Is one browser enough?
Many internet users feel they need multiple browsers for their activities. While a more popular browser might be better for regular browsing, you might need a more secure browser for financial transactions. And then there are some people who prefer different email or social media accounts of different browsers.
Whatever your reason for multiple browsers might be, the fact is that there are several browsers in the market. And while there are some very popular ones like Chrome and Firefox, there are others that might not be as popular but provide several attractive features, such as Brave and Kingpin.
Popular browsers are often notorious for stealing customer data. Let’s compare a popular browser (Firefox) with a more secure browser (Brave). We’ll also see how these browsers compare against another secure browser (Kingpin).
This is the first and the most important part of the browser. If the browser isn’t user-friendly, it will make the experience difficult. When speaking of the user interface, both Firefox and Brave are very friendly. There’s a clean feel and all options are easily available in the menus. Compare this to Kingpin and you’ll find the same experience there – everything is easily available and the browsing experience is very smooth. All three browsers have equally good user interfaces.
Firefox is slower than Brave. Firefox might take some time to load the pages while Brave is snappier and loads quickly. Compare this with Kingpin and you’ll find that Firefox is slower than Kingpin as well. Overall, Firefox lags behind in performance and sometimes, slow loading pages can become annoying.
With time, as you install more extensions on your browser, they will get slower. Kingpin doesn’t allow extensions so it will perform consistently through the years. Firefox and Brave might slow down, depending on your usage and the software and plugins installed.
Ad blocking capabilities
Websites have become even hungrier with their ads. Almost every website you visit has ads on it. This makes ad blocking ability an integral part of any browser. While Firefox enables privacy protection but doesn’t block display advertisements. However, if you select the “Strict” option in privacy protection, you’ll see fewer ads.
Compared to Firefox, Brave stops ads more aggressively. It comes with active ad blocking components.
Kingpin also blocks ads aggressively and makes sure you don’t get to see advertisements on websites. Also, it deletes cookies after each session is over so the websites aren’t able to track you on your next session.
Both Firefox and Brave store your website history and other details. Your details are saved and tracked by the browser. This means if anyone gains access to your device, they’ll get to know about your browsing habits.
While you can bypass this by working in the private mode on both browsers, occasionally, users forget to invoke the private mode, which means all their details get stored and are up for grabs.
Kingpin, on the other hand, always operates in the private mode, which means there is no non-incognito mode on the browser. Your details aren’t stored. And no cookies are stored either. What was accessed by you will not be available to anyone.
When it comes to plugins and extensions, Firefox gives many options. You can select from utilitarian extensions to fun games. Extensions are allowed on Brave as well. However, with extensions, the risk of browser fingerprinting is increased. This is why most privacy-conscious users shy away from plugins and extensions. Kingpin doesn’t allow extensions. Instead, the ad-blocking feature has been built into the browser so you don’t have to download and use and third party software.
Ease of use
Firefox is pretty easy to use. Also, since it has been the longest in the market, it has many takers. People who already know how to work on Firefox know exactly where every little option is stored in the menus. Compared to this, Brave is relatively new and people might find it a little difficult to tweak it according to their requirements. However, there are several tutorials that make this job a lot easier.
The same goes for Kingpin. Since it’s relatively new in the market, you might have to check out the menus to find most options. The upside is that it’s a minimalist browser so there are not many bells and whistles, and settings are easy to find and tweak.
Cross platform availability
Firefox has been here for years and it is available on all major platforms including Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, and Linux. Brave is relatively new and doesn’t have a Linux app. However, it’s available on Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS.
Compared to these two, Kingpin is very new and currently has apps for Windows and Mac only. They are planning to launch iOS and Android apps shortly but for the time being, it is available only for desktop computers.
Hiding browser activity
If you’re working on your computer and have to leave for some time, you’d want to close the browser window so that others aren’t able to see your recent activities. But even if you close the window, an intruder can check your browsing history.
If you work in incognito mode, leaving for a few minutes means losing all progress. While other browsers don’t have many options to sort out this problem, Kingpin has an innovative solution. It gives you the option to hide all your browser tabs. So you don’t have to quit the session for a 5-minute bathroom break.
Simply hide all your current tabs with a 4-digit PIN code. If you’re in the middle of a financial transaction, you don’t need to close the windows to protect your passwords and security questions. Just put the PIN code lock on and take a break.
Which browser to use
It all comes down to personal preferences. While Firefox is a more popular choice, Brave is more private. And Kingpin is even more private. Kingpin will make sure your details aren’t visible to anyone who tries to snoop around. Both Firefox and Brave offer a choice of working in the private mode while Kingpin operates in the private mode by default. There is no need to invoke it because it’s the only mode in Kingpin. Firefox and Brave both offer ad tracking. However, Brave and Kingpin are more aggressive in ad blocking.
What kind of browsing are you looking for? If you want to have several gaming extensions on your browser, you’d be happier with Firefox. But if you want security and privacy, Brave or Kingpin would be a better choice for you.