Switch
Switch
1.1

4.3

Switch free download for Mac

Switch

1.1
02 April 2012

Easily switch between Safari and Chrome.

Overview

Switch is a simple menu bar utility to help you quickly switch your current browser page between Safari and Google Chrome. Or vice versa. Also supports transfers from and to Camino, Firefox, Opera, Chromium and Aurora.

What's new in Switch

Version 1.1:
  • Added support to transfer from & to Camino, Firefox, Opera, Chromium and Aurora.
  • Added ability to create new windows in browsers when you cannot transfer.
  • New behavior when in an application that cannot transfer urls (shows menu).
  • New Preference for default browser choice for single-click transfers.

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6 Switch Reviews

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Macmandu
26 March 2012

Most helpful

Note there is already an application with this name http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/20436/switch
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Version 1.0
Gardiner
23 September 2016
This is/was a great app that unfortunately does not work in macOS 10.12 Sierra. If this is no longer active, is there another app that allows users to simply switch browsers on the fly? Other apps I've found change the default browser. Apple scripts or automator are clunky workarounds.
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Version 1.1
leninmonkey
03 April 2012
If you 'Show Develop menu in menu bar' in Safari > Preferences > Advanced you can easily open the same page in another browser. Firefox has a plugin called 'Open With' which does the same thing
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Version 1.1
1 answer(s)
Maclover1-1
Maclover1-1
12 August 2014
Precisely why this is useful, it works with several browsers (does not see them all unfortunaltely) right from the menubar.. single click, dropdown menu choice.. let go.. and kaboom :0)
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Shock-J
02 April 2012
Sounds like a cool idea, but app won't launch for me. Tried versions 1.0 and 1.1. Absolutely nothing happens, as if I'm not even clicking on the icon. Does this work in 10.7.x? Console error message is :4/2/12 2:18:17.679 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.2109968200: ([0x0-0xbc0bc].com.easilymistaken.Switch[2115]) posix_spawn("/Users/jaye/Downloads/Switch.app/Contents/MacOS/Switch", ...): Operation not permitted 4/2/12 2:18:17.679 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.2109968200: ([0x0-0xbc0bc].com.easilymistaken.Switch[2115]) Exited with code: 1 I guess I'm waiting for version 1.2.
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Version 1.1
Grandpa-John
27 March 2012
This is very cool! For all its merits, Safari has a very bad habit of not being able to handle many web links with imbedded Java scripts. It just sits there and does nothing. With Switch, instead of selecting a web address and copying it then launching Chrome or Firefox and pasting the address into its bar, I can just click on Switch and away it goes. Thank goodness at least Chrome and Firefox in my experience, have the ability to handle just about any javascript that is thrown at them.
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Version 1.0
BlackMacX
26 March 2012
A promising idea for a simple application; sadly, once downloaded and installed, it didn't find my other browser, Chromium; but did find Firefox. Also, the developer's page for the application only seems to provide a download and no contact information (that's why I am commenting here). If you could add in the functionality to add additional browsers (like Chromium) this would be much appreciated. If the above is done, I will update my comment accordingly.
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Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
easilymistaken
easilymistaken
27 March 2012
Hey BlackMacX, Thanks for the feedback, I really appreciate it. I am planning on adding support for transferring to/from many more browsers. If you happen to have a list of browsers you would like supported, please send it my way. My email is hello@easilymistaken.com Dan
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Macmandu
26 March 2012
Note there is already an application with this name http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/20436/switch
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Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
anonymous-toucan-3396
anonymous-toucan-3396
26 March 2012
You could call it "SwitchBro" or not.
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