What are the best browsers for Mac?

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    Opera

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    Ao Zou
    Written on October 3, 2018
    "Opera seems to be the most lightweight browser I could find anywhere. It doesn't take up much space on the processor of my old machine so I'm using this more than Safari or Chrome and so far so good!"
    1. 17
      Safari

      Safari is a fast and energy efficient web browser developed by Apple based on the WebKit engine. Built-in privacy features help keep your browsing your business. Handy tools help you save, find, and share your favorites. Safari works with iCloud to let you browse seamlessly across all your devices.

      Software

      Mac, iOS

      Free

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      Betty Butler
      Written on July 16, 2018
      "When it comes to browsers for my Macbook air, I still find the default Safari very reliable. Not only this lessens the hassle of me ever installing another software for my..."
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      Betty Butler
      Written on July 16, 2018
      "When it comes to browsers for my Macbook air, I still find the default Safari very reliable. Not only this lessens the hassle of me ever installing another software for my browsing needs, this browser is reliable and blocks most of the ads on the webpages which I do not wanna see. Good job Apple."
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      Rachel Zhang
      Written on September 13, 2017
      "Safari is the only browser you really need if you are using a MAC. It is the best one on iOS devices. I use it all the time and would highly recommend it."
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      Ann Lucas
      Written on September 13, 2017
      "This is a great solution to my query because it's the stock browser that comes with Mac. It's very helpful!"
    2. 14
      Opera

      Opera is a fast and secure web browser for Windows, macOS, Linux operating systems and mobile devices developed by Opera Software. Also, the Opera browser has an incredibly great quality: it counts with a built-in ad blocker.

      Software

      Android, Windows, Mac, Linux

      Free

      AZ
      Ao Zou
      Written on July 16, 2018
      "Opera seems to be the most lightweight browser I could find anywhere. It doesn't take up much space on the processor of my old machine so I'm using this more than Safari or..."
      AZ
      Ao Zou
      Written on July 16, 2018
      "Opera seems to be the most lightweight browser I could find anywhere. It doesn't take up much space on the processor of my old machine so I'm using this more than Safari or Chrome and so far so good! "
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      Bruce Bowman
      Written on September 13, 2017
      "Opera isn't bad, not bad at all. Though I personally have a limited experience with it. That being said none of my experiences were sour, so I'd say give it a go."
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      Roy Alvarez
      Written on September 13, 2017
      "I was looking for a browser that would not freeze up on highly, highly demanding sites and I finally found one here with this one. I feel like it is safer than Chrome and more performance friendly than Firefox. Overall, it is a good choice. I feel like it gets the job done just right. I can't really complain about this. It really does what it is intended to do. I can't go back to Chrome or Firefox anymore."
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      Google Chrome

      Google Chrome is a fast, easy to use, and secure web browser. Chrome brings you personalized news articles, quick links to your favorite sites, downloads, and Google Search and Google Translate built-in.

      Software

      Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux

      Free

      NB
      Nathan Bishop
      Written on July 16, 2018
      "What I like about Chrome are its very simplistic features. Not too complicated interface. Not too cluttered as clutter tends to distract me. I'm giving this 4 stars as a..."
      NB
      Nathan Bishop
      Written on July 16, 2018
      "What I like about Chrome are its very simplistic features. Not too complicated interface. Not too cluttered as clutter tends to distract me. I'm giving this 4 stars as a browser for my Mac."
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      Ronald Pena
      Written on September 13, 2017
      "Chrome is easily the best browser for the Mac! It's easy to use, clean and fast and when all of the extensions it makes browsing so much better."
      RP
      Ryan Peters
      Written on September 13, 2017
      "Chrome is the best browser on OSX with no question. Nothing comes close to it."

    DID YOU KNOW?

    Did you know that up-to-date browsers can protect you against phishing and malware attacks? The risk of getting exposed to attackers is high especially if you are not aware that the sites you are visiting are malicious. In fact, a Wombat Security’s latest report shows that 76% of organizations have encountered phishing attacks in 2017. The most popular form of phishing is the disguising of malicious attachments as fake invoices. This tactic tricks the users to open the phishing emails. Email is also considered the most used delivery vehicle for attackers. According to Symantec, the highest rate happened in 2016 in which 1 in 131 emails contained malware.

