What's the best browser for Mac?

34 votes

Safari 41%

Google Chrome 32%

Firefox 24%

Maxthon 3%

Gecko 0%

Opera 0%

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33 Comments
  • Aatif Khan
    3 months ago

    This one would hardly come as a surprise, but beyond doubt, the native Safari is the overall best browser for OS X. Over the years, Apple has heavily optimized its browser to work best within its own ecosystem, and while it’s hard to recommend Safari as the top choice for Windows, there is nothing better for Macs

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  • Tom Allen
    Tom Allen
    Google Chrome
    3 months ago

    I have been using Safari for a couple of years and it seems to give me the “spinning pinwheel of death” somewhat often. I don’t seem to get it very often when I use Chrome, but I do upon occasion. It’s very frustrating and I would love to know the real cause. I am using Mac OS Sierra 10.12.1 and Safari 10.01.1 I have 8GB of Ram and a 1 TB hdd. This is my first venture into Mac, as I have always used windows, but found the virus susceptibility worrisome.

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  • Karen Haslam
    3 months ago

    Where Safari excels, and where no other browser even comes close to competing, is in its integration with macOS. No other browser offers access to the Keychain, for example, providing a centralised way to store and sync passwords across your Apple devices. Safari syncs with iCloud Bookmarks and has been optimised for macOS so that it uses the least possible power.

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  • Marina Márquez
    Marina Márquez
    Firefox
    3 months ago

    Firefox is a great browser. The design is great and it's very intuitive. Plus, since it is open-source, there is a ton of additional features and improvements that you can add on to customize and improve your browser.

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  • Bryan Carpenter
    Bryan Carpenter
    Maxthon
    3 months ago

    Maxthon provides a unique solution to those looking for a fast and reliable browser for Mac. One of its top features is the ability to save and view certain information and webpages while offline. It is an award winning browser, and is well-reviewed for its intuitive design and high-functionality.

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  • Edward Powell
    Edward Powell
    Firefox
    3 months ago

    Firefox Quantum is the newest web browser available with a mid November release date. It is considerably faster than both chrome and safari on my iMac. The layout is functional and easy to understand. This may be the best browser I have ever personally used and it runs perfectly on my Mac.

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  • Samuel Washington
    Samuel Washington
    Firefox
    3 months ago

    Firefox is a respected browser, and this newer version very well could be the best browser for Mac. I am just unsure how it stacks up against safari, as safari is native to MacOS.

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  • Hongbo He
    Safari
    3 months ago

    Safari if what you want is only a simple, fast browser. and if you are also an iOS user so you can sync your browser stuff on every device.

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  • Greg Hard
    Google Chrome
    3 months ago

    I've been going back and forth on this question for awhile, having been a fervent Firefox guy and then moving to Chrome (though never really bothering with Safari). I think the answer is that, yes, Chrome (and Firefox, for that matter) is better than Safari, and Chrome is in turn better than Firefox is a few key areas (but not all).

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  • Michael Vogel
    3 months ago

    Between Chrome and Safari you're going to run into the standard Google vs. Apple debate: is simple and easy to use better than customization? It really depends on what your needs are. My needs are to have multiple browsers for different tasks. I love both. If I had to pick one, for my devices, Safari would be my pick. I just can't give up on Reader.

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  •  Mark McDonnell
    3 months ago

    Now (since starting from fresh and reinstalling my operating system, having nothing installed on my laptop and hindsight) I use Safari because it is fast, bookmarks are sync'ed. it has other great features built-in to which really makes the Mac experience, and it will keep getting better and better integration with the Mac so is a safe choice moving forward.

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  • Sean Tauber
    3 months ago

    I'm more behind Mozilla's development than Google's. I feel like Google's motivation behind any initiative is to grab more data from users (Goog-411 in order to improve speech-to-text translation for Google Voice, Google Ads to monitor users surfing habits, Google accounts to create profiles of users, Google Chrome to monitor all browser usage). As an internet company, having control of design and implementation of the portal to the internet gives them an amazing amount of influence.

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  • Eric Myers
    Google Chrome
    3 months ago

    Google Chrome. It's fast, streamlined browsing combined with the extensions and web apps make it an all around winner and can combine the firebug-like features for developers seen in firefox with the WebKit developer tools of Safari. Thus, in the everyday browsing wars, Chrome wins my vote. If you need social media integration, check out RockMelt (built on a Chrome derivative called Chromium) for a decent user experience with tight FaceBook Integration.

