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Roccat Browser
Roccat Browser
8.5
3.4
0.0
Roccat Browser free download for Mac

Roccat Browser for Mac8.5

15 March 2019

Fast Web browser with a variety of features.

What is Roccat Browser for Mac

Roccat Browser is an fast and powerful browser.

Features:
  • VisiTabs which gives a preview of the Web site in the tab.
  • Navigate Launchers- assign letters or words to navigate to Web pages, there are already many preloaded ones
  • Ad-Remover built within the engine
  • Great internal engine effects, purple glows on inputs, hold down on text field for 5 seconds for them to enlarge.
  • Email-Previewer; tells you when a link is an email link and tells you the link
  • Change User Agents- View sites which need other browser, view Apple's videos which require Safari etc...
  • A choice of VisiTabs, normal tabs, or both, a bookmarks bar which fully supports bookmarklets
  • Downloads files and programs really easily and quickly
  • Gets 100/100 in the Acid3 test
  • New Download Manager, and now has fullscreen mode
  • Lovebyt.es integration for instant URL shortening.
  • Undercover browsing
  • Social page sharing / online email sharing
  • eBuddy Widget (chat with your Facebook, MSN, Yahoo Messenger, ICQ, and AIM friends, no matter what tab you are on)
  • English, French, and German localization
  • Ability to import Bookmarks
  • OS X 10.7 Lion fullscreen support
  • Roccat Munch cookie management
  • Auto reloader (5, 10, 15, or 30 seconds)
  • The amazing RClouds (beta) which allows you to backup your settings, open tabs, imported bookmarks, bookmarks, navigate launchers, history, and much more. RClouds allows you to restore your backups to any Mac so your browsing session can be anywhere you want it to be!
  • RClouds Reset allows you to reset your browser to factory settings (especially useful when you've restored your data to a public computer.
  • Cinnamon on the RClouds now means faster updating, as it intelligently looks for the servers with the least traffic.
  • We have even purchased the rights of exclusivity with lovebyt.es so now only Roccat users can use the service!

Why not try Cookie Stumbler to manage Roccat's cookies in the most secure way?

What's new in Roccat Browser

Version 8.5:
  • Fixed various FusedBar bugs
  • Fixed the versioning bug causing Roccat to show the wrong version number in 8.4

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Design
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What needs improvements

User Experience
Bug fixing

Roccat Browser qualities

Value
1.0
Ease of use
1.0
Features
2.0
Reliability
1.0
Customer support
1.0
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nicolaiwhited
nicolaiwhited
Nov 27 2020
8.5
5.0
Nov 27 2020
5.0
Version: 8.5
Looks like web browser for inklings. A Splatoon fan loves this browser.
templestudios
templestudios
Feb 13 2019
8.3
0.5
Feb 13 2019
0.5
Version: 8.3
I am running OS X 10.6.3 on a MacBookPro with an Intel Core i5, 2.4 GHz, on a fresh install of 10.6.3. Roccat 8.5 does not work. There is no window showing, user agent dows not work, main browsing does not work. Roccat does not connect to the internet. Some drop down menus drop down, but that is all they do. This software does not work on my laptop. As of this date, Roccat 8.5 is a waste of time. Do not download this software, and basically, don't waste your time with this. If you do, you'll regret it. As roccat
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Jul 10 2018
8.2
0.0
Jul 10 2018
0.0
Version: 8.2
The MacUpdate download link incorrectly gives version 8.1 (not 8.2). Upon opening, Roccat v8.1 can proceed to updating itself.
headgap
headgap
Jul 9 2018
8.1
5.0
Jul 9 2018
5.0
Version: 8.1
Roccat does exactly what I expected. It works in old OS versions so that you know longer see that YOU ARE NOT WORTHY to use our website crap. I run it on Leopard on an old PPC G5 and I also use it on my Mac Mini running Mavericks. It does great on YouTube playback. What is really amazing to me though is the speed. I have had no issues with it and have it installed it on dozens of systems. I recommend it highly, especially for older systems.
Sleek
Sleek
Jun 22 2018
8.1
0.5
Jun 22 2018
0.5
Version: 8.1
Most suckey Web Browser i have used, stupid Browser does not connect anywhere,, every time it keeps on giving error.
George6
George6
Jun 14 2018
8.1
1.0
Jun 14 2018
1.0
Version: 8.1
"Roccat wants to use your Contacts"? Seriously? Deleted.
THEE:LEE
THEE:LEE
Jun 12 2018
8.0
5.0
Jun 12 2018
5.0
Version: 8.0
Still my fave browser, Roccat 8 brings nothing new to Roccat, but considering how much awesome Roccat 7 brought that really doesn't matter. Roccat 8 focuses on performance and improvements to existing functionality. While I never noticed performance being an issue in 7 I appreciate the efforts and can definitely notice the difference. I just hope Apple can do an equally good job with their promised performance improvements in iOS12!
Opsono
Opsono
Jul 9 2017
7.4
0.5
Jul 9 2017
0.5
Version: 7.4
Not much.... fails to boot at all, usually. I think I had it up for about a second, once.
Poetry
Poetry
Jun 25 2017
7.3
4.0
Jun 25 2017
4.0
Version: 7.3
Roccat has great promise, but I'm not able to import Firefox bookmarks.
Tried twice and got an ever spinning beach and had to force quit.
I’m on OSX 10.9.5 Mavericks.

Can anyone help?
Thinking-Differently
Thinking-Differently
Mar 23 2017
7.1
5.0
Mar 23 2017
5.0
Version: 7.1
What I find outstanding, and worthy of notice, is that this developer is able to continue to support 10.5 Leopard on both PowerPC and Intel, as well as run on the later OSes. This feat must be a tribute to their unusual skill level.
