When comparing Polarity Browser vs Cake web browser, the Slant community recommends Polarity Browser for most people. In the question“What are the best desktop web browsers?” Polarity Browser is ranked 36th while Cake web browser is ranked 64th. The most important reason people chose Polarity Browser is:
According to [their own tests](http://polarity.x10.mx/compare) Polarity takes up more than 10x less memory than IE, FF or Chrome.
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Pro Fast and lightweight
According to their own tests Polarity takes up more than 10x less memory than IE, FF or Chrome.
Pro Multi-session browsing with Parallel Sessions
Parallel Sessions allows users to browse the web with different profiles with separate cache, cookies, and history. This enables users to login to multiple accounts to different websites like Facebook.
Pro Built-in privacy features
Polarity browser comes with ad block and Do Not Track built in.
Pro Customizable UI
It allows you to customize many things from window color, tab color and text color to window transparency and border size. You can set Background image or use Shuffle from Bing. You can also save the theme, import and export it.
Pro Custom Developer tools
Polarity comes with the standard Inspector for Blink based browsers along with its custom client that works with both Trident and Blink.
Pro Great HTML5 support
Polarity scores 512/555 on the HTML5 test. It is just a couple of points shy of Google Chrome.
Pro Less bloated than Google
Ad settings are removed.
Even faster than Google Chrome.
Pro Always secure 24/7
Con Few annoyances left unchecked
The browser has a couple of bugs such as where extensions are not actually ran after installation despite a notification stating that they are.
Con Windows and Android only
No Linux, OSX or iOS version available.
Con Unstable and frequent crashes
Though the browser is really lightweight and lightning fast, it crashes many times and is clearly unstable.
Con Uninstallation problems
Polarity browser can only be uninstalled with a built-in deinstallation tool. This is very impractical.
Con Unable to block Verizon media trackers
Con Lags and freezes
Something needs to be done about it.
Con Has Yahoo as its default search engine
Which is quite ironic for this "privacy" browser with Verizon Media.
Con Lacks tracker blocking features on websites you visit
Con Same security holes as Yahoo
Cake uses the same browser as Yahoo, meaning that it has the same security holes as Yahoo. Yahoo is also a big target for hackers, and a web page that will hack Yahoo also will hack cake.
Con Dumbed down its latest versions
Before, Cake almost felt like DuckDuckGo. Now it's dumbed down, it almost feels like Chrome/Chromium. For example, it's still not secure on websites you visit.
Con Has odd behavior
When you leave the app and go back in, it lets you go back to the top of the page, rather than where you are.
Cake is currently available on mobile only. Due to the screen size, cake is not available on windows, linux, etc.
Con Depends on Yahoo
Since it's based on Yahoo.