I’m a pretty big Firefox user and I do love the browser, but there are a few things I don’t like. Basically the time it takes to launch or open a new window. It just seems to get bogged down every now and then. Safari on the other hand just pops right up. So, I’m going to try and switch to Safari and see how it goes. So far, I’m not to sure.
Seeing as I just started my experiment, it’s way to soon to tell. However, my first task was getting my bookmarks converted over. There seems to be no free way to keep Firefox and Safari’s bookmarks synchronized, unless you go though something like del.icio.us. However, it’s not hard to export Firefox bookmarks and import them into Safari.
Then I needed extensions, err I mean plugins for Safari. I got a few good ones from PimpMySafari.com to block ads, cookies and one that just creates extra functionality. So I guess those are all working. Now I just have to train them.
One of the first sites I went to was Google Reader and that wasn’t to fun. It seems that Safari and Google reader work OK together, but it wasn’t as smooth as Firefox.
It’s going to take me at least a week if not more to decide if I really switch my everyday browser to Safari or if I go back to Firefox. I do like Safari, but maybe I should wait until Safari 3 comes out.
Which do you prefer and why? Or do you have another browser of choice? 🙂