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surfDude Reviews

0.4
01 August 2006

WebKit-based Web browser.

Anonymous
02 August 2005

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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

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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
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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
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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
Anonymous
24 August 2005
Surf dude is a excellent light weight browser. I have at least five browsers at my finger tips, however surfdude happens to be my favorite,because it is very user friendly. It seems to run smoother and load faster web pages than my other browsers. It's a great choice for quick surfing.
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Version 0.1a6
Anonymous
21 August 2005
Even though it is an alpha, the ability for the program to save the window size and positions should be a first thought...
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Version 0.1a6
iindigo
21 August 2005
Hey guys, thanks for letting me know about the broken link. It should now download fine. Thanks again! John Wells
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Version 0.1a6
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qwerasdf
qwerasdf
21 August 2005
Excellent, the link works fine now. Thanks a lot for your hard work.
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Version 0.1a6
Anonymous
21 August 2005
The link for downloading version a6 doesn't work, either from here or the developer's website.
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Version 0.1a6
Anonymous
19 August 2005
It's just an alpha, people, I am sure numerous and even extraneous and esoteric features are coming. I DO trust a name change will be in order as well? Unless your target market is Florida and California. Giggle
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Version 0.1a5
Anonymous
19 August 2005
I love the way this application is heading. The only two things I would like added are tabs and some sort of sogudi like support to customize search hotkeys. Also, I suppose bookmarks and a bookmarks bar would be handy. Perhaps this app could just share Safari's bookmarks? Other than that, fantastic job Mr. Wells.
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Version 0.1a5
Anonymous
19 August 2005
I like the footprint. Keep going and get bookmarks and a pop-up blocker in.
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Version 0.1a5
Anonymous
02 August 2005
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