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Mozilla Firefox for Mac OS X Mozilla Firefox for Mac OS X 57.0.2 for Mac

by Mozilla

Avg. Rating 4.2 (989 votes)

File Details

File Size 51.2 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Mac OS X
Date Added
Total Downloads 227,235
Publisher Mozilla
Homepage Mozilla Firefox
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source Web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite and managed by Mozilla Corporation. Firefox is the second most widely used browser.

To display web pages, Firefox uses the Gecko layout engine, which implements most current web standards in addition to several features that are intended to anticipate likely additions to the standards.

Latest Reviews

Nrf2User

Nrf2User reviewed v39.0 on Jul 22, 2015

I've had nothing but problems with Firefox 39.0 (using on my MacBook Pro OS X 10.6.8). In order to quit, I have to force quit. It freezes up continually. I'm about to uninstall it and start using a different browser. I'd give it a 0 stars if I could.

Output Overboard

Output Overboard reviewed v36.0 on Feb 24, 2015

Here's the first review in 3 years.
This version is smooth and fast performing, literally taking many of it's looks and ideas directly from Google Chrome.
Along with smooth performance comes better memory management.
Firefox is probably the most configurable browser as well.

Cris3

Cris3 reviewed v15.0 Final on Aug 28, 2012

Seems to work great with Mountain Lion 10.8.1 and updating Firefox from ver 14.

Appears to have flawless integration.

HornyToad

HornyToad reviewed v4.0 Beta 3 on Aug 11, 2010

Doesn't work on Tiger (MacOS X 10.4.x for the non-cognoscenti...), hence the low rating. It's a shame really: Mozilla is following in Google's footsteps when it comes to Apple OSes, and forgets that not all Mac users can or want to switch to Snow Leopard. Might as well spit in our eye... Take Opera as the (perfect) counter-example, they who have recently launched a new version of their browser that's really multi-platform. Shame on you, Gorgonzilla! (pardon the cheesy pun...)

Adrian79

Adrian79 reviewed v3.6 Alpha 1 on Aug 26, 2009

windows screenshot :(

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v3.5 Beta 4 on May 1, 2009

Work like hell with JIT default enabled !!!

AlanS2001

AlanS2001 reviewed v3.5 Beta 4 on Apr 29, 2009

Still the best!

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v2.0.0.17 on Nov 1, 2008

The BEST browser form me !!!
Secure, fast, stable and powerfull with extensions !!!

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v3.1 Beta 1 on Nov 1, 2008

The BEST browser form me !!!
Secure, fast, stable and powerfull with extensions !!!

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v3.0.3 on Nov 1, 2008

The BEST browser form me !!!
Secure, fast, stable and powerfull with extensions !!!

Avg. Rating 4.2 (989 votes)
Your Rating
Nrf2User

Nrf2User reviewed v39.0 on Jul 22, 2015

I've had nothing but problems with Firefox 39.0 (using on my MacBook Pro OS X 10.6.8). In order to quit, I have to force quit. It freezes up continually. I'm about to uninstall it and start using a different browser. I'd give it a 0 stars if I could.

Output Overboard

Output Overboard reviewed v36.0 on Feb 24, 2015

Here's the first review in 3 years.
This version is smooth and fast performing, literally taking many of it's looks and ideas directly from Google Chrome.
Along with smooth performance comes better memory management.
Firefox is probably the most configurable browser as well.

Cris3

Cris3 reviewed v15.0 Final on Aug 28, 2012

Seems to work great with Mountain Lion 10.8.1 and updating Firefox from ver 14.

Appears to have flawless integration.

HornyToad

HornyToad reviewed v4.0 Beta 3 on Aug 11, 2010

Doesn't work on Tiger (MacOS X 10.4.x for the non-cognoscenti...), hence the low rating. It's a shame really: Mozilla is following in Google's footsteps when it comes to Apple OSes, and forgets that not all Mac users can or want to switch to Snow Leopard. Might as well spit in our eye... Take Opera as the (perfect) counter-example, they who have recently launched a new version of their browser that's really multi-platform. Shame on you, Gorgonzilla! (pardon the cheesy pun...)

Adrian79

Adrian79 reviewed v3.6 Alpha 1 on Aug 26, 2009

windows screenshot :(

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v3.5 Beta 4 on May 1, 2009

Work like hell with JIT default enabled !!!

AlanS2001

AlanS2001 reviewed v3.5 Beta 4 on Apr 29, 2009

Still the best!

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v2.0.0.17 on Nov 1, 2008

The BEST browser form me !!!
Secure, fast, stable and powerfull with extensions !!!

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v3.1 Beta 1 on Nov 1, 2008

The BEST browser form me !!!
Secure, fast, stable and powerfull with extensions !!!

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v3.0.3 on Nov 1, 2008

The BEST browser form me !!!
Secure, fast, stable and powerfull with extensions !!!

patrickberg

patrickberg reviewed v2.0.0.17 on Sep 23, 2008

In my opinion Firefox doesn't even compare to Camino: www.caminobrowser.org . Even better in my eyes is webkit: www.webkit.org . Webkit is the fastest browser I have found for Mac & is updated several times per week.
Back to Firefox, I have tried Firefox 2 & 3beta. My experience was not good. The layout of browser menus & such drove me crazy. The browser was slower than Camino to open & slower to load webpages. This is on my 1gz imac with 1gig ram.

bousozoku

bousozoku reviewed v2.0.0.13 on Mar 25, 2008

The flexibility is the key here and anti-phishing support is important, as well. The developers have been cleaning up the Gecko renderer and crashing is all but a distant memory. Using version 2.x with Leopard instantly improves text display, which seems odd, since Mozilla didn't change anything in Leopard. Has Apple been holding back all this time to make third parties look bad?

Version 3.0 is still about two months out and truly improves all facets of the browser.

bousozoku

bousozoku reviewed v3.0 Beta 3 on Feb 13, 2008

It's quite a bit better than earlier beta releases. The new theme was a bit shocking with its all silver/graphite look, but it will please the Safari crowd in that it doesn't look anything like something on Windows. (They'll still complain anyway.)

Performance is good but still has a way to go before it's ready for everyone. Startup and shutdown of the browser is slow. Once launched, it's quite speedy--faster than the current Safari but not the Safari beta.

Apparently, memory leaks have been addressed strongly and that's helped a lot to aid stability. It really doesn't feel like a beta but add-ons still don't work.

Jonuco

Jonuco reviewed v3.0 Beta 2 on Dec 19, 2007

Gran Paradiso is a huge improvement over the previous version of Firefox. The Cocoa interface makes Firefox comparable to the speeds of Camino, and switching through tabs is way faster than on Windows or Linux versions. Considering all the improvements Firefox's going to have, this version is going to be the most anticipated release ever.

niti

niti reviewed v2.0.0.2 on Feb 23, 2007

I cant do without it.

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