AdamBKing89
AdamBKing89
Feb 25 2017
7.0
5.0
Feb 25 2017
5.0
Version: 7.0
A truly innovative browser, which is hard to come by nowadays!
THEE:LEE
THEE:LEE
Feb 24 2017
7.0
5.0
Feb 24 2017
5.0
Version: 7.0
I'm been using Roccat for many years, each version gets better. Roccat 6 seemed to slow down in terms of innovation, but Roccat 7 really has the wow factor for me! The 'fused bar aware' feature is super cool and seems to work really well from what i've seen so far. All I can say is, i'm impressed! Keep up the good work and thanks for supporting the mac community.
Macsare1
Macsare1
Jan 7 2017
6.9
1.0
Jan 7 2017
1.0
Version: 6.9
Firefox no longer provides updates for Snow Leopard, so was looking for a supported browser for this platform. Roccat launches and seems to indicate support, but some web pages will not load. Google.com being the most important. But most sites just seem to time out. Seems like mostly https sites suffering but not sure. Back to a slightly outdated Firefox.
@mitic@
@mitic@
Sep 26 2016
6.2
4.5
Sep 26 2016
4.5
Version: 6.2
Nod bad. Another useful third party browser. Good alternative to Safari. Try it and you'll be surprised.
AdamBKing89
AdamBKing89
Sep 4 2016
6.0
5.0
Sep 4 2016
5.0
Version: 6.0
A friend of mine recommended Roccat to me, I started with Roccat 5 which was great, but Roccat 6 really feels much more refined (so far)
Starman535
Starman535
Sep 3 2016
6.0
2.0
Sep 3 2016
2.0
Version: 6.0
I've been on Roccat 3.9 for a long time, and it was great. Version 6 has bugs, and blue flashes when scrolling on OSX 10.11.6 Maybe I should revert & wait for another update.
THEE:LEE
THEE:LEE
Sep 3 2016
6.0
5.0
Sep 3 2016
5.0
Version: 6.0
Another solid update, Roccat 6 definitely feels a lot faster.
gamezr01
gamezr01
Jan 10 2016
5.9
2.5
Jan 10 2016
2.5
Version: 5.9
This web browser is so fast on my PowerBook G4, it crashes. It's faster than TenFourFox, but the occasional crashing gets really annoying. The social media integration is cool, but I rarely find myself using them. Speaking of social media, it fails to render facebook properly, so I end up going back to TenFourFox. Aside from the occasional crashes, I'd love it if the developer figures out a way to integrate plugins like in safari or maybe have them built into the web browser somehow. For now, I'm going back to TenFourFox and wait until Roccat gets better.
ylluminate
ylluminate
Dec 4 2015
5.7
0.0
Dec 4 2015
0.0
Version: 5.7
With the performance problems we've been having with Safari on 10.11.1 and .2, I have been considering moving away again. I really would be interested in Roccat if it had a few of these items: • a way to change from visual tabs to standard tabs quickly • a darker theme for the browser chrome and a default black / dark blank page when opening a tab. • adblock / adblock plus / disconnect.me/disconnect • perhaps just generally able to use Safari extensions would be better • High performance on massive tab quantities • Sessions for Safari functionality integrated for saving browsing history (since it is going away soon) • Safari Stand functionality that helps organize downloads better for filtering and sorting downloads • auto importation and updating of other browser bookmarks so that we can access all browser bookmarks at any given time. • a robust history management interface that is similar to Safari, but more performant and built around search (some of us like to keep multi-year histories for research purposes) • a Chrome like status bar
Forkme
Forkme
Aug 26 2015
5.1
3.0
Aug 26 2015
3.0
Version: 5.1
I wanted to like this. I'm leaving three stars because it has potential. I have Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Opera installed on my Mac Pro running Yosemite 10.5.5. All the browsers are the latest versions. All work reasonably well. I tried this browser and it crashed right off the bat. After two more tries it came up, so then I tried to download the user manual. Big mistake. Crashed again. I copied the PDF's URL into Safari and Firefox. Safari stopped downloading halfway and froze. On Firefox I got a message above my bookmarks bar saying that there was a problem with the PDF. I quit and tried again and after a long time it finally downloaded. I view and download PDFs in both those browsers on a daily basis (my online store creates PDF invoices for every sale.) I then reopened Roccat but it wanted to download the manual again. There was no way to quit and the force quit dialog showed it as a red app, not responding. At first I couldn't find the location of the preference file so I threw away the Roccat folder in Application Support, quit out of everything and tried twice more with the same result: deep freeze. I went back to preferences and tried viewing by date and found it! It's under ORG.Runecats, not com. Deleting that got me back to square one. The default for saving the Fusedbar URLs should be NO. That would have probably prevented the browser from trying to repeatedly download the Roccat manual it was choking on. Next I tried to import my Firefox bookmarks. It's a breeze importing Safari and Chrome into Firefox or the other way around. Roccat, not so much. I chose import in the menu, selected Firefox and there was no feedback (other than to ask me to close Firefox, which I promptly did). Is it working or not? I have no way of knowing. I tried Safari too with the same result. But after I quit and relaunched I did get a menu item with a folder containing a hierarchial listing of bookmarks and bookmark folders from Safari. Not too convenient. Computers and software are supposed to do the drudge work. Decades later and some programmers are still clueless. When I actually visited a site the browser works fine and I like the little previews in the top bar but when I tried to bookmark a site the add bookmark selection in the bookmarks menu was grayed out. I was able to get the add bookmark in the pop up menu on the right side to work and it asked for a name for the bookmark but there wasn't any obvious way to cancel out if I changed my mind. Hitting the escape key actually typed an exclamation mark in the dialog box. Entering a blank into the window and hitting return made the friggin' dialog go away. If this is version 5.1, I shudder to think what earlier versions may have been like. Sorry, I gave up. If you ever get this to work correctly, I would suggest calling the browser runecat instead of roccat (if you can) because Googling roccat brings up some German tech company first and runecat is just as good a name as roccat.
