Chromium
Chromium
75.0.3770.100

3.5

Chromium

Chromium

75.0.3770.10020 June 2019

Fast and stable open-source browser.

Chromium
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20 June 2019

3.5

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Chromium

75.0.3770.10020 June 2019

Fast and stable open-source browser.

Overview

Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web.

What's new in Chromium

Version 75.0.3770.100:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Requirements for Chromium

  • OS X 10.10.0 or later

349 Reviews

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31 July 2015

Most helpful

Latest Chromium 44.0.2403.125 on
http://www.freesmug.org/chromium

Install FreeSMUGs update checker to ensure you are notified about new versions, now that sparkle is no longer usable with chromium.

Thanks for offering those builds!
Like (8)
Version 43.0.2357.130
17 May 2019
Chromium first wants access to my Keychain, then it connects to google without even having any browser window open. So much about Chromium being un-googlefied. No other browser acts like that, constantly trying to snoop and crawl and connect to services which you never wanted or used, trying to find and report anything that can be sold on the market for ads. For me anything google or chrome is just unacceptable. This is only on my harddisk for testing browser compatibility in webdevelopment. Sadly the Chromium people are obviously not able to get the spyware out of the code. Probably because there wouldnt be any code left.
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Version 74.0.3729.157
1 answer(s)
Mcr
16 July 2019
I saw you posted your same comment on the Chrome page. Completely 'ungoogle-fied' versions of Chromium are available here:
https://chromium.woolyss.com/
Including builds that have all the video codecs included.

Chrome is derived from Chromium, not visa versa.
I've used Chromium, various builds, for years, my builds do not connect to Google unless directed. I can confirm this using Little Snitch. There are extensions that disable the Google Analytics that so many sites have now. Suggest you look at settings, possibly the default site you have selected employs Google Analytics. Browser accesses the site, site requests Google Analytics... Same thing with KeyChain, I suspect the default sites being accessed have a login enabled. You can set Chromium to start with completely blank page, no link, try that.

Again, my config does not access Google unless directed, and that is precisely why many folks like myself use Chromium in the first place, so perhaps it is specific to some configuration or setting on your setup.

Peace.

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12 April 2019
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Version 73.0.3683.103
21 November 2018
This is great that FreeSMUG is offering those builds. THANK YOU!
One problem though is that the updater no longer works and is automatically removed and then no longer operational.
The website says "This build hasn't "Check for Updates…" command as building Sparkle update framework at 64 bit fail." Not sure, this should be solvable as sparkle is used in other 64bit applications. Hope they can find a solution for an update mechanism.
Like (2)
Version 70.0.3538.110
2 answer(s)
Mcr
06 December 2018
Updates are handled via an updater extension. be sure you are running a more recent version. you have to install an updater extension manually, it's included in the DMG file
http://www.freesmug.org/chromium
scroll down, read the description
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harald-14
09 January 2019
@Mcr: does that work for you? For me that updater is automatically removed / gone after restarting chromium. I do the manual install, restart and it's gone. So I was surprised to read your comment.
Like (1)
14 November 2018
Trying to open v. 70.0.3538.102 and getting the "Chromium can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer" security alert. :'(
Like
Version 70.0.3538.102
4 answer(s)
Mcr
06 December 2018
Chromium is not signed because it is open source and not 'owned' per se by any one particular developer or organization. As a user you can do the following:
In System Preferences/Security & Privacy/General tab, you see options for 'Allow apps downloaded from: Mac App Store, Mac App Store and identified developers, and third Anywhere'. YOu can select 'Anywhere'.

However, this means any unsigned software including possible malware is permitted. Unless you are very sure about the sources of your software, I would not select Anywhere, and for sure, casual users and non techies, should not use 'Anywhere'.

This leads to the other, more recommended option. Locate Chromium in the Applications folder in Finder. Highlight app and RIGHT mouse click on it to bring up Optionss menu, select 'Open'. After a few moments, macOS will respond back with something like 'Are you really sure blah blah', select 'Open' again from that pop up. Chromium should then load. You should only need to do this RIGHT click open ONE TIME for that version of Chromium. As long as you respond Yes to the second prompt, macOS will remember your choice and thereafter you can launch Chromium normally with left mouse click or from the Dock like any other app.

