8 Alternatives macOS Browsers That Focus On Privacy, Anonymity And Security

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Everybody knows the usual browser – Google Chrome, Opera, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer. For those that are relatively new to web browser engine, there are 5 main rendering engine, they are Trident used in Internet Explorer and Edge, Gecko in Firefox, Presto in Opera, Webkit in Safari and WebKit/Blink in Google Chrome. Unless you are still using a dial-up or ADSL, the speed of the browser is not a factor.

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As for macOS users, you do not have to use Safari, there are many other browsers for mac. The best Apple browser is the one that you feel most comfortable with. Here is a complete list of the best web browsers for macOS.

1. Vivaldi

Cloud Browsing | Blink/WebKit Engine


You spend a lot of time on the web. You deserve a browser that is personal, has the functionality you need and the flexibility you crave. You deserve Vivaldi so they made it for you. One of the things that makes Vivaldi unique is that it is built on modern web technologies. They use JavaScript and React to create the user interface with the help of Node.js and a long list of NPM modules. Vivaldi is the web built with the web.

  • Powerful Bookmarks – How many bookmarks do you have in your browser? 56, 225, or 1056? If you use bookmarks a lot, you have come to the right place! With Vivaldi’s bookmark manager you can organize and access your bookmark efficiently. You can set your own tags and nicks for lightning fast access.
  • Write Notes – Found that perfect quote for your essay or article? Copy that text to the notes panel, adding a link at the same time. Add a screen shot, just in case the page changes.

2. Tor Browser

Anonymity Network | Gecko Engine

Tor Browser

The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location, and it lets you access sites which are blocked.

Tor enables its users to surf the Internet, chat and send instant messages anonymously, and is used by a wide variety of people for both licit and illicit purposes. Tor has, for example, been used by criminal enterprises, hacktivism groups, and law enforcement agencies at cross purposes, sometimes simultaneously; likewise, agencies within the U.S. government variously fund Tor.

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3. Yandex Browser

Security Enhanced | Blink/WebKit Engine

Yandex Browser

Yandex Browser is a freeware web browser developed by the Russian web search corporation Yandex that uses the Blink layout engine and is based on the Chromium open source project. The browser checks webpage security with the Yandex security system and checks downloaded files with Kaspersky anti-virus. The browser also uses Opera Software’s Turbo technology to speed web browsing on slow connections.

  • Turbo mode – Slow connections won’t slow you down. When internet speeds drop, Turbo mode is enabled, which will speed up how fast pages load and save on your data charges.
  • DNS Spoofing Protection – Protect active security technology scans files and websites for viruses, blocks fraudulent web pages, protects your passwords and bank card details, and keeps your online payments safe from theft.

4. Epic

Blocks ADs and Trackers | Blink/WebKit Engine

Epic Browser macOS

Epic protects you from over six hundred tracking attempts in an average browsing session. They believe what you browse & search online should always be private. In incognito mode, you’re still being tracked. Epic protects you from over one thousand tracking attempts in a typical browsing session. Over a year of browsing it works out to hundreds of thousands of bits of data about you that Epic protects.

5. Min

AD Blocking & Extremely Light | Unknown Engine

Min Browser

Min is a smart and super fast web browser with built-in ad blocking. Min is designed to be fast. It uses less battery power, so you don’t have to worry about finding a charger. Min is written entirely with CSS and JavaScript using Electron, and is open-source software, available on GitHub. Min lets you decide whether you want to see ads or not. And when you’re using a slow or expensive internet connection, it lets you block scripts and images, so pages load faster and use less data.

6. Brave

Blocks ADs and Trackers | Blink/WebKit Engine

Brave Browser

At Brave, their goal is to block everything on the web that can cramp your style and compromise your privacy. Annoying ads are yesterday’s news, and cookies stay in your jar where they belong. The new Brave browser automatically blocks ads and trackers, making it faster and safer than your current browser.

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Browse faster and safer with Brave. Up to a whopping 60% of page load time is caused by the underlying ad technology that loads into various places each time you hit a page on your favorite news site and 20% of this is time spent on loading things that are trying to learn more about you.

  • Browse Faster – Brave blocks trackers and intrusive ads that can slow you down on the web.
  • Browse Safer – Brave keeps you and your information safer, effectively shielding you from 3rd party tracking and malvertisement.
  • Browse Better – With Brave, you can choose whether to see ads that respect your privacy or pay sites directly. Either way, you can feel good about helping fund content creators.

7. Waterfox

Lightning Fast Browser | Gecko Engine


Waterfox is an open-source web browser based on Mozilla Firefox for 64-bit Windows, macOS and Linux systems. It is compiled using various compilers and uses Intel’s Math Kernel Library, Streaming SIMD Extensions 3 and Advanced Vector Extensions. It is compatible with most Firefox add-ons and 64-bit NPAPI browser plug-ins.

8. Iridium Browser

Enhance Privacy | Blink/WebKit Engine

Iridium Browser

The iridium browser is based on the Chromium code base. All modifications enhance the privacy of the user and make sure that the latest and best secure technologies are used. Automatic transmission of partial queries, keywords, metrics to central services is prevented and only occurs with the approval of the user. In addition, all their builds are reproducible and modifications are auditable, setting the project ahead of other secure browser providers.

  • Speed – Iridium is just fast in any way. It starts very fast and loads and renders also very complex web sites really fast.
  • Privacy – Chromium (which Iridium is based on) is a very secure browser, yes. But it does call home to Google. And they did even more to enhance security to the maximum extent possible.
  • Ease of Use – Just anybody can use iridium right away. It is simple and easy to handle, it does not require any special knowledge at all.


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    Most of these browsers are great but still give out a lot of information (https://www.deviceinfo.me for proof of concept), but Tor however limits that information way more.

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    Олег [ Reply ]

    yandex browser not secure!!! It’s the most dangerous!!

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      Igor Stravinskyie [ Reply ]

      I think you are dangerous!

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    Dont use Yandex browser! I’m from Russia!

    They get your personal stats for advertice and other “specific’ things include for FSB.

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    mariya jonsan [ Reply ]

    Brave is the best as i am using it and not getting any kind of problem so best alternative of any browser for mac.

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    Steven Foster [ Reply ]

    waterfox/firefox/brave are the best choices for normal things
    tor browser if you like me who crazy lol

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    Johnmerchant [ Reply ]

    Yandex is not secured so dont go with this , here i can suggest try tor or safari browser for mac.

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    Mekare [ Reply ]

    What about Dissenter?

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