I have Safari and Chrome installed on my MacBook and mainly use Safari due to the ecosystem benefits and other great features. Chrome I try not to use since its such a power hog. Is there anything with the power/features of Chrome (including extensions) that is power efficient? I’ve heard of Brave but have not tried it.
My plan is to use Safari for general browsing and the alternative browser for work-related stuff.
Anything Chromium based (Edge, Opera, Vivaldi, Brave) will be equally power hungry and capable as Chrome (they’re built on the same technology). That really only leaves Firefox which is what I use for web development (Safari for everything else)
I’m personally a fan of Firefox, as I find the multi account container feature (via an add on from Mozilla themselves), to be a fantastic help.
I use that a lot as my work uses Office 365, and I volunteer for an organisation that also uses O36. This add on means I can have one browser window open, but tabs can be open in different containers. It stops me having to constantly log in and out between the two accounts or open hem in different browsers. O365 doesn’t seem to be as simple as multiple Google accounts in one browser, which Google seems to handle well for whatever reason.
If I’m on be MacBook and battery, I’ll stick with Safari, but if I’m on power, it’s Firefox.
+1 for Firefox. I have been running Firefox since the first public beta on Windows, except for a few years where it was a total mess. Glad they were able to fix that. Not sure if it’s because it is “better” or that it is just very familiar to me and has become a habit.
For a long time I just used the out-of-the-box ‘easy mode’, but recently I stepped up to medium mode:
Blocking-wise, this is one significant leap from easy mode.
Web pages will load significantly faster compared to the easy mode.
Your privacy exposure will be significantly reduced compared to easy mode.
Sounds good to me! And it’s actually really straightforward to ‘downgrade’ to easy mode on a per-site basis to un-break sites.
It’s worth mentioning that, after doing some reading, I made the decision to consolidate my ad- and tracker-blocking with uBlock Origin—I don’t use Privacy Badger and I have completely disabled Firefox’s Enhanced Tracking Protection.