THEE:LEE
THEE:LEE
Aug 24 2015
5.1
5.0
Aug 24 2015
5.0
Version: 5.1
I asked developers for a reload all tab option, next version it's there :D Top support :)
Macarone
Macarone
Aug 4 2015
5.0
1.0
Aug 4 2015
1.0
Version: 5.0
Download is buggy. I keep getting corrupted files, and I'm no longer interested in trying it.
THEE:LEE
THEE:LEE
Aug 3 2015
5.0
5.0
Aug 3 2015
5.0
Version: 5.0
Great improvements, much snappier - ability to draw on the web is so cool, and Click to flash style resource saver is much needed as I hate Flash! Great improvements all round!
sbchavel
sbchavel
Jul 23 2015
4.9
3.5
Jul 23 2015
3.5
Version: 4.9
Fast. Clean interface. Page-loading and scrolling can be choppy. Option for links to open in tabs brings up empty pages; changing home-page and new-page preferences does not help, only application-restart fixes. Facebook chat-box is cut off at the bottom. MacBook Air 2014 / OS 10.10.4 / Roccat 4.9
13piedrass
13piedrass
Dec 9 2014
4.7
4.5
Dec 9 2014
4.5
Version: 4.7
Sweet... very nice browser. Working flawlessly over OS X 10.9.5 Maverick on a MacBook Air 6,2... no “unexpected quit” or crashes :) . Quite fast on most popular sites that I use... although the sky-blue progress bar kind of make you feel it is not so much (even when you time it and Roccat is faster or the same as other browsers)... perhaps it should be more slim or incospicuos ?! ... like underlining text IMHO.Interesting design (may take a little bit to get fully used to it, but overall a great concept and ideas integration). Some toolbar icons doesn't show a description on mouse over (like the one to "flick" or share a website to others, as well as the typical navigation ones... although most people may know them, first time users or not so savvies may feel a little lost... I'm thinking for someone like my mom or older sister... perhaps it would be better to have them display as "text + icon" as default and then the user may change their presentation over the preferences or something... or include a quick tutorial on first lauch).
Overall a great product! Thanks and congrats :)
The-Equalizer
The-Equalizer
Dec 7 2014
4.7
0.0
Dec 7 2014
0.0
Version: 4.7
Test drove this for about an hour. Although I liked the interface, I could not import bookmarks from Chrome, only Safari (which I don't use very often.) Making manual bookmarks and having them appear along the bookmarks bar produces 'mashed-up' text, even with short webpage names. Would it be possible to organise the bookmarks into folders along the bookmarks bar?
Also, in spite of what the description says about blocking Ads, I was constantly re-directed to a number of betting and gambling websites, not the webpages / links I selected. The BACK command didn't work. If these issues were addressed, this has the potential to be a good minimalisr and (fairly) speedy browser.
Macarone
Macarone
Dec 4 2014
4.7
1.0
Dec 4 2014
1.0
Version: 4.7
Totally useless for me. File/New Window is grayed out. Command-N does not work. I simply cannot get a window to type a URL into. And when I Quit, instead of quitting normally it "Unexpectedly quits" So it's impossible to start and impossible to quit normally.
rardin
rardin
Dec 3 2014
4.7
0.0
Dec 3 2014
0.0
Version: 4.7
Version 4.7 starts ok for me and browsing is mostly ok, but the program crashes on every quit on a Power Mac running OS X 10.5.8, even if the only page I visit is about:blank.
Andy-Hewitt
Andy-Hewitt
Dec 3 2014
4.7
0.0
Dec 3 2014
0.0
Version: 4.7
Can't open this version (4.7), I just get a message saying that Roccat is damaged, and to move it to the trash. I've tried downloading it from MU and the dev's site, as well as using both Firefox and Safari to download it.
THEE:LEE
THEE:LEE
Oct 26 2014
4.4
5.0
Oct 26 2014
5.0
Version: 4.4
I was having some issues in Yosemite, I contacted the support team, and they resolved my issues very very quickly. I’m greatly impressed with the support, just as I always am with the software. Keep up the great work!
sbchavel
sbchavel
Oct 24 2014
4.4
3.5
Oct 24 2014
3.5
Version: 4.4
4.4 Still blazing fast. Handles Safari-breaking sites well. But it flickers on opening, and quitting gets an “unexpected quit” message and an error report. I would still like a favorites bookmark bar.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Oct 13 2014
4.3
5.0
Oct 13 2014
5.0
Version: 4.3
This version has it all. It doesn't do any of the things I previously complained about. The Browser starts with my Home page just as it is supposed to. The Developer staff listens to any complaints and corrects them.Hats off to an outstanding application.
THEE:LEE
THEE:LEE
Sep 25 2014
4.1
5.0
Sep 25 2014
5.0
Version: 4.1
I was just suffering from an issue with autofill, then noticed 4.1 has already been out for a day. Thanks for fixing my issue before I actually noticed it! So far no other bugs for me, i’ve been a hardcore Roccat fan since about Roccat 2 - and Roccat 4 really is a pleasure, much nicer looking and performing. The team as always are fast at responding to issues. I just wish other companies had the same level of support (I mean Roccat is free and they offer better support then many of the software I pay for!) That’s all :)
vladdyy222
vladdyy222
Sep 25 2014
4.1
3.5
Sep 25 2014
3.5
Version: 4.1
good job so far, keep the minimalistic appearance, people love that, make it even more simple, look for the old browser called `Stainless`, last developed in 2007.
Sjha
Sjha
Sep 24 2014
4.1
4.0
Sep 24 2014
4.0
Version: 4.1
All working in version 4.1 now after helpful correspondence from the developer. It is very refreshing to find a development team who are so willing to take on board problems from users, maintain contact and then let the user know when they think the problem is solved,.
