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OmniWeb for Mac

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    Jul. 22, 2012
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Editors' Review


Even though OmniWeb for Mac is well designed and equipped with some useful options, this Web browser ultimately doesn't offer too many additional features that could set it apart from other, more mainstream browsers.

While many browsers compete for users, including Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari, among several others, most offer similar, if not identical, features. Like those browsers, OmniWeb is offered for free but it ups the ante by promising to provide the best user experience. While there were no tutorials, the program's interface was similar enough to other browsers that it was easy to get started. Well-labeled buttons indicate functions for moving forward, backward, and refreshing pages. The URL area is located in the same area as with most other browsers. One additional button displays tabs, but includes a small thumbnail of the pages instead of just text, which was a helpful feature. Another neat feature is the option to create shortcuts to any Web site. Additionally, there are many preferences options, including menu changes, security, and plug-ins, among others. The pages, themselves, rendered well without any errors, but scrolling up and down did create some minor twitching in the window.

While we didn't find any revolutionary features on offer, OmniWeb for Mac works well, overall. For those who aren't happy with their current browser, OmniWeb for Mac is worth a try.

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3 stars

"OmniWeb for Mac"

May 15, 2014

 |  Version: OmniWeb 5.11.2


It downloaded fast.

The help menu seems has a lot of information.

There are several features available on OmniWeb that are lacking on Opera.


There is no home button that I can tell. I would like a different home page than the OmniWeb landing page.

It seems that the default search engine is Google.

I do not see a way to change the default search engine.

There does not seem to be a way to import bookmarks from Firefox; although, there does appear to be a way to import them from Safari.


Since Firefox 28 is my main browser; most of my bookmarked pages are there. I only have two bookmarked pages in Safari; because, I rarely use it. It would be nice to have a home page button so that I could select my own page to be home page. This is one browser that I won't be keeping.

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4 stars

"Works wtih Djvu on Mac"

August 03, 2013  |  By Gnisse

 |  Version: OmniWeb 5.11.2


Works wtih Djvu on Mac which neither Chrome, Firefox nor Safari does.


Kind of sad with yet another browser

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3 stars

"Seems to solve Facebook super slo-mo scrolling"

May 10, 2013  |  By OrgDevGuy

 |  Version: OmniWeb 5.11.2


Seems to work well (basic functionality). Solves