Highbrow
Highbrow
1.1.0

4.4

Highbrow free download for Mac

Highbrow

1.1.0
01 December 2012

Utilize each installed Web browser more effectively.

Overview

Highbrow enables anyone to utilize each installed web browser more effectively on the Mac by eliminating the annoyances that arise from using multiple web browsers. With Highbrow, the user can select any of three separate behaviors.
  • Users can easily switch the system-wide web browser via the Highbrow menu in the Mac's menubar.
  • Highbrow can change the browser on the fly as the user shifts between web browsers.
  • Highbrow can ask users which browser to use each time they click a link via an unintrusive heads-up display.

What's new in Highbrow

Version 1.1.0:
  • Updated for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
  • Gatekeeper Enabled
  • Retina Support

7 Highbrow Reviews

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Jeshyr
30 December 2008

Most helpful

It does what it does fantastically, but I wish I could let it know to open certain URLs in certain browsers. I have a bunch of Fluid browsers - one for Twitter and one for Facebook for example - and I'd love all my twitter.com URLs to automatically go to the Twitter fluid instance, and so on. The functions it has now are great, but the one I described would be compelling and I'd certainly buy it then!
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Version 1.0.1
Caput-Draconis
23 December 2015
Used it in Yosemite for a while, but as I dont really need it I didn't buy it. Still a good app.
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Version 1.1.0
Pogmoor
01 February 2015
Excellent app, but it doesn't work in Yosemite. I mourn its loss!
Like (3)
Version 1.1.0
2 answer(s)
Veryvito
Veryvito
21 March 2015
Wholeheartedly agree. The loss of this app's functionality due to Yosemite's clumsy new "Pick a Web browser" setting is the one thing that still makes me curse, six months after switching to Yosemite. This is one case where the "The Apple Way" is far inferior to "The RIght Way" (which was the Highbrow way).

Unfortunately, Apple somehow decided to make "The Apple Way" the Only Way now. Shame.
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paulsrandall
paulsrandall
17 December 2015
It still works for me in El Capitan and it also worked in Yosemite.
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Veryvito
06 July 2010
I've used this for several months now, and as a Web developer, I consider it a "must have." It was one of the first things I installed upon setting up my new laptop.
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Version 1.0.6
zx
05 January 2009
An extremely useful utility:) but need some work: 1. Global Hot-Keys (customizable)! 2. A Hot-Key to activate the HUD Panel when i wish... 3. ‘Manage browser List' should me much easier. Thanks.
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Version 1.0.2
Jeshyr
30 December 2008
It does what it does fantastically, but I wish I could let it know to open certain URLs in certain browsers. I have a bunch of Fluid browsers - one for Twitter and one for Facebook for example - and I'd love all my twitter.com URLs to automatically go to the Twitter fluid instance, and so on. The functions it has now are great, but the one I described would be compelling and I'd certainly buy it then!
Like (4)
Version 1.0.1
curlypaws
15 December 2008
I often run a couple of other browsers alongside Safari, and when I do so I would like any links to open in my current browser. Highbrow makes this possible without the need to visit Safari's preferences. Everything from NetNewsWire through to Mail then open their links in my current browser. I can also get Highbrow to check which browser to open a link in. It may be a niche application, but it works very well. I've found Helium Foot to be fast and friendly too if I've needed to ask any questions.
Like (1)
Version 1.0
Sigil
11 December 2008
I really was looking for something like this. So many times have I clicked on a link and it opened a browser that I didn't want to use, especially in Mail. This solves that problem. Additionally , it is a browser launcher. Personally, this app works for me...BIG TIME! I'll be buying this one!
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Version 1.0b
$12.00

4.4

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
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