EricR3951
EricR3951
Sep 24 2014
4.1
4.5
Sep 24 2014
4.5
Version: 4.1
Give Roccat its credit the Devs did reply straight away. Just upgraded and its now WORSE , still wont import bookmarks from F.F. and now wont even load my homepage/index page. After sending screen shots of problems in the previous version and email reply's I thought things would have improved but seems not, so basically now giving up on this browser, shame, life is to short. May give it another look in about 6 months. Good luck to all. Running Mavericks v10.9.5
sbchavel
sbchavel
Sep 24 2014
4.1
3.5
Sep 24 2014
3.5
Version: 4.1
No-window bug squashed with 4.1. But new window does not open with home page. Home- button required.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Sep 24 2014
4.1
5.0
Sep 24 2014
5.0
Version: 4.1
I set my preference to open home page and it still opens with an empty page in my iMac with SnowLeopard 10.6.8
MichaelE5084
MichaelE5084
Sep 24 2014
4.1
4.5
Sep 24 2014
4.5
Version: 4.1
I was bitten by the no-browser-window bug mentioned above, so I contacted the developer. A handful or more of timely and helpful debugging and beta-software exchanges with tech support led both to a software solution and to a satisfied Roccatter. After successful resolution of the issue, Runecats said to me "I hope it hasn't tarnished our reputation." Not only has Runecats’ reputation not been tarnished, it’s been polished by the prompt, proficient, and professional support offered me. I couldn’t be much more impressed, either with the software or with the team.
KNOBO
KNOBO
Sep 23 2014
4.0
4.0
Sep 23 2014
4.0
Version: 4.0
Great, especially for older Macs! But needs some work, some basic stuff–like jump to the address bar–just do not work! Keep an eye on this! Chears
THEE:LEE
THEE:LEE
Sep 17 2014
4.0
5.0
Sep 17 2014
5.0
Version: 4.0
I haven't been on Macupdate for a while, but as i've just updated to Roccat 4 I thought I would. I love the new new design, I doubt i'll ever use the theming feature, but nice for those who like customisability I guess. It's great to finally have Autofill, it probably still needs a little bit of work, but for me it's working great. Overall the performance is amazing on my machine, I mean I never had any issues with 3.9 but this takes it to the next level, must be the fastest browser out there. It's a shame it seems to have a bug where some people are unable to use it, I hope they solve this soon, so they can enjoy this browser. My list of things I wish Roccat could have has greatly reduced since Roccat 4, keep up the good work!
Starman535
Starman535
Sep 15 2014
4.0
2.0
Sep 15 2014
2.0
Version: 4.0
I liked the older version, but the new one refuses to open a window, & so is useless. So far, they took a well-functioning browser and replaced it with one that is no good. OS-X 10.9.4
EricR3951
EricR3951
Sep 12 2014
4.0
4.5
Sep 12 2014
4.5
Version: 4.0
Nice browser, so far fastest I have found...but!!! isn't there always.... Bookmarks Bar NOT showing, imported from Firefox, OK was a bit slow importing direct from FF v28,, clicked on "View Bookmarks Bar".. nothing, shows a space where the bookmark Bar should be but NO folder/files or anything else, done "press Shift Command B." nothing. Everything else seems to work OK! Running Mavericks 10.9.4 "PLEASE" Dev's get this sorted and you have my vote at least. Regards, Roger
Lvdoc
Lvdoc
Sep 12 2014
4.0
0.0
Sep 12 2014
0.0
Version: 4.0
I'm having the same "no window" problem others are describing.
Sjha
Sjha
Sep 12 2014
4.0
4.0
Sep 12 2014
4.0
Version: 4.0
Version 4.0 crashes on launch on my MacBook Pro running OSX 10.8.5. No problem with previous version (3.9)
Wts
Wts
Sep 12 2014
4.0
0.0
Sep 12 2014
0.0
Version: 4.0
I have to leave a comment and not a review because after launching no window shows on my iMac desktop. Then i setup the preferences and restarted. Still no window. Ah ha, Go to AppleMenu select window: NOTHING. Maybe, Go to AppleMenu select new tab: NOTHING Maybe it's all Mavericks fault and maybe i have to wait for Yeo before using Roccat. Darn, and it looks so promising if you believe the typical website hype.
sbchavel
sbchavel
Sep 12 2014
4.0
3.5
Sep 12 2014
3.5
Version: 4.0
4.0 starts up, you can go through menus, but doesn't open a window. There's no browser window. OS 10.9.4 / MacBook Air
sbchavel
sbchavel
Dec 1 2013
3.9
3.5
Dec 1 2013
3.5
Version: 3.9
R seems blazing fast and stable. User interface is kind of spartan and old-looking if you like that. Bookmark import does not seem to sort, just makes a subfolder. There seems to be no bookmark bar for quickest access to favorites.
THEE:LEE
THEE:LEE
Nov 28 2013
3.9
5.0
Nov 28 2013
5.0
Version: 3.9
Was having some issues with 3.8 on Mavericks, was about to post on Macupdate then 3.9 came out - so decided to use it for a couple of weeks before writing a review. I must say it's fixed all my issues Hooray! And it seems much faster and rock solid, new privacy settings are also much welcomed. Thanks guys - great that I can still use on PPC and Intel too :D As I have my new Mac with Mavericks, and a G4 for running some PPC software which doesn't work on Intel - so great that I can have a great browser on both, I hope support for both systems continues Bring on Roccat 4!
Virtualruffy
Virtualruffy
Nov 28 2013
3.9
0.5
Nov 28 2013
0.5
Version: 3.9
Upon launch, Little Snitch catches it trying to sneakily connect to facebook.com ! Are you freaking kidding me?!? I found nothing in the preferences to turn it off or indicate that that you are supposed to know about it. I hate facebook and want nothing to do with it and this browser is trying to secretly contact it! I don't care for what reason, I didn't authorize it or ask for it and if it does that what else will it try to do? NO THANKS!! Avoid any POS software that tries this underhanded sneaky crap. Deleting and will warn anyone else about this nonsense! I would give it negative stars for this if possible!
