Macintosh Web Browsers

Updated: 30 October 2014

New!: Robotize, browser number 213 has now been added to this list. [on 26 October 2014]


Welcome to yet another list on the Internet that once again shows that some people have odd interests and priorities or simply too much free time.

This list contains only publicly available browsers that work on Apple Macintosh hardware running any version of any Macintosh operating system.

I have been maintaining this selection of Mac browsers since 1994. All entries made in more recent years are dated, with newer updates listed first. This means that more frequently updated browsers will more often appear at the top, but what the heck, it's just a silly list. The comments for each browser reflect my own personal opinions and assessments.

Feel free to copy any information from this page. You also have my permission to copy everything from this particular page and claim it as your own work. But any list you have will soon be outdated as I keep updating mine. Whatever. The only thing I ask is that you not use any kind of script to regularly "scrape" this page for its content.

I'd appreciate hearing from you about any mistakes, broken links, additional information, etc.

All opinions expressed on this page are my own.

Darrel E. Knutson

Note 1: Comments on Mac browser stats and page optimization. [11 July 2006]

Note 2: As a quick reference the icons for most Mac OS X browsers are displayed in 64x64 pixels and the icons for older browsers appear in the formerly standard 32x32 pixels. Icons are also mostly present for the sub-variations of some web browsers (i.e., versions that are portable, special builds, test developments, etc.)

Note 3: A note about browsers for older Mac systems: This is my main "support" question - what browser should I use for Mac OS 9? The best option is of course to upgrade your hardware and use the latest version of Mac OS X since, with the exception of iCab, development on all browsers for Mac OS 9 has ceased. Even Microsoft no longer recommends the use of Internet Explorer for Macintosh, leaving users with older systems very little choice. MS IE is also no longer available for download. In no particular order, here are some browsers that work on Mac OS 9: Opera, iCab, MS Internet Explorer, WannaBe (text only), MacLynx (text only) Mozilla, WaMCom Mozilla, Wazilla, Netscape 6/7 (not version 4!). Don't expect everything to work with specific web pages or websites.

Again, your best bet for a modern browser on older systems is iCab 3.0 which is now the browser I recommend on older systems. [11 July 2006 - This is also what mozilla.org recommends.]

If you are unable to find an older, Mac OS 9 version of a browser, you may be able to find it at mac.oldapps.com (Thanks for the tip, Edward!)

Note 4: The non-public Apple App Store. A few browsers that have recently been released are only available from Apple's App Store. So far these are pretty much basic WebKit builds with only one of them offered as freeware. My current policy is to exclude these browsers from the list, because they are only available from a service that requires registration (and is thus not actually publicly available!) and in most cases charges you $1.99 just to try out the software (the final proof of not being publicly available).


Opera Software A/S Opera 5.0tp1, 5.0tp2, 5.0tp3, 5.0b1, 5.0b2 (PPC), 5.0tp1.315 (OSX), 5.0b1 (OSX), 5.0b2 (OSX), 5.0b3 (PPC), 5.0b4 (PPC), 5.0b5 (PPC), 5.0b3 (OSX), 5.0 (PPC), 5.0b4 (OSX), 6.0b1 (OSX), 6.0b2 (OSX/PPC), 6.0b3 (PPC/OSX), 6.0 (PPC/OSX), 6.02 (PPC/OSX), 6.0.3 (PPC/OSX), 7.50p3, 7.50p4, 7.50b1, 7.50, 7.51, 7.52, 7.53, 7.54, 7.54u1, 8.0pre1, 7.5.4u2, 8.0b1, 8.0.1, 8.02tp1, 8.0.2, 8.10pre2, 8.5, 9.0pre1, 8.5.1, 9.0pre2, 8.5.2, 8.5.4, 9.0b1, 9.0b2, 9.0, 9.0.1, 9.0.2, 9.10, 9.20b1, 9.20, 9.21, 9.22, 9.23, 9.50a1, 9.24 , 9.50b1, 9.25, 9.26, 9.27, 9.50b2, 9.5, 9.5.1, 9.5.2, 9.60b1, 9.6, 9.6.1, 9.6.2, 10.0a1, 9.6.3, 9.6.4, 10.0a1 Turbo [10.00.6294], 10.00b1, 10.00b1 Unite [10.00.6510], 10.00b2, 10.00b3, 10.00rc1, 10.00rc2, 10.0, 10.10b1, 10.01, 10.10, 10.20a1, 10.50 (8174), 10.50 (8189), 10.50 (8202), 10.50 (8213), 10.50 (8215), 10.50 (8240), 10.50a1 (8249), 10.50a1 (8258), 10.50b rc (8267) (OSX/Intell), 10.50b1 (8271), 10.50b1 (8277), 10.52b1 (8324), 10.52b1 (8329), 10.50b2 (8330), 10.52b2 (8332), 10.52rc1 (8333), 10.52rc2 (8335), 10.52rc3 (8336), 10.52rc4 (8337), 10.52rc5 (8339), 10.52, 10.53 (8343), 10.53 (8347), 10.54 (8348), 10.54 (8350), 10.54 (8352), 10.54 (8353), 10.54 (8358), 10.60 Alpha 1 (8362), 10.60b1, 10.54 (8388), 10.60, 10.61 RC1 (8418), 10.61 RC2 (8422), 10.61 RC3 (8428), 10.70 (8406), 10.70 (8407), 10.70 (8419), 10.70 (8423), 10.70 (8425), 10.70 (8427), 10.61, 10.62, 10.63, 11.0a1, 11.0b1 (1111), 11.0rc1 (1149), 11.0rc2 (1152), 11.00 (1156), 11.01 (1189), 11.01 (1190), 11.10 (2005), 11.10 (2014), 11.10 (2018), 11.10 (2020), 11.10 (2025), 11.10 (2033), 11.10 (2039), 11.10 (2040), 11.10 (2042), 11.10 (2045), 11.10 (2047), 11.10b1 (2048), 11.10b1 (2053), 11.10b1 (2064), 11.10b1 (2067), 11.10b1 (2076), 11.10b1 (2077), 11.10b1 (2079), 11.10rc1 (2081), 11.10rc2 (2083), 11.10rc3 (2085), 11.10rc3.1 (2087), 11.10rc3.11 (2090), 11.10rc4 (2091), 11.10rc4.1 (2092), 11.10 (2092), 11.50a (1009), 11.11 (2109), 11.50a (1015), 11.50a (1016), 11.50a (1018), 11.50a (1020), 11.50a (1024), 11.50b (1027), 11.50 (1031), 11.50 (1035), 11.50 (1036), 11.50 (1037), 11.50 (1040), 11.50 (1049), 11.50 (1052), 11.50 (1054), 11.50 (1065), 11.50rc1 (1067), 11.50rc2 (1068), 11.50rc3 (1071), 11.50rc4 (1073), 11.50rc5 (1074), 11.50 (1074), 12.00 (1017), 12.00 (1020), 12.00 (1027), 12.00 (1039), 12.00 (1042), 12.00 (1033), 12.00 (1047), 11.51rc1 (1084), 11.51rc2 (1087), 11.51 (1087), 12.00 (1054), 12.00 (1060), 12.00 (1065), 12.00 (1076), 12.00 (1085), 12.00 (1090), 12.00a1 (1105), 11.52 (1100), Opera Labs 12.00 (1113), 12.00 (1116), 11.60 (1134), 11.60 (1139), 11.60 (1144), 11.60 (1145), 11.60 (1147), 11.60b1 (1147), 11.60b1 (1150), 12.00 (1155), 11.60 (1159), 11.60 (1163), 11.60 (1169), 11.60 (1173), 12.00 (1174), 11.60 (1177), 11.60 (1178), 11.60 (1180), 11.60rc1 (1181), 11.60rc2 (1184), 11.60 (1185), 12.00 (1191),12.00 (1193), 12.00 (1213), 11.61 (1222), 11.61 (1234), 11.61 (1236), 11.61rc (1250), 11.61 (1250), 12.00 (1256), 12.00 (1272), 11.62 (1273), 12.00 (1289), 11.62 (1297), Opera Labs 12.00 (1293), 12.00 (1301), 11.62 (1302), 11.62 (1304), 12.00 (1306), 11.62 (1307), 12.00 (1312), 12.00 (1317), 11.62 (1324), 12.00 (1325), 11.62 (1327), 12.00 (1328), 11.62 (1332), 11.62 (1340), 11.62rc1 (1347), 12.00 (1351), 11.62 [1347], 12.00 (1359), 12.00 (1360), 12.00 (1372), 11.63 (Mac App Store only), 12.00 (1380), 12.00 (1383), 12.00 (1385), 12.00 rc (1387), 11.64 (1403), 12.00 (1406) 12.00 (1406, sandboxed), 12.00 (1413), 12.00 (1417), 12.00 (1422), 12.00 (1424), 12.00 (1431), 12.00 (1433), 12.00 (1438), 12.00 (1439), 12.00 (1441), 12.00 (1445), 12.00rc (1448), 12.00rc2 (1450), 12.00rc3 (1454), 12.00rc4 (1456), 12.00rc5 (1465), 12.00rc6 (1467), 12.00 (1467), 12.01 (1473), 12.01 (1486), 12.01 (1491), 12.01 (1497), 12.50 (1513), 12.01 (1517), 12.01 (1520), 12.01rc1 (1528), 12.01rc2 (1532), 12.01, 12.50 (1538), 12.50 (1546), 12.02 (1552), 12.02 (1555), 12.02 (1558), 12.02rc1 (1565), 12.50 (1577), 12.02 (1578), 12.50 (1580), 12.50 (1581), 12.50 (1583), 12.10 (1592), 12.10bc1 (1593), 12.10bc2 (1594), 12.10bc3 (1597), 12.10 (1605), 12.10 (1612), 12.10bc4 (1613), 12.10bc5 (1615), 12.10 beta (1615), 12.10 (1618, 32/64-bit), 12.10 (1620, 32/64-bit), 12.10 (1624, 32/64-bit), 12.10 (1627, 32/64-bit), 12.10 (1633, 32/64-bit), 12.10 (1639, 32/64-bit), 12.10 (1642), 12.10 (1644), 12.10 (1646), 12.10 RC1 (1647), 12.10 RC2 (1649), 12.10 RC3 (1650), 12.10 RC4 (1652), 12.10 final (1652), 12.11 (1653), 12.11 (1655), 12.11 (1657), 12.11 (1658), 12.11 RC1 (1659), 12.11 RC2 (1661), 12.11 final (1661), 12.12 (1662), 12.12 (1680), 12.12 (1694) RC, 12.12 (1704) RC2, 11.12 final (1707), 12.13 (1721), 12.13 RC1 (1725), 12.13 RC2 (1733), 12.13 final (1734), 12.14 (1737) 12.14 final (1738), 12.15 RC (1742), 12.15 RC2 (1745), 12.15 final (1748) (OSX 10.5, Intel), 15.0.1147.18, 15.0.1147.24, 15.0.1147.44, 15.0.1147.56, 15.0.1147.62, 15.0.1147.72, 15.0.1147.132 (stable), 15.0.1147.147 (stable), 16.0.1196.14 (next), 16.0.1196.22 (next), 16.0.1196.25 (next), 16.0.1196.29 (next), 15.0.1147.153 (stable), 16.0.1196.35 (next), 17.0.1224.1 (dev), 16.0.1196.41 (next), 17.0.1232.0 (dev), 16.0.1196.45 (next), 16.0.1196.55 (next), 17.0.1240.0 (dev), 16.0.1196.62 (stable), 17.0.1246.0 (dev), 16.0.1196.73 (stable), 17.0.1241.11 (next), 18.0.1258.1 (dev), 17.0.1241.18 (next), 18.0.1264.0 (dev), 18.0.1267.0 (dev), 18.0.1271.0 (dev), 16.0.1196.80 (stable), 17.0.1241.28 (next), 18.0.1274.0 (dev), 17.0.1241.36 (next), 17.0.1241.45 (stable), 18.0.1284.2 (dev), 18.0.1284.5 (dev), 18.0.1284.7 (next), 17.0.1241.53 (stable), 18.0.1284.11 (next), 19.0.1300.0 (dev), 19.0.1310.0 (dev), 18.0.1284.18 (next), 18.0.1284.26 (next), 19.0.1324.0 (dev), 18.0.1284.49 (stable), 19.0.1326.0 (dev), 19.0.1326.9 (next), 18.0.1284.63 (stable), 20.0.13446.0 (dev), 18.0.1284.68 (stable), 19.0.1326.21 (next), 20.0.1353.0 (dev), 19.0.1326.26 (next), 20.0.1376.0 (dev), 20.0.1380.1 (dev), 19.0.1326.34 (next), 19.0.1326.39 (next), 19.0.1326.45 (next), 20.0.1387.2 (dev), 20.0.1387.9 (dev), 19.0.1326.47 (stable), 19.0.1326.56 (stable), 20.0.1387.16 (dev), 19.0.1326.59 (stable), 20.0.1387.24 (next), 20.0.1387.30 (next), 19.0.1326.63 (stable), 20.0.1387.37 (next), 21.0.1419.0 (dev), 20.0.1387.51 (next), 20.0.1387.53 (next), 20.0.1387.59 (next), 20.0.1387.64 (stable), 21.0.1432.0 (dev), 21.0.1432.5 (dev), 20.0.1387.77 (stable), 20.0.1387.82 (stable), 21.0.1432.24 (dev), 21.0.1432.31 (next), 22.0.1457.0 (dev), 20.0.1387.91 (stable), 22.0.1460.0 (dev), 21.0.1432.39 (next), 22.0.1471.5 (dev), 21.0.1432.48 (next), 22.0.1471.8 (dev), 21.0.1432.57 (stable), 22.0.1471.16 (next), 23.0.1499.0 (dev), 21.0.1432.67 (stable), 22.0.1471.34 (next), 23.0.1508.0 (dev), 22.0.1471.40 (next) 23.0.1514.1 (dev), 22.0.1471.50 (stable), 23.0.1522.0 (dev), 23.0.1522.10 (dev), 23.0.1522.14 (next), 24.0.1532.2 (dev), 22.0.1471.70 (stable), 24.0.1537.0 (dev), 23.0.1522.24 (next), 24.0.1543.0 (dev), 23.0.1522.28 (next), 23.0.1522.43 (next), 24.0.1550.0 (dev), 24.0.1558.3 (dev), 23.0.1522.58 (next), 23.0.1522.60 (stable), 24.0.1558.17 (dev), 24.0.1558.21 (dev), 24.0.1558.25 (next), 25.0.1583.1 (dev) [see note below], 23.0.1522.75 (stable), 24.0.1558.34 (next), 25.0.1592.0 (dev) [See note below], 23.0.1522.77 (stable), 25.0.1597.0 (dev), 24.0.1558.43 (next), 24.0.1558.57 (next), 25.0.1606.0 (dev), 24.0.1558.53 (stable), 25.0.1613.1 (dev), 25.0.1614.5 (dev), 25.0.1614.11 (beta), 24.0.1558.61 (stable), 25.0.1614.18 (beta), 26.0.1632.0 (dev), 24.0.1558.64 (stable), 25.0.1614.31 (beta), 25.0.1614.35 (beta), 26.0.1646.0 (dev), 25.0.1614.50 (stable), 26.0.1655.0 (dev), 26.0.1656.5 (dev), 25.0.1614.63 (stable), 26.0.1656.8 (beta), 25.0.1614.68 (stable)
opera-new.png Opera download page [Thanks for the revised link, Trudy!]
Opera development
Opera Labs

[30 October 2014] This is one of the fastest browsers I have seen on Mac OS. It's also not bad on BeOS, Linux and Windows. Opera clearly demonstrates that improvements to a satisfying Web experience don't depend on the size of the company that produces it. Version 6.0 provided nearly full support for CSS, but handled some things differently from other browsers. Version 7.5 is a major improvement to Opera for Macintosh, bringing it to the top of the list of best Mac browsers and matching feature for feature the latest versions available on Windows and Linux. Even though similar browsers are completely free, these improvements should put Opera back into competition. Use of Opera is now completely free - without an advertising window. It was formerly $39 for the commercial, non-advertising version. This is my main browser on Windows. Versions 7.54u1 and 7.54u2 are security updates. Version 8.0.2 includes security-related fixes. 8.10 preview 2 was released after 8.0.2 and again includes support for BitTorrent file sharing. As of version 8.5 Opera is now free! Besides offering up dozens of new features, Opera 9.0 pre 1 has new keyboard commands that bring it more into line with those of other modern browsers. Version 8.5.1 is a security update. Version 9.0 is now a universal binary and adds "widgets", support for BitTorrent, site-specific preferences and much more. Versions 9.01 and 9.02 are bug-fixed, recommended security upgrades. Version 9.1 now features "real-time Fraud Protection" to prevent phishing attacks. Opera 9.20 introduces Speed Dial and Developer Tools as well as security fixes. Versions 9.21 to 9.27 are security fixes.

Opera 9.5 includes new features such as Quick Find (finding text on pages visited), Opera Link to synchronize bookmarks, a faster browser engine, anti-phishing technology and an improved integrated e-mail client. Version 9.5.1 and 9.5.2 are stability and security updates.

In version 9.6 Opera Link has been expanded to include typed history, notes, personal bar, custom search engines and Speed Dial for synchronization between different computers, Opera Scroll Marker which indicates the previous position when the end of the page is reached. Version 9.6.1 and 9.6.2 are security updates. 9.6.2 now uses the Presto 2.1.1 user agent engine. 9.6.3 is a security update.

Intel and Universal versions of Opera 10 (codenamed Peregrine) are now available. Version 10 uses the Presto 2.2 rendering engine, features perfect standards compliance, spell-checking, auto-updating and support for new web technologies. "Opera Turbo" offers special server-side compression for low bandwidth connections. "Opera Unite" now offers a web server inside a web browser! Opera 10 also introduces a new application icon (without the background shadow). Opera 10.10 is now called Opera Unite and includes many web-service programs such as Opera Unite Home, File Sharing, Fridge, Media Player, Messenger, Photo Sharing and Web Server. (For full details see the Opera 10.10 changelog. Just days after the release of 10.1, version 10.2a1 was now available from the Opera Next page. 10.2 showcases web applications in the form of Opera Widgets for Desktop. Each widget runs in its own process and can be separated from the browser to behave like normal applications.

10.52 includes the speedy new Carakan JavaScript engine, the Presto 2.5 browser engine, support for HTML 5 and SVG, better OS integration, Cocoa and Core Text frameworks for improved Mac OS look and feel, improved dialogs, easier searching, a new zoom slider in the status bar and private browsing. 10.53 and 10.54 are security and stability updates.

Version 10.60 has now been released. Changes include the implementation of the Presto 2.6 rendering engine, user-enabled Google Location Services, various geolocation features, support for offline web applications and the WebM video format and lots of security and stability fixes. Versions 10.61 and 10.62 are mainly security updates.

Opera 11.00 has been released. It introduces Opera extensions, improved browser performance, enhanced features such as an option to load Flash content only when clicked on, a new bookmarks bar and greater support for HTML5. It is also no longer available for the PPC architecture. Version 11.01 is a security and stability update. Opera 11.10 ("Barracuda") has now been released. It includes a new, more flexible Speed Dial, the Presto 2.8.131 rendering engine, faster Opera Turbo and many more enhancements. Version 11.11 fixes a security problem.

Version 10.50, code named "Swordfish" is now out. A new feature allowing you to run a stable version of the browser alongside development versions is called "Opera Next". 10.50 also introduces speed dial extensions and uses the Presto 2.9.168 rendering engine. Version 11.51 adds support for Mac OS X 10.7 full screen mode.

10.60 "Tunny" has been released along with the 11.61 update.

11.62 and 11.64 are security and stability updates. There was no verison 11.63.

After many beta and release candidate versions Opera 12.00 "Wahoo" has been released. Plug-ins now run in their own processes, themes are easier to install and manage, the Unite and Widgets features are off my default, it uses the Presto 2.10 engine, support for the Do Not Track HTTP header has been added and much more. Version 12.01 and 12.02 are security updates with lots of bug fixes.

Opera 15.0.x.x now includes the switch from Presto to the Chromium rendering engine and the e-mail program has been removed to a separate application.

As of Opera 16.x releases are being given numbers similar to Google Chrome. 19.x are stable, 20.x are 'next' and 'developer' versions.

Note: [6 August 2014] Since as of version 25.0.1583.1 Opera Developer uses an installer to download new versions, I will no longer be reporting them, because I do not want to be forced to install it just to see what version I have.

[14 August 2014] Yeah! They are now offering "offline packages" using the normal DMG files, so you will be getting updates on Opera Developer after all.

[15 September 2014] As of version 25.0.1614.11 Opera Next has been renamed to Opera beta. Simple as that...


Google Chrome 3.0.195.1, 3.0.197.12, 3.0.198.1, 4.0.202.0, 4.0.203.4, 4.0.207.0, 4.0.211.2, 4.0.212.1, 4.0.220.1, 4.0.221.8, 4.0.222.5, 4.0.223.8, 4.0.223.11, 4.0.229.1, 4.0.237.0, 4.0.245.0, 4.0.249.0, 4.0.249.4, 4.0.249.12, 4.0.249.22, 4.0.249.27, 4.0.249.30, 4.0.249.43, 4.0.249.49, 4.0.295.0, 4.0.302.2, 5.0.307.1, 5.0.307.5, 5.0.307.7, 5.0.322.2, 5.0.307.9, 5.0.335.0, 5.0.342.1, 5.0.307.11, 5.0.342.3, 5.0.342.5, 5.0.356.0, 5.0.356.2, 5.0.360.0, 5.0.360.4, 5.0.371.0, 5.0.375.6, 5.0.375.9, 5.0.375.17, 5.0.375.23, 5.0.375.28, 5.0.375.29, 5.0.396.0, 5.0.375.38, 6.0.401.1, 6.0.408.1, 5.0.375.53, 5.0.375.55, 5.0.375.70, 6.0.422.0, 6.0.427.0, 6.0.427.2, 6.0.427.3, 5.0.375.86, 6.0.447.0, 5.0.375.99, 6.0.453.1, 6.0.458.1, 6.0.472.4, 5.0.375.125, 6.0.472.11, 6.0.472.14, 6.0.472.22, 6.0.472.25, 5.0.375.126, 6.0.472.33, 6.0.490.1, 6.0.472.36, 6.0.495.0, 5.0.375.127, 6.0.472.41, 7.0.503.0, 6.0.472.51, 6.0.472.53, 6.0.472.55, 7.0.517.0, 6.0.472.59, 7.0.517.8, 6.0.472.62, 6.0.472.62, 6.0.472.63, 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[29 October 2014] I haven't written much about this browser, mainly due to my privacy-related concerns and unwillingness to accept some of the decisions Google has made in terms of user control of the software. I object to Google's ways of handling installation, updating, default settings, transmission of private data to their servers, and so much more. That's why I simply refuse to 'bow down to the Man' and re-install and use it, even for testing purposes only. Because I believe this approach to providing a browsing experience is so fundamentally flawed, I also can't recommend its use by others: For more secure alternatives, check out the Chromium, Aviator and Epic projects.

Version 5.0.375.55 was the first official 5.0 stable release for Mac OS X. The 31.x series is now stable and is frequently updated. The 32.x (beta) and 33.x (development) series are currently in development, so use at your own risk. As of version 11.0.696.12 Chrome sports a new icon. [172nd browser on the list, added 9 December 2009]

[Note added 9 September 2013] A browser that addresses my privacy concerns and very well may become my primary browser is Epic, which I can highly recommend as a secure and private alternative to what Google offers.

Google Chrome Canary is now available for the Mac. This is for real thrill-seekers as it automatically updates a pre-development version of the browser, is pretty much guaranteed to be unstable and at times completely unusable. You can, however, have it installed alongside a stable, beta or dev version of the browsers. It sports a yellow icon.


