Every week, the average American spends 24 hours online. The internet takes up a huge amount of our time each and every day, so why not make it as pleasant an experience as possible by using the right internet browser?
Yet which is the best bet? There are a lot of internet browsers out there and choosing the right one can be very difficult.
In this guide, we’re going to look at the best internet browsers for Mac. By the time you’ve finished, you’ll know which browsers are worth installing on macOS and which you should skip.
Are you ready to learn more and make your time on the internet better? Then read on!
First off, we’ve got the pre-installed Safari browser. Made by Apple, this browser is familiar to anyone who’s ever used a Mac, iPhone, or iPad. It’s not a bad browser by any stretch but what are its best features?
It Looks Great
As you would expect from an Apple product, Safari looks fantastic. Its gunmetal grey colors contrast beautifully with its pips of color.
Yet it isn’t only a pretty face. The design hides some very clever choices up its sleeve: for instance, the search bar doubles as a calculator and unit converter, which is pretty nifty for people on the go.
The built-in look-up feature is fantastic too. With the click of a button, you can instantly find the definition of a highlighted word, or search for it online or the App Store.
It’s Pretty Fast
A few years ago, Safari had a reputation as something of an aging dinosaur that was slow to use when surfing the net. Today, that’s no longer the case. While it still lags behind the speed-focused Google Chrome, Safari is faster than most competitors.
Fantastic Security and Privacy
If you’re very privacy-focused, Safari is a fantastic choice. While it’s not open-source, it has tracking protection built-in to help you stay safe and private online.
The only real issue is that as it’s not open-source we can’t be 100 percent sure about its privacy. It does do a great job of balancing security with speed, however.
Integration With Mobile Devices
If you’re always browsing the net on your iPhone or iPad, you’ll find the integration that Apple has built-in to Safari to be wonderful. History and bookmarks are tracked across all browsers and it’s completely seamless.
2- Google Chrome
Google Chrome is the undisputed king of browsers. It holds a market share of nearly 66 percent and is popular all over the world. Is it worth using on Mac?
Chrome Is Fast
If you value speed above all else, Chrome has you covered. In almost every test, it’s the fastest browser around. It will get you around the internet reliably and speedily.
Chrome’s original USP was its speed and it’s not something that Google has forgotten about. If you start using Chrome as your main browser, you can be sure it’s going to be fast for the foreseeable future.
As far as browsers go, Chrome is incredibly easy to make your own. Due to its massive market share, Chrome has a huge array of extensions available. No matter what you want to do online, there will be some little widget available that can do it for you.
This level of customization extends beyond extensions, too. Chrome has a good selection of themes available and it looks pretty darn good as it is.
It also includes a built-in dark mode that looks fantastic. To learn more about accessing it here, check out this post: https://setapp.com/how-to/google-chrome-dark-mode
Good Synchronization Capabilities
For those who have a Google account, Chrome is a natural choice. If you’ve got an Android phone, this is doubly true.
You can set up Chrome so that it syncs all your bookmarks, history, passwords, etc across your devices. This can increase productivity and makes it a great choice if you’re not in the Apple ecosystem.
A bit of a dark horse, Firefox is a fantastic choice for those who care a lot about privacy, and it’s got a few other tricks up its sleeve too. Let’s take a closer look at this popular third-party choice.
Open-Source With Fantastic Privacy Options
Nowadays, Firefox’s main selling point is that it’s open-source. What does this mean for you? Well, anyone can see the source code, so there’s total transparency about what the browser does and doesn’t do with your data.
This means that if you use Firefox, you can rest easy, knowing that your data is private.
Firefox also has a whole host of options to do with privacy. For instance, it has a great tracking protection module that’s on by default.
A Good Range of Extensions
While it may not be able to compete with Chrome’s huge range of extensions, there’s still a very respectable number of add-ons available for Firefox. This browser was one of the first to make extensions mainstream and they still are today.
Easy to Customize
Firefox is easy to make themes for and there are a huge number of different themes available. No matter what you want your browser to look like, you’ll find a theme that can help you.
The Three Best Internet Browsers for Mac: Which Is Best?
We’ve looked at the three best internet browsers for Mac but which is best? All three of these browsers have their uses, so it’s hard to decide.
If you’re firmly ensconced in the Apple ecosystem, Safari is your best bet for its great integration. If you use Android, Chrome is the best, for the same reason. If you value your privacy above all else, then Firefox is the undisputed browsing champion.
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