When comparing Qutebrowser vs Puffin Secure Browser, the Slant community recommends Qutebrowser for most people. In the question“What are the best web browsers for Windows?” Qutebrowser is ranked 10th while Puffin Secure Browser is ranked 48th.
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Pro Fast and light on resource usage
Pro Vim-style keyboard shortcuts and commands for rapid navigation
With suggestions/auto-complete to reduce the learning curve.
Pro Highly customizable
And quite easy to configure. You can even write your own config.
Call custom scripts on web pages or links (hinting mode).
You can use this for downloading of videos (youtube-dl, adfree), saving web pages as pdf or adding news sources to your RSS reader (newsboat).
Pro Great for Privacy
Makes no unexpected network requests by default, unlike most other browsers (Chrome, Chromium, Brave, Firefox, etc).
Pro Fully encrypted
The data between the browser and the cloud sandbox is encrypted.
Websites are preloaded in the cloud.
Con Steep learning curve
If you're not a vim user, it will take some time to get used to the shortcuts.
As it is mainly written in Python, it's startup is slower than the competition.
Con Requires additional support and plugins for video playback
Con Software rendering only with Nouveau Drivers
Con Uses its own rendering engine
The most webpageds are designed with Webkit/Blink in mind so expect rendering issues.
It is proprietary software.