Robin
Robin 0.7.14665
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  • Robin has been discontinued
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    Robin Software
Robin is a Mac site-specific Web browser that will help you be more productive.

The Smart Bar:
  • Robin leverages a technique called site-specific browsing to create a dedicated Web browsing instance for each one of your favorite Web apps.
Browse Your History:
  • Robin's history browser provides a clean, easy-to-read list of pages you've visited with a preview pane.
Bookmarks to Instapaper:
  • When you find something you want to read later, simply bookmark it. If you have an
What's New
Version 0.7.14665: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
  • Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
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Robin User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 0.x:
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Revco reviewed on 18 Nov 2012
Wow! This is really cool. Works extremely well. Five stars from me.
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Fb_eye71 commented on 18 Nov 2012
This browser is not being worked on anymore. This is the last version that will be available...
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Jazzyguy replied on 18 Nov 2012
I have to disagree with you.The name was changed fro Raven to Robin and work is being developed on this browser.
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Fb_eye71 replied on 19 Nov 2012
Jazzyguy, I have to disagree with you. Read the following post on Robin's Facebook page. Developer has stopped working on it due to lack of time. -->http://www.facebook.com/RobinBrowser/posts/337236326375307
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Jazzyguy replied on 19 Nov 2012
You are correct! I am standing in the corner for incorrect answers. Oh well! I'm sorry to see this browser go as it was a nice idea. I liked it a lot better than Google's Chrome.
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Jazzyguy reviewed on 18 Nov 2012
I like the interface,the speed and the applications.I played with it a while and it really runs great. The GUI is really nice. I find it a fun browser to use.
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Llongley reviewed on 15 Apr 2012
Ok is the name Raven or Robin??? The page says Raven, my old version is Raven (but I have been having trouble updating) but the download is Robin. When you go to the developers site the name has changed to Robin??? Should't a change of name be something users would be notified about?

Developer what's going on??

This would be a 4 or 5 rating if more of the features / options worked and the user did not have to figure out the name change to update.
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Theothertim reviewed on 02 Mar 2012
It's snappy! I like the UI, but I don't see the real benefit of the apps. All they are are bookmarks, essentially. You can accomplish the same thing by putting bookmarks in Safari's menu bar then using CMD+ to switch to each. I suppose the benefit is that you can jump to each without creating a new tab or opening a new page, but eh.

Only some bookmarks were imported from Safari. There doesn't seem to be an import option anywhere to import bookmarks from other browsers.

There is no way to add a custom style sheet or ad-block. And as stated before, several of the preferences aren't yet there, but I assume they will be soon.

So far it is stable for me and I like it, but I just don't know what real benefit there is to creating web apps as your selling feature. I expected them to behave more like mobile device apps and not just bookmarks.

Overall I think there is potential. I love the speed and the UI is nice. Hopefully the browser continues to improve.
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El-Duderino commented on 25 Jan 2012
Maybe this browser could be something big one day but major annoyances remain:

• Almost half of the preferences are unavailable

• Adblock is an utter joke, but Adblock is not app and it's all about app-app-apps!

• Want to search with secure google? Y'know "https://google.com", this browser will not allow you at present. But who cares right, because its not an app-app-app-app-app!
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JCH2 reviewed on 22 Jan 2012
Flat out security risk and unstable for any serious use. Limited features, and as far as apps, wouldn't use them while the first two issues remain. This thing leaves you wide open to anything while browsing.
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Oleksii reviewed on 28 Nov 2011
Looks nice, though very much yet unstable.
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Oleksii replied on 28 Nov 2011
Oh, yes: it's just 7.4 MB! RockMelt is 100MB...
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Pripyat reviewed on 28 Nov 2011
Great browser. Love it. This has replaced Safari for me :)
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Pfackelmann commented on 19 Nov 2011
Has anyone an idea why my copy can't save a page?
The menu item "save" is greyed out
"Shift cmd s" doesn't work.
RavenCo doesn't tell me,-)
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El-Duderino replied on 20 Nov 2011
Yeah there seems to be around 32 options greyed out in Preferences and AdBlock whether internally or via Grease scripts works on almost nothing and the developer does not seem to respond / care, seemingly fixated on the Apps aspect of it.
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Unforgettable had trouble on 28 Oct 2013
Cannot download.
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Monkeyjunkey rated on 04 Mar 2013

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edymond rated on 21 Jul 2012

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LoVingFrontBack rated on 13 Jan 2012

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Kt2 rated on 11 Oct 2011

[Version 0.5.8635]


Downloads:9,848
Version Downloads:4,457
Type:Internet : Browsers
License:Free
Date:18 Nov 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Robin is a Mac site-specific Web browser that will help you be more productive.

The Smart Bar:
  • Robin leverages a technique called site-specific browsing to create a dedicated Web browsing instance for each one of your favorite Web apps.
Browse Your History:
  • Robin's history browser provides a clean, easy-to-read list of pages you've visited with a preview pane.
Bookmarks to Instapaper:
  • When you find something you want to read later, simply bookmark it. If you have an Instapaper account, Robin automatically sends the link for you.
Read Your Bookmarks:
  • Simply visit your Bookmarks list and click the "T" icon to read the articles collected in text-only mode.
Need a Suggestion?
  • Simply start typing what you're looking for and Robin scours your history, Bookmarks, and favorites. Not what you want? Simply hit return and Robin searches Google.
Menu Items:
  • The Robin Beta debuts with a handful of default menu items. Menu items are like toolbar buttons.


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