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1.3
23 April 2013

WebKit-based browser.

alas!
07 January 2012

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I'd be willing to check this out….my interest is piqued, but a browser for OS 7 ONLY? What, a browser exclusively for "schwantzes"? I'd bet $100 that there are more Snow Leopard users around then there are Lion ones and will continue to be for quite a while, at least until Lion is smooth going for most users (it ain't there yet). I'm in OS 10.6.8…it's really good, and have nary a complaint with it, and have NO intention of going to Lion anytime soon. I know of a goodly number of other Mac users with the same mind set, too. OK, developer, what's your rationale for making Browser schwantz-only? Hmmm? And, oh yeah, "Browser" IS rather an inelegant name. Be creative and come up with something engaging.
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Version 0.9.3

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jeffswritingworld
01 December 2017
Presently not working under Sierra and High Sierra, but worked with the occasional crash on my mid 2010 Mac Mini running El Capitan.
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Version 1.3
Atalantia
08 April 2016
Crashes regularly on java based web sites. 10.9.5
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Version 1.3
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Atalantia
Atalantia
08 April 2016
I have to say, this was an error of the webpage, not from the browser. But now I can't change my rating anymore.
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evan-parker-sabin
15 February 2015
Not fully retina-compatible, scrolling is jittery, sorta slow. I didn't expect any such thing from a 14 MB browser.
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Version 1.3
Merimac
02 December 2012
Tried this browser out and was pleasantly surprised. The GUI is really nice, it's slick and it works well in 10.8.2. I like the idea of tags and will stay with it and see how it progresses.
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Version 1.2
Apfelz
02 December 2012
If you want (and are like me, avoiding Google wherever and whenever possible) you can download Browser with built-in support for DuckDuckGo instead of Google here: http://createlivelove.com/143/
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Version 1.2
2 answer(s)
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
31 October 2013
I tried DuckDuckGo for a few test searches, and I found the results to be far different than Google's, and having almost no relevance to what I was searching for. I QUICKLY went back to Google - I'll give up some privacy in order to find what I'm looking for. Besides, with all the privacy extensions available (Firefox), I don't worry about it much because most of Google's junk is blocked.
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TechSupport
TechSupport
25 November 2013
I wouldn't recommend DuckDuckGo because as BigJohnson says it doesn't give great search results and is quite poor if you are used to Google......I would recommend using Startpage instead which offers you all the privacy benefits of DuckDuckGo but it's powered by Google search so you get exactly the same results as if you did a Google search. Startpage also gives you the option of viewing pages via their proxy service for even better anonymity. The only problem with Startpage is that it misses some Google features such as Maps but I find that it is generally good for 95% of searches.
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Mac007
02 December 2012
This version works under Mountain Lion. I'd give it a review but I currently busy watching the movie "Inception". ;-)
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Version 1.2
1 answer(s)
Tomeg
Tomeg
21 December 2012
How did you like Inception? I watched it after reading your comment. It was ok, Inception, that is...
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Jazzyguy
02 December 2012
This version works Great in 10.8.2. Nice GUI and very Mac-Like.
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Version 1.2
THEE:LEE
10 September 2012
This is getting worse and buggier each version, I guess that's what happens with a single hobbyist developer. This program now crashes everytime I try and launch it (Using Mountain Lion).
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Version 1.1.7
Mac007
15 August 2012
Does not work on Mountain Lion.
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Version 1.1.7
2 answer(s)
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
02 December 2012
The previous version works in 10.8.2 I haven't updated the current version as yet.
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
02 December 2012
Works Great In 10.8.2 See My review.
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CORN SYRUP KILLS
02 August 2012
I use a lot of browsers and sometimes I want to try something new. Browser looked very promising and after trying it for a few months/versions, I think I've had enough. Launching takes forever and no matter what I try to do to make it open up to a blank window, it always tries to load the developer's homepage. Closing tabs and other common operations is extremely buggy at times. It claims to be able to run plugins but there is no support whatsoever. On the surface it looks like an alternative to Chrome but between Chrome, Chromium, Firefox and Safari, I have all the alternatives I need.