Note, that if you update Chromium to a new version, macOS treats it as a new app, so you have to repeat the RIGHT mouse click, 'open' process again ONE TIME (for that version of Chromium).
Like (2)
tomtomklub
06 December 2018
The developer who maintains this edition of Chromium had been signing builds prior to v. 70.0.3538.102 with an Apple Developer ID certificate. All subsequent versions, however, have not been signed.

I can't find any documentation noting this change, and I saw that others had reached out to the developer on social media asking about it and there was no reply.

I should have been more specific about my concern. Thanks for the info, Mcr :)
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IronProgrammer
16 December 2018
The developer decided to not renew their Apple Developer account. Therefore, they no longer have access to an Apple Developer certificate to sign the app with. This information was a little difficult to find, but it is in their forums here:

http://www.freesmug.org/forum/t-8093500/chromium-osx-70-0-3538-67-available
Like (1)
tomtomklub
22 December 2018
Thanks for the info, IronProgrammer :)
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29 August 2018
don't touch Chromium with a bargepole. Installed itself on my Mac without me having any knowledge and other apps started playing up
Like
Version 68.0.3440.84
1 answer(s)
Big Johnson
05 November 2018
Were you playing with a Ouija board?
Because that sounds like the work of mischievous spirits to me.

Actually it sounds like BS to me.

Chromium is not malware and it didn’t magically traverse the WWW to infect your computer. Either you or someone with access to your system must have installed it.

I don’t even know what to make of your comment "other apps started playing up."

You may want to consult an exorcist.
Like (8)
14 August 2018
Your may not visit developer’s website which is not secure according to Chromium, huh.
Like (1)
Version 68.0.3440.84
08 August 2018
Version 68.0.3440.84 says OS X 10.9 or later. I am on OS X 10.9, and it does not open! I even downloaded it twice, wasting 180 MB of mobile internet for — nothing!
Like
Version 68.0.3440.84
3 answer(s)
Aargl
09 August 2018
See my comments below: no Chromium 68 based browsers won't work on Mavericks.
There's only one version 68 that will run on Mavericks, and frankly I don't understand why it does, beware that it's a dev version: https://github.com/macchrome/chromium/releases/tag/v68.0.3398.0-r550900-macOS
I'm using it with no issue. Note that there's not much difference with v67...
Opera and Vivaldi are still using pre 68 Chromium and are not planned to switch to 68 right now, as far as I know, may be you can give them a try. ;-)
Like
Aargl
09 August 2018
Hmmm... I must amend myself: I've just read the release notes of Opera Beta and the next version (55) will ship Chromium 68.
That leaves us with Vivaldi, which release pace is slower: its snapshots of the soon-to-be-released version 1.16 are still shipping Chromium 67...
Like
Aargl
19 September 2018
... Now, even the latest Vivaldi 1.15 has switched to Chromium 68.
Snapshot 1.16.1259.3 is the last to run on Mavericks, then they jumped to snapshot 2.x and Chromium 69!
So, you know what? We either have to stick to an outdated version of our Chromium based browsers or use some Fox (Fire- or Water- ;-) ).
Like
29 July 2018
Chromium v68 won't run on OS 10.9, even if FreeSMUG's site still says "OS X 10.9 or late". Other Chromium based browsers (such as Vivaldi) still run on 10.9, just because they're still using Chromium v67. ;-)
Like
Version 68.0.3440.75
1 answer(s)
Aargl
29 July 2018
Chrome itself has dropped Mavericks: https://support.google.com/chrome/a/answer/7100626?hl=en
Like (1)
07 June 2018
Hi,
Where can we download The FreeSMUG updater extension now ?
I have manually unpacked and installed it, but it disappear after next chromium launch ... What's that ?? ?
Like (3)
Version 67.0.3396.79
04 June 2018
It seems impossible to have both Chromium and SRWare Iron in my set of browsers. If I download one, it replaces the other. Can I only have one? If so, which is the better choice?
Like
Version 67.0.3396.62
1 answer(s)
czgv
07 June 2018
Clearly Chromium is the better choice.
Like (1)
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Downloaded & Installed 333,079 times

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3.5

Category:

Internet

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Developer Website:
DownloadMacUpdateInstall with MacUpdate

Downloaded & Installed 333,079 times

Don't like new MacUpdate? Back to old design.

