As almost any Macintosh user would hate to admit, I am torn between using Firefox and Safari as my default browser of choice. I love the versatility of Firefox, complete with the plugins and the sexy fact that it is developed as an open source project. But at the same time I’m also loving the way Safari renders my pages. I guess the debate is subjective for the most part – but what’s making me hesitant to make the complete switch is how Safari doesn’t support a lot of things on the web — like Facebook’s Warbook applet:
Frankly, I use both browsers. Firefox has a better download manager tool but Safari’s browsing experience is less laggy and cleaner. Safari does have a community dedicated to developing plugins, but it isn’t as tight as the Firefox community.
If you’re a Mac user, what is your default browser of choice and why? If you don’t use Safari, what would make you do a complete switch?
Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.