iCab
iCab
5.8.6

4.4

iCab free download for Mac

iCab

5.8.6
02 October 2018

Alternative Web browser.

Overview

iCab is an alternative Web browser. It supports HTML4, image filtering, cookie filtering, bookmarks, java and javascript support, search modes, importing of Web archives from Explorer, download manager, and numerous useful features not found in other browsers.

Features
  • Advertising banner filtering
  • Kiosk mode
  • Error protocol (Smiley)
  • Portable Web archives
  • Download Manager
  • Link Manager
  • Souce code manager

What's new in iCab

Version 5.8.6:
  • Fixes an issue under "Mojave" when configuring the toolbar icons.

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Dr-Sparks
15 July 2019

Most helpful

MacUpdate maintains two iCab pages. iCab 5.8.6 is the newest version, and was updated on Sept 28, 2018. See these links:
http://www.icab.de/
https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/4210/icab
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Version 5.8.6
Dr-Sparks
15 July 2019
MacUpdate maintains two iCab pages. iCab 5.8.6 is the newest version, and was updated on Sept 28, 2018. See these links:
http://www.icab.de/
https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/4210/icab
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Version 5.8.6
Derision
18 April 2019
I love iCab. I've used it on my various machines, legacy and otherwise, for over a decade. It benefits from their being a stable version for practically every flavor of Mac: 2.9.9 is the best browser you can get for a 68k Mac, hands down, and 3.0.5 is the best you can find for PowerPC-based Macs running MacOS 9 or earlier. I don't use it quite as much on my modern MacBook Pro, but when I do, I'm consistently impressed by its speed and stability, and always end up wondering why it doesn't get started more often. Registration costs ten bucks, but the only restriction for unregistered users is an unobtrusive shareware reminder popup when you open the application. Even so, I like it enough to support it, and have had my license for years now. iCab, you've been the bomb for 20 years... and I hope you stay that way for 20 more.
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Version 5.8.6
David1
15 February 2019
iCab may not be free, but I've been using it for years in preference to others because it's one of the most stable and secure browsers available and has features that are not available elsewhere.
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Version 5.8.6
Macmedix
13 December 2018
IT is fantastic that iCab is still updated AND supports Mac OSX 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8 Nothing else does. As of Dec 2018, the most recent version is 5.8.6 which is available from the iCab.de website (even if not available here at MacUpdate). For people running older Macs iCab is your only choice for a browser that is updated enough to do modern SSL, yet still runs on those older Mac OSes. iCab is the last refuge, helping older Macs retain usefulness, even on secure sites such as Amazon. I will note that when running on Mac OSX 10.7, things are not as good as when running OSX 10.12. Because on OSX 10.7 Some sites such Bank of America, do not work 100%. Even after successful login, The BoA menus are partly broken & clicking on BillPay gets an error about lack of a secure connection. Mixed bag.
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Version 5.8.6
MacDefender
11 October 2018
For years my prefered browser and I tried a lot of those others including Chrome, Firefox or Brave. iCab is still the best and fastest and can be configured in various ways. Love to see that there is still a browser for ‚developers‘ and not only those blinky full blows stupid ones.
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Version 5.8.6
iMacWare
24 August 2018
This browser is both fast and useful. I recommend it over Chrome, Firefox or Opera.
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Version 5.8.5
2 answer(s)
Scion777
Scion777
02 October 2018
I don't. The last update was 14 months ago. That's crazy.
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
03 October 2018
Oddly, the latest update is TODAY! That's excellent.
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Scion777
18 July 2017
There was an almost three year gap between releases. Seriously? Security for browsers does not wait for incremental releases of less than a month or so . . .
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Version 5.8.3
1 answer(s)
iMacWare
iMacWare
24 August 2018
The thing is, it’s based on WebKit and will run on your Mac. (My current Mac is 10.13.6 MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014). 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5.

This being said, you’re correct about security. Have you tried MalwareBytes?
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clicchi
27 April 2017
I have problem on my late 2007 iMac that causes random and often crashes/shutdowns. I found that Safari made these crashes happen too often. I upgraded to El Capitan (from Snow Leopard) on this iMac because I needed supported programs. This computer will not install Sierra. I am not looking to replace it, but to make it useable. I tried Chrome and Firefox and still had crashes happen too often. Long story short, I started using iCab and the iMac seems to shutdown much less. The problem with iCab is that it only displays (it seems) as if I’m using a mobile device. Facebook in particular will redirect to a mobile page view that is quite hart to navigate and view compared to a normal browser view. Is there a way to make iCab work as a desktop browser? I like the browser (don’t like crashes) but this “feature” is nothing if not annoying. I want to know if iCab can be used, or if there is a browser like iCab for os x.
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Version 5.8.3
1 answer(s)
Cartoonasaur
Cartoonasaur
10 June 2017
Your crashing, etc. might be massively improved, perhaps, if you download and run a cache-cleaning app like Onyx - it is free and available here on Macupdate. Good luck! There are YouTube videos that walk you through using it, it is quite easy... I have had very much the same problems as you describe and this program fixed them for me.
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kingjj
28 September 2016
5.7 is shaping up to be the fastest and most stable version yet. If you’ve been hesitant, don’t be. It the fastest webkit browser available, and previous wrinkles have been well ironed.
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Version 5.7
1 answer(s)
kingjj
kingjj
14 October 2016
PS I’ve never been crazy about iCab’s icon (okay, I kinda hate it), but I’ve found these that work quite nicely: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0By_Rj6DYMojJN3pLZXhkSGdkcm8
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kingjj
28 November 2015
iCab Works Again! When I upgraded my OS from 10.6 to 10.10, the last version of iCab (5.5) was rendered useless. Nothing but freezes and crashes, even while attempting to view even the most basic of web pages. However, it's finally been updated (see below for the link. No idea why Macupdate hasn’t listed it), I’ve been using it for a few days with OS 10.11, and I have not an issue to report. At this point. you can just scroll down to the review I posted in September 2014, because my thoughts are exactly the same. It’s fast, light on memory, and highly customizable. I do have one new caveat, the updated version seems to use it’s own spell check. While it seems to work well enough, it’s conflicting with the system spell check. And I can’t figure out how to disable it (or if it’s even possible). But other than that, I’m overjoyed to have my favorite browser back. I hope this version doesn’t run into the issues the last version did. And if it does have issues, I hope it takes less than a year to get them fixed. Regardless, I’ll be patient. Mr. Clauss is one person, and he’s doing awesome work. I’d say that’s worth the wait.
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Version 5.5