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Best 8+ Browser For MAC in 2024

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There is no doubt that Appleís Safari browser for the Mac is a solid product and worth checking out, but there are other alternatives available that may be better or offer more features.

In this article, we will look at some of these options and provide you with a list of what we think are the best 5 browsers for MAC in 2024.

SeaMonkey

This project started as a community effort to develop an open source Internet suite comparable to Mozilla Firefox. It was first released on November 15, 2005, and later became known by its present name (SeaMonkey).

The last release Sea Monkey (2.35) was shipped on 9/12/13. As far as current versions go SeaMonkey has been discontinued since 2014. A fork called Phoenix is still actively developed and available at http://seamonkey-project.org/.

IceWeasel

The latest version of the Iceweasel web browser, version 38 was announced as stable on November 11, 2015. It had been previously known under the code name ëShiretokoí and was formerly Firefox ESR (Extended Support Release).

It has all the features of Firefox but not with the same interface. This web browser can be used by MAC users to get rid of Apple Safari bugs and error issues.

If you want more security then use this web browser for Mac OS x 10.13 High Sierra, macos sierra, OS X El Capitan 10.11, OS X Yosemite 10.10 and OSx Mavericks 10.9 because for mac os you need to force the app store or Mac App Store to check updates because it will not download automatically in any system version including MacOS Sierra & El Capitan.

You can Download this web browser IceWeasel using the following link: http://www.iceweasel.org/. It is not available on Mac’s official site and we donít know why.

Midori (WebKit)

The Midori web browser uses the Webkit engine for rendering its output just like other browsers that make use of this popular open-source WebKit library (e.g.: Google Chrome and Safari). The latest versions are available at http://midori-browser.org/.

CometBird

This web browser is based on Gecko engine (version 2) and can be downloaded from https://www.cometbird.com/. It is similar to Firefox but has a user interface that is more like Google Chrome.

CometBird was first released in January 2007, and the latest version 3.0 beta 1 was announced as stable on December 18, 2013.

The last update CometBird 3 Beta 6 was released on 23rd August 2017 for advanced users who want to try the latest features added or some bugs fixed which will not affect them badly if they have upgraded system and new MAC OS Sierra 10.12, macOS High Sierra 10.13, MacOS Mojave 10.14 and macOS Catalina 10.15

Redux (WebKit)

If you prefer a web browser that operates in the background and has less of an impact on the system then good news because there is an app just for this called Redux. You can download it from http://reduxbrowser.com/.

This software makes use of Webkit engines like Midori or Google Chrome to render its output but if you wonder why should I choose this web browser? The answer is very simple, it made our list because of its minimum usage of system resources which makes your Macbook run faster with fewer bugs and issues while using other browsers such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Midori, SeaMonkey, and others.

Blink (WebKit)

Another web browser based on the Webkit engine is Blink. It has better performance than Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge in case of handling multiple tabs at the same time. You can check it out by downloading it from http://blinkbrowser.com/.

The latest version 5 was released in July 2015 and there is no news about its future, we do not know whether this project will be supported or not.

If you need to download online videos for offline playback then consider installing this browser as well because it supports mp4 files but not with extensions such as .flv, WMV, etc which are usually used for videos online e-learning resources the only disadvantage is that it will not play youtube videos in mp4 format.

K-Meleon (Gecko)

The K-Meleon web browser is based on the Mozilla code base and uses the Gecko rendering engine for its output display. The latest version 2.1 was released on September 11, 2015, and can be downloaded from http://kmeleonbrowser.org/.

This software is useful to users who are using older hardware systems such as Mac OS 10.7 Lion including macOS Mojave 10.14 and macOS Catalina 10.15 because it consumes fewer system resources and with this, you can run more applications simultaneously without any problem with your favorite application crashing or freezing issue occurred randomly by Midori or other browsers.

On the other hand, you can try to use Mozilla Firefox which is based on the Gecko engine as well but in the case of Mac OS X operating system versions such as Lion, Mountain Lion, or Mavericks you can encounter slow speed issues while browsing videos online and loading pages.

The best thing about K-Meleon is that it supports offline video playback because it upscales the original size of input video files.

This means if your device does not have an iPhone 5S level camera sensor (e.g.: front-facing camera for FaceTime), then this software will enhance the quality of your pictures taken by the front-facing camera using its built-in optimization options which are usually done by photo editing applications such as Adobe Photoshop or Microsoft Paint etc.

Clem (Gecko)

The last software on our list is Clem . It was developed from the source code of the Netscape Navigator web browser. Like other browsers based on Mozilla Foundation, this one also uses the Gecko engine for its rendering output although it was merged with the Trident engine and later released as a stand-alone product.

You can download it from http://clembrowser.org/, our team tried to use this application but there are some problems concerning operation system components that are necessary for installing this browser.

The latest version 1.7 beta 2 was released on January 3, 2013, and we think that developers have abandoned the project. We donít know why because since 2010 various versions were published without any comments regarding the progress of this project.

You can download and try it but we recommend using it for personal use in case you have old hardware systems, Clem is good enough for a basic web browsing experience or if you donít want to spend too much money on expensive Safari or Google Chrome applications.

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