Choosy
Choosy
2.1

5.0

Choosy free download for Mac

Choosy2.1

07 October 2020

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 2.1:
New features
  • Create rules to handle URLs sent via AirDrop
  • New Safari app extension: send the current page or any link from Safari to Choosy on any Mac where Choosy is installed - no need to install an extension
  • Install the Google Chrome extension automatically
Bug fixes
  • Fix crashes when expanding short URLs
  • Fix setting modifier keys for rules with keys on the right hand side of the keyboard
  • Fix browser crashes or confirmation prompts when using the Google Chrome extension
  • Prevent multi-line input in rule editor fields (e.g. by copy-and-paste, or pressing option + enter) which could create invalid rules that could crash Choosy
  • Fix URL queue on macOS Catalina: when Choosy is configured to prompt and receives another request to open a URL while the prompt is open it will hold that request until the prompt is closed

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22 Reviews of Choosy

Macatak
07 October 2020
Version: 2.1

Most helpful

Excellent utility. Highly recommended. Sadly this version is not working on 10.13.6 High Sierra even though it states compatible with 10.9. Please fix! Downgrading...
(1)
Macatak
07 October 2020
Version: 2.1
Excellent utility. Highly recommended. Sadly this version is not working on 10.13.6 High Sierra even though it states compatible with 10.9. Please fix! Downgrading...
(1)
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5
hmurchison
07 October 2020
Version: 2.1
It's really the best. Funny that I see competitors with more frequent updates yet their apps still don't offer the functionality of choosy.
(0)
5
Pogmoor
11 September 2020
Version: 1.3
I've tried one or two of the other available browser choosers and not got on with them. I decided to try Choosy (which is now at version 2.1) without much expectation that it would be any better. However after trying the demo version I decided to buy it within a couple of days because of two design features that make it stand out: 1) The window that allows you to select a browser appears immediately under the cursor, ready to be clicked. 2) The preferences allow you to select either from all installed browsers you have enabled or from only browsers that are currently running. This means that if you only want to be using one particular browser the app won't bother you with a selection window if you only have that browser running. For me Choosy scores on convenience and ease of use.
(0)
5
Tom-Brek
04 January 2019
Version: 1.3
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.
(0)
Aargl
07 January 2018
Version: 1.3
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...
(0)
5
k-r-metcalfe
06 January 2018
Version: 1.3
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.
(0)
5
Aargl
30 August 2017
Version: 1.2.2
Indispensable for anyone using more than one browser!
(0)
5
Gakesmith
30 August 2017
Version: 1.2.2
This is a very effective tool that I use many times a day without issue.
(0)
Jimw
30 August 2017
Version: 1.2.2
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.
(0)
5
Iaian7
23 April 2016
Version: 1.1
So happy to see this app being maintained! I still use it constantly, and it's working great.
(1)
F451
23 January 2016
Version: 1.0.3
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.
(1)
4
Aargl
04 September 2015
Version: 1.0.3
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... :-(
(0)
Stingworm
27 March 2015
Version: 1.0.3
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.
(1)
3
Miguelamelio
08 April 2014
Version: 1.0.3
Since the developer's site is down, I need the Safari extension, can anyone help? Thanks!
(0)
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2.5
Sw-tester
26 March 2013
Version: 1.0.3
Choosy has good features and works well, but there is a problem. on startup, it tries to dial out using sparkle. if you have this blocked it hangs the computer for 15 to 30 seconds. no where to uncheck the check for updates. not good programming. looks like it is abandoned just like mulitbrowser.
(1)
5
zx
07 February 2013
Version: 1.0.3
Please update!!!
(0)
5
MacUpdate-Ryan
12 February 2012
Version: 1.0.3
I use both Safari and Chrome throughout my day, and choosy doesn't just let me select which browser to use, but it intelligently decides. It's also much faster than its free alternative, "MultiBrowser". Easy purchase.
(1)
T-Rex
03 September 2011
Version: 1.0.3
For a low cost and basic Choosy, you could also enable Develop menu in Safari (Preferences/Advanced) and make use of the "Open Page With" option, which makes list of all the relevant applications for such an action, contained in your Application folder.
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5
Cdenesha
25 January 2011
Version: 1.0.3
Very nice. I juggle browser windows between my 'primary' for most things, Chrome, my primary for certain web apps (like SpiceWorks). Firefox, and certain other sites with Safari. Not only does Choosy allow me to specify manually which links go to which browser, but I can set up rules so certain links always go to the browser I've specified for that site/application. I can even send a page from one browser to another browser! I'm impressed, and missing it now that the shareware time limit has expired. Heading off to purchase now. :) chris
(0)
Jianni
13 March 2010
Version: 1.0.2
Version 1.0.2 not working here in 10.5.... 1.0.1 does
(0)
Lele
07 March 2010
Version: 1.0.1
Version 1.0.2 is available. At last it is fully compatible with Snow Leopard (64 bits.)
(0)
zx
16 July 2009
Version: 1.0
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).
(7)
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5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.14.0 or later
License: 
PaidOne-Time Purchase

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