Sunrise
Sunrise 2.2.1
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Sunrise (was SunriseBrowser) is a Web browser for Web developers. This software is developed with Cocoa/Objective-C by Xcode, and uses the same KHTML rendering engine as Safari. This is light, space-saving and gives the functions for Web developers.

  • Auto-resizable window (640,800,1024,fullscreen fullheight)
  • Transparent window (both Web page window & source window)
  • Able to create PDF file from Web page
  • Draw URL string on the screen
  • URL copy command (page title copy)
  • Icon of the Web site is able to save
  • URL input field & Web searching field share
What's New
Version 2.2.1:
  • Added Russian resources (Thanks, Vasiliy Makarov)
  • Fixed the crash case that occurs when selecting a local file.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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Mr.-Harley-T.-Davis reviewed on 06 Nov 2012
It's the SAFARI of the past for simplicity, and speed. Plus, the dev features can be useful for anybody, not just dev. When my 80 year old parents see something online they can snapshot. Great. Now you've made them more annoying because I get twice the email from them. But it's the good kind of annoying. Faster, cache control, not a memory hog... ...It's my new browser, and my parents like it too. Good work. It's highly functional, but beware, there are some sites that do not conform to even modern standards (which are usually wider than the old standards). If a site doesn't display well in this app, it'll be very slow in others, but viewable. This was meant to be simple, and for the most part, is extremely compatible. But all apps have limits, don't forget that. Programmers aren't GOD, they can't think of every possible thing all the time. As such, this one did a darn fine job of catching most of it. A decent app for those on the go.
[Version 2.2.1]


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Aargl commented on 14 Sep 2011
Latest version doesn't support ppc anymore (though it's not stated neither on the dev's site).
Until now, it was the fastest browser I've tried.
Because I'm not a developper, and because it has nothing really high-level regarding bookmarks, I'm using it exclusively to view videos on specific sites that doesn't display too well on other browsers.
[Version 2.2.0]

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Aargl replied on 03 May 2012
Same remark about 2.2.1: not PPC!
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Aspartamemsgsuck commented on 07 Jun 2010
I have not been able to find the Auto-resizable window... Has it been removed from this version, I wonder?
[Version 2.1.3]


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Djsnickles reviewed on 19 Feb 2010
just tried out the latest version 2.0.6

i can't get sunrise to load my development server: http://localhost:9001
no combination works, it just keeps searching google for 'localhost:9001'

as such, i can't really use it for web development
[Version 2.0.6]

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Erick Wong replied on 06 Apr 2010
You said you tried every combination, but here's a simple solution that works: just add a single period to the end of localhost, i.e "localhost.:9001".
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Stephenej replied on 28 Aug 2011
You could also try 127.0.0.1:9001
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Web-Jive commented on 24 Nov 2009
This would be a good web devs browser if it used the latest webkit inspector. Saying this is great for web development without this is a bit overstated.
[Version 2.0.1]


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Djsnickles reviewed on 27 Sep 2009
this app is great for webdev. it has a couple bugs, and is missing some features, but it not a memory hog like safari and firefox.

bugs:
* random constant dialog box popping up that says "the file could not be found", or something to that effect
* occasional crashes
* window resizing is slow; i suspect because of the transparency toggle. i can live with it
* you have to press apple _shift_ + , to scale text larger
* typing "localhost:3000" into the url field searches google for "localhost:3000"; i have to type 'http://' everytime i want to go to a site. that's dumb. provide a toggle or something!

missing features:
* middle button click to open a new tab doesn't work, but apple click does
* tabs don't open in the background
* shiira can read safari's bookmarks without importing them; it would be nice if sunrise did the same
* right click on dock icon should include "new window" function
* right click adblock, like firefox?
* whitelist popup blocker (as in, allow localhost for webdev, and nobody else)

good points:
* small buttons and interface is awesome. keep with that!
* clicktoflash seems to work with sunrise as well. cool!
* fast! focuses on rendering html. i like it.
[Version 1.8.5]

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Djsnickles replied on 28 Sep 2009
forgot one: as this app is for web developers, add an "inspect element" option!
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Djsnickles commented on 28 Sep 2009
ok, this is weird. after trying to report a bug with sunrise's bug reporter, sunrise asked me many, many times to use confidential information in my keychain. i have no idea why it needs access to password info from my keychain for a bug report, nor why it asked so many times…makes you a little uneasy. i'm holding off on sunrise for now.
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iGreg reviewed on 13 Apr 2009
Frighteningly slow for me. I just downloaded 1.8.4 and it dragged terribly and was unusable.
[Version 1.8.3]


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Phaleron commented on 26 Jan 2009
Nice to see a browser that still fits on a floppy. Compared with Safari (66MB unzipped) it's amazing it can do as much.
[Version 1.7.8]

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ThreeDee912 replied on 13 Apr 2009
That's mainly because it uses the same rendering engine as Safari. It takes the system's WebKit (the Safari backend) and uses it to display it's pages. The 1MB is mainly only the new GUI wrapped around it.
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southpawami reviewed on 07 Jan 2008
.. just to give an actual review..

