¿Microsoft Edge para Mac es bueno? Lo ponemos a prueba

Gracias a la transición de Microsoft a Chromium para el navegador Edge, rápidamente ha ganado terreno frente a su rival más grande en Chrome . Con un rendimiento sólido y un menor impacto en la duración de la batería, Microsoft Edge es una sólida alternativa a Chrome para los usuarios de macOS que buscan algo más que Safari. Con soporte para las extensiones de Chrome, es tan completo como lo ha sido cualquier navegador de Microsoft y eso es algo bueno. Entonces, ¿cómo sabes si es el navegador adecuado para tu Mac? Echemos un vistazo a Microsoft Edge para Mac y veamos si realmente es bueno. 

Interfaz de usuario

The first thing you see as soon as you install Microsoft Edge is the user interface. Fortunately, it doesn’t deviate all that far from the likes of Chrome. The omnibox doubles as a search bar and place to enter website addresses. You can see shortcuts to all of your extensions directly to the right of the bar, while options for home, refresh and back and forward are all right where they should be.

Similarly, clicking on your profile button will help you not only switch between profiles but also ensure that your sync function is working with other Edge browsers. Clicking on the menu (three dots) shows you all of your browser options, including where you can tweak settings, add or remove extensions, and look at downloads, as well as open up an “InPrivate” window for private browsing. 

As of the last few weeks, Edge now allows your browser tabs to not only rest on top of your omnibox but also on the side of the browser so you have more vertical space. Vertical tabs are not a Microsoft invention (Vivaldi already has this), but it is a big differentiator from the likes of Chrome, Safari and Firefox. 

That just about everything is where it’s supposed to be in terms of the interface adds an immediate level of familiarity.


Edge offers an already impressive library of extensions through the Microsoft Edge add-ons store. Where Edge really shines is its ability to install extensions that are already available for Chromium browsers, and that opens the door to Chrome’s web store.

With that door open, the number of available extensions on Edge blows past Safari’s relatively small library. That the extensions add only a small performance hit in terms of RAM usage is all the more reason to give Edge a try. Having extensions that can help you store all of your passwords, edit your writing or block ads is just scratching the surface of what is possible.


On Windows, Microsoft is touting Edge as its most secure browser. What about its macOS version? For its part, Edge offers three levels of protection against tracking, and it’s really nice to see the company offer something that allows the user to choose how it wants to be tracked online. 

  • Basic: this prevention method allows most trackers across all sites with personalized ads and content. The biggest protection is that Basic blocks any known trackers that can be harmful. 
  • Balanced: the recommended approach blocks trackers from any site you have not visited while content and ads are less personalized. Likewise, this setting also blocks known trackers that can be harmful. 
  • Strict: this setting blocks a majority of web tracks with content and ads having very little personalization. Whereas Basic and Balanced will allow websites to work as expected, the Strict setting may affect part or all of a website, preventing it from properly appearing. 

As an additional option, Edge also lets you send a website a “Do Not Track” request. In a perfect world, websites receiving this request would stop tracking you, but it’s a cautionary approach as websites can still track your activities even if this request is sent over. Overall, after a few months of use, this appears to work pretty well, and while most people will go with the Balanced option, since it arrives as the default, it won’t hinder performance. There is definitely still some tracking based on web searches, so there is still plenty of work to be done on that front, but it’s less so than with other browsers. 


At the end of the day, it’s going to be tough to beat Safari on macOS in terms of overall performance. If you need the most minimal memory footprint, Safari is and likely always will be the answer. However, Edge is hardly bloated and performs admirably. Websites load fast and with better compatibility than Safari thanks to the Chromium engine. Software benchmarks are one thing, but what really matters is real world speed. 

Between the two, it’s unlikely you’ll see a huge difference in loading times, which is a good thing. Edge doesn’t necessarily need to beat Safari in loading time as much it needs to keep pace. What’s more, unlike Chrome, Edge doesn’t make the fans on your computer sound like it’s about to take off. On top of that, Edge doesn’t hit the battery nearly as hard as Chrome does.

Data Syncing

Aquí hay un área que Microsoft Edge para Mac puede alejar rápidamente de Safari. Si bien Safari hace un excelente trabajo al sincronizar marcadores, contraseñas y pestañas abiertas en todo su ecosistema, eso lo limita solo al mundo de Apple. Donde Edge puede sobresalir es que todos los mismos datos se pueden sincronizar, pero puede hacerlo con cualquier computadora con Windows, como una máquina de trabajo.

Esta compatibilidad multiplataforma hace que Edge para Mac sea aún más amigable, sabiendo que cualquier otro lugar donde use Edge se conectará y admitirá automáticamente. Eso se aplica a marcadores, contraseñas, extensiones y más. Eso también incluye el navegador Edge para iOS y iPadOS, donde todos los mismos datos estarán disponibles, incluidas las pestañas abiertas. 

Pensamientos finales

Al final, Microsoft Edge para Mac es una fantástica experiencia de macOS que compite con otros navegadores . Los usuarios de Safari tendrán dificultades para encontrar una mejor experiencia que ofrezca un conjunto mucho más completo de extensiones para elegir, así como una mayor compatibilidad con la Web. Que Edge también funcione con poca CPU y RAM es una razón más para descargarlo hoy. 

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