Mozilla Mozilla Firefox (Firebird) 0.6, 0.6.1, 0.7, 0.7.1, 0.80, 0.9rc, 0.9, 0.9.1, 0.9.3, 0.10 PR, 0.10.1 PR, 1.0rc1, 1.0.rc2, 1.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.0.3, 1.0.4, 1.0.5, 1.0.6, 1.5b1, 1.0.7, 1.5b2, 1.5rc1, 1.5rc2, 1.5rc3, 1.5, 1.5.0.1, 2.0a1, 1.0.8, 1.5.0.2, 1.5.0.3, 2.0a2, 2.0a3, 1.5.0.4, 2.0b1, 1.5.0.5, 1.5.0.6, 2.0b2, 1.5.0.7, 2.0rc1, 2.0rc2, 2.0rc3, 2.0, 1.5.0.8, 3.0a1, 1.5.0.9, 2.0.0.1, 3.0a2, 1.5.0.10, 2.0.0.2, 1.5.0.11, 2.0.0.3, 3.0a3, 2.0.0.4, 3.0a5, 3.0a6, 2.0.0.5, 2.0.0.6, 3.0a7, 2.0.0.7, 3.0a8, 2.0.0.8, 2.0.0.9, 3.0b1, 2.0.0.10, 2.0.0.11, 3.0b2, 2.0.0.12, 3.0b3, 3.0b4, 2.0.0.13, 3.0b5, 2.0.0.14, 3.0rc1, 3.0rc2, 3.0rc3, 3.0, 2.0.0.15, 2.0.0.16, 3.0.1, 3.1a1, 3.1a2, 3.0.2, 2.0.0.17, 3.0.3, 3.1b1, 3.0.4, 2.0.0.18, 3.1b2, 2.0.0.19, 3.0.5, 2.0.0.20, 3.0.6, 3.0.7, 3.1b3, 3.0.8, 3.0.9, 3.0.10, 3.5b4, 3.5 Preview, 3.0.11, 3.5rc1, 3.5rc2, 3.5rc3, 3.5, 3.5.1, 3.0.12, 3.5.2, 3.0.13, 3.6a1, 3.7a1pre, 3.0.14, 3.5.3, 3.0.15, 3.5.4, 3.6b1, 3.5.5, 3.6b2, 3.6b3, 3.6b4, 3.5.6, 3.5b5, 3.5.7, 3.0.17, 3.6rc1, 3.6rc2, 3.6, 4.0 preview (3.7a1), 3.5.8, 3.0.18, 4.0 preview (3.7a2), 4.0 preview (3.7a3), 3.6.2, 3.0.19, 3.5.9, 3.6.3, 3.6.3plugin1, 3.6.4build1, 3.6.4build2, 3.6.4build3, 3.6.4build4, 3.6.4build5, 3.6.4build6, 3.6build7, 4.0 preview (3.7a5), 3.6.4, 3.6.6, 4.0b1, 4.0b2, 3.6.7, 3.6.8, 4.0b3, 4.0b4, 4.0b5, 3.6.9, 4.0b6, 3.6.10, 3.6.11, 3.6.12, 4.0b7, 3.6.13, 4.0b8, 4.0b9, 4.0b10, 4.0b11, 4.0b12, 3.6.14, 3.6.15, 4.0rc1, 4.0rc2, 4.0, 3.6.16, 4.0.1, 3.6.17, 5.0a2, 5.0b2, 6.0a2, 5.0b3, 5.0b5, 5.0b6, 5.0b7 (rc), 5.0 (OSX 10.5/10.6), 3.6.18 (OSX 10.4+), 6.0b1, 5.0.1, 6.0b2, 6.0b3, 6.0b4, 6.0b5, 3.6.19, 6.0, 3.6.20, 7.0b1, 8.0a1, 7.0b2, 8.0a2, 3.6.21, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 3.6.22, 7.0b3, 7.0b4, 7.0b5, 7.0b6, 3.6.23, 7.0, 7.0.1, 8.0b1, 8.0b2, 9.0a1, 9.0a2, 8.0b3, 8.0b4, 8.0b5, 8.0b6, 3.6.24, 8.0, 9.0b1, 8.0.1, 9.0b3, 10.0a2, 9.0b4, 9.0b5, 9.0b6, 3.6.25, 9.0, 9.0.1, 10.0, 10.0.1, 10.0.2, 11.0, 12.0b1, 13.0a2, 12.0, 13.0b1, 14.0a2, 13.0b2, 13.0b3, 13.0b4, 13.0b5, 13.0b6, 13.0b7, 13.0, 14.0b6, 15.0a2, 13.0.1, 14.0.1, 15.0b1, 16.0a2, 15.0b2, 15.0b3, 15.0b4, 15.0b5, 15.0b6, 15.0, 17.0a1, 17.0a2, 16.0b1, 15.0.1, 16.0b2, 16.0b3, 16.0b4, 16.0b5, 16.0b6, 16.0, 16.01, 17.0b1, 18.0a2, 16.0.2, 17.0b2, 17.0b3, 17.0b4, 17.0b5, 17.0b6, 17.0, 17.0.1, 18.0, 18.0.1, 18.0.2 19.0, 20.0b1, 20.0b2, 19.0.1, 20.0b3, 20.0b4, 19.0.2, 20.0b4, 20.0b5, 20.0b6, 20.0b7, 20.0, 21.0a2, 21.0b1, 22.0a2, 20.0.1, 21.0b2, 21.0b3, 21.0b4, 21.0b5, 21.0b6, 21.0b7, 21.0, 22.0b1, 22.0b2, 22.0b3, 22.0b4, 22.0b5, 22.0b6, 22.0, 23.0b1, 23.0, 23.0.1, 24.0b1, 24.0b2, 24.0b3, 24.0b4, 24.0b5, 24.0b6, 24.0b7, 24.0b8, 24.0b9, 24.00b10, 24.0, 25.0b1, 25.0b2, 25.0b3, 25.0b4, 25.0b5, 25.0b6, 25.0b7, 25.0b8, 25.0b9, 25.0b10, 25.011, 25.0b12, 25.0, 26.0b1, 26.0b2, 26.0b3, 26.0b4, 26.0b5 25.0.1, 26.0b6, 26.0b7, 26.0b8, 26.0b10, 26.0, 27.0b1, 27.0b2, 27.0b4, 27.0b5, 27.0b6, 27.0b7, 27.0b8, 27.0b9, 27.0, 28.0b1, 28.0b2, 28.0b3, 27.0.1, 28.0b4, 28.0b6, 28.0b7, 28.0b8, 28.0b9, 28.0, 29.0b1, 29.0b2, 29.0b3, 29.0b4, 29.0b5, 29.0b6, 29.0b7, 29.0b8, 29.0b9, 29.0, 29.0.1, 30.0, 31.0, 32.0, 32.0.1, 32.0.2, 32.0.3, 33.0, 33.0.2
firefox35.png Firefox page

[29 October 2014] This is the browser-only component of Mozilla (Thunderbird is the mail component). As of version 0.80 Firebird has been renamed to Firefox. Version 0.6 was the first version of Firebird (formerly Phoenix) for the Macintosh from Mozilla.org. There is another Firebird build available from Kevin Gerich. Including Mozilla, many other browsers are now using the same base code. This browser is amazingly fast at rendering pages and has already become an able competitor in the Mac browser market. There was never a 0.9.2 version for Macs as this was only a security update for Windows. General acceptance of version 1.0 was very widespread, especially in light of this browser's extensibility through the many extensions available. Version 1.0.1 provides security enhancements and bug fixes. Versions 1.0.2 to 1.0.7 are also security-related updates. Version 1.5 is an extension of the Deer Park branch. The code name for the 2.0 alpha versions is "Bon Echo". Kinda cool, huh? Version 1.5.0.2 is now a universal binary. Version 1.0.8 is a bug-fixed, final version for older systems. 2.0 includes some new features such as phishing protection, better support for subscribing to web feeds, spell checking, and restoration of browser session after a crash. Version 1.5.0.5 is a security update. Version 1.5.0.6 fixes a problem with loading embedded Windows media files. Versions 1.5.0.7 and 1.5.0.8 are security and stability updates. Versions 1.5.0.9, 1.5.0.10, 1.5.11, 2.0.0.1, 2.0.0.2, 2.0.0.3, 2.0.0.4, 2.0.0.5 and 2.0.0.6 provide many bug fixes. Version 2.0.0.7 fixes a Quicktime media vulnerability. Version 2.0.0.8 is a security update. Version 2.0.0.9 includes an updated version of the Gecko rendering engine. 2.0.0.10, 2.0.0.11, 2.0.0.12, 2.0.0.13 and 2.0.0.14 fix a few bugs and security issues. 2.0.0.15 to 2.0.0.19 (released after 3.0!) are also security updates. 2.0.0.20 includes a patch missing from 2.0.0.19 and is the last of the 2.0 series.

Firefox 3.0 includes over 15,000 changes with new features such as one-click site info, malware protection, web forgery protection page, add-on version check, anti-virus integration, new download manager, full page zoom, tab scrolling, tab saving prompt, native OS X look and overall better performance. Versions 3.0.1 to 3.0.19 include security and stability fixes. Past version 3.0.19 no more updates are planned.

Mozilla Firefox 3.0 requires at least Mac OS X 10.4. It uses the Gecko 1.9 rendering engine featuring a number of changes to graphics and text rendering, object loading, page painting, etc. It also has a different application icon. [Thanks for the corrections, Kevin!]

firefox3.png firefox.png

"Shiretoko", or Mozilla Firefox 3.1 beta has now been released. It uses the Gecko 1.9.1 rendering engine, including improvements in web standards, a Text API, support for CSS 2.1 and 3 properties, new tab switching behavior and support for new technologies for embedded video and audio elements. The final version will not be 3.1, but rather 3.5 to reflect the number of new features added.

Firefox 3.5 adds improvements to the Gecko engine, support for CSS 2.1 and CSS 3, a tab-switching shortcut with previews, Private Browsing mode, the new TraceMonkey JavaScript engine, support for HTML 5 <video> and <audio> tags and is available in 70 languages. Versions 3.5.1 to 3.5.5 provide security and stability fixes. Versions 3.5.6 and 3.5.7 include changes to the update system. Versions 3.5.8 and 3.5.9 are security and stability updates.

Firefox 3.6 uses the updated Gecko 1.92 rendering engine which includes several new CSS3 properties such as background size and gradients for background images, speed improvements to the TraceMonkey JavaScript engine, better startup speed and responsiveness, etc. New features are single-click change of browser appearance ("personas"), alerts for out-of-date plug-ins, native full screen video, WOFF font format support, improved JavaScript performance and startup time and support for new CSS, DOM and HTML5 technologies. Version 3.6 has also been optimized to run on small device operating systems. Version 3.6.2 skips over 3.6.1 and includes security and bug fixes. 3.6.3 follows fast on the heels of 3.6.2. 3.6.3plugin1 is available from http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/3.6.3plugin1/releasenotes/ - intended to keep the browser running should a plugin element crash. Version 3.6.4build4 is now available. 3.6.4build7 is now available from the nightly builds. The final version of 3.6.4 (apparently unchanged from 3.6.4build7) has been released and is a security and stability update. Apparently there was no official release for version 3.6.5. Versions 3.6.6 to 3.6.11 correct some of the problems found in recent releases and provide better security. Version 3.6.12 plugs a critical security hole. Versions 3.6.13 to 3.6.25 (released 13 December 2011) are security and stability updates.

Versions 4.0 and 4.0.1 have now been released. This browser is now available in over 80 languages, uses the new JägerMonkey JavaScript engine, supports the Do Not Track header, default syncing, support for WebGL and the HD HTML5 WebM video format, tabs on by default, a merger of the stop and reload buttons, crash protection when Flash, QuickTime or Silverlight goes down, and much, much more.

Version 5.0 is now available. This version provides improved support for Do Not Track, a channel switcher to switch between beta and the latest Aurora (alpha) versions, CSS animations, improved HTML5, WebGL fixes and more. Version 5.0.1 fixes a problem with Java not loading and provides compatibility with the upcoming OS X 10.7 "Lion".

Version 6.0 is now available from the Mozilla FTP server. 6.0.1 and 6.0.2 are stability and security updates.

Firefox 7.0 is now available from the Mozilla.org FTP server. Although 7.0 should normally represent a major new leap forware, virtually nothing has changed from the recent 5.0 and 6.0 releases.

Firefox 8.0 is now available. Version 8.0.1 is now available from the Mozilla.org FTP server

Firefox 9.0.1 is now available.

Firefox 10.0 is out now. 10.0.1 and 10.0.2 are security and stability updates.

Firefox 11.0 has now been released.

Firefox 12.0 is out now.

Firefox 13.0 has now been released. 13.0.1 fixes bugs and a crashing problem with Flash.

Firefox 14.0.1 haa been released.

Firefox 15.0 haa been released. 15.0.1 fixes bugs and adds minor features.

Firefox 16.0 haa been released. 16.0.1 corrects a security flaw after 16.0 was pulled from release.

Firefox 17.0 has been released.

Firefox 18.0 is out now. 18.0.1 is out. And now 18.0.2.

Firefox 19.0 is out. And now 19.0.1. And now 19.0.2.

Firefox 20.0 is out now. And now 20.0.1.

Firefox 21.0 is out now.

Followed by Firefox 22.0.

Firefox 23.0 is out now.

Followed by Firefox 23.0.1.

Firefox 24.0 has been released.

Followed by Firefox 25.0.

And now Firefox 26.0, 27.0, 28.0, 29.0, 30.0, 31.0, 32.0, 32.0.3, 33.0 and 33.0.2.

[30 October 2013] 26.0b1 is now available from the beta page

[30 October 2013] The latest cutting-edge, not fully tested version of Firefox Aurora (currently 34.0a2 as of 10 September 2014) is available from the latest builds directory: latest-mozilla-aurora
Versions 26.0 to 31 have all been released. firefox-aurora.png

Note 1: [27 October 2006] There are also G4, G5 & Intel-optimized versions of Firefox 1.5.0.6 and 2.0 available from numerous independent sources (such as G4, G5 & Intel optimized, G5 optimized nightly versions and Intel optimized nightly versions). [Thanks for the tip, Dan!]

Firefox G4 Firefox G5 Firefox MacTel

Note 2: [25 January 2010] There are also three other variations of Firefox, Portable Firefox (versions 1.5r1.0, 1.5r1.1, 1.5r1.2, 1.5r1.3, 1.5r2.0, 1.5r3.0, 1.5.0.1r3.0, 1.5.0.2r3.0, 1.5.0.3r3.0, 1.5.0.4r3.0, 1.5.0.7r3.0, 2.0r4.0, 3.0r4.0, 3.0r4.0u, 3.5r4.0, 3.6r4.1, 4.0.1r4.1) for using Firefox on removable media such as a USB thumb drive or iPod, and Cross-platform Portable Firefox (1.5, 1.5r2) which adapts Firefox for use on both Windows and Mac OS X, retaining bookmarks, extensions, history, cookies and saved passwords, and Mac Optimized Firefox (2.0a1), optimized for newer Macs with Intel processors.

[1 July 2009] Just one day after the release of Firefox 3.5 follows the release of Portable Firefox 3.5r4.0 (OSX 10.4+) developed by Carlo Gandolfi and Paolo Portaluri.

Firefox Portable 3.5 Firefox Portable Firefox MacTel

[22 March 2010] Firefox Live CD 3.6 r4.1 lets you open Firefox from read-only media as CD, DVD or .dmg. A temp folder is created in the local user's directory is be deleted when the user logs out.

Note 3: "Just to let you know that there's another way to install Firefox on OS X (10.3 or 10.4), and that's through Fink (which compiles it from source). The only versions available through Fink's package management process are 1.0 and 1.5. Very easy to install, and requires X11." [Thanks for the info, John!]

[31 January 2011] There are yet other variations of Firefox available: ElFurbe's Firefox Mac Community Builds for G3, various G4, G5 and Intel processors (currently 3.6.15pre) and the TenFourFox builds for G3, G4 and G5 processors (currently 31.2.0 [11 October 2014]). See the TenFourFox site for more information. Also make sure to read about the plug-ins issue affecting development.

There's yet another independent build of Firefox called "AuroraFox", a build of Firefox Aurora currently at version 20.0a2 (7). It only runs on PPC Macs using Mac OS X 10.5. [updated 22 December 2012, added 23 January 2013]

FireFox Community TenFourFox

FreeSMUG Chromium 8.0.552.231, 8.0.552.237, 9.0.597.94, 9.0.597.107, 10.0.648.133, 10.0.648.134, 10.0.648.204, 10.0.648.205, 11.0.696.57, 11.0.696.65, 11.0.696.68, 11.0.969.71, 12.0.742.91, 12.0.742.100, 12.0.742.122, 13.0.782.218, 14.0.835.163, 14.0.835.186, 14.0.835.202, 15.0.874.121, 16.0.912.63, 16.0.912.75, 17.0.963.46, 17.0.963.56, 17.0.963.66, 17.0.963.78, 17.0.963.79, 17.0.963.83, 18.0.1025.142, 18.0.1025.151, 18.0.1025.163, 18.0.1025.168, 19.0.1084.46, 19.0.1084.52, 19.0.1084.53, 19.0.1084.54, 19.0.1084.56, 20.0.1132.43, 20.0.1132.57, 21.0.1180.89, 22.0.1229.92 , 22.0.1229.94, 23.0.1271.64, 23.0.1271.95, 23.0.1271.97, 23.0.1271.101, 24.0.1312.52 , 24.0.1312.52f, 24.0.1312.56, 24.0.1312.57, 25.0.1364.99, 25.0.1364.152, 25.0.1364.155, 25.0.1364.160, 25.0.1364.172, 26.0.1410.65, 27.0.1453.93, 27.0.1453.110, 27.0.1453.116, 28.0.1500.71, 29.0.1547.76, 30.0.1599.66, 30.0.1599.69, 30.0.1599.101, 31.0.1650.48, 31.0.1650.57, 31.0.1650.63, 32.0.1700.77, 32.0.1700.102, 32.0.1700.107, 33.0.1750.117, 33.0.1750.152, 33.0.1750.152 (re-released due to bugs), 34.0.1847.116, 34.0.1847.131, 34.0.1847.137, 35.0.1916.114, 35.0.1916.153, 36.0.1985.125, 36.0.1985.143, 37.0.2062.94, 37.0.2062.120, 37.0.2062.122, 37.0.2062.124, 38.0.2125.101, 38.0.2125.104, 38.0.2125.111 (OSX 10.5/10.6, Intel)
freesmugchromium.pngfreesmugportablechromium.pngfreesmugchromium2.png Chromium page, Portable Chromium page
[28 October 2014] The Free Open Source Software Mac User Group has released their own build of Google's Chromium code used for the stable release of Google Chrome along with a portable version, aiming to create a safe, fast and stable browser. Also, lots of Google branding has been removed. As of 11.0.696.57 Chromium is sporting a new icon. This is the browser to use if you want to try out Chrome and have privacy concerns. [Added on 21 December 2010, the 183rd browser on the list.]

Panic Coda 1.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.0.3, 1.0.4, 1.0.5, 1.1, 1.5, 1.5.1, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 1.6.4, 1.6.5, 1.6.6, 1.6.7, 1.6.8, 1.6.9, 1.6.10, 1.6.11, 1.6.12, 1.7, 1.7.1, 1.7.2, 1.7.3, 1.7.4, 1.7.5, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2, 2.0.3, 2.0.4, 2.0.5, 2.0.6, 2.0.7, 2.0.8, 2.0.9, 2.0.10, 2.0.11, 2.0.12, 2.0.13, 2.0.14, 2.5, 2.5.1 (OSX)
coda.png Coda page
[27 October 2014] This fine site manager and html/css editor also includes an integrated terminal and uses a fully-functional WebKit-based browser for previews. As of version 2.0 available from the MAS as well as a demo from the product website. [Added to list on 24 April 2007, the 120th Mac web browser.]

Peacock Media Robotize 1.0b (OSX 10.6.8+)
robotize.png Robotize page
[26 October 2014] A minimalist browser that allows you to see web pages through a robot's eyss. It gives you a text-only rendering of the page with tabs for viewing META data, heading, graphics, links. This could be a very valueable tool for web developers. [Added 26 October 2014, browser 213]

Runecats Roccat 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.7.1, 1.8, 1.9, 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4 (OSX 10.5)
roccat.png roccat2.png roccat3.png Roccat page
[24 October 2014] A seemingly minimalist WebKit-based browser using open source software available from other development projects. The product page describes a lot of common browser features as though they were uniquely available in this browser, an odd marketing ploy indeed, especially considering that it's freeware. [Added 11 February 2011, the 184th browser on this list.]

Hidden Reflex Epic 27.0.1441.0, 27.0.2441.0, 27.0.2442.0, 27.0.2443.0, 31.0.1650.57 (2445), 31.0.1650.63 (2447), 34.0.1771.0 (2448), 34.0.1771.0 (2449), 34.0.1771.0 (2450), 34.0.1771.0 (2451), 34.0.1771.0 (2452), 34.0.1771.0 (2453), 34.0.1771.0 (2454), 34.0.1771.0 (2455), 37.0.2062.0 (2456) (OSX 10.6+)
epic.png Epic website
[22 October 2014] Epic is a Chromium-based browser with an emphasis on privacy. It is absolutely feature-rich in this regard and after just a few minutes of testing it, I have decided to make it my primary browser for test phase during the next few weeks. Just from the headline features: always-on private browsing, no tracking, one-click proxy, trackers blocked, third-party cookies blocked, search protection, encrypted date preference, unified button. I'll be sure to write a lot more as I learn more about this new browser. [Added to list on 8 September 2013, the 206th Mac web browser.]

