrome.

  4. Achyut R
    November 18, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Try Maxthon, http://www.maxthon.com/ its pretty good

  5. dragonmouth
    November 18, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    If you want a lighter browser, you can try Midori or Arora. They use much less RAM than Chrome, Firefox or IE.

    Also, as James suggests, review your plugin usage. If you have dozens of plugins and open up hundreds of tabs, your browser WILL use more RAM, no matter how "light" it is originally.

  6. James B
    November 17, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Chrome *doesn't* use more RAM than before, so the problem is likely with one of your plugins.

  7. Hovsep A
    November 17, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    open chrome and launch task manager ( Shift + Esc ), see which one is causing high ram usage. Right click on any process and you can select from more categories of information

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