Arc 1.0

Upstart web browser Arc, which remains exclusive to the Mac for now, is out of beta. I find Arc hard to explain in a nutshell, and personally, it’s not for me. But I’ve got some friends who really dig it, and I can see why. It’s a rethinking of how a web browser should look and work. It’s less like a traditional browser and more like a virtual environment/platform unto itself, where tabs are more like apps inside a parent Arc window.

The reason it doesn’t resonate with me is that I’m both deeply accustomed to and really like Safari. But if you find yourself dissatisfied with Safari and other traditional browsers like Chrome, you should definitely give Arc a look. It’s clever and ambitious. Ultimately they’re a company that’s just trying to make a really great, novel web browser for power users. I even love the name of the company: The Browser Company of New York.

Wednesday, 2 August 2023