What is YOUR favorite Browser?

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker | Wright Realty

Firefox vs Internet ExplorerDo you remember when there used to be just TWO internet browsers in the world (three if you even knew what browser Apple computers used...)?

Microsoft's Internet Explorer dominated the marketplace and little Netscape (bought by AOL and recently shut down on March 1st, 2008) was always struggling to get marketshare. Today we have MANY browser options to choose from and if you have never tried any of the others you really should take them for a spin as they are all quite distinct and may offer you just what you hoped for in a browser.

I won't elaborate on the features of each browser as I am more curious what people here at AR are using and why.

If you do want more info just click the link to go directly to the site.


Google Chrome is the latest browser to hit the internet world and it already is making a huge splash. It is FAST, very sleek and takes a minimalist approach with none of the gazzilion buttons and search boxes that can end up on IE.


Firefox is the open source choice for many as it offers a huge amount of customized plug-in options for nearly anyone. I personally use this one for all my real estate related online work. The plug in's are great and offer loads of time saving applications.


Safari once exclusively for Mac's it is now available for Winows/PC users as well.This is my favorite browser for home use as it is very fast and intuitive to use.


Flock is the new rage for the social media world and I am curious if ActiveRainer's are playing with this browser due to it's heavy integration with all the social media sites. I find it a bit awkward and confusing but must admit I have only done a cursory review of it.



Opera has been around for awhile but seems to be getting more popular these days. They have a mobile phone version and also offer a social media tie-in relationship (Blogging via SMS even)


SeaMonkey was created by the same people that created FireFox (Mozilla open source) and apparently is trying to be the Swiss Army Knife of all browsers. They even include an HTML editor and IRC chat tools. Probably more of a true Geek-Browser but there is power under that hood.


There are more below but they are the lesser known "fringe" browsers...I have tried the above but can't say much about these below others...





KidRocket- This one is cool as it was designed JUST for kids...done very well.

What Browser do YOU use?




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Richard Shuman
The Only B.S. I Have is from the University of Massachusetts - Lake Mary, FL
Real Estate Broker - Orlando Area - Love Referrals

thanks for the links and information - I'm going to try the new Google Browser - Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 25, 2008 10:55 PM #1
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale

  I am still an Internet  Explorer fan and old habits die hard...use firefox now and then....and was not aware of some of the others....never hurts to try...happy holidays !

Nov 25, 2008 10:55 PM #2
Cameron Keegan
RE/MAX Moves - Greenville, SC
Cameron Keegan

I actually really like the new Google Chrome browser, unfortunately it's not compatible with my Norton products.  The new IE actually looks pretty decent, but I had some problems with its compatibility and some products, so I'll have to wait until it comes out of Beta.

Nov 25, 2008 10:57 PM #3
Charlie Ragonesi
AllMountainRealty.com - Big Canoe, GA
Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros

firefox is the only browser I can get to work with Active rain. I do use explorer but sparingly. I just want something to work . I am simple that wasy

Nov 25, 2008 11:01 PM #4
Karen Rice
Davis R. Chant, REALTORS - Hawley, PA
Northeast PA & Lake Wallenpaupack Home Sales

I use Internet Explorer ONLY when it's required by a website, and then it's very grudging. I hate IE, even the new IE, though it's an improvement over past versions.

I did give Netscape a spin, then quickly became a Mozilla fan.    I used Opera a few times and was not impressed.  When Mozilla faded into the background, I started using Firefox.

I generally use Firefox ALL THE TIME.  I love Firefox but I may try out Chrome, as I've been impressed with Google's apps thus far, but I'm used to Firefox and LOVE it.

I used SeaMonkey as well and it's too clunky looking.  It reminds me somewhat of what Mozilla used to be with it's Thunderbird email app and the WYSIWYG HTML editor.

Nov 25, 2008 11:02 PM #5
Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

firefox rox my sox

Nov 25, 2008 11:02 PM #6
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

I have been using Firefox for quite a while. I was have a problem with IE slowing down and taking forever to load pages. I switched to Firefox and and everything works great although there are some sites (very few) that are not compatible with Firefox.

Nov 26, 2008 12:33 AM #7
Fred Pickard
Fred Pickard Innovations Realty Inc - Hershey, PA
Hershey, PA

Thanks for the tip on Google Chrome. I'll take it for a test drive.

I have to use IE for the 3 MLS's I beong to, but prefer Firefox otherwise.

I use Opera Mini on my Blackberry

Nov 26, 2008 06:50 AM #8
Nguyen Van Minh

I use Netscape Navigator.

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