Cattus-Thraex
Cattus-Thraex
Nov 25 2013
3.9
5.0
Nov 25 2013
5.0
Version: 3.9
Definitely the best non-Apple browser, in competition with iCab.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Nov 24 2013
3.9
5.0
Nov 24 2013
5.0
Version: 3.9
An outstanding Browser.A great number of features in fact too many to list.Now with the Safari and Chrome and Firefox Bookmarks that other Browsers don't have. 5 stars and if I could give more I would!
Paulcoholic
Paulcoholic
Nov 24 2013
3.9
4.0
Nov 24 2013
4.0
Version: 3.9
Decent browser. Good potential. Would be better for me if it didn't freeze and generate a spinning beachball whenever I try to import bookmarks from Firefox. I have never succesfully done this. Why can't Roccat import from a file, like Firefox, Safari and Chrome? I hope there's eventual support for extensions (LastPass, 1Password, etc.)
Jeffisme
Jeffisme
Nov 24 2013
3.9
3.0
Nov 24 2013
3.0
Version: 3.9
Three stars for trying, but when I import bookmarks it retrieves them but doesn’t distribute them, so they are not in the manager and the bookmarks bar remains unpopulated. Essentially, I’d have to go to every site I bookmarked in chrome or safari and then re-assign it in Roccat.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Oct 1 2013
3.8
5.0
Oct 1 2013
5.0
Version: 3.8
After working with me for a week Tom and his staff fixed the SafariBookmarks problem and it works. I tried the Beta version that was presented to me via eMail and it works. I am very happy about that and must congratulate Tom and his Staff for a great version. Needless to say this browser is deserving of 5 stars.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Sep 24 2013
3.8
5.0
Sep 24 2013
5.0
Version: 3.8
Here is my honest review of this browser.In deference to Sarah Lee who is on the developer's staff and is very helpful and cooperative,I have to say this browser is far from being an improvement over past versions. Roccat has imported my subscriptions from Safari and it was done successfully.When I click on one of the bookmarks it fails to load the bookmark.This lack of feature has plagued Roccat since its very beginning.In addition I belong to an Analogue group of Audio called Tapeheads.net.Not only does it fail to render the web page correctly,missing various salient parts of the web page,when I insert my user name and password although it accepts it,it looks like it didn't. The web page itself accepts the user name and password but the log in remains blank and my avatar does not appear. This version is poor and for that reason,in deference to Sarah Lee and the staff of Roccat I have to give it one star.
Dradrienyouell
Dradrienyouell
Aug 3 2013
3.6
5.0
Aug 3 2013
5.0
Version: 3.6
Beg pardon, I meant the French were enamoured of APPLE's direct simplicity in Apple II, IIe, IIci long before Mac OS X, plus viz. La Cie hardware drives as well as software Adrien
Dradrienyouell
Dradrienyouell
Aug 3 2013
3.6
5.0
Aug 3 2013
5.0
Version: 3.6
Thank you to developers: Five Stars for FREE innovation and encouragement, the emotional side of objective reviewing an astonishing product from France. Yes, it borrows from Safari but view in perspective, HoudaSpot copies from Spotlight. I confess I am ahead of myself. Roccat Browser has all the best features of a good browser – still in learning its depths. The UI is effectively useable without studying Help, yes, Mac Intuitive. Best will, thank you Devs and I expect great things. Roccat Munch seems to be Console-like, not yet seriously inspected. pps; The French contributed massively to apps for earliest Mac. They came slowly to OS X, UNIX not a college attainment in Baccalaureate schools and degrees BUT now they are catching up. The beauty of French engineering is simplicity, a ring of plastic was all gear control needed in Renault 4. 'Why make things complicated?' is the French motto. I wish Les Monsieur Devs well. Roccat will hit headlines soon. I found this in MacUpdate.com Adrien, Hampshire, England
Cowicide
Cowicide
Jun 25 2013
3.4
0.0
Jun 25 2013
0.0
Version: 3.4
Was excited to try visitabs but found that they aren't very responsive (slow) when click on them. Also, double-clicking in the grey area to create news tabs (in the visitab area) is pretty hit or miss (with quite a lot of misses). Visitabs is neat, but I'd rather have the choice of a searchable grid that works closer to Exposé in 10.6.8 where the thumbnails will automatically adjust in size, etc. as needed. For example if there's just two tabs, then they split in half in size and you can click on ither of those. And it just get tinier only as needed when there's lots of tabs open. Also should be able to search tabs with keywords. The vititabs bugginess and lack of practicality (unless it works more like expose) unfortuantely doesn't really put it ahead of safari's new tab viewing abilities (which I also think is lacklaster). The best way to view tabs is by using Alfred's tab workflow, etc. in Safari like this: http://www.alfredforum.com/topic/236-search-safari-and-chrome-tabs/ Once it also allows you to use exposé by hitting the spacebar on each url, that'll send it over the edge.
wickedsp1d3r
wickedsp1d3r
Jun 24 2013
3.4
0.0
Jun 24 2013
0.0
Version: 3.4
Are there... - Ability to add custom CSS rules per domain? - Ability to stop trackers and such (like DNT/Ghostery/Disconnect on Chrome)? - Possibility to have 1Password support in the future?
Ebonweaver
Ebonweaver
Jun 4 2013
3.3
2.5
Jun 4 2013
2.5
Version: 3.3
I can't comment on all features because I was halted almost immediately testing this browser. Apparently it's a re-skin of Safari, because it uses all of Safari's information, including keychain items, with no challenge, which would indicate it identifies as Safari to the OS. As such, I can't use this for my purposes of running two browsers side by side signed in with different accounts to the same site, because they step on each other regarding file access and authentication. It seems decent otherwise, if somewhat simplistic in features, but until it's actually it's own distinct application and not sharing files and keychains with Safari I have no use for it.
