I saw a YouTube video on the #ArcBrowser by #TheBrowserCompany, and didn't think much of it. Like, its YET ANOTHER BROWSER. How different could it really be?
Folks, let me tell you. I'm actually impressed. It's a completely personalized version of the Internet.
No distractions, just browsing the web the way you like it.
ZAPPing away elements on a page with their #Boost feature is #magic
Interested in trying out #ArcBrowser on macOS? This invite is still good for 4 people (first come, first serve).
Very nice article about #arcbrowser, interesting read! https://tidbits.com/2023/05/01/arc-will-change-the-way-you-work-on-the-web/
I've been using my #framework laptop with #popos for about four months, but honestly I really missed #macbookpro and went back. Not just because of the great battery life and #macos, but mostly because of the eco system and the apps that are available. I really missed #arcbrowser and #raycast and I feel much more productive and at home again. Anyone else who finds it hard to move from #macos to #linux?
Now that i have once installed the #arcbrowser, i do get an almost daily dose of updates about the browser. Latest feature is a way to basically override stylesheets on any website. They call it boosts and in essence it is an element selector with a color picker.
I have a lot of feelings about this functionality, but basically i think the main thing i can compare it to, is that you paint your own car with whatever marker you have lying around. Not only the body, but also the windows, the mirrors etc. The initial excitement of your custom car is there, but soon you will notice that a lot of things have become a lot harder.
一方の #Vivaldi は #ArcBrowser と較べるとちょっと UI とか機能に若干のオールドスクール感というか良くも悪くも無骨な印象もあるんだけど、#macOS のみの #ArcBrowser に対して #Vivaldi は多くのプラットフォームに対応してるし（出来る限り）ユーザーをより取りこぼさないように開発されてる感じがする。
個人的な予想だけど #Vivaldi の開発チームも #ArcBrowser のことは認識してると思うし、#Vivaldi の公式フォーラムとかでもユーザーが #ArcBrowser を引き合いに出した機能要望とかを出してるのを見かけることがあるので、こういう #ArcBrowser みたいな野心的なプロジェクトが良い意味で #Vivaldi にも刺激になってくれたらいいなと思うし、 #ArcBrowser の羨ましい機能は #Vivaldi のフォーラムにどんどん「こういう機能 :vivaldi_red: にもほしいよう」って要望出していきたい :tony_wee:
@kazuhito 確かにそうですね！ :tony_smiling:
しかも #ArcBrowser は UI がすごく洗練されてて、ユーザーに裏の技術を意識させないのがすごく上手いな〜と感じてます :tony_astonished:
要は、user stylesheet がブラウザに内蔵されてるってことなんだろうけど、#CSS として編集せずに、より人間の感覚でサイトの見た目を自分好みに変えられるの面白い。
@allafarce Excuse me, do you have time to talk about our Lord and Saviour #ArcBrowser?
For real, I definitely have felt similarly in the past, but Arc does on improve on this. My workflow is a combination of renaming tabs, using spaces, folders, and pinning “links to highlights” (aka text fragments) or just anchors on the page. I imagine I could tap into splitting tabs with their notes/easel feature as I already do that with codepens. There definitely needs to be more done in this direction though.
Based purely on the @TidBITS article written by @adamengst, about to download the Arc browser from @BrowserCompany, take it for a spin…
Nice feature in #ArcBrowser
You can select multiple tabs and then copy their URLs in 1 click!
Arc Browser live easels, Grafana, and friends 😍📈🤩💻😍🖥️🤩
Not sure what the intersection of the #ArcBrowser and #Storygraph is, but I made one of their fun CSS re-skins
Arc browser introduces an easy and fun way to tweak existing websites. Booooooost!
It's just simple CSS overrides, but their little helper tool is super cool. Love the global color controls.
The video is a bit long, skip to 1:13 and watch for a few seconds if you want to get the gist of it.
#ArcBrowser’s Boost 2.0 feature is really great, especially the „Zap“ option, which allows you to remove/hide pretty much any element on a web page. I used to do this with custom CSS files for a couple of websites, but this is so much more convenient!
Not sure if I will ever use it to change how a website looks, but I like it’s quirkiness and that it's possible. 🙂
If you've not had a reason to LOVE #ARCbrowser up until this point, surely today's release will make you smile. 🥰
The "#Boosts 2.0" release allows us to now customise the UI and feature sets of our existing favourite websites. That is, you can remove the stuff you don't like!
