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    Highbrow Alternatives

    Highbrow is described as 'Achieve Mac web browser zen. Highbrow always knows which browser you want to use'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Highbrow for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome. The best alternative is Browserosaurus, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Highbrow are Choosy (Paid), Finicky (Free, Open Source), Junction (Free, Open Source) and Browser Select (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 21, 2022
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    Achieve Mac web browser zen. Highbrow always knows which browser you want to use.
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      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.
    1. Choosy opens links in different browsers as specified, according to rules, set by the user.


      • FreeOpen Source
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      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!.
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      Choose the application to open files and links.
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      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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      Quickly switch between accounts and browsers with Account Surfer.
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      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.
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      One tool to rule them all
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      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.
    2. 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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