Apple Safari 1.0pbv48 [0.80], 1.0pbv51 [0.8.1], 1.0pb60 [0.8.2], 1.0b2 [v73, 0.9.0], 1.0b2 [v74, 0.9.0], 1.0 [v85] (OSX), 1.1 (OSX 10.3), 1.1.1 (OSX 10.3), 1.0.1 [v85.6] (OSX 10.2), 1.2 (OSX 10.3), 1.0.2 [v85.7] (OSX 10.2), 1.2.1 [v125.1], 1.2.2 [v125.7], 1.2.2 [v125.8] (OSX 10.3.4), 1.0.3 [v.85.8], 1.0.3 [v.85.8.1] (OSX 10.2.8), 1.2.3 [v125.9], 1.2.4 [v125.11], 1.2.4 [v.125.12] (OSX 10.3.6), 1.3 [v312] (OSX 10.3.9), 2.0 [v412.2], 2.0 [v412.2.2] (OSX 10.4), 1.3.1 [v312.3] (OSX 10.3), 2.0.1 [v412.5], 1.3.1 [v312.3.1] (OSX 10.3), 2.0.2 [416.12] (OSX 10.4), 1.3.1 [v312.3.3] (OSX 10.3), 2.0.2 [v416.13], 2.0.3 [v417.8] (OSX 10.4), 1.3.2 [v312.8] (OSX 10.3.9), 2.0.3 [417.9.2], 2.0.3 [417.9.3], 2.0.4 [419.3], 3.0.1 beta [522.11], 3.0.2 beta [522.12], 3.0.3 beta [522.12.1] (OSX 10.4), 3.0.4 [523.10] (OSX 10.5), 3.0.4 [523.12], 3.0.4 [523.12.2], 3.1 [4525.13], 3.1.1 [4525.18/5525.18], 3.1.2 [4525.22/5525.20.1], 3.2 [4525.26.12/5525.26.12], 3.2.1 [4525.27.1/5525.27.1], 4.0b1 [4528.16/5528.16], 3.2.3 [4525.28.3/5252.28.13], 4.0b1 [4528.17/5528.17], 4.0 [4530.17/5530.17], 4.0.1 [4530.18/5530.18], 4.0.2 [4530.19/5530.19], 4.0.3 [4531.9/5531.9] (OSX 10.4/5), 4.0.3 [6531.9] (OSX 10.6), 4.0.4 [4531.21.10/5531.21.10/6531.21.10], 4.0.5 [4531.22.7/5531.22.7/6531.22.7] (OSX 10.4/5/6), 4.1 [4533.16] (OSX 10.4.11), 5.0 [5533.16/6533.16] (OSX 10.5/10.6.1), 4.1.1 [4533.17.8] (OSX 10.4.11), 5.0.1 [5533.17.8/6533.17.8] (OSX 10.5/10.6), 4.1.2 [4533.18.5] (OSX 10.4.11), 5.0.2 [6533.18.5/5533.18.5] (OSX 10.5/10.6), 4.1.3 [4533.19.4] (OSX 10.4), 5.0.3 [6533.19.4/5533.19.4], 5.0.4 [6533.20.27/5533.20.27], 5.0.5 [6533.21.1/5533.21.1], 5.0.6 [5533.22.3] (OSX 10.5), 5.1 [6334.50/7534.48.3] (OSX 10.6/10.7), 5.1.1 [6534.51.22/7534.51.22] (OSX 10.6/10.7), 5.1.2 [6534.52.7/7534.52.7] (OSX 10.6/10.7), 5.1.3 (OSX 10.7.3), 5.1.4 (OSX 10.6/10.7.3), 5.1.5 (OSX 10.6/10.7.3), 5.1.6 [7534.56.5] (OSX 10.7.4), 5.1.7 [6534.57.2, 7534.57.2] (OSX 10.6/10.7), 6.0 [7536.25], 6.0.1 [8536.26.14], 6.0.2 [8536.26.17] (OSX 10.7/10.8), 5.1.8 [6534.58.2] (OSX 10.6.8), 6.0.3 [8536.28.10] (OSX 10.8), 5.1.9 [6534.59.8] (OSX 10.6.8), 6.0.4 [8536.29.13] (OSX 10.8), 6.0.5 [8536.30.1], 5.1.10 [6534.59.10] (OSX 10.6.8), 6.1 [8538.71], 7.0, 6.1.1 [8537.73.11], 7.0.1, 6.1.2 [8537.74.9], 7.0.2, 6.1.3 [8537.75.14], 7.0.3, 6.1.4 [8537.76.4], 7.0.4, 7.0.5, 6.1.5 [8537.76.4)], 7.0.6, 6.1.6 [8537.78.2], 6.2 [8537.85.10.17.1], 7.1 (OSX 10.9), 8.0 (OSX 10.10)
safari.png Safari page

[22 October 2014] Safari is Apple's first browser since OpenDoc died and took CyberDog with it. It's also not the first Macintosh browser to be called "Safari" (see "Internet Safari" below). Based on KHTML source code used for the Linux KDE browser "Konqueror", it has become a worthy competitor to Camino and Firefox (also open source) and is the obvious replacement for the discontinued Internet Explorer. The two major reasons why I don't particularly care for this browser are 1. The "chrome" interface. What's wrong with Aqua? 2. Graphics loading can only be either turned on or turned off. Individual images can't be loaded only as needed. (The easy, now free solution to these problems is to use OmniWeb, which is also based on the KHTML engine.) Versions 1.1 and 1.1.1 were included in 10.3.0 and 10.3.1 respectively and are not available as separate downloads. Version 1.0.2 is the latest version for Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar). Version 1.2.x runs only on Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther). The 10.3.3 updater updates Safari to 1.2.1. The 10.3.4 updater brings Safari to version 1.2.2. Security Update 2004-06-07 brings build 125.7 to 125.8. Security Update 2004-09-07 v1.1 brings Safari to 1.2.3 [v125.9]. Mac OS X 1.0.3.6 update brings Safari to 1.2.4 [v125.11]The 1.0.3 version is for Mac OS 10.2.8 only. Security Update 2004-12-02 updates the browser to 1.0.3 [v.85.8.1] for Mac OS X 10.2.8 and 1.2.4 [v.125.12] for Mac OS X 10.3.6. The update to 1.3 [v312] is included in the updater for Mac OS 10.3.9. Security Update 2005-007 updates Safari to 2.0 [412.2.2]. Security Update 2005-008 updates Safari on Mac OS 10.3 to 1.3.1 [312.3.1]. The Mac OS X 1.4.3 updater brings Safari to version 2.0.2 [v416.12]. Security Update 2005-009 updates Safari to 1.3.1 [v312.3.3] and 2.0.2 [v416.13]. The update to Mac OS 10.4.4 updates Safari to 2.0.3 [417.8]. Security update 2006-002 brings Safari to version 2.0.3 [417.9.2] on Mac OS 10.4. Security update 2006-003 brings Safari to version 2.0.3 [417.9.3]. Mac OS 10.4.7 update takes Safari to version 2.0.4 [419.3]. Safari 3 Public Beta adds some new features: Snap Back search results, resizable text fields, private browsing, etc. A Windows version is also available for the first time.

Version 3.0.4 was originally only included with Mac OS 10.5, but is also installed with the 10.4.11 update. Version 3.0.4 [523.12.2] comes with Security Update 2007-009. Version 3.1 is available for Mac OS X 10.4.x (Tiger), 10.5.x (Leopard) and Windows XP/Vista. 3.1.1 is apparently a security update. 3.1.1 [5525.20] is an update from Mac OS X 10.5.3. Safari 3.1.2 update for Tiger brings version 3.1.2 [4525.22] and the update for Mac OS X 10.5.4 brings version 3.1.2 [5525.20.1]. 3.2, 3.2.1 and 3.2.3 are security updates for both Tiger and Leopard.

Version 4.0, available for Leopard (OS X 10.5), Tiger (OS X 10.4) and Windows XP and Vista, offers a number of new features including Top Sites, Cover Flow, full history search, tabs on top, the Nitro JavaScript engine and developer tools. Versions 4.0.1 and 4.0.2 include compatibility and security fixes. Version 4.0.2 also comes with Mac OS X 10.5.8 Update for those who have not yet upgraded. Version 4.0.3 includes stability and security improvements. Versions 4.0.4 and 4.0.5 features improvements, bugfixes and security updates. Released at the same time as 5.0, version 4.1 is for Mac OS 10.4.11. Version 4.1.2 is a security release.

Version 5.0, available for Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6, features "Safari Reader", increased JavaScript performance, improved caching, the addition of Bing as a search service, improved developer tools, support for new HTML5 technologies and support for developer-created extensions. Version 5.0.1 provides bug fixes and enables support for third party plugins. 5.0.2 to 5.0.5 are security releases.

Safari 5.1.3 is for Mac OS X 10.7.3 "Lion" only.

Safari 5.1.4 and the updated 5.1.5 are for Mac OS X 10.6.8 and 10.7.3.

Version 5.1.6 was for 10.7.4 only, version 5.1.7 restores parity on Snow Leopard (10.6) and Lion (10.7). Apparently 5.1.8 is available only for Mac OS X 10.6.8 via Security Update 3013-001 and not for OS X 10.7.5. 5.1.9 is a separate release for Mac OS X 10.6.8.

Safari 6.0 was released along with the release of Mac OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" and is also available for 10.7. 6.0.1 for OS X 10.7 and 10.8 was included in the 10.7.5 and 10.8.2 updates. Version 6.0.3 is apparently only available with the Mountain Lion update to 10.8.3. Version 6.0.4 is available from the App Store only. 6.0.5 was included in the 10.8.4 update. 6.1 came out with Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

6.1.2 for 10.8 and 7.0.2 for 10.9 close an SSL security hole.

6.1.3 and 7.0.3 have been released.

6.1.4 and 7.0.4 are out now.

7.0.5 is installed along with the Mac OS X 10.9.4 update and 6.1.5 with Security Update 2014-003 for 10.7 and 10.8.

7.0.6 and 6.1.6 include security fixes to Webkit.

Safari 8.0 is included with Mac OS 10.10 "Yosimite".

Note [19 November 2006]: Although commercial (only $0.99) and not normally included on this list because it isn't really "publicly available", a Portable Safari (r1.3, r1.3.1) also exists. The script source code is freely available under the GNU.

[14 January 2009] Sandboxed Safari (0.1, 0.2) by Rober Tomsick. Since I'm not sure if this qualifies as a separate browser, I'm including it here. Sandboxed Safari uses the sandbox feature of Mac OS X 10.5, named "seatbelt", providing extra secure browsing fun. (Thanks for the tip, Andres!).


Steve Palmer, et al Vienna 2.1.0.2101, 2.1.0.2102, 2.1.0.2103, 2.1.0.2104, 2.1.0.2105, 2.1.0.2107, 2.1.0.2108, 2.1.1.2109, 2.1.2.2110, 2.2.0.2200, 2.2.0.2201, 2.2.0.2203, 2.2.0.2204, 2.2.0.2205, 2.1.3.2111, 2.2.0.2206, 2.2.0.2207, 2.2.0.2208, 2.2.0.2209, 2.2.1.2210, 2.2.2.2211, 2.2.2.2212 (OSX 10.3), 2.3.0 beta, 2.3.0, 2.3.0.2301, 2.3.1.2302, 2.3.2.2303, 2.3.3.2304, 2.3.4.2305, 2.4.0.2.2400, 2.4.0.2.2401 (OSX 10.4+), 2.5.0.2500, 2.5.0.2501, 2.5.1.2502, 2.6.0.2601, 3.0b.2819, 3.0.0b7, 3.0.0b8, 3.0.0b9, 3.0.0b10, 3.0.0b11, 3.0.0b12, 3.0.0b13, 3.0.0b14, 3.0.0b16, 3.0.0b17, 3.0.0b18, 3.0.0b19, 3.0.0b20, 3.0.0rc1, 3.0.0rc2, 3.0.0rc3, 3.0.0rc4, 3.0.0rc5, 3.0.0rc6, 3.0.0rc7, 3.0.0rc8, 3.0.0rc9 (OSX 10.5)
vienna.pngvienna3.png Vienna project page
[21 October 2014] Primarily a freeware RSS reader. As of version 2.1.0.21011 you can now enter URLs directly into the new address bar to access pages in the embedded web browser that are not necessarily bookmarked/subscribed to in the program. [The 99th browser on this list, joined on 30 June 2006]

Note: [17 January 2008] There is also a portable version of Vienna: Portable Vienna, available in English-only and multi-language localized versions. (versions 2.1.1.2109, 2.2.0.2200, 2.1.3.2111 r1.0, 2.2.0.2209 r1.0, 2.2.2.2212 r1.0)

Vienna Portable

TastyApps Musicbox 1.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.0.3, 1.0.4, 1.0.4.1, 1.0.5, 1.0.6, 1.0.6.1, 1.0.6.2, 1.0.6.3, 1.0.7, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.3.1, 1.4, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 2.0.2, 2.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.5, 2.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 2.3.4, 2.3.5, 2.3.6, 2.3.7, 2.3.8, 2.3.9, 2.4.0 (OSX)
musicbox.png TastyApps home page
[10 October 2014] Musicbox is intended to be used to download music files but also includes a built-in, WebKit-based browser. From the maker of Videobox. [164th browser on the list, added 3 April 2009]

MacRabbit/Space Carrot Espresso 1.0b1, 1.0b2, 1.0b2, 1.0b4, 1.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.0.3, 1.0.4, 1.0.5, 1.0.6, 1.0.7, 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 2.0a1, 1.1.3, 2.0a2, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2, 2.0.3, 2.0.4, 2.0.5, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.2, 2.2.1, 2.2.2 (OSX)
espresso.png Espresso page
[18 October 2014] Espresso is primarily a web development application, but includes a built-in browser (click on the "+" icon in the main window and select Live Web Preview.) [161st browser on the list, added 1 January 2009]

DEVONtechnologies DEVONagent Pro 3.0, 3.0.1, 3.1, 3.1.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5.1, 3.5.2, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.8.1, 3.8.2 (OSX 10.5)
devon_agent_pro.png DEVONagent page

[16 October 2014] DEVONagent Pro is primarily an internet information agent and includes an embedded web browser based on Safari. The first "pro" version of DEVONAgent is 3.0. [added 20 July 2011, browser 191]


DEVONtechnologies DEVONnote 1.8, 1.9, 1.9.1, 1.9.10, 1.9.11, 1.9.12, 1.9.13, 1.9.14, 1.9.15, 1.9.16, 2.0pb1, 2.0pb2, 2.0pb3, 2.0pb4, 2.0pb5, 2.0pb6, 2.0pb7, 2.0pb8, 2.0, 2.0.2 (OSX 10.3.9), 2.0.3, 2.0.4, 2.0.5, 2.0.6, 2.0.7, 2.0.9, 2.1, 2.1.1, 2.2, 2.2.1, 2.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 2.3.4, 2.3.5, 2.4, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 2.5, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.6.1, 2.7, 2.7.1, 2.7.2, 2.7.3, 2.7.4, 2.7.5, 2.7.6, 2.7.7, 2.8, 2.8.1 (OSX 10.5)
devon_note.png DEVONnote page
[16 October 2014] Primarily not a browser, but this note-taking application includes one. DEVONnote helps you take notes and keep them organized. You can't access a web page by direct entry of the URL - use the bookmark feature. [Added 05 Dec 05. Browser 90 on this list.]

DEVONtechnologies DEVONthink Personal 1.9.6, 1.9.7, 1.9.8, 1.9.9, 1.9.10, 1.9.11, 1.9.12, 1.9.13, 1.9.14, 1.9.15, 1.9.16, 2.0pb1, 2.0pb2, 2.0pb3, 2.0pb4, 2.0pb5, 2.0pb6, 2.0pb7, 2.0pb8, 2.0, 2.0.2 (OSX 10.3.9), 2.0.3, 2.0.4, 2.0.5, 2.0.6, 2.0.7, 2.0.9, 2.1, 2.1.1, 2.2, 2.2.1, 2.3, 2.3.1.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 2.3.4, 2.3.5, 2.4, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 2.5, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.6.1, 2.7, 2.7.1, 2.7.2, 2.7.3, 2.7.4, 2.7.5, 2.7.6, 2.7.7, 2.8, 2.8.1 (OSX 10.5)
devon_think.png DEVONthink Personal page
[16 October 2014] Primarily not a browser, but this database application includes one. DEVONthink helps you to organize and store all kinds of documents. You can't access a web page by direct entry of the URL - use the bookmark feature. [Added 05 Dec 05. Browser 89 on this list.]

DEVONtechnologies DEVONthink Pro 1.0.2, 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.2, 1.2.1, 1.3b, 1.3b2, 1.3b3, 1.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.5, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 2.0pb1, 2.0pb2, 2.0pb3, 2.0pb4, 2.0pb5, 2.0pb6, 2.0pb7, 2.0pb8, 2.0, 2.0.2 (OSX 10.4), 2.0.3, 2.0.4, 2.0.5, 2.0.6, 2.0.7, 2.0.9, 2.1, 2.1.1, 2.2, 2.2.1, 2.3, 2.3.1.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 2.3.4, 2.3.5, 2.4, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 2.5, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.6.1, 2.7, 2.7.1, 2.7.2, 2.7.3, 2.7.4, 2.7.5, 2.7.6, 2.7.7, 2.8, 2.8.1 (OSX 10.5)
devon_think_pro.png DEVONthink Professional page
[16 October 2014] Not primarily a browser, but this database application includes one. DEVONthink helps you to organize and store all kinds of documents. You can't access a web page by direct entry of the URL - use the bookmark feature. [Added 05 Dec 05. Browser 88 on this list.]

DEVONtechnologies DEVONthink Pro Office 1.3b, 1.3b2, 1.3b3, 1.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.5, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.2.1, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 2.0pb1, 2.0pb2, 2.0pb3, 2.0pb3r2, 2.0pb4, 2.0pb5, 2.0pb6, 2.0pb7, 2.0pb8, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2 (OSX 10.4), 2.0.3, 2.0.4, 2.0.5, 2.0.6, 2.0.7, 2.0.9, 2.1, 2.1.1, 2.2.1, 2.3, 2.3.1.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 2.3.4, 2.3.5, 2.4, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 2.5, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.6.1, 2.7, 2.7.1, 2.7.2, 2.7.3, 2.7.4, 2.7.5, 2.7.6, 2.7.7, 2.8, 2.8.1 (OSX 10.5)
devon_think_office.png DEVONthink Professional page
[16 October 2014] Not primarily a browser, but this database application includes one. DEVONthink Professional Office helps you to organize and store all kinds of documents. You can't access a web page by direct entry of the URL - use the bookmark feature. [Added 31 Dec 06. The 113th browser to join this list.]

TastyApps Videobox (formerly FLVR) 0.9b1, 0.9b2, 0.9b3, 0.9b4, 0.9b5, 0.9b6, 0.9b7, 0.9b8, 0.9b9, 0.9b10, 0.9b11, 0.9b12, 0.9b13, 0.9b14, 1.0, 2.0b, 2.1b, 2.3, 2.4, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.5, 2.5.1, 2.6.0, 2.7.0, 2.7.1, 2.7.2, 2.7.3, 2.7.4, 2.8, 2.8.1, 2.8.2, 2.8.3, 2.8.4, 2.8.4.1, 2.8.5, 2.8.6, 2.8.6.1, 2.8.6.2, 2.8.6.3, 2.8.7, 2.9, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2. 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8.2, 3.9, 3.9.1, 3.9.2, 3.9.3, 3.9.4, 3.9.5, 3.9.6, 3.9.7, 3.9.8, 3.9.9, 4.0.0, 4.0.2, 4.0.3, 4.0.4, 4.0.5, 4.0.6, 4.0.7, 4.0.8, 4.0.9, 4.1.0, 4.1.1, 4.1.2 (OSX)
videobox.png TastyApps home page
[5 October 2014] While looking for an application to convert .flv (Flash video) files into .mp4 format I stumbled across Videobox (shareware, $15), which does just that and also includes a built-in, WebKit-based browser. It was formerly called FLVR. [145th browser on the list, added 21 February 2008]

Mozilla.org SeaMonkey 1.0a, 1.1a, 1.0b, 1.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.0.3, 1.0.4, 1.0.5, 1.0.6, 1.1a, 1.1b, 1.0.7, 1.1, 1.0.8, 1.1.1, 1.0.9, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.1.6, 1.1.7, 1.1.8, 1.1.9, 1.1.10, 1.1.11, 1.1.12, 1.1.13, 1.1.14, 1.1.15, 1.1.16, 1.1.17, 2.0a1, 2.0a2, 2.0a3, 2.0b1, 1.1.18, 2.0b2, 2.0rc1, 2.0rc2, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2, 2.0.3, 2.0.4, 2.1a1 2.0.5, 2.1a2, 2.0.6, 2.1a3, 2.0.7, 2.0.8, 2.0.9, 2.1b1, 2.0.10, 2.0.11, 2.1b2, 2.0.12, 2.0.13, 2.1b3, 2.0.14, 2.1rc1, 2.1rc2, 2.1, 2.2b1, 2.2b2, 2.2b3, 2.2 (10.4), 2.3b1, 2.3b2, 2.3b3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 2.4b1, 2.4b2, 2.4b3, 2.4, 2.4.1, 2.5b1, 2.5b2, 2.5b3, 2.5b4, 2.5, 2.6b1, 2.6b2, 2.6b3, 2.6b4, 2.6, 2.6.1, 2.7b1, 2.7b2, 2.7b3, 2,7b4, 2.7b5, 2.7, 2.8b1, 2.8b2, 2.7.1, 2.7.2, 2.8b3, 2.8b4, 2.8b5, 2.8b6, 2.8, 2.9b1, 2.9b2, 2.9b3, 2.9b4, 2.9, 2.9.1, 2.10b1, 2.10b2, 2.10b3, 2.10, 2.11b1, 2.10.1, 2.11b2, 2.11b3, 2.11b4, 2.11b5, 2.11b6, 2.11, 2.12b1, 2.12b2, 2.12b3, 2.12b4, 2.12b5, 2.12, 2.13b1, 2.13b2, 2.12.1, 2.13b3, 2.13b4, 2.1.3b5, 2.13, 2.14.b1, 2.14b2, 2.13.1, 2.13.2, 2.14b3, 2.14b4, 2.14b5, 2.14, 2.14.1, 2.15b1, 2.15b2, 2.15b3, 2.15b4, 2.15b5, 2.15b6, 2.15, 2.15.1, 2.15.2, 2.16b1, 2.16b2, 2.16b3, 2.16b4, 2.16b5, 2.16, 2.17b1, 2.17b2, 2.17b3, 2.17b4, 2.17, 2.18b1, 2.17.1, 2.18b1, 2.18b2, 2.18b3, 2.18b4, 2.19b1, 2.19b2, 2.19, 2.20, 2.21, 2.22, 2.22.1, 2.23b1, 2.23b2, 2.23, 2.24b1, 2.24, 2.25b1, 2.25b2, 2.25b3, 2.25, 2.26b1, 2.26b2, 2.26, 2.26.1, 2.29, 2.29.1 (Intel/OSX)
seamonkey.png SeaMonkey project site
[25 September 2014] SeaMonkey is the further development of Mozilla 1.8, whose project termination was originally announced after the release of FireFox. It seems enough people want to keep helping develop a "full-featured" browser suite based on the Gecko engine. Versions 1.0.1, 1.0.2 and 1.0.3 are security updates. Version 1.0.4 corrects the Windows Media problem discovered in Firefox 1.5.0.5. Versions 1.0.5 to 1.0.7 are also security and stability updates. 1.1 beta is for those who like living dangerously. 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.0.8, 1.0.9 and 1.1.3 to 1.1.18 are security and stability updates. Version 2.0 has the same browser core as Firefox 3.5.4, a new Add-on Manager, session restore, a reworked download manager, 15 languages, feed preview, new tab and window command line options and much more. Versions 2.0.1 to 2.0.14 are security and stability releases. Version 2.16 is the latest release. [Entered list on 4 July 2005]

Note 1: "The SeaMonkey 2.27 and 2.28 releases were skipped due to technical problems with the build architecture."

Note 2: SeaMonkey for PPC is a project to keep this all-purpose program working on PPC Macs running Mac OS X 10.5. Versions: 2.10, 2.11b2, 2.11b3, 2.11b4, 2.11b5, 2.11, 2.12b3, 2.1b4, 2.1b5, 2.1b6, 2.12, 2.13b1, 2.13b2, 2.12.1, 2.13b6, 2.13, 2.13.1, 2.13.2, 2.14b4, 2.14b5, 2.14, 2.14.1, 2.15b4, 2.15b5, 2.15b5QTplugin, 2.15, 2.16b1, 2.15.1, 2.15.2, 2.16b3, 2.16b4, 2.16b5, 2.16, 2.17b1, 2.16.1, 2.16.2, 2..17b2, 2.17b3, 2.17b4, 2.17, 2.17.1, 2.18, 2.19, 2.20, 2.21, 2.22, 2.22.1, 2.23, 2.24, 2.25, 2.26 [updated 7 May 2014, added 2 July 2012]


Black Pixel NetNewsWire 2.0b3, 2.0b6, 2.0b10, 2.0b22, 2.0b25, 2.0b37, 2.0b41, 2.0b25, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1b16, 2.1b17, 2.1b23, 2.1b24, 2.1b28, 2.1b30, 2.1b32, 2.1b33, 2.1b36, 2.1b37, 2.1, 2.1.1b1, 3.0d7, 2.1.1, 3.0d46, 3.0d62, 3.0a8, 3.0, 3.0.1b7, 3.0.1b12, 3.0.1b13, 3.0.1b15, 3.0.1b17, 3.0.1b18, 3.1b5, 3.1b6, 3.1b9, 3.1b14, 3.1b16, 3.1b17, 3.1b18, 3.1b21, 3.1b23, 3.1b24, 3.1b26, 3.1b30, 3.1b31, 3.1b36, 3.1b38, 3.1, 3.1.1b1, 3.1.1, 3.1.2b2, 3.1.2b3, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.1.4b5, 3.1.5b3, 3.1.5.b4, 3.1.5, 3.1.6b1, 3.1.6, 3.1.7b1, 3.1.7b2, 3.1.7b4, 3.1.7b7, 3.1.7, 3.2b6, 3.2b11, 3.2b13 3.2b14, 3.2b19, 3.2b23, 3.2b24, 3.2b25, 3.2b28, 3.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.4, 3.2.5, 3.2.6, 3.2.7, 3.2.8, 3.2.9, 3.2.10, 3.2.11, 3.2.12, 3.2.13, 3.2.14, 3.2.15, 3.3, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 4.0 Public Beta 1 (108), 4.0 Public Beta 2 (109), 4.0 Public Beta 3 (111), 4.0 Public Beta 4 (113), 4.0 Public Beta 6 (117), 4.0 Public Beta 7 (120), 4.0 Public Beta 8 (127), 4.0 Public Beta 8.1 (128), 4.0 Public Beta 9 (130), 4.0 Public Beta 10 (132), 4.0 Public Beta 11 (135), 4.0 Public Beta 12 (140), 4.0 Public Beta 13 (143), 4.0 Public Beta 14 (145), 4.0 Public Beta 14 (148), 4.0 Public Beta 15 (150), 4.0 Public Beta 16 (151), 4.0 Public Beta 17 (152), 4.0 Public Beta 18 (166) (OSX)
netnewswire.png NetNewsWire site

[12 September 2014] (Warning! Glowing review follows.) NetNewsWire is an RSS newsfeed reader that includes a built-in Safari-based web browser. I don't use the browser very much in NetNewsWire, but I do use this program several times a day, because RSS is such an efficient way of getting information quickly and NNW is one of the best applications ever available on the Macintosh platform. If you are just getting started with the whole RSS newsfeed thing, I suggest you try out this fine application, which as of version 3.1 is freeware (apparently NetNewsWire Lite, the freeware version without integrated browser, has been discontinued). Version 2.0.1 NNW provided full support for Atom newsfeeds. (Thanks for urging me to add this, Pierre!) Version 2.1 was also offered in a French localization, supported synchronization of subscriptions with NewsGator and introduced tabbed browsing. Version 2.1.1 was a bug-fixed release. Version 3.1, now freeware, offers loads of new features such as an updated interface with new icons, improved combined view, a new HTML archive feature, desktop integration with Address Book, iCal, iPhoto, Growl, etc., full-screen mode, clippings, version checking, automatic download of podcasts and transfers to iTunes, and smart lists and multiple languages. This is truly one of the finest Mac applications ever! Version 3.1.1 fixes a couple of bugs missed in 3.1. 3.1.2 includes more bug fixes. 3.1.3 fixes a crashing bug. 3.1.4 was an internal-only release. 3.1.5 and 3.1.6 include bug fixes and tweaks. Version 3.2 is now out, featuring little ads (which I hate and can be removed for a payment of $9.95), Google Reader syncing and much more. 3.2.1 to 3.2.3 include bug fixes. After a long pause, versions 3.2.8 to 3.2.11 have been released in rapid succession, squashing some bugs and providing stability updates. As of vesion 3.3 NNW is now being developed by Black Pixel of Seattle. [Note: Although various beta versions and builds may be released, I will only report on officially sanctioned, publicly available releases on this page.

