Open in Browser

Opens URL in Brave, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari


Now opens URL in your favorite browser (Brave, Chrome, Edge, Firefox.)

Note currently Apple has not made it possible to direct links to Safari if another browser is your default iOS browser. When they address that issue, I'll update this shortcut. Sorry about that.


  • added support for Microsoft Edge
  • improved support for Chrome
  • now checks clipboard for URL if you don’t pass one as input
  • improved URL error checking

No third party Updater Shortcut required.

This shortcut has an integrated update mechanism called Embed-a-Update. Thanks to the embedded updater, it does not require any external updater shortcut. The shortcut checks for updates itself, so you'll never miss an update and it is super fast.

If this Shortcut doesn’t work as expected, you have suggestions, or an idea to improve it, let me know!

Note, if you change your default browser in iOS you won’t be able to use this shortcut to open in Safari. This is a limitation of iOS. Sorry about that. Please tell Apple that they should fix this.

Latest Release Notes

2.5.0 - Jan. 30, 2021, 7:05 a.m.

Fix for iOS issue

Version history