Sunrise
Sunrise
2.2.1

3.7

Sunrise free download for Mac

Sunrise2.2.1

03 May 2012

Open source Web browser especially for Web developers.

Overview

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

What's new in Sunrise

Version 2.2.1:
  • Added Russian resources
  • Fixed the crash case that occurs when selecting a local file

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63 Reviews of Sunrise

Phaleron
26 January 2009
Version: 1.7.8

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Nice to see a browser that still fits on a floppy. Compared with Safari (66MB unzipped) it's amazing it can do as much.
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$ir-M-
06 December 2012
Version: 2.2.1
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 ...
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4.5
Mr-Harley-T-Davis
06 November 2012
Version: 2.2.1
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.
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Aargl
14 September 2011
Version: 2.2.0
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.
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Aspartamemsgsuck
07 June 2010
Version: 2.1.3
I have not been able to find the Auto-resizable window... Has it been removed from this version, I wonder?
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Corpsecorps
25 May 2010
Version: 2.1.1
Broken download link. Page not found.
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Valrus
07 May 2010
Version: 2.1.1
Where the heck is the automatic window resizing?!
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Djsnickles
20 February 2010
Version: 2.0.6
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
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Web-Jive
24 November 2009
Version: 2.0.1
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.
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Djsnickles
28 September 2009
Version: 1.8.5
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.
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Igreg
13 April 2009
Version: 1.8.3
Frighteningly slow for me. I just downloaded 1.8.4 and it dragged terribly and was unusable.
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Phaleron
26 January 2009
Version: 1.7.8
Nice to see a browser that still fits on a floppy. Compared with Safari (66MB unzipped) it's amazing it can do as much.
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Southpawami
07 January 2008
Version: 1.5.7
.. 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.
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Southpawami
07 January 2008
Version: 1.5.7
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..
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Ninjaboy
05 November 2007
Version: 1.4.9
I like being able to save webpages as PDF docs - something other browsers don't support. However, I'm only getting 2-3 minutes of use out of this app before it "unexpectedly quits". -Why?
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Ajung
26 October 2007
Version: 1.4.6
Nothing of particular interest that is not available with other Firefox plugins that are much more powerful.
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MAchintrucbidule459
02 September 2007
Version: 1.3.8
the myth of working with transparency -half efficient coding -half efficient preview
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8oo8
01 September 2007
Version: 1.3.8
As I've learned, since SunriseBrowser is developed particularly for web developers, it lacks features that web developers don't really need and importing bookmarks is, apparently, one of them. Too bad, since SB is really fast......I'd like to use it but its lack of bookmark importing makes it crippled and cumbersome. It lacks other rather essential features for many of us non-developers, too, such as decent cookie control. And SB's graphic bookmarks are just not really useful for anyone but developers, I imagine. The graphic bookmarks take up quite a bit of screen real estate. Oh, and SB's forum? Yeah, there are currently nothing but about 7 pages of spam/threads containing mostly links to porno sites. I'd say that the developer is clueless about them.....he likely doesn't ever bother to even check his forum. Puzzling. Amusing, though.....heh,heh,heh.
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Sjha
01 September 2007
Version: 1.3.8
Sunrise Browser is good - but needs to have some way to import Bookmarks from Safari or other browsers. What is weird is the URL for the 'Sunrise Browser Forum'. This seems to take one to a sex site!!
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Doug-S-
21 August 2007
Version: 1.3.5
As a web designer what would make me move to this instead of browsers like Safari and Firefox would be the ability to swap render engines. Right now in order to browser-test I have to go to those different browsers. The ability to render from one browser in IE 5.5-7+, Firefox 2+, and Safari for both Mac and PC. If someone created a browser that could do that I would most happily pay for it as it'd be one of my most useful tools for web development. Also, you might want to look at FireBug and The Web Developer Toolbar for Firefox as those are the two most useful tools for development and checking your work. Personally, I don't care as much about a small, light and fast browser. Safari (the beta) runs very fast for me as it is and any extra speed you'd get out of it would be barely noticeable. Where as combining some of my most often used tools, as well as adding some never before seen, would make my life extremely easy.