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Version 1.1.7
Magentis
08 May 2012
Some initial thoughts: + Doesn't bog down like Safari when viewing heavy pages (like a Tumblr archive page). + Slick appearance with some nice animations - Middle click doesn't open links in new tab (ideally in background) - Non-standard toolbar that does not allow customization of any sort. - Download window takes focus despite not ticking box to allow it. - I would much prefer the DL window nixed in favor of the way Safari handles downloads. - "Adult" icon feels silly. I'm not offended but it seems something more tasteful could be conjured up. Overall, it feels lean and efficient and I look forward to it's future.
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Version 1.1.7
Ericg
19 April 2012
This browser has progressed and I'm enjoying using it. One minor point directed at the developer … Why doesn't Google's new background images work on their igoogle page? Also the full screen page doesn't work like it does with many other apps optimized for OS Lion.
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Version 1.1.7
2 answer(s)
Apfelz
Apfelz
21 April 2012
Please eneable the 'Compatibility Mode' in the Preferences… And yes, Browser's fullscreen is actually usable on screens bigger than 11 inch :-)
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Ericg
Ericg
03 May 2012
I'm also finding Browser's Full Screen mode a little perplexing. While the app does fill the screen, the actual browser remains unexpectedly reduced in size, unlike Safari, Chrome, or Firefox. It defeats the whole appeal of full screen mode.
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Michaelthegeek
26 March 2012
For some reason I cannot zoom in text.
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Version 1.1.3
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Apfelz
Apfelz
19 April 2012
Please ensure that you have zooming enabled in your trackpad settings…
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BlackMacX
21 March 2012
I installed v1.1.3 of Browser today and can't tell you how bad a change this is from v1.1.2; I can't even launch it; the Dock icon just keeps pulsing; but window comes up; all I get it the pulsing Dock icon. I have removed it (moved to Trash, as well as all related files to Browser) and even rebooted and unzipped the archive file again and installed it again in my root Applications folder. Still no joy. Going to Activity Monitor doesn't help either as Browser isn't coming up as a process running. So into the trash this version goes.
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Version 1.1.3
2 answer(s)
Apfelz
Apfelz
22 March 2012
Could you please send the log files? Open Console.app and filter for Browser…
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BlackMacX
BlackMacX
22 March 2012
@Apfelz. I've emailed the console log file, a snapshot of my Activity Monitor (filtered on Browser) and my Dock to show that though app is in the Dock and flashing (like it's starting up), it isn't running and exits with a 1 in the console log. I hope this helps.
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Trance
07 March 2012
very nice browser, but missing much functionality unless you use dropbox, and no plugin support ...safari should be as smooth and snappy as this
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Version 1.1
1 answer(s)
Apfelz
Apfelz
07 March 2012
Internet Plugins are supported :-)
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ylluminate
09 February 2012
Well, I tried this momentarily and was not overly impressed unfortunately. :\ To be honest, it needs stronger developmental aspects. The developer should take some cues from Sunrise. I really appreciate, for example, how Sunrise displays the page source in that you can display it in a pane under the html rendering and then when you refresh, the html source also refreshes and remains at the same position. In all, there is some potential here if the dev can implement some more compelling aspects, particularly for developers.
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Version 1.0.3
4 answer(s)
Apfelz
Apfelz
09 February 2012
This is not a browser for developers and it will never be…
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Apfelz
Apfelz
09 February 2012
It is more designed for blogger, writer, researcher and the daily use…
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ylluminate
ylluminate
09 February 2012
That's sad @Apfelz. Something so relatively easy to implement and that would capture some additional users so quickly discounted. Ah well, we each have our own prerogatives.
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Apfelz
Apfelz
09 February 2012
No serious developer would use Browser (otherwise please let me know, I am teachable) - simply because it it is not designed for that. So it does not make any sense to build in yet others features to make everybody happy. And Browser slower and slower and cluttered and cluttered. Browser is written for a purpose or is there anybody out there using Sunrise for serious surfing? (Again, please let me know if I am wrong.) And this has nothing to with prerogatives or anything else or to offend anyone. It is simply not its purpose and you either do it really got or skip it…
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Apfelz
09 February 2012
Regarding the problems with YouTube. As far as I can see it they only happens when in Flash mode. H.264 is working fine. Or has someone problems in HTML5 mode as well?
