best mac web browser

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by lilxedward, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. lilxedward macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2011
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    I'd just download Firefox and Chrome and compare to Safari, and see which you like best. There's no definitive best browser, only preferences. Personally, I like Firefox, but I know there are a lot of Chrome fans out there, and some people stick with Safari because it's already there or out of preference.
  3. tug macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2010
    loughborough. u.k.
  4. orfeas0 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 21, 2010
    Athens, Greece
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I liked safari on mac until i realised how buggy it is compared to others. Try chrome, you'll love it.
  5. topcat5665 macrumors newbie


    Jan 1, 2011
    Chrome by far. It is the fastest web browser.
  6. GGJstudios, Jun 21, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2011
  7. Big D 51 macrumors 6502a

    Big D 51

    Jan 15, 2011
    Mobile, AL
  8. Skizoboy, Jun 21, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2011

    Skizoboy macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2011
    Firefox has cool extensions but they make it buggy and a real hog. And since it's not very interesting "out of the box"… you get my point.

    Safari is great and lightweight but the interface is outdated and you can't customise it at all which sometimes makes it a pain to use…

    Chrome has the same rendering engine as Safari. It might be (very) slightly slower and its interface isn't customisable either but it feels really good and up to date.
    I'd recommend Chromium well over Chrome though. (This is the open-source project Chrome is based on. Same software without Google's spywares…)
  9. vistadude macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2010
    Opera is very nice. It takes awhile to start up compared to safari, but pages load much faster and clicking back doesn't refresh the page.
  10. orfeas0 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 21, 2010
    Athens, Greece
    A tip: If you're gonna use safari, better use the WebKit version. It's exactly like safari but it gets updated a lot so it works better.
  11. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    Cimmerian End
    which browser is a preference thing. i personally use safari. i've used all of the browsers before and i tried safari simply because it was there. i like the simple customization and the feel of it right now. perhaps later on I will switch.

    hell, nothing says you can't have more than one, either.
  12. dlimes13 macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2011
    Perrysburg, OH
    I personally use Safari on Mac, and Internet Explorer on Windows. Whatever comes with the OS, I use and works great.
  13. Robbyzbot macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2012
    I thought Chrome, but.......

    I really liked chrome, but it has been having bugs. When I'm on youtube, most videos play excellent, but other skip badly. It's not my internet, and the audio is continuous, but the video skips. Also, starting today, on most videos, chrome doesn't even show the video, it has audio, but no video. If anyone knows what the problem is please let me know.
  14. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

    tom vilsack

    Nov 20, 2010
    ladner cdn
    what i use

    -for mac os (9.2.2) -classilla (really no other option if you want to use mac os with modern web pages)
    -for ppc with osx tiger,leopard -camino (like the default flash and ad off option,also the speed)
    -for intel -firefox (for some plugins that i would miss using safari or chrome)
  15. jordanwar macrumors member


    Jun 24, 2011
  16. mikeray macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    Chrome - it sets the bar for all web browsers.

    They are all pretty great in general these days. Opera. although nice, isn't really supported in a lot of web sites because of it's low market share.

    Chrome / Safari
    -use the Webkit rendering Engine

    -uses Gecko rendering engine

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