Bumpr is a handy, beautiful Mac app that lets you choose where to open links. Anytime you click on a web link, a compact, elegant menu pops up right in place and lets you choose which browser to open that link with. Bumpr also works with mail links.
Bumpr is particularly effective if you use more than one browser to run separate Google accounts, for cross-browser testing, to keep certain kinds of browsing activities restricted to certain browsers, and more. Its email handling is great if you use separate email clients for different email accounts.
It’s incredibly simple but incredibly powerful. Give it a try today!
Bumpr 1.2.0 is a major update that brings many requested features:
• Custom browser rules: always open up specific domains with specific browsers.
• Browser plugins for Safari and Chrome: click on links in one browser to open them in another.
• Keyboard shortcuts: just press a number key to launch any browser from the Bumpr menu.
Bumpr 1.2.1 adds a few fixes and improvements:
• Drag and drop applications into Bumpr preferences to add them as handlers
• Fix for some users who could not enable certain apps in Bumpr preferences
• Fix for not being able to delete custom rules immediately after creation
Also—your feedback has been amazing! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for anything you think we can do better.
Ratings and Reviews
Simple, but so very effective
For all those times you needed to check a website in another browser, or even go to the same site without cookies (but not clearing your own), this simple, simple app is amazing. It is quick to install, sits out of the way until you need it, and the UI is so natural and intuitive that in couple of days I’ve been using it, the extra click (to select the browser) has almost become invisible to me. My day-to-day nominal browsing use remains as produtive as ever, and my multi-browser use-cases have gotten so much more efficient.
I came across this app as a recommendation from the 9to5 Mac website, and am glad I did.
UPDATE: I have one feature request - add support for calendars. Sometimes I click on an invite to add to my work calendar in Outlook/Exchange, and other times I click on an invite to add to my personal calendar in Calendar/iCloud. Trying to use Calendar with my Exchange account has proven disasterous, so I keep them separate, but still need to move between both at times.
Great Concept… Needs more work for heavy users
Love the concept of the app, and something that has been a sore spot in my workflow for some time. For me, I HATE being in TAB HELL (too many tabs for all the web apps). I have seperate instances of Chrome so my main web apps can feel and function more like regular apps and not be stuck somewhere between 2 dozen other tabs which may or may not be for work. This app does not support this. I can only hope this was in an effort to aide the user in only using actual browsers, but there is apparently a set list of Apps it will support and does not give the user to option to "use it anyway". Would have LOVED to open a link in a work email in one of my specific work web app instances of Chrome, but this app falls short.
OH… and for me I would want to use this on command and not left active all the time. Problem is using the "Shift" key to activate doesn't work for email in a web browser because that is the command to open the link in a new tab which will then open the email link in the default email client. Someone didn't think that through!
I would LOVE to give this a 5-star, but with an assumed self-imposed crippling of "approved" browsers and lack of apparent UAT testing on the optional activation setting, 2 is the best I will give it. Hoping it gets better!
Oh boy -- everyone needs this app
If you are into productivity and separating work-life from home-life, then this app is a must-have. And just when I was super satisfied with the app as is, they update it with new functionality -- and I am so excited! I have followed Khoi Vinh for a long time, and I appreciate his commitment and dedication to design, but this is a step beyond what I would ever expect. Once you start using it, you'll wonder how this never existed before.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.