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Tannehills reviewed on 02 Feb 2004
I was going to write some critical comments that focused mainly on the price of OmniWeb. After going to their site to find ammo for my position, I became intrigued by the variety of features available and decided that I would download it and do a proper review.

Features: In a word, awesome! Go read them for yourself but suffice to say the browser has a boatload of productive, unique and interesting features. Many more than any other browser I have used and many that I had not anticipated.

Ease of Use: Hmmm...ok, this is a beta so you have to cut it some slack. First time I launched it I went to the main Omni site. The page took forever to load and when I clicked the "stop" button, the browser hung. After a restart, things went smoothly. The button layout is somewhat counter productive and seems to sprawling to me (ex. the "stop loading" button is on the far right of the screen and necessitates and "long" mouse trip to reach it. It would be a shorter trip to have it closer to the url bar near the center of the top of the screen). One other issue, when I went to my site (stuart.homeunix.com) and loaded up three photo laden tabs, the mouse-overs on each page were noticeably slower than when I had no tabs open. They also refused to load at all until I had clicked on the page, as opposed to simply having the page selected in the tabs sidebar.

Value: I was initially irritated by the high (in my opinion) price of OmniWeb. However, after giving the beta a fair shake, I can say that it IS a "better browser" and it does offer a plethora of features, many genuinely useful, that you won't find in a free browser. That said, I still feel like it is a bit overpriced. Perhaps that's my scottish heritage coming through but I would be much more inclined to purchase this at a price-point below $20.

Stability: It is a beta. Mostly works but has the odd hiccup (which is normal for a beta). 'Nuf said.

I am impressed with this app! If the button layout were a bit less kludgy and it could break into the sub $20 price range I would probably buy a copy as it looks like this beta baby will grow into best browser I have ever used.

(by the way...how do you "mark" a page?)
[Version 5.0 beta 1]


Tannehills reviewed on 26 Oct 2003
This is great! My son is so excited about it. Thanks for adding a little more to the fun and excitement of Christmas. For you who rate this program poorly, I'm sure you either do not have kids or you are one of those few parents whose sense of wonder shriveled up and died a long time ago. I feel sorry for your children.Thanks ifthen...keep up the great work (we especially like the number of days until Christmas feature).
[Version 1.2]

Tannehills commented on 17 Sep 2003
Hmmm...developer's website is nowhere to be found. Sounds a little flaky to me. With the number of decent P2P programs available (Acquisition, Poisoned, etc.) why try out this program from a developer with no website?
Additionally, the thing costs $15 ...Poisoned is free and quite good. I guess I just don't see the point.
[Version 0.9.5]

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