6414 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Nov 3, 2006 10:23 AM by g4lvan
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.
also, make sure you get the universal version of flip4mac for any web video playback.
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.
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.
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.
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.