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Version 1.0.2
THEE:LEE
03 February 2012
Looked so promising and defiantly unique but although there are some nice features I can't help but point out that it has serious headaches when it comes to various sites I have tried to access one being youtube. At the moment it is unusable for me, keep up the work and fix these issues and you'll gain the extra 2 stars!
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Version 1.0.1
5 answer(s)
Apfelz
Apfelz
03 February 2012
Could you please send a link to a video with problems - I can't reproduce problems with YouTube. And can you please tell me something about your internet connection? And links to other sites with problems? If you like, you can use the integrated Feedback tool. Thanks.
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THEE:LEE
THEE:LEE
03 February 2012
Well it's a very inconsistent glitch/bug sometimes a video can cause problems then other times it can work fine, the last one to have a problem was: http://youtu.be/GI6CfKcMhjY It appears to be more often with videos with adverts if that helps? My internet isn't the fastest granted however I haven't had problems with any other webkit browser.
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Apfelz
Apfelz
03 February 2012
I guess that happens when you tweak the performance to much :-) Could you please check for me what happens if you directly reload the page?
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THEE:LEE
THEE:LEE
07 February 2012
I haven't tweaked the performance.. Also if you press the RSS button it breaks the back forward buttons. Also rename porn mode, as it's not always used for porn, I don't really want to enter porn mode when buying my wife a present for example!
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Apfelz
Apfelz
08 February 2012
I was taking about me (regarding the performance) At first startup Browser asks for Parental Controls / Private Mode instead…
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olderman
02 February 2012
1. I didn't allow you to use my Dropbox folder by default. 2. Also after upgrade from 1.0 to 1.0.1 I still see your adv page on browser start. 3. And finally, omg, no 'Open link in new tab' on middle click?
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Version 1.0.1
Michaelthegeek
31 January 2012
Error when playing back youtube vid. Doesn't work and the issue is not me.
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Version 1.0
Apfelz
29 January 2012
@ Theothertim: The browser is one of the most important Apps we use - or even the most important one. So it is good to have alternatives. This also means that we are especially picky when it comes to browsers. That's why I started writing it in the first place. Good Apps have nothing to do with the count of people involved in writing it. The iOS version of Safari is not at all written by a big team as well (for example). Often the opposite is try. Have a look at Adobe :-)) And like Safari - Browser uses WebKit and all the other OS X stuff - so it gets the same fixes provided by Apple at the same time. But as awlays - isn't it good to have the choose? The coise to use it. Or to don't use it :-)
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Version 1.0
3 answer(s)
Apfelz
Apfelz
29 January 2012
Boah - do I hate the auto-correction :-)
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Lolita
Lolita
30 January 2012
Sorry, it's impossible to take seriously someone who makes no effort to make sense or spell correctly. Your prose in this app's description is half-babbling.
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Apfelz
Apfelz
30 January 2012
I'll bet you're German would be perfect. Or your Chinese. If you had to write a website for a free App. Much like your manners or empathy…
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Masterminter
29 January 2012
Strange some people do not try this or at least give it a try. Seriously, this is not bad at all. Very speedy and has some nice features. Really, try this before dissing it.
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Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
Apfelz
Apfelz
29 January 2012
Thanks :-)
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MacBunny
29 January 2012
I don't get it really, it is yet just another browser. Something between Safari and Chrome - like if they had a baby together... I don't find the "sales pitch" interesting either "browsing is about finding not search", thats just the same thing but said in a confusing way. Browsing is about experiencing content. I could not mind getting irriteted by all the flickering that occured in the window. I find the idea about saving my history to dropbox very unsecure...
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Version 1.0
2 answer(s)
Theothertim
Theothertim
29 January 2012
While I commend the developer for his hard work and making some nice features, in an attractive UI, a browser being developed by one person is not something I'm join going to use on a regular basis. If it gets a full development team behind it and they design a roadmap, then maybe. Right now I'll stick with one of the big dogs. And with security being a real issue on the Web these days, I'm less reluctant to trust these smaller projects that may not have the resources to deal with them.
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Theothertim
Theothertim
29 January 2012
Sorry for the type-o's.
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Myka
20 January 2012
I wish I could try Browser (in the images it looks so cool!), but my operating system is 10.6.8. Is there a chance for a Snow Leopard version?
