11 Replies Latest reply: Nov 3, 2006 10:23 AM by g4lvan
cam_macd81 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
ok, so ever since ive had my macbook, which has been bout 3 weeks now, ive been using safari as my internet browser. now, im new to macs, so i was wonderin, is there any other browser out there thats better than safari? i mean, its good and all, but im lookin for something better. thanks for ur input in advance.

cameron

   
  • James Brown3 Level 2 Level 2 (215 points)
    A lot of folks like Firefox and I know most don't like Explorer (myself included).

    G4 450 1GB RAM 120GBHD(x2); Mini 512MB, 80GBHD, MACBook 512MB 60GBHD   Mac OS X (10.4.7)  
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (284,860 points)
    See this page for a long list of Mac web browsers. Some of them will not run in Mac OS X.

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  • MuadDib420 Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)
    i personally like the deer park optimised version of firefox. it's optimised for intel macs. there are only a couple of web pages that give it trouble. it seems faster and more responsive than regular firefox.

    http://www.beatnikpad.com/archives/2006/07/29/firefox-1505/

    also, make sure you get the universal version of flip4mac for any web video playback.

    http://www.flip4mac.com/wmv_download.htm

    good luck!
  • matt_156 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    Firefox generally in my view is the best browser, also maybe look at flock which a edited version of firefox which will run on your macbook

    Matt
  • Jonathan Kurtzman Level 4 Level 4 (1,100 points)
    I use safari and camino. Camino works better with some sites. If you use any Google tools, safari is not as completely supported; some of the tools are not available and there may be rendering problems (especially in Calendar).

    In use there is very little difference between these advanced browsers - I'm excluding the drugdy IE. They handle tabs in slightly different ways - e.g., Firefox family browsers will warn you if you close a window with multiple tabs (but you can recover those tabs with the back button in safari, so . . . ). Camino and all the Firefox browsers have more security configuration options, but the user experience is largely the same.
  • Eric Kracinski Level 6 Level 6 (15,925 points)
    Everyone has a different idea of what they want in a browser, so there really is no "best" broswer, but one that is best for you.

    I love Camino - along with CamiTools. With those two, I can have Camino ID itself as almost any broswer so I can view those site that want IE without having to se IE.

    The most popular ones will be Firefox, Camino, Shiira, Opera, Flock, and OmniWeb in no particular order of preference.
  • shane blyth Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)
    Flock is defintily the most innovative browser I have ever seen. I saw it on http://screencastsonline.com/sco/Shows/shows.html
    show SCO0057 -
    Flock Web 2.0 Browser
    11 July 2006
    seeing the video demo from screencasts online is very impressive

    Here is a quote from screencastsonline

    I'm really excited about this application as it provides amazing functionality as standard.

    It's Flock Beta 1 which I had a chance to play with over the weekend. I was so impressed I just had to do a screencast to spread the "Flock goodness" around.

    Flock is an astounding browser built on FireFox and features integration with...

    * Delicious & Shadows - for social bookmarking
    * Flickr & Photobucket - for photo sharing
    * Blogging - Has a built in blogging tool for virtually any blog tool
    * RSS Reader - Fully featured RSS reader

    It's available for Mac OSX, Windows and Linux and is a must try application.
  • Sahhus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I like Safari, as the interface and general look of it is very good.
    But I find with Safari, when saving web-pages onto my harddrive.
    Most of the time, the pictures are lost, when i later open it.
    Firefox doesn't have the same problem
  • SPD Level 3 Level 3 (530 points)
    As another poster noted, this is more often than not a subjective judgement based on user's needs.

    That being said, I love OmniWeb 5.5. Site specific preferences allow me to change how pages will display for different domains. A zoomed text editor expands texts fields (such as the one I'm typing in now), making it easier to input text. It even has an import feature to input text you may have written somewhere else. Both of these features are not available on other browsers without some modification (SafariStand allows for site preferences, but cannot be as fine tuned as site preferences in OW itself). ASAIK, zoomed text editing is unique to OW, for now at least.

    OW 5.5 is as fast as Safari and FF, and much nicer on the eyes than the latter.
  • SPD Level 3 Level 3 (530 points)
    Not to sound like a schill, but OmniWeb 5.5.1 is now available for 9.95 during November. You can try it out free for 30 days (actual days of usage).
  • g4lvan Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    Try BonEcho, its a beefed up version of FireFox 2.0

    Loads pages way way much faster

    Google for it