This is not a plugin... this is a browser default feature!! 🙌🏼
Check out what Boosts others have already created:
Here's an #ArcBrowser boost I made in about 5 minutes. It affects the official Mastodon site, changing the theme to a purple pastel. It also hides all post interaction counts.
More and more sites are allowing customizations like this (dark mode, font sizes, themes). And the share feature makes it fun.
Calckey / Misskey kind of have this already.
But I can see this ruffling some front-end feathers, right? birdsite 🪶 🪶
Arc’s new Boosts feature lets you change the way any website looks · The Arc browser now turns its users into web designers https://ilo.im/135i7v
#arcbrowser released new feature to make internet look worse (actually better, but I'm the best designer in the world), so I make a Boost for mastodon
Loving the Arc browser more and more - the most recent update allows ridiculously easy per-site customisation. I can change the appearance, hide entire elements, or select them and full on re-write the CSS for it.
No longer needing to use a browser extension like Dark Reader - it's all built in now 😅
Time is a flat circle. #ArcBrowser
Link to the boost in case people want to use on their #Arc #ArcBrowser
This is actually huge. The only way to get something technical adopted by the general crowd is to take the technical stuff and hide it away. Being able to "revibe" any webpage without needing CSS is amazing!
If you're on Mac you should 100% try Arc for a week! (And if you're on Windows, that's coming later in the year :D)
Ok… this is pretty cool #arcbrowser #arc
First thing I did after getting the new #ArcBrowser update with their updated point-and-click GUI for Boosts is “zap” the Twitter Blue menu item for Twitter.
#Arc #ArcBrowser is really making Thursdays my favorite day of the week! #BoostsByArc
Ma la nuova versione di #arcbrowser?!
Ora puoi modificare, remixare e condividere l’aspetto delle pagine web che stai visualizzando.
#ArcBrowser chce dac uzytkownikom mozliwosc latwego i dowolnego grzebania w stylu strony, usuwania jej elementow itp. a to wszystko bez koniecznosci znajomosci CSSow - nie powiem, wyglada na ciekawy ficzer 🧐 #BoostsByArc
そういえば、 #VivaldiTokyo2023 で何人かの方とお話しして思ったけど、やっぱり #Vivaldi と #ArcBrowser ってユーザー層ちょっとかぶってるんだろうな
I have a few #arcbrowser invites left that i'd be glad to hand out.
Powiem Wam, ze korzystanie z #ArcBrowser jest odswiezajace nawet bardziej niz przesiadka z tradycyjnych social mediow na Mastodona :D Kompletna zmiana przyzwyczajen, szukanie co gdzie i jak ("jak tu sie zamyka karte?"), ale jak sie juz zaczyna lapac flow...
poki co jedyne co mi jakos bardziej przeszkadza to tak sobie srednio gladko dzialajacy horyzontalny scroll na stronach takich jak Masto
Off to a great start #arcBrowser!
Zaczalem sobie dzisiaj delikatnie testowac #ArcBrowser i tak w sumie chcialbym, zeby pojawila sie przegladarka, ktora laczy najlepsze cechy #Vivaldi (lekkosc i prywatnosc) z elementami nowego interfejsu #Opera i Arc wlasnie - to by dla mnie byla #przegladarka idealna 😎
No i zeby dzialala na #Windows, bo Arc poki co jest dostepna tylko na Macu 😜
Not sure yet I'm compatible with #ArcBrowser. Then again, I'm not overwhelmed by tabs in other browsers, either. And I use "spaces" already in Brave: separate named windows.
Needs more test driving, I guess.
I do have one issue with the logo for #arcbrowser ...
@ellane @jarango @EpiphanicSynchronicity @Simonscarfe @nicole
Thanks to @ellane I got an invite to #arcbrowser, and today I got a chance to dust off the old Mac mini and take it for a spin.
I get it now. It's awesome. And I'm even MORE eager for the Windows version.
Fellow #ArcBrowser users, what spaces do you have?
I used to only have “🌙 Personal” and “🌞 Work”, with a few short-lived one-offs e.g. when researching some purchase or demoing some thing.
I recently split out a “🎩 Hat” space from the work one – the “hat” is our role for second-line support, monitoring exceptions and such. I think I like the separation so far – planned work in one space, monitoring and reactive work in another.
The “Air Traffic Control” feature that just landed in #ArcBrowser is the best. I’ve been asking for it since day one. In a nutshell, it allows you to create rules for open URLs in specific spaces/profiles.