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Thevzitor
20 August 2007
Version: 1.3.3
Recommended for anybody who wants a fast, sleek, efficient browser. Much progress has been done since the early versions. It's getting better and better ! Many Thanx to Atsushi.
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Jack-Daw
10 August 2007
Version: 1.1.3
I get about only 4 minutes of use out of this before it quits. Its really annoying! However this app has great potential and I would love to make more use of it. Developer - please do something about this.
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Friend
19 July 2007
Version: 1.1.3
I am a bit puzzled. The version I downloaded doesn't look anything like the screenshot. I've used this browser previously and loved the simplicity and ease it provided, but what is this. I can not for my life find any of the features that I need as a web developer, that sposed to be therer. Sorry. Goes in the trash, with sadness.
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New-User
26 March 2007
Version: 0.895
It has many useful features. But, for being developed in Xcode the interface is surprisingly cluttered and decidedly not Mac-like. Native controls (popup menus, text boxes) are eschewed in favor of odd custom-made implementations. Maybe it's just suffering from growing to far too fast. Hopefully the developer will take some time to sit back and clean up the interface. I'll keep checking it out. But in the current state, I can't stand it. I suppose really I just want Safari + useful developer add-ons.
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4.25
Threedee912
15 May 2006
Version: 0.837
I've been using this browser along with a few others for a while. It's a great little browser, with many features a web developer could use. There's a few bugs, and bookmarks and history don't really work.
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4.75
Micky1
15 May 2006
Version: 0.837
not bad at all :) and with the CSS ad-blocker from http://www.floppymoose.com/ it's quite nice to surf through the net.
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4.75
Mysteryquest
09 April 2006
Version: 0.82
Simple, nice to use and stable. Good native OS X app.
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8oo8
09 April 2006
Version: 0.82
Still no add/remove bookmark function, which all other browsers have. This is a serious deficiency of SunriseBrowser. Adding or removing bookmarks can be done but it's a rather cumbersome process of doing it via Safari, as long as Safari is set as default browser. SunriseBrowser is definitely still not ready for prime time. Shows promise, though.
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Ca
09 April 2006
Version: 0.811
It's slowing getting and better. A few things annoy me but this is a very good browser IMHO. By the way, v. 0.82 is available.
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Ca
25 March 2006
Version: 0.7994
Excellent browser! Of course, there's a lot of work left. BTW, v. 0.8 is on their website.
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Steve-R
28 February 2006
Version: 0.799
In a world where everyone seems to assume that everyone else has broadband, this browser is a godsend for those in the Outback dealing with sporadic and impossibly slow dialup connections. Thank you.
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Anonymous
29 October 2005
Version: 0.78
This is surely, undoubtly the most interesting, precise,fast, best web browser to date. WOW! Thanks!!!!!
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Anonymous
08 October 2005
Version: 0.78
Absolutely great! As usual it's not *quite* as fast as Safari, but I still love this browser! Much better (As usual) than anything made by mozilla! Congrats!
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Macmend-com
20 June 2005
Version: 0.773
another browser?!! If only the ones we had worked, sometimes I like firefox, but then it gets all a bit PC ish (after all it was made to rival IE, but mostly I just use safari. More instability and slow use is not going to help, I did use shiira for a bit then wondered why, perhaps just to make a change, why doesn't safari have a plugin programme like firefox? Then some of the facilities on this or other Safari-Like browsers could be worked in. Sometimes I want a strip down broswer, sometims one that will make the tea, sometimes one for a developer!
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4.75
Ancientyger
20 June 2005
Version: 0.773
Okay.... Omniweb, Safari, Shiira, Sunrise... who could ask for anything more.... really, other browsers aren't up to these.... even camino, mozilla, firefox... this is just browse, author go! great! this, i think, is the fastest. even faster than Shiira. sometimes i click and the site is loaded. wow. and that's with no cache follks.... not always that fast but, ,usually, which is impressive. the way the sites scale... that's great! i'm very impressed. As far as very helpful normal browsing.. the KHTML browsers are best... Sunrise, Shiira and Omniweb are sweeeet. Safari gets better with extra add ons... this is a good addition to the OSX browser bunch. yeah... i want this one on my dock too!! why not? it's my mac! i want great browsing... stable browsing (uh oh OW.. stability has to get better..) and powerful browsing! yes! this.. is a powerful browser... needs services though like Omniweb, and Camino!
