I've probably been using Chrome since it came out a little over 10 years ago. Around that time you were either using Internet Explorer or FireFox/Safari on a Mac. Chrome has been a great workhorse for development these past ten years.
However, the time has come to move on. I am not going to get into the details, but I am going to show you some nice alternatives for some of the features I will be missing from Chrome.
First head on over to https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/?redirect_source=firefox-com to download the latest version of Firefox.
Once installed lets install an extension to replace the "Profiles" feature of Chrome. We're going to install the Firefox Multi-Account Containers extension. This will allow us to have a similar experience to Profiles in Chrome but I feel it gives me a better experience.
Here is a quick explanation from the extension page:
The Firefox Multi-Account Containers extension lets you carve out a separate box for each of your online lives – no more opening a different browser just to check your work email! Here is a quick video showing you how it works.
In Chrome we would have been getting this same functionality by using a new window for each profile.
As you can see from the screenshot we now have multiple types of containers we can choose to open a new tab in. Also you can set it so when you visit a particular URL it automatically opens that URL in one of your containers.
As of this post being published I've used Firefox for about a week straight on my desktop and mobile. Will keep updating this as I go along with more customization.