Ach, und ich hab mal wieder 5 #ArcBrowser Invites über, wenn Jemand eine will. Ich bin seit schon immer, durch Gut und Böse, ein Safari-Nutzer, aber Arc hat mich umgeschwenkt.
is there really no way to do bookmarklets in #ArcBrowser or am i missing something?
as far as i can see you can’t load a Boost on-demand
Arc Will Change the Way You Work on the Web 👇 🤔
(or at least.. is what they say... I just see a rearrange of existing components... but what do you think?)
So, I finally got my invite to try out #ArcBrowser. First stumble was the startup:
It wants to create an account - I went to use a “Hide My Email” account email address, buuuut, it wants the email that I signed up to the invite for.
So…if you want to be cautious and use an alias/hidden email, do it when you sign up for the invite, cos you can’t after the fact.
On the plus side, it did a hilarious little musical startup at the beginning which was cute (YMMV), so there’s that.
Getting the opportunity to try #ArcBrowser as of today. Immediate impressions are favorable. I’m digging the ideas of automated tab cleanup and spaces.
It’s super clean looking, too, due to the heavy focus on a sidebar rather than a top bar.
Oh, and think I’m going to like having CMD + T not only launch a new tab, but also act as a Launchy-esque in-browser launcher.
Arc это тупо лучший браузер на данный момент. Из-за того бага со Stage Manager я пытался вернуться обратно на хром – но ничего не получилось.
Чем лучше? Тем, что не забирает вертикальное пространство, организацией вкладок и spaces. Например можно глобально закрепить вкладку, а можно закрепить её внутри конкретного
Жаль, что он существует только на MacOS!
Alright, the Arc Browser is finally starting to click with me.
Setting up different spaces with unique profiles (Allowing me to be signed into multiple Google accounts at once, for example), coupled with being able to favourite split views, has allowed me to context switch with EASE.
Add the two-finger trackpad swipe to hop between the spaces and I'm flying.
Starting to love this thing.
その意味では #Vivaldi も基本的な #UI はオールドスクール感あるというか、温故知新から次の一歩くらいを目指してるというか、どちらかというと良くも悪くもユーザーの方を向いて作ってる感じするから、 #ArcBrowser くらい独善的に先を行こうとするブラウザとは目指してるとこが元々違うのかもしれないけど、#ArcBrowser がもっとメジャーになってユーザーがそれに近い使い勝手を求めるようになったら Vivaldi にも間接的に影響与える存在になりそう :tony_grinning:
#Opera One 公式サイトの動画見た限りの印象だけど、思ったほど #UI に新しさは感じなかったかな… #Chrome のそれとちょっと見た目は違うけどタブグループ（自動整理含む）ができるようになっただけなのでは…と思ったけど違うのかな…
#UI としては #ArcBrowser のほうが先をいってるというか既存のブラウザの UI の文脈を刷新しようっていう気概を感じるかな…
Trying out #ArcBrowser and liking how they organize tabs and search like spotlight, but not sure if I like the top-level domain is only shown in the address bar.
@shayonpal Lots of options. I trust the #arcbrowser team will address performance issues. I'm on M1-Pro so I don't have to contend with fan issues.
Anyone know if #arcbrowser can automatically open #URLs from a given domain in a given #space?
I know it's not for everyone but I really love what The Browser Company are doing with #ArcBrowser
I’ve been playing around with a new browser called ARC. It’s kind of remarkable. It lets you divide up your various browser stuff into “spaces” and helps you focus on that work. I have 5: Work, Writing, Book Marketing, and PLW (the author collective I’m a part of).
If you use Mac, spend a lot of time in a browser, and use a browser for multiple things, you may want to check it out.
#ArcBrowser #productivity #productivityApp #browser #chromium
Well it looks like my invite to try out the Arc Browser finally came through.
Anyone trying this out? Love to hear your thoughts.
An almost perfect workflow in the #ArcBrowser: I’ve got a folder of code-heavy articles to read through. When I start reading I change the pinned tab into a pinned split tab with the tutorial and a new CodePen for fiddling with whatever I’m learning. The only thing that would make it better is if I could easily replace the article split’s URL with a text fragment URL so I can save my reading spot for when I return to it. Currently, to do that I have to separate the tabs and re-do the split. (Yes, I have submitted feedback about this.)
In any case, this is such a great workflow. I usually put off reading articles like these because I like to take my time with them and this makes it easier to dive in since I everything is altogether and my progress is saved.
So incredibly happy that this has finally come to #ArcBrowser. Thanks, The Browser Company!