    Meanwhile, a study shows that updated modern browsers feature Safe Browsing technology that alerts you when the web page you visit is suspected of being malicious. This means that it is up to you if you still wish to visit the site after being alerted of its possible risk. An example of a browser that features Safe Browsing technology or pre-check feature is Google Chrome. This technology works by doing a quick check against the list of suspected phishing and malware sites. This list is kept locally on your computer to protect your browsing privacy. Google will verify the match against the local list and the web page you are visiting. If there is a match, a red warning page will appear to inform you that the page is possibly dangerous.

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      Vivaldi

      Vivaldi develop the popular Vivaldi web browser, a highly customisable browser for power users and people who want more out of their web experience.

      Software

      Windows, Mac, Linux

      Free

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      Zachary Wood
      Written on July 16, 2018
      "As a starting developer, I find exploring Vivaldi a little bit exciting because this gives me a chance to build my own browser from here and allows me to customize how I want..."
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      Zachary Wood
      Written on July 16, 2018
      "As a starting developer, I find exploring Vivaldi a little bit exciting because this gives me a chance to build my own browser from here and allows me to customize how I want to browse the web. I think any newcomer will easily grasp Vivaldi. This is fun to use on a macOS."
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      Manuel Cortés
      Written on September 13, 2017
      "I wasn't much of a fan of the default Safari browser on Mac. I decided to give Vivaldi a try, and I'm very glad I did. It's much more sleek and streamlined. It does everything Safari can do, but I feel it's laid out better. It's more intuitive and easy to use."
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      Kyle Shaw
      Written on September 13, 2017
      "This is just not the best browser for mac. The default safari browser is better then this in almost every way imaginable and then there is still Google Chrome coming in second. I don't know of anyone who uses this browser and I won't be using it either."
    2. 10
      Mozilla Firefox

      Mozilla Firefox, also known as Firefox, is a free and open-source web browser created by Mozilla in 2002, which is available for  Windows, macOS, Linux and more. Its features include tab browsing, spell checking, private browsing, and more. 

      Software

      Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux, Fire TV

      Free

      MM
      Marina Márquez
      Written on September 13, 2017
      "Firefox is a great browser. The design is great and it's very intuitive. Plus, since it is open-source, there is a ton of additional features and improvements that you can add..."
      MM
      Marina Márquez
      Written on September 13, 2017
      "Firefox is a great browser. The design is great and it's very intuitive. Plus, since it is open-source, there is a ton of additional features and improvements that you can add on to customize and improve your browser."
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      Ishan Chavan
      Written on September 13, 2017
      "Firefox has been around for a long time. It is known for being bulky and slow. There are better options."
    3. 7
      Maxthon
      Maxthon's browing speed is optimum and has a smooth user interface. It supports well-known features such as Incognito Mode, Flash...
      Software

      Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

      Free

      BC
      Bryan Carpenter
      Written on September 13, 2017
      "Maxthon provides a unique solution to those looking for a fast and reliable browser for Mac. One of its top features is the ability to save and view certain information and..."
      BC
      Bryan Carpenter
      Written on September 13, 2017
      "Maxthon provides a unique solution to those looking for a fast and reliable browser for Mac. One of its top features is the ability to save and view certain information and webpages while offline. It is an award winning browser, and is well-reviewed for its intuitive design and high-functionality."
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      Ishan Das
      Written on September 13, 2017
      "I was definitely expecting a full list of browser options for Macs. I've never even heard of Maxthon so I don't think it's a pretty good solution. It is a browser, however."
    4. 5
      Firefox Quantum

      Firefox Quantum is the latest browser by Mozilla. Firefox 52 was able to do 32 runs per minute, Firefox Quantum is capable of doing 66. It counts on a developer edition and a nightly version.

