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Discussion on: The First 10 macOS Apps I Install in 2019

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Pooria A

Great list, two tips from me:

  1. Don't use Chrome, it uses double the amount of Firefox memory and doesn't respect your privacy. BTW, Firefox has now faster CSS renderer.

  2. Use a Firewall to permit all the incoming and outgoing connections to your mac. I use Little Snitch for it and you will be surprised how many times random apps are making HTTP calls from your mac (half of them is from Apple)

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Sherri Booher

I use Chrome because of the excellent and easy-to-use Chrome Dev Tools, so are there options that are as good (or better) in other browsers?

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John Papa Author

Firefox is awesome. Edge is incredible. and Brave is very promising.

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Pooria A

Agree, Brave is definitely next level engineering.

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jcmpgit

Not tried brave. I recently started using Vivaldi and so far love it. Chromium based. Very customisable, I love that hibernating tabs to save memory is built in.

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Pooria A

Yes Firefox Developer is a new nightly version of Firefox with really competitive dev tools. I recommend you to check it out.

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lesha

The single thing I miss in FF's devtools is Chrome's "emulate focused page". Makes debugging dropdowns (and other focus-related stuff) WAY easier.

On the other hand, Firefox's CSS tools are unmatched.

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Pooria A

Yes great point. In the end of the day as a developer I also use most of the browsers. Specially since WS debugging in Firefox wasn't good until recently.

But Firefox is my choice of browser for personal use since it's faster and respect user's privacy IMHO.