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Which web browser do you use most?
Authored by: bedouin on Mar 22, '12 12:03:10PM

I used IE from '02 until the Safari beta came out. I stuck with Safari until '11, when I switched to iCab (always had a soft spot for it). I left Safari because of the inability to install custom search engines (DuckDuckGo) without hacking the binary or using known-to-break add-ons. I'm also using iCab in iOS, so I liked having the parity.

Bookmark syncing with Safari quit working with 10.6 and the iCloud update, which is useless anyway since iCab Mobile cannot access them. iCab Mobile can sync via Firefox though (albeit one-way), and in every OS Firefox runs natively on. Not only that, but my preferences and extensions are synced across them all too. I imagine Safari on 10.6 will be an afterthought for Apple soon.

Chrome I refuse to use because it is a Google product, and my brief encounter with it was yawn-inducing.

The Gecko engine has always felt more refined to me. I miss Safari's flawless and beautiful Reader option. I was tied to Safari for ages because of its RSS integration, but wanting to sync read feeds between iOS and OS X caused me to abandon that in favor of a dedicated RSS client (NewsRack) that runs on both platforms. Firefox has a Reader-like plugin but it pales in comparison.

I'm a Firefox fanboy for now.



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