Apr 27 2009
Web browsers are my kind of software: free from the beginning. The heavy hitters both have OS X versions worth trying out. However, if open-source is your style, there’s a great alternative.
Featured on Freeloader as an alternative to Microsoft Explorer, this mozilla-based browser is lean, stable and supports tabs. That last feature will change the way you browse, allowing you to open multiple sites without multiple windows. In its latest version, 0.5, Chimera is more stable than ever and feature-rich.
This little free search utility opens a small floating window. From that window you can search Google for websites and images. To maximize this little apps utility, drag it onto your Finder toolbar for easy access.
If you mourned the day Fetch went shareware, then this app is for you. RBrowserLite is a simple, straight-forward FTP application. It also supports shortcuts to recently access sites.
Epicware, the group that brought us Fire, also has a great web site tool. This utility allows you to download the entire contents of a website to your disk for offline viewing. This utility can download an entire directory without FTP access and supports resumed downloads.
With these great freeware options, there’s no reason not to browse in style.
Until next week, Brian