349 Reviews

Rate this app:

31 July 2015

Most helpful

Latest Chromium 44.0.2403.125 on
http://www.freesmug.org/chromium

Install FreeSMUGs update checker to ensure you are notified about new versions, now that sparkle is no longer usable with chromium.

Thanks for offering those builds!
Like (8)
Version 43.0.2357.130
17 May 2019
Chromium first wants access to my Keychain, then it connects to google without even having any browser window open. So much about Chromium being un-googlefied. No other browser acts like that, constantly trying to snoop and crawl and connect to services which you never wanted or used, trying to find and report anything that can be sold on the market for ads. For me anything google or chrome is just unacceptable. This is only on my harddisk for testing browser compatibility in webdevelopment. Sadly the Chromium people are obviously not able to get the spyware out of the code. Probably because there wouldnt be any code left.
Like
Version 74.0.3729.157
1 answer(s)
Mcr
16 July 2019
I saw you posted your same comment on the Chrome page. Completely 'ungoogle-fied' versions of Chromium are available here:
https://chromium.woolyss.com/
Including builds that have all the video codecs included.

Chrome is derived from Chromium, not visa versa.
I've used Chromium, various builds, for years, my builds do not connect to Google unless directed. I can confirm this using Little Snitch. There are extensions that disable the Google Analytics that so many sites have now. Suggest you look at settings, possibly the default site you have selected employs Google Analytics. Browser accesses the site, site requests Google Analytics... Same thing with KeyChain, I suspect the default sites being accessed have a login enabled. You can set Chromium to start with completely blank page, no link, try that.

Again, my config does not access Google unless directed, and that is precisely why many folks like myself use Chromium in the first place, so perhaps it is specific to some configuration or setting on your setup.

Peace.

Like
12 April 2019
Like
Version 73.0.3683.103
21 November 2018
This is great that FreeSMUG is offering those builds. THANK YOU!
One problem though is that the updater no longer works and is automatically removed and then no longer operational.
The website says "This build hasn't "Check for Updates…" command as building Sparkle update framework at 64 bit fail." Not sure, this should be solvable as sparkle is used in other 64bit applications. Hope they can find a solution for an update mechanism.
Like (2)
Version 70.0.3538.110
2 answer(s)
Mcr
06 December 2018
Updates are handled via an updater extension. be sure you are running a more recent version. you have to install an updater extension manually, it's included in the DMG file
http://www.freesmug.org/chromium
scroll down, read the description
Like
harald-14
09 January 2019
@Mcr: does that work for you? For me that updater is automatically removed / gone after restarting chromium. I do the manual install, restart and it's gone. So I was surprised to read your comment.
Like (1)
14 November 2018
Trying to open v. 70.0.3538.102 and getting the "Chromium can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer" security alert. :'(
Like
Version 70.0.3538.102
4 answer(s)
Mcr
06 December 2018
Chromium is not signed because it is open source and not 'owned' per se by any one particular developer or organization. As a user you can do the following:
In System Preferences/Security & Privacy/General tab, you see options for 'Allow apps downloaded from: Mac App Store, Mac App Store and identified developers, and third Anywhere'. YOu can select 'Anywhere'.

However, this means any unsigned software including possible malware is permitted. Unless you are very sure about the sources of your software, I would not select Anywhere, and for sure, casual users and non techies, should not use 'Anywhere'.

This leads to the other, more recommended option. Locate Chromium in the Applications folder in Finder. Highlight app and RIGHT mouse click on it to bring up Optionss menu, select 'Open'. After a few moments, macOS will respond back with something like 'Are you really sure blah blah', select 'Open' again from that pop up. Chromium should then load. You should only need to do this RIGHT click open ONE TIME for that version of Chromium. As long as you respond Yes to the second prompt, macOS will remember your choice and thereafter you can launch Chromium normally with left mouse click or from the Dock like any other app.

