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Editors' Review

by   / April 10, 2013

For users who perform advanced Web tasks, manually tracking pages can be time-consuming. Those users may find the automated functioning of Fake for Mac useful. However, regular users looking for a simple browser should look elsewhere.

Fake for Mac offers a free trial version, but its limitations and restrictions are unknown. The full version requires a $29.95 payment. While there was no native installer, the program downloaded and completed setup as expected. Upon startup the first things we noticed were the browser's menus, which were cluttered. The lack of instruction was a problem as well. The left menu contained the main browser window, which was narrower than typical applications. Instead of tabs, a small thumbnail-size window appeared along the top row for pages that were open. The basic browser did navigate and render pages as expected for this type of program. The right side menu contained various buttons to automate advanced Web features. While these might be understood by advanced users, the average Mac user would probably find them difficult to interpret. The functions are for automated page loading, site image capture, and other HTML and CSS functions. These can be started by pressing a play button along the program's right side.

While basically functional as a browser, only advanced users would be able to take advantage of the unique automated features of Fake for Mac.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Fake for Mac 1.8.9.

What do you need to know about free software?

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.9.1

  • Improved support for macOS 10.12 Sierra.
  • The "Empty Cache" Action now also clears all cookies when running Fake on Sierra or El Capitan.


Publisher Todd Ditchendorf
Publisher web site
Release Date December 01, 2016
Date Added December 01, 2016
Version 1.9.1


Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Web Site Tools

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.9
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 5.23MB
File Name


Total Downloads 1,262
Downloads Last Week 2


License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $29.95
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