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Old 09-14-2011, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Northern CA Mtns.
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Question Mac people: OmniWeb ?

Have any of you had experience with the OmniWeb browser? What can you tell me?

I'm wanting a secondary browser; Safari is my default in Snow Leopard.
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Location: San Antonio
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Omniweb was the first Mac OS X browser. I remember using it on a Mac OS X Server back in '99 or 2000, because it was the only option back then. I've never used Omniweb on another Mac and I don't believe it's widely used.

I use Firefox as my primary browser and Camino as my third browser on my Macs. (Safari is my secondary.)
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Old 09-14-2011, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Northern CA Mtns.
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Thanks for your reply, Bo. I use 1Password for password / security management and I think 1P used to support Omni; whatever I use for a secondary needs to be supported by them.

Call me silly, but I just have this thing against Firefox. I've never used it because something about the UI just makes me grumpy. I don't know if it's a Windoze look, or what.

I like the look of Camino, but 1P is not supporting them going forward, so that's a dead end.
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:03 PM
 
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I use it and love it - best use of resources and I like the way it handles tabbed browsing. I miss type to find, and it doesn't handle autofill well at all, but other than that, its a great browser. I find most OS X browsers bloat after a time of being open (~20 tabs, open for a month), but not Omniweb - very well coded.

Never a huge fan of Firefox on a Mac (fav on Windows though) - I found it bloated and Camino is an OS X native alternative - a faster option but it has limited extensions and like stated above, developmentally dead now.
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:31 PM
 
Location: The Triad (nc)
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has anyone else used iCab?
I liked it but since I started using Firefox I haven't looked back

www.icab.de/
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Barrington, IL area
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has anyone else used iCab?
I liked it but since I started using Firefox I haven't looked back

www.icab.de/
I've used iCab on 68k and PowerPC Macs for years. It's great.
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Old 09-15-2011, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Northern CA Mtns.
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Thank you all for your responses! I looked at iCab and it's way above my technical pay grade, lol.
I'm going to check that 1Password still supports Omni; if so, I will give it a try.
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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I use FireFox, but my default browser is Safari.
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