Browser Ninja is an app that helps you easily switch your default web browser. Use as many browsers at once as you want and select your current default browser from menu bar.
If you want to use a specific browser for certain pages or in other specific conditions, just define a rule and Browser Ninja will open it for you.
No more copy and paste of URLs. No more looking for hidden settings.
- Russian localization
- Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Basically works, but not many options
This essentially does what Choosy used to do, and what Browser Fairy does, but it's pretty bare-bones at the moment. No support for regular expressions (or any kind of patterns) in rules, as far as I can tell.
Most annoying is that there's no option to hide the menu bar icon. For me, the whole point of a tool like this is to be unobtrusive, and that means I don't want it cluttering my screen, just working silently.
It would also be nice if there was some way to test URLs to see if they will trigger a rule or not. Otherwise, there's a lot of tedious trial-and-error to get rules working.
All that said, it's small and once you get it configured, it does what it advertises.
Works well, but needs more options.
I agree with mayostard below - app does essentially what Choosy used to do (still does actually, but it’s super old and hasn’t been updated in years).
- I too would like to see support for regular expressions and the ability to test / preview the recipies you create similar to the feature in Hazel where it shows you what files will be affected by what rules before you enable it.
- One thing that bothers me is that since you have to make Browser Ninja the default browser for it to catch links & trigger rules, every time a link or html file is opened, while it does trigger the correct rule it opens up the preferences window. Perhaps this is user error, but I don’t see a setting anywhere to disable this annoyance.
- Overall, good app. Unlike mayostard below, I really like the menubar icon as I can quickly switch default browsers with a single click, although I’d really like a global hotkey to do this. Haven’t tried Browser Fairy but I would recommend this app for sure. Saves a good amount of time and that’s exactly what I need.
- Would be great if the app could support app URL schemes. For example, if I click a twitter link from a message in say iMessage, I would love it I could set a rule to automatically re-format the URL to open in Tweetbot for Mac. I’m not sure if this is possible, but it sure would be cool.
Works as described, but I wish I could hide the menubar icon since I never use it and it just takes up space.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.