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Version 0.9.8
2 answer(s)
Apfelz
Apfelz
20 January 2012
I simply don't have the time and resources yet to rewrite all the 10.7 stuff (e.g. Popovers etc.) The time that would take that is needed for improving the App itself and in that time many will already have switched to 10.7. And sometimes I also have to pay me bills :-)
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Myka
Myka
20 January 2012
Thanks for explaining, Apfelz :) Good luck with Browser.
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SawtoothRising
20 January 2012
combine the best things of safari and chrome and you'll be onto a winner here. some multi touch would be nice, hopefully configurable as other web browsers don't seem to give us the choice
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Version 0.9.8
1 answer(s)
Apfelz
Apfelz
20 January 2012
Do you mean Swipe and Zoom? That is already availbe since the very first version. Not customizable, it uses the default gestures provided in the System Prefernces…
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User002
19 January 2012
can i import my bookmarks from Safari or other browser?
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Version 0.9.7
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Apfelz
Apfelz
19 January 2012
No. The bookmarks work differently. Would'nt make any sense (or at least one would spend twice the time to manage them afterwards…)
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Apfelz
Apfelz
20 January 2012
I've however added access to the Safari Bookmarks Bar by menu item in the latest version…
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wickedsp1d3r
14 January 2012
I'd like to try this out. However, I need to know that does it have an adblocker and capability to create custom CSS rules?
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Version 0.9.6
3 answer(s)
Apfelz
Apfelz
14 January 2012
No yet. It is the very first version and I've focused on the basics first. Internet Plug-ins will work, though…
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De-mu
De-mu
15 January 2012
You can use GlimmerBlocker for ad blocking and CSS/JS rewrites - works with most browsers and WebKit based applications.
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Apfelz
Apfelz
15 January 2012
@ De_mu: Thanks for the hint
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Edgarcabrera
07 January 2012
I've tried this browser using Lion 10.7,2,in my MBA 2011, but at the moment to use the bookmarks, it's frozen my MBA. It only happens when trying to access the bookmarks, mind you, when there are not bookmarks
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Version 0.9.3
8 answer(s)
Apfelz
Apfelz
07 January 2012
Could you please be so kind and provide the crash report?
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Edgarcabrera
Edgarcabrera
08 January 2012
Where can I send the report?... when accessing bookmarks it freezes for about 1 minute and then it works, but when I access the bookmarks again, it does it again.
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Apfelz
Apfelz
08 January 2012
That's strange. Never heard of that before. Maybe the log files will tell something. Open Console.app and filter for Browser. Browser has a Feedback tool included. Many thanks.
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Edgarcabrera
Edgarcabrera
08 January 2012
I've sent the log via the feedback tool, I hope it helps
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Apfelz
Apfelz
08 January 2012
Thanks. Will look into this…
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Edgarcabrera
Edgarcabrera
14 January 2012
Just to tell that under this version (0.9.6) no more crashing nor freezing, running fine... :)
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Apfelz
Apfelz
15 January 2012
Good to hear :-) The Feed view also works for you?
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Edgarcabrera
Edgarcabrera
19 January 2012
Yes, the feed view works, as well
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alas!
07 January 2012
I'd be willing to check this out….my interest is piqued, but a browser for OS 7 ONLY? What, a browser exclusively for "schwantzes"? I'd bet $100 that there are more Snow Leopard users around then there are Lion ones and will continue to be for quite a while, at least until Lion is smooth going for most users (it ain't there yet). I'm in OS 10.6.8…it's really good, and have nary a complaint with it, and have NO intention of going to Lion anytime soon. I know of a goodly number of other Mac users with the same mind set, too. OK, developer, what's your rationale for making Browser schwantz-only? Hmmm? And, oh yeah, "Browser" IS rather an inelegant name. Be creative and come up with something engaging.
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Version 0.9.3
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Fyreflye
Fyreflye
07 January 2012
I agree completely. I'm not only not using Lion, I never will, since I have an early MacBook model that doesn't run 64-bit or Lion. And I'm keeping it until it falls apart. A *real* browser developer strives to make his/her product available for as many users as possible.
