Safari vs Chrome

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Hello hope all is well. Comparing Safari vs Chrome for Mac, which one do you use? I'm thinking about switching from Safari to Chrome.
One other question is is it possible to import all data from Safari to that browser?

Thank you so much

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Submitted by Bruce Harrell on Sunday, January 16, 2022

Hi. I recently read an article warning users about Chrome. You might want to "google" it. Wish I could remember more, sorry.

Submitted by Matthew Whitaker on Monday, January 17, 2022

Hi. Thanks for that warning. I'll keep that in mind.

Submitted by Mister Kayne on Monday, January 17, 2022

I am not using a MAC but a windows PC. However, wanted to answer your question It's really a personal choice; I started with Safari browser on my IOS device and then switched to Chrome because i use the same on my windows computer/ laptop. I have one Google account that is synced across devices and that makes it really handy when you don't have to worry about bookmarks, favorites and reading lists etc. You can make that switch; since you have thought about it there might be a good reason behind it. You can import your settings and bookmarks from Safari. The only challenge is that you will have to learn a new way of working with your browser; not very difficult

Submitted by Oliver Kennett on Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Firstly, yes, you can import your bookmarks etc from safari however, sadly, it doesn't sync, EG, you can't add another bookmark in safari and it will magically appear in chrome though, if you're migrating this isn't much of an issue.

Regarding safari vs come for actual use, safari is very broken when it comes to voiceover. I know some people don't get the issue, but a lot do, it's the busy issue, or now in the updated OS, 'safari is not responding'. Nice that they spent the time to update the error rather than fixing the issue... Anyway...

You don't get this in chrome or, if you do, it is very rare.

The down side of chrome and something I've not found a solution to, is that it keeps announcing that chrome has a new window. As far as I know there is no fix for this but it will depend on how annoyed you become with your computer chattering away without your input. For me, I rather have silence as much as possible.

I have read that the chrome experience on iOS is, with a keyboard especially, better than safari as it is more consist ant. There are of course privacy issues with all of these things, but I don't really care too much. Payments are secure on reputable sites and maybe my data is harvested, but it doesn't really affect me. I rather have a smooth browsing experience.

The other thing about chrome, for any who live in Europe, is that it seems to cope with the constant cookie verification thing which drives me nuts too.

Good luck what ever you decide upon.

Submitted by Siobhan on Tuesday, January 18, 2022

I know you are asking about Chrome but I also have firefox and Edge. As for the safari not responding issue, for now, it hasn't been to much of a problem. i'll regret saying that.

Submitted by Matthew Whitaker on Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Hello. Thanks everyone for your comments. Really helps out a lot. Keep them coming.
I started using Chrome last night... as far as interface goes, it's a bit different, but I like it. I got my bookmarks imported. I've tried firefox, but something about it I didn't vibe with.
One question I have though is how do you import your passwords into Chrome? I already exported them from Safari.
Thanks

Submitted by Bruce Harrell on Tuesday, January 18, 2022

DuckDuckGo and 1.1.1.1 have worked for me the few times I've used them, and they claim to be very good at protecting your privacy. I believe they are (or were) free.

Submitted by Maurício Sá on Tuesday, January 18, 2022

I would love to use Chrome as my primary browser, as I already use it on Windows.
I just don't use it yet, because I can't browse and select texts using up/down arrows with fast quik nav off, the same way I do in Safari.