Browsers - Which one do you use

purgatori_sakkara

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Apr 22, 2018
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I have Firefox installed, but I pretty much only use Safari. None of the other browsers integrate thoroughly enough into the OS for my liking (e.g., being able to search bookmarks and history from Alfred/Spotlight, right-click to add images straight to Photos, etc.).

I won't touch any of the Chrome-derivative browsers, and don't use any Google web apps (yuck), so Safari fits my needs perfectly.
 
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PhoenixDown

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Oct 12, 2012
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Safari on Mac and IOS but I may switch to MS Edge if they ever release a Mac & IOS version for consistency of Bookmarks with my Surface
 

sgtaylor5

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Aug 6, 2017
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Safari when I'm sick of trying new browsers; it's just smaller. I hate the inability to edit favorites in-place, and the current, and worsening, ad-blocking situation.
MS Edge (Chromium) for now, so I can have shared bookmarks on my work PC and my MBP.

Have tried Firefox, Waterfox, Brave, Chrome. May go to Waterfox again. Still thinking.
 

10win

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Jun 9, 2015
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Firefox and Opera. Two months opera, two firefox.
Both are great!
Now, i'm using firefox, in the latest version they made a lot of improvements for mac os.
 

jz0309

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I use Safari exclusively except 1 site where I pay a bill that does not consistently work with Safari, then I use Chrome
 

phas3

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I've been using brave for a while now, recently went back to Firefox to test but will likely go back to Brave.
 

gplusplus

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Modern Firefox is not what it used to be. I’m totally loving the whole thing. I’m using Firefox on macOS, Windows, Linux, and iOS. Unfortunately, because of no actual good reason, I can’t set it as my default browser on iOS, but I can get my email client to open links in it. Better than nothing.
 

LiE_

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Mar 23, 2013
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Safari for the most part. I am finding it struggling a bit with memory management for web pages I work on most days, quite a few spinning balls and tabs that crash recently. The main reason I use Safari is the integration. I'd use Chrome if I could have access to all my saved passwords that are in KeyChain.
 

Sital

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May 31, 2012
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Does DuckDuckGo have an OS version?
No stand alone app, but they have a "Privacy Essentials" browser extension that basically blocks third party trackers, makes most sites use an encrypted connection, and grades each site's privacy level.


What? Please elaborate.
DDG has a mobile browser app, but not one for macOS (just browser extensions as noted above).
 

StellarVixen

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Mar 1, 2018
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Firefox.


The reason is better privacy and better support for adblockers. And it is lightning fast. And it is easier on resources.


I do not know what is happening with Safari, it used to be good, then they messed up everything.
 

interbear

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Sep 5, 2012
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I now tend to use Safari for personal and Chrome for work, as a couple of the web platforms we use at work are not supported on Safari, strangely.
 

iPhonagain

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Dec 28, 2009
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Mostly Safari, it just does what I need. Sometimes Brave if I have trouble getting a page up on Safari, but that is pretty rare these days.
 

xraydoc

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Safari on Mac & iOS.
Chrome on Windows, mainly because I can sync across my various machines at work and it'll install without admin access; our IT for whatever reason blocks personal Microsoft accounts, so I can't sync bookmarks thru Edge or Edge Chromium (plus Edge Chromium still in beta so it might not install on my work machines). And for some reason, just not a fan of Firefox.
 

JustAnExpat

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Nov 27, 2019
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Safari for the main browser. Firefox when I need to pull something down using Zotero. Adds are blocked at the .hosts file. I have a Windows 7 VM with Chrome in case I need to access something that's blocked in my .hosts file.
 

stillcrazyman

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Safari for personal use on iOS and MacOS. I've tried Firefox....
My work insists we use Chrome - tightly managed network so no worries.