Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer 5.2.3

Microsoft's now discontinued browser for Mac

Internet Explorer for Mac was Microsoft's free web browser designed to run on Mac computers. While you can still download Internet Explorer for Mac from this page, it is important to note that the product is no longer supported by Microsoft. View full description

PROS

  • Nostalgic

CONS

  • Doesn't render web pages properly
  • Constantly crashes
  • Slow and unstable
  • Abandoned software

Not good
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Internet Explorer for Mac was Microsoft's free web browser designed to run on Mac computers. While you can still download Internet Explorer for Mac from this page, it is important to note that the product is no longer supported by Microsoft.

No longer works properly on Mac

Microsoft ended support for Internet Explorer for Mac on December 31st, 2005, and does not provide further security or performance updates. Since the browser is no longer designed to handle the requirements of most modern web pages, we strongly advise you to try Firefox, Chrome, Safari or Opera instead. Alternatively, just check out all of the other browsers available for Mac.

Totally unusable - only for nostalgia

However, if you really can't help yourself and are an Internet Explorer nostalgic, you might want to try it for a trip down memory lane. However, for normal internet browsing we'd really discourage you from using it. We couldn't even render the Softonic website in it and indeed, most websites failed to load properly. Internet Explorer for Mac is incredibly slow, buggy, prone to crashes and freezing and is woefully short of security settings.

Since development finished in 2005, Internet Explorer for Mac doesn't offer even the most basic features that you would consider a prerequisite on any browser nowadays like tabs, extensions, saved sessions or private data management.

No longer an option for Mac

There are absolutely no compelling reasons to use Internet Explorer for Mac. If you've just switched from Windows to Mac, try one of the browsers suggested above instead.

Changes

  • This latest version — version 5.2.3 — enhances browser compatibility for users who work on a network with secure authentication or with proxy servers. It also provides all the latest security and performance enhancements for Internet Explorer 5 for Mac OS X.
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Internet Explorer 5.2.3

User reviews about Internet Explorer

  • mariongoetze

    by mariongoetze

    "IE is horrible!"

    Doesn't work with new MacBooks Pro or Air. I wouldn't bother with it. Go for Chrome or Firefox..   More.

  • harrythunder

    by harrythunder

    "Not compatible with new Macs"

    Internet Explorer used to be pretty good browser for Windows. In my opinion Mac users do not need it. Default OS X br...   More.

  • yack49

    by yack49

    "I am a mac user with a genuine need for internet explorer.........."

    I'm from the UK... a bank I use in China requires internet explorer ONLY as the internet browser for online banking. ...   More.

  • amoustro

    by amoustro

    "best internet browser for mac os x"

    i love this browser, more secure, more speed, more trust, more roto2..   More.

  • "Trickery and Deceit"

    This is some kind of scam. This is not internet explorer as advertised. It is a program called iExplorer for pulling ...   More.

  • ExploreInternet3

    by ExploreInternet3

    "So many downloads!"

    The most downloaded browser last month for the Mac. Truly amazing and you have to download it to see the magic happen...   More.