4.0 Public Betas are available. Unfortunately, in my opinion Black Pixel has removed so many useful features and customization options as to make it virtually unusable for me. Any, yes, I have written to them about it, but so far have only got a generic reply. I encourage others who feel like me to do the same!


Maxthon International Maxthon Browser 1.0.2.0, 1.0.3.0, 1.0.3.1000, 1.0.4.2000, 4.0.0.2000, 4.0.3.1000, 4.0.3.2000, 4.0.3.3000, 4.0.3.6000, 4.0.4.1000, 4.0.4.2000, 4.0.4.3000, 4.0.4.4000, 4.0.5.1000, 4.0.5.2000, 4.0.5.3000, 4.0.6.1000, 4.0.6.2000, 4.0.6.3000, 4.1.0.1000, 4.1.0.2000, 4.1.0.3000, 4.1.1.1000, 4.1.2.1000, 4.1.2.2000, 4.1.3.1000, 4.1.3.2000, 4.1.3.3000, 4.1.3.4000, 4.1.3.5000 (OSX 10.6)
maxthon.png Maxthon for Mac page
[9 September 2014] Apparently based on Chromium and fairly popular on the Windows and mobile platforms, now available for the Mac. Besides offering just about everything that Google Chrome does, the freeware browser also does cloud synching of tabs, history, favorites and settings across the platforms it supports. It also has a reader mode and a "magic fill" feature for user names and passwords. [Added 21 August 2012, the 199th browser.]

Tobias Netzel Leopard Webkit 536.18, 536.19, 536.25, 537.1, 537.3, 537.3.1, 537.6, 537.7, 537.8, 536.26.14, 537.10, 537.11, 536.28.1, 536.28.8 (stable featured), 537.24.2, 537.24.3, 537.25, 537.26, 537.26.1, 537.29, 537.30, 537.31.1, 537.32, 537.32.2, 536.30.2, 537.69, 537.73.13, 537.73.13.2, 537.74.3, 537.74.4, 537.75.4, 537.75.7, 537.75.9, 537.75.15, 537.77.4 (OSX 10.5, PPC)
webkit.png leopard-webkit page at Google Code
[7 Septebmer 2014] Leopard Webkit is an attempt to continue Webkit support for Mac OS X Leopard on PPC. Since these are nightly builds I won't be reporting on all updates, only those that are designated stable. [Added on 17 June 2012, the 198th browser listed here.]

FlashPeak inc. Slimboat 1.1.6, 1.1.7, 1.1.8, 1.1.11, 1.1.12, 1.1.13, 1.1.14, 1.1.15, 1.1.16, 1.1.17, 1.1.18, 1.1.19, 1.1.20, 1.1.21, 1.1.22, 1.1.23, 1.1.24, 1.1.25, 1.1.26, 1.1.27, 1.1.28, 1.1.29, 1.1.30, 1.1.31, 1.1.32, 1.1.33, 1.1.35, 1.1.36, 1.1.38, 1.1.39, 1.1.40, 1.1.41, 1.1.42, 1.1.43, 1.1.44, 1.1.45, 1.1.46, 1.1.47, 1.1.48, 1.1.49, 1.1.50 (OSX 10.4)
slimboat.png Slimboat website
[7 September 2014] A freeware, WebKit-based browser also available for Linux and Windows. It has an amazingly rich set of features including form autofilling, YouTube video downloading, a popup blocker, ad blocker, 'site groups', download manager, page translation, and much more. Unfortunately, it's toolbar icons look like they were taken directly from Windows and the preferences are also not organized in a Mac-like way. It also doesn't follow some conventions from ALL other browsers, e.g. Command + L does not highlight the location URL. Still, it looks very promising. [Added 14 October 2011, hitting this list's 200 browser milestone.]

Todd Dichtendorf Fluid 0.1, 0.2, 0.2.1, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.7, 0.8, 0.8.1, 0.8.2, 0.8.3, 0.8.4, 0.8.5, 0.8.6, 0.8.7, 0.8.8, 0.8.9, 0.8.9.1, 0.9, 0.9.1, 0.9.1.1, 0.9.1.2, 0.9.1.3, 0.9.1.4, 0.9.1.5, 0.9.2, 0.9.2.1, 0.9.2.2, 0.9.2.3, 0.9.2.4, 0.9.2.5, 0.9.3, 0.9.4, 0.9.4.1, 0.9.5, 0.9.6 (OSX 10.5), 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.6.1, 1.7, 1.7.1, 1.7.2, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.8.2, 1.8.3 (OSX 10.6)
fluid.png Fluid page
[28 August 2014] Fluid is a new type of browser intended to be used with individual sites (SSB - Site Specific Browser). With it you can create individual browser application for specific sites. But since it also includes a standard WebKit-based browser with tabs and can also be used to surf multiple sites, it's found its way onto this list. The reason why it was so late in being added is that it requires Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard) and I have only upgraded recently. Version 1.0 requires an Intel-based Mac running at least Mac OS X 10.6. [Added to list on 28 July 2008, the 147th browser on this list]

Todd Ditchendorf Fake 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.4.1, 0.4.2, 0.5, 0.6, 0.6.1, 0.7, 0.7.1, 0.7.2, 0.7.4, 0.7.5, 0.8, 0.9, 0.9.1, 0.9.2, 0.9.3, 0.9.4, 0.9.5.1, 0.9.6, 0.9.7, 0.9.8, 0.9.9, 0.9.10, 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3, 1.3.1, 1.4, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.4.4, 1.5, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.7, 1.7.1, 1.7.2, 1.8, 1.8.2, 1.8.3, 1.8.4, 1.8.5, 1.8.6, 1.8.7, 1.8.8, 1.8.9, 1.8.9.1, 1.8.9.2 (OSX 10.5)
fake.png Fake site
[28 August 2014] Fake is a commercial ($29.95) browser designed to make web automation simple. Browser actions can be drag and dropped into a graphical workflow to run interactions with the web such as testing, filling out forms and taking screenshots. It has a very extensive set of preferences and looks extremely promising. Based on Fluid. Demo versions (up to version 0.9.10) were set to expire on 1 August 2010. As of version 1.0 a license is required to unlock all functionality of the trial version. Version 1.8 provides compatibilitiy for OS X 10.7-10.10. [The 178th browser to join this list (on 7 July 2010)].

Breach Project Breach 0.3.20 alpha 5(OSX)
breach.png Breach website
[14 July 2014] This browser is based on components of Google Chrome and appears to be an entirely customizable browser, relying on JavaScript modules for virtually all standard features and extensions. The main problem I see here is that if you don't know JavaScript, you'll really have to trust your sources for even the most basic modules and there will be no easy way of determining what, if any, data is being sent to a remote server. At breach.cc/hack there are detailed instructions for customizing Breach to your heart's content, provided you know your way around JavaScript. For programmers and risk-takers only!. Your're welcome to orrect me if I'm wrong, but I see a high potential for abuse here. [browser 212, added 14 July 2014]

BZB Inc. Browse 1.0, 2.0, 3.0.1, 3.0.2, 3.0.3, 3.1, 3.1.1, 4.0, 4.0.1, 5.0 (OSX 10.5)
browse.png Browse site
[30 June 2014] A very basic WebKit-based browser without a bookmarking feature, purportedly fast. [Joined list on 22 March 2013, browser number 204.]

Which.Lilith Software Development higgs 1.0 (OSX 10.9)
higgs.png higgs page
[30 June 2014] higgs is a WebKit-compatible, minimal browser that unfortunately only runs on Max OS 10.9 (and I am still running 10.8, so am unable to test it). It is also a fullscreen browser for web apps. [Browser no. 211 on the list, added 30 June 2014]

SRWare Iron 4.0.275.2, 5.0.381.0, 7.0.520.1, 9.0.600.2, 11.0.700.2, 13.0.800.0, 14.0.850.0, 15.0.900.2, 16.0.950.0, 17.0.1000.0, 19.0.1100.0, 20.0.1150.1, 21.0.1200.0, 22.0.1250.0, 23.0.1300.0, 24.0.1350.0, 27.0.1500.0, 29.0.1600.1, 31.0.1700.0, 35.0.1900.0 (OSX)
iron.png Iron page
[29 June 2014] This browser is based on Google Chrome. It's free and open source and "primarily aims to eliminate usage tracking and other privacy compromising functionality that the Google Chrome browser includes". Version 5.x features an integrated ad blocker, a user agent switcher, integrated translation function, option extension support in incognito mode, extended privacy settings, improved HTML5 support and an improved bookmark manager. [browser 174, added 6 February 2010]

EPOM LTD. Citrio 33.0.1750.237 (OSX)
citrio.png Citrio home page
[12 June 2014] Citrio seems to be another Chrome-based browser with a few features added to it such as a proxy widget and a torrent/magnet link download manager. I'd be rather suspicious of using this, because the developer's main business appears to be an ad server and the biggest headline on their home page is Maximize your Ad Profits with Epom. I rather doubt they'd be too very concerned about user privacy! [212th browser on the list, added 12 June 2014]

Lucian Marin Monochrome 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 3.0 (OS X 10.7+)
monochrome.png Monochrome page
This donationware browser is very interesting indeed. It provides a 320 x 528 pixel viewport simulating Apple's iPhone 5. Since it weighs in at less than 750 kb, I assume that it relies on the Safari components present in OS X. I'm certain that this will be very useful to site developers so that they can see how their work will appear on mobile devices, even without owning one. [4 June 2014] [Joined list on 4 June 2014]

iCab Company iCab 1.0p1, 1.0p2, 1.0p3, 1.0p4, 1.0p5, 1.0p6, 1.0p7, 1.0p8, 1.0p9, 1.0p9a, 2.0p1, 2.1p, 2.1ap, 2.2p, 2.3p, 2.4p, 2.5p, (68k/PPC) 2.5.1p, 2.5.2p, 2.5.3p, 2.0p6, 2.7p7, 2.8p, 2.8p1, 2.8.2, 2.9, 2.9.1, 2.9.5, 2.9.6, 2.9.7, 2.9.8 Preview (68k/PPC/OSX), 3.0b280, 3.0b351, 3.0b352, 3.0b382, 3.0b465 (PPC/OSX), 2.9.9 (68k/PPC), 2.9.9a (68k/PPC), 3.0.3 (PPC/OSX), 4.0b14, 4.0b15, 4.0b16, 4.0b17, 4.0b18, 4.0b19, 4.0b20, 4.0b21, 4.0b22, 3.0.5 (PPC OSX 10.2.x), 4.0 (OSX), 4.01b25, 4.01b26, 4.01b27, 4.01b28, 4.01b29, 4.01b30, 4.01b31, 4.01b32, 4.01b33, 4.01b34, 4.01b35, 4.01b36, 4.0.1, 4.01b38, 4.01b39, 4.01b40, 4.0.1b41, 4.0.1b42, 4.0.1b43, 4.0.1b44, 4.0.1b45 4.1.1, 4.1.1b47, 4.1.1b48, 4.1.1b49, 4.1.1b50, 4.1.1b51, 4.1.1b52, 4.1.1b53, 4.1.1b54, 4.1.1b56, 4.1.1b57, 4.1.1b58, 4.1.1b59, 4.1.1b60, 4.1.1b61, 4.1.1b62, 4.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.5, 4.2.5b66, 4.2.5b69, 4.5, 4.5b73, 4.5b74/75, 4.5b77, 4.6, 4.6.1 (OSX 10.3.9), 4.5b82 [4.6.6], 4.5b83 [4.6.6], 4.7 (OSX 10.3.9/10.5), 4.71b90 [4.7.2], 4.7.5b92, 4.7.5b94, 4.8 (OSX 10.3.9-10.58/10.6), 4.8a (OSX 10.5-10.6), 4.9b97, 5.0b100, 5.0b101, 5.0b104, 5.0b105, 5.0b106, 5.0b107, 5.0b108, 5.0b109, 4.9 (OSX 10.3.9-10.4), 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.5b, 5.1 (OSX 10.5-10.8.x), 5.1.1, 5.2
icab.png iCab download page

[4 June 2014] iCab, available in beta versions for years now, is fast, flexible and takes very little RAM. It runs well on MHz-challenged Macs and is one of the nicest browsers currently available for OS X. To my knowledge it is the only Mac browser that runs on every environment: 68k, PPC and OS X. Version 2.9.x includes dozens of new features and what is being promised for the final 3.0 version should be able to make iCab one of the top Macintosh browsers. (As of version 2.5.2 you can actually pay for using this fine program. I suggest that thousands of us do exactly that!) 3.0.x is currently available. It offers a new rendering engine and is based on Unicode. So, with no support for Unicode on systems older than 8.5, there will be no 68k version of iCab 3.0. Versions 2.9.9 and 2.9.9a are for older 68k Macs (Mac OS 7.1-8.1) and PPC Macs (Mac OS 7.6.1-9.x). iCab 4.0 is now available for Mac OS 10.3.9 and later - version 3.0.5 is for Mac OS X 10.3.9 and older and Mac OS 8.5-9.2.2. Version 4.0.1 includes a variety of new features such as support for Mac OS Web Inspector, small icons in the tool bar, and saving pages as plain text. In version 4.2 you can save individual pages as stand-alone web applications and also synchronize bookmarks using WebDav. It also includes phishing/malware site detection and many bug fixes. Version 4.2.1 fixes a problem with the update system and corrects behavior in kiosk mode. Version 4.2.5 fixes a bug found in Mac OS X 10.5.5, adds new keyboard shortcuts for the Download Manager and fixes and issue with previewing cached content. 4.5 adds smart bookmarks, multitouch gestures, an improved RSS reader, revisions to the download manager and many bug fixes and other improvements. 4.6 features advertising banner filtering, kiosk mode, error protocol, portable web archives, download manager, link manager and source code manager with a new "TopTen" feature, showing thumbnails of favorite pages. iCab 4.6.1 fixes problems with WebKit and zip archives. 32-bit and 64-bit versions of 4.5bx (4.6.6) are now available for testing. 4.7 is available in a 32-bit version for Mac OS X 10.3.9 to 10.6 and a 64-bit version for Mac OS X 10.5 to 10.6. After a long pause 4.72 (Beta 90) is now out in 32 and 64-bit Universal binaries for Mac OS 10.3.9 and 10.5/10.6. It corrects a bug introduced in WebKit along with the release of Safari 5. 4.75 (Beta 92) includes new options for kiosk mode an fixes a problem with HTTP authentication. 4.75 (Beta 94) fixes a page numbering issue when printing, includes "Web Inspector" in the context menu and modifies a workaround for HTTP authentication and the storage of private cookies. 4.8 includes improvements and bug fixes and fixes some issues with the new version of WebKit in Safari 5. Version 4.8a fixes a problem with kiosk mode.

After a long wait iCab 4.9 and 5.0 have been released. 4.9 with no new features is for G3, G4, G5 and Intel Macs running Mac OS X 10.3.9 - 10.4.x, while 5.0 is available in universal binary (G3, G4, G5, Intel, Mac OS X 10.5.x - 10.7.x) and Intel (Mac OS X 10.5.x - 10.8.x) versions. Version 5.0 adds a private mode, a reading list feature, an OmniWeb-like sidebar for tabs, a module manager and supports fullscreen mode in Mac OS 10.7

5.0.5 beta was released back in early February 2013.


ADNX xStand (was wKiosk) 1.0, 1.0.1, 1.1, 2.0b1, 2.0, 2.1, 2.1.1, 2.2 (OSX), 2.2.2 (OSX 10.2), 3.0, 3.1, 3.1.1 , 3.1.2, 3.1.4, 3.5, 3.5.1, 3.6, 3.6.1, 3.7, 3.7.1, 3.7.2, 3.7.3, 3.7.4, 3.7.5, 4.0b1, 4.0b2, 4.0b3, 4.0, 4.0.1, 4.0.2, 4.5, 4.5.1, 4.6, 4.6.1, 5.0b1, 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2, 5.1, 5.1.1, 5.1.2 (OSX), 5.2 (OSX 10.5-10.6), 6.0b1, 6.0b2, 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.0.3, 6.0.4, 6.0.5, 6.0.6, 6.0.7, 6.1, 6.1.1, 6.5.2, 6.5.3, 6.5.4, 6.5.5, 6.5.6, 6.5.7, 6.6, 6.6.1
xstand.pngwkiosk.pngwkiosk2.png xStand page
[3 June 2012] A commercial full-screen browser for kiosk systems, originally based on the Gecko engine. This browser allows you to lock down a Mac so that only authorized web pages can be viewed. Key presses can also be suppressed. The only two options are to enter a password to access the system or to press the power button to shut the Mac down. [Thanks for this info, Jonathan!] Version 2.1.1 was released for a short time and then pulled from the site. Although wKiosk up to version 2.2.2 was based on the Gecko engine, wKiosk 3.x is based on Apple's WebKit, the same engine used in many other browsers (and other programs such as NetNewsWire). 3.x runs only on Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther). 4.0 runs only on Mac OS X 10.3 or 10.4. Versions later than 4.5 are universal binaries for use on both PPC and the new Intel Macs. 5.x is available in versions for Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5. Version 5.2 is for Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6 (Snow Leopard). I almost didn't add version 6.0b1 to this list as it's not exactly freely available, you have to send an e-mail requesting a download link. Version 6.0.0, also being referred to as 6.0 beta, has been released and is publicly available. Version 6.0.2 provides full compatibility with the Safari 5 HTML engine. Version 6.0.3 now has the same default font size as Safari and includes bug fixes. Version 6.0.5 includes bug fixes, a feedback mechanism and sports a new icon. Version 6.0.6 includes improvements with Flash, timeout and URL control management and various bug fixes. Version 6.0.7 includes bug fixes.

AlphaOmega Software Desktop Web Browser 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 3.0, 3.1, 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 5.0, 5.1 (OS X)
desktopwebbrowser.png Desktop Web Browser page
[31 May 2014] Another basic desktop browser based on WebKit. Shareware, $20. Version 1.1 is a Universal Binary. Version 3.0 has been recompiled to be made compatible with Mac OS 10.5. Version 3.1 adds a Spanish localization. Version 4.1 fixes minor bugs and adds a Hungarian localization. [Entered list on 17 October 2005]

WhiteHat Security Aviator 1.1, 1.2 beta (28.0.1500.71), 1.3 beta, 1.4 beta, 1.5 beta (28.0.1500.71), 1.6 beta (31.0.1650.57), 1.7 beta (31.0.1650.57), 1.8, 1.9, 2.0, 2.1, 2.1.1 (33.0.1750.117) (OSX)
aviator.png Aviator page
[30 May 2014] Aviator is being developed with security as the top priority. It's based on the Chromium framework [Joined list on 23 November 2013, now totalling 208 browsers. Thanks to Glenn for tipping me off to this one. And thanks to Gordon for tipping me off on the latest version.]

Fenrir Inc. Global Sleipnir 1.0b1, 3.0rc, 3.0, 3.0.1, 3.0.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.4, 3.5.0.1, 3.5.0.2, 3.5.0.3, 3.6, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 3.7, 3.7.1, 3.8, 3.8.1.1, 3.8.1.2, 3.8.2, 3.8.3.1, 3.8.4.1, 3.8.4.2, 3.8.5, 3.8.5.1, 3.8.5.2, 3.9, 3.9.0.2, 4.0.0.1, 4.1, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.0.2, 4.2.1.1, 4.3, 4.3.0.1, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.4, 4.5, 4.5.1 (OSX 10.6/10.7)
sleipnir.png sleipnir_be.png Sleipnir for Mac page
[8 May 2014] A light-weight WebKit-based browser made in Osaka, Japan that offers some unique features in terms of tabs and tab groups with support for Mac OS X Lion 2-finger swipe, synch with iOS (iPod/iPhone/iPad) and Android devices, etc. This browser looks very promising! As of verison 3.2 there is also a Black Edition of Sleipnir, which includes features not allowed in the other version offered at the Mac App Store. (Thanks for the tip Robert M.!) [Added to list on 4 October 2011, browser number 192]

AOL AOL Desktop 1.0b1 (168), 1.0b2 (185), 1.0b3 (198), 1.0b4 (211), 1.0b5 (225), 1.0b6 (241), 1.0b7 (254), 1.0b8, 1.0b9 (266), 1.0b10 (278), 1.0b11 (298), 1.0b12 (300), 1.0b13 (310), 1.0b14 (312), 1.0b15 (320), 1.0b16 (327), 1.0, 1.0b17 (339), 1.0b18 (342), 1.1, 1.1b19 (347), 1.2, 1.5b1 (506), 1.5b2 (514), 1.5b3 (523), 1.2.1, 1.5b4 (533), 1.5b5 (536), 1.5b6 (544), 1.5b7 (550), 1.5b8 (555), 1.5 (556), 1.6b1, 1.6b2 (620), 1.6b3 (643), 1.7.712 (beta 1), 1.7.716 (beta 2), 1.7.722 (OSX 10.4.8+), 1.1.763, 1.7.784
aol_desktop aol_desktop2 AOL Desktop page
AOL Desktop beta page
[25 December 2013] AOL Desktop includes a (in initial testing very fast) Web browser along with instant messaging, email and other AOL features. Although I haven't used AOL in over 10 years, this program looks very promising. [Added 28 Sep 2007, making it the 133rd browser on this list.]

Chronos SOHO Notes 5.5, 5.5.1, 5.5.2, 5.6, 5.6.2, 5.7.0b2, 5.7.1, 5.7.2, 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.1.0, 6.1.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.5, 6.5.1, 6.5.2, 6.5.3, 6.5.4 (OSX), 7.0, 7.0.1, 7.0.2, 7.0.3, 7.0.4, 7.0.4, 7.0.5, 7.0.6, 7.0.7, 7.0.8, 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.0.3, 8.0.4, 8.0.5, 8.0.6, 8.0.7, 8.0.8, 8.0.9, 8.10, 8.11, 8.12, 8.13, 8.14, 8.15, 8.16, 8.17, 8.30, 8.31, 8.32, 8.33, 8.34, 8.35, 8.36, 8.37, 8.38, 8.51, 8.52, 9.0.0, 9.0.1, 9.0.2, 9.0.3, 9.0.4, 9.1, 9.1.1, 9.1.2, 9.1.3, 9.1.4, 9.1.5, 9.1.6, 9.1.7, 9.1.8, 9.1.9, 9.2.0, 9.2.1, 9.2.2, 9.2.3, 9.2.4, 9.2.5, 9.2.6, 9.2.7, 9.2.8, 9.2.9, 9.3.0, 9.3.1, 9.3.2, 9.3.3, 9.3.4, 9.3.5, 9.3.6 (OSX 10.5.8)
soho_notes.png SOHO Notes page
[1 December 2013] Although primarily a comprehensive note-taking application, it also includes a built-in WebKit-based browser. This is the successor to Chronos' "StickyBrain" program, which also featured an embedded web browser. SOHO Notes is now also included as a separate application in the SOHO Organizer package. [Added to list on 11 July 2006, the 100th browser for the Mac!]