Sunrise becomes useful to me after turning the homepage to http://www.google.com , and making the bookmark images as small as they can go.

Due to a lack of submenus of bookmarks in the Bookmark menu which is unlike virtually every other browser out there, including Firefox, Sunrise excels at about 7 to 8 bookmarks on a newer widescreen MacBook(consumer). The bookmarks being images and offering color coded labels makes an instant recognition not found with submenu bookmarks.

In light of their bookmarks... which is their strength and their weakness, Sunrise would be quite a bit more useful on a variety of systems if they would allow choosing *which* bookmarks out of all your bookmarks are images, and keeping the rest of the bookmarks in a submenu system in the Bookmark menu. Also, an optionally viewed one line of bookmarks below the url address bar would be welcome.

The other issue, is the 12 tab issue on any old new MacBook(consumer w/somewhat shrunk Dock on the right or left of the screen instead of bottom). After 12 tabs, their is no arrow for a submenu that allows selection of the extra tabs. This is.. annoying. To most people this issue is nonexistent. To the average person that loves trying the newest browsers, this is a feature flaw.

And the third issue, is the no 'load in background tab' feature on right clicking a link. Every time you tell Sunrise to open a link in a new tab, Sunrise *selects* that tab as the current tab. This is a horrible thing if you want to research 10 different pages through Google really quick... you'd simply Google your search, then click each link you wanted to view to open up in a background tab, all the while staying on the same Google search. When you made all your selections, taking only a few seconds if you have a background tab feature, you could then look at each tab that opened in the background.

And... it would be nice if Sunrise added a menu option in the Sunrise menu to Clear All Cache instead of having to visit the Preferences menu.

Prior to 1.5.8, Sunrise seemed to be a little slow on the Acid2 test, which it nows seems to pass as if it were sleeping.

Stability is not Sunrise's strong point, as it's crashed on me a few times too many. However, as of this review, version 1.5.8 hasn't crashed yet.

Strange Yahoo issues like problems moving from Mail to Notes which are plaguing the Opera 9.25 right now, are non-existent in Sunrise 1.5.8

As usual, when a browser is interpreting to standards, many webpages sometimes look hideous, due to simple markup errors on the person responsible(though simple, can sometimes be crazy tough to figure out). So, odd looking webpages are probably not really Sunrise fault.. as I've become confident enough in Sunrise that it is usually more the author than Sunrise(most likely there are exceptions here).

So, by and large... Sunrise is the fastest loading web browser for Tiger that I know I can depend on to be useful and functional to what I commonly need.
[Version 1.5.7]


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southpawami commented on 07 Jan 2008
When ya just want some quick surfing... get something done kind of thing, Sunrise is just the ticket.

For example, checking mail, or studying kana, or drilling kanji online, Sunrise can't be beat because it's often faster loading websites and often faster loading up than other web browsers like Opera, Firefox, or Safari inside of Tiger.

It's a similar way with Tiger verse Leopard right now. If you need to get something done, chose Tiger, if you want to experiment, choose Leopard.(got both OSs on two separate partitions right now.)

For website testing, obviously finals *should* be tested through major webrowsers, like Firefox/Safari/IE6/IE7/Opera. At least one browser should pass Acid2 testing, which Sunrise 1.5.8 on my system seems to do easily. So... yes.. Sunrise actually could be used for creation stages of websites... maybe..
[Version 1.5.7]


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$ir M. had trouble on 06 Dec 2012
Gotta love Sunrise! However, I just noticed that it seems to be eating my bookmarks: letting me (think I'm) adding more, but then only displaying/being able to access ~18 of them! Since the homepage moved to code.google.com, I can find nowhere else to ask whether this is a bug or perhaps only a problem on my machine. Anyhow, Sunrise is still great ...
[Version 2.2.1]


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Corpsecorps had trouble on 24 May 2010
Broken download link. Page not found.
[Version 2.1.1]


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Valrus had trouble on 07 May 2010
Where the heck is the automatic window resizing?!
[Version 2.1.1]



hans789 rated on 23 Jan 2012

[Version 2.2.0]


Downloads:63,817
Version Downloads:4,135
Type:Internet : Browsers
License:Free
Date:03 May 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Sunrise (was SunriseBrowser) is a Web browser for Web developers. This software is developed with Cocoa/Objective-C by Xcode, and uses the same KHTML rendering engine as Safari. This is light, space-saving and gives the functions for Web developers.

  • Auto-resizable window (640,800,1024,fullscreen fullheight)
  • Transparent window (both Web page window & source window)
  • Able to create PDF file from Web page
  • Draw URL string on the screen
  • URL copy command (page title copy)
  • Icon of the Web site is able to save
  • URL input field & Web searching field share the field
  • URL specified downloader


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