Braus Alternatives

    Braus is described as 'A small application to select a browser every time you click a link anywhere. This is especially useful if you have multiple browsers or profiles, and you want to be able to open certain links in certain browsers'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Braus for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome and Safari. The best alternative is Browserosaurus, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Braus are Choosy (Paid), Browser Select (Free, Open Source), Account Surfer (Paid) and Finicky (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 5, 2021

    1. Browserosaurus is an open-source (MIT license), Electron-based app for macOS. It works by setting itself as the default browser; any clicked links in non-browser apps are now sent to Browserosaurus where it’ll present you with a menu of all your installed browsers.
    2. Choosy opens links in different browsers as specified, according to rules, set by the user.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Browser Select is a utility to dynamically select the browser you want instead of just having one default for all links. similar to the prompt in android to choose a browser when a link in a non-browser app is clicked/touched.
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      • Windows
      Quickly switch between accounts and browsers with Account Surfer.
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    3. A MacOS app for creating rules that decide which browser is opened for every link that would open the default browser. Open Facebook in one browser, and Trello in another. Or Spotify links in the Spotify client. Or whatever url in whatever app!.


      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      Any time you click on a web link with your Mac, Switchbar will prompt you to choose which browser, browser profile or email client to open that link with.
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    4. When you click on a link, LinCastor Browser asks you to choose a browser to load the link with from a menu. Menu can contain a browser, an application but also AppleScript, shell script, Automator Workflow or even OS X share service.
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    5. Sometimes we like to isolate our web profiles. Some install different browsers for different purposes (home, work, etc.), some set up multiple Chrome or Edge profiles. And some do both.
    6. One tool to rule them all Get virtually as many default web browsers as you want. With Browser Fairy you can you can even have individual default web browsers for every app and literally every web page.
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    7. Simple rules-based automatic browser selection based on URLs. Provides fine-grained routing to desired browsers with full command-line string (for profile selection and other params if needed).
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