Torch Media Inc. Torch 25.0.0.4255, 25.0.0.4258, 25.0.0.4398, 25.0.0.4398
torch.png Torch browser website
[13 October 2013] Based on Chromium, Torch is an all-in-one browser that offers many social media features as well as BitTorrent downloading. Unfortunately, they do not list any version history, so the versions listed are the only ones I was able to find. [Added 13 October 2013, now 207 browsers listed here. Thanks to Robert M. for this tip!]

W3C's Editor/Browser Amaya 7.1, 7.2, 8.0, 8.1, 8.1a, 8.1b, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7, 8.7.1, 8.7.2, 8.8.1, 8.8.3 (OSX+X11+X11SDK), 9.2.1, 9.2.2, 9.3, 9.4, 9.5, 9.51, 9.52, 9.53, 9.54, 9.55, 9.99, 10.0 pre, 10. pre2, 10.0, 10.1pre2, 10.1pre3, 10.1pre4, 10.1pre5, 11.0, 11.0.1, 11.1, 12.2pre4, 11.2, 11.3-pre1, 11.3.1, 11.4.4, 11.4.7 (OSX)
amaya.png Amaya project page
[4 September 2013] A graphical browser that formerly required Apple's X11 environment, Fink, etc. I never found the time to install any of the older versions, but the "native" distributions (9.x) work as normal Macintosh applications (except for the Command key assignments, which are really odd). This editor/browser is from a project run by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) and is available for multiple platforms. I can't imagine using it for day-to-day browsing, but as an editor it has some cool features. Version 9.99 was a preview of 10.0. The major new changes in version 10 are a contextual menu, a customized user interface, Amaya themes, and a new style panel to style documents. Available in versions for PPC and Intel processors. Wow, after a break of nearly 3 years, version 11.4.4 has been released! After over 1.5 years 11.4.7 is a security fix.

ecran software ecran internet 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 (OSX 10.5)
genericx.png ecran Google Project page
[13 July 2013] A very rudimenatary WebKit browser also available for iOS and Windows. It has an odd, centered and fixed window size and displays buttons that (so far at least) have no function. [Browser number 197. (17 May 2012)].

Jonas Lund We See In Every Direction (2013) 27.0.1430.0 (OSX 10.7.5+)
wesee.png WEIED site
[30 June 2013] We See In Every Direction is an experimental 'synchronized shared' web browser, where multiple users can determine what is browsed. [Added to list on 30 June 2013, the 205th browser to join this list!]

Pioneers of the Inevitable Songbird 0.2, 0.2.1, 0.2.5, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.6.1, 0.7 (OSX), 1.0, 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.2.0, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.7.2b1, 1.7.2, 1.7.3, 1.8.0b1, 1.8.0b2, 1.8.0b3, 1.8.0, 1.9.1, 1.9.3, 1.10.0b1, 1.10.0b2, 1.10.0b3, 1.10.1b1, 1.10.1, 1.10.2, 2.0, 2.1.0, 2.2.0 (OSX 10.5/10.6, Intel)
songbird.png Songbird site
[Discontinued as of 28 June 2013] [18 February 2013] Open source Songbird is primarily a music player like iTunes, but can do a lot more than just play mp3 files - it includes a browser based on Mozilla Firefox. [Added to list on 20 Oct 2006, the 106th browser to join this list!]

Yandex Yandex.Browser 19.0.1084.5402, 1.5.1106.240 (OSX)
yandex.png Yandex.Browser website
[14 March 2013] This browser is an odd beast from Russia's top web search company. It's based on both WebKit and Opera Turbo and offers a few unique features: a 'tableau" offering rectangular-shaped links to popular sites that slides half way down the page when you enter the location bar, integrated web page translation, automatic search suggestions, 'Quicklinks' and built-in anti-virus protection. [Added 14 March 2013. Browser 203 on this list. Thanks for pointing this out to me, Robert M.!]

Floodgap Systems Classilla 9.0, 9.0.4, 9.1, 9.2, 9.2.1, 9.2.2, 9.2.3, 9.3.0, 9.3.1, 9.3.2 (PPC)
classilla.gif www.classilla.org
[18 February 2013] I found mention of this on MacInTouch (thanks Todd!). Classilla is the only browser for Mac OS Classic currently under development and is intended to run on Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.1 as a sort of successor to WaMCoM, yet including as much of Mozilla code as possible and new code written entirely from scratch. The object is to provide a secure browsing experience on the obsolete system. Wow! Versions 9.2 and 9.2.1 were released in June and August 2010. Version 9.2.2 came out in March 2011. 9.2.3 was release in October 2011. Starting with version 9.30 Classilla is transitioning to "mobile" content, better suited for older Macs. [167th browser on the list, added 1 July 2009]

Michael Ghattas Pop Browser 1.0
pop.png Projects page
[11 February 2013] A freeware browser accessed from the menu bar displaying the web from the perspective of an iPhone or iPad. [Added 11 February 2013, browser number 202]

Benjamin Pasero RSSOwl 0.61a, 0.61b, 0.62b, 0.63b, 0.7b, 0.71b, 0.72b, 0.73b, 0.81b, 0.82b, 0.8b, 0.9b, 1.0, 1.0.2, 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.2, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.2.4, 2.0M5a, 2.0M6, 2.0M7, 2.0M8, 2.0M8a, 2.0M9, 2.0rc1, 2.0rc2, 2.0rc3, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0., 2.0.3, 2.0.4, 2.0.5, 2.0.6, 2.1b, 2.1, 2.1.1rc, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.6 (OSX)
rssowl.png RSSOwl site
[24 December 2012] RSSOwl is based on Java and is primarily an RSS newsreader, but does include an embedded browser (make sure to first activate it in the preferences). [Browser 190, added 13 June 2011]

MOApp/Michael Göbel Browser 0.9, 0.9.3, 0.9.6, 0.9.7, 0.9.8, 1.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.0.3, 1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.1.6, 1.1.7, 1.2 (OSX 10.7)
itsabrowser.png browser2.png Browser site
[3 November 2012] Yet another web browser from the house of MOApp. I don't have much to write about it, 'cause I haven't upgraded to OS X 10.7 Lion yet. This may be an update of a previous browser named "Browser", something I have yet to confirm. Version 1.2 is also available in a version that favors DuckDuckGo as the search engine, instead of Google. [Added 5 January 2012, browser number 195.]

KidZui KidZui 3.0, 3.1, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0.358, 6.0.364 (OSX 10.4.11)
kidzui.png KidZui product page
[17 November 2012] KidZui is both a browser and a service for kids. It seems to be based on WebKit and also requires Adobe Flash Player 9 for lots of animation fun. The service provides protected access to 800,000 kid-friendly websites, lots of games, innovative search, category browsing, full-screen video and slideshows. [Added 22 September 2008, browser number 156]

RealNetworks RealPlayer 10b, 10.0.0, 10.0.0 (331), 10.0.0 (352), 10.1.0, 10.1 (412), 10.1 (503), 12.0.0 (1379), 12.0.0 (1444), 12.0.0 (1569), 12.0.0 (1725), 12.0.1 (1750) (OSX)
realplayer.png RealNetworks home page
[7 November 2012] I could hardly believe my eyes when a browser window opened up while playing with the first RealPlayer 10 beta. Although very rudimentary and apparently based on WebKit, the browser in RealPlayer can actually access and display normal sites such as CNN.com! I'm now wondering how long it will take for Microsoft to copy the same idea, unlikely to be based on WebKit...[added on 29 June 2004]

The Netsurf project Netsurf 2.7 (OSX 10.5), 2.8, 2.9 (OSX 10.6)
netsurf.png Netsurf site
[5 November 2012] Directly from the website: "NetSurf is a free, open source web browser. It is written in C and released under the GNU Public Licence version 2. NetSurf has its own layout and rendering engine entirely written from scratch. It is small and capable of handling many of the web standards in use today." [Added to list on 5 November 2012, the 201st browser, with kudos to Ian at comp.sys.mac.apps]

The Omni Group OmniWeb 4.1.1, 4.2b1, 4.2b2, 4.2, 4.2.1, 4.5b1, 4.5b2, 4.5b3, 4.5rc1, 4.5, 5.0b1, 5.0b2, 5.0b3, 5.0b4, 5.0b5, 5.0b6, 5.0b6.1, 5.0b7, 5.0b8, 5.0rc1, 5.0rc2, 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1b1, 5.1b2, 5.1b3, 5.1b4, 5.1b5, 5.1, 5.1.1b1, 5.1.1b2, 5.1.1b4, 5.1.1, 5.1.2b1, 5.1.2b3, 5.1.2, 5.1.3b1, 5.1.3b2, 5.1.3, 5.5b1, 5.5b2, 5.5b3, 5.5b4, 5.5rc1, 5.5, 5.5.1b1, 5.5.1, 5.5.2b1, 5.5.2b2, 5.5.2b3, 5.5.2b4, 5.5.2, 5.5.3, 5.5.4b1, 5.5.4, 5.6 Alpha, 5.6, 5.7 Alpha, 5.7b1, 5.7b2, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9, 5.9.1, 5.9.2, 5.10.0, 5.10.1, 5.10.2, 5.10.3, 5.11, 5.11.1, 5.11.2 (OSX)
omniweb.png OmniWeb download page

[20 July 2012] This is my main browser for a number of reasons. OmniWeb is Safari done right. It provides options for features I am familiar with in the now obsolete Internet Explorer and that I found missing in Safari. I can better control the presentation of images, plug-ins and pop-up windows with OmniWeb and take control over my browsing experience, including the appearance of bookmarked pages.

Safari users should try taking OmniWeb out for a spin. Its feature set blows Safari completely out of the water and, as of version 5.9 it is now freeware.

After switching to Internet Explorer 5 from Netscape 4 many years ago, I changed to OmniWeb as of version 4.5.

Version 5.0 adds even more features, many of which I'll never use and a few that are very welcome additions, e.g. the appearance for each bookmarked page can be set, a different twist on "tabs", workspaces, etc.

5.1 implements the latest version of Apple WebCore, essentially bringing HTML display in OmniWeb up to par with changes recently made for Safari. Version 5.1.1 provides fixes for Mac OS 10.4 ("Tiger"). Version 5.1.2 corrects many bugs from prior versions, adds additional languages and works again with the new version of Flash 8. Version 5.1.3 adds more languages and minor bug fixes.

5.5 is now a universal binary, provides support for the WebArchive format, has a global and site preference for user defined style sheets and its toolbars use the Unified Toolbar. It also sports numerous bug fixes. Mac OS X 10.4.6 or later required. 5.5.1 includes various bug fixes. 5.5.2 includes bug fixes for bookmarks, tabs and now uses the system default RSS news reader. 5.5.3 includes a single crash bug fix. 5.5.4 features security improvements and is a recommended update for all users.

OmniWeb 5.6 features an updated version of WebKit, now uses the WebKit icon database, includes the Web Inspector from Safari, inline display of PDFs, improvements in stability and various bug fixes. It is available in an English-only version and an international version localized in Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, Swedish and simplified Chinese.

OmniWeb 5.7 is now based on a stable version of WebKit and includes improvements for Mac OS 10.5 and much more.

Release 5.8 is primarily an update to the version of WebKit in use by Omniweb, including the latest security patches and features (downloadable fonts, CSS animation, HTML 5 media tags and client side database storage) present in Safari 3.1. Google Chrome is now included in the list of user agents.

As of version 5.9 OmniWeb is freeware! Development is continuing and I hope that OmniWeb now becomes much more popular. 5.9.1 includes bug fixes and minor feature enhancements.

After testing many "Sneakypeek" iterations I'm happy to see that version 5.10 has now been released. It integrates the version of WebKit used in Safari 4.0.3, adds support for the almost completely obsolete Gopher protocol (as an April Fools joke, no doubt), Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard compatibility, snap-to window widths and many bug fixes. Version 5.10.1 updates some of the localized languages and fixes a problem where clicking to load blocked iframes was not working. 5.10.2 includes numerous bug fixes, corrections of stability issues and interface improvements. 5.10.3 fixes a crashing bug on Mac OS X 10.4.

After a long alpha and beta testing period, version 5.11 has now been released. It is the last version supporting PPC, includes the version of WebKit used in Safari 5.0.5, bug fixes, and corrects compatibility issues with upcoming OS X 10.7 (Lion). 5.11.1 improves compatibility with Lion. 5.11.2 makes OmniWeb ready for OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion).


Jike Atsushi Sunrise (formerly SunriseBrowser) 0.637, 0.6375, 0.6376, 0.6378, 0.641, 0.642, 0.643, 0.644, 0.647, 0.651, 0.652, 0.66, 0.662, 0.67, 0.674, 0.6994, 0.6993, 0.699, 0.698, 0.6972, 0.697, 0.6962, 0.6961, 0.696, 0.695, 0.694, 0.693, 0.692, 0.691, 0.69, 0.689, 0.685, 0.683, 0.68, 0.678, 0.677, 0.7, 0.705, 0.708, 0.711, 0.713, 0.715, 0.716, 0.178, 0.72, 0.722, 0.723, 0.73, 0.731, 0.732, 0.733, 0.737, 0.739, 0.7391, 0.74, 0.741, 0.743, 0.747, 0.748, 0.749, 0.77, 0.773, 0.776, 0.778, 0.7781, 0.7785, 0.78, 0.79, 0.795, 0.796, 0.798, 0.799, 0.7992, 0.7994, 0.8, 0.8.1, 0.8.1.1, 0.82, 0.83, 0.833, 0.837, 0.84, 0.85, 0.853, 0.86, 0.88, 0.89, 0.895, 1.0.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.6, 1.1.0, 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.2.5, 1.3.0, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.3.5, 1.3.6, 1.3.8, 1.4.0, 1.4.2, 1.4.6, 1.4.8, 1.4.9, 1.5.0, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.4, 1.5.5, 1.5.6, 1.5.7, 1.5.8, 1.5.9, 1.6.0, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 1.6.4, 1.6.5, 1.6.6, 1.6.7, 1.6.8, 1.6.9, 1.7.0, 1.7.1, 1.7.2, 1.7.3, 1.7.4, 1.7.5, 1.7.7, 1.7.8, 1.7.9, 1.8.0, 1.8.1, 1.8.2, 1.8.3, 1.8.4, 1.8.5, 2.0b1, 2.0b2, 2.0b3 2.0b4, 2.0b5, 2.0b6, 2.0b7, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2, 2.0.3, 2.0.4, 2.0.5, 2.0.6, 2.0.7, 2.0.8, 2.0.9, 2.1.0, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.2.0, 2.2.1 (OSX 10.5/6)
sunrisebrowser.pngsunrise2.pngsunrise204.png Sunrise site

[3 May 2012] Probably the most frequently updated browser currently being developed. Like Shiira, Sunrise is from Japan and based on WebKit. It is being specially developed for web authors, with features for transparency of overlaying windows, source code view, specific window sizes for standard resolutions, large display of URLs for presentations, etc. The "Page Shot" feature is also very interesting, because media="print" stylesheets are actually used in producing a PDF of the page. (The only other Mac browser that does this is MS Internet Explorer 5.x! Firefox almost gets it right, but prints out an extra header and footer.) The project page is now available in English (look for the link at the top left). Source code available. As of version 1.4.0 Sunrise is now available in Japanese, English, Spanish, Chinese and German. Version 2.0 includes a new application icon and many new features such as an All In One Window, thumbnailed bookmarks, web page snapshots, a scrollable tabbar, circular download progress indicator, a URL field for URLs, searches and downloading, easy localization (English, French, Italian, Spanish and Japanese already available) and much more. [Thanks for the lead on this browser, Sunghwa!]

After an extended pause, version 2.2.1 has now been released.


RavenCo Software Robin (formerly Raven) 0.6.11515, 0.6.11664, 0.7.14460, 0.7.14521, 0.7.14665 (0.6b2) (OSX 10.6/10.7)
reaven.png Robin website
[26 January 2012] Since I initally confused this as being only a site specific browser, I missed out on testing version 5 (or any others prior to 6). This is an extremely innovative browser that provides features unavailable elsewhere. Of particular interest is their Web App Shop that adds apps for popular websites to the browser, acting as site-specific instances. The history browser is just about the best I have ever seen anywhere. Bookmarks are instantly readable. The Smart Bar on the left gives you instant access to your favorite sites and features. What is also amazing is that the three developers working on Raven live on three different continents! I urge anyone interested in new browsing technologies to take Raven out for a spin. (Thanks for the tip offs from Stu M. and Doug T.! Thanks to Robert M. for info about the name change!) [Added to list on 16 November 2011, browser number 193]

Camino Project Camino (formerly Chimera) 0.1, 0.11, 0.12, 0.13, 0.20, 0.21, 0.22, 0.23. 0.24, 0.25, 0.26, 0.27, 0.28, 0.30, 0.40, 0.50, 0.60, 0.60 [20-12], 0.70, 0.8b, 0.8rc1, 0.8, 0.8.1, 0.8.2, 0.8.3, 0.8.4, 0.8.5, 0.90a1, 0.90a2, 1.0a1, 1.0b1, 1.0b2, 1.0rc1, 1.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.0.3, 1.1a1, 1.1a2, 1.1b, 1.0.4, 1.0.5, 1.0.6 (OSX 10.2+), 1.5, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6a1, 1.6b1, 1.6b2 (OSX 10.3+), 1.5.5 (OSX 10.2+), 1.6b3, 1.6b4 , 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 1.6.4 (OSX 10.3.9+), 2.0a1 (OSX 10.4+), 1.6.5, 1.6.6, 2.0b1, 2.0b2, 1.6.7, 2.0b3, 1.6.8, 1.6.9, 2.0b4, 1.6.10, 2.0rc1, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2 (OSX 10.4+), 1.6.11 (10.3.9), 2.0.3, 2.0.4, 2.0.5, 2.0.6, 2.1a1, 2.0.7, 2.1b1, 2.0.8, 2.0.9, 2.1b2, 2.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.2 (OSX 10.4)
camino.png Camino website

[Development discontinued on 30 May 2013] [14 March 2012] Formerly known as Chimera (up to version 0.60) and also known as "Navigator". This fine program is a Cocoa port of Mozilla for Mac OS X. Camino is one of the most promising browsers for the Macintosh and development is continuing at a rapid pace. If you like living in the fast lane, grab a recent "nightly build" from the FTP server. Version 0.8.3 uses Gecko engine 1.7.6. Versions 0.90al, 0.90a2 and the 1.0 versions use Gecko 1.8 and offer vast improvements in start-up and rendering times. Versions 1.0.1 and 1.0.2 offer bug and security fixes. On my iBook G4 it launches and is ready to use within only a second or so - it's truly a "one bounce in the Dock" browser! Camino has become a permanent member of my browser arsenal. Although it can't beat OmniWeb in features, this browser is much, much faster. Versions 1.0.3 and 1.0.4 are security and stability updates. 1.0.5 and 1.0.6 are the last versions to provide support on Mac OS 10.2.8. All later versions require at least Mac OS 10.3 Version 1.1a1 offers many new features: built-in spellchecking, feed handoff to the default RSS reader, pop-up blocking, single window mode, etc. Version 1.5 is now based on the Gecko 1.8.1 rendering engine and has many new features: spell checking, session restore, pop-up blocking and redesigned user interface. Version 1.5.1 now uses Gecko 1.8.1.6 and includes a few bug fixes and improvements. Versions 1.5.4 and 1.5.5 include an updated version of Gecko, bug fixes and add a few new features. Version 1.6 includes a few new features such as improvements to the tab bar, AppleScript support and automatic software updates. Versions 1.6.1 to 1.6.8 include mostly security and stability-related fixes. 1.6.9 has upgraded to Gecko 1.8.1.23, code for blocking Flash animations and improved ad-blocking. Version 1.6.10 disables Java on Mac OS X 10.6 to prevent crashes, includes bug fixes and improved ad-blocking.

Camino 2.0 is now available. New features include improved tab browsing, support for the Google Safe Browsing service, full content zoom, download notifications, a sub-menu listing the last 20 closed pages, improved support for Full Keyboard Access, enhanced annoyance blocking (to enable/disable Flash on a per-site basis), new AppleScript capabilities and web content support via Gecko 1.9.0. Version 2.0.1 contains security and stability updates, an upgrade to Gecko 1.9.0.16 and improved ad blocking. Versions 2.0.2 to 2.0.5 are stability and security updates and include an upgrade to Gecko 1.9.0.18 and 1.9.0.19 as well as improved add blocking. Version 2.0.6 incorporates the latest version of Gecko 1.9.0 and minor feature enhancements. Versions 2.0.7 and 2.0.8 are maintenance releases containing security and stability updates.

Camino 2.1 has updated to the latest Gecko engine, blocks the use of obsolete versions of the Flash plug-in, features many AppleScript enhancements and includes many minor tweaks and enhancements. Camino 2.1.1 is a security and stability release. Version 2.1.2 upgrades the Gecko rendering engine to squash security problems and improve stability.

[2 December 2011] Portable Camino [1.0.2r1.0, 1.0.3r2.0, 1.5r3.0, 1.5.2r3.0, 1.5.3r3.0, 1.5.4r3.0, 1.6r3.0, 1.6.1r3.0, 2.0.6.r3.0, 2.1r3.0] is also available. It's packaged as a portable application so you can take your bookmarks, extensions, history and cookies with you.

Portable Camino

Regedanzter Site Specific Browser 1.2.3 (OSX 10.3)
sitespecificbrowser.png Site Specific Browser site
[10 February 2012] As the name says, this is a very basic site specific browser which is easily configured by simply changing the name of the application file to the target site a la www.knutson.de.app. Also available for Windows. [Added 5 January 2012, browser number 195.]

RockMelt, Inc RockMelt 0.9.48.59 (Open Beta), 0.9.50.459 (Beta 2), 0.9.58.390 (Beta 3), 0.9.58.478 (stable), 0.9.62.313, 0.9.64.253, 0.9.64.347, 0.9.68.1374 (stable), 0.9.68.1565 (Beta 4), 0.9.72.615 (Beta 5) (OSX)
rockmelt.png RockMelt website
[Note: On 31 July 2013 development on Rockmelt ceased. On 2 August 2013 Rockmelt was acquired by Yahoo] [22 December 2011] Like Flock, RockMelt is a social browser that is integrated with services such as Facebook and Twitter. It uses "Edges" displaying friends that are currently online and icons for various feeds. Based on Chromium. A product of many former Netscape developers including Marc Andreessen. [Browser number 187 added on 13 April 2011]

Zach Mann (Mannsoft) Seeker 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4 (OSX 10.5)
seeker.png SeekerBeta.zip download link
[6 December 2011] A very basic WebKit-based browser currently lacking virtually all normal browser features. A new definition of "light-weight" as the application is only 152 kb! [browser 194, added 6 December 2011]

Mesa Dynamics, LLC Stainless 0.1, 0.1.5, 0.2, 0.2.5, 0.3, 0.3.5, 0.4, 0.4.5, 0.5, 0.5.1, 0.5.2, 0.5.3, 0.5.4, 0.5.5, 0.6, 0.6.5, 0.7, 0.7.5, 0.8 (OSX 10.5)
stainless.png Stainless website
[25 July 2011] Inspired by Google Chrome, Stainless was a technology demo and is now being developed into a full-blown multi-process browser for Mac OS X. It's based on WebKit and features a clean interface, tabs that run in their own processes and an option for private browsing. Version 0.1.5 is a maintenance release and adds support for Safari-like keyboard shortcuts, mailto links, open file, JavaScript alerts and a number of bug fixes. Version 0.2 adds support for opening webloc files and other features. 0.2.5 adds a default web icon, URL handlers for external programs, faster tab opening and a couple of fixes. 0.3 adds a standard window menu, keyboard window switching, new tab opening with middle mouse button, a changed user agent string to reflect the version, and various speed improvements. Version 3.5 adds find-in-page, web page print, a few bug fixes and a new application icon. Version 0.4 adds support for web inspector and includes many bug fixes. 0.4.5 adds keyboard commands, full-screen Flash playback as well as other features and bug fixes. Version 0.5 adds support for parallel sessions, a bookmark shelf, single window mode and much more. 0.5.1 corrects a local file launching issue and 0.5.2 adds a status bar toggle and some bug fixes. 0.5.3 provides a few bug fixes. 0.5.4 adds labels display bookmark titles and mouseover URL, middle-click support for bookmark opening and tab closing and numerous bug fixes. 0.5.5 includes a large number of bug fixes and improved memory management. 0.6 adds a global history manager, a user preference for shutting down unresponsive tabs as well as numerous bug fixes. 0.6.5 adds a cross-process download manager, hold and click in back/forward buttons to reveal tab history, bookmark groups, bookmark shelf prefs and many bug fixes. 0.7 adds save session and quit, session restore startup preference, download location preference, the creation of groups from open tabs, open group URLs in tabs and a few bugfixes. 0.7.5 adds url and search auto-completion, new tab and security prefs and includes bug fixes. 0.8 mainly adds OS X 10.7 Lion compatibility. [Added 26 September 2008. Browser 157 on this list.]

