Top 10 Best Mac Web Browsers – You are Not Stuck with Safari Forever


Browsing is highly important nowadays. People often rely on the internet for news, entertainment, and social tools. Even work is now moving on the web. These modern browsers must therefore be robust, fast and dependable. There are actually hundreds of browsers out there for your PC and many people believe that the best browser is not the browser that comes with a Windows OS. But if you are using a Mac, which is becoming more and more popular and mostly used these days, there aren’t a lot of browsers to choose from and you think that you will just be stuck with Safari forever. Certainly there are lots of great Mac browsers out there. Surely, you can find that browser that you can use other than Safari and still get the speed and reliability that you need. Out of the hundreds of browsers that could work great in a Mac, here is the top 10 best Mac web browser rounded up for you to give you an idea of what could be the best browser for you.

10. Fake10 Fake

This is a web browser from the developers behind Fluid. Fake is a new web browser that makes web automation simple. All you need is a simple dragging and dropping action onto a provided graphical workflow. For those who don’t know what web automation is, it is basically what you can call an automator to kickstart your Web surfing or browsing experience. This is actually an invaluable tool for web designers and developers because it makes their work quicker and easier.

9. Flock9 Flock

Flock is a social word browser. It has undergone major changes, it now uses Chromium rather than Mozilla unlike before. But it still has integrations with popular websites including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Digg, and many more using its signature ‘Flock sidebar’ as well as an instant one click sharing. They still have basically the same features and only the look has changed. With the recent improvements, it now it looks a lot more beautiful.

8. Opera8 Opera

This is one of the well-known web browsers that is most of the time overlooked. This browser offers a wealth of features that sets it apart from the other browsers, namely mouse gestures and ‘speed dial’, allowing you to access your favorite web pages instantly with one click from your main window. Opera also supports visual enhancements like visual tabs and content blocking. The Opera browser also boasts its ‘Opera Turbo’ feature which makes its operations really fast.

7. Stainless7 Stainless

This browser actually just started out as a technology demo to showcase its multi-processing architecture in response to Google Chrome. Since then, it has grown to a fully-fledged web browser. Stainless works fast, which is something many users love about it. It features a dual purpose address and search bar which makes search and navigation a breeze. It also has virtual bookmarks shelf where you can easily drag and drop your favorite website for easy access. It also has a killer feature. Using Google Chrome, you will be able to browse a site even with different credentials at the same time, done in separate tabs.

6. Camino6 Camino

Camino is a browser that was built on Mozilla’s Gecko rendering engine, and with its recent update to version 2.0, it has gained loads of new features, including Annoyance Blocking, phishing and malware protection, blocking pop-ups and others on demand. Even the interface gained new cool features called ‘Tab Overview’ allowing you to see all your open tabs visually at a glance.

5. Firefox5 Firefox

You can visit your favorite sites quickly and do so without a fuss, even if you don’t remember the URL and just remember a keyword. When you type your term in the location bar and the autocomplete function will do the rest. It will refer to possible matches from your browsing history, opened tabs, or bookmarked websites. Tabs are just above the location bar to make it easier to focus on the contents of the sites you visit and all the menu items are now found in a single button.

4. Chrome4 Chrome

You might think, what could be the best browser for Mac than Chrome. Find out when you reach number1 of our top 10 best Mac web browsers. This browser is not only available for windows, but also to Mac. Chrome boasts top-notch browsing speed all done securely. It also features sync capabilities that allow you to access browsers from different computers.

3. Cruz

This browser is also from the developers of the popular app Fluid. Cruz is a beautiful browser that integrates well with the web. It allows you to browse your timeline while you browse other sites in a split panel. You can also browse sites like Digg and WordPress like that of a Cover Flow. It features a full-screen mode as well as a complete session restore that users have found very useful for their browsing experience.

2. OmniWeb2 OmniWeb

This browser has an intuitive interface that makes it a smart and beautifully designed browser at the same time. OmniWeb incorporates visual tabs which basically allow you to view all your tabs in a single glance. This site also allows you to make ‘workspaces’ which is a convenient feature to use for all your different browsing tasks, it also saves information like which web pages you have in your open tabs, your history, and even the location of the web windows in your screen that makes it easier for you to pick up where you last left off. This browser also supports advanced preferences for ad-blocking and handles all your RSS news feeds.

