Waterfox
Waterfox
78.9.0
3.4
0.0
Waterfox free download for Mac

Waterfox for Mac

07 April 2021

High-performance browser based on the Mozilla platform.

What is Waterfox for Mac

Waterfox, based on the Mozilla platform but created exclusively for 64-bit systems, has one goal in mind: speed. The only thing you may need to consider is that your plug-ins must be 64-bit, also.

Features
  • Built with Clang-cl on Windows
  • No Adobe DRM
  • No Pocket
  • No data collection
  • Run every 64-bit plugin
  • Run every add-on (even unsigned ones!)
  • Windows XP 64-bit support

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

What's new in Waterfox

Version 78.9.0:
New:
  • Automatically switch between dark and light theme depending on system settings in Preferences > Language and Apprearance
  • Choose your preferred language in Preferences > Language and Apprearance
Fixed:
  • Startpage will now show search suggestions if set as default search engine
Changed:
  • Improved the user experience when installing a Chrome/Opera web extension.
  • Upgraded to Gecko 78.9
  • Reduced connections made to Mozilla’s settings service
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Mcr
Mcr
Apr 7 2021
78.9.0
0.0
Apr 7 2021
0.0
Version: 78.9.0
I would be very skeptical about claims regarding 'better privacy' or 'faster speed' versus Firefox. Just for laughs, I installed Waterfox in a virtual machine with Little Snitch installed; it makes NUMEROUS connections behind the scenes even when it should be 'idle'. These connections are to servers all over the US. So I would NOT trust any claims by Waterfox that there is no data collection. You can easily disable telemetry on Firefox via about:config. As for being 64 bit, Firefox Quantum has been 64bit only for several years now. I would avoid this Waterfox
nobody2011
nobody2011
Apr 7 2021
78.9.0
5.0
Apr 7 2021
5.0
Version: 78.9.0
Works verywell on Big Sur. Great job by the Developers.
ChristineVans
ChristineVans
Apr 4 2021
78.8.0
3.0
Apr 4 2021
3.0
Version: 78.8.0
Does it work with the new architecture? + starting from macOS Mojave all apps are working on 64-bit mode, aren't they?
Aargl
Aargl
Sep 14 2020
68.0
5.0
Sep 14 2020
5.0
Version: 68.0
After a few years using Waterfox instead of Firefox Quantum, it became harder and harder to tell the difference and why, in the end, I was using it... The dev used to put an emphasis on privacy but since he recently partnered with a firm that arose some doubt about data collection (System1), he wrote in a forum that we users had misunderstood and Waterfox never claimed to be a privacy focused browser... :-o I've not been convinced by his answers to the doubts expressed by the other users, and while I've been a happy user for years I finally switched back to Firefox a few months ago. I'm not saying that Waterfox is worse than other browsers, privacy wise, but I'm simply not convinced that it's better than Firefox for that matter — provided you use all the necessary addons and set the right settings in about:config. Moreover, I was using Waterfox Classic to be as close as possible to pre-Quantum Firefox, so when I read that it should now be considered "best effort", that achieved to decide me. I keep it at hand, just in case... ;-)
George6
George6
Aug 14 2020
68.0
1.0
Aug 14 2020
1.0
Version: 68.0
It makes a loads of uncontrollable Connections, even when opening with a blank page. For that we already have Chrome.
bob-185
bob-185
Jul 22 2020
68.0
5.0
Jul 22 2020
5.0
Version: 68.0
Well I have been using this for a few days and must confess I really like it. I can log onto a web address that until now kept saying Blocked Addware. Even though I hadn't.
Grafovich
Grafovich
Jun 25 2020
68.0
1.0
Jun 25 2020
1.0
Version: 68.0
None of the versions I tried worked on 10.6-10.7.
kingjj
kingjj
Jul 8 2019
56.2.11
3.5
Jul 8 2019
3.5
Version: 56.2.11
This version has been out for 20 days or so, so this isn't just a first impression. The new icon really looks like a blue fox urinating. I understand that Alex really needs to change the icon, so maybe he can have a "Make My Icon" contest or something. Speaking of which, boy does this thing piss away memory. It launches using a not great but acceptable half gig, but after a day of average usage, it's usually sucking up triple that amount. And, say I wanted to have a baseball game running in the background while I did something more productive. I'm just kidding. That wouldn't be possible with Waterfox. If I tried to switch to another app I'd be looking at a beachball for ten minutes, I can't even imagine what it would be like to try to work while it was playing video.. So unfortunately, Waterfox seems to be outgrowing me at a pretty rapid pace, and I'm constantly forced to use my backup of Opera even though I hate the layout, and I know it's probably logging every move I make, I just need that 1.5 gb of memory for other things.
Aargl
Aargl
May 21 2019
56.2.10
5.0
May 21 2019
5.0
Version: 56.2.10
After Mozilla's grotesque blunder with addons expired certificates, Waterfox confirmed its benefits as a solid and reliable browser. As for the future, news are pretty good: the next big version should continue putting together what is/was good in Firefox, some old extensions are even being updated, as mentioned in the release notes: https://www.waterfox.net/blog/waterfox-56.2.10-release-download/ I salute Mr Alex's dedication to his project and feel more confident than ever about this great successor to Firefox! :-)
Wikno
Wikno
Apr 29 2019
56.2.9
5.0
Apr 29 2019
5.0
Version: 56.2.9
Really enjoying Waterfox so far after using it a couple days. I'm not heavy on the add-ons, just a few. But I'm always looking for something decent based on FireFox or WebKit.
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