Choosy is for more than just browsers
January 23, 2023•197 words
One of my essential macOS apps is George Brocklehurst's Choosy.
I maintain Safari as my personal browser (it's convenient, particularly cross-device, and Advanced Data Protection now covers bookmarks too!) and Chrome as my work browser. What Choosy does for me is inject a quick step after clicking links that prompts me to pick one or the other.
We also use Miro quite a bit at work, both internally and with clients. And there's one workflow that has always ticked me off—clicking a Miro link practically anywhere opens it first in the browser and then I bounce to the app, leaving me with two views on any given Miro board until I turn around and close the browser.
The cool thing is, Choosy can handle this too!
- Open Choosy Preferences, Rules.
- Make a new rule.
- Call it Miro, and set it to apply when the Web address begins with
- When the rule triggers, Choosy should always use this "browser"—browse to the Applications folder and pick Miro.
And that's it! Now whenever I get a Miro share link, it'll immediately go to the app, which is a much nicer experience than a browser tab.