ecran internet
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(8) 2.5

Simple WebKit based browser.   Free
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ecran internet is a fast, safe, simple, easy to use and efficient WebKit based browser.
What's New
Version 9:
  • New menu items
  • Improvements
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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Thomas-Svendsen reviewed on 13 May 2013
What's the point of this?
[Version 7]


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Pripyat reviewed on 19 May 2012
I have now found the correct download (for some reason, I had the windows version before), so here's a proper review of Ecran:

Well, this app is as basic as it can be. It's basically just a WebView and a NSTabView - Apple ships these with OS X by standard and the only "real" addition by the developer is the "About" menu.

It's difficult to say whether this web browser has potential because virtually nothing has been done with it. If you have spare time, go ahead, download it, see if it suits you. If you're looking for a serious web browser, stay away, because that's not what it currently is.

I mean, it doesn't even have a progress indicator that shows the website's loading process. Nor does it have a stop button. And if you remove the http:// and just enter a URL such as "youtube.com", it won't work because WebView doesn't recognise URLs like that and the developer has implemented nothing that would handle this.

I have to agree with @Trance. In its current state, this app is poor. However, it is stable and doesn't crash, that's a pluspoint I guess.
[Version 4]


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+229
bbw7 commented on 19 May 2012
Just curious as to how this browser code is all of 31 kb in size. It this because it because it is Web Kit based and streamlined/simple.
[Version 4]

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Pripyat replied on 19 May 2012
This is because WebKit is already included with Mac OS X by standard, so there's no need to bundle it twice. All this app does is link to the framework and acts as a wrapper, hence it's small size.

Something like this can be programed using Xcode in about 2 minutes.
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Ronnb reviewed on 16 May 2012
A simple web browser like this is a good idea but this software has bugs: one can not copy links to paste into a new window, key shortcuts don't exist, the window size can not be adjusted. It is not clear if there is any cookie collection either. Safari flashblock does work with this as well - I'm running this under 10.6.8
[Version 4]

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xcore777 replied on 17 May 2012
Right click copy and paste works for me.
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+38

Trance reviewed on 16 May 2012
features? ....where are they??

pretty much as basic a browser as could possibly exist

and the gui looks like something fro OS X 10.0

what's the point?
[Version 4]


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+2

xcore777 reviewed on 16 May 2012
Small and simple.

Features: 2
Ease of Use: 4
Value: 5 (it's free)
Stability: 5

Average: 4
[Version 4]


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+149

Pripyat reviewed on 16 May 2012
This download downloads a folder with a bunch of Windows DLLs. Useless.
[Version 4]

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xcore777 replied on 16 May 2012
The download works fine for me. Obviously you downloaded the Windows version.
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Pripyat replied on 19 May 2012
Ah thanks, found it. I'll re-review.
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+245

Monkeyjunkey rated on 19 May 2013

[Version 8]



+680

sjk rated on 19 May 2013

[Version 8]



intrepid1701 rated on 18 May 2012

[Version 4]



+2

xcore777 rated on 17 May 2012

[Version 4]


Downloads:960
Version Downloads:122
Type:Internet : Browsers
License:Free
Date:13 Jul 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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