Major Web Browsers Worldwide Usage – April 2013

Fresh statistics have been released into the wild by Net Applications for April 2013.  Net Applications’ statistics are based on the activity of about 160 million visitors per month to Web sites using its services.

These are the latest figures on the performance of the behemoths of the Internet as far as web browsing is concerned.

  1. Internet Explorer: 55.81 – 55.83 = 0.02 percent
  2. Firefox:  20.30 – 20.21 = 0.09 percent
  3. Chrome:  16.35 – 16.45 = 0.10 percent
  4. Safari:  5.38 – 5.31 = 0.07 percent
  5. Opera:  1.73 – 1.74 = 0.01 percent
  6. Others:  0.42 – 0.48 = 0.06 percent


Last month things were pretty quiet in the browsers’ arena.  Just about every one of the players held their ground with the exception of Chrome who lost 0.10 points and Safari who won 0.07.  Firefox is keeping a steady trend upwards which is good news for me; being a devoted Firefox user.

Opera is frozen in deep ice.  Nothing they do seems to work to get their engine in motion.  For a moment I thought Google was going to gobble it up, but at the end of day nothing happened.  One thing I can say about Opera—they are persistent people.  No matter what, they keep struggling forward.  I like that.  As the saying goes, “persistence makes perfection”.  I hope it works for them in the long haul.

See you next month, and in the meantime, have fun and live your life the best you can.  Good Day.

2 thoughts on “Major Web Browsers Worldwide Usage – April 2013”

  1. Granted, I don’t have as much interest in the browser stats as you do, but I always enjoy these entries for the little nuggets of applicable wisdom I find here. I’m big on persistence, myself – and sometimes it has unexpected rewards that make it worthwhile!

  2. Morning Linda:

    I think it’s a habit I acquired a long time ago. I’m attached to web browsers for no special reason. I can remember using or having heard of Midas, Viola, Cello, Mosaic, Veronica, Archie, Netscape, and others that slip my mind at this moment. Very few people in Panama knew about the Internet in those early days.

    I’m in love with Firefox and feel it’s the best browser out there. Every month I calm my thirst reading and analyzing what happened the previous month, as far as market share is concerned.

    I’m surprised that Microsoft has been able to stop the hemorrhage and started gaining lost ground. Those guys are tough players and have been in the battleground since the dawn of personal computers.

    Warm Regards,


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