Best Arc browser features to check out

Onur Demirkol
May 21, 2023
Updated • May 18, 2023

Arc is one of the most underrated browsers in the market, and most people are not even aware of it. In this guide, we will show some of the best Arc browser features and explain how to use them effectively or what they offer.

"Arc is a browser that promotes organization and concentration. It is flexible and able to adapt to the most specific individual needs," says the company. The browser is slowly getting recognition bu many users and authorities, and if you are thinking of setting Arc as your default browser, check out its features below!


What are the best Arc browser features?

First, let's start by explaining the browser itself. Arc was developed by The Browser Company, and just like most of the other browsers in the market, it is also based on the Chromium engine for Mac. Some of the other browsers that are based on Chromium are Google Chrome, Brave Browser, Opera, and Microsoft Edge. It means you receive access to all of the fundamental features, including the Chrome extensions library.

While Arc is built on the Chromium engine, The Browser Company has said clearly that they do not follow users across websites, collect any user data, and have no plans to do so in the future. This is one of the most important things when it comes to choosing a browser that you want to use. Arc ensures privacy, and as the developers say, it doesn't track you, and it also won't happen in the future.

There are different things to consider to determine which browser to use on a daily basis. Below you will find some of the best Arc browser features to see if it matches your demands or needs. Let's cut to the chase and start with the first one.

Built-in Ad blocker

Ad blockers are commonly used in the industry, and you can also find various third-party extensions to use on your browser. Most users who use Chromium-based browsers have a third-party ad blocker to use while surfing on the internet. One of the best Arc browser features is that it provides a built-in ad blocker.

The ad blocker ensures that you are not bothered by irritating pop-ups and advertisements. This way, you will continue to surf the internet without any interruptions, and you won't need an untrusted third-party app. Arc doesn't follow your tracks, so having a built-in ad blocker will also help you dodge any external apps that could potentially store your data.

Built-in ad blocker


Thanks to its split-screen feature, it will be a lot easier to take a look at two different things. You will benefit from this a lot, especially if you don't own a second screen. Sometimes it gets very hard to switch over tabs to look at or work on two things simultaneously. Thanks to its split-screen mode, it is easier to do two things at the same time.

One of the other best Arc browser features is "Spaces." It lets you organize your stuff, and you have smart tabs that remain active based on your workflow. If you wish to switch between many tabs within a Space, you may do it without trouble. To keep the sidebar clean, you may configure the browser to archive tabs at predefined intervals.

Best Arc browser features


If you need any third-party support for any extensions, Arc got you covered. As it is Chromium-based, the browser lets you use almost all of the Chrome extensions. If you are planning on switching to Arc from another Chromium browser, you will be able to carry almost all of the handy extensions.

On top of that, Arc doesn't use all your system resources like Google Chrome. Chrome users mostly criticize the browser's resource needs, as it literally drains your RAM. Luckily, you will have a smoother experience on Arc. Lastly, it also supports iCloud sync so that you can use all your bookmarks, spaces, and tabs on other Macs too. Remember that you have to log in to your iCloud account on both Macs.


As mentioned above, privacy is one of the most stand-out Arc browser features that you might want to consider before trying a different browser. The Browser Company ensures that ARc doesn't track your moves on the internet or your history. Besides, it also will not store your data, which is one of the most frustrating things for many internet users.


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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.

    2. Leonidas Burton said on September 4, 2023 at 4:51 am

      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.

  10. Anonymous said on September 28, 2023 at 8:19 am

    When will you put an end to the mess in the comments?

  11. RIP said on September 28, 2023 at 9:36 am

    Ghacks comments have been broken for too long. What article did you see this comment on? Reply below. If we get to 20 different articles we should all stop using the site in protest.

    I posted this on [] so please reply if you see it on a different article.

    1. RIP said on September 28, 2023 at 11:01 am

      Comment redirected me to [] which seems to be the ‘real’ article it is attached to

  12. RIP said on September 28, 2023 at 10:48 am

    Comment redirected me to [] which seems to be the ‘real’ article it is attached to

  13. Mystique said on September 28, 2023 at 12:13 pm

    Article Title: Reddit enforces user activity tracking on site to push advertising revenue
    Article URL:

    No surprises here. This is just the beginning really. I cannot see a valid reason as to why anyone would continue to use the platform anymore when there are enough alternatives fill that void.

  14. justputthispostanywhere said on September 29, 2023 at 3:59 am

    I’m not sure if there is a point in commenting given that comments seem to appear under random posts now, but I’ll try… this comment is for

    My temporary “solution”, if you can call it that, is to use a VPN (Mullvad in my case) to sign up for and access Reddit via a European connection. I’m doing that with pretty much everything now, at least until the rest of the world catches up with GDPR. I don’t think GDPR is a magical privacy solution but it’s at least a first step.

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