      Software

      Windows, Mac

      Free

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      Edward Powell
      Written on November 13, 2017
      "Firefox Quantum is the newest web browser available with a mid November release date. It is considerably faster than both chrome and safari on my iMac. The layout is..."
      EP
      Edward Powell
      Written on November 13, 2017
      "Firefox Quantum is the newest web browser available with a mid November release date. It is considerably faster than both chrome and safari on my iMac. The layout is functional and easy to understand. This may be the best browser I have ever personally used and it runs perfectly on my Mac."
      SW
      Samuel Washington
      Written on November 10, 2017
      "Firefox is a respected browser, and this newer version very well could be the best browser for Mac. I am just unsure how it stacks up against safari, as safari is native to MacOS."
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      Tor Browser

      Tor Browser is a multiplatform browser that was developed with privacy in mind. It lets users browse the web with complete anonymity and privacy, reducing the risk of personal data breaches and hacks.

      Software

      Windows, Mac, Linux

      Free

      TH
      Theresa Hart
      Written on September 13, 2017
      "This browser is slow. Someone showed it to me and said it would make browsing more private, but I think they're out of their mind or something. Anyway! I read up on it and it..."
      TH
      Theresa Hart
      Written on September 13, 2017
      "This browser is slow. Someone showed it to me and said it would make browsing more private, but I think they're out of their mind or something. Anyway! I read up on it and it isn't what I need at all, as I don't partake in what it is meant for, and have since uninstalled it."
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      Ruth Cole
      Written on September 13, 2017
      "If you're doing something sketchy, this is the browser for you. Or if your just really serious about making sure your stuff is secure Tor browser is completely anonymous. It works, and it's a pretty good browser."
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      Onion Browser

      Onion Browser is the original open-source Tor-powered browser for iOS which helps you to access the internet with more safety and privacy. 

      Software

      Windows, Mac, iOS

      Free

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      James Evans
      Written on October 1, 2017
      "I was looking for a new web browser for my mac and found Onion Browser - Secure & anonymous web with tor. I have heard of this before but have never tried the browser...."
      JE
      James Evans
      Written on October 1, 2017
      "I was looking for a new web browser for my mac and found Onion Browser - Secure & anonymous web with tor. I have heard of this before but have never tried the browser. Overall, I was very happy with the security I had and it seemed to be intuitive. It doesn't function directly like a web browser though, so I would recommend something else in the long run."
      KM
      Kenneth Miller
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "I use the Onion Browser for those times I want to venture into the Tor sites. It is extremely slow and often just a waiting game. Plus the browser doesnt retain any settings"
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      Dennis Coleman
      Written on September 13, 2017
      "This solution isn't good because this only seems to work for Mac and not iOS sadly. However, this will work if you have a mac."
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      Jonathan Wong
      Written on September 13, 2017
      "Onion Browser is a browser for Windows, not Mac. This was not a relevant search for me."
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      Brave Browser
      Brave Web Browser is a free web browser focused on ad blocking, security protection, data optimization and an enhanced battery experience for the user. It is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android devices.
      Software

      Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux

      Free

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      Henry Lynch
      Written on November 5, 2018
      "I used to get freezing screen loading issues with my Safari browser but when I try visiting these sites on Brave, they work pretty fine. Maybe has to do with how Brave is..."
      HL
      Henry Lynch
      Written on November 5, 2018
      "I used to get freezing screen loading issues with my Safari browser but when I try visiting these sites on Brave, they work pretty fine. Maybe has to do with how Brave is blocking the ads becauyse ads kinda slows down websites."

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    Summary

    Best browsers for Mac
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Safari Software 17 Free
    2 Opera Software 14 Free
    3 Google Chrome Software 11 Free
    4 Vivaldi Software 10 Free
    5 Mozilla Firefox Software 10 Free
    6 Maxthon Software 7 Free
    7 Firefox Quantum Software 5 Free
    8 Tor Browser Software 2 Free
    9 Onion Browser Software 1 Free
    10 Brave Browser Software 0 Free
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