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12 Mac OS X browsers

Safari and Firefox is the most known browsers for Mac, but there are many more out there. Give them a try and feel free to add more if I missed something?

Safari

Comes with OS X. Currently at version 4 it's one of the fastest browsers out there, which can tackle almost anything you throw at it. It syncs with your iPhone unlike other browsers.

Firefox

Firefox's advantage is the hundreds of extensions which allow you to customize your browser to your exact needs. Flash runs on FF a little slower than other browsers.

Opera

Opera is the most feature full and advanced browsers out there. It's really fast and has visual tabs, which is great if you have a large screen. If you haven't tried it yet, give it a go. You may stick with it.

Chrome

Chrome is the browser from Google and the Mac version is not very stable yet. But when it works it's really fast and has a lot of small innovative features.

Flock

Flock is a specialized social browser based on the Mozilla Gecko engine. If you're into the social media you must give this one a try.

Cruz

Cruz is another social browser which allows you to browse multiple pages in split view. You can load pages into two side windows by simply dragging the links into them. Great for wide-screens.

Camino

Camino is an OS X only web browser that tries to make the best of OS X. It's very fast and the interface is really simple and easy to use.

OmniWeb

OmniWeb has been optimized for OS X and it features a couple of cool functions not available on other browsers. It's most notable feature was the tabs with thumbnails, which is now being replicated by other browsers too.

Shiira

Shiira is a Japanese open source browser based on Webkit. It features an innovative interface and a couple of unique features. It's fun, but not ready for serious work just yet.

Sunrise

Sunrise is also based on Webkit and it's main advantage is it's speed. It has a couple of unique features. Again, good initiative, but ready for serious use.

Seamonkey

Seamonkey tries to be a full featured browsers, which does more than just web. It includes email, newsgroup client, html editor, IRC chat and development tools.

iCab

iCab is a shareware browser with features not available in other browsers. It's been around longer than most browsers, but I don't really see why would anyone pay 20 bucks for it.

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i4detail's picture
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Not quite a browser in itself, but you could mention Fluid, which allows you to create site-specific browsers....

Photographer, designer, and all around okay guy.

Ivan's picture

That's quite fun. I didn't know about it. There is a similar site specific browser: Mailplane for gmail only.

creativemurf's picture
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If you want a safe browser for your children there is KidZui

Ivan's picture

Very nice! :) I will test it with my 3yo.

Strak's picture
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A useful browser-app it is not. An freebie HTML editor it is.
(I used it to get ride of your black background in my printed copy of your useful (thankyou) note for Mac troubleshooting.)

Strak's picture
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EEK - In the Sea Monkey comment page thought I was.
Embarrassed beyond limits now I am. (ps. Don't tell Yoda, please.)

William's picture
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How about Omniweb, it's now free of charge.

Will

Ivan's picture

Yeah, I have it up there. It's a decent choice.

William's picture
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