With the new Safari browser out I’ve been trying. I really have. Safari or Firefox, what’s the difference right? Logic would have that Safari should be better. It’s made specifically for the Mac / Apple operating systems, so it’s totally faster, right? Right. It is. It is much faster for page loading and web applications. What’s the big deal then?
It just doesn’t work like how I want to. Maybe a list would be good here.
- It’s tough switching browsers because you become accustomed to all of the stored passwords.
- When I click on an RSS link Firefox does just what I want: asks if I want to put it into my Google Reader. Safari makes me use the Safari RSS reader. I hear there’s a was around it but it involves downloading something and blah blah blah.
- The final straw was when Safari renamed the files I was trying to download from my iPhone. The files have very useful timestamp information in the name and, for some reason, Safari stripped out that timestamp. Not cool.
I may try Safari again at some point. A feature I really, really liked was the history browser which had thumbnails of pages you’ve visited. That’s very handy.
That’s not many reasons. Does anyone else have a sticking with Firefox reason?