Most Mac users have a collection of website bookmarks. That built-in functionality makes it simple to go back to view a website with a single click. Apple recognizes that not every Mac user bothers with bookmarks, hence the Favorites section in Safari, which works much the same way, but with fewer organizational requirements.
What if you want to open a website using a favorite or bookmark, but your bookmarks are in Safari, and you prefer to open the website in Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox? Then it gets complicated. Either copy and paste, or figure out a way to sync up bookmarks and favorites.
Or, install Favorites Launcher.
This inexpensive utility lets you manage favorites– website bookmarks– from a single location within the Mac’s Menubar. And, instead of syncing bookmarks between each browser, which is complicated and can get expensive, Favorites Launcher simply launches the chosen favorite with the browser you want.
Pull down the favorites menu in the Menubar and select the bookmark. Favorites Launcher opens the website in the browser you choose.
Setting up favorites is simple enough, too.
Click Add Favorites from the Menubar to create a new Favorite. Add the website URL, then select the browser you want to use for that website. The caveat here is that you must choose which browser to open which favorite.
Favorites Launcher also lets you open multiple websites at the same time with a single click. All the favorites can be edited so you can adjust which browser opens which website. The browsers currently supported include Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Opera, which, combined make up about 99.5-percent of all Mac browsing.
What’s missing? Not much considering the nominal price tag, but I have a few items I would like to see including on-the-fly browser selection. In other terms, a pull down menu of favorite website, but when selected, another menu would display the browsers available. That would still be a single click. The second is an option to import some book marks from Safari to make the favorites setup easier.
Otherwise, not bad for the price.