iCab
iCab
3.0b352

4.5

iCab free download for Mac

iCab

3.0b352
11 September 2005

Alternative Internet Web browser.

Overview

iCab is an alternative to using Netscape or Explorer to surf the web. It supports HTML 4, image filtering, cookie filtering, bookmarks, java and javascript support, search modes, importing of Web archives from Explorer, download manager, and more.

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Anonymous
23 October 2000

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What do we Macintosh users have to browse the web? Let's see... Cyberdog (www.cyberdog.org), excellent but outdated. Netscape Communicator, loaded with features like HTML editor and email client, but quite sluggish sometimes. Explorer, bloated, buggy, sluggish, and not respectful to Apple's interface guidelines. Opera is not out yet (it sounds very promising though). So what can we use? Here's the solution: iCab. This one is small, fast, solid, easy to use, nice-looking, customizable... they may say it's beta, but iCab's beta is much better than Micro$louch's final releases! You see, it is not perfect yet (scripting, for example, hasn't been fully implemented), but it is more than good enough to have at your machine. My advice: have iCab as your main browser - it IS good enough for that - and keep Communicator for the few things it can't do.
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Machybrid
18 September 2006
Current version: 3.0.3 (or 2.9.9a/b) http://www.icab.de/dl.php iCab is about the only modern, updated web browser option for people NOT running Mac OS X. You get tabbed browsing, RSS reader, the ability to selectively enable/disable plugins, customizable context (right-click) menus, filtering control over cookies/scripts/IDNs (International Domain Names--a potential security hole in web browsers), etc. And in the 3.x versions you now can "Auto-Save Session" which will recover your tabs and web locations so you can automatically pickup where you left off the next time you launch iCab. There is also an option to "Save Session As" so you can resume a specific set of tabs/locations by simply double clicking on the savefile. All the preferences of iCab may seem a tad daunting at first, but Classic users need only "Show Balloons" from the Help menu and you will see pop-up help for the vast majority of features in the Preferences panes. Enable "Auto-Save Session" from the File menu to save all open tabs when quitting. The Filter Manager has many advanced functions and takes a little getting used to. Keep in mind that you can always disable the Filter Manager quickly from the bottom of the View menu. I have been using and paying (optional) for iCab for years. While iCab may not have a paid development staff, it does have one very dedicated programmer who is worth his weight in gold: Alexander Clauss. He cares about his software and will respond to issues you might encounter (please do not take this as a suggestion to fill his email box, however! :) While iCab is available in different languages, much of the online documentation is in German, so you may need to contact the author if you get stuck. Check the Help menu items and explore the Balloon pop-up help first. The current version of iCab is 3.03 for Mac OS 8.5 and higher. For people still running Mac OS 7.1-8.1 on an old 68k processor, or Mac OS 7.61-8.1 on PPC systems, you can download 2.9.9a/b. Please note that pre-3.x versions do not have "Auto-Save Session" and do not support JavaScript 1.6, so some web sites may display incorrectly (usually you just need to scroll farther down to see the content). For users running older versions of Mac OS with not so much RAM, iCab uses a small portion of memory (4.5 MB for 2.9.9b on 68k Macs, 7.1 MB for 2.9.9a on PPC Macs). Also, the 2.9.9 versions have their own plug-ins folder inside the iCab application folder. 3.x versions use the System plug-in set. It is still a good idea to keep your old copies of Internet Explorer 5.17 and Netscape 7.02 for the occasional sites that are coded specifically for these browsers. If you give iCab a try and it works well for you, please send a donation to the author. This will help encourage future revisions for Classic users who still want to access the Internet.
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Version 3.0b352
Anonymous
13 September 2005
Can't log in to netscape webmail it gets stuck in a loop between 2 servers
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Version 3.0b352
Anonymous
06 April 2005
I have been using iCab for many years now and it has been a favorite for a long time. Small footprint and quite stable, packed with good features. It is quite useful as it has versions for most systems from OS 7 to OS X. It is great to see that someone cares about both new and older Macs.
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Version 2.9.8
Anonymous
16 February 2005
Many thanks for supporting OS 9
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Version 2.9.8
Mike
08 February 2005
I use it, support it, paid for it, and am beta testing the new version which finally features CSS2 support. This is one of the most important independent projects for the Mac--a full fledged browser in the spirit of shareware and support of real standards. Even saved pages are archived in the zip format! It has awesome filtering and user agent spoofing: definitely a user's browser that doesn't pander to crass commercial interests.
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Version 2.9.8
Anonymous
14 December 2004
still a support for OS 9 thanks a lot
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Version 2.9.8
Anonymous
30 September 2004
Currently the ONLY browser that fully supports my internet banking account. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
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Version 2.9.8
Julian Medina
08 June 2004
Great Program the closest you are going to get to safari I use Netscape. But this is a great program!!!!!
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Version 2.9.8
Anonymous
28 April 2004
Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' 'bout! I'm stuck with OS9 at work and just stumbled on this app and I LOVE it. Closest you'll ever get to Safari on OS9, easily. Thanks to the developers...really great stuff.
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Version 2.9.8
Anonymous
12 April 2004
iCab works well. The userface is simple yet has some really neat features I like.
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Version 2.9.7