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Anonymous
19 June 2005
Version: 0.773
I'm sure this software is super smashing and all that, but seriously, does the world actually NEED another browser? or am I missing something here..
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Anonymous
18 May 2005
Version: 0.743
This icon may be the most ugly icon i have ever seen, im embaressed to have it on my desktop. The program looks very nice, and the icon doesn't relate to it at all.
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Anonymous
03 May 2005
Version: 0.74
This browser is definitely still a work in progress - it loads pages quite slowly, and crashes occasionally. However, it's the only browser I've seen that allows you to download media files without additional hassles or crashing on every other download, and this browser is worth keeping around just for that.
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Anonymous
27 April 2005
Version: 0.737
Ridiculously slow, seriously what does this offer people? Free is not an excuse.
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Anonymous
26 April 2005
Version: 0.732
The problem is that resizing this window to 800x600 or whatever doesn't actually show you how your web page looks on an 800x600 display. The size of the menu bar and normal window title bar have to be allowed for, nd not only doesn't this do hat, it uses a non-standard (and HIG-violating) artificial "panel" style title bar to further increase the difference between a real small screen and its emulation thereof. So, it's a cute trick, but not actually useful.
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4.25
Anonymous
25 April 2005
Version: 0.732
Great potential. Very interesting!
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Anonymous
08 April 2005
Version: 0.718
Has potential. I like the quick bigsmall page resizing. Has issues with high resolutions and dual display setups. On my second monitor I can't put the window above where the menu bar would be unless I click full screen or full height. When the window is resized beyond 800 pixels tall, the backgound color falls below the bars at the top resulting in a very unreadable control bar.
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Anonymous
07 April 2005
Version: 0.718
Regarding the evaluation of screen sizes, I find SmallScreenX 2.2 to be an excellent solution. http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/10628
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Anonymous
07 April 2005
Version: 0.715
oh yes! Nice.... so Nice ... first time used, downloaded, started up, no complications, easy as.... and forthose wondering what a 640 vs 1024 looks like ... this shows you the way... especially if you are on a large monitor... I like it... alot!
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Anonymous
07 April 2005
Version: 0.715
WOW! I love Safari, but SunriseBrowser is in a league of it's own. Transparent web-pages are great on a small screen and are just as handy as tabs! I opened it up and practically dragged it into the dock. Transparency Pageshot (Writes to PDF without going into Print) Favicons are saved with local url links. Will open the url in your default browser! (command-e) I'm going to recommend this to my mates asap, Opensource strikes again! Kudos to the developer! ????
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4.5
Anonymous
06 April 2005
Version: 0.715
Sweet! I have a few small suggestions: 1) make it so that you do not have to type "www" - right now it searches google if you don't. 2) When a website is loaded, have it highlight the URL address. 3) Make the top bar a bit bigger with bigger text. 4) Have changing text size to more than 2 sizes from the toolbar. I really think that this browser could become somewhat popular. Very light and easy to use.
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5
Anonymous
06 April 2005
Version: 0.715
It's nice to see an alternative that is lightweight (yet with full functionality).. Keep it up..
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3.75
Anonymous
04 April 2005
Version: 0.713
That's a really nice browser. Small and fast.
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4.75
Anonymous
04 April 2005
Version: 0.713
Cool! i never had a translucent web browser! i like changing tne opacity! Cool
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Anonymous
03 April 2005
Version: 0.711
I'm waiting for the developer to add "Fixed: follows Mac's HIG instead of using a fake panel for the main window".
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Anonymous
02 April 2005
Version: 0.711
Very handy for developers -- it's main purpose. I use it for that sometimes, but often just use the RESIZE link using some javascript that will resize the browser. Just create a new link in Safari/IE/FireFox/OmniWeb and add this code the the URL part. javascript:x=prompt(%22Width?%5Cn%5Cn(Return=800)%22);y=prompt(%22Height?%5Cn%5Cn(Return=600)%22);if(x.length==0)%7Bx=800%7D;if(y.length==0)%7By=600%7D;window.resizeTo(x,y); That said, SunriseBrowser offers far more than mere resizing.
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Anonymous
02 April 2005
Version: 0.711
