surfDude
surfDude
0.4

4.2

surfDude free download for Mac

surfDude

0.4
01 August 2006

WebKit-based Web browser.

Overview

surfDude is a very fast, very small WebKit-based Web browser. It's currently in early development but can already perform most browsing tasks quite admirably. It currently supports the following:
  • Multiple windows
  • External links (links in Mail.app, etc)
  • Web icons
  • Google searches
  • Pop-up blocking
  • Banner ad blocking
  • Downloads [Temporarily Broken]
  • and more.

It uses nothing but standard system elements and is very theme-saavy - This means if you apply a theme to your system in ShapeShifter or another theme program, surfDude will automatically match without any extra work by the themer or user.

What's new in surfDude

Version 0.4:
  • Icons in search field menu and user agent menu.
  • Optional home button and corresponding menu item.
  • New icon.
  • Interface options split into its own preference pane and partially redesigned.
  • Opacity slider in the Interface preference panel now has a minimum of 0.2 to prevent windows from completely vanishing when inactive.
  • Slightly better support for "https://" URLs.
  • "ftp://" links and URLs should now be forwarded to your default FTP client.
  • Stripped some dead code, cleaned up active code.
  • Preliminary work on the bookmarks menu started.
Bug fixes:
  • External links (links in Mail.app etc) should now open in surfDude when clicked if surfDude is the default browser.
  • Links in pages that open new windows should now do so.
  • "Open in New Window" in link contextual menu now functional.
  • Status bar text should now act more consistantly and more as expected.

18 surfDude Reviews

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Anonymous
02 August 2005

Most helpful

Looks good so far. Has a way to go though. Needs more features, such as bookmarks, tabs, ad blocking and pop-up blocking etc. If you make them look part of the toolbar, and a lot smaller I would start using this instead of safari, just because of the more simplistic look and feel. Renders pages well. Looking good!
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Version 0.1a4
Carzymac
10 August 2006
The browsing was very fast and the interface ran smoothly. Like the brushed metal/aqua interface options. I found that it would unexpectedly quit on occasion and there dosent seem to be a way to download files from and http source. But otherwise this is the best browser I've seen.
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Version 0.4
schmelding
01 August 2006
Why? It's easy to create you own minimal Safari interface by turning various features off. So what's the point of this?
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Version 0.4
2 answer(s)
iindigo
iindigo
01 August 2006
Because even though you can turn those features off, the bloat/clutter from them even being present is still there. On top of that, there are a few options that surfDude offers that Safari doesnt, and if you actually read the description, it uses fully native widgets (buttons etc.) that allow system themes to work even if the theme's creator didn't add buttons for it. It also happens to be my hobby/side project. I saw no harm in releasing it to the public, and people seem to like it, so...
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Version 0.4
iindigo
iindigo
01 August 2006
Because even though you can turn those features off, the bloat/clutter from them even being present is still there. On top of that, there are a few options that surfDude offers that Safari doesnt, and if you actually read the description, it uses fully native widgets (buttons etc.) that allow system themes to work even if the theme's creator didn't add buttons for it. It also happens to be my hobby/side project. I saw no harm in releasing it to the public, and people seem to like it, so...
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Version 0.4
Osxrulz
15 July 2006
At 732k, I doubt it's using its own WebKit. Fast browser. As others have noted it needs some standard features like bookmarks. Tabs, while convenient are hardly a necessity. Keep up the good work.
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Version 0.2
1 answer(s)
St00pid-M0nk3y
St00pid-M0nk3y
28 July 2006
Tabs aren't a necessity? o_0
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Version 0.3
St00pid-M0nk3y
14 July 2006
Tabs! AHHHHHHH! And BOOKMARKS! NEED BOTH! Also, a lot of sites recognize surfDude as an outdated browser. Maybe you should update the webkit you're using or something. And sites like LiveJournal or Gmail that use Rich Text formatting don't load so you can only type in plain text, which sucks. But it's still a ridiculously fast browser.
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Version 0.2
Appledogx
14 July 2006
Faster than any browser I've used, but won't load some pages. Still needs bookmarks. Lots of promise!
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Version 0.2
St00pid-M0nk3y
09 July 2006
Hmm...with some of the sites I go to that require secure log-ins, they recognize surfDude as an outdated browser. And Gmail automatically goes to HTML mode. I don't mind these little things. For all the important stuff I'll just use Camino, but tabs would be a great new feature for this app. This is such a fast little browser I can't even believe it.
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Version 0.1a6
St00pid-M0nk3y
09 July 2006
This is quite possibly the fastest browser I've ever used. If I just want to browse quickly, I'll just use this from now on. It could use more features like bookmarks and such, but for the ridiculous speed, I'm fine with just browsing. Pretty awesome.
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Version 0.1a6
Anonymous
18 October 2005
Fastest web browser ever. However, no multi-tab support and boomarks :(
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Version 0.1a6
Anonymous
08 October 2005
Unfortunatly, I have seen far too many browsers like this. It is evident that the author of this browser has put in more effort than most of the "webkit" browser makers, but it's still not quite up to scratch.
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Version 0.1a6
wackymacs
02 September 2005
This is a great small browser, with a similar interface to Safari but with the unified window look, greeeat! With history, downloads, back/forward, and loads of other features I really like this minimal browser.
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Version 0.1a6
Free

4.2

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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