What browser do you use on your MacBook Pro and which ones have you downloaded?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Hieveryone, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. Hieveryone, Jun 4, 2019
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2019

    Hieveryone macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    Currently have Safari, Chrome, and Firefox.

    Just got Firefox actually. Been a life long Chrome user.

    All I have to say is...WOW!

    It's incredibly fast. To me that is the most important thing. It's gotta be fast.

    Honestly am amazed. Couldn't be happier.

    EDIT: Just to be clear, I am not using Firefox as of today. It is very fast and am I'm very happy with it!
  2. udontno macrumors 6502


    Jul 19, 2011
    VA, USA
    I use Safari. Also have Chrome and Firefox installed.
  3. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    Just out of curiosity, how come? What appeals to you about Safari?
  4. marzfreerider macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2014
    I mainly use Safari, but have Firefox installed as well.
  5. chscag macrumors 68040


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    A lot of folks prefer Safari because it syncs bookmarks and passwords with your iPhone and iPad. I also use Chrome and have tried a variety of other browsers including Firefox, Brave, Epic, and Opera.
  6. mroy16 macrumors regular

    May 28, 2017
    I switched to Safari a few years back, and it's been really slow compared to Chrome on my desktop and how I remember Chrome on my old MBP. As soon as I get enough motivation to transfer all of my bookmarks and passwords, I'll be going back to Chrome.
  7. RobinInOR macrumors 6502a


    Sep 14, 2014
    I’ve just switched over to Chromium Edge (canary daily build) yes, I run a lot of MS apps but I find it a speedly little thing
  8. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    What is Chromium edge?

    TO ALL:

    I actually am using firefox now as of today. It is very fast and I love it. Not chrome.
  9. RobinInOR macrumors 6502a


    Sep 14, 2014
    Microsoft is ditching their current Edge browser, and its being rewritten using the same Chromium open source base that Chrome uses. In Windows 10 Ive totally dumped Chrome.

    They just released the canary build, the daily one for macos a week ago, and the dev branch for MacOS (weekly build) today I think.
  10. boast macrumors 65816


    Nov 12, 2007
    Phoenix, USA
  11. udontno macrumors 6502


    Jul 19, 2011
    VA, USA
    Syncing across my devices (3 macs, 2 iPads, and an iPhone).
  12. pshufd macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2013
    New Hampshire
    I use Firefox. I did some development work for Mozilla in the past. What I love is that you can pull the source code and work on it yourself.
  13. LogicalApex macrumors 6502

    Nov 13, 2015
    I have and use daily both Firefox and Safari on my MBP. Firefox on everything non-Apple 100% of the time.

    At work I have Chrome, Firefox and IE that I have to ping pong between, but that's the nature of web application development in an enterprise environment.
  14. Sital macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2012
    New England
    I have Safari, Firefox and Vivaldi installed. I've been using Safari for awhile now, mainly due to Apple Pay and syncing bookmarks with my phone, but a couple of days ago I tried Firefox again. I had forgotten what I was missing just so I could use Apple Pay on my MBP. Firefox is superior to Safari in almost every way that matters to me - speed, page rendering, customization, and playing nice with sites that Safari won't.
  15. sracer macrumors G3


    Apr 9, 2010
    I have Safari, Chrome, and Vivaldi installed. I used to use Opera but when it was sold off to a Chinese consortium, I switched to Vivaldi (developed by a team led by the person who developed Opera). Vivaldi offers all of the features that I rely on in Chrome but at a fraction of the memory usage.
  16. MSastre macrumors 6502


    Aug 18, 2014
  17. Beachguy macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2011
    Florida, USA
    Like sracer, I have Vivaldi, but their delay in getting sync going made me move away from it as my daily driver. I'm kind of a browser addict- I'm surprised at how different Chromium based browsers can be.

    My list is a bit lengthy- Safari, Safari Tech Preview, Chrome, Opera Beta, Opera Dev, Brave, Brave Beta, Brave Dev, Vivaldi, Edge Dev, Edge Canary. And on Windows... and on Linux... Actually, my Windows browsers other than Safari match my Mac browsers, and so do Linux with a few minor exceptions like Firefox, Iceweasel, Pale Moon, and another couple I can't recall.
  18. tarsins macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2009
    Safari on all things Apple so that they all sing from the same song sheet. I have downloaded Firefox for incompatible (badly coded) websites but haven't used it in ages. Really can't get on with Chrome at all.
  19. adrianlondon macrumors 65816


    Nov 28, 2013
    Firefox Nightly. It took me a while of playing with userChrome.css to get it to look the way I want, but now I've done that I'm happy.

    I stopped using Safari as the two main extensions I use (bitwarden, ublock origin) don't work any more. Also, I don't like the limited cookie management and the fact that swiping back in forums often results in a delay then a page reload.
  20. ruka.snow macrumors regular


    Jun 6, 2017
    Safari continues to be my main browsers but I also have Edge Canary and as and when required to test something I'll run Chrome. With Edge Canary being based on Chrome I'll unlikely need to download Chrome again.
  21. jaduff46 macrumors 6502


    Mar 3, 2010
    Second star on the right....
    Have had good success with Safari and Firefox. Probably going to give Linux a try and will need one for that.

    Have also tried Brave and Vivaldi, but haven’t put in sufficient time to thoroughly test either.
  22. Kraizelburg macrumors regular

    Nov 10, 2018
    Firefox, can't cope with Safari extensions.
    --- Post Merged, Jun 7, 2019 ---
    Same here, uBlock Origin is by far the best and lightest ad block out there and it's FREE.
    I also use bitwarden, another amazing free password manager. One note clipper and pocket.

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