Lightning Web Browser
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Minimalist Web browser based on Webkit.   Commercial ($1.99)
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Lightning Web Browser is a minimalist Web browser designed with one thing in mind - speed!

Based on Webkit (the core of the Safari Chrome browsers), instead of unloading browsed pages as you navigate, Lightning Web Browser stores a buffer of many WebBrowser objects in memory. This allows you to return to a previously viewed page instantaneously without having to wait for it to reload. This simple optimisation makes a huge difference to your browsing experience.

URL's (starting with http://) or search items can be entered into the search field. For search
What's New
Version 3.1:

New:

  • Recent history is now fully searchable from the address bar.
  • A high visibility reader forming a highspeed alternative to all that site "chrome".
  • A site analyser showing all web traffic which can be used to block tracking sites.
  • A site watcher notifying you when any web site/blog you select has changed.
  • An automatic, realtime RSS feed follower.
  • Unique "Split Screen" side-by-side view.
  • Automated import of Safari Bookmarks.
Notes:
  • Scan the new tooltips for each button on the interface to catch up on the new functionality.
  • If grey isn't your thing you can now set transparent colours for the title bar.

Version 3.1:

New:

  • Recent history is now fully searchable from the address bar.
  • A high visibility reader forming a highspeed alternative to all that site "chrome".
  • A site analyser showing all web traffic which can be used to block tracking sites.
  • A site watcher notifying you when any web site/blog you select has changed.
  • An automatic, more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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Lightning Web Brow... User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Nuttawut reviewed on 20 Feb 2014
Love this web browser. Clean simple a nd fast.
[Version 3.0]


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Mac007 commented on 17 Oct 2011
Well that certainly didn't last long. Wonder what happened?
[Version 2.0.2]


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Ninja-Boy commented on 03 Mar 2011
So, I've been hunting for a download link for the last 20 minutes and can't, for the life of me, find one. Where do I download this? Went to the App Store, but I'm just travelling around in a loop, returning to the same page of adverts again and again .., and again ...
[Version 1.4.2]

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Mgpalma replied on 07 Jun 2011
I clicked on the Download Now button above and it launched the App Store app and downloaded, so not sure why you are unable to get it...maybe you have by now?
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Monkeyjunkey rated on 26 May 2012

[Version 2.1]



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widethtripp rated on 10 Nov 2011

[Version 2.0.2]



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Majesty30 rated on 06 Mar 2011

[Version 1.4.2]



+7

Bonzo333 rated on 01 Mar 2011

[Version 1.4.2]



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Tmch rated on 14 Feb 2011

[Version 1.3.2]


Downloads:3,064
Version Downloads:117
Type:Internet : Browsers
License:Commercial
Date:17 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $1.99
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Lightning Web Browser is a minimalist Web browser designed with one thing in mind - speed!

Based on Webkit (the core of the Safari Chrome browsers), instead of unloading browsed pages as you navigate, Lightning Web Browser stores a buffer of many WebBrowser objects in memory. This allows you to return to a previously viewed page instantaneously without having to wait for it to reload. This simple optimisation makes a huge difference to your browsing experience.

URL's (starting with http://) or search items can be entered into the search field. For search terms, select the stite you wish to search on the popup list at the right hand side. Use command-left and command-right arrow keys to navigate between pages or the usual touchpad swipe gestures. With "Lightning Web Browser Lookup" service enabled you can select text in any application and search for it by typing command-@.

Features:
  • History and Bookmarks are HTML pages themselves containing an (optional) snapshot of the page when it was last viewed as you hover the mouse over it.
  • The Bookmarks page is WSYWIG editable in order to be able to "arrange" them and can set to be your home page. Use "Save Changes" menu item to make the changes permanent.
  • Lightning Web Browser now supports any number of open tabs and windows.
  • Zoom into a page using pinch gestures or the slider at the top right.
  • Realtime control over whether Flash content is displayed on a page.
  • Realtime control over whether cookies are being stored.
Lightning Web Browser may not quite be the most richly featured browser but from the look of the reviews it may just be the fastest!


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