As much as I’m annoyed by Firefox 3’s bugs, I’m sticking with it for the same reasons I tolerated Firefox 1 and 2. Safari, while nice and fast, lacks a few features that I use frequently:
- XML pretty-printing (important for developing XML-outputting services). Even Internet Explorer has had this feature for years. Get on the ball, Safari…
- DOM Inspector (Safari has something pretty like this, but it’s not as easy to use)
- Undo close tab/Recently closed tabs
- Substring search on the address bar (it’s not “awesome” and is still ugly as sin and impossible to read, but I’ll admit that this is useful)
Firefox is still buggy and shoddily made, but it’s still overall the best choice for my use.
Damn. For the most important and most used application this decade, you’d think that we’d have many excellent web browsers to choose from. Or at least one. Instead, we have 4 mediocre choices.
I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised. Email clients have the same problem.