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Mac users: What is your primary browser on OS X?

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    Neowinian Senior

  • Joined: 23-July 05
  • Location: Alabama
  • OS: Windows 7 Ultimate, 2012 Macbook Pro, CR-48 Chromebook from Google
  • Phone: iPhone 5s

Posted 16 August 2013 - 12:54

I am really loving Safari on the mac and want to use it more, but I use Windows machines all day at work and all my tabs/sessions/favorites, etc are all saved in Chrome, so when I get home and get on the mac I use Chrome as well just because I can pick up where I left off. 


I would use Safari more if I could sync things better with my windows machines

#17 Menge


    Neowinian Senior

  • Joined: 24-May 04
  • Location: Brazil
  • OS: OS X
  • Phone: iPhone 5

Posted 16 August 2013 - 12:56

Firefox Nightly for primary browsing and WebKit (Safari Nightly) for sites with x264 video.

#18 +jamesyfx


    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 1
  • Joined: 04-February 06
  • Location: Manchester, UK
  • OS: OS X 10.9 / Windows 8.1
  • Phone: Nexus 5

Posted 16 August 2013 - 18:00

I've started using Opera Next as my main browser on my Mac and my Windows PC.

#19 StandingInAlley


    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 1
  • Joined: 27-November 05
  • Location: India
  • OS: Mac OSX Lion
  • Phone: Nokia Lumia 920

Posted 16 August 2013 - 18:03

I was using Firefox for last five years but have now switched to Safari 

#20 0sit0


    Live and let live

  • Joined: 24-October 01

Posted 16 August 2013 - 18:06

Chrome because the developer tools are awesome :)

#21 CygnusOrion



  • Joined: 19-July 13

Posted 16 August 2013 - 18:07

Chrome because it's the cleanest UI, fastest UI and syncs everything across all devices.

#22 ndoggfromhell


    Master of the 6th Speed

  • Joined: 20-March 02

Posted 16 August 2013 - 18:29

Iron Browser... which is Chrome without the botnet.  I have firefox installed cause our firewall likes it better.  I have safari for anytime Apple streams a keynote or similar video from one of their presentations.  

#23 Rohdekill


    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 1
  • Joined: 06-July 05
  • Location: Earth

Posted 16 August 2013 - 18:38

Chrome on all my OSs

#24 Phantom Helix

Phantom Helix


  • Joined: 31-March 03
  • Location: Minnesota, USA

Posted 16 August 2013 - 18:48

I use FireFox, I have no real need for syncing and as far as speed i could care less,


my major factors for firefox are certain plugins and the NASA nightlaunch theme

#25 PyX


    Neowinian Senior

  • Joined: 20-December 03

Posted 16 August 2013 - 23:24



Since it shares (or used to share) Chrome's engine, it's pretty much the same when it comes to speed. And Webkit is the best engine out there since its existence.


Safari's native interface though makes it much more responsive than any half-assed application Google can come up with.

#26 protocol7


    It's Fumbles. It was always Fumbles.

  • Joined: 06-May 09

Posted 16 August 2013 - 23:27

Firefox. Safari is faster, especially on the MacBook, but Firefox syncs my bookmarks from my main PC.

#27 sagum


    Unicorn Doctor

  • Tech Issues Solved: 1
  • Joined: 09-October 08
  • Location: England
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.9 / Windows 7/8.1
  • Phone: LG E900 & Lumia` 610/520/920

Posted 16 August 2013 - 23:56

Safari for every day browsing. Never had a problem with any sites not working or anything.

I use Firefox just for linky extension on a site i moderate. Just makes it easier to open 20+ links from a page, in tabs at once. 

but, I use IE when in Windows and still revert back to Firefox for linky.


I used to be a hardcore firefox junky, way back when it was first forked from Mozilla's nutcrape suite as Phoenix (before the name change to firebird, then firefox). The main aim was ultra light weight, fast browser. It did well and out performed Microsoft's IE on load times and memory usage. It was amazing. However, that time has long gone and I tried IE when Windows 7 came about and I haven't looked back since. 

Firefox was a great browser, but it's just as bloated as the rest it was trying to get away from at the start.

#28 Circaflex


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  • Location: California
  • OS: 8 x64, 7 x64, Mountain Lion, Ubuntu
  • Phone: shamu

Posted 17 August 2013 - 00:01

You know Safari + iCloud does that right? :)

only if your other devices are also apple products

#29 Techno_Funky


    Music Freak

  • Joined: 15-November 04
  • Location: Mumbai, India
  • OS: MAC OS 10.8.3
  • Phone: Samsung Galaxy S III

Posted 17 August 2013 - 06:49

Used to use Chrome earlier but it started throwing random issues and crashed a lot. So moved to Firefox, never looked back.

#30 The Guvnor

The Guvnor

    Corl!! Stand Back!!

  • Joined: 12-April 10
  • Location: India
  • OS: OS X 10.10 on Late 2013 27' iMac
  • Phone: iPhone 5 16GB, iPhone 4S 16GB, iPad Mini 16GB WiFi

Posted 17 August 2013 - 17:59

I keep on switching between Safari & Chrome. Both are great browsers, currently im using Chrome.