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- Firefox is better than chrome (especially in the customization category), but be aware that it is not as a private as you think it is. if you're not a complete tinfoil-hat-wearing paranoid shutin, firefox is fine for the average person. Even still, Firefox is so customizable that you can harden its security really extensively.
- IceCat - fork of Firefox. versions 60+ is not spyware.
- Pale Moon - originally an open source fork of an older version of Firefox, but has since created its own engine. Is not spyware if you change some settings.
- Ungoogled Chromium - Chromium sans Google integration. pick this if you prefer chrome's functionality and feel.
- Falkon - lightweight browser developed by KDE. probably not spyware.
- Otter Browser - open source, lightweight web browser designed as an aesthetic successor to opera 12 (the last version before opera changed its engine to blink, the same engine used by google chrome).
- Iridium Browser - chromium-based mobile browser
- Basilisk - open source XUL-based (think Firefox) browser
- Bromite - chromium-based mobile browser
Extensions and addons
- Extensions that advertise themselves as VPNs / proxies are sketchy as fuck. Use an actual VPN service.
- uBlock Origin - adblocker
- Decentraleyes - prevents websites from doing content delivery through third-parties
- ViolentMonkey - userscript mananger
- Stylus - open source alternative to Stylish. create/install userstyles to customize websites.
- Dark Reader - automatic configurable universal dark mode for every website. can slow down webpages significantly, but if you have sensitive eyes like I do, it's worth it.
- Buster - automatic captcha solver
- Image Search Options - adds reverse image search options to right click
- Archiveror - save webpages to archive.is, archive.org, and other sites
- Web Archives - find archives of the webpage you're on
- Universal Bypass - skip link shorteners
- Bypass Paywalls
- Sponsorblock - automatically skips sponsor segments (and other things) in YouTube videos.
- Clickbait Remover - removes custom thumbnails and changes title capitalization on YouTube videos.
- New XKit - makes tumblr actually usable.
- Terms of Service; Didn't Read - gives you a simplified version of a site's TOS
- I Don't Care About Cookies - removes website popups that ask for permission to keep cookies
- Firefox Containers - keep cookies seperate, in different profiles. This means you can, for example, have multiple accounts for one site open in one Firefox window.
- /r/FirefoxCSS - customizing Firefox's UI
- Firefox Color - easy firefox theme creation. also useful for color customization without messing with userchrome files.
- AntiAdware - removes forced download accelerators, managers, and adware from websites
- AdsBypasser - skip countdown pages and link shorteners
- Bypass paywalls for scientific documents
- Direct Download from Google Play - adds 5 download buttons (APK-DL, APKPure, APKCombo, APKMirror, and Evozi) to the Play Store, allowing a user to get apps without a phone or a Google account.
- Direct links out - skips link redirect pages
- Image Max URL - helps you find larger versions of a photo or video for currently ~7700 hardcoded websites (using ~4400 rules), but it supports a number of generic engines, which means it can in theory work for almost any website.
- moreCAPTCHA - speeds up solving Google reCAPTCHA challenges by shortening transition effects and providing continuous selection ability.
- Remove unwanted pins - removes promoted/sponsored, commerce pins (product pins, shopping pins, buyable pins), ideas for you, ideas you might love, topics for you, fresh ideas, searches to try, pins marked as Story and topic videos from Pinterest.
- Pixiv Plus - new features and tools for Pixiv (too many to list here).
- Remove Web Limits - bypasses scripts that prevent selecting, copying, right-clicking, etc.
- Cover Your Tracks - see your browser fingerprint to see how easily you can be tracked and identified.