1. Safari1 Safari

You have finally reached the number1 spot in the top 10 best Mac web browsers. You don’t have to be surprised; it is of course the best browser for a Mac. The advanced features in Safari make it better to surf the web using your Mac. Safari boasts that it searches even smarter so you’ll find web pages quicker. With improved performance in this popular Mac browser, web pages are now able to load faster. It has a Nitro JavaScript engine which takes advantage of the multiple processors present on your Mac to help speed up browsing and create fewer lags. It also has improved features such as hardware acceleration, 2D capabilities and smoother scrolling, even if your Mac PC or laptop is processing new content on another webpage or doing another completely different function.


31 Responses

  1. Paris Waddill

    April 15, 2013 4:42 pm

    You lost all credibility when i got to the bottom and Safari had made this list. It is hands down the worst browsing experience. I would rather be on a PC and use IE instead of Safari. Chrome is definitely better on a Mac. That being said, all browsers for Mac seem to lag behind web standards. Love my Mac. But, this really has to change.

    • Revetahw

      June 15, 2016 6:02 am

      Meh, Safari is OK. I also prefer Crhome, though. But Safari performs pretty well on OS X. And what do you mean by “lag behind”?

  2. Michael Wenthold

    April 24, 2013 11:08 pm

    The title says I am not stuck with Safari … then tells me to use Safari?! Retarded. For me, I use Firefox, mostly out of habit and the fact the experience on Windows and Mac OS is very similar ( I unfortunately have to bounce between both environments at work).

      • Revetahw

        June 15, 2016 6:01 am

        I don’t use Safari either, but how is that retarded? Just because the author of this article likes Safari doesn’t mean everyone else likes it, or wants to be stuck with it. Realizing that other people won’t want to be stuck with Safari is not retarded. Also, even the author may like to switch it up a little.

  3. Josh

    May 1, 2013 8:01 pm

    I just looked at this. And I am amazed. Flock was discontinued in 2011, as far as I know. Why list it? Are you two years behind? C’mon.

    • jim

      May 18, 2013 12:15 pm

      actually, I would rather use lynx in a terminal window than safari, if i could not use chrome i would not own a mac

  4. schnufus

    May 29, 2013 3:39 am

    Safari is great except for ads. Chrome is greater because with Adblock ads are greatly reduced.

      • Heimen Stoffels

        February 16, 2016 1:37 pm

        Exactly. And as an alternative, if one doesn’t trust AdBlock Plus, AdGuard is a great alternative. It has a free browser extension for Safari and also a paid Mac app.

  5. shawngo

    June 6, 2013 2:03 pm

    Camino has also been discontinued. I only used it for Pandora since it seemed to use less memory than some of the other browsers. Chrome is definitely my browser of choice and Safari is rarely opened. Looking around for a replacement for Camino.

  6. nathan mccreery

    December 12, 2014 2:34 am

    I have used Firefox for years. Lately I have been getting this error message a lot, probably 3 out of 4 times. It makes the browser completely useless. I am using Mac Mavericks OS. Ideas?

    The requested URL “” cannot be found or is not available. Please check the spelling or try again later.

  7. Abner Doubleday

    January 13, 2016 10:11 pm

    I’ve had continual, multiple issues with Firefox: crashes frequently (even after re-loading), won’t copy and past URLs (such as into email programs), closes web pages immediately that are completely operable on other browsers. Not a good choice for Mac (Yosemite OS).

  8. Anjali Mohal

    January 15, 2016 10:20 am

    All the browser like Firefox, Chrome, Opera have similar features but I founded 1 browser whose features are different from all the browsers and its interface is also different.That browser name is NANO BROWSER. This browser is very easy to use and its downloading speed is also very high. So, I would recommend you all to use this browser once. Like me, you all love to use this browser.

  9. JOY

    January 21, 2016 11:51 am

    users can easily name Nano browser as the default browser for their machines.
    It has many helpful new features,Nano browser offer the syncing or advanced
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  10. Anjali Mohal

    January 27, 2016 7:45 am

    You shared informative post with us. I also would like to share with you about a web browser that is new for us Nano Browser. It provides a better browsing to it users.


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