THEE:LEE
THEE:LEE
Jun 4 2013
3.3
5.0
Jun 4 2013
5.0
Version: 3.3
Still the fastest browser around, love the new minimalist look to buttons, text boxes etc... With many alternative browsers like Camino dying, it is reassuring that Roccat has an active development and they have stated on their Facebook page that they don't plan on ever killing it off :) Keep up the good work! I'm reading the user manual right now and learning about many features I didn't know about!
Iliketrash
Iliketrash
Jun 4 2013
3.3
2.5
Jun 4 2013
2.5
Version: 3.3
This browser has a few interesting and/or unique features (why don't all browsers have visual tabs?) but otherwise the feature set is fairly boring and otherwise pretty plain. However, the deal killer is that it has a massive memory leak. Watch it yourself using Activity Monitor. I opened at most 5-6 pages, mostly Yahoo news and the like. Closed them, opened 3-4 more. etc. It doesn't matter what you do, (e.g. close or open pages) the memory use just keeps growing. I quit the program when it hit 727 MP with no windows open! Sorry, this looks like amateur programming. Get your coding act together before you offer this to the public.
Sjha
Sjha
Apr 9 2013
3.1
4.0
Apr 9 2013
4.0
Version: 3.1
I am finding Roccat Browser very fast and I like many of its features. But for the life of me I can't find any way to get it to launch without opening all the tabs from my last session. (I'd prefer it to launch with blank page, or a designated Home page.) Am I missing something?
Macrobert
Macrobert
Apr 3 2013
3.1
0.0
Apr 3 2013
0.0
Version: 3.1
LauraAshley4229 A1xMsk1961 Both give 5-star reviews on 28 Mar 2013. Both Member Since: 28 Mar 2013 I can't imagine that the developer of Roccat (Runecats) will be very happy with such fans, who become members solely to award 5 stars... with such suspect behavior you will more likely hurt the developer than help. Imo Roccat is good enough on its own, doesn't need this kind of "help".
A1xMsk1961
A1xMsk1961
Mar 28 2013
3.0
5.0
Mar 28 2013
5.0
Version: 3.0
amazing browser!!! and my powerbook supports it. thank you, roccat team!!!
LauraAshley4229
LauraAshley4229
Mar 28 2013
3.0
5.0
Mar 28 2013
5.0
Version: 3.0
I found out about Roccat at macpowerpc.com Roccat outperforms any of the other browsers on my PPC mac, it also has a great simple UI and brilliant features. Macpowerpc said that we should show our support to make sure you keep developing for PPC - so that's what I'm doing! Keep up the good work!
THEE:LEE
THEE:LEE
Feb 25 2013
3.0
5.0
Feb 25 2013
5.0
Version: 3.0
Roccat 3 is awesome, it deserves more than 5 stars, it's clear a lot of thought has been put into it's speed and stability. Also one of it's biggest downfalls I think was it's address bar - but in Roccat 3 I think it's taken the lead and I think it now has the best address bar of any browser. It's nice they have improved a lot of the existing features rather than adding lots of new ones. If this is a preview of how future updates are going to be then I think I'm going to be a happy chappy!
BTurnbull49
BTurnbull49
Feb 25 2013
3.0
0.0
Feb 25 2013
0.0
Version: 3.0
Strangely, when using Gmail chat I am no longer able to use space bar or punctuation keys?? Includes when I "pop-out" the chat window.
Jpwgibson
Jpwgibson
Feb 24 2013
3.0
0.0
Feb 24 2013
0.0
Version: 3.0
Crashes upon trying to import bookmarks. Every time.
Macfool
Macfool
Jan 20 2013
2.9
4.0
Jan 20 2013
4.0
Version: 2.9
Been using Roccat 2.9 on a dual G5 in 10.5.8 for about a week. This browser is really coming along, nicely. Don't really know if it is in 64bit PPC mode but it is very fast compared to other Webkit browsers. One problem is that it crashes when importing Firefox bookmarks but does just fine with Safari bookmarks. Worried about creeping "featureitis" tho.
BTurnbull49
BTurnbull49
Jan 15 2013
2.9
0.0
Jan 15 2013
0.0
Version: 2.9
Fantastically fast, but I can't seem to figure out how to clear history from the address bar. There should be a tab in Preferences that allows you to indicate how long (if at all) you want Roccat to save the websites you've visited. I can't seem to find it, or something similar. Using Undercover Browsing doesn't work, nor does clearing the history.... Also, there should be an icon somewhere that indicates that you are undercover browsing.
THEE:LEE
THEE:LEE
Dec 17 2012
2.9
5.0
Dec 17 2012
5.0
Version: 2.9
It just keeps getting better, a pleasure to review! Can't wait for Roccat 3.0 :)
hjl-shef
hjl-shef
Dec 14 2012
2.9
3.0
Dec 14 2012
3.0
Version: 2.9
Just started using this browser, well I'll be using it on and off and monitoring it's development, but it promises to be a worthy replacement for Camino, finally. However, I've come across a few issues already. I'm running Intel 10.5.8. I can't figure out how to save bookmarks into the bookmarks menu only, rather than the tab - is there going to be an option to do this? I'm also really struggling with multi-tab browsing. One tab only, or sometimes two, and it is a lightning-fast browser. However, I haven't yet managed to get past two functional tabs, the third one just hangs trying to load a page - has anyone else come across this? Finally, no matter if I change the name of the bookmark when I add it, it ignores this and adds the original name. So, in short, a great and fast browser, looks good, but with several niggles and issues that affect stability and usability. I am sure it will be a great browser soon though. Have you thought about creating a development forum where users can raise issues btw?
