NightShift
NightShift
1.6

4.8

NightShift free download for Mac

NightShift

1.6
30 June 2007

Auto-download Safari WebKit engine updates.

Overview

NightShift automatically downloads and updates WebKit, the Safari HTML rendering engine, to the latest nightly version. No user intervention is required, everything is fully automated.

  • Downloads WebKit nightly build from Web server
  • Mounts the disk image
  • Creates a backup of the previous version on disk
  • Copies the new nightly build to its default location
  • Launches the new version of WebKit
  • Option to undo latest install and revert to last version
  • Option to show the change log for past week

What's new in NightShift

Version 1.6:
  • Downloads the new numbered nightlies
  • Removed the change log option (use the RSS feed instead)

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17 NightShift Reviews

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Anonymous
03 July 2005

Most helpful

Seems to work fine. Much easier and faster than downloading source via CVS and building it locally. The nightly builds of WebKit don't seem to render the Acid2 test perfectly (compared to the reference) but they do get it much better than the OEM WebKit v412. I assume other websites are rendered more accurately as well.
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Version 1.0
Desterwallaboo
31 August 2009
There is a an issue with 10.6 Snow Leopard and NightShift.... it will download Webkit builds fine, but it is unable to overwrite the old version of Webkit. It keeps getting Applescript errors.
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Version 1.6
Thajeztah
04 February 2009
Now that recent webkit builds have an update-feature built-in, I will no longer be using Nightshift. However, having used this program for the last couple of years I decided to post a 5 star rating to thank the developer of this small, handy application. Much appreciated!
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Version 1.6
Brentrn
22 April 2008
The Webkit URL preference within NightShift needs to be changed to: http://nightly.webkit.org/builds/latest/mac It works great after making this change
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Version 1.6
Satcomer
18 March 2008
Application works great at getting the latest WebKit.
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Version 1.6
Lactoso
12 June 2007
Anyone know where I can get a copy of this? The developer's website has exceeded their alloted bandwidth. :-(
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Version 1.5
Koodough
08 January 2007
Umm? Is NightShift not suppose to have any windows at all. On start up the application doesn't do anything. I don't get a window and the read me from the help menu won't work. I download another NightShift 1.5 and I still get the same results. I'm running a Powerbook Ti 1 Ghz OS X 10.4.8 I went though the read me that was with the app and I still can't get the window I see from the screenshots. NOTE: I can get the window File>About NightShift to work.
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Version 1.5
Anonymous
01 November 2005
Installed and works without a problem even though it's stated that it requires OS 10.4 or greater and my OS is 10.3.9
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Version 1.3
Anonymous
17 October 2005
Tried to run 1.2.1, but it stalled on the last step (installing the nightly build) with an applescript error "Volumes://.app not found." Located a copy of 1.2.0 on the dev's website, and it seems to run fine. I'll stick with that till the problem's resolved. I'm using latest everything (OS, equipment, etc). As for the product itself, I can't really tell that much difference from the stock Safari but the pages do seem to load a bit speedier, which is nice. For those who don't mind being on the bleeding edge (and taking a chance that a bad nightly could cause browsing issues), this is really quite handy.
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Version 1.2.1
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Anonymous
Anonymous
18 October 2005
This error pops up if the text fields for disk and application names in the preferences panel are empty. Click on Get URL and select the WebKit version you want. This will also fill in the proper disk and app names.
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Version 1.2.1
Anonymous
17 October 2005
webkit won't launch for me. it bounces in the dock and never gets launched. Anybody know why???
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Version 1.2.1
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Anonymous
Anonymous
17 October 2005
I've had the same problem for a while now - I have some 'extras' on my Safari like Saft and SafariStand which *may* be the problem, if WebKit is trying to load them - haven't disabed them to test that theory yet though. Please post if you figure something out on your end.
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Version 1.2.1
Anonymous
04 September 2005
So far, so good. These nightly builds actually render pages better and seem to make Safari run better. Kudos to the Nightshift team.
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Version 1.1
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later

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