Camino for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 333 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.5
  • Total Downloads:
    57,872
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 26, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    18.64MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    66
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #11 in Web Browsers

Editors' Review

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Camino is a relatively fast and lightweight Web browser that uses the same rendering engine as Firefox, the other open-source browser from Mozilla. This Mac-only browser has long been known for its Mac-like "feel" (unlike Firefox, which is less Mac-like by design), and this last major update only reinforces that experience.

The new Gecko rendering engine (shared by Firefox 3) is arguably the most important change in Camino 2, giving it a big boost to speed and security compared with previous versions, but the browser has also added quite a few thoughtful new features. The most flashy addition is Tab Overview, which provides a visual overview of all your tabs (similar to Safari's "Top Sites" but with tabs), and a few other tab innovations, such as a scrollable tab bar. Camino also now features an "Annoyance Blocker" (blocking not just pop-ups and ads but even Flash animations on a site-by-site basis) and a history of recently closed pages, so you can quickly reopen that page you didn't mean to close.

Many of new features in Camino 2--everything from content zooming to support for Growl, AppleScript, and modern Web standards--just let this browser catch up with Apple's Safari and Camino's sister browser Firefox (and Camino can probably never compete with Firefox's many extensions and add-ons). But users of the "big two" browsers will find a lot to like here, and migration from one browser to another is easier than ever, especially with third-party helper apps. If you're at all intrigued by Camino--or dissatisfied with your current browser--Camino is absolutely worth a try. (Or if you wait, you can count on seeing many of Camino 2's features copied or co-opted by future releases of the competition.)

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

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    out of 333 votes

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    • 4 star 80
    • 3 star 27
    • 2 star 13
    • 1 star 10
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4 stars

"Camino is notably faster than Safari and Firefox."

November 07, 2010  |  By Jeffs Autobahn

 |  Version: Camino 2.0.5

Pros

The speed is simply a pleasure

Cons

Some websites, like LeftLaneNews have hyperlinks that just appear as blank spaces, and that's a problem when it's in the middle of a sentence and the word just isn't there.

Summary

If it weren't for the hyperlinks problem noted above. This would be my default browser. The speed and stability are exemplary. This compatibility problem that keeps it from getting 5 stars.

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4 stars

"Not a complex browser, but a stable one."

November 04, 2010  |  By agora17

 |  Version: Camino 2.0.5

Pros

Rarely crashes.

Cons

It is somewhat limited in graphics capabilities.

Summary

If you are not looking at lots of flash movies, this is a good, reliable browser.

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5 stars

"An ideal quick browser for Macs"

November 04, 2010

 |  Version: Camino 2.0.5

Pros

I was looking for a quick-to-load browser as my Mac won't run Google's Chrome. Camino seems to be a good adversary. Loads quickly.

Cons

Haven't been using it too long so haven't found any yet

Summary

Any Mac users like me whose machine won't run Chrome can download Camino free. It's fast and suits my needs. Recommended

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5 stars

"Light and efficient!"

November 02, 2010  |  By philb9--2008

 |  Version: Camino 2.0.5

Pros

Light and efficient!

Cons

none, if you want a light and efficient browser.

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4 stars

"Very lightweight and efficient, but needs better addons"

November 02, 2010  |  By groovywalker

 |  Version: Camino 2.0.5

Pros

Light and efficient

Cons

Don't know how to use the add-ons and it needs more add-ons

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0.5
  • Improved stability.
  • Google Calendar's print function now works in Camino.
  • Plug-ins now receive the correct modifier keys after switching Spaces using keyboard shortcuts on Mac OS X 10.6.
  • Links on the blocked site overlay are now visible even if the "Underline links" preference is off.
  • Removed Bloglines from the supported web-based feed readers.
  • Upgraded the bundled Java Embedding Plugin to version 0.9.7.4.
  • Improved ad-blocking.
General
Publisher The Camino Project
Publisher web site http://www.caminobrowser.org/
Release Date October 26, 2010
Date Added October 26, 2010
Version 2.0.5
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 18.64MB
File Name Camino-2.1.2.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 57,872
Downloads Last Week 66
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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