Best overall: Brave
I've been testing a lot of different web browsers for past few years and this article is here to help you with choice.
Every web browser mentioned here is good, fast and feature-rich, there is no best one, these choices are my subjective and they are just to help you with picking your best.
There are 4 main factors I considered most important: Privacy, Synchronization and Customization options.
I'll talk about them at first. But I'll only talk about browsers that stands out in each section, I am not going to describe every browser in every section.
Absolute leader here is Brave. Main idea of this browser was complete privacy.
It has built-in Ad-blocker, Cross-site trackers blocker, HTTPS upgrades and many more as function called Shields. Another great thing is serverless synchronization between devices, no accounts, no logins. Just Sync Chains.
Besides Incognito mode, Brave has Tor support built-in!
Firefox blocks trackers as well and has interesting feature called Firefox Monitor, which alerts you about data breaches you've been included in. Besides that it has a few privacy friendly features like Send and Lockwise.
Opera just like Firefox and Brave, blocks trackers and has built-in Ad-blocker. Except that it includes free VPN which replaces your IP Address and protects you in public networks.
Unbeatable winner here is Google Chrome. We are surrounded by Google, and Google Chrome easily syncs all of our data across devices. This is unfortunately at the expense of privacy.
Google Chrome syncs all of the data, from browsing history to browser extensions.
Vivaldi does a great job in data sync, it allows to synchronize bookmarks, passwords, open tabs and more. It's great if you are using Vivaldi on Mobile.
You can create sync profiles and use it as guest.
Same as Vivaldi, great sync options when using multiple devices.
For now sync is limited to Favourites, Settings, Adresses and Passwords, but Microsoft promises to add support for History, Open tabs, Extensions and Collections.
Edge uses Microsoft account for synchronizing, so it's a good choice if you are Microsoft fan.
If you are a fan of customizing things, you'll gonna love Vivaldi.
This browser can be customized in almost any way. You can change position of address bar, tabs, side panel, bookmark bar and more. It comes with great themes engine with a lot pre-built themes, it allows you to schedule theme changing and even integrate them with Razer Chroma and Philips Hue.
Except visual customization, Vivaldi allows to personalize a lot of behavior like keyboard shortcuts and mouse gestures. You can change default search engines to almost whatever you want, you are not only limited to Google, Duck Duck Go and Bing.
Customizing Vivaldi could be topic for a separate article.
Firefox does a great job in terms of customization too, mostly due to Firefox Addons.
Both allows to customize basic things like theme and fonts, but besides that they allow to customize news feed on on startup page.
Thanks to Chrome Extensions most of Chromium based web browsers are quite well customizable.
Now I'll talk about unique or worth to mention features on different browsers.
Except Privacy, Brave has Crypto Wallets and unique cryptocurrency called BAT. From time to time personalized advertisement shows (if you turn them on!) as system popup, when you click on it, you'll earn cryptocurrency called BAT which you can withdraw or send as tip to other creators. I think this is a awesome feature.
Vivaldi's side bar is a very comfortable tool, you can add any website you want to quickly open it on the side without leaving page you are currently on. It is great for messaging apps like Messenger.
Screenshots are another very handy tool that allows you to screenshot selected area or whole page (without scrolling!), you can save them as PNG, JPEG or copy to clipboard.
Screenshot utility, simillar to Vivaldi's
Side bar just like Vivali's, but with less customization options, it comes with Messenger, Whatsapp, Telegram and VK support.
Opera most unique thing is free unlimited VPN.
Firefox comes with Firefox Monitor, Send and Lockwise. Monitor alerts you about data breaches, Send allows to send securely files and Lockwise is password manager.
Microsoft Edge at the moment has personalizable news feed and save site as app.
As a programmer, privacy is very important thing to me. Brave is fully featured and doesn't lack anything that web browser should have. Except that I am crypto fan and earning BATs feels good!
Choosing right web browser is very important, this is a tool you use most often. Therefore sitting for a while and testing what works best for you is recommended. Especially if you are a programmer.
I hope you liked this article. I'd really appreciate a like or comment!
P.S Links to Brave are referrals, but it's just a way of support, it doesn't affect point of view in the article :)