Note, that if you update Chromium to a new version, macOS treats it as a new app, so you have to repeat the RIGHT mouse click, 'open' process again ONE TIME (for that version of Chromium).
Like (2)
tomtomklub
06 December 2018
The developer who maintains this edition of Chromium had been signing builds prior to v. 70.0.3538.102 with an Apple Developer ID certificate. All subsequent versions, however, have not been signed.

I can't find any documentation noting this change, and I saw that others had reached out to the developer on social media asking about it and there was no reply.

I should have been more specific about my concern. Thanks for the info, Mcr :)
Like
IronProgrammer
16 December 2018
The developer decided to not renew their Apple Developer account. Therefore, they no longer have access to an Apple Developer certificate to sign the app with. This information was a little difficult to find, but it is in their forums here:

http://www.freesmug.org/forum/t-8093500/chromium-osx-70-0-3538-67-available
Like (1)
tomtomklub
22 December 2018
Thanks for the info, IronProgrammer :)
Like
29 August 2018
don't touch Chromium with a bargepole. Installed itself on my Mac without me having any knowledge and other apps started playing up
Like
Version 68.0.3440.84
1 answer(s)
Big Johnson
05 November 2018
Were you playing with a Ouija board?
Because that sounds like the work of mischievous spirits to me.

Actually it sounds like BS to me.

Chromium is not malware and it didn’t magically traverse the WWW to infect your computer. Either you or someone with access to your system must have installed it.

I don’t even know what to make of your comment "other apps started playing up."

You may want to consult an exorcist.
Like (8)
14 August 2018
Your may not visit developer’s website which is not secure according to Chromium, huh.
Like (1)
Version 68.0.3440.84
08 August 2018
Version 68.0.3440.84 says OS X 10.9 or later. I am on OS X 10.9, and it does not open! I even downloaded it twice, wasting 180 MB of mobile internet for — nothing!
Like
Version 68.0.3440.84
3 answer(s)
Aargl
09 August 2018
See my comments below: no Chromium 68 based browsers won't work on Mavericks.
There's only one version 68 that will run on Mavericks, and frankly I don't understand why it does, beware that it's a dev version: https://github.com/macchrome/chromium/releases/tag/v68.0.3398.0-r550900-macOS
I'm using it with no issue. Note that there's not much difference with v67...
Opera and Vivaldi are still using pre 68 Chromium and are not planned to switch to 68 right now, as far as I know, may be you can give them a try. ;-)
Like
Aargl
09 August 2018
Hmmm... I must amend myself: I've just read the release notes of Opera Beta and the next version (55) will ship Chromium 68.
That leaves us with Vivaldi, which release pace is slower: its snapshots of the soon-to-be-released version 1.16 are still shipping Chromium 67...
Like
Aargl
19 September 2018
... Now, even the latest Vivaldi 1.15 has switched to Chromium 68.
Snapshot 1.16.1259.3 is the last to run on Mavericks, then they jumped to snapshot 2.x and Chromium 69!
So, you know what? We either have to stick to an outdated version of our Chromium based browsers or use some Fox (Fire- or Water- ;-) ).
Like
29 July 2018
Chromium v68 won't run on OS 10.9, even if FreeSMUG's site still says "OS X 10.9 or late". Other Chromium based browsers (such as Vivaldi) still run on 10.9, just because they're still using Chromium v67. ;-)
Like
Version 68.0.3440.75
1 answer(s)
Aargl
29 July 2018
Chrome itself has dropped Mavericks: https://support.google.com/chrome/a/answer/7100626?hl=en
Like (1)
07 June 2018
Hi,
Where can we download The FreeSMUG updater extension now ?
I have manually unpacked and installed it, but it disappear after next chromium launch ... What's that ?? ?
Like (3)
Version 67.0.3396.79
04 June 2018
It seems impossible to have both Chromium and SRWare Iron in my set of browsers. If I download one, it replaces the other. Can I only have one? If so, which is the better choice?
Like
Version 67.0.3396.62
1 answer(s)
czgv
07 June 2018
Clearly Chromium is the better choice.
Like (1)