iCab
iCab 5.1.1
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Alternative Web browser.   Shareware ($20.00)
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iCab is an alternative Web browser. It supports HTML 4, 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
iCab is shareware and costs for $25/20 EUR, but it can be also used for free with a small
What's New
Version 5.1.1:
  • Bugfix: The history will be now cleared correctly, when iCab is configured to clear the history when quitting
  • Bugfix: Opening multiple ZIP Web Archives at the same time will work again.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.5 or later





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iCab User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 5.x:
(12)
Your rating: Now say why...
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Wickedsp1d3r commented on 21 Sep 2013
On a single page, is there a way to disable javascript source by source (like NoScript) or do I have to block them all?

Fast, powerful web browser. I love Filter Manager, but because lack of NoScript capabilities, I can't buy it.
[Version 5.1.1]

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Iliketrash replied on 21 Nov 2013
Filter Manager is your friend. Follow the circled numbers. (1) Select Kill JavaScript. (2) Enter the URL for the page for which you want to kill JavaScript. (3) Select JavaScript tab and uncheck "Use default preferences."

P.S. Writing this with iCab and I love it!
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Zinneken reviewed on 12 Sep 2013
Not often writing a review, but had to do it for this one!

In my search for a browser that allows me to customise how it behaves for privacy, so how it handles cookies, javascript, blocks content, etc. I tried Opera, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Maxthon and icab.
The only two browsers I found to have sufficient preferences to manage privacy as I want it are firefox with plenty of plugins and icab. The winner for me is icab hands down!
[Version 5.1]


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Panthera commented on 03 Sep 2013
$20 for a browser??? LOL.

You are joking, right? You'll be lucky to sell 5 copies.
[Version 5.1]


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Fyreflye commented on 02 Sep 2013
This was easily the best browser for OS9 in 1999, and the developer hasn't raised the dollar price for it since. But seriously, I adopted this browser as my default when it was first released and it was an amazing advance on Netscape and Explorer at the time, but it doesn't seem to have made much progress since. Everyone should have the right to choose whatever browser they like, but other than its availability for early versions of OSX I can't see why anyone would choose it today. Anyone want to explain why?
[Version 5.1]

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Dana Sutton replied on 02 Sep 2013
I don't want to be cruel and offend the iCab devotees out there (all eighteen of them), but you're right, this is strictly a museum piece of an app. I don't see a reason in the world for paying for a browser that offers absolutely no interesting features, and lacks desirable features (including a library of third-party extensions), that are standard on so many other ones available free of cost.
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Anon-Bud replied on 02 Sep 2013
One word: Speed. iCab renders web pages so much more quickly than anything else I've used. Plus there are times when Safari just won't or can't render a webpage and iCab does so flawlessly. Been using it for well over a decade, so $20 for 11 years' worth of use. Pretty good IMO.
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Fyreflye replied on 03 Sep 2013
@Anon-Bud What other browsers besides Safari have you tried recently ?
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Dana Sutton replied on 03 Sep 2013
fyreflye -- I walked away from Safari quite a while ago, I use Chromium.
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Fyreflye replied on 03 Sep 2013
@Dana Sutton Look again. My question was addressed to Anon-Bud.
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Mikael B commented on 24 Jul 2013
While Firefox and Chrome have a new release close to every month of the year, iCab haven't been updated since june 12 2012. That's more than one year since the last update.

There are limitations for one man development. Think where iCab could have been had it been opensourced years ago.

I buy apps every month, also much more expensive than iCab, but I have never bought iCab. I'd rather give money to open source projects than a "maybe in development" app.
[Version 5.0]


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bbw7 reviewed on 24 Mar 2013
I have to say this is one smooth browser. Check it out. Because it can handle sites better than Safari, and is fast and seems to have other functionality that Safari has lost, I have to give five stars -- even if it doesn't have full-on ad-blocking capability.
[Version 5.0]


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bbw7 commented on 08 Mar 2013
Was trying this out, and found that I wasn't able to login to several sites, including MU, although I was able to login to at least one other site at which I am registered. Is this one of the features not necessarily working in "demo" mode? Am honestly curious.

It does seem to be a very fast browser and works on pages Safari and others have problems with; however, I can't see paying for a browser without an actual adblocking feature or plugin. Filter lists just don't cut it. I understand that the developing team is small and puts a lot of time into this project, and thus needs to be recompensed for their work, but with all the free browsers out there with adblocking, I just don't see this business model working.
[Version 5.0]

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bbw7 replied on 24 Mar 2013
Well, whatever was the problem I was having logging in to site via this browser was a temporary one.
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RogerKatz reviewed on 30 Nov 2012
1Password crashed when it tried to apply to iCab 5.0.0 - so, for me, without 1Password, iCab is relatively useless.
[Version 5.0]

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Mikael B replied on 08 Dec 2012
i feel it's unfair to even rate an application that don't support another piece of software, Especially as iCab supports the OS X Keychain. While handy only some people need to be able to move their passwords around.
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Mikael B replied on 08 Dec 2012
As you can see below I would really like to have something Adblock be supported. It seems that iCab doesn't support this. I wouldn't rate iCab lower just because of that.
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iajay replied on 16 Dec 2012
1Password works fine on iCab for me. There might be some issue with 1Password version you are using.
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Mikael B replied on 16 Dec 2012
iajay, are you on OS X 10.6, 10.7 or 10.8? Because as I understand it 1stpassword doesn't support iCab on 10.7 and later.
Are you saying this is now changed?
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Mikael B commented on 31 Oct 2012
Anyone that can tip on an adblocker filter that just works?
[Version 5.0]

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Mikael B replied on 14 Nov 2012
There os no adfilter on iCab worht its salt? Really?
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Mikael B replied on 08 Dec 2012
Instead of cowardly downvoting my simple questions how about posting some info or reference how to mimic Adblock filtering with iCab filters?
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iajay replied on 16 Dec 2012
It's very ease. You can import advertising filter in iCab's Filter manager. You can find adverting filters in iCab downloaded folder or on iCab website. Also filter to download youtube videos.
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Mikael B replied on 16 Dec 2012
iajay, obviously I've already done that. I evaluated the filters I could find including the iCab folder. There is only one problem and that is that none of them actually filter ads.

