Apple Vs Google is one of the biggest corporate battle of this decade, whether it is Android vs iOS, or Safari Vs Chrome. If you are a Mac user like me, you will always be tempting to see which should be your default browser.
I must admit that I have been a fan of Google Chrome for long and it has been my default browser for past few years. But latest version of Safari has changed the game, it has added lot of desired and required features.
Speed is one of the important factor for the browsers, earlier Chrome was a clear winner in this category but not any more. Safari has a notable improvement in the speed and with the better system integration now it actually fetch almost identical score as Chrome.
Again the number are not much different though Safari comes on top here. One of the reason is Safari is integrated in Mac OS and has access to faster system API’s. But to be honest I am using both of them and does not feel much difference in terms of speed.
One of the important things is extension, which can extend the functionality for your browsers. Chrome has a long history with those and Safari has refused to use them in earlier versions.
With the new version Safari also includes extensions and you can download them from Apple Extension Gallery. There are many extension already available and I tried to install the extension which I use, on both of them.
I was able to find most of the required extension in both the browsers but still Chrome extensions are more polished at this point of time. Even with the same extensions I found that Chrome provides better fuctionality.
Now there can’t be a better browser in terms of system integration than Safari. It uses the system api’s which is not available to third party browsers and it is one of the reason it feels much faster than the other browsers.
Also the transitions of forward and backward page movements are great in Safari, no other browser can give you that. Even before going back you can take a peep on the last page and decide if you want to go back.
With all this, I have started using Safari more and more on my mac, I still use Chrome for my blogging work but Safari is my regular browser for surfing.
Safari Vs Chrome, which one you are using as a default browser on your Mac?