For many, the web browsers pre-loaded onto our PCs and Macs are perfectly fine. They do everything we need, and after all, they’re the ones recommended by the manufacturers, right? Well, an increasing number of users are turning their backs on the pre-installed choices of Microsoft and Apple, instead choosing to take control of how they browse and what they browse with. So without further ado, here’s our Top 5 list of alternatives to the big name browsers. To download these or any from our huge range, click here. Got your own favourite? We’d love to know. Just leave a comment at the bottom of the page!

Maxthon Cloud Browser

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Maxthon Cloud Browser is a powerful web browser, with a highly customisable interface. The browser has a stack of handy tools to make your time online that much more enjoyable, such as resource sniffer, screen capture tool, night mode and of course, cloud functionality. What really makes Maxthon stand out for us though, is how well it synchronises across multiple devices. Thanks to Cloud Syncing and Cloud Push, you can synchronise your bookmarks, tabs, options and your address bar and new-tab links – and even drag and drop images and send them to your phone contacts or an email address in a few clicks. Sweet!