Browserism is a little app that lives in your menu bar and helps you quickly switch your Mac's default web browser. Out of the box, Browserism supports Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox, and Opera, but you can also tell Browserism to use any other browser you have installed.

  • Change the default web browser from the menu bar or using hotkeys
  • Automatically open specific domains/links in specific browsers
  • Automatically set the default browser to the one you're using
  • Open links in the background
  • Show the default browser's name and icon* in the menu bar
  • Automatically switch the default browser on a schedule

    Browserism can be configured to open specific sites (domains) in specific browsers. As an example, you could have YouTube links open in Google Chrome, and Facebook links open in Safari.

    Use a different browser at work than you do at home? Browserism can schedule your work browser to activate at 9:00 AM and your personal browser to activate at 5:00 PM (or whatever your work schedule is).

    Are you a web developer who constantly needs to switch browsers? With Browserism's Silent Switching feature and system-wide hotkey support, you'll instantly notice how Browserism improves your workflow.

    Anytime you have a need to switch your default browser, or control which links open in what browsers, Browserism is the quickest and easiest way to do it. No more looking for hard-to-find settings and menus or dealing with nagging system prompts.

    Browserism supports OS X's dark mode and Retina displays.
    Browserism requires OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or higher.

  • Menu bar browser icons are supported for Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Tor Browser (official client). A default icon will be used for other browsers.

  • What's New
  • Auto-switch default browser to active browser
  • Open links in background
  • Hyperlink drag & drop to menu bar icon
  • Reduce logging level option
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Rules to not function
  • Other bug fixes and improvements

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  • Browserism (com.if.browserism) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is Browserism 28. The most popular version of this application used by our users is Browserism 34.

    Operating System: Mac

    Minimum OS version: 10.8

    Copyright: Copyright (c) 2015 William C Gustafson. All rights reserved.