Google Chrome Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Google Chrome for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Mozilla Firefox, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Google Chrome and loads of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Google Chrome are Brave (Free, Open Source), Vivaldi (Free), Opera (Free) and Tor Browser (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 25, 2021

    1. A free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite. Firefox is highly extensible, with thousands of third-party add-ons available.
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      Mozilla Firefox vs Google Chrome opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Mozilla Firefox is a great alternative to Google Chrome.
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      bumba Highly customizable, open and libre, care about privacy. Made on non-profit.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      Firefox allows far more control over your privacy than does Chrome (or even Chromium on which Chrome is based). Not jut because it doesn't come with Google stuff embedded, but also because it allows complete control over things like webRTC (which can leak info about your IP address, hardware), whereas Chrome/Chromium and related browsers don't have this control.
      Top positive comment  about 5 years ago

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      israreloaded It's backed by a non-profit, unlike spy-business Google
      Positive comment 2 months ago

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      Astatine69420 It's not the most private out of the box, but if you harden it then yes it is the best for privacy.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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      I feel more secure with the ample security-focused settings that are continuously expanded on with Mozilla Firefox.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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      RemovedUser Most customizable, fast, privacy respecting, secure, and trusted browser.
      Positive comment 6 months ago

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      OKTAYMERCAN Free and open source, build in PIP(Picture in picture) mode. GUI smilar to google chrome.
      Positive comment 7 months ago

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    2. Brave Web Browser is a fast, free, secure web browser with a built-in ad blocker*, tracking and security protection, and optimized data and battery experience. *What is Brave Ad Replacement?
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      Brave vs Google Chrome opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Brave is a great alternative to Google Chrome.
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      karaboungalos It's kinda like Chrome but WAY more private.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      100% Compatibility with Google Chrome extensions and websites. Brave is privacy centric, and committed to changing how online content is funded. With Brave users have the option to opt-in to unobtrusive, infrequent, privacy-respecting ads which pay the user a few dollars each month, enough to donate and support content creators online.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

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      CatarinaTeles While it shares 99% of chrome code base, it as advertisements enabled by default
      Top negative comment  10 months ago

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      It's faster and better in every possible way!
      Positive comment 7 days ago

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      tobin24 Brave is very similar to Chrome, but with some other great features like a built in ad blocker and a way to earn or donate crypto.
      Positive comment 29 days ago

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      Brave supports, TOR, has it's own built in crypto you an use to support creators or websites that have signed up to receive it, built in adblock that is very powerful, best browser there is.
      Positive comment 3 months ago

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      Fast, ad blocker, tor and so on
      Positive comment 3 months ago

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    3. Vivaldi is extremely customizable, presenting a wide range of settings and built-in features designed to put the user in control. Its Chromium-based engine makes it fast and compatible with most Chrome extensions, and Vivaldi removes the code that tracks users from it.
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      Vivaldi vs Google Chrome opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Vivaldi is a great alternative to Google Chrome.
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      It is very customizable, fast, and has built in tracker and ad blocking
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

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      Chromium based, compatible with chrome extensions, huge customization possibilities, fast and visually appealing
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      RoboticRabbit Feels slightly slower but i can't deny the great customization ability and efficiency. Chrome is nothing compared to this beast.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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      More private and customisable
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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      OPdrill Vivaldi is a lot more customisable than Chrome, Vivaldi has a lot more features than Chrome, Vivaldi is more privacy focused and it's based on the Blink engine (also known as Chromium) so switching to Vivaldi is very easy + it supports Chrome extensions.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      Azurexyz It's so much more intimate!
      Positive comment 11 months ago

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      RemovedUser A complete power user experience with extensive customizations and theming, and even embedded suite of tools like note taking, email client, ad blocking. All this with the same snappy experience you get from the Blink-based Chromium engine.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

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    4. Opera is an innovative browser that focus on implementing new technologies without dropping simplicity and ease of use, speed and security; supporting and contributing to open web standards.
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      Opera vs Google Chrome opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Opera is a great alternative to Google Chrome.
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      Great light browser which has great features VPN, adblocking, RSS Personal News..
      Top positive comment  about 5 years ago

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      Refalm It's like Chrome. But without the resource hogging and Google crap.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      CatarinaTeles It's only partially open-sourced
      Top negative comment  10 months ago

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      It's light weight and can run smoothly on low end devices unlike chrome and mozilla.
      Positive comment 2 months ago

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      OKTAYMERCAN GUI is different but have tons of feature, like Build-in VPN, Ad Blocker, PiP(Picture in picture) mode etc...
      Positive comment 7 months ago

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      It is chromium-based but for Android devices Opera or, even better, Opera Touch, need much less storage space. Chrome tends to...gather 10GB pf nothingness even after a full cleanup. For Android, Chrome is good only because it automatically signs you into Google.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      fqdb Useful productivity features like the side panel with Messenger/Whatsapp/Twitter and floating pop-out video.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    5. The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning...
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      Tor Browser vs Google Chrome opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Tor Browser is a great alternative to Google Chrome.
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      It blocks prying eyes and is much more secure. IT is the most private browser currently...
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