DEVONtechnologies DEVONagent 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.7, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2, 2.0.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.3.1 (OSX 10.4), 3.0pb1, 3.0pb2, 3.0pb3, 3.0pb4 (OSX 10.5)
devon_agent.png DEVONagent page

[9 June 2011] DEVONagent is primarily an internet information agent and includes an embedded web browser based on Safari. This application has now been split into three versions: Pro, Express and Lite. Only the Pro version features it's own embedded browser and is now included as a separate entry on this list. (Thanks for the tip, Paul!)


Adobe CSS Regions 1.0p1 (OSX 10.6)
genericx.png CSS Regions page
[13 May 2011] This browser is a prototype from Adobe that demonstrates CSS3 magazine-like layouts. Based on WebKit. [Added May 13 2011, the 147th browser on this list]

Yves Mailhot eCrisper 1.0 (OSX 10.6 Intel)
ecrisper.png eCrisper website
[27 April 2011] It appears to have been first released almost a year ago, but I just found out about it. This commercial browser ($79) seems to be the perfect solution for a kiosk system and can function as a normal browser. Word of warning: if you do try it out, remember the Command + , (command + comma) key combo or to click on Evaluation Copy to quit it. There is no version info on the website and although the Finder tells me it's 1.0, MacUpdate says the current version is 1.10. [Joined list on April 27, 2011, browser number 188.]

app4mac software Giddy Up 1.0.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.0.3, 1.0.4, 1.0.5, 1.0.6, 1.1 (OSX 10.5/6)
giddyup.pnggiddyup2.png Giddy Up product page

[25 April 2011] A secure, commercial web browser designed for kids. Access can be restricted for some websites, the operating system, OS settings, downloads and applications. Built on the Safari engine. Version 1.0.2 provides full compatibility with the Safari 5 HTML engine. Version 1.0.3 sports a new icon. Version 1.04 provides improved support for sites with Flash content, better timeout and URL control management and bug fixes. 1.0.5 includes bug fixes. [The 177th browser on this list - added 18 May 2010]

Note: As of version 1.1 this browser is only available from the Mac App Store, meaning a trial version is no longer available to the general public. For this reason I will no longer be tracking further developments of Giddy Up.


Hillcrest Labs Kylo 0.6.1.70394, 0.7.0.73104, 0.8.4.74873 (OSX)
kylo.png Kylo website
[10 April 2010] Kylo is a browser based on Mozilla that was specifically developed for watching TV. Features include lots of viewing space and no visual clutter, big fonts and buttons for easy navigation, an onscreen keyboard, zoom and pan. The website even describes how to connect your television to your Mac. [172nd browser on the list, added 9 December 2009]

Neven Mrgan Pixelfari 1.0 (OSX 10.6)
pixelfari.png Pixelfari release announcement
Pixelfari 1.0 download

[8 April 2011] When I first took a look at Pixelfari back in February (originally released on February 16) I thought it was some kind of plug-in for Safari. Turns out that it's its own browser, but displays its name as Safari in the menubar. What it it? Pixelfari is mostly a joke, display web pages in their 8-bit non-glory with "chunky fonts, blocky graphics, and a general sense of giddy inefficiency". [Browser 186, added on 8 April, 2011]


ETH Zurich SEB 0.1b, RC1.0, 1.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2
seb.png SEB site
[26 March 2011] Safe Exam Browser, or SEB, is a browser designed for examinations. It disables the dock, process switcher, menu bar, force quit, hiding the frontmost application, printing and Exposé. A quit password may also be set. SEB is based on WebKit. [The 181st browser to join this list (on 26 September 2010)].

KiDSafe Technologies, LLC KiDSBrowse 1.1 (OSX 10.4.1)
kidsbrowse.png KiDSBrowse website
[11 March 2011] A commercial browser ($39.95) available as a 7-day test version from CNet. Apparently used RealBasic code. KiDSBrowse is designed to be a kid safe web browser, featuring easy to configure options for parents, full screen "Kid Mode" with large icons of approved sites, etc. [Added on 11 March 2011, the 185th browser on the list.]

Flock.com Flock 0.4.8 [0.5 pre], 0.4.9, 0.4.10, 0.5.11, 0.5.12, 0.5.13, 0.5.14, 0.5.15, 0.7.0.16.2, 0.7.0.17.1, 0.7.1, 0.7.3, 0.7.4, 0.7.5, 0.7.6, 0.7.7, 0.7.8, 0.7.9.1, 0.7.10.1, 0.7.10.2, 0.7.11, 0.7.12, 0.7.13, 0.7.14, 0.9b [0.8.99], 0.9.0, 0.9.0.1, 0.9.0.2, 0.9.1, 0.9.1.2, 0.9.1.3, 1.0rc3, 1.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.0.3, 1.0.4, 1.0.5, 1.0.7, 1.0.8, 1.0.9, 1.1b, 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.4, 1.2b, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.2.4, 2.0b1, 2.0b2, 2.0b3, 2.0, 2.0.2, 2.0.3, 2.5, 2.5.1, 2.5.2 , 2.5.5, 2.5.6, 2.6.0, 2.6.1, 3.5.0.4568, 3.5.3.4641 (OSX)
flock.pngflock3.png Flock website [Thanks to Kevin for the corrected link.]
Flock beta page

[3 February 2011] This is a formerly Gecko-based browser that promises features unknown in other browsers such as weblog integration, shared photos, bookmark sharing, etc. This browser is often called the first "Web 2.0" browser. It seems that version 1.1.3 was never released to the public.

Flock 2.0 is now available. It includes improvements from Firefox 3 and supports many more online services such as MySpace, support for Media RSS detection and support for themes (see extensions.flock.com. 2.5.1 incorporates Firefox 3.0.12 patches. 2.5.2 incorporates changes made to Firefox 3.0.13 and the latest version of Adobe Flash. Version 2.5.5 incorporates changes made to Firefox 3.0.15 and includes the latest Adobe Flash Player. Version 2.6.0 incorporates Mozilla's 3.0.19 patch for Firefox. 2.6.1 is out now - no info on the changes made. Besides sporting a new icon, version 3.5.x contains security fixes, simpler methods of signing into supported services and support for LinkedIn. It's also now no longer based on Gecko, but on the 7.x branch of Chromium. [Added 21 Oct 2005. The 83rd browser on this list]

Note: An announcement on the Flock website states that support for Flock will be ending as of April 26th, 2011. They recommend transitioning to either Google Chrome or Firefox. [14 April 2011]


Joris Vervuurt iTubeX (Ultimate) 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.6.1, 3.7, 3.7.1, 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3, 4.3.4, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.6.3, 4.6.4, 5.0, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8, 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.1 (OSX)
itubexultimate.png iTubeX Ultimate site
[14 December 2010] iTubeX Ultimate is a shareware browser primarily intended for downloading and converting video clips from sites such as YouTube, but can also be used as a normal browser (forward and back buttons were added as of version 3.3). The author is 15 years old and requests $7.50 for a license, required after 5 free starts. As of version 7.0 the application has been renamed to just iTubeX. [Added on 16 June 2008, the 150th browser to join this list!]

SEcOnD PlAnet ANiMATiON GalacticSquid 0.1b (OSX 10.4/5)
galacticsquid.png GalacticSquid page
Development release blog
[6 December 2010] This is a simple WebKit-based browser. It currently does not run on Mac OS 10.6. [182nd browser on the list, added 6 December 2010]

Jean-Michel Marino SplitBrowser 0.4.3, 0.4.5, 0.4.6, 0.5.0, 0.5.1, 0.5.2 (OSX 10.3)
splitbrowser.png SplitBrowser page
[1 September 2010] This is a WebKit-based browser that offers a 4-pane "split" view of 4 different web pages. It's donationware. [Added to list 11 Sep 2005] [Thanks again go to Vasilis for finding yet another Mac browser.]

Brandsonic Inc. Brandsonic Web 0.1, 0.2, 0.3 (OSX 10.6)
brandsonic_web.png Brandsonic Web page
[1 August 2010] Brandsonic Web is a simple WebKit browser in the very early stages of development. The developer notes that it may also run on Mac OS X 10.5, but is untested. [The 180th browser to join this list (on 1 August 2010)].

Yvan Software iProxify 1.0, 1.1, 1.2
iproxify.png iProxify site
[28 July 2010] iProxify is a commercial browser designed primarily for use as a proxy application, allowing the user to browse anonymously. Payment is required to remove the ads. [The 179th browser on this list (28 July 2010)].

MacRabbit (Jan Van Boghout) CSSEdit 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2, 2.5, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.6, 2.6.1 (OSX)
cssedit.png CSSEdit page
[18 May 2010] CSSEdit is primarily a cascading stylesheet editor, but also includes a WebKit-based browser. Looks like another fine product from Belgium (and I do love the waffles, chocolate and lace). Jan's wording on his site is well worth reading: "CAUTION. May cause extremely attractive websites and bouts of validating code. Use with care." [The 112th browser to join this list - 27 November 2006] [And another tip of the hat to Vasilis!]

RatRace Software KidSafe 1.0, 1.5 (OSX)
kidsafe.png KidSafe page
[8 April 2010] A simple browser intended for young children with an initial "My Places" home screen. Shareware $4.99. [browser 175, added 6 February 2010]

HMDT Shiira Project Shiira 0.9.1.1, 0.9.2, 0.9.2.1, 0.9.2.2, 0.9.3, 0.9.4/0.9.5PR, 0.9.5 (OSX 10.3), 1.0 (OSX 10.4), 1.1, 1.2, 1.2.1, 1.2.2 (OSX 10.3-10.4), 2.0b1, 2.0b2, 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.2 (080101), 2.2 (090213), 2.2 (090216), 2.3 (090811) (OSX 10.4)
shiira.png Shiira page (English)

[21 February 2010] This is a WebKit-based browser written in Cocoa by a Japanese developer who started investigating WebKit and couldn't keep himself from starting a project to create a full-featured browser released as open source (BSD license). Surprisingly, Shiira already provides more options than Safari with a side drawer for viewing history and managing bookmarks and a search field for your choice of search engine. It can also share bookmarks with Safari. 0.9.1.1 was the first public release in English. Versions 0.9.4 and 0.9.5PR were both released on the same day - the earlier version is for Mac OS 10.3.8 and earlier and 0.9.5PR is an "emergency release" to take care of some problems with 10.3.9. Version 1.0 is for Mac OS 10.4 only. Version 1.1 now again supports use on both Panther (10.3) and Tiger (10.4). Version 1.2.1 is a universal binary for use on both PPC and Intel Macs. Version 1.2.2 fixes problems that occurred after installing Security Update 2006-02. [Thanks for the tip on this browser, Hans!] Versions 2.0, to 2.3 sport a redefined user interface and many new features. [Entered list on 24 May 2004]

Note: As of today [3 August 2006] a "unified metal" version of Shiira 1.2.2 has been released by The Caffeinated Mac Blog. You can get it here: http://tcmb.deathaxe.net/shiirauf/shiirauf.html.


Radical Software Ltd. Wyzo 0.5.3.9, 0.5.3.18, 0.5.3.19, 3.0.1, 3.0.2, 3.0.3, 3.5.6.1 (OSX)
wyzo.png wyzo3.png Wyzo
[7 February 2010] Wyzo is a Firefox clone with the promise of added BitTorrent functionality and secure surfing. After almost two years of silence version 3.0.1 was suddenly released. Version 3.5.6.1 has a new, orange color scheme, a new start page with 33 search engines and includes the FireTorrent Firefox extension. It also sports a new application icon. [Added to list on 10 June 2007, the 123rd browser on this list]

Dooble Project Dooble 0.09 (OSX)
dooble.png Dooble Project page
[20 January 2010] Dooble is a secure cross-platform browser based on WebKit. The emphasis with this browser is privacy. Unfortunately, after installation it has crashed on me every time I try to launch it. (Thanks for the tip on this browser, Stu!) [173rd browser on the list, added 20 January 2010]

Owyhee Software, LLC Playground 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.7, 0.8, 0.9 (OSX)
playground.png TastyApps home page
[3 January 2010] A WebKit-based browser intended to monitor a project directory for changes to files based on extension type with automatic reloading and Web Inspector display. [165th browser on the list, added 6 April 2009]

Todd Ditchendorf Cruz 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4 (OSX 10.5+)
cruz.png Cruz website
[20 November 2009] Cruz is from Todd Ditchendorf, who is also the developer of Fluid. This is another WebKit-based browser and features an open plug-in architecture, user styles, session restore, full-screen mode, customizable shortcuts, a thumbnail plug-in for CoverFlow, custom user-agent strings and much, much more. Version 0.3 includes bug fixes and now runs in 64-bit mode on Mac OS X 10.6. 0.4 adds a built-in Twitter plugin and removes user styles due to a conflict in Snow Leopard. [Browser number 158, added 29 October 2008]

Ben Meyer et al Arora 0.4.0, 0.5.0, 0.6.0, 0.7.0, 0.7.1, 0.8.0, 0.9.0 (OSX 10.4)
arora.png Arora page
[3 October 2009] Arora is a lightweight, cross-platform, full-featured, open-source, WebKit (QtWebKit port) browser that provides adblocking, support for ClickToFlash and many security-related features. Versions of Arora run on Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X and Windows. It supports Netscape plugins. Begun as a demo by Benjamin Meyer, it has now grow into its own project. [Added to list on 3 October 2009, making it the 171st browser.]

Stuffed Iggy Software Selenium (formerly Googalizer) 1.5, 2.0, 3.0b1, 3.0b2 (OSX 10.4.7), 3.0, 3.0.1, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.3.1, 3.4, 3.4.5, 3.5, 3.5.5, 3.6 (OSX 10.5)
selenium.png
googalyzer.png
Selenium page
[20 September 2009] Primarily an application for searching multiple Google services, but also featuring a browser based on WebKit. $15 shareware. Version 3 now supports tabbed browsing, downloading files, full screen browsing and more. [Entered list on 16 July 2006, the 101st browser on this list.]

J. Oliveira UniPlayer 2S version 25 (OSX 10.5)
uniplayer.png UniPlayer 2S page
[16 July 2009] UniPlayer 2S is designed to be a controller for iTunes and resembles an iPod. Version 25 adds an integrated browser apparently based on WebKit. [Added on 16 July 2008, making it the 170th browser to hit this list.]

Google Inc. Chrome 3.0 Developer Release (10.5, Intel)
chrome1.png Chromium blog
[8 July 09] This is a developer release and is most definitely not intended for regular use. Many things such as bookmark and password import and certain privacy features are currently unavailable. I'll have more to write about Chrome once more stable versions are released, but for now I suggest trying out Stainless for all the features available in Chrome and then some. [169th browser on the list, added 8 July 2009]

ZeeVee, Inc. Zinc 3.2 beta (10.5, Intel)
zinc.png Zinc page
[3 July 09] After launching it for the first time you'll be shown a video of Zinc's features and how to use them. This is the first true video web browser I have come across and it's mainly intended for wide-screen HDTV media center use. Zinc is based on Firefox 3.0.10 and is available as both a Firefox extension and separate browser for Windows and only as a browser on Intel Macs running Mac OS X 10.5. With a single click you can go from the main Zinc interface to an otherwise normal version of Firefox. Unfortunately, since I live in Europe most of the interesting content is unavailable to me, so for me at least it is of limited use. [167th browser on the list, added 1 July 2009]

WriteIt! Studios Researcher 1.0 (OSX)
researcher.png Researcher page
[24 April 2009] Researcher is a basic WebKit-based browser with bookmarking functions. [166th browser on the list, added 24 April 2009]

Freeverse BumperCar 1.0, 2.0, 2.0.3, 2.0.4, 2.0.6, 2.0.7, 2.1, 2.1.1, 2.2
bumpercar.png BumperCar page
[9 April 2006] A commercial ($29.95) browser for kids based on OmniWeb. The trial version is good for 30 days.

Lynx Lynx 2.8.4-10.2, 2.8.5d16, 2.8.6, 2.8.6.1 (OSX 10.2-10.4), 2.8.6u (10.4.9+u), 2.8.7d9 (10.5.1+u), 2.8.7d13 (10.5.6+u)
lynx.png Lynx page
Lynx-2.8.6-10.2-10.4.dmg.sit
[10 March 2009] A text-based browser that runs in the Terminal. OSXGNU provides the Macintosh port as an package for easy installation. I personally prefer the links text-based browser. New in version 2.8.6 is "Finder Clickable and SSL support and OSX Color support". OSXGNU now offers a universal and Finder clickable version of lynx 2.8.6u. Version 2.8.7d9 is for Mac OS 10.5.1+. The updated 2.9.7d13 is for Mac OS X 10.5.6+.

Hurrikenux Creative Demeter 1.0 (1.2.21), 1.0.4, 1.0.5, 1.0.6, 1.0.7 (OSX 10.3.9), 1.0.8 (OSX 10.4), 1.0.9 (OSX), 1.5b1, 1.5b2, 1.5b3
demeter.png Demeter page
[22 February 2008] Named after the Greek goddess of grain and fertility, Demeter (first called SuperShiira) is based on Shiira 1.x. It has all of the features of Shiira 1.x plus a new DOM inspector (Safari 3 beta must be installed), spell checking, icons from David Hall at spotthehall.com, additional user agent strings, automatic opening of dmg and zip files after download, interface changes, and much more. Version 1.5bx now uses the Shiira 2.x codebase and sports a new icon. [Added to list on 29 July 2007, the 131st browser on this list]

Christ Latko Chromium Build rev 9780 (SOSX)
chromiumbuild.png Chromium build for OS X
[17 February 2009] This is a very early compiled version of the port being made of Google's Chromium browser. It is in no way ready for use, but it does serve to give risk-takers an early peak at an upcoming browser. Chromium is based on WebKit. [Added 17 February 2009. Browser 163 on this list.]

Joris Vervuurt iAnimationX 1.0, 1.1 (OSX)
genericx.png iAnimationX page
[7 February 2009] From the same author as iTubeX Ultimate, iAnimationX is a browser mainly intended to download Shockwave Flash content (swf) such as games and animations from websites, but can also be used as a normal web browser. [162nd browser on the list, added 14 January 2009]

Nate Weaver (Wevah)/Johan Sørensen Paparazzi! 0.1.5, 0.1.8, 0.2, 0.2.1, 0.2.2, 0.2.3, 0.3, 0.4, 0.4.1, 0.4.2, 0.4.3, 0.5b6 (OSX)
paparazzi.png Paparazzi! project page
[26 January 2009] The 77th browser on this list. Even the author doesn't refer to this as a browser, but calls it a "utility". With this nifty WebKit-based program you can enter a URL, set the height and width, load and view the page in a window and then - the main purpose of the program - export a perfect page screenshot as a JPEG, TIFF or PNG. Almost no normal browser features are included, but you can use it to enter URLs and load and view web pages - a very minimal definition of a *browser*. As per my request, this mini browser can now also save entire web pages as PDF files! It will also use the print stylesheet if one is available (requiring Mac OS 10.3.9 or later). [Joined list on 16 Aug 2005]

Coladia Postino 1.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.5, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.6b1, 1.6b2, 1.6b3, 1.6b4, 1.6b5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 1.6.4, 1.6.5, 1.6.6, 1.7, 1.7.1 (OSX)
postino.png Postino project page
[15 December 2008] Postino is primarily a shareware RSS news reader that includes a web browser based on the Safari Web Engine. It supports tabbed browsing, direct entry of URLs and auto-discovery of RSS feeds. [The 97th browser to join this list - 10 March 2006]

MOApp/Michael Göbel Recherche 1.0.1, 2.0.1, 3.0.1, 3.2 (OSX 10.4+)
recherche.png Recherche page
[17 November 2008] Recherche, which means "inquiry" in German [Miguel, thanks for pointing out that it's actually a French word!], is a browser designed for doing "investigations". It can be used to browse the web, store bookmarks and write notes and articles in one application. Version 2.0.1 is freeware. Version 3.0.1 features a completely rewritten GUI. [Browser number 143, added 20 January 2008]

IBM Lotus Symphony 1.2b (OSX 10.5 Intel)
symphony.png Lotus Symphony Mac Beta page
[13 November 2008] Thanks again go to David for finding this. Lotus Symphony is primarily an office-type program, but includes a browser based on Gecko 1.8.1.3. [Added to list on 13 November 2007, the 160th Mac web browser.]

Mac-Fun iBrowse 1.0 (OSX)
ibrowse iBrowse page
[4 November 2008] iBrowse is a very barebones, WebKit-based browser featuring a "Quick View" window. [Added 4 November 2007, making it the 159th browser on this list.]

CodeWeavers CrossOver Chromium 0.9.0 (OSX 10.5, Intel)
chromium.png CrossOver Chromium page
[16 September 2008] CrossOver Chromium is a proof of concept browser that uses Wine to implement Google's open source Chromium (the code base for Chrome) on Mac OS X (for Macs with Intel processors only). [Added 16 September 2008, browser number 155]

Mozilla Prism (formerly WebRunner) 0.5, 0.8, 0.9 (OSX Intel)
prism.png Prism project page
[28 August 2008] Prism is a specific site browser (SSB) that has been in development for quite some time, but I have only recently become aware of it. It's for Intel only. I'm having difficulty finding any info about it's development history and individual versions... [Added 28 April 2008, the 154th browser.]

MOApp/Michael Göbel meinKOPPPro 1.0.1, 1.1 (OSX 10.5.3)
meinkopppro.png meinKOPPPro page
[19 August 2008] meinKOPPPro, a complete re-write of meinKopp, is primarily an organizer (GTD) application (notes, ToDos, snippets, etc.), but also includes a web browser. Shareware. €8.95. "Mein Kopp" means "my head" in slang German. [Added on 18 August 2008, the 153rd browser on the list!]

MOApp/Michael Göbel maileR 2.3.1, 3.0.1 (OSX 10.4+)
mailer.png maileR page
[28 July 2008] maileR is a browser specifically designed for using webmail services (except for the Yahoo beta, which the author urges users not to support due to Yahoo's cooperation with government authorities in countries such as China). [Browser number 144, added 20 January 2008]

Dennis Lorson Pathway 0.5, 0.6, 1.0b, 1.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.3, 1.0.4, 1.0.5, 1.0.6
pathway.png Pathway site
[19 July 2008] Although Pathway is primarily intended for use with Wikipedia, it is also possible to enter and navigate to any page on the web. [Added 19 July 2008, browser number 152 on this list.] (Thanks for the pointer on this on,e John!)

Sengan Baring-Gould Find It! Keep It! 1.0b1, 1.0b2, 1.0b3, 1.0b4, 1.0b5, 1.0b6, 1.0b7, 1.0b8, 1.0b9, 1.0b10, 1.0b11, 1.0b12, 1.0b13, 1.0b14, 1.0b15, 1.0b16, 1.0b17, 1.0b18, 1.0b19, 1.0b20, 1.0b21, 1.0b22, 1.0b23, 1.0b24, 1.0b25, 1.0b26, 1.0b27, 1.0b28, 1.0b29, 1.0b30, 1.0b31, 1.0b32, 1.0b33, 1.0b34, 1.0b35, 1.0b36, 1.0b37, 1.0b38 (OSX)
finditkeepit.png Find It! Keep It! site
[15 July 2007] Find It, Keep It! is a web archiving program based on WebKit and is currently in beta testing. [The 111th browser to join this list - 27 November 2006]

MOApp/Michael Göbel meinKOPP 4.0.1, 4.1.1 (OSX 10.5)
meinkopp.png meinKOPP page
[29 June 2008] meinKOPP is primarily an organizer (GTD) application (notes, ToDos, snippets, etc.), but also includes a web browser. Shareware. € 6.95. "Mein Kopp" means "my head" in slang German. [Added on 23 June 2008, the 151st browser on the list!]

thebarbariangroup Plainview 1.0.135
plainview Plainview page
[5 June 2008] Plainview is a free, full-screen browser based on WebKit that is useful for presentations. In initial testing this looks like one sharp application. [Added 5 June 2008, 149th browser on this list. Thanks once again go to David H. for pointing this out to me.]

