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Brandsonic Web for Mac

Brandsonic Web is a simple web browser for the Mac made with Webkit.
Brandsonic Web is also available for iOS!

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Current Version: 0.10 (Alpha 10) (Released 7/9/2020)
Runs on macOS 10.6 or later

All previous versions of Brandsonic Web for Mac are available from the Brandsonic Web Archive.

Feature list:
  • Simple, clean cut interface
  • Super fast loading times
  • Ability to enlarge and decrease text size
  • Search bar
  • Quick sites
  • VoiceOver support

Planned features:
  • Bookmarks
  • Ability to download files
  • Tabs
  • Spell check

0.10 (Alpha 10)

Intel based Mac computer running macOS 10.6 or later. A more recent version of macOS is recommended for the best experience.


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0.1 (Alpha 1)

  • Initial release

0.2 (Alpha 2)

  • Made URL box red
  • Made new back and forward buttons.
  • Made URL box longer
  • Fixed the web view being over the buttons.

0.3 (Alpha 3)

  • Fixed the bug where the webview wouldn't resize with the window.

0.4 (Alpha 4)

  • Completely rewritten
  • Added multiple window support.
  • All new interface
  • New about box with credits
  • App size is smaller that previous releases.

0.5 (Alpha 5)

  • Lion full screen support
  • Google Search Bar
  • Fixed Lion interface glitches

0.6 (Alpha 6)

  • Quick sites feature from Brandsonic Web mobile
  • Back and forward buttons are inactive if you can't go back or forward
  • Cleaner interface

0.7 (Alpha 7)

  • Support for Mac OS X 10.8
  • Full VoiceOver support
  • Redesigned Quick Sites interface

0.8 (Alpha 8)

  • Fixed the bug where the web page title and current URL were not displayed

0.9 (Alpha 9)

  • Support for Mac OS X 10.9
  • "http://" is now added to a typed URL if it is not already there
  • There is now a circular progress indicator when pages are loading

0.9.1 (Alpha 9.1)

  • Toolbar can now be hidden and customized
  • App icon is now properly centered so that it is not so low in the Dock
  • New Dock Quick Sites feature, right click app icon to access Quick Sites while the app is running
  • Changed the bundle identifier from "Brandsonic-inc..Brandsonic-Web" to "com.brandsonicinc.Brandsonic-Web"

0.9.2 (Alpha 9.2)

  • Support for OS X Yosemite
  • New options in Brandsonic Web menu to submit bug report and suggest features
  • New, smaller installer DMG

0.9.3 (Alpha 9.3)

  • Support for OS X El Capitan
  • Can now be set as default web browser
  • New Window option in Dock Menu

0.9.4 (Alpha 9.4)

  • Support for macOS Sierra
  • Basic support for the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro
  • Fixed the bug where the Google search bar wouldn't work with search queries that contained spaces
  • New option to copy page title in edit menu

0.10 (Alpha 10)

  • Support for macOS High Sierra, macOS Mojave and macOS Catalina
  • An error message will now be shown if a page load error occurs
  • Added a preference window
  • Added the ability to change the home page
  • Added the ability to change the search provider to Bing or DuckDuckGo (defaults to Google)
  • Changed Touch Bar back, forward, and refresh buttons to have icons instead of text
  • Removed Google+ from Quick Sites
  • Added DuckDuckGo to Quick Sites

Known Issues


  • The homepage may not load when the app is started (Alpha 5) (Lion only?)
  • *When clicking a link that opens a new window, nothing happens. (Alpha 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9)
  • *If a link in a external program is clicked when Brandsonic Web is set as the default browser and not running, Brandsonic Web opens, but no window appears. (Alpha 0.9.3, 0.9.4)
  • SSL errors on older macOS versions. (Alpha 10, also present in older versions but no error is displayed)
  • Clicking anywhere outside the search bar after clicking it and typing a search causes the search to happen again. (Alpha 10 and older)


  • The URL of the page does not show up. The original typed URL stays in the address bar. (Alpha 1,2,3,4,5,6,7) (Fixed in Alpha 8)
  • The title of the web page doesn't show up on the apps title bar. (Alpha 1,2,3,4,5,6,7) (Fixed in Alpha 8)
  • When the window is closed a new window cannot be opened unless the app is restarted. (Alpha 1,2,3) (Fixed in Alpha 4)
  • The webview doesn't resize with the window. (Alpha 1,2) (Fixed in Alpha 3)
  • The Google Search Bar doesn't work with search queries that contain spaces (Fixed in Alpha 9.4)

*: Currently being worked on

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