Tab Browser
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Keep preferred websites in the menu bar.   Commercial ($1.99)
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Tab Browser is the quick and easy way to always have an eye on the website that matters to you the most.

Sitting in your Mac's menu bar, your favorite website is never more than one click away!

Best of all: It is completely customizable!

Features:
  • Either select one of the 30 preconfigured webpages to be your one click favorite
  • Or enter the custom URL of the Website you like as your favorite
  • Saves Money because you don't have to buy single "Tab Apps" that only support one website
What's New
Version 1.1:
  • Added preconfigured sites: CNET, PriceGrabber, MacUpdate
  • Minor fixes
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.8 or later



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Mikilc commented on 31 Jan 2014
1. Another app without a trial version.
2. Nice idea but half-baked and not really ready for sale. Behaves inconsistently (some links open in the same browser window, others, like in tweets, open in your default browser). Silliest thing is that in order to select a different site from the list, it seems you have to go to preferences, then click the one you want, then close preferences and then click the menubar icon again, instead of presenting you with a list to pick from when you click said icon. Also doesn't seem you can delete preconfigured sites if you don't want them, and there ought to be an easier way to add your own. Another thing: you ought to be able to resize the window in the normal way. And another: there's no way to increase the text size like in any decent browser. In short, this hasn't been thought through properly.
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BastianR7554 replied on 31 Jan 2014
i'm the developer of this app and i want to reply real quick because i think some details about Tab Browser might be not totally clear...

to point 1: making a trial for a 2$ app is more work than i think it brings in the end...

more important to point 2:

the reason for links opening in the default browser is that these links try to open new browser tabs or browser windows. try opening them with your standard browser and you will see that this is the exact behavior. actually i consider it to be a feature that these links (instead of not working or just opening in the same window, which was not intended by the website developer) opens in a new window. and because Tab Browser is not meant to be a full blown web browser replacement it uses the default browser for opening new windows.

the reason you have to go to preferences to select a different page is simple, too. the reason is again, that Tab Browser is not meant to be a replacement for your current web browser.
instead (as written in the product description) it is meant for bringing your (one) favorite webpage into the menu bar.
the idea is, that you select it once and leave it that way.
let's say you often visit facebook... then you select facebook in the preferences and whenever you want to check facebook you just have to click in the menu bar and tab browser will show you the latest updates and that in total independance of what you do in your default webbrowser at that time.
i explicitly did not want to create a user experiance where you would click the tab browser icon and THEN select a webpage every time.

Same goes for the resizing... Usually one fixed window size is great to fit your favorite website... you set it up once and whenever you open Tab Browser your favorite site is presented as defined.

i think all in all we can say that Tab Browser has just a slight different concept than the app you thought it is...
it is definitly not meant to replace your current web browser. instead it brings (as described) your favorite webpage to the menu bar. and it does that in a very clean and non distracting way. or to say it the other way round: Tab Browser sets your favorite site into focus and does not bother you with lots of user interface around it, that would just distract the user.

so you see: i thought pretty much about the details and behavoirs of Tab Browser... it is just a different concept than you did imagine... i'm sorry if the description is maybe a bit misleading here...
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Downloads:163
Version Downloads:73
Type:Internet : Browsers
License:Commercial
Date:12 Feb 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $1.99
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Tab Browser is the quick and easy way to always have an eye on the website that matters to you the most.

Sitting in your Mac's menu bar, your favorite website is never more than one click away!

Best of all: It is completely customizable!

Features:
  • Either select one of the 30 preconfigured webpages to be your one click favorite
  • Or enter the custom URL of the Website you like as your favorite
  • Saves Money because you don't have to buy single "Tab Apps" that only support one website
  • Window Size is customizable
  • HTTP User Agent is customizable
  • Option to reload the page every time you bring it to the front
  • Option to launch Tab Browser at Login
  • Printing support
  • Maximize Window
  • File Upload and Download
  • Full Surf History


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