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Apfelz
Apfelz
07 January 2012
Yeah, shame on me, that I focus in an early beta version of a free App written in my spare time on the future and not waste twice the time just to pity some people sitting in a sandbox crying about having the wrong toys…
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Apfelz
Apfelz
08 January 2012
Amazing how people without the proper system are able to rate an App. How old are you Fyreflye? Three?
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Binarymix
07 January 2012
It's a good start! My only advice, or question, would be: Is that the way fullscreen mode is going to continue to work? I don't know if it's by design, or just hasn't been properly implemented yet. Usually fullscreen would be, well, fullscreen - no matter the size you have the app in windowed mode. :)
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Version 0.9.3
4 answer(s)
Apfelz
Apfelz
07 January 2012
By design. I think in all other browsers it is simply unusable. Who wants to serve websites with 2560x1440 pixel or permanetly adjust the document frame? This way one can finally use it :-)
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Apfelz
Apfelz
07 January 2012
And btw: Thanks for being 'normal'. Of course it's nothing else but 'silliness' - every one calls it p… mode. And I won a bet (and 100 bucks). I was pretty sure that the first reacions would not be about ist features or bugs - but instead about the icon (and of course about the origin/country of that comment). Every one downloading yet another WebKit based browser to test it is clearly not a kid and of course the plan was not to offend anyone - but hey. Humor and Internet. I should ahve used the icon of a LOL Cat :-)
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Binarymix
Binarymix
07 January 2012
Ah ok. I thought it might be intentional, since whatever size you make the window, it stays that size when fullscreen. It's a neat feature. I guess if you want it fullscreen you just have to maximize the window anyways.
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Psychos
Psychos
29 January 2012
Well, anyone sane wouldn't make that bet. :) Of course if you add a random, unnecessary "feature" to a browser, that'll be the first thing people comment on. (Especially when it's something that defeats OS parental controls and so forth.) Oh, and you mentioned "...about the icon." You were the one who gave us the link to the icon. Wouldn't that make you lose the bet? :) (Assuming someone even bet you $100 over "porn mode.") Not seeing where anyone was offended, either. Just a ridiculous, absurd feature to show up in a browser, one I didn't even download!
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Psychos
05 January 2012
"Browser" doesn't look very appealing, enough so that I don't feel like downloading and running it. (The name, to start with. And the overall look/feel of the description give me serious privacy concerns.) But what caught my eye was "Porn Private Mode." Seriously? PORN Private Mode? There are many uses for private mode other than looking at porn. (Not that there's anything wrong with using private mode for that either, but still...)
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Version 0.9
4 answer(s)
Leoofborg
Leoofborg
05 January 2012
I don't know WHY someone -1'd Psychos, he makes a valid point about "Porn Private Mode"... To the Dev I recommend a different term: Try NSFW Private Mode.. (NSFW = Not Safe for Work). To be fair, I think what the Dev is trying to make (that is new) here, is: 1/ Secure password generation under a unified Password like in 1Password. 2/ Dropbox Syncing of ALL browser activity. Could be nice for someone (as it's secure and NOT in the Public area. 3/ Auto generated 'tag cloud' of your activity. Personally, I already have tools to do this and I'm a grumpy old man who's set in his ways. Also tab on top browsers like Chrome irritate the **** out of me. But for users who DO NOT have 1Password or the like, and/or who have not settled on a web browser? Give it a try. Mail feedback to the Developer. And bear in mind that this product is NOT 1.0, but with the right feedback could be a contender.
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neeklamy
neeklamy
05 January 2012
Porn Mode icon: http://yfrog.com/z/oephbyp
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Leoofborg
Leoofborg
05 January 2012
@Neeklamy: Wow. I can't believe that icon. Downloaded it, sure enough. Someone needs to break it to Michael that OS X has parental controls, and kids are going to be using his Browser. As I have a nephew who drums on the keys from time to time, Browser has be be taken off my system(s).
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Binarymix
Binarymix
07 January 2012
Some of you seem to be lacking a sense of humour. It's an alpha product, the dev. is being humorous with an app that shouldn't be running on any main systems unless you beta test software, in which case, you'd most likely have the same sense of humour as the dev. ;) I'm sure when the app is production quality the 'silliness' will be toned down to a minimum, or non-existent.
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