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iCab is an alternative Web browser. It supports HTML 4, image filtering, cookie filtering, bookmarks, java and javascript support, search modes, importing of Web archives from Explorer, download manager, and numerous useful features not found in other browsers.

Features:

  • Advertising banner filtering
  • Kiosk mode
  • Error protocol (Smiley)
  • Portable Web archives
  • Download Manager
  • Link Manager
  • Souce code manager
iCab is shareware and costs for $25/20 EUR, but it can be also used for free with a small limitation.

What's New

Version 5.2:
  • Many smaller bugfixes and adaptions for OS X 10.9 and 10.10.

Requirements

OS X 10.6 or later

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Not often writing a review, but had to do it for this one!

In my search for a browser that allows me to customise how it behaves for privacy, so how it handles cookies, javascript, blocks content, etc. I tried Opera, Chrome, Safari, more...

3 people found this review helpful
Version 5.1
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Wickedsp1d3r Member IconComment+125
Wickedsp1d3r
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On a single page, is there a way to disable javascript source by source (like NoScript) or do I have to block them all?

Fast, powerful web browser. I love Filter Manager, but because lack of NoScript capabilities, I can't buy it.

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Version 5.1.1
Iliketrash
+1

Filter Manager is your friend. Follow the circled numbers. (1) Select Kill JavaScript. (2) Enter the URL for the page for which you want to kill JavaScript. (3) Select JavaScript tab and uncheck "Use default preferences."

P.S. Writing this with iCab and I love it!

Zinneken Member IconReview+13
Zinneken
+3

Not often writing a review, but had to do it for this one!

In my search for a browser that allows me to customise how it behaves for privacy, so how it handles cookies, javascript, blocks content, etc. I tried Opera, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Maxthon and icab.
The only two browsers I found to have sufficient preferences to manage privacy as I want it are firefox with plenty of plugins and icab. The winner for me is icab hands down!

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Version 5.1
Panthera Member IconComment+84
Panthera
+5

$20 for a browser??? LOL.

You are joking, right? You'll be lucky to sell 5 copies.

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Version 5.1
Fyreflye Member IconComment+362
Fyreflye
+5

This was easily the best browser for OS9 in 1999, and the developer hasn't raised the dollar price for it since. But seriously, I adopted this browser as my default when it was first released and it was an amazing advance on Netscape and Explorer at the time, but it doesn't seem to have made much progress since. Everyone should have the right to choose whatever browser they like, but other than its availability for early versions of OSX I can't see why anyone would choose it today. Anyone want to explain why?

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Version 5.1
Dana Sutton
+4

I don't want to be cruel and offend the iCab devotees out there (all eighteen of them), but you're right, this is strictly a museum piece of an app. I don't see a reason in the world for paying for a browser that offers absolutely no interesting features, and lacks desirable features (including a library of third-party extensions), that are standard on so many other ones available free of cost.

Anon-Bud
+7

One word: Speed. iCab renders web pages so much more quickly than anything else I've used. Plus there are times when Safari just won't or can't render a webpage and iCab does so flawlessly. Been using it for well over a decade, so $20 for 11 years' worth of use. Pretty good IMO.

Fyreflye
+4

@Anon-Bud What other browsers besides Safari have you tried recently ?

Dana Sutton
+0

fyreflye -- I walked away from Safari quite a while ago, I use Chromium.

Fyreflye
+1

@Dana Sutton Look again. My question was addressed to Anon-Bud.

Mikael B Member IconComment+415
Mikael B
+3

While Firefox and Chrome have a new release close to every month of the year, iCab haven't been updated since june 12 2012. That's more than one year since the last update.

There are limitations for one man development. Think where iCab could have been had it been opensourced years ago.

I buy apps every month, also much more expensive than iCab, but I have never bought iCab. I'd rather give money to open source projects than a "maybe in development" app.

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Version 5.0
bbw7 Member IconReview+313
bbw7
+0

I have to say this is one smooth browser. Check it out. Because it can handle sites better than Safari, and is fast and seems to have other functionality that Safari has lost, I have to give five stars -- even if it doesn't have full-on ad-blocking capability.

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Version 5.0
bbw7 Member IconComment+313
bbw7
+0

Was trying this out, and found that I wasn't able to login to several sites, including MU, although I was able to login to at least one other site at which I am registered. Is this one of the features not necessarily working in "demo" mode? Am honestly curious.

It does seem to be a very fast browser and works on pages Safari and others have problems with; however, I can't see paying for a browser without an actual adblocking feature or plugin. Filter lists just don't cut it. I understand that the developing team is small and puts a lot of time into this project, and thus needs to be recompensed for their work, but with all the free browsers out there with adblocking, I just don't see this business model working.

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Version 5.0
bbw7
+0

Well, whatever was the problem I was having logging in to site via this browser was a temporary one.

RogerKatz Member IconReview+65
RogerKatz
+1

1Password crashed when it tried to apply to iCab 5.0.0 - so, for me, without 1Password, iCab is relatively useless.

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Version 5.0
Mikael B
+4

i feel it's unfair to even rate an application that don't support another piece of software, Especially as iCab supports the OS X Keychain. While handy only some people need to be able to move their passwords around.

Mikael B
+1

As you can see below I would really like to have something Adblock be supported. It seems that iCab doesn't support this. I wouldn't rate iCab lower just because of that.

iajay
+1

1Password works fine on iCab for me. There might be some issue with 1Password version you are using.

Mikael B
+1

iajay, are you on OS X 10.6, 10.7 or 10.8? Because as I understand it 1stpassword doesn't support iCab on 10.7 and later.
Are you saying this is now changed?

Mikael B Member IconComment+415
Mikael B
+0

Anyone that can tip on an adblocker filter that just works?

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Version 5.0
Mikael B
+1

There os no adfilter on iCab worht its salt? Really?

Mikael B
+2

Instead of cowardly downvoting my simple questions how about posting some info or reference how to mimic Adblock filtering with iCab filters?

iajay
+0

It's very ease. You can import advertising filter in iCab's Filter manager. You can find adverting filters in iCab downloaded folder or on iCab website. Also filter to download youtube videos.

Mikael B
+2

iajay, obviously I've already done that. I evaluated the filters I could find including the iCab folder. There is only one problem and that is that none of them actually filter ads.

Adblocker, that I use in Chrome, Safari and in Firefox just works everywhere. I'm actually quite shocked by the difference in interface when I use a browser like iCab without proper adblock filters. I can't live without proper ad-filtering.

Ronadam Member IconComment+86
Ronadam
+0

iCab 5.0.1 is available since June !

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Downloads 84,167
Version Downloads 1,464
License Shareware
Date 04 Jun 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $20.00
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