bbw7
bbw7
Dec 12 2012
2.9
5.0
Dec 12 2012
5.0
Version: 2.9
Been using Roccat browser off and on for a while. Because of stability problems with another browser, have again made this my browser du jour and am enjoying its speed and stability as well as some of its various features. Having just upgraded from 2.3 to 2.9, I am, however, bummed about the newer, less colorful icon; wish you'd bring the old one back. Another more substantive suggestion is that it would be nice if you made the download manager window have the option of not floating on top, and as well as to minimize it, i.e. add a "yellow" button to it. I've checked the preferences, but see no way to change this currently. Also am curious if Roccat browser has extensions/add-ons. Doing a search I find a greasekit one and it appears to also use the same clicktoflash plugin as Safari. Do other Safari plugins also work with Roccat browser? If so, you ought to make this more manifest. Having searched your site some, I see you have a text editor app, runetext, will check this out. On the subject of your website, I noticed some of the links don't always work, e.g. at some point I could no longer get to your runetext product page without first going back to your homepage. This is just meant as a heads-up on the matter. I'll also note that you runecats are very responsive to MU comments. Kudos, cats.
Tim27
Tim27
Nov 25 2012
2.9
0.0
Nov 25 2012
0.0
Version: 2.9
To the guys at Runecats: Cool browser. Horrible website. How can you make a web browser HTML5 and CSS3 compliant, and then build your website almost entirely out of images? And have you tried using the top navigation dropdown menus at all? The links simply don't work and the fade is so slow that you have to wait several seconds for them to fully appear. I just want to bring to your attention that if you are releasing a web browser as one of your products, you may want to make your own website more compliant and easier to use.
Cattus-Thraex
Cattus-Thraex
Nov 25 2012
2.9
5.0
Nov 25 2012
5.0
Version: 2.9
Wonderful browser. Works fine with my 2000 PowerBook running Leopard. Am going to test it with my new mini running ML. My 12 year daughter has already announced her interest in this browser as she loves cats. :)
Tanner1294
Tanner1294
Nov 15 2012
2.8
4.0
Nov 15 2012
4.0
Version: 2.8
I'm starting to love this browser on my 1.5ghz PowerBook G4. It's very fast, runs with almost no lag (something PPC's are infamous for when it comes to the internet) and even things such as Flash run much better (even better than TenFourFox 10-17!). One complaint though... Well it's more of a suggestion. The interface needs some work still. Something about it looks... off. Some kind of AdBlocking would also be nice. I really would like the tab bar to look more like the latest Safari's tab bar. Where the tabs fill the entire bar, and as more tabs are created they shrink and move to accommodate them. (Look on youtube if you don't understand what I mean). Big problem I'm having right this second. I do enjoy the fact that when you are in a text field, the field enlarges a slight amount to show you (I love this. It's cool.) but it's not that noticeable. So under-noticeable in fact that it looks more like a glitch to regular users. And right now while I'm writing this, the text field blurs every 5-10 seconds or so which is VERY disorientating (at first I thought it was from lack of sleep). It would be awesome if you could open the settings and change how much the text field enlarges by (I personally would like it to be more obvious and bigger) or turn it off completely. Also..... PLEASE KEEP THIS ON PPC! :)
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Oct 24 2012
2.8
5.0
Oct 24 2012
5.0
Version: 2.8
This version is Great and Iam glad to review it. It gets 5Stars For Sure!
eastside-hastings
eastside-hastings
Oct 17 2012
2.7
0.0
Oct 17 2012
0.0
Version: 2.7
Just downloaded couple of extensions from the Roccat extend page and i can't find the extension settings any where please help me out
sbchavel
sbchavel
Sep 11 2012
2.6
3.5
Sep 11 2012
3.5
Version: 2.6
Fast as advertised. Still needs a variety of features to replace Safari, like bookmark bar, open windows from past session, mail link button. GUI clean but has an old feel.
BobLatterman
BobLatterman
Sep 6 2012
2.6
5.0
Sep 6 2012
5.0
Version: 2.6
FAST and impressive !!!
Aargl
Aargl
Sep 5 2012
2.6
0.0
Sep 5 2012
0.0
Version: 2.6
Every time I try this browser, something doesn't work! :-( I suppose all is working well on Intel but on PPC... When I try to get to the prefs, I get a blank window. (I've tried to throw prefs and app support folder, no way) It's sure faster on some sites but not on every one. So may be next version... ;-)
Iliketrash
Iliketrash
Sep 5 2012
2.6
2.5
Sep 5 2012
2.5
Version: 2.6
Finally—thumbnail tabs. It's astonishing that all browsers don't have this. However—I opened seven Yahoo! news stories and the browser took 927 MB. No thanks. Sticking with Omniweb, currently the most efficient (RAM-wise) and feature-rich browsers; no add-ons or plug-ins needed.
THEE:LEE
THEE:LEE
Aug 29 2012
2.5
5.0
Aug 29 2012
5.0
Version: 2.5
My last review I gave 4 and a half stars as I felt Runecats were starting to loose there touch by only updating incremental updates such as bug fixes. Since my review 4 months pasted without a single update and I thought that maybe the project was dying. But I take it all back as they have obviously been very very busy, because Roccat 2.5 is actually the best update so far, the Facebook integration is very handy, Roccat Flick is a great feature I often email links to my self to view on another device but now I can simply flick them across. They have also launched a version of Roccat for iOS which make RClouds much more useful as all the tabs on my Mac are now viewable on my iPhone. The new version seems much more refined as almost every aspect of the browser seems to be positively tweaked, and Runecats boosting over 100 new features. Lastly it seems faster and I love the new logo as I wasn't keen on the firery one. It's also nice to know that it supports retina macs, I am tempted to get one but not sure if I want to spend all that money!
