What is a browser?

A browser is one specific program on your computer, which you can use to browse the internet. A browser is different from Windows or Mac, which are operating systems that run all the programs on your computer.

Most modern smartphones also have an built-in mobile browser. iPhones have Safari, while new Androids have Chrome.

There are many different browsers, each with different features. However, some of the most common browsers are:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Internet Explorer
  • Safari

We recommend using a modern, standards-compliant browser such as Chrome or Firefox.