Editors' reviewThe real, nonalpha, nonbeta project has finally arrived--Camino 1 is here! The fact Camino was designed from the ground up to be a native OS X browser definitely shows. A cool alternative to Safari and Firefox, this browser's use of Cocoa for the user interface certainly makes it fit well with the rest of the platform. We were pleased with the visual and behavioral experience. Its interface is clean and uncluttered. In terms of functionality, we didn't experience any crashes. Camino is a very quick browser with speed and performance that are top-notch. With regards to features, Camino definitely falls behind competitor browsers such as Safari, Opera, and Firefox. We would like to see a spelling checker, mouse gestures, and RSS detection, but from what we understand these features are currently being developed and are in the works for the next release, as well as improvements to the download manager. Although it's been a few years since many users have switched away from Camino, we feel the quick and useable feature set, a solid rendering engine, and overall Mac-ness make Camino a great contender for your main browser.
The Camino Project has worked to create a browser that is as functional and elegant as the computers it runs on. The Camino web browser is powerful, secure, and ready to meet the needs of all users while remaining simple and elegant in its design. Camino combines the awesome visual and behavioral experience that has been central to the Macintosh philosophy with the powerful web-browsing capabilities of the Gecko rendering engine. Built and tested by thousands of volunteers, Mozilla's Gecko brings cutting-edge innovations and capabilities to users in a standards-friendly and socially responsible form. Features include pause and resume for downloads, annoyance blocking, enhanced security via certificate support, bundled Java Embedding Plugin for improved Java performance, form fill from Address Book, upgraded the Gecko rendering engine 1.8, resulting in performance, stability, and rendering improvements.