NSCocoa Software iBrowser 1.0 (OSX 10.3.3), 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6b1, 1.6b2, 1.6b3, 1.6b4 (OSX 10.3), 1.6b5 (OSX 10.4+)
ibrowser.png NSCocoa Software home page

[29 May 2008] By "NeXTSTEP Cocoa Programming - SoftWare, for the crazy ones!". First released at the end of February, 2004. This little browser uses Apple's WebKit and displays Web pages in full screen mode on the desktop on Mac OS X 10.3.

Compared to other browsers in this category, iBrowser is awesome. I can't image using it for heavy-duty browsing, but for desktop viewing (with a pref for reloading interval) and for (unfortunately not password-protected) full screen display this tiny app is the perfect solution.

These comments are based upon version 1.5 and earlier and not on the 1.6 beta versions, which by definition I would expect to be somewhat unstable. One of the goals for version 1.6 is "webstickies". I suppose I'll understand what is meant by that as soon as I get more time for testing.

After almost 4 years version 1.6b5 has appeared. It's now $30 for commercial uses, but still otherwise free. It will also work on a PlayStation 3 with booter/loader files included for all registered users. Also, I should mention that iHide 1.0b1 is also available - it's a "complete kiosk solution which provides a global kiosk mode using "SystemUIMode", daemon interface using "LSUIElement", fade in - fade out for output windows, panels, tooltips, spotlight and more." [Thanks for the update, Roman!]


Marius Renn WebSplash .05, .051 (OSX 10.5)
websplash.png WebSplash page
[28 May 2008] WebSplash is primarily intended to be used to download multimedia from the web, but includes an integrated WebKit-based browser. [Added to list on 28 July 2008, the 147th browser on this list]

Alessandro Pistocchi CuriosityAndVanity 1.0, 1.1 (Mac OS X 10.5.2)
genericx.png CuriosityAndVanity page
[29 April 2008] CAndV is a unique WebKit-based browser (the "Curiosity" part) in that it also includes a fully functional web server (the "Vanity" part) based on Lighttpd. Unfortunately, I am unable to test if for now, because it requires Mac OS 10.5.2 and I am still using 10.4. [The 146th browser to join this list - 22 March 2008]

Philip Dow Journler 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.5.4b16, 2.5.4b20, 2.5.4 (Mac OS X)
journler.png Journler site
[21 March 2008] Like SOHO Notes, Journler is actually intended to be used for note-taking, but also includes a fully functional WebKit-based browser. The 2.5.4 betas are intended for Mac OS 10.5 only. (Thanks for the lead, Adam!) [The 122nd browser to join this list - 28 April 2007]

Eric Shore Baur Tool Kit Browser (formerly Web Tool Kit) 0.2a1, 0.2a2, 0.3a1, 0.4a1 (OSX)
webtoolkit.png Web Tool Kit page
[3 March 2008] This is a GPL'ed open source browser designed to record the details of web browsing sessions. It records load times and page source, which can be "replayed". Very interesting indeed. [Added 6 Nov 2005. The 84th browser on this list]

Tominated Software
Forgotten Software
Radon 0.2, 1.0b, 1.0.1 (OSX 10.4), 1.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.0.2.1, 1.5, 1.5.1 (OSX 10.5)
radon.png Radon page
[25 February 2008] Radon is the successor to both Tominated Browser and Odysseys and is based on WebKit. The intention here is to create a fast, resource-friendly browser with a simplified user interface. Version 1.0.1 for Mac OS 10.4 is available from the automatic update feature. [Browser number 142, added 15 January 2008]

Netscape Navigator, Communicator 0.9b, 0.93b, 0.94b2, 0.96b, 1.12, 2.0, 2.02, 3.0, 3.01, 3.04, 4.01, 4.0.3, 4.03.1, 4.04, 4.04.1, 4.05, 4.06, 4.07, 4.08 (last 68k, PPC), 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.72, 4.73, 4.74, 4.75, 4.76, 4.77, 4.78, 4.79, 4.80, 6.0, 6.01, 6.1pr1 (PPC), 6.1, 6.2, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 7.0pr1, 7.0, 7.0.1, 7.0.2 (PPC/OSX), 7.1, 7.2, 9.0b1, 9.0b2, 9.0b3, 9.0rc1, 9.0, 9.0.0.1, 9.0.0.2, 9.0.0.3, 9.0.0.4, 9.0.0.5, 9.0.0.6 (OSX)
netscape.png Netscape download page

[20 February 2008] The former king of Web browsers. I personally prefer other browsers based on the Gecko engine (Mozilla project) such as Mozilla, Camino and FireFox, but if you really need e-mail, news reader, Web page editor and browser all in one program, buy more RAM and use Netscape. It can take a while to start, but provides a very compatible and feature-rich browsing experience. This is probably the best and most secure Macintosh browser to use in a corporate environment. The last version for 68k Macs is 4.08 and for PPC the last version is 7.0.2. Version 7.2 is the first update in over a year. Version 9.0b1 is the first update for the Mac in almost three years. It features a "visual refresh", leaving more screen space for viewing pages, automatic correction of URL typos, a news menu and sidebar, link pad, news tracker, compatibility with Firefox 2.x extensions, split-screen browsing, resizable text fields and much more. Also, according to the FAQ page Netscape Navigator 9.0 is a browser-only release. It does not contain an e-mail client, newsgroup reader, or HTML composer. People wanting to continue using mail and news can keep Netscape 7.x and use it alongside version 9.x (Thanks for the info, Cees!). Version 9.0.0.1 incorporates the security changes made in Firefox 2.0.0.8. Version 9.0.0.2 includes an updated version of the Gecko rendering engine, 9.0.0.3 corrects some of the errors from the previous update, 9.0.04, 9.0.0.5 and 9.0.0.6 include security fixes.

Note: According to this blog announcement "We'll continue to release security patches for the current version of the browser, Netscape Navigator until February 1, 2008. After February 1, there will be no more active product support for Navigator 9, or any previous Netscape Navigator browser." This deadline has been extended to March 1, 2008 and they are now urging users to transition to Mozilla or Flock. [2 February 2008]


Chimoosoft TubeTV 0.5, 0.6, 0.6.1, 0.7, 0.8, 0.9, 0.9.1, 0.9.2, 1.0 (Mac OS X)
tubetv.png TubeTV page
[9 February 2008] TubeTV is actually intended to be used for downloading videos from sites like YouTube and converting them for use on the Apple TV and video iPods, but also includes a fully functional WebKit-based browser. [The 118th browser to join this list - 13 April 2007]

All Out Software Hana 0.9.10, 1.0, 1.0.2, 1.0.3, 1.0.4, 1.1 (OSX 10.4)
hana.png Hana page
[24 January 2008] Hana is a commercial ($19.91) browser based on Shiira's modifications to WebKit. Instead of bookmarks, the idea here is to enter "Web apps" (just any site) which then always appear as tabs. This may be useful for some specific site and pages for web mail, search, etc. [Joined the list on 16 July 2006, the 130th browser for the Macintosh!]

Dustin Li Elinks 0.11.3, 0.11.3a, 0.11.3b (OSX 10.4+)
genericx.png Software page
[7 January 2008] From the blurb: "ELinks is an advanced and well-established feature-rich text mode web (HTTP/FTP/...) browser. ELinks can render both frames and tables, is highly customizable and can be extended via Lua or Guile scripts. It supports colors, table rendering, background downloading, menu driven configuration interface, tabbed browsing and slim code. It even supports CSS and SSL! Evolved from Lynx." Version 0.11.3a is now a Universal binary of ELinks for Mac OS X 10.4 or later. [Entered list as 137th browser on 4 Dec 07.]

Ryanandfriends Software Nova X (formerly RAFBrowse) 0.1, 0.2, 0.2.2, 0.2.3, 0.2.4, 0.3.0, 0.4, 0.5 (Mac OS X)
nova.png Nova X site
[2 January 2008] A very basic browser based on REALbasic. This browser is part of Ryanandfriends RAFN OS suite of programs. Version 0.4 has been renamed and includes a calculator, chat window, e-mail, etc. [Entered list on 02 August 2005, the 74th browser on this list.]

turningart (CUBiC GmbH) OnTour 0.1 (OSX 10.4+)
genericx.png OnTour download link
[1 January 2008] OnTour is an experimental browser with features not currently available in other browsers. It has a special site specific menu providing direct links to parts of the visited web-site. [Added on 1 January 2008, number 141!]

Safety4Kids LLC Seemore's Safety Browser 1.0, 1.0.1 (OSX)
seemores_browser.png Seemore's Safety Browser page

[29 December 2007] Seemore's Safety Browser is based on WebKit and is designed to be a safe browser for children to use, including parental control settings.

[Added to list on 19 June 2007, the 127th browser on this list]


VOICE-BANK,inc Alligator 2.1 (OSX)
alligator.png Alligator page
[23 December 2007] Alligator is primarily a tool for synching your PSP with iTunes, but includes an embedded browser. To navigate to another site, enter the URL into the field at the bottom right of the window. [Added 23 Dec 2007. The 140th browser on this list. Thanks for the info, David!]

Jumsoft Money 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.3.1, 2.4, 2.5, 2.5.1, 2.5.2 (OSX)
money.png Money page
[13 October 2007] Although primarily a money management, banking and accounting application, Money also includes an integrated WebKit-powered browser (used for Web banking). [Added to list on 13 October 2006, the 135th browser for the Mac!] (Thanks for the tip, Arbo!

Forgotten Software Odysseys 0.3b (OSX)
odysseys.png Odysseys project page
[16 December 2007] A WebKit-based browser, based on Tominated Browser, now part of the newer Radon browser. Prior versions 0.1 and 0.2 alpha were only in private testing. [Browser number 139! Added on 16 Dec 2007.]

Hjalti Jakobsson Peel 0.8, 0.8.1, 0.9, 0.9.1, 0.9.2, 0.9.3, 0.9.4, 0.9.5, 0.1.0, 0.1.2, 0.1.4, 0.1.5, 0.1.6 (OSX 10.4+)
peel.png Peel site
[12 December 2007] Primarily a commercial ($14.95) application for subscribing to MP3 blogs, playing streamed music and downloading music files. It does, however, allow you to enter any website as a "blog" and view it in the integrated browser. The clean interface is familiar from iTunes and I'm very impressed with it how easy it is to use. (Thanks for pointing this out, Paulo! And thanks for the version info, Hjalti!) [The 138th browser on this list, joined on 12 December 2007]

malcom Nemo 0.5.122, 0.5.123, 0.5.124, 0.5.125, 0.5.126, 0.5.127, 0.5.128, 0.5.129, 0.5.130, 0.5.131, 0.6.132, 0.6.133, 0.6.135, 0.6.139, 0.6.149, 0.6.154, 0.6.155, 0.6.156, 0.6.157, 0.6.158, 0.7.162, 0.7.165, 0.7.166, 0.7.168, 0.7.172, 0.8.173, 0.8.174, 0.8.175, 0.8.176, 0.8.176r2, 0.8.177, 0.8.178, 0.8.179, 0.8.180, 0.8.181, 0.8.183, 0.8.184,, 0.8.185 (Mac OS X)
nemo.png Nemo page
[25 November 2007] Nemo is primarily a online/offline news reader, but also includes a fully functional WebKit-based browser. [The 119th browser to join this list - 19 April 2007]

Xiotios Software Lightbrowser 0.1b, 0.2b, 0.3b, 0.7b, 1.1b, 1.2b (OSX)
lightbrowser.png Lightbrowser website
[18 November 2007] Lightbrowser weighs in at less than 1 MB and is a very early beta. So far every version has crashed on me after less than a minute. [Added 5 Nov 2005. The 136th browser on this list]

Brain Tickling Software SnapWeb 1.0r1, 1.1r1, 1.2r1, 2.0r1, 2.0.1r1, 2.0.1r2 (OSX 10.2), 3.0r1, 3.1r2, 3.1r3, 3.1r4, 4.0r1, 4.0.1r1, 4.1r1 (OSX 10.4.3)
snapweb.png SnapWeb project page
[9 November 2007] SnapWeb is a commercial ($17.90 Standard, $39.90 Professional) "utility browser" for creating screenshots of web pages as JPEG, PNG or PDF files. It's very similar to Paparazzi!, but in my limited testing gives slightly better results. As of version 3.1 it is now a universal binary. [Added to list on 15 Nov 2005, the 87th browser for the Mac.]

David Watanabe Xtorrent 1.0b1, 1.0b1(v12), 1.0b1(v13), 1.0b1(v15), 1.0b1(v16), 1.0b1(v17), 1.0b2(v18), 1.0b2(v19), 1.0b2(v20), 1.0b2(v21), 1.0b2(v22), 1.0b2(v23, 1.0b2(v24), 1.0b2(v25), 1.0b2 (v26), 1.0b2 (v27), 1.0b3 (v28), 1.0b3 (v29), 1.0b3 (v30), 1.0b3 (v31), 1.0b3 (v32), 1.0b3 (v33), 1.0b3 (v34), 1.0b3 (v35), 1.0b3 (v36), 1.0 (v38), 1.0 (v39), 1.0 (v40), 1.0 (v41), 1.0 (v42), 1.0 (v43), 1.0 (v44), 1.0 (v45), 1.1 (v49), 1.1 (v50), 1.1 (v52), 1.1 (v53)
xtorrent.png Xtorrent site
[31 October 2007] Xtorrent is primarily a BitTorrent client that includes a web browser based on the Safari Web Engine. It supports tabbed browsing, direct entry of URLs and has a button to add RSS news feeds. [The 109th browser to join this list - 19 November 2006]

Dion Rodrigues Zeta 1.5.1b (Mac OS X 10.4, Intel)
zeta.png Zeta page
[9 October 2007] Zeta is an early beta of a WebKit browser that, since it requires an Intel processor, won't run on any of my Macs, making it difficult to comment on at the moment. [The 134th browser to join this list - 9 October 2007]

Studio Jeroen MiniBrowser 1.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 2.6.1, 2.6.2 (Mac OS X 10.4)
minibrowser.png Studio Jeroen software page
[24 September 2007] I was surprised how quickly this light-weight WebKit-based browser was able to load pages. There are not many features, but there is now one item in the preferences (Clear History) - and it now available in English and Japanese as well as Dutch. You can also now start downloads with it. Nevertheless, it's fast, fast, fast (supersnell)! (En nog veel meer?) I'm going to keep a sharp eye on the development of this browser. [Entered list on 26 July 2006, the 102nd browser on this list.]

Marketcircle, Inc. iPhoney 1.0.1, 1.1, 1.2 (OSX)
iphoney.png iPhoney page
[24 August 2007] Although primarily an program for testing the look of websites in the Apple iPhone, it includes a built-in WebKit-based browser. [Added to list on 22 June 2007, the 129th browser for the Mac!]

whimsically plucky software Scavenger 0.5b (OSX)
scavenger.png Scavenger info page
[13 August 2007] Intended as a simple browser for kids. It's at a very early stage of development and is not fully usable. [the 132nd browser on this list added to list on 13 August 2007]

Apfel+Z Browser 0.5, 0.7 (OSX)
browser.png Browser 05 die Rennmaschine
[11 June 2007] This browser is Shiira clone based on WebKit intended to be lightweight and fast. [Thanks to this one go to Vasilis! Added to list on 11 June 2007, the 126th browser on this list]

Apfel+Z SchreibtischBrowser 0.1 (OSX)
schreibtischbrowser.png SchreibtischBrowser page
[11 June 2007] This is a simple WebKit-based browser that allows you to surf in fullscreen mode on the desktop. [Thanks to Vasilis for this tip. Added to list on 11 June 2007, the 125th browser on this list]

Altimet Development lolifox 0.3.2 (OSX)
lolifox.png lolifox
[11 June 2007] This browser from Japan is based on Mozilla Firebox and has extra features for fans of animes with an improved FTP index display. [Vasilis tipped me off on yet another browser. Added to list on 11 June 2007, the 124th browser on this list]

Chuck Houpt Lynxlet 0.6.0, 0.7.0, 0.7.1, 0.8.0, 0.8.1 (OSX)
lynxlet.png Lynxlet project page
[7 June 2007] Lynxlet is a small application used to launch the lynx browser in a terminal window. If you'd like to try out a terminal-based browser, it gets no easier than this. Version 0.7.1 is an update to the latest stable lynx 2.8.6r4, adds a "Favelet" that launches Lynxlet from any browser's bookmark, fixed and language detection bug, and much more. As of version 0.8.0 Lynxlet is now a Universal Binary. [Added to list on 23 September 2006, the 105th browser on this list]

Spoon Software TvTube 1.15, 1.1.6 (OSX)
tvtube.png TvTube page
[25 April 2006] Like TubeTV, this program is intended to be used for downloading videos from sites like YouTube. It has a built-in video player and also includes a fully functional WebKit-based browser. [Added to list on 25 April 2007, the 121st Mac web browser.]

Waffle Software Monocle 1.0, 1.0.1 (24), 1.1b1
monocle.png Monocle page
[8 April 2007] Monocle is actually a search engine assistant that nests into your menu bar and essentially works like Spotlight, but allows you to choose from among a customizable list of search engines. To find the browser, launch Monocle and select Preferences... from the down arrow on the right. While in the preferences, click on the "+" symbol on the right. You can now enter the URL for any page and view it from within the preferences dialog. (As always, thanks for the head up on this, Vasilis!) [The 114th browser to join this list - 13 February 2007]

JEDict JEDict 4.4.1 (OSX)
jedict.png JEDict website
[22 March 2007] This is primarily a dictionary application that includes a fully functional browser based on WebKit. [Added 22 March 2007. The 117th browser on this list]

TSM Laboratory, Helsinki X-Smiles 0.93, 1.0a
java.png X-Smiles page
[8 March 2007] Thanks to a tip from David H. this is another browser to add to the list. X-Smiles is primarily an XML browser based on Java, but can also render (sometimes strangely) HTML and CSS. I had success with it on Mac OS 10.4.1 by downloading the zipped binary package, unzipping it and double-clicking on xsmiles.jar. [Added to list on 11 June 2005]

Culture Code Xyle scope 1.0.1, 1.1, 1.1.6, 1.1.7, 1.1.8 (OSX)
xyle_scope.png Xyle scope project page
[8 September 2005] This application contains another WebKit browser, but it's main purpose is as a CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) editor. It's available as a 10-day free trial version and costs $14.95. I'd like to thank Vasilis in The Netherlands for another great tip. [Joined list on 8 Sep 05]

Marlin Arms Corp. DictJuggler 1.0, 1.1, 1.2
dictjuggler.png DictJuggler page
[8 March 2007] A nifty little commercial ($29.95) browser that is mainly intended to provide access to dictionaries on the web. It can also open and display text, RTF and MS Word document files. Clicking on a word causes it to be looked up in online dictionaries. [Added 8 Nov 2005, the 85th browser on this list.]

Gerard Smit Google (Plus) Browser Widget 1.0, 2.0 (OSX 10.4)
google_browser.png Goggle Browser widget project page
[28 March 2007] Google Browser Widget has all the features of a real browser including web surfing, email alerts, site statistics, blogging, bookmarks, book content searching, calendar/agenda management, catalogs, online payment, web directory, finance, shopping, email and features Java, JavaScript (1.4+), browser plug-ins, Flash, Shockwave, QuickTime and more [Added to list on 25 Oct 2006, the 107th browser for the Mac.]

Daniel A. Steffen AlphaX
alphax.png AlphaX wiki
[5 March 2007] AlphaX is primarily a tcl text editor that includes a text based (Lynx-like) web browser. The WWW Menu has to first be inserted in the menu bar by selecting it in the preferences. The browser menu can handle mailto, ftp and java applets. (Thanks for the heads up on this, Samual!) [The 116th browser to join this list - 5 March 2007]

SlifeLabs Slife 1.0 (OSX)
slife.png Slife site
[16 February 2007] Although Slife is primarily a program for organizing and backtracking activities in various programs, it also includes a WebKit-based browser. [The 115th browser to join this list - 16 February 2007]

Mikulas Patocka links 0.96, 0.98, 0.99 (OSX)
genericx.png Links page
Links-0.96.pkg.tgz
links.zip (0.99)
[17 January 2007] A new addition to this page. links is a terminal-based text only browser that is surprisingly intuitive and extremely fast. It's also very capable because downloads can be done in the background and frames and forms work perfectly. links can also perfectly display tables. The latest binary version for Mac OS X is 0.99 (see link above). Filipp Lepalaan, a former Apple Service Engineer who lives in Finland, created a package installer for version 0.99, so you can install it easily and don't have to compile it yourself. [Thanks for the updated download link, Heiko]

app4mac software KidsBrowser 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.5, 1.5.1, 1.5.5, 1.6, 2.0, 3.0, 3.0.1, 3.0.2, 3.0.3, 3.1, 3.1.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7 (OSX)
kidsbrowser.png KidsBrowser page
[4 January 2007] KidsBrowser is a commercial, WebKit-based browser intended for use by children. This is the replacement for AppMac's discontinued wKids browser and requires Mac OS X 10.3 or later. KidsBrowser offers parents many options for keeping their kids out of trouble by restricting their exposure to parts of the "wild west" web. A free demo version is available.

Thomas Brunoli Tominated Browser 1.0b (OSX-Intel), 1.1b, 1.1.1b, 1.1.2b, 0.2b (OSX-Universal)
tominated_browser.png Tominated Browser download page
[6 December 2006] Tominated Browser is apparently based on WebKit. I was unable to launch any of the versions prior to 1.1.2b. The programmer is only 13 years old. [The 110th browser to join this list - 27 November 2006]

Green Bandits WidgetBrowse 1.0 (OSX 10.4)
widgetbrowse.png WidgetBrowse download link page
[31 October 2006] Like Goggle Browser Widget, WidgetBrowse is a Dashboard Widget browser. Unlike it's other widget competitor, this browser currently offers very few features other than a simple browser [Added to list on 31 Oct 2006, the 108th browser for the Mac.]

Shadow Robotics Software LanderBrowse 0.5 (OSX)
landerbrowse.png Download page
[30 August 2006] Yet another freeware, WebKit-based, lightweight browser with minimal features. [The 104th browser on this list, added on 30 August 2006]

The Picturetree Advanced Navigator 1.1 (OSX 10.3)
advanced_navigator.png Advanced Navigator product page
[24 August 2006] Another WebKit-based browser. Primarily intended as an easy way for customers to automatically visit Thepicturetree website. Version 1.1 can be downloaded for free, but registration is required for further updates. [Added to list on 24 August 2006, the 103rd browser for the Mac!]

Ken's Lair Scourge 1.0a, 1.1a, 1.1.1a, 1.1.2a, 1.1.3a, 1.1.4a, 1.1.5a (OSX 10.4)
scourge.png Scourge page
[10 August 2006] This is a simple, light-weight, universal binary WebKit-based browser that is currently under initial development. [The 98th browser on this list, joined on 24 June 2006]

iindigo3d surfDude 0.1a4, 0.1a5, 0.1a6, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4 (Mac OS X)
surfdude.png iindigo3d Software page
[1 August 2006] Yet another very basic browser based on WebKit written by a John Wells, a "16-year old Mac geek". Version 0.2 features a fullscreen mode, a choice between unified and brushed windows, control over transparency of inactive windows and automatic update checking and installing. Version 0.3 offers user agent spoofing, color-code source viewing, a "find in page" panel, a choice of search engines and a few bug fixes. Version 0.4 has some bug fixes, better support for secure (HTTPS) URLs, opens FTP links in the default FTP client and more. [Entered list on 02 August 2005, the 75th browser on this list!]

Off Leash Developments DeskBrowse 1.0b1, 1.0b2, 1.0b3, 1.0b4, 1.0 (OSX 10.3)
deskbrowse.png DeskBrowse site
[4 July 2006] A lightweight, formerly commercial browser released under the GPL, with SlideBrowser and Websposé modes, especially designed for multi-tasking. The developers are all teenagers. Further development has ceased, [Added to list on 14 Nov 2005, the 86th browser for the Mac.]

