The Browser Company has just made its Arc web browser on Mac and iOS available for everyone without the need to sign up for a waitlist. With the announcement, the version number of Arc is now 1.0, signaling its formidable launch after a two-year testing period.
Arc is an intuitive and fresh take on modern web browsers. Based on the Chromium web engine, Arc introduces several key differentiators including a sidebar with built-in media controls, note-taking, space tabs with built-in split-screen mode, an integrated ad blocker, and a “Boost” feature that allows users to radically customize the appearance of the browser and even webpages themselves. Users can also share their custom themes with others via Arc’s Boost Gallery.
Arc boasts a range of convenient built-in applications, among them the versatile “easel” function. This powerful tool serves a dual purpose: capturing webpage screenshots along with their respective URLs while offering tools for typing and drawing. Users have the flexibility to keep their easels private for personal use, share them with others for collaborative efforts, or even publish them online.
Moreover, Arc’s functionality extends beyond its native applications through integrations with various web services. For instance, seamless integration with popular apps like Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Meet enhances users’ productivity and connectivity.
Users can download Arc 1.0 for Macs running macOS Monterey 12.1 and later by navigating to the browser’s website and following instructions. On the iPhone, Arc is available as a free download through the App Store and requires iOS 15 and later. The Browser Company states that a Windows version of Arc should be available this year by winter, which will be available to prospective users by signing up for a waitlist.