This is strictly my opinion: the best browsers for the OS X are, in no particular order, Safari, Chrome, and Firefox. Camino, for me, comes in at number four. All these web browsers are free to download, install, and use.
Safari comes with the Mac and has become more and more stable on OS X with each update. It’s pretty flexible though there are not as many plug-ins as there are for Firefox. One great feature that became available some time ago is Reader which gives your page a clutter free look for easy reading. The newest version has features available only on Macs running OS X 10.8 update, such as tab view, iCloud tabs, and sharing.
Chrome is the compact, speedy web browser from Google. The Omnibar, a combination address bar and search bar, were heavily criticized when it first came out, but I’ve always found the Omnibar to be very convenient to use. Too bad there’s no version available for PPC-based Macs and the version for Macs running OS X 10.5 Leopard will no longer be updated.
Firefox is highly customizable with the help of numerous easy-to-install add-ons available for it. You can skin to look the way you want or add features that you feel are missing from the basic build. Among the most popular extensions are ad blockers, video downloaders, and web development tools.
So that’s my top three web browsers for OS X. I offer Camino as the top runner up among my favorite web broswers
I love the fact that Camino runs speedily on my old PPC-based Mac running OS X 10.5 Leopard. If you go to the downloads page, you will also find older versions of Camino, including version 0.8 which can run on OS X 10.1.
What are your favorite browsers and why? Let me know in the comments section.