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BumperCar: the Mac OS X Web browser just for kids. Offering unparalleled content-control and customization features, BumperCar is the most powerful Web browser for concerned educators and parents on the Mac.

BumperCar earned a prestigious Best of Show award at MacWorld San Francisco and garnered rave reviews in the press. Now, the all new BumperCar 2.0 runs on the same engine as Apple's Safari, and adds a host of new features for both home and educational use!

What's New

Version 2.2:
  • Updated WebKit browser engine
  • Compatible with Flash Player 10
  • Compatible with ClickToFlash
  • Larger default window

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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St00pid-M0nk3y Member IconReview+945
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This is a great app. No need for children to stumble upon garbage sites and this browser is very easy to set up and use. Thanks!

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Version 2.0.6
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I purchased BumperCar, a kid-safe browser for my 11 y/o daughter, for $30. It is decent as a browser and only minimally buggy in its settings (manually inputting forbidden URLs does not work from the settings window, only from the main browser window by using a button or menu item).


But the biggest problem is the following.

When I received my confirmation email with my password, I found the following line in it:

"The above code is good for 1-2 months following your purchase,
then it expires. Should you need to re-register your game after
the code expires, simply retrieve a new one using our Code
Retrieval System at https://store.freeverse.com/code/"

I sent them the following:

"This is totally unacceptable. You should have warned
me about this in advance.

It is not a practice that I was supposed to
anticipate. I have purchased many software products
but I have never encountered this [...]. Besides, since
when is BumperCar a GAME??? I purchased your product
as a web browser for my daughter, not as a game for
myself. She uses it for school stuff. What is she
supposed to do if the code expires and I happen to be
away which I do often?

I want my money back. "

They have not even had the decency to respond.

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Version 2.0.3
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My word, you are really in a huff about nothing.

The code for registration just goes 'stale' if you do not use it to activate the software within the prescribed period. Nothing unusual in that.

If, in the future, let's say you wipe the hard drive and reinstall the OS and then again install the software in question, you'll only need to request a new code, FREE of CHARGE.

And, Freeverse sells mostly games, so their standard boilerplate has the word 'game' in it.

So what is your problem? (None, other than not really thinking things through.)

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Downloads 7,193
Version Downloads 1,519
License Updater
Date 09 Apr 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $29.95
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