Browser editions overview

Martin Brinkmann
Apr 9, 2016
Updated • Apr 9, 2016

The browser editions overview lists companies that produce web browsers, the different versions of these browsers, supported operating systems, and download links for each.

Most companies that work on web browsers, be it Mozilla with Firefox or Google with Chrome, offer multiple editions of said browser to the community.

Most of the time, a stable version is offered and then one or multiple beta or development versions.

The main idea behind the current practice is to have new versions out sooner to make them available to a larger group of testers before a version lands on the stable channel of the browser.

This overview looks at popular browsers, the browser editions that are provided by companies, and information on how to download and update those versions.

Browser editions

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The following table lists popular web browsers, available editions, and supported desktop and mobile operating systems.

Links are provided if they are available. In the case of Apple Safari, no links are provided for the stable version as it is integrated in Mac OS X and not available for download.

For Microsoft Edge, only VM images are linked as the browser is only available for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile, and there integrated and not available as a separate download.

If you find multiple entries for a browser or company, those are listed in order from "most stable" to "most cutting edge" or "least cutting edge" to "least stable".

Overview of browser editions

Company Browser Edition Desktop OS Mobile OS
8pecxstudios Cyberfox Stable Windows, Linux
8pecxstudios Cyberfox Beta Windows
Apple Safari Stable Mac (built in) iOS
Apple Safari Developers Mac iOS
Avant Force Avant Browser  Stable Windows
Brave Brave Developer Windows, Mac, Linux
Flashpeak Inc SlimBrowser Stable Windows
Flashpeak Inc Slimjet Browser Stable Windows, Linux
Chromium Windows, Mac, Linux Android
Google Chrome Stable Windows, Mac, Linux Android, iOS
Google Chrome Beta Windows, Mac, Linux Android, iOS
Google Chrome Developer Windows, Mac, Linux Android
Google Chrome Canary Windows, Mac
Light Light Stable Windows, Mac, Linux
Lunascape Lunascape  Stable Windows, Mac Android, iOS
Maxthon Maxthon Stable Windows, Mac, Linux

Android, iOS, Windows Phone
Microsoft Edge Stable Windows 10 (VM) Windows 10 Mobile
Microsoft Edge Preview Windows 10 (VM) Windows 10 Mobile
Moonchild Productions Pale Moon Stable Windows, Linux Android
Moonchild Productions Pale Moon WiP Windows, Linux
Mozilla Firefox Stable Windows, Mac, Linux Android, iOS
Mozilla Firefox Beta Windows, Mac, Linux Android, iOS
Mozilla Firefox Developer Windows, Mac, Linux Android
Mozilla Firefox Nightly Windows, Mac, Linux Android
Mozilla SeaMonkey Stable Windows, Mac, Linux
Opera Opera Stable Windows, Mac, Linux Android
Opera Opera Beta Windows, Mac, Linux Android
Opera Opera Developer Windows, Mac, Linux
Opera Opera Mini Stable Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Basic phones
Opera Opera Mini Beta Android
Opera Opera Coast iOS
Vivaldi Vivaldi Stable Windows, Mac, Linux
Vivaldi Vivaldi Snapshots Windows, Mac, Linux
Waterfox Waterfox  Stable Windows, Mac

As you can see from the table above, most companies produce multiple versions of their web browsers and make them available publicly.

Most browsers are available for download and for multiple operating systems. The notable exceptions are Apple's Safari, which is integrated in Mac OS X and iOS, and Microsoft Edge, which is integrated in Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile only.

Safari is available as a preview version for Mac OS X while Edge can be downloaded as a VM image for use on non-Windows 10 systems.

You can use the list of browsers and editions as reference to quickly download the most recent versions.

Now You: Did we miss a company or browser edition? Let us know in the comments and we will add the missing information to the list.

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  1. ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Doesn’t Windows 8 know that www. or http:// are passe ?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on August 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Well it is a bit difficulty to distinguish between domains and files for instance.

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      I know a service made by google that is similar to Google bookmarks.

  2. VioletMoon said on August 16, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    @Ashwin–Thankful you delighted my comment; who knows how many “gamers” would have disagreed!

  3. Karl said on August 17, 2023 at 10:36 pm


    The comments section under this very article (3 comments) is identical to the comments section found under the following article:

    Not sure what the issue is, but have seen this issue under some other articles recently but did not report it back then.

  4. Anonymous said on August 25, 2023 at 11:44 am

    Omg a badge!!!
    Some tangible reward lmao.

    It sucks that redditors are going to love the fuck out of it too.

  5. Scroogled said on August 25, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    With the cloud, there is no such thing as unlimited storage or privacy. Stop relying on these tech scums. Purchase your own hardware and develop your own solutions.

    1. lollmaoeven said on August 27, 2023 at 6:24 am

      This is a certified reddit cringe moment. Hilarious how the article’s author tries to dress it up like it’s anything more than a png for doing the reddit corporation’s moderation work for free (or for bribes from companies and political groups)

  6. El Duderino said on August 25, 2023 at 11:14 pm

    Almost al unlmited services have a real limit.

    And this comment is written on the dropbox article from August 25, 2023.

  7. John G. said on August 26, 2023 at 1:29 am

    First comment > @ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    For the God’s sake, fix the comments soon please! :[

  8. Kalmly said on August 26, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    Yes. Please. Fix the comments.

  9. Kim Schmidt said on September 3, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    With Google Chrome, it’s only been 1,500 for some time now.

    Anyone who wants to force me in such a way into buying something that I can get elsewhere for free will certainly never see a single dime from my side. I don’t even know how stupid their marketing department is to impose these limits on users instead of offering a valuable product to the paying faction. But they don’t. Even if you pay, you get something that is also available for free elsewhere.

    The algorithm has also become less and less savvy in terms of e.g. English/German translations. It used to be that the bot could sort of sense what you were trying to say and put it into different colloquialisms, which was even fun because it was like, “I know what you’re trying to say here, how about…” Now it’s in parts too stupid to translate the simplest sentences correctly, and the suggestions it makes are at times as moronic as those made by Google Translations.

    If this is a deep-learning AI that learns from users’ translations and the phrases they choose most often – which, by the way, is a valuable, moneys worthwhile contribution of every free user to this project: They invest their time and texts, thereby providing the necessary data for the AI to do the thing as nicely as they brag about it in the first place – alas, the more unprofessional users discovered the translator, the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, the greater the aggregate of linguistically illiterate users has become, and the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, as it now learns the drivel of every Tom, Dick and Harry out there, which is why I now get their Mickey Mouse language as suggestions: the inane language of people who can barely spell the alphabet, it seems.

    And as a thank you for our time and effort in helping them and their AI learn, they’ve lowered the limit from what was once 5,000 to now 1,500…? A big “fuck off” from here for that! Not a brass farthing from me for this attitude and behaviour, not in a hundred years.

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