On a Mac, Safari’s Superior Battery Life is a Talking Point

On a Mac, I’d prefer Safari over Chrome any day (although for my Windows Machine, it is Chrome). The experience of working with Safari on Mac is seamless. No other browser seems to work that well on my Mac and trust me, I have tried them all. Chrome is amazing when it comes to apps and extensions and the ecosystem, but Safari just beats it how well it fits with the Mac “kind” of aesthetics, and just works flawlessly.

For example, I use Bengali and English language to surf webpages. Facebook on Chrome is a nightmare when I use Bengali language (English seems to be OK). Anytime another update comes to Facebook, Chrome breaks; if I am in the middle of typing a comment in a comment box in Facebook when an update arrives, Chrome will freeze the textbox and I will have to reload the page; it is a mess. The upside of this inconvenience is now I have a way of logging what I have typed where, but I could do away with this annoyance.

Another annoyance is with the use of Medium. I do not know about you, but anytime I click a link in Medium, Chrome brings me to a page as if I never logged in to Medium, and then everything breaks if I click to “follow” a user. It fixes itself after a while, but the experience is annoying.

Anyway, I find Safari possibly the best browser on Mac and it is not just about battery life. That helps though.

Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Also in: https://refind.com/arinbasu

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