I believe that this browser has a great future, it's very unique, although it still needs a little cleaning up. He should organize the menus, or better yet make them available in a unique page sort of like a bookmarks page. This is an excellent browser for web developers and the fact that it is open source makes it even greater. Many people have complained about the interface, I agree with them, although I do believe that you should stick with the unique look, once again just clean it up a little bit. Good browser, I believe it has the potential to overtake Firefox, if he had a version that was for regular websurfers.
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4.25
Leo of BORG
30 March 2005
Version: 0.708
*Sigh* This is a browser for web designers, not for end users. As a Powerbook user, I appreciate the author stealing the 'Pro Controls' from DVD Studio Pro, Final Cut, etal. This was the right choice. I'd like to see an -option- for tag coloring in the Source Code [like SafariSource], as well as cleaning up the menu and perhaps allowing some of the debug features from Safari / WebKit by default (in the Debug menu, of course). I'd also like to see Gecko integration, as that would give us users -some- access to more Windowslike UI (yeah, I know, YUCK, but that's the world).
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4.25
Anonymous
30 March 2005
Version: 0.708
good app, with an original look, and some unusual features. that's rock.
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Anonymous
29 March 2005
Version: 0.705
- Poorly designed non-standard interface. - Uses custom window design for no good reason. - Tons of non-essential extras in the menus, too many menus. + The window resize feature. Though websites should be designed to be resizable, not for a specific resolution. + At least they attempted it at all. Overall, there wasn't any compelling reason to use this WebKit wrapper over Safari, or any other browser. If you want to check the rendering of your site you're going to have to check it across several browsers anyway. If they... * cleaned up the interface * added tabs * included Gecko, with an option to switch between Gecko/WebKit on the fly, per page Then there would be something significant there. It would make it alot easier to compare rendering between Gecko/WebKit. No need to run two browsers! At least they tried. It can only get better. Note: Gecko is the Mozilla/FireFox/Camino rendering engine.
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Anonymous
29 March 2005
Version: 0.705
0.705 says "corrected: interface" but I can't see any difference. Still using a pseudopanel.
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4.5
Anonymous
28 March 2005
Version: 0.7
interesting browser for a v.0.7. Tiny and fast! But I have to agree with the others here, I wish it used a standard UI window instead of the weird panel looking thing, interesting "different" features, but as far as features geared towards developers, I think Firefox + developer extensions is way more powerful...
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4.25
Anonymous
28 March 2005
Version: 0.7
I like this browser and I'll make sure to follow its development. like everyone else said, it is missing some important things like tabbed browsing and auto filling the url-- you can't even skip the "http://" or you'll end up with a japenese-ish google search. I also wish you could move the status bar from the top to the bottom-- if you want it up there that is your prerogetive, but it kind of clutters things for me. but that isnt to say this isnt an interesting addition to the browser wars; it is sleek, fast, and has some neat things happening-- transparent windows is an interesting feature for example.
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3.75
Anonymous
28 March 2005
Version: 0.7
This is an amazing! For 423kb packs an amazing feature set and does what it sets out to do for web devolopers! I don't believe it was designed to replace any of the big bad browsers out there but it does what it is designed to do very well...
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Anonymous
28 March 2005
Version: 0.7
The one thing that mystifies me is why the author decided to use panel-style main windows. The panel style is supposed to be used for secondary windows that are only displayed when their primary has focus... making the primary a panel breaks a useful GUI "cue" in Mac OS X.
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4.25
qwerasdf
28 March 2005
Version: 0.7
It's quite good, but it needs some new features before it becomes my default browser. Things I'm looking for are; tabbed browsing, correct spelling errors, customizable toolbar, etc. By the way, I like the interface. Original and stylish.
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4.75
Anonymous
28 March 2005
Version: 0.7
Looking good, but still missing some standard features like tabbed browsing and auto-fullfill URI. But men, it is free and worth a look! (http://holzblog.macrules.de/index.php?id=P1080) I like the menu-bar-item, which shows the window in several screen-sizes, such as 640, 800 or 1024 :-) And, one more thing, it ist running very stable with my G5 on Mac OS X 10.3.8.
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4.25
Anonymous
28 March 2005
Version: 0.7
it's work, it's good. An intelligent piece of software. With an ugly interface! :P
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Anonymous
28 March 2005
Version: 0.7
I have three words for this developer: HUMAN INTERFACE GUIDELINES oh, and the Google feature should map the user's default language to a Google language code instead of always using Japanese.
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