Web browsers have become must-have tools for everyone out there. Next to the OS itself, they are the most important pieces of software for users on desktop, tablets, and smartphones.
And while these neat applications first launched on PCs, most of the big-name browsers out there are now multiplatform in order to enable users to have their data roaming across devices. If anything, not being so is a disadvantage these days.
So, how did we get here?
An animated chart has recently been published on Reddit that shows how the browser world has changed in the past 25 years.
It highlights the rise and fall of some of the big players in the arena, including the likes of Netscape, Internet Explorer, and even Firefox that has been going through some torrid times lately due to the rise of Chrome and arrival of Edge.
Of course, the end is near for IE, which could continue to be around a little longer, but Microsoft has made the decision to no longer support it beginning 2021.
In the meantime, Google Chrome remains the dominant app in the market, deowith third-party statistics indicating that it has a share of approximately 70%.
And that too, just on the desktop!
Talk about evolution.