OmniWeb Gets Updated To v6.0. Yes, *That* OmniWeb



OmniWeb has just been updated to v6.0. “What?!” I hear you scream? “OmniWeb is still around?” The answer is yes. And it seems like it’s as great as it ever was—in a retro-style kind of way.

OmniWeb was/is the OmniGroup’s Mac web browser, and in its day it brought all kinds of new things to browsers. It had tabs (in cool thumbnail form) before anyone else, as well as saved workspaces, super-fast page rendering. In later years it switched from its custom rendering engine to a tweaked version of Webkit, but with Safari and Chrome going at it hard in the marketplace, and Omni’s focus (sorry) on other products, it kind of withered and almost died.

But now it’s (kinda) back! OmniBoss Ken Case spent some recent vacation time tweaking OW to use the regular Webkit engine and to run as a 64-bit app, plus:

A few minor fixes like adding DuckDuckGo as a built-in search shortcut, skipping autofill for password fields that already have a password in them (so it won’t wipe out a password you’ve typed), ad-blocking support for CSS and JavaScript resources (not just images and plug-ins), and so on.

It still uses drawers instead of sidebars, but at least it doesn’t have any brushed metal left at this stage. Whether you’re curious or just feeling nostalgic, go take a look at the latest beta. It’s surprising just how good it still is.

Source: Omni

Via: Omni Forums


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