iCab
iCab
5.8.6

5.0

iCab

iCab

5.8.604 July 2019

Alternative Internet Web browser.

iCab
$10.00
04 July 2019

5.0

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iCab

iCab

5.8.604 July 2019

Alternative Internet Web browser.

Overview

iCab is an alternative web browser for the Apple Mac with numerous useful features not found in other browsers.

Key features;
Filtering advertising banners and much more
  • iCab can block undesirable content, like ads and pop-up windows. Also many settings can be automatically configured based on the URL of the page you're visiting, so you can have individual browser settings for different web site.
Kiosk mode
  • While in Kiosk mode, iCab will cover the whole screen and all other applications are blocked. The Kiosk mode is the ideal environment when the computer is accessing a public place (like fairs, exhibitions, hotels, etc.) where users should be able to obtain information, yet prevent any external access to your system. Additionally, the access can be restricted to certain pages.
Download manager
  • Files and even whole web pages can be downloaded to access the content off-line at your convenience, without having to go online again.
Source code manager
  • iCab can display the source code of a page itself or open it in a Text Editor. iCab can automatically reload and re-display the entire page whenever the HTML code is saved in the editor. You can easily access all files which are used in the current page from a list, where the files are sorted by type (images, HTML code, CSS code, JavaScript code, etc)
Windows and tabs
  • At any time you can easily decide if a link or bookmark is opened in a new window or tab, in the background or foreground
And more
  • HTML pages can be stored in a compact ZIP-file, including all images of the page.
  • iCab can warn the user when visiting sites known for Malware or Phishing.
  • It is highly configurable.

What's new in iCab

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

Requirements for iCab

  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later

5 Reviews

Rate this app:

18 September 2006

Most helpful

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.
Like (2)
Version 2.9.8
15 July 2019
MacUpdate maintains two iCab pages. iCab 5.8.6 is the newest version, but it was not updated on 04 July 2019, as claimed above, but on Sept 28, 2018. See these links:
http://www.icab.de/
https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/5558/icab
Like
Version 5.8.6
04 July 2019
Yes, v5.8.6 is the update from September, 2018. If you've been using iCab lately, you probably already have the update installed. The developer has been focusing on the iOS version in recent years. But the Mac OS version still comes in handy. It's great to have an alternative from the big guys, which each have their own annoyances.
Like (1)
Version 5.8.6
04 July 2019
Besides of Firefox my lightweight 2nd browser since many years… – I love it!
Like (1)
Version 5.8.6
1 answer(s)
dwp-1
04 July 2019
Needs some help with it's icons but I found it to be a very fast loading, light weight web browser. I probably won't use it but I purchased a license to help support the developer. I can remember when iCab first came out. The developer deserves credit for his persistence in this corporate software world. Love indie developers!
Like (2)
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.
Like (2)
Version 2.9.8
19 February 2002
The Best Web browser I have ever used. Fast, Uses little RAM, Stable. It has features the the others dont.
Like (1)
Version 2.7.1
$10.00

5.0

Category:

Internet

Browsers

Developer Website:
DownloadPurchase nowMacUpdateInstall with MacUpdate

Downloaded & Installed 5,523 times

$10.00

5.0

Category:

Internet

Browsers

Developer Website:
DownloadPurchase nowMacUpdateInstall with MacUpdate

Downloaded & Installed 5,523 times

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5 Reviews

Rate this app:

18 September 2006

Most helpful

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.
Like (2)
Version 2.9.8
15 July 2019
MacUpdate maintains two iCab pages. iCab 5.8.6 is the newest version, but it was not updated on 04 July 2019, as claimed above, but on Sept 28, 2018. See these links:
http://www.icab.de/
https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/5558/icab
Like
Version 5.8.6
04 July 2019
Yes, v5.8.6 is the update from September, 2018. If you've been using iCab lately, you probably already have the update installed. The developer has been focusing on the iOS version in recent years. But the Mac OS version still comes in handy. It's great to have an alternative from the big guys, which each have their own annoyances.
Like (1)
Version 5.8.6
04 July 2019
Besides of Firefox my lightweight 2nd browser since many years… – I love it!
Like (1)
Version 5.8.6
1 answer(s)
dwp-1
04 July 2019
Needs some help with it's icons but I found it to be a very fast loading, light weight web browser. I probably won't use it but I purchased a license to help support the developer. I can remember when iCab first came out. The developer deserves credit for his persistence in this corporate software world. Love indie developers!
Like (2)
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.
Like (2)
Version 2.9.8
19 February 2002
The Best Web browser I have ever used. Fast, Uses little RAM, Stable. It has features the the others dont.
Like (1)
Version 2.7.1