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      termoyer It's one of the best browsers in terms of privacy. It routes your traffic over around 3-5 tor-points before it reaches the intended server. So your IP and other browser information is not directly visible to anyone.
      Top positive comment  almost 3 years ago

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      Way less secure than normal browsers when used regularly like when logging into accounts
      Top negative comment  12 days ago

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      Inherently slower than chrome, but by far the most private browsing experiance one can have. Used by lots of anti-censorship organisations and journalists, among others.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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      Emiran It's Give You True Anonymity On The Internet, Great Security, Built-In VPN, Clear Search History When You Exit TOR, You Should Give It A Try.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      Sandro_Linux I like Tor Browser as an alternative to Google Chrome because it helps you protect your privacy and is open source and is backed by a non-profit
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      Slow, but secure and private.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

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    6. Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all users to experience the web. An unofficial portable version of Chromium is available here: http://crportable.sourceforge.net Windows binaries are available at:...
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      Chromium vs Google Chrome opinions
      Most users think Chromium is a great alternative to Google Chrome.
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      bohdanfetso It's more lighter then chrome and have all functions of it
      Top positive comment  about 5 years ago

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      User2778798 Without the google branding, it is the same efficient code.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      williamneis It doesn't have a proper installer for Windows. It's very hard to install it compared to Google Chrome. On the other hand, on Linux platform both are easy to install.
      Top negative comment  over 3 years ago

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      Emiran Chromium Is The Closest Alternative To Google, With Some Security Features Like No Search, It's Kinda Messed Up, But You Should Give It Try, Chromium Is Also Ranked To Be The Best Browser For Linux!
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      taactap2 Origin of Google Chrome. It's open-source and completely safe.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      number "ONE" reason, it is opensource.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

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      UltraProgrammer Open source, slightly more respective of privacy
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    7. Rebuilt from the ground up using Chromium, the new Microsoft Edge brings you world-class compatibility and performance, the security and privacy you deserve, and new features designed to bring you the best of the web.
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      Microsoft Edge vs Google Chrome opinions
      Most users think Microsoft Edge is a great alternative to Google Chrome.
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      Tatrii I've switched over from Chrome completely. I find that the Chromium based edge is much better than Chrome. Less resource usage on my machine.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

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      I have compared the read out aloud option and this one so far has the smoothest.
      Top positive comment  almost 3 years ago

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      JohnFastman If you want to use a browser's Incognito mode (called Private Browsing in Firefox and Safari), you don't want where you go to be recorded in files stored on your computer. Microsoft Edge DOES store info about where you've been, even if you've been there using its InPrivate mode. (http://betanews.com/2016/01/30/stop-using-microsoft-edges-inprivate-mode-if-you-value-your-privacy/). Switch to an open source browser. There are plenty of good ones.
      Top negative comment  almost 5 years ago

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      schwarzmetal natively integrated in Windows
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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      taactap2 Chromium based browser. Chrome web store's extension works on it. It'll be better than using Google Chrome.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      kremund It's just as fast as chrome, but with much more focus on privacy, and with well thought-out additions that just make sense. Also, i think it visually looks better.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

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      Faster, secure, easy to use, less RAM usage, design
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    8. Waterfox is a high performance browser based on the Mozilla platform. Made specifically for 64-Bit systems, Waterfox has one thing in mind: speed. What makes Waterfox so fast?
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      Waterfox vs Google Chrome opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Waterfox is a great alternative to Google Chrome.
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      jakubabayomitsimbukondo 64-bit, open source, lightning fast & private.
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

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      User2778798 64-bit build of Firefox code. Usually up-to-date.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      Compared to Firefox (from where it was forked on), Waterfox looks pretty dated and some extensions refuses to be installed due to this -- depending on what extension you want, you may have troubles.
      Top negative comment  almost 2 years ago

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      VasudeoSinha Waterfox is a all in one thing.It can hadle chrome, microsoft edge as well as firefox extensions
      Positive comment 2 months ago

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      Emiran Sorry For Waterfox Fans, I Will Not Say That Waterfox Is A Good Alternative, Waterfox Disables Many Firefox Secuirty Features, And This Could Be Dangerous.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      It is private and secure, open source and it doesn't have telemetry data collection
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      TerrifiedTyphlosion If you haven't left Google Chrome because you think other browsers can't compete with its speed (which, in my experience, hasn't been completely true), try Waterfox out. It comes with the added bonus of being far more privacy-oriented than either Chrome or Firefox.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    9. Pale Moon is an Open Source, Goanna-based web browser available for Microsoft Windows and Linux (with other operating systems in development), focusing on efficiency and customization. Make sure to get the most out of your browser!.
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      Pale Moon vs Google Chrome opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Pale Moon is a great alternative to Google Chrome.
      krbngls It's the old Firefox!!! Loved it!
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    10. Yandex.Browser is a simple and easy-to-use internet browser. Based on the Chromium technology platform, it loads pages quickly, just shows you what you need and gives you plenty of space for viewing webpages.
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      Yandex.Browser vs Google Chrome opinions
      Most users think Yandex.Browser is a great alternative to Google Chrome.
      Nice neat and clean plus it integrates well with Gmail and other email services.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      Of all the browsers I use, Yandex is the most stable, fast and fluid, I have it as my default browser and I highly recommend it.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      Insecure wi-fi protection.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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