Shiira
Shiira
2.3

3.0

Shiira free download for Mac

Shiira for Mac2.3

21 February 2010

Web browser based on Web Kit.

What is Shiira for Mac

Shiira is a Web browser written in Cocoa. It uses the KHTML rendering engine provided by Apple's Web Kit. Since this is the same rendering engine used by Safari, HTML content rendered by Shiira will look the same as in Apple's own browser. All source code is publicly available under the BSD license. We hope that our code will help other developers just starting out on their own Web Kit projects.

The first Shiira milestone is to implement the features used in everyday Web browsing. The following has been implemented in the current version:

  • Tabbed windows
  • Bookmark management
  • Sharing bookmarks with Safari
  • Side drawer showing bookmarks and history
  • Bookmarks toolbar
  • Search field with choice of search engine
  • Customizing toolbar
  • Cache control panel
  • Window appearance switching (Aqua and Metal)
  • Toolbar icons switching
  • Removing Cookie and cache at the termination
  • Displaying favicon list
  • Enable/disable favicon with bookmark
  • Help document (Japanese only)
  • Multiple source windows per one browser window
  • Displaying HTTP header in source window
  • Wheel button operation (open in new tab, and tab switching)
  • Auto-tab for bookmark folder
  • Displaying back-forward list on toolbar buttons
  • Search text field for bookmark and history

What's new in Shiira

Version 2.3:
  • Totally refreshed interface

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jeffswritingworld
jeffswritingworld
Dec 21 2017
2.3
0.5
Dec 21 2017
0.5
Version: 2.3
Macupdate Admin This needs to be taken down, this was once a fast, minimalist browser but it is no longer under development. I'm running a mac mini with OSX Sierra 10.12.6. It will download and open, but will steadfastly refuse to open a browser window, so in effect, it's not worth hosting as a download. Half a star purely to get this review online.
Penguirl
Penguirl
Jan 7 2013
2.3
0.0
Jan 7 2013
0.0
Version: 2.3
It is a shame that development has stopped, I was looking forward to seeing where the developers would take it. It was off to a good start features wise.
Jolyjumper
Jolyjumper
Apr 11 2012
2.3
3.0
Apr 11 2012
3.0
Version: 2.3
For a long time my favorite browser, in spite of all the bugs. Today it is a dead application. It does not function any more with OS X 10.7 Lion. I would have paid for a functional Shiira. Arigato Kinoshita san. R.I.P. Shiira.
Pripyat
Pripyat
Apr 2 2011
2.3
0.0
Apr 2 2011
0.0
Version: 2.3
Preferences don't work. Lots of bugs.
Pama91
Pama91
Dec 7 2010
2.3
0.0
Dec 7 2010
0.0
Version: 2.3
Dead link. I´m afraid the development stopped. The latest version (2.3) is terrible buggy...
Hal2007
Hal2007
Feb 22 2010
2.3
5.0
Feb 22 2010
5.0
Version: 2.3
This one is so disappointing. This app was once so promising. How long did we have to wait for this new version? 2 years? And it still doesn't really work right now. The preferences window is useless. The app is unusable and crippled to the severest extent. I'm sorry. I give up on Shiira. The project has lost its focus and turned to a joke.
Dana-Sutton
Dana-Sutton
Feb 22 2010
2.3
0.0
Feb 22 2010
0.0
Version: 2.3
Now let's see. We have at least four other Web Kit browsers, WebKit nightly builds, Safari, OmniWeb, and Chrome is getting to the point it's useful. Exactly how many WebKit browsers does the world need? Okay, maybe there are interesting directions individual developers can take, but I bet there's a whole bunch of wheel-reinvention going on.
ultratiem
ultratiem
Feb 22 2010
2.3
2.0
Feb 22 2010
2.0
Version: 2.3
Shiira is the browser you'll love to hate. It has promise and some nice features (full screen browsing window is great for developers to showcase their sites to their clients), but it poorly maintained and rife with bugs which sadly makes it of little value. The last thing you want is your browser to crash. It's right up there with your mail client throwing in the towel: infuriating. Sadly, Shiira is a really big let down in this department. It's always been far too unstable to rely on. While the UI is very refined and the team have always pioneered an overall sexy design, ultimately it is just too flaky and inconsistent. Shiira is more of a testcase than anything truly of value. It seems developers are using it to simply try out new code rather than make an actual product for mainstream consumption (or any kind of consumption for that matter). Everything is half done, like those people that love home repairs, but just can't seem to ever finish a project. That's what Shiira feels like. Things are implemented, but never truly finished. All this does is give Shiira a pretty face, but not much else. A clunky backend and some half-baked ideas make it a novelty rather than a real piece of software you can fire up on a daily basis. A shame really. These are those rare programs that have always shown a glimmer of hope...
Fyreflye
Fyreflye
Feb 22 2010
2.3
0.0
Feb 22 2010
0.0
Version: 2.3
Just a comment to confirm what other reviewers here say. The earliest version of this browser worked nicely though features were few, but since the release of the 2x builds it's been unusable. I just don't get it.
Merimac
Merimac
Feb 21 2010
2.3
0.0
Feb 21 2010
0.0
Version: 2.3
Over the past few years I have attempted to download and use Shiira every time a new version appears, why? Today version 2.3 appears and again I decide to give it another shot. I like the interface and it has always looked a promising browser so I gave it another try. Again why? It just doesn't work and has always had so many problems, in 2.3 the preferences do not open and without them it is a waste of time even attempting to use this browser. The Shiira home page is so confusing and now asks you to log on to some obscure website, why do we bother? Shiira would have a strong following if only they got their act together but they never seem to be able to. Time to give up, I think so!
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