The differences between one and the other are elementary, since they are digital tools entirely different in nature, namely:
- Browsers are installed on the hard drive of the computer, while search engines are accessed through a search engine and a specific URL (for example: http://www.google.com ).That is, the web indexes are on the Internet, and don't need to be introduced anywhere .
- A browser resides on the computer and can be uninstalled, lost in a physical accident of the computer or victim of a virus, and can be downloaded and reinstalled (using some other browser, such as those that are incorporated with the operating system). Instead, no matter what happens to our computer, search engines will remain unchanged online .
- With the same browser we can visit different search engines and obtain different results, but we cannot access a search engine if we do not have a browser . The same, a specific search engine can be accessed from any browser that we choose, since they are themselves a Web page to visit.
- A browser can be started in the absence of an Internet connection, since the software will be installed on the computer . You will not be able to navigate, of course, but the application will start and throw an error. In contrast, a browser cannot be accessed without a working Internet connection.
- Many browsers or browsers incorporate a search engine by default, especially those search engines that were developed by a company that also has a search engine, such as Google Chrome and Google, Internet Explorer and Bing, etc. However, it is possible to modify this configuration and use the search engine that we want, without having to give up the browser .
- A browser allows you to visit many types of web pages, including search engine pages.