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Amaya is a complete Web browsing and authoring environment and comes equipped with a WYSIWYG style of interface, similar to that of the most popular commercial browsers. With such an interface, users do not need to know the HTML or CSS languages.

Features of Amaya include the following:

  • Amaya lets users both browse and author Web pages

    Using Amaya you can create Web pages and upload them onto a server. Authors can create a document from scratch, they can browse the Web and find the information they need, copy and paste it to their pages, and create links to other Web sites. All this more...

What's New

Version 11.4.4:
  • CSS counters are implemented. However, selectors for properties counter-reset and counter-increment are not fully interpreted yet, which may generate strange numbers sometimes.
  • There was a typo in the SVG doctype.
  • The 'Tip of the day' is now different at each launch.
  • Add <key>F1: HelpIndex() in keyboard shortcuts.
  • Links that more...


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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bbw7 Member IconReview+313

Hey, a new version (11.4.4) came out in January; the previous version is from 2009.

This version is also fairly slow and cannot handle busier websites (or mayhaps web sites with more complicated coding, I dunnoh). Get error messages when visiting such sites and the third such website I went to crashed the application. Hence this application can't really be called a browser per se.

Given this fact, I'm not too keen on even giving the WYSIWYG html editor a spin -- for fear of there being much gnashing of teeth involved. If the developer can't do the basic QA of visiting a few websites with this application, then he/she shouldn't expect users to put any time in checking out its "features."

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Version 11.4.4
Bdkennedy1 Member IconReview+271

Oh Amaya, how do I describe thee? A Windows 3.1 application running on Mac OS X 10.6 running on a PowerMac 6100.

I used the program for 30 seconds. During that time which seemed like an eternity, the program window flashed black every time I clicked on something. Highlighting text caused the text to shift. The default template looks like it was designed for use with CompuServe back in the 90's.

I'm appreciate it's an open source project, but this software seems like it's for poor countries that can't afford software. Unfortunately they need expensive equipment to run it on.

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Version 11.3.1
Anapat Member IconReview+12

Amaya really looks good on paper: browser, WYSIWYG editor, new technologies and for free. But when you download the Mac OSX version you can experience the flaws of this application very quickly : it is absolutely not optimized for Mac. On a Power PC G5 you must wait 32 seconds until you can start working with it ! I think it's world record for an application like this, if you compare it to Seamonkey for instance that is also a browser and WYSIWYG editor that launches in four seconds ! What a shame for Amaya !

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Version 11.3.1
Chrischram Member IconComment+85

Amaya 11.3.1 has been out since early December 2009. What took it so long getting to MacUpdate?

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Version 11.3.1
Hervé 5 Member IconComment+50
Hervé 5

I'm surprised many comments seem to consider Amaya as just a browser, when it is a complete, non-proprietary, WYWIWYG html editor.

Recently I had to prepare a quick how-to for a small community server and I wanted something else than iWeb: I dare say Amaya did it without even opening a single help file.

I preseume it can do much more, but if what you want is an html editor that just behaves like a text editor (with links etc.), give it a try !

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Version 10.1pr5
Gaoshan Member IconComment+79

In its day Amaya had a useful purpose. Anymore, however, it seems extraneous.

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Version 10.1pr5
BumbleB Member IconComment+330

JAVA as it is implemented here, simple does not cut it on Mac OS X - we are too accustomed to Cocoa goodness;-)

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Version 10.0
Orion-Mk.-V Member IconComment+216

Ugly, clunky and nonintuitive, so despite any novel/unique features it's just not particularly usable.

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Version 9.52
Anonymous Member IconReview

Amaya may not look as good as some other browsers, but it's the only browser to really do things with link, Xpath... It's the playground for new W3C technologies.

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Version 9.2.1
Anonymous Member Icon

and that's all it is. it's not really usable as an everyday browser


It's not just that it doesn't look as good. The fatal flaw for me is that it just can't display non-English characters correctly. That's not just an eyecandy issue, that's basic useability.


More like the litter box.

amake Member IconReview+4

It's nice that the W3C decided to put Amaya out for OS X, but it has a long way to go before it becomes a decent browser. Gecko and KHTML are light years ahead of it in terms of rendering accuracy, and Amaya can't even display non-English scripts correctly (I specifically tested only Japanese). At this point it seems more like a curiosity than a fully functional browser, though perhaps its editing capabilities are more worthwhile.

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Version 9.2.1
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Current Version (11.x)


Downloads 22,403
Version Downloads 1,521
License Free
Date 18 Jan 2012
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price Free