Choosy
Choosy
1.3

4.5

Choosy free download for Mac

Choosy

1.3
06 January 2018

Select default browser for hyperlinks.

Overview

Choosy opens links in the right browser, so you can forget about the "default browser". When you click on a link Choosy will do the right thing, whether that's something simple (like using whatever browser is already running) or something complex (like prompting you to pick a browser, but only when you hold down the shift key and click on a link to google.com).

What's new in Choosy

Version 1.3:

Note: This release changes the way the browser list and advanced rules are stored. After using Choosy 1.3, earlier versions of Choosy will no longer be able to read your settings.

New
  • Use Google Chrome profiles and Incognito mode as if they were separate browsers.
  • Abbreviated names are displayed in the browser prompt, e.g. Google Chrome is now displayed as Chrome.
Fixed
  • Fix opening the browser in the foreground or background based on the source application's request.
  • Fix Choosy thinking Google Chrome had been closed when a different profile was opened.

Requirements for Choosy

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later

19 Choosy Reviews

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zx
16 July 2009

Most helpful

Impressive start☺ It would be nice to see on the Menu-bar an Icon of the actuall current default browser (instead of the Choosy icon).
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Version 1.0
Tom-Brek
04 January 2019
Great app, but I have slight issue when using custom rules - source app is not showing on the list after it's been chosen. The onlt way to view what's in there is to check behaviours.plist file.
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Version 1.3
Aargl
07 January 2018
Pretty strange: https://www.choosyosx.com/releases stated that version 1.2 required OS 10.12, then version 1.2.2 worked perfectly in OS 10.9 and now version 1.3 doesn't... Yet, the page for version 1.1 where version 1.2 notes is sending the pre 10.12 users now "strongly recommends you download Choosy 1.3 instead"! :-o A lot of confusion that would need explanations...
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Version 1.3
k-r-metcalfe
06 January 2018
Useful, clean and straight-forward piece of software. I install it on all my family's macs and older versions still can be bought for 10.6 etc.
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Version 1.3
Aargl
30 August 2017
Indispensable for anyone using more than one browser!
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Version 1.2.2
Gakesmith
30 August 2017
This is a very effective tool that I use many times a day without issue.
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Version 1.2.2
Jimw
30 August 2017
If you only occasionally use such a tool, Safari has an somewhat alternative already built-in to it. Go to Safari Preferences and click on the 'Advanced' Menu. At the bottom will be a checkbox to enable the 'Develop' menu. Enable it. In the 'Develop' menu the first line will be 'Open With' which will give you a full list of every App on your computer that will open the current webpage, including all of your installed browsers. As a bonus it will also allow you to manage your Cache.
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Version 1.2.2
Iaian7
23 April 2016
So happy to see this app being maintained! I still use it constantly, and it's working great.
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Version 1.1
F451
23 January 2016
Version 1.1 is now released (01/20/2016). Price lowered to $10. Still the best-in-catergory! Many thanks to the developer updating this terrific app. Release notes This version of Choosy requires OS X 10.9 or later. Features: Support for retina displays. Support for Twitter's t.co URL shortening service. Use modern Cocoa and XCode features like Automatic Reference Counting. Overhaul of the browser prompt initialisation to make it faster and more reliable. Enable code signing, for better compatibility with Gate Keeper. Bug fixes: Fix start Choosy helper at login setting. Various OS X version compatibility fixes. Removed features: Remove the enable Choosy for HTML files checkbox. OS X no longer provides a way for Choosy to assign itself this role, but it can still be set as the default application for HTML files via the Finder. Remove popup reminder to enable Choosy when opening the preferences. It was annoying, and error prone on recent versions of OS X.
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Version 1.0.3
Aargl
04 September 2015
No update in 5 years but still working perfectly in OS 10.9.5.
Very useful because not all the websites display well in all browsers, even in 2015... :-(
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Version 1.0.3
Stingworm
27 March 2015
After spending lots of time with searching for a currently supported app along the lines of Choosy, I found "Browser Fairy" from a German company. So far, so good. It's $5 on Apple's App Store. Too bad about Choosy, would have liked to use it. I'm on OS 10.10.2.
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Version 1.0.3
$10.00

4.5

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