Subaro0o
Subaro0o
Aug 25 2012
2.5
5.0
Aug 25 2012
5.0
Version: 2.5
I love Roccat. My main reason for switching from Safari was that digidesign (AVID) core audio from pro tools would crash while using it for safari, not the case with Roccat. If you are using pro tools and use core audio, you need to be using Roccat. 1 problem, how can I get it to stop auto-filling the address bar? I type in youtube and all the sudden it types in a huge URL for a video I don't want to watch, I just want YOUTUBE.COM… very frustrating.
iodrew
iodrew
Aug 24 2012
2.5
0.0
Aug 24 2012
0.0
Version: 2.5
This browser seems very cool but when I import my Safari bookmarks I cannot "Manage" them. My bookmarks are in the drop-down menu but when the "Manage" windows opens, it is empty. Anyone know a way around this.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Aug 24 2012
2.5
5.0
Aug 24 2012
5.0
Version: 2.5
Very Fast and very efficient.I like it!
Jonathan-Gleeb
Jonathan-Gleeb
Jul 19 2012
2.4
0.0
Jul 19 2012
0.0
Version: 2.4
I noticed sometimes links are hard to click and get a response from. I click a link many many times and nothing happens. In any other browser it's instant. I see no correlation from different sites nor machine. Is this a known bug?
Jonathan-Gleeb
Jonathan-Gleeb
Jul 19 2012
2.4
0.0
Jul 19 2012
0.0
Version: 2.4
I have problems on a social site that tries to protect the images of its users by putting a transparent gif on top of the images that are to be protected by serving them with javascript. The html is broken and very old, but the site generally work in any browser I've tried it in, including Safari, Firefox, iCab and so on. Only in Roccat do these "protected" images not show up, nor are they clickable! This is example HTML for an image that does show up with the image URL used manually: There's no specific info in the javascript debugger. I only noticed that for some functions jQuery 1.3.2 is involved. Some problems with external connections but those are for unprotected ads and are most likely unrelated.
Mikael-B
Mikael-B
Jul 16 2012
2.4
0.0
Jul 16 2012
0.0
Version: 2.4
Are there any openings for tying the OS X Key Manager or URL Manager services to Roccat? Plug-ins like Flash seems to work very nicely on PPC which is important as my current browser TenFourFox is lagging slowly. What can be the expected performance in PPC — I have a dual 2.0 G5 with 8gb of RAM — with many open tabs and many bookmarks?
THEE:LEE
THEE:LEE
May 2 2012
2.4
5.0
May 2 2012
5.0
Version: 2.4
I am not going to lie, I do LOVE Roccat, I currently use it as my primary browser. But I can't help but feel that there haven't been many new features, Roccat 2.0 was amazing and introduced lots of new features, but since then nothing new has been added except security & visual updates and bug fixes. I would like to see some new features, afterall I always saw Roccat as the browser which was progressing the most, I understand there is a limit to the amount of new things which can be added but still would like to see something new! Hopefully your next version will bring something awesome, if you bring something new and awesome I will rate a 5 star again!
Ericg
Ericg
Apr 24 2012
2.4
0.0
Apr 24 2012
0.0
Version: 2.4
Just downloaded ver. 2.4. I couldn't open Facebook. Tried several times ... just kept on spinning.
Xenos
Xenos
Apr 24 2012
2.4
0.0
Apr 24 2012
0.0
Version: 2.4
not claiming to having thoroughly tested the app, i came across two heavy flaws as it seems: - connection to leading password managers is obviously not given - import option of bookmarks only restricted to the ridiculous Safari and the even less appreciated Chrome applications are a strong con.
wickedsp1d3r
wickedsp1d3r
Apr 24 2012
2.4
0.0
Apr 24 2012
0.0
Version: 2.4
Custom CSS rules creation capability?
bbw7
bbw7
Apr 22 2012
2.3
5.0
Apr 22 2012
5.0
Version: 2.3
Up until today I had Roccat 1.0 running and it restored previous sessesion's tabs. Now with 2.3 there appears to be no option for this under preferences, i.e. always starts up with one fresh window. Is this feature enabled elsewhere than in preferences, or is it no longer available?
wolfmaniac
wolfmaniac
Apr 16 2012
2.3
4.5
Apr 16 2012
4.5
Version: 2.3
overall good browser. But opening tabs is hassle. Everytime I have to do cmd + N. Please provide a button for opening new tab.
Rickysubero
Rickysubero
Feb 28 2012
2.2
5.0
Feb 28 2012
5.0
Version: 2.2
hello. Great web browser i think its better than "Camino's Browser" ... but Roccat needs some improvement on Flash, pages like "yahoo movies" this browser runs weird. would be perfect if you can add an option that we can BLOCK FLASH, or a Extension we use.. like "safari click to flash" i really like your software runs very fast on my POWERBOOK G4 please help me how can i block flash..
Rickysubero
Rickysubero
Feb 28 2012
2.2
5.0
Feb 28 2012
5.0
Version: 2.2
runs very fastttt
THEE:LEE
THEE:LEE
Jan 5 2012
2.0
5.0
Jan 5 2012
5.0
Version: 2.0
I must say I am liking Roccat 2 a lot, I mean the cookie management is great but it shouldn't have been there in the first place. The auto-reloader is nice to have built in however Chrome and Firefox do have this availible as a ad-on. Lion Fullscreen is great not enougth programs yet alone browsers are supporting this standard so great to see Roccat using it. But the feature which really stands out is RClouds, now as far as I am aware there is nothing like this in any browser. RClouds has already been very useful for me, I can make up all my open tabs, history, bookmarks etc.. at home and restore everything at the mac at my workplace, you can then use reset when you are finished. So it can be used as a backup as well as making everything far more portable. I also have to mention that it seems smoother and snappier than ever before. Giving credit when due :)
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