Monochrome for Mac
Monochrome is a minimalistic web browser specially designed to help you access the mobile version of a wide variety of websites.
Bring the mobile version of your most visited webpages to your desktop
Monochrome comes with a simple and clean interface from which you can quickly and easily browse the web version of websites such as YouTube, BBC News, Gmail, SoundCloud, Twitter, Tumblr, Vimeo, NY Times, Reddit, Groovershark, Instagram and any other websites that offer a mobile version of their page.
It is worth mentioning that Monochrome’s default search engine is DuckDuckGo and you can use it to quickly find various pages or information on the web. If you want to use another search engine, you need to use DuckDuckGo to find a specific search engine and use it as your primary content searcher.
Access your email, Facebook or Instagram account with the click of a mouse button
Unfortunately, we could not find a way to change the default search engine and we could not add new pages to the existing bookmarks list. This can prove to be a major inconvenience, especially if the desired webpage is not present in the above mentioned list.
What is more, the featured bookmarks list cannot be sorted based on different criteria and you are not allowed to reorder the position of the displayed bookmarks.
Monitor webpages with ease and stay updated with the latest news
The top toolbar helps you go back and forth between pages, return to the home page or open a new window with just a few mouse clicks. By right clicking on a link or page, you can open it in a new window, download the file if possible, copy the link to open in in your default web browser.
On the bad side, Monochrome’s main window cannot be resized and, as a result, you cannot enjoy the content of webpages that do not provide a mobile version. You are able to open regular pages using Monochrome but, you’ll have to do a lot of scrolling and panning.