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  • Raju Maharjan
    3 months ago

    safari is a better choice than chrome because chrome browser drains out the battery faster than safari and it also consumes a lot of memory.

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  • Suresh Kumar Sharma
    3 months ago

    Apple Safari is the default and best browser for Mac users only. It is the very fastest and favorite browser of all Mac users. It comes with most of the interesting, useful and user-friendly features like easy, iCloud integration, social sharing, speed dial, RSS integration etc.

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  • Jake Pierson
    3 months ago

    The only major difference I've noticed is that Safari does css and JavaScript animations much faster and smoother than chrome - probably because safari is doing it with hardware acceleration natively.

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  • Ian MacLeod
    Google Chrome
    3 months ago

    Google Chrome! It's streamlined, responsive and extensible.

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  • Julien Berthomier
    Google Chrome
    3 months ago

    I personally use the combination of Chrome to browse the web and Station for all my work applications. It just feels like the perfect setup. (But I am seriously considering using Brave to replace Chrome!)

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  • Steven Buehler
    3 months ago

    Depends on what you need. For cross-platform use I'd say Chrome, but I'm more content to use Safari as it integrates into the OS better.

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  • Minnu
    Safari
    3 months ago

    The Best browser for Mac 2018 is the one that comes with your Mac. Safari is faster and more energy efficient than other browsers, so sites are more reliable and your notebook battery lasts longer in terms of charge. There are built-in privacy features available for the safari where you can customize the settings. Soft tools or handy tools help you save, find and share your favorites. Safari works with iCloud to let you browse seamlessly across all your devices.

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  • Joe Frank
    Joe Frank
    Google Chrome
    3 months ago

    I used to love Firefox because it was simple to use, handled my favorites easily, and I could print out my Amazon orders easily. Then the new and improved version came out and my favorites disappeared (many years worth), nothing was easy anymore, and I can not print out my Amazon orders because of size restrictions. The so called "improved" version of firefox may help tech whizzes, but as for a non techie, it has been a disaster. I now print my orders from AOL. I still have no idea how to handle favorites on this version of Mozilla, so I use Google.

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  • Rachel Wright
    3 months ago

    From what I noticed Firefox Quantum is much faster as far as benchmarking and it's less of a resource hog then Google Chrome. My battery last longer with Firefox than Chrome, so maybe your personal preference is Chrome, I just don't see Chrome as the BEST.

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  • Cooper Roost
    3 months ago

    Firefox is my personal preference!

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  • Michael McConnell
    Google Chrome
    3 months ago

    There isn’t much to say about Chrome. It is growing far beyond almost any other browser. Is it a browser, or an OS? The answer is a little bit of both. It is one of the most extensible browsers you can use. You can get everything from password safes to full on text editors that all live right in your browser.

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  • lakshmohan
    2 months ago

    Google Chrome is the best browser for Mac as it is quite easy to use. It also provides its users with a great number of useful extensions that many browsers lack. Overall it delivers a great browsing experience.

  • lakshmohan
    2 months ago

    Chrome is fast, flexible, free to use. https://www.techtoogle.com/news/best-browser-for-mac-2018/

  • lakshmohan
    2 months ago

    <a href="https://www.techtoogle.com/news/best-browser-for-mac-2018/">Source</a>

  • lakshmohan
    2 months ago

    <a href="https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/safari-browser-alternatives-mac/" class="source" target="_blank">source</a>

  • rxjskesh
    Safari
    a month ago

    on Mac obviously the best performing browser is Safari

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  • jcmi
    Firefox
    a month ago

    @firefox is best browser for mac os. fight me.

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  • cfenollosa
    a month ago

    I'm a 100% Apple user since the 2004 iPod. I'm typing this on a MBA, an iPhone is in my pocket, an Apple Watch on my wrist. My favorite browser is Safari and I think it is the best one in the market. Likewise for mac OS.

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  • Whereiskajarii
    a month ago

    @tldtoday Safari is still the best browser to use on Mac and iPhone

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  • allenthird
    a month ago

    Safari is currently the best browser on Mac, as far as my experience has been this last week. Chrome freaked me out, so I tried Brave, Firefox, and Safari. Safari is quick and has all the extensions I need.

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