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NightShift automatically downloads and updates WebKit, the Safari HTML rendering engine, to the latest nightly version. No user intervention is required, everything is fully automated.

  • Downloads WebKit nightly build from Web server
  • Mounts the disk image
  • Creates a backup of the previous version on disk
  • Copies the new nightly build to its default location
  • Launches the new version of WebKit
  • Option to undo latest install and revert to last version
  • Option to show the change log for past week

What's New

Version 1.6:
  • Downloads the new numbered nightlies
  • Removed the change log option (use the RSS feed instead)

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

*Previously available here

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DesterWallaboo Member IconComment+293
DesterWallaboo
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There is a an issue with 10.6 Snow Leopard and NightShift.... it will download Webkit builds fine, but it is unable to overwrite the old version of Webkit. It keeps getting Applescript errors.

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Version 1.6
thajeztah Member IconReview+19
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Now that recent webkit builds have an update-feature built-in, I will no longer be using Nightshift.

However, having used this program for the last couple of years I decided to post a 5 star rating to thank the developer of this small, handy application.

Much appreciated!

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Version 1.6
brentrn Member IconComment+11
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The Webkit URL preference within NightShift needs to be changed to: http://nightly.webkit.org/builds/latest/mac

It works great after making this change

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Version 1.6
Satcomer Member IconComment+64
Satcomer
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Application works great at getting the latest WebKit.

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Version 1.6
lactoso Member IconComment+0
lactoso
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Anyone know where I can get a copy of this? The developer's website has exceeded their alloted bandwidth. :-(

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Version 1.5
koodough Member IconComment+2
koodough
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Umm? Is NightShift not suppose to have any windows at all. On start up the application doesn't do anything. I don't get a window and the read me from the help menu won't work. I download another NightShift 1.5 and I still get the same results.
I'm running a Powerbook Ti 1 Ghz OS X 10.4.8
I went though the read me that was with the app and I still can't get the window I see from the screenshots.
NOTE: I can get the window File>About NightShift to work.

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Version 1.5
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Anonymous
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Installed and works without a problem even though it's stated that it requires OS 10.4 or greater and my OS is 10.3.9

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Version 1.3
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Tried to run 1.2.1, but it stalled on the last step (installing the nightly build) with an applescript error "Volumes://.app not found."

Located a copy of 1.2.0 on the dev's website, and it seems to run fine. I'll stick with that till the problem's resolved. I'm using latest everything (OS, equipment, etc).

As for the product itself, I can't really tell that much difference from the stock Safari but the pages do seem to load a bit speedier, which is nice. For those who don't mind being on the bleeding edge (and taking a chance that a bad nightly could cause browsing issues), this is really quite handy.

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Version 1.2.1
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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This error pops up if the text fields for disk and application names in the preferences panel are empty. Click on Get URL and select the WebKit version you want. This will also fill in the proper disk and app names.

Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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webkit won't launch for me. it bounces in the dock and never gets launched. Anybody know why???

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Version 1.2.1
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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I've had the same problem for a while now - I have some 'extras' on my Safari like Saft and SafariStand which *may* be the problem, if WebKit is trying to load them - haven't disabed them to test that theory yet though. Please post if you figure something out on your end.

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Anonymous
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So far, so good. These nightly builds actually render pages better and seem to make Safari run better. Kudos to the Nightshift team.

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Version 1.1
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Downloads 17,639
Version Downloads 7,269
License Free
Date 30 Jun 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free