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SlimBoat is a fast and secure Web browser fully loaded with handy features. It includes an intelligent form filler which gives you one-click access to your favorite online accounts. It helps minimize annoyances and distractions with a highly effective popup blocker and ad blocker. It lets you quickly share a Web page or selected text/image on Facebook with a single click.

Features:

  • QuickFill form filler
  • Download manager
  • Facebook support
  • Ad blocker
  • Popup blocker
  • Site groups
  • YouTube to MP4
  • Weather forecast
  • Page more...

What's New

Version 1.1.48:
  • Moved YouTube video download button to left bottom side of the playing video.

Requirements

OS X 10.6 or later

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Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3694
Jazzyguy
+2

The present state of this browser is BAD. I tried to get to the preferences and all I got was a spinning Beachball. It wouldn't do anything at all. I trashed it and all its preferences. You would be surprised at how many files it puts on your Mac. I had to clear them out with Find any File.

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Version 1.1.45
macrookie12 Member IconReview+1
macrookie12
+1

Some websites do not work properly. For example with kohls.com you can't open links. So the site is useless. You can't even log in. I do not know why this is happening but I did notify the makers of SlimBoat. So for now this browser can't become my main browser.

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Version 1.1.32
JCH2 Member IconComment+392
JCH2
+0

I'm going to wait a while before actually "reviewing" this one, as I think it still needs some time before I can be fair about it.

I was pleased with its overall speed... and that it has some extended control over search engines... though it still defaults to the Gobbler (a.k.a. Google) no matter what I add (tsk tsk).

As to social system interpretation, sorry, but I'm not impressed. What it offers is the same that I can get (but sometimes better) in any other browsers I use or have tried. Give me an HTML editor that connects to override the textareas of some systems like Blogger (which is terrible and getting worse in its "we know better" formatting) and then I'll be impressed.

As the developer keeps developing, I'll keep watching SlimBoat... as it has caught my attention. But for now, my alternate browsers will remain Chromium for adaptability and adequate security and SRWIron for (unsurpassed) security when needed.

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Version 1.1.30
Michaelthegeek
+0

How are you running chromium and SRWIron on the ome Mac?

JCH2
+0

Don't know what to tell you, Michael. I just do. It works and that's all I can say. I also run the latest Safari (blech!) and Firefox (ho hum, as it has become too bloated) for the sake of testing changes to my online web systems. All run find with each other present, including all running at the same time.

Jeff-H. Member IconComment+188
Jeff-H.
+0

I like the browser. Very quick loading. None of the cool Magic Trackpad gestures seems to work...only dealbreaker here.

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Version 1.1.27
bbw7 Member IconReview+313
bbw7
+0

This is a review for ver. 1.1.26

I notice a marked speed improvement in uploading pages at some sites, which Safari (5.1.7) doesn't render correctly, relative to version 1.1.24 (guess I missed the memo on 1.1.25 being out as I hadn't been using SB lately because of this slowness relative to iCab). Bumping my rating of it up for this feature accordingly.

Very glad to see that there are developers who care more about Apple users who aren't using the newest OS than does the big A itself -- that "A" is starting to stand for another word that ends in "le".

And I still don't see any darkening of my dock under OS 10.6.8 while running SB, so downgrade my comment if you must, whoever did so to my last comment on this issue.

I'll also note that the developers are still putting out regular updates fairly frequently that have sensible version numbers (HELLO Firefox and Chrome), and that these updates seem to have definite improvements to them.

Kudos, Flashpeak.

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Version 1.1.26
bbw7 Member IconComment+313
bbw7
+0

Still a bit unstable downloading from some sites and when trying to view some videos (not sure) which. Bottom line: do any large downloads from another browser, such as Safari.

I do like Slimboat's download menu for renaming a file to be downloaded, so I use it for smaller and faster downloads still.

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Version 1.1.24
Hkim Member IconReview+170
Hkim
+1

This browser runs quicker than Safari and Firefox in 10.6.8. I like the built-in ad blocking too. I wish it were a bit more configurable in that I would take out all of the linking to facebook and twitter since I don't need that.
Overall, this is a very nice browser that handles javascript environments well. Disqus comments load quicker here than in Safari or FF.

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Version 1.1.21
Ronnb
+1

It is faster with some sites but, on sites with a lot of javascript, it is sluggish and does bomb. The "history" list of URLs is awkward to use and so is switching from window to window.

