Internet Productivity

Easily Open the Current Safari Page in Chrome

David Halter[^fn1] has released a new Applescript application / bookmarklet combo that makes it extremely simple to open your current Safari tab in Chrome[^fn2]. I have played with various methods to try to solve this problem, and Mr. Halter’s is the best solution I have come across[^fn3].

[^fn1]: Probably most famous for [nvAlt](

[^fn2]: I find it impossible to clearly and simply explain this concept. I keep writing “open the open Safari tab in Chrome,” reading it, and thinking “there has to be a better way.” I still have not found that better way.

[^fn3]: It is easy if you follow the installation instructions, particularly “Right-click (or control-click) on OtherBrowser to bring up the contextual menu and select “Open” to launch it once. All this does is get you past Mountain Lion’s gatekeeper”. I have a feeling that you might run into problems if you skip that step.