Claim Victory in the Browser War

Claim Victory in the Browser War

iThink iCan: iCab

 

iCab (free, $29 for Pro version) is another throwback to the days before the first Web bubble burst - only iCab’s developers didn’t ride the wave to a fat retirement in Fiji, so iCab is still around in its original form. And it’s finally out of beta. iCab has unique features, such as a kiosk mode so you can let folks browse the Web on your Mac without letting them browse your porn and other personal stuff; smart cookie and Web ad management; and of course, the bane of many an amateur Web developer, the integrated HTML validator, which shows a report card on the current webpage, calling out every minute HTML error, as well as serious ones.

 

Red frowny man next to the URL bar means that the page breaks rank with the official spec—but come on, <font> and <center> are our secret weapons!

 

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For the Indecisive: SplitBrowser

Hey, it’s a big, busy Web out there, with more sites to surf than you’ve got time to kill - so do your boss proud and multitask by surfing four sites simultaneously when you should be working on that report. SplitBrowser (donationware) lets you do just that, and packs all four pages into one window. It’s just the thing to fill a brand-new 30-inch Cinema Display.

 

When you get around to writing that report, don’t forget to mention that you’ve quadrupled your productivity.

 

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Anonymous

I often had a problem with Safari 2 just bogging down after a few hours of browsing. Switched to Shiira and haven't looked back. It's not perfect but it gets me where I want to go.

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Jerry South

I use Camino for general browsing because it has a nicer looking interface and it's noticeably faster than Safari. It also will allow you to select download folders on the fly, rather than having to set it in preferences. That is very clumsy for Safari.

However, the MacLife writer did not know about or mention any problems with Camino. It happens that if you use your browser to do your online banking, and you try to print your bank statement, it will only print the first page. This is a known error with Camino. I was told it was a failing of the Gecko browser engine? Can anyone verify that?

So I use Camino for everything on the web but my online banking print statements, and for these, I use Safari. I leave them both in the dock.

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macmansan

I LIKE EM ALL, BUT I USE FIREFOX THE MOST WHICH I GUESS WOULD BE THE BEST BUT I ALSO LIKE FLOCK ... THEY HAVE ALOT OF GREAT STUFF I FIND USEFUL AND IF FIREFOX WOULD HAVE EM THEN THAT WOULD SEAL THE DEAL ..

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erich13

To me, there of several features that are extremely appealing... http://lilurl.org/m516uib

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Anonymous

Hmmm I don't know about that. I can't access my bank account informationm, I get an error everytime I try to log in with Safari 3.

Some would say I should get a different bank or they should update, but I say that Safari should be able to connect. Safari 2 does.

For the record I use Camino, I have found it to be the best all around.

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Jerry South

I can print only one page of my bank statement using Camino. I have to use Safari 2 for that one job. How about you? I heard it's a failure in the Gecko browser engine that Camino is built on. ???

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Dave Barnes

Firefox is the best.

Yes, the font rendering sucks.

But, it has AdBlockPlus and the Developers Toolbar.
For me, there are no adverts on this website.
For me, as a web developer, the developers toolbar is extremely useful.

Also, I like having my bookmarks in a menu on the left.

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Dave Barnes

"Creative Suite 3 installer stops with a blank "Installer Alert" dialog box (Mac OS)"

http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=kb402337&sliceId=1

In plain English: you must use Safari 2 if you plan on using Adobe CS3.

Oops.

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Anonymous

Niko, nice job! We miss you! (Hey, MacLife staff, why did you let him escape!?) Good information. I had never heard of "SplitBrowser" or "Googalizer" Thanks Mr. Cousmartcougeekcouinfovanis!!

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