Mozilla.org Mozilla 1.0 , 1.1, 1.0.1, 1.2b, 1.2, 1.2.1, 1.3a, 1.0.2, 1.3b, 1.3, 1.3.1 (PPC/OSX), 1.4a, 1.4b, 1.4fc1, 1.4rc2, 1.4rc3, 1.4, 1.5a, 1.5b, 1.5rc1, 1.5rc2, 1.4.1, 1.5, 1.6a, 1.5.1, 1.6b, 1.6, 1.7a, 17.b, 1.7rc1, 1.4.2, 1.7rc2, 1.8a1, 1.7rc3, 1.7, 1.8a2, 1.7.2, 1.8a3, 1.7.3, 1.8a4, 1.8a5, 1.7.5, 1.8a6, 1.8b1, 1.7.6, 1.7.7, 1.7.8, 1.7.10, 1.7.11, 1.7.12, 1.7.13 (OSX)
mozilla.png Mozilla.org home page
[21 April 2006] Mozilla is the basis for the latest versions of Netscape and runs reliably on multiple operating systems. This browser has almost complete support for Web standards and has excellent page rendering, but it is unfortunately very slow to start and doesn't respect the Macintosh user interface - the scroll bars for instance. Mozilla code is the basis for lots of other browsers on other systems and for Chimera/Camino (and a port of Phoenix/Firebird, now called Firefox) on Mac OS X. As of 1.4a support for systems older than Mac OS X has been dropped, although 1.3.1 is a bug fixed version for PPC (No longer available from the Mozilla project site. Only 1.3.1 builds from independent developers are available for Mac OS 9). Unlike most other browsers, the development of different Mozilla versions is done in parallel. This is why version 1.4.2 was released in the middle of the 1.7 release candidates and work had already begun on 1.8 before 1.7 was finished. Mozilla 1.8 now includes full support for CSS2, meaning that we can look forward to this in many other derivative browsers. There was never a version 1.7.1 for the Macintosh, it was released to fix a Windows bug. There was also never a full release of 1.7.9 due to a bug found in Firefox 1.0.5, necessitating a rapid release of Firefox 1.0.6. Mozilla jumped to 1.7.10. Versions 1.7.11 and 1.7.12 are primarily security fixes. It seems that 1.7.13 will be the last version of the Mozilla suite.

ThinkMac Software NewsMac Pro 1.2, 1.2.2, 1.2.5 (OSX 10.3.9)
newsmac_pro.png NewsMac Pro page
[30 March 2006] Primarily not a browser, but this RSS news reader includes one. [Added 05 Dec 05. Browser 94 on this list.]

HMDT Shiira Project Shiira Mini 1.0, 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.2, 1.3 (OSX 10.4)
shiira_mini.png Shiira mini project page
[23 Marc 2006] A light-weight version of Shiira implemented as a DashBoard widget. [Added 05 Dec 05. Browser 92 on this list.]

Steven Frank WebDesktop 1.0, 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.5 (OSX 10.3.9)
webdesktop.png WebDesktop page
[21 March 2006] WebDesktop is not a full-featured browser, hence my hesitance to add it to this list. However, it can be used for day-to-day browsing tasks and can be displayed "on the desktop", making it ideal for use with Web pages that are updated and reloaded frequently. This browser requires the installation of Safari 1.0 or later since like Safari, Hazlce and other browsers it uses Apple's WebKit foundation. Version 2.5 is a "Universal binary" for both PPC and Intel processors.

Softchaos Ltd. Webstractor 1.0b2, 1.0b3, 1.0b4, 1.0, 1.0.1, 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.6 (OSX 10.3)
webstractor.png Webstractor page
[14 March 2006] Webstractor is a different kind of browser based on Apple's WebKit. It saves each page visited, which can then be searched, viewed or edited offline. The key features of this browsers lie in its editing functions, which are quite substantial. This is a commercial program. (Thanks for the tip on this, David!)

Armond Avanes XBrowser 1.0. 1.0.5, 1.5, 1.7, 2.0, 2.4, 2.75, 2.8, 3.0, 3.1, 3.3, 3.6, 3.7, 4.0, 4.1, 4.2
xbrowser.png XBrowser project page
[16 February 2006] XBrowser is an open-source, Java-based browser that will work on any system supporting the Java 2 platform. Although it seems to only support HTML 3.2, it is customizable and provides other standard browsing features. It was last updated in 2001, so I doubt if development is continuing. [Thanks to Thierry for this tip! The 96th browser on this list, added 16 Feb 2006]

PointCast Inc. PointCast Network 1.0, 1.0.1 (PPC)
pointcast.png No download link available
[12 December 2005] The client browser for the defunct PointCast system. This was primarily a "push" content browser/screensaver and much too early for it's time. There are still quite a few details to be filled in here... [Added 12 Dec 05. Browser 95 on this list.]

Interwarpt Media Safari Light 1.0 (OSX 10.4)
safari_light.png Safari Light download page
[5 December 2005] Safari as a light-weight widget browser for DashBoard. [Added 05 Dec 05. Browser 93 on this list.]

Useful Arts Atlantis Web Browser 0.1, 0.1.0, 0.1.1 (OSX)
atlantis.png Useful Arts home page
[22 September 2005] A speedy new browser based on WebKit being worked on by a team of developers. As of version 0.1.1 Atlantis can start just fine again and is sporting some pretty big navigation buttons. The new application icon is kinda neat too. [Joined list on 18 Sep 2005 - the *81st* browser on this list!]

Matt McBride Jazilla milestone 4 (Mac OS X)
genericx.png SourceForge project page
[29 August 2005] Jazilla is, for now, a very basic browser based on Java. Once you download it, you need to unpack it and then enter the following code in the Terminal to run it:
cd /Applications/jazilla-bin
java $1 org/jxul/xulrunner/Main
Thanks to Christoph for pointing me to this program! [Entered list on 29 August 2005, the 76th browser on this list!]

Heibert Services InternetPal 5.0
internetpal.png InternetPal project page (or try this at download.com)
[13 August 2005] This browser is a bit different from all the others. It's written in REALbasic and TooMuchSpace.com's WebKit plugin. When started a computer-generated voice welcomes you to the program. It also offers a console for HTTP messages. A fairly basic browser for now. [Added to list 13 Aug 2005, thanks for the heads up on this browser, Vasilis!]

AJW Software AJW Browser 1.0, 1.1 (Mac OS X)
ajw_browser.png AJW site
[02 August 2005] A very basic browser based on WebKit. [Entered list on 30 July 2005, there are now 73 browsers on this list!]

Asa Dotzler Deer Park Alpha 1, Alpha 2
deer_park.png Asa's blog
[13 July 2005] This is a pre-alpha test version for Firefox 1.5, also available for Windows and Linux. It is not intended for daily use and will _overwrite_ some of your Firefox preferences, so use with caution. [Added to list on 24 May 2005]

Frequency Technologies iSurf 0.1b1, 0.1b1 fix 1, 1.0b3, 1.1, 1.5 (OSX)
isurf.png iSurf.dmg
[11 July 2005] iSurf was a simple, WebKit-based browser in early development, but as of version 1.0b3 the developer is basing this browser on open source code from the Japanese Shiira project. There is no real project page, so only the download link is provided above. For more information directly from the developer, search for iSurf at VersionTracker and have a look at the information page. [16 April 2005 - for some reason, my name appears in the About box for iSurf. I have nothing to do with this project and was only responsible for touching up the English on the Shiira project page!] iSurf 1.5 has a new icon, but since it crashes on launch, there's nothing new I can report here.

NC State University webXkiosk 1.0, 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1, 1.5, 1.5.5, 1.5.6 (OSX)
webxkiosk.png webXkiosk page
[7 July 2005] This freeware browser uses Apple's WebKit for kiosk systems. After a version of Firefox/Deer Park webxkiosk is the second browser to be offered as a universal binary for PPC and x86 Macs, even though x86 Macs are only in the hands of Apple and developers.

Josh Aas Firefox x86 1.0+
deer_park.png Josh's blog
firefox-1.0+.en-US.intelmac.dmg
[6 July 2005] This is a test build of Firefox/Deer Park for Intel Macs (x86 architecture). It will only run on Intel-based Macs which are currently only in the hands of developers [Added to list on 6 July 2005]

AquaMinds NoteTaker 1.5, 1.8, 1.9, 1.9.6 (OSX)
notetaker.png AquaMinds products page

[11 May 2005] NoteTaker is not primarily a browser, but it includes one as kind of a side feature. Since it uses WebKit, Web pages are presented the same as in Safari. The program also allows you to enter destination URLs and access any site you choose, and page scrolling and site navigation also work just fine, so it's certainly qualified to be on this list. It's also publicly available as a Trial version.

I'm not entirely convinced there should be a browser in this program and it's not even one of the major features of NoteTaker, which is intended for taking notes and organizing things like ToDo lists. It just happens to have a nice little browser hidden inside. [Thanks for the tip, anonymous!]


splyb.com Madfox 0.3.2 (OSX)
madfox-icon.png Madfox project page (Japanese)

[4 May 2005] This appears to be a browser based on Firefox for Macintosh being developed for enhanced compatibility with improper HTML and JavaScript. The project page is in Chinese only, but the developer has sent me this URL for further information in English. [Entered list on 4 May 2005].


CNRI grail 0.3b3, 0.3, 0.6
grail.gif
click for animation
Grail page at sourceforge.net
[2 February 2005] grail is a Python-based browser which required tcl/tk for the GUI. It requires Tcl from Sun Microsystems and Python, a development system. Information about these products can be found on the grail pages. So far I have been unable to get version 0.6 to work on Mac OS X. [2 Feb 05, Thanks for the sourceforge link, Eric!]

Beta9 ICE Browser for Mac ?
icebrowser.gif ICEBrowserForMac.sit.hqx
[21 October 2004, Thanks to Beth for her detective work on the new links!] The ICE browser was written completely in Java and supported HTML 3.2. The versions for other operating systems supported HTML 4.01, CSS and XHTML 1.0, and then development apparently ceased, so no further Macintosh version was released. It was surprisingly fast and weighed in at 128 kb.

w3m.org w3m 0.5.1 (OSX)
genericx.png W3M home page at SourceForge
[18 June 2004] Yet another new entry to this list, a terminal-based browser being developed in Japan [Thanks for the heads up, Erik!]. Although having to first install "gc" and then ".configure", "make", "sudo make install" the browser, this was actually quite easy to do. Initial testing reveals a feature-rich browser providing the most graphical view of a web page possible in a terminal session. I need more time to explore the many unique features in this browser. Users of lynx and links should definitely try it out. There are a so many new innovations in w3m that it's hard to know where to start. More info to follow soon. [2 March 2006 - thanks for the updated link to the home page, Alex!]

Pepper Computer Pepper Keeper 1.2.1, 1.2.2 (OSX)
pepperkeeper.png Pepper Keeper page

[15 June 2004] The 60th Web browsers for the Macintosh platform! Pepper Keeper is much more than a Web browser, but it includes one. It seems to be another attempt to provide a suite of online utilities using an interface that is totally unfamiliar to Macintosh users. [Entered list on 9 June 2004]


DropLit Software Echo 0.1, 0.2, 0.2.1 (OSX)
echo.png DropLit home page (links no longer active)
[15 June 2004] This may "well" be the most minimalist browser created using Apple's WebKit (entered list on 19 May 2004). [30 Nov 05, Note: none of the URLs for this browser work - seems to have been discontinued. Thanks for the info, Kris!]

MacWarriors TrailBlazer 0.51, 0.52 (OSX 10.3)
trailblazer.png TrailBlazer page

[28 April 2004] This browser is based on Apple's WebKit and also uses Apache Jakarta Lucene, a text search engine library. It takes a totally different approach to browsing the history of an online session - every page is thumbnailed and displayed on an extra History page. It also has a Google search field and a few other basic features.


I/O/D 4 The Web Stalker 1.0 (68K/PPC)
webstalker.gif Web Stalker page

[13 April 2004] Although released at the end of 1997, I first heard of this browser from "Elmar" late last week. This browser is based on Macromedia Director code, runs on 68K and PPC, and offers a much different take on browsing activities. It seems that emphasis was placed on "art" more so than any technically useful browsing features. This is not a browser for everyday use - and indeed presents you with a big black window and hidden menu bar when launched. A very curious find indeed!


WaMCom.org WaMCom Mozilla 1.3.1 [2003-03-10], 1.3.1 [2003-06-13], 1.3.1 [2003-06-24], 1.3.1 [2003-07-10], 1.3.1 [2003-07-21], 1.3.1 [2003-07-23] (PPC/OSX)
wamcom.png WaMCom download page
[29 March 2004] If you are looking for a "modern" browser for Mac OS 9, this is one to try out. WamCom is an attempt to build a stable version of the Mozilla browser for both Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X. The most recent version is available at http://wamcom.org/latest-131/. [Thanks, Bill! (who also suggests going to Edit/Preferences/Privacy&Images/Images, and selecting "Do not load any images" for pages that cause problems.]

Kiosk Software KioskBrowser 1.0, 1.0.1 (OSX)
kioskbrowser.dpng KioskBrowser page
[16 March 2004] This is a full-screen kiosk browser, based on Apple's WebKit foundation.

Kiosk Software DesktopBrowser 1.0 (OSX)
desktopbrowser.png DesktopBrowser page
[10 March 2004] This is another browser for the desktop, based on Apple's WebKit foundation.

Yoav Weiss & Oren Kazi Hazlce 0.1, 0.2 (OSX)
hazlce.png Home page
[23 December 2003] A new entry to the list as of 10 Nov. 2003. Seems that this is a browser "written with one line of code" that uses the same engine as Safari and other WebKit-based browsers. There are no preferences to be set in the current version, but it sure is small and fast.

anne software NagaraBrowser 0.1.0, 0.2.0, 0.2.1, 0.3.0, 0.3.1, 0.4.0, 0.5.0, 0.6.0, 1.0, 1.0.1 (OSX)
nagarabrowser.png NagaraBrowser page
[9 December 2003] Nagara is an extremely light-weight fullscreen browser based on Apple's WebKit. It's available in Japanese and English, but so far the user manual is only in Japanese. I am highly impressed with this first release (1.0.1).

Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0.1, 3.0, 3.0a, 3.0.1, 4.0p1, 4.0, 4.0a, 4.0.1 (last 68k), 4.5, 4.5.1, 5.0, 5.01 (PPC), 5.1b1, 5.1.1 (OSX), 5.1.2 (OSX), 5.1.3 (OSX), 5.1.3 (PPC), 5.1.4 (PPC), 5.1.4 (OSX), 5.1.5 (PPC), 5.2 (OSX), 5.2.1 (OSX), 5.1.6 (PPC), 5.2.2 (OSX), 5.2.3 (OSX), 5.1.7 (PPC)
internet-explorer.png Internet Explorer page
[14 July 2003] Originally based on Mosaic code licensed from the University of Illinois. Versions later than 5.0 are real Macintosh programs. In fact, this is the best full-version browser I have ever used on any OS. Version 5.1 is for Mac OS "Classic" and versions 5.1b1, 5.1.1, 5.1.2 were Mac OS X only - there was no beta version for Classic PPC. Versions for both PPC and OSX were back in synch for version 5.1.3, but 5.2, 5.2.1 and 5.2.2 are Mac OS X only and 5.1.5 and 5.1.6 are the PPC versions. Oddly enough, you could download all PPCs version directly, but you had to use Software Update to get the OSX version from Apple for versions older than 5.2. All newer versions were once available directly from Microsoft. As of versions 5.2.3 and 5.1.7 further development of my favorite browser has been discontinued. [As of 22 Nov 2005 even MSN no longer supports this browser: "If you are using Internet Explorer for Mac, we recommend that you use another browser to have an optimal experience on MSN." - link updated on 23 Sep 07, thanks Dustin!] The only reason to keep using MS IE is because it's still one of the best browsers for Mac OS 9 and the print preview feature is still the best of any Macintosh browser (thanks for the heads up on this, Woody!).

Wazilla Wazilla 1.3f (PPC)
mozilla.gif Wazilla page (English)
[14 July 2003] This is a Japanese project to produce a version of Mozilla 1.3.x for Mac OS 9. (also see Unofficial Mozilla for Mac OS 9)

Eharunaga Unofficial Mozilla for Mac OS 9 1.3.1 (PPC)
mozilla.gif Mozilla for Mac OS 9 page
[14 July 2003] This is a Japanese project to produce a version of Mozilla 1.3.1 for Mac OS 9. (also see Wazilla)

Mozilla Firebird Mozilla Firebird (formerly Phoenix) 0.40, 0.50 (1.3a), 2003-04-04 (1.4a), 20030430 (1.4a)
mozilla.gif Firebird home page
[7 April 2003] Firebird (formerly Phoenix) is supposed to be the light-weight version of Mozilla/Netscape for Windows PCs. It's counterpart in the Mac world is Camino. That still didn't stop someone from porting it to Macintosh and the program is actually quite good.

Mike Coffey (Bahamas) Ltd. PT Browser 1.0, 3.1415 (OSX)
ptbruiser.png PT Bruiser page
[17 April 2003] It had to happen. Someone took the time to create a browser (bruiser?) as a joke. This browser will only load the PerversionTracker home page. If you type in another URL you see an error message and are automatically redirected to PT. Mike Coffey is certainly trying to get the PT award for the worst Macintosh program to come out this year. And if they don't have such an award, there's a good reason to come up with one now. Update: So, you thought it couldn't get worse? Version 3.1415 was released the same day as 1.0 and is an extremely misbehaved application - chrome look, where none is called for, windows that go from normal to translucent to transparent to invisible and back, etc. A great joke, but I don't know if I can keep up with the updates while maintaining a semblance of sanity.

Dillo Project Dillo 0.6.5a2 (OSX+X11)
dillo.png Dillo page
[6 March 2003] A graphical GTK+ browser that runs in Apple's X11 environment. OSXGNU provides the Macintosh port as an package for easy installation - make sure to also download and install the "dlcompat" files, otherwise the browser won't launch. This is not such an exciting browser as support for many modern features (CSS, frames) is absent. At least it is really fast.

AppMac wDesk 1.0 (OSX)
wdesk.png AppMac home page
[27 February 2003] A discontinued browser based on the Gecko engine. This browser has been replaced by wKiosk.

AppMac wKids 1.0b1, 1.0 (OSX)
wkids.png AppMac home page
[27 February 2003] A discontinued full screen browser for kids, based on the Gecko engine. This product has been replaced by KidsBrowser.

Beonex Beonex Communicator 0.8.1 (PPC/OSX)
beonex.png Beonex page
[19 February 2003] Amazing. Another Mac browser based on the Gecko engine. This is a new addition to the list, although the browser was released in October, 2002. [Thanks for the info, Joshua]

David T. Pierson WannaBe 1.0b14 (68k, PPC)
wannabe.gif WannaBe page
[22 October 2002] An extremely fast, text-only browser. This is definitely the one to use when 'Net traffic is heavy and you just want to read without fiddling with cryptic commands in MacLynx. At the current beta release rate we should be seeing a 1.0 final soon...unless the developer decides to go to b38 or something!

MSN TV WebTV Viewer 2.0 build 551
webtv.gif WebTV Viewer page
[23 July 2002] The viewer application for the WebTV system. Mainly intended to be a viewer for page developers, it can also be used as a Web browser. WebTV was bought by Microsoft and the Mac version hasn't been updated in ages. The link on this page, however, has been updated (thanks for the tip, Erik!)

CERN MacWWW 1.0, 1.0.3
macwww.gif MacWWW_V1_03.hqx
MacWWW_1.00.hqx
[4 June 2002] (Thanks to Markus A. for the updated download link) AKA Samba, very primitive, but what can you expect from the first Mac Web browser?

AOLpress AOLpress 2.0
aolpress.gif AOL home page
[3 June 2002] I found this program on an old backup CD. It was originally designed as a Web page editor *and* Web browser, although I never used it much back in 1997 (the last time it was updated) and I had forgotten about the browsing features. This is a new addition to the collection.

Heartsoft Internet Safari ?
internet_safari.gif demoinstall.sit
[9 Feb 2001] Internet Safari is a new browser meant for children. It limits access to most sites on the Internet - except for those "appropriate for children". The demo installer downloads approx. 3 MB from the Internet to complete the installation.

Sun Microsystems Hot Java 3.0
hotjava.gif Hot Java page
The HotJava browser from Sun requires Macintosh Runtime for Java (minimum MRJ 2.14) [Thanks to Edward Dodge & "Roelf" for this tip.]

Pygmy Softwyr MiniWeb 0.6r3
miniweb.gif MiniWeb0.6PPC.sit
MiniWeb0.668k.sit
[16 Feb 2001] A text-only browser written in RealBasic.

Xeosoft Corporation InstantSpace 1.0.0
instantspace.gif InstantSpace page (dead links)
ISEE.sit.bin (thanks Georg!)
[16 Feb 2001] A highly-customized version of Internet Explorer 2.01 from the "keepers of OpenDoc". They have an announcement on their website that version 2.0 should be appearing in March or April 2000, but I couldn't find it anywhere and it seems that their site has been shut down.

AOL AOL Browser 1.1, 3.0
aolbrowser.gif (link no longer available)
[17 October 2002] AOL figured they needed to add a browser to their proprietary software. I'll try to be polite: It's not very good. Other versions of AOL software have included Internet Explorer 4.01 and the most recent versions are switching back to Netscape Navigator again. The download link no longer works (thanks, Malinda!).

Kantara Blake TR2
blake.gif (page link no longer available)
blake.hqx
"Blake is a replacement web browser for Cyberdog." The website has not been updated since 1998 and since Apple's OpenDoc technology is no longer a component of Mac OS, it looks like this browser had a short history and no future. (Thanks to Stefan W.!)

Apple Cyberdog 1.1, 1.2, 1.2.1 PPC, 2.0
cyberdog.gif cyberdog.org dogbones page
Apple older software page
68k/PPC. This is Apple's discontinued "OpenDoc" browser. It is once again available directly from Apple on their older software list (thanks for the tip, Arthur!), and cyberdog.org has permission to make it available for download. It can also possibly be found at TUCOWS.

Apple eWorld Browser 1.02
e-world.gif link no longer available
This is the browser that Intercon made for Apple's now defunct eWorld online service. It worked only in conjunction with the eWorld client software.

Oliver Gutknecht MacLynx 1.0a3, 1.0b1
maclynx.gif [No download link]
based on Lynx 2.7.1. This browser is fast, but text only. NOTE: Oliver's Web pages seem to have been removed (Thanks Chuck). I have found some alternative download URLs: mac-lynx-b1-fat.bin (HTTP, California) (Thanks Don for improving this link.) and mac-lynx-b1-fat.bin (FTP, Australia) (The original download link no longer works - thanks for the info, Mark!)

Netmanage Chameleon WebSurfer 3.6.1
websurfer.gif Netmanage home page
This product has apparently been discontinued.

EINet MacWeb 1.00ALPHA3, 1.00ALPHA3.2, 1.1.1e
macweb.gif mac-web-111e.hqx
mac-web-111e-ppc.hqx
68k/PPC. This product is no longer being developed, but is still available.

TradeWave MacWeb 1.1.2, 2.0
macweb2.gif TradeWave home page
This product has been discontinued and is no longer available. A few sites have the 68k version available. The 2.0 versions are commercial software! I should know, I was a beta-tester.

NCSA Mosaic 1.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.0.3, 2.0.1, 3.0B4
ncsa-mosaic.gif MacMosaic page
NCSA Mosaic is no longer under development, but is still available.

Spyglass Mosaic 2.1.1
spyglass-mosaic.gif Spyglass browser page
No longer available.

SPRY Mosaic 1.0.2.0
spry-mosaic.gif Sprynet home page
PPC only - it seems that this one is also no longer available. Sprynet offers only their own version of Internet Explorer 3.x. Sprynet is a CompuServe company.

Intercon NetShark 1.1.3
netshark.gif NetShark__1.1.3_Installer.sit.bin
Intercon has been sold to Ascend and Netshark is a dead project. Intercon also offered a package with integrated browser called tcpCONNECT4, but this has also been discontinued. (Thanks for the download link, Lee.)

VOL Tiber 1.0
tiber.gif volb-mac-1.0.sea
Teknama Internet Browser. This was the browser used in the discontinued "world wide" Video On Line provider program. Prone to crashes and very limited.

[6 March 2002] This page does not currently list all browsers that may or may not run in Apple's X11 or XFree86/fink environments on Mac OS X. I want to thank "mnorko" for pointing out these browsers to me.

Standard Help Me Out Plea

If you find any broken links here, please let me know. And if you have any information about publicly released (i.e. they can be downloaded and/or purchased) versions of browsers that I don't have I'd appreciate an e-mail with a tip.

I am still looking for information about some phantom browsers:

DaniBrowser/1.0 (Macintosh; I; PPC) - I can find no references to this beast, except in log files
Enhanced_Mosaic/2.01 Mac_PowerPC PSI/1 - it seems that this one is Spyglass! [A tip of the hat to Shawn!]