Adblocker, that I use in Chrome, Safari and in Firefox just works everywhere. I'm actually quite shocked by the difference in interface when I use a browser like iCab without proper adblock filters. I can't live without proper ad-filtering.
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Ronadam commented on 16 Sep 2012
iCab 5.0.1 is available since June !
[Version 5.0]


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JRod53 had trouble on 11 Jan 2011
How can I run flash player on Icab? I can not see any youtube video or play any flash player game
[Version 4.8]

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Mikael B replied on 07 Aug 2012
You install Flash. I've never ever had the problem with Flash not working on iCab as well as any other browser (except TenFourFox which requires activation in hidden prefs) once it was installed.
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2ktz had trouble on 18 Jul 2010
ok i still cannot get icab to stay on top of page in ebay no matter what i do having spent weeks playing with filter manager i am still not able to get it to stay at top of page to see item location and current price etc it jumps straight to description in full screeen and no option to scroll up....so having to use safari to view ebay...

any advice? anyone help me with this as it is just so annoying to have to do this
[Version 4.8]

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David1 replied on 18 Jul 2010
2KTZ, Try this link: http://www.icab.de/faq.html
The very first question in the FAQ may provide the information you are looking for.
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Which Button Is The Any Key? commented on 18 Jul 2010
David1 is right, configuring the HTTP Referrer to be always sent (iCab Preferences > Network settings) is all it takes to get the eBay display issue solved. But as the iCab website advises you, it is not the safest option so I would only do it when browsing eBay.
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2ktz replied on 18 Jul 2010
to david1 and "which button..."

thanks for the advice...having read the info on the FAQ page i think i will just keep using safari to view ebay as after reading advice of what it says there about http etc think i would feel better if i didn't mess around with HTTP settings...
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Strob replied on 19 Jul 2010
Yes, you can make eBay work, but why isn't there option to seperately set HTML referral for each site?
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Caslon commented on 19 Jul 2010
Use iCab's Filter Manager to set up a filter for eBay with the referrer setting you need.
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2ktz replied on 19 Jul 2010
i have spent weeks trying to understand the filter manager and still not sure how it works or how to use it, as i said i have messed around with this for weeks and the system ID to no avail....so i think i will when i use e-bay use safari or just stop using icab altogether....
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2ktz had trouble on 20 Mar 2010
suddenly i cannpt no longer watch any youtube videos...
all i get is " go upgrade " yet if i switch to safari alls well....

anyone else have this issue?

i know youtube seem to have changed there layout has this anything to do with it?...it's really strange
[Version 4.7]

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Which Button Is The Any Key? replied on 23 Mar 2010
No issues here, working as flawlessly as usual. Are you using the YouTube Video-Download filter available at…

http://icab.de/filtermanager.html
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2ktz replied on 23 Mar 2010
i have not touched any of the filters yet as i am not sure how to use them
it may have had something to do with me changing the browser ID

though i have noticed it not allowing some flash stuff not to work that safari does...

willhave to have a slow read through the filter manager and see how to use it..is it like click to flash?? as i have that on the latest safari
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2ktz replied on 25 Mar 2010
well seemed it was click to flash that caused the " go upgrade" problem having downloaded the new stable version of that it's fine.

though it seems icab really does not like layout of things on e-bay..once you click for info on something you can't see location of product etc so i am having to pop into safari to do this i have played with preferences in icab see if i can over come this but to no joy...

anyone have any suggestions about this?
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Moebian73 had trouble on 28 Aug 2006
I downloaded iCab 3.0.3, but when I try to unDMG it, it gives me "no mountable file systems" as a warning. I've unstuffed many DMGs, why is this warning popping up?

As far as iCab is concerned, I think it's a great broswer. People tend to be picky, very picky, on their browsers. They want everything...EVERYTHING. iCab is good for those slower Macs, that have little HD space, and good for browsing the web like I do.
[Version 3.0.3]



Tissuefan rated on 10 Mar 2014

[Version 5.1.1]



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Runtime rated on 11 Jan 2014

[Version 5.1.1]



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Espiridion rated on 04 Sep 2013

[Version 5.1]



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Schwity rated on 03 Sep 2013

[Version 5.1]



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iMacintosh rated on 02 Apr 2013

[Version 5.0]



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Sir-Sixty-Nine rated on 14 Jul 2012

[Version 5.0]



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craigfin74 rated on 12 Apr 2011

[Version 4.8]



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L-G-S rated on 06 Feb 2011

[Version 4.8]



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ο rated on 16 Dec 2010

[Version 4.8]


Downloads:81,568
Version Downloads:4,979
Type:Internet : Browsers
License:Shareware
Date:13 Sep 2013
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $20.00
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iCab is an alternative Web browser. It supports HTML 4, 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
iCab is shareware and costs for $25/20 EUR, but it can be also used for free with a small limitation.


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