How to Favorite a Website on Mac

A ‘favorite’ in the context of web browsing is a bookmarked website or web page that you visit frequently. Favorites offer a convenient way to access your most visited websites without needing to remember or type their URLs. This article will guide you through the process of adding a website to your favorites on a Mac, using Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox – three of the most popular web browsers.

Adding a Favorite in Safari

Safari is the default web browser on Mac, and adding a favorite website is quite straightforward:

  1. Open Safari and navigate to the website you want to favorite.
  2. In the Safari menu, click on “Bookmarks” and then select “Add Bookmark” from the dropdown menu.
  3. In the dialog box that pops up, you will see the title of the web page and its URL. You can change the title if you wish.
  4. Beside “Add this page to,” choose “Favorites” from the dropdown menu.
  5. Click on “Add” to save the website as a favorite.

The website will now appear in your Favorites bar, which is the toolbar at the top of the Safari browser window.

Adding a Favorite in Google Chrome

In Google Chrome, the equivalent to a ‘favorite’ is a ‘bookmark’. Here’s how to create one:

  1. Open Chrome and go to your desired website.
  2. Look for the star symbol on the right side of the address bar, and click on it.
  3. A dialog box will open. Confirm the name and the folder where you want to save the bookmark (to make it easily accessible, choose the “Bookmarks bar” folder).
  4. Click on “Done” to save the bookmark.

The website should now appear in your bookmarks bar. If you can’t see your bookmarks bar, navigate to “View” > “Always Show Bookmarks Bar” in the Chrome menu.

Adding a Favorite in Mozilla Firefox

The process to add a favorite website in Mozilla Firefox, also known as bookmarking, is similar to that in Chrome:

  1. Open Firefox and navigate to the website you want to favorite.
  2. Click on the star icon in the address bar. It will turn blue, indicating the website is bookmarked.
  3. To further organize your bookmarks, click the blue star a second time to open the “Edit This Bookmark” box. Here, you can rename the bookmark and choose where to save it (for easy access, select the “Bookmarks Toolbar”).
  4. After making your selections, click on “Done.”

The bookmarked website will now appear in your bookmarks toolbar.


Bookmarking or favoriting a website on your Mac, regardless of the browser you use, is a quick and easy process. It allows you to organize the web pages you visit frequently and save time when navigating the internet. Now that you know how to favorite a website in Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, you’ll be able to find and access your top websites in no time.