@chrismessina This Netscape-inspired app icon is amazing 🤩 #arcbrowser #ios
#ArcBrowser for #iOS is out on AppStore. https://apps.apple.com/fi/app/arc-mobile-companion/id1669785846
🇬🇧 Unfortunately #ArcBrowser on #iPad looks like this… Unusable for me.
🇵🇱 Niestety tak wygląda #ArcBrowser na #iPad… Jak dla mnie nieużywalne.
So, I’ve been testing out the #ArcBrowser for the past week or so on my Intel Mac. It seems to be hogging almost as much resources as Chrome used to. Is it absolutely not possible to have an efficient #browser that can replace #Safari on #macOS? How’s #Orion doing?
The more I play with it the more I like it: it probably needs a more "geeky" background (but it is difficult for me to judge) but it is all smooth and pleasant.
I might switch it as my "primary" Web browser for a while and see where it goes...
@rasterweb I generally like #ArcBrowser on my Mac, but I use my PC a lot and I can’t keep them synced.
I worked on a Windows machine for about ten years before I switched to a MacBook for the job that I started last year. In that time I think I launched #Safari once and it was by accident. Not sure what I am afraid of.
My work is done using #Chrome and personal browsing on #ArcBrowser.
#Vivaldi と #Arc のワークスペースの挙動でもうひとつ違うところに気がついた。
#ArcBrowser はタブサイクルの履歴がワークスペースを横断するんだけど、Vivaldi はタブサイクルがそれぞれのワークスペースの中に閉じてる。
タブサイクルで表示履歴を遡ってタブを移動することが多い自分にとっては、:vivaldi_red: の挙動のほうがありがたい！ :tony_wee:
@Vivaldi have you ever thought of implementing a tab view similar to #ArcBrowser?
@caseyliss @rmondello IIRC #ArcBrowser goes one better and shows a persistent player control in its sidebar to pause or to switch to the playing tab. (And a floating player for YouTube specifically.)
#ArcBrowser has made more difference to my Mac workflow than any other app in years. It's fantastic.
If you use MacOS and fancy giving it a go…try this invite. Be quick.
A New Take on Web Browsers with Arc from The Browser Company – by Tom from Ontario https://www.podfeet.com/blog/2023/03/arc-web-browser/
Maybe I should give #arcbrowser a proper try. Like be dedicated to just using it for at least a week.
I find it fascinating, but then habits & muscle memory just pull me back to Chrome
Today we celebrate holi - a festival of colors - in India.
Here is how my @arcinternet reflects!
How are you going to paint your #ArcBrowser today?
Oh yeah. Arc is really cool. I already feel like my work has sped up.
Fascinating insight into the #ArcBrowser product and design process, with hints of future plans: https://youtu.be/qixx7ESrJQg
@schmutzie It is absolutely worth the time. I’m now using #ArcBrowser as my default browser and have set up favourites at top left, plus a series of often used sites in bookmarked folders. It can use Chrome web extensions such as 1Password. You should try out the Easel function for live captures of bits of web sites. And it’s delightful. 🙂
Here’s another code for immediate access to the delightful, brilliant #ArcBrowser from #TheBrowserCompany, for #Apple #macOS. (They plan to expand to mobile and other platforms.)
Be in quick … only the first five can use this.
Dangerous habit since switching to #ArcBrowser: Muscle memory now assumes Shift+Cmd+C copies the current URL in every app, so I’ve pasted-and-quickly-sent the wrong thing several times. 😅
I just downloaded the new Arc browser. Are any of you trying it out? I have no opinions yet, but I'm reticent to do a lot of new browser learning when so much of my work takes place in a browser. Is it worth the time?
I like about #ArcBrowser that pinned tabs (shown at top of the sidebar) feel low-cost. I’m moving away from thinking of them as just a fixed set of frequently visited links towards also using it for temporarily important links.
For example, we have a live auction today, so I pinned that. I’m coding up a certain page, so I pinned that dev server page.
@simao I just spotted one quirk with screen-sharing a split in #ArcBrowser meetings – if you navigate within that split it works fine, but if you pull another open tab into the split to replace it, that’s a separate tab behind the covers so it keeps sharing the first one, which is no longer in the split. Not a huge deal.
When #ArcBrowser turns a tab into the developer mode, it shows the tool icons at the top. It also adds a dropdown aside the reload icon which lets you reload ignoring the cache and clear cookies and refresh, which is quite nice.
It’s actually pretty cool!
It looks like #ArcBrowser turns a tab into developer mode when you access localhost address. I wonder what it does exactly...