There are some good points to this browser though.

bbw7
+0

Yes, it can be slow loading pages with Javascript, but at least it renders such pages correctly, unlike a number of other browsers, including Safari 5.x. I've noticed this slowness in both vers. 1.2.1 and 1.2.4.

bbw7 Member IconComment+313
bbw7
+0

The current MU download is 1.1.6 (according to bundle listing in "info.plist") and the current version is 1.2.0, which is available at the developer's site. Flashpeak seems to be turning around a lot of little updates with a few fixes in each, which would seem to be a good thing.

I have noticed less than stellar speed when loading webpages with Flash and other animations. To disable autoloading of flash animations:

Tools->Download Control->Do Not Load Flash Object Automatically[toggle on with a check]

Then Flash objects will show a Flash icon which one can click on if one is a glutton for Flash animation punishment.

I found other aggrieving animations that this didn't stop, but which could be blocked by right clicking the the offending object and using the "Block Element" option, and this did the trick. Objects so blocked show up in the filter list under the Adblock menu, and there can be removed if you desire them to show again.

This cuts way back on CPU usage and speeds up page loading and scrolling.

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Version 1.1.17
bbw7
+0

Make that versions 1.1.16 and 1.1.20 which I was referring to. Wouldn't want to shame myself...

bbw7 Member IconReview+313
bbw7
+0

Been trying this browser out for a little while now, and like what I've seen so far. Is stable and fast, and renders pages well.

The built-in ad and pop-ip blockers work. Don't know if this is related or not, but those pesky "I like/we recommend" windows in the LRHC of a page on some sites is also minimized; for this alone I like this browser.

The backwards/forwards functionality is also quite quick, along with extra little icon/buttons for a dropdown menu of past URLs to choose from.

That said, there are several improvements that come to me straight away:

1) As is, when this app is open and I open a .txt file (by double clicking it), it opens it within the browser, even though my default application for .txt files is still TextEdit; by using the contextual menu I can still open the file in TextEdit. Looking in SB's preferences I can find no pertinent fields to chage, nor does there appear to be a thread on the SB forum about this.

It's nice having this feature, i.e. viewing .txt within the browser, but it seems how it functions could be tweeked and preferences provided for.

2) The download manager window is a bit minimalistic; it could use more info, such as the file size and amount downloaded so far, as well as time remaining

3) It would be nice to have an auto-update/install feature. As is, if you check, it just directs you to the SB download page and you have to do everything manually.

4) This is more an issue of the SB/Flashpeak website: the versions page refers to ver 4.x, while the newest for Mac is 1.x; I'm guessing the higher-numbered versions is for Windows, but in any case it is confusing/inscrutable.

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Version 1.1.17
FlashPeak, Inc (Developer)
+0

Thanks a lot for your feedback, bbw7.

The download manager defaults to a small size to avoid blocking webpage while the file is being downloaded. But you can right click on a download job and select "Open Download manager" to open the full size download manager. It's available from the tools->download manager menu.

I am not able to produce what you described about the issue of SlimBoat opening text files. We didn't mean to do anything like that either. SlimBoat is designed to handle html files only. But I will take another look about it.

We might consider auto-update feature in the future.

I don't know where you see V4.x. We do have another windows browser called SlimBrowser from http://www.slimbrowser.net. But that one has version number of 6.01.xx. SlimBoat is currently at V1.1.xx.

bbw7
+0

@FlashPeak,

Thank you for your reply.

After writing my review, I came upon the additional Download Manager window, which is quite adequate in terms of the information provided. I'd also just add that I like how SB prompts one for the download location and filename; that makes it easy to add version info to software downloads.

Just updated to SB 1.1.8 and I no longer have that issue with .txt files being read into the browser, so I think something must have changed in that rregard.

Don't know what I was looking at before, but yes indeed, the "changes-log/what's-new page says version 1.x.

Robtpatrick
+0

You should be ashamed of yourself for posting a review which contains "preferences just for you" The day I learned about this browsr, I downloaded it with no complaining or required peferences. I have used it from day 1 with no issues, and the download manager SHOULD BE tiny, and indeed contains a internet speed, and percent download; it is perfect; this is not a "preference" it is objective, not subjective; you wil not find this user complaining only praising the brwser.

Jazzyguy Member IconComment+3694
Jazzyguy
+1

On 10.6.8 on both of my imacs running this OS this browser DIMS the dock and to get my dock back I had to trash the browser and restart my MAC.This is really strange,but with Slimboat out of Snow Leopard everything is fine.

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Version 1.1.17
bbw7
+0

I'm running OS 10.6.8 on a 2010 MBP and have not noticed this dimming dock issue while running SlimBoat.

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Downloads 6,101
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Date 06 Mar 2014
Platform OS X / Intel 32
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