Choosy
Choosy 1.0.3
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Lets you decide what browser will open when clicking on links.   Shareware ($12.00)
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Choosy... Forget the default browser, Choosy opens links in the right 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
Version 1.0.3:
  • Smarter prompt placement when clicking on a link near the edges of the screen.
  • Hovering over an expanded short URL in the prompt will show the full URL.
  • Built in support for more URL shortening services including ow.ly, youtu.be, amzn.to and gu.com.
  • Fixed a memory leak which would cause Choosy to use slightly more memory each time a short URL was expanded.
  • Stopped the background of the circular prompt going black when moving the mouse over the URL.
  • Stop the browser name background disappearing in the circular prompt when "display URL" is turned off.
  • Fixed occasional blurring of icons and text in the browser prompt.
  • The Choosy browser extensions have recently been updated. There are now extensions for Firefox 3, Safari 5 and Google Chrome. You can get them all from the Choosy browsers page.
Version 1.0.3:
  • Smarter prompt placement when clicking on a link near the edges of the screen.
  • Hovering over an expanded short URL in the prompt will show the full URL.
  • Built in support for more URL shortening services including ow.ly, youtu.be, amzn.to and gu.com.
  • Fixed a memory leak which would cause Choosy to use slightly more memory each time a more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later







  • MultiBrowser
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  • Highbrow
    +1

  • Switch
    +1
Choosy User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Miguelamelio reviewed on 08 Apr 2014
Since the developer's site is down, I need the Safari extension, can anyone help?
Thanks!
[Version 1.0.3]


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Sw_tester reviewed on 25 Mar 2013
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.
[Version 1.0.3]


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+89

Zx reviewed on 07 Feb 2013
Please update!!!
[Version 1.0.3]


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+1

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MacUpdate---Ryan reviewed on 11 Feb 2012
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.
[Version 1.0.3]


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T-Rex commented on 03 Sep 2011
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.
[Version 1.0.3]

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EndoLab replied on 28 Dec 2011
Yeah, that's very smart. I didn't notice it. Thanks.
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Cdenesha reviewed on 25 Jan 2011
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
[Version 1.0.3]


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Jianni commented on 13 Mar 2010
Version 1.0.2 not working here in 10.5....

1.0.1 does
[Version 1.0.2]


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+2
Lele commented on 07 Mar 2010
Version 1.0.2 is available. At last it is fully compatible with Snow Leopard (64 bits.)
[Version 1.0.1]


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+6

+89
zx commented on 16 Jul 2009
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).
[Version 1.0]


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Downloads:2,856
Version Downloads:1,720
Type:Internet : Plug-ins
License:Shareware
Date:30 Jun 2010
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $12.00
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Choosy... Forget the default browser, Choosy opens links in the right 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).


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