4 best browsers for Google Docs to use in 2020

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
Deputy Editor
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  • Google Docs is an extremely useful word processing application that is part of the Google Drive web-based service, which includes Google Sheets (spreadsheet software), and also Google Slides (presentation software).
  • For these reasons, in this article, we will explore some of the best browser software options on the market that will improve your workflow with Google Docs and overall enhance the text-processing experience.

Google Docs is an extremely useful word processing application that is part of the Google Drive web-based service, which includes Google Sheets (spreadsheet software), and also Google Slides (presentation software). If you work online, you’ll definitely need the best possible browser for Google Docs.

As we all know, not all browsers are the same. There are some prominent differences between various solutions, with each browser offering a different set of customization options, privacy protection options, web-page loading speeds, etc.

For these reasons, in this article, we will explore some of the best browser software options on the market that will improve your workflow with Google Docs and overall enhance the text-processing experience.

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Top 3 browsers for the best Google Docs workflow

1

Opera

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There are two main reasons recommending Opera as the best browser for accessing, editing and sharing Google Docs documents: fast webpage loading speeds and excellent security and privacy features.

If you want to quickly access and view your documents on the platform, Opera will connect you to your Google account within milliseconds. The built-in ad blocker helps the browser load webpage faster. Opera uses very little computer processing power allowing your machine to direct resources where they are most needed.

If you use Google Docs for work and business purposes, you want to make sure nobody can access your documents. This is where Opera’s excellent security and privacy options come into action. The browser’s free VPN blocks trackers and secures your browsing sessions.

If you access Google Docs on multiple devices, you’ll love Opera’s data sync feature. This option syncs all your bookmarks, tabs, passwords and other types of data across all your devices. Install Opera on all your devices and access Google Docs wherever you are.

The integrated messengers allow you to quickly connect with your colleagues and inform them about important changes you made on shared documents.

We’re sure we convinced you to access Google Docs on Opera. Go ahead and install the browser on your computer.

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UR Browser

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UR Browser is a very powerful software that was built with speed and privacy in mind, and it’s one of our top pick for the best browser to use with Google Docs.

UR Browser has a very fast loading time for web-pages, which comes in extremely useful if you’re using it with Google Docs or any other application that depends on fast-loading to save changes.

The lightning speeds at which this browser operates allows you to quickly browse through documents, no matter how big they are, and never lose any time waiting for pages to load.

Beyond the fact that the entire software is built for speed, what makes UR Browser stand out from the crowd is the fact it has built-in security features.

This means that you won’t need to download any extensions and that in turn means that the operating speeds will not be affected by the clutter of extensions running in the background.

Beyond the surface, UR Browser is a beast. It has very powerful filters for ads, trackers, and other online threats. This software blocks access to any malicious third-party entity that would be able to get access to your private information and files.

You can choose from 3 levels of privacy, low, medium, and high. The latter option also activates the built-in VPN (Virtual Private Network), to allow you full anonymity online.

All these features ensure that your experience with Google Docs on UR Browser will be flawless and we encourage you to give it a try. Download it and see for yourself.

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Google Chrome

 

Google Chrome

Google Chrome is the most used browser software option on the market, and for good reason. The wide range of customization options available allow you to tailor the way it looks, and you can also choose from an incredibly wide range of extensions.

This gives you the power to extend Chrome’s capabilities to fit your needs with just a few clicks.

Even though this software is quite an obvious choice for Google Docs, if you compare the speed UR Browser obtained in our tests, Chrome doesn’t stand a chance.

The possible reason for the less-than-speedy performance of the Chrome browser is the fact that every new tab you open will start a new process on your PC. If you use a lot of extensions, and also open a lot of tabs, Chrome tends to get laggy.

The privacy settings you have access to in Chrome also give you relative protection from online threats, but the fact that it doesn’t have a built-in VPN is a big minus. It is extremely important to have your information protected in this day and age.

Not to mention that Chrome is soon removing the ad-block extensions completely for not-enterprise users. Another thing to think about.

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4

Mozilla Firefox

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Mozilla Firefox is another good software option to use for text-processing on Google Docs. The wide range of features included in this classic browser makes it a good contender for our top pick.

You can customize the way Firefox looks, and also how it reacts to different online threats. The built-in privacy settings are not as extensive as the ones found in Chrome or UR Browser, but you can still browse the internet securely if you add some extensions.

Because Firefox doesn’t have a built-in ad blocker, as in the case of Chrome, you will need to download a third-party add-on to fill that void.

When it comes to speeds of loading pages, Firefox performance is above Chrome (even though not by much), but is significantly lower than in the case of our top pick.

There are some extensions available in the store that promise you to increase the speeds of loading pages, but that would involve installing and giving permissions to third-party applications. That can cause a breach in your online security.

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Conclusion

In this article, we explored some of the best browser software options on the market that work well with Google Docs. Our top pick is Opera because of the amazing set of privacy features and unchallenged loading speeds.

In the second place, we have UR, then Google Chrome, and on the fourth place we’ve got Mozilla Firefox.

Please feel free to let us know what your experience with using these browsers was, by using the comment section below.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in June 2019 and has since been updated for freshness and accuracy.