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Sunrise (was SunriseBrowser) is a Web browser for Web developers. This software is developed with Cocoa/Objective-C by Xcode, and uses the same KHTML rendering engine as Safari. This is light, space-saving and gives the functions for Web developers.

  • Auto-resizable window (640,800,1024,fullscreen fullheight)
  • Transparent window (both Web page window & source window)
  • Able to create PDF file from Web page
  • Draw URL string on the screen
  • URL copy command (page title copy)
  • Icon of the Web site is able to save
  • URL input field & Web searching field share the more...

What's New

Version 2.2.1:
  • Added Russian resources (Thanks, Vasiliy Makarov)
  • Fixed the crash case that occurs when selecting a local file.


Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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$ir M. Member IconComment+21
$ir M.

Gotta love Sunrise! However, I just noticed that it seems to be eating my bookmarks: letting me (think I'm) adding more, but then only displaying/being able to access ~18 of them! Since the homepage moved to code.google.com, I can find nowhere else to ask whether this is a bug or perhaps only a problem on my machine. Anyhow, Sunrise is still great ...

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Version 2.2.1
Mr.-Harley-T.-Davis Member IconReview+2

It's the SAFARI of the past for simplicity, and speed. Plus, the dev features can be useful for anybody, not just dev. When my 80 year old parents see something online they can snapshot. Great. Now you've made them more annoying because I get twice the email from them. But it's the good kind of annoying. Faster, cache control, not a memory hog... ...It's my new browser, and my parents like it too. Good work. It's highly functional, but beware, there are some sites that do not conform to even modern standards (which are usually wider than the old standards). If a site doesn't display well in this app, it'll be very slow in others, but viewable. This was meant to be simple, and for the most part, is extremely compatible. But all apps have limits, don't forget that. Programmers aren't GOD, they can't think of every possible thing all the time. As such, this one did a darn fine job of catching most of it. A decent app for those on the go.

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Version 2.2.1
Aargl Member IconComment+352

Latest version doesn't support ppc anymore (though it's not stated neither on the dev's site).
Until now, it was the fastest browser I've tried.
Because I'm not a developper, and because it has nothing really high-level regarding bookmarks, I'm using it exclusively to view videos on specific sites that doesn't display too well on other browsers.

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Version 2.2.0

Same remark about 2.2.1: not PPC!

Aspartamemsgsuck Member IconComment+16

I have not been able to find the Auto-resizable window... Has it been removed from this version, I wonder?

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Version 2.1.3
Corpsecorps Member IconComment+761

Broken download link. Page not found.

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Version 2.1.1
Valrus Member IconComment+7

Where the heck is the automatic window resizing?!

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Version 2.1.1
Djsnickles Member IconReview+8

just tried out the latest version 2.0.6

i can't get sunrise to load my development server: http://localhost:9001
no combination works, it just keeps searching google for 'localhost:9001'

as such, i can't really use it for web development

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Version 2.0.6
Erick Wong

You said you tried every combination, but here's a simple solution that works: just add a single period to the end of localhost, i.e "localhost.:9001".


You could also try

Web-Jive Member IconComment+50

This would be a good web devs browser if it used the latest webkit inspector. Saying this is great for web development without this is a bit overstated.

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Version 2.0.1
Djsnickles Member IconReview+8

this app is great for webdev. it has a couple bugs, and is missing some features, but it not a memory hog like safari and firefox.

* random constant dialog box popping up that says "the file could not be found", or something to that effect
* occasional crashes
* window resizing is slow; i suspect because of the transparency toggle. i can live with it
* you have to press apple _shift_ + , to scale text larger
* typing "localhost:3000" into the url field searches google for "localhost:3000"; i have to type 'http://' everytime i want to go to a site. that's dumb. provide a toggle or something!

missing features:
* middle button click to open a new tab doesn't work, but apple click does
* tabs don't open in the background
* shiira can read safari's bookmarks without importing them; it would be nice if sunrise did the same
* right click on dock icon should include "new window" function
* right click adblock, like firefox?
* whitelist popup blocker (as in, allow localhost for webdev, and nobody else)

good points:
* small buttons and interface is awesome. keep with that!
* clicktoflash seems to work with sunrise as well. cool!
* fast! focuses on rendering html. i like it.

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Version 1.8.5

forgot one: as this app is for web developers, add an "inspect element" option!


ok, this is weird. after trying to report a bug with sunrise's bug reporter, sunrise asked me many, many times to use confidential information in my keychain. i have no idea why it needs access to password info from my keychain for a bug report, nor why it asked so many times…makes you a little uneasy. i'm holding off on sunrise for now.

iGreg Member IconReview+84

Frighteningly slow for me. I just downloaded 1.8.4 and it dragged terribly and was unusable.

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Version 1.8.3
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Version 2.2.0
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Downloads 64,104
Version Downloads 4,422
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Date 03 May 2012
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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