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DeskBrowse is lightweight and has a very responsive interface. Experience the Web with blazing speed, as individual pages load faster and scroll smoother. Convenient: We developed DeskBrowse with one thing in mind: a way to get information from the Web quickly and easily in a nice user interface with the least hassle involved for the end user. The browser is toggled in and out of the side of the screen via a hotkey. Secure: DeskBrowse is built on the powerful and fast open source WebKit KHTML engine, (one of the only engines to have ever passed the prestigious Acid2 test as well as other tests such as the Scanit Browser more...

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Version 1.0:
  • Now Free
  • Universal Binary

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.3 or later

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Cuneyt Member IconComment+55
Cuneyt
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als ik deskbrowse opstart wordt er steeds een of andere file aangemaakt op mijn bureaublad genaamd main.dbmenu.. waar kan ik dit uitschakelen..
ik wil die file niet meer zien..

when using menuextras, each time I start DeskBrowse, a annoying file called main.dbmenu is created on my desktop... if it was created in a directory like Preference, I would have no problem with it. But it appears each time on my Desktop also when deleting the file..

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Version 1.0
St00pid-M0nk3y Member IconComment+945
St00pid-M0nk3y
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This program is actually surprisingly fast.

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Version 1.0
maclover1.1 Member IconComment+740
maclover1.1
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2006: year of the "Gimmick"... cuteness everywhere, but personally cutensss is very OS8 and 9 to me.. today I want breathtaking, thinking, working-tools, stuf that does stuff other stuff doesn't do, get my drift ? In the Browsing world I just recently purchased DevonAgent (and DevonThink: kick ass soft if I may say so) and I am blown-away. Not merely amused like I can be with stuff like this. Yep... "Gimmick gimmick a Mac after Midnight" LOL

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Version 1.0
rampancy Member IconReview+127
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I'd heard a lot about this when the betas first came out. Bravo to the devs for making this open source...

Good: It's quite fast and doesn't take up any more CPU/Memory than Mozilla. You can hide the menubar and dock icon when it launches to save space and hassle. Very nice.

Not So Good: It's crashed for no reason on me once, and I don't know how to configure the prefs once I've hidden the menubar and dock icon. The hotkey for making the window slide in and out doesn't seem to change when I change it in the preferences dialog - I had to change my spotlight hotkeys as a result because those conflicted with the defaults.

All in all, it's something I might use as my main browser from now on - it's a nice complement to other apps of the same style like sidenote and Xshelf.

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Version 1.0
brian50 Member IconComment+1
brian50
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No updates for 4 months, no announcements in Deskbrowse News forum since last December, and now my serial won't work. Is this project dead?

Can I have my 10 bux back please?

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Version 1.0b4
Cuneyt Member IconComment+55
Cuneyt
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The Slidebrowse effect (command+F1) doesnt work anymore. Does anyone experience the same? I think Deskbrowse is not optimally compatible with the latest Mac OS X (10.4.6).

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Version 1.0b4
wingk1314 Member IconComment+0
wingk1314
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i like everything about this except one thing:
No asian language support?
Therefore, this ain't going to replace my Safari.
Nice interface tho :)

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Version 1.0b4
Saggis Member IconComment+9
Saggis
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Fantastic idea, beautiful inteface, needs work, only cost if there's something true extraordinary about this. Ill use Safari till these dudes make that special something!

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Version 1.0b4
Gaoshan Member IconReview+79
Gaoshan
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My first thought was "Ooooh! Finally something I can browse the web with... and for only $10"

However, I gave it a fair tryout. Here are the results:
On launch it tells me there is a newer version available. I click the download button, it crashes.
I do this again, it crashes.
I decide not to upgrade and on the third launch I am able to use DeskBrowse.

It is pretty neat! The browser is super fast, compact and I really like how it slides in and out from the side when needed. It also seems very quick. It uses very little memory (was using 36mb after 10 minutes of use).

My overall feeling (ignoring the repeated crashes)? Convenient, slick little browser. Too bad it costs money. I can't imagine paying for a web browser so I will never switch to DeskBrowse. If you can, however, you may like this.

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Version 1.0b4
mrandre1 Member IconComment+3
mrandre1
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I fail to understand how a browser not meeting ones needs constitutes being "obsolete". I think there's some potential gap filling. I use it to keep a gmail open at all times, without cluttering up my other browsers, and I would love a sort of web site locker to hide away sites I want to keep around, but don't want to bookmark, such as tracking packages and various blog shrapnel. I have about five or six links like this, and an app like this is great for that. The only gap to make my dreams come true is for DeskBrowse to save session (i.e., remember what bas I had open.)

That would be terrific.

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Version 1.0b4
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Downloads 9,157
Version Downloads 5,290
License Free
Date 30 Jun 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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