Mozilla Firefox for Mac

Mozilla Firefox for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 533 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3
  • Total Downloads:
    3,271,828
  • Date Added:
    June 17, 2008
  • File Size:
    64.21MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5,308
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.4/10.5

Editors' Review

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Read CNET senior editor Rob Vamosi's extended review of Firefox 3.

No longer a fledgling upstart, Firefox 3 is full-featured, lightning fast, and an able Safari foe. Previous versions have seen Mozilla's approach to features such as tabbed browsing and extensions become extremely popular. Even though Firefox 3 lacks a killer feature, it offers significant improvements not to be missed.

Version 3 introduces a multitude of safety and usability features. The location bar drop-down menu now includes URLs from both your browsing history and your bookmarks. A new Add-Ons manager includes a built-in plug-in search engine, saving you the previous trip to the Mozilla Web site. Single-click the star icon on the right of the location bar to bookmark the current page, or double-click on it to simultaneously add and edit the bookmark entry. You can tag bookmarks, too. Other impressive new features include password confirmation before adding it to the saved passwords list, the ability to pause and resume downloads, and merged forward and backward history lists.

Firefox 3 now runs faster and, according to Mozilla, is less susceptible to hacks and other vulnerabilities. The browser now warns your system's antivirus program when you download a file, and anti-phishing utilities automatically give you a warning page before allowing Firefox to load risky sites. The favicon reveals Web sites' ownership details and displays the security level of your connection to that site.

Developers will appreciate that Firefox 3's new graphics and text rendering code provide rendering improvements in CSS and SVG as well as improved display of fonts and complex scripts. Firefox 3--still open-source, as ever--is a browser that all users should consider making their default Web-surfing tool.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.6

    out of 22 votes

    • 5 star 9
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    3.5

    out of 533 votes

    • 5 star 176
    • 4 star 141
    • 3 star 68
    • 2 star 56
    • 1 star 92
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    "On the decline"

    October 10, 2014   |   By rickyaz4

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 32.0.3

    Pros

    - Nice menu system and interface
    - Improved sync surface

    Cons

    - Doesn't even load some of my sites that I use to pay bills. (All other browser I've tried load them
    - Pestering update system.
    - Doesn't load as fast as other browsers
    - Chrome and Maxthon are better.
    - Abandoning their Metro project was BS.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 3
    Version 3.0 includes a bevy of new features and changes, including a redesigned address-bar pull-down menu that includes bookmarks and history, a new add-on manager, the ability to pause and resume downloads, malware protection, a better password manager, and OS-specific themes.
    General
    Publisher Mozilla
    Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
    Release Date June 17, 2008
    Date Added June 17, 2008
    Version 3
    Category
    Category Browsers
    Subcategory Web Browsers
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.4
    Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.4+
    Download Information
    File Size 64.21MB
    File Name Firefox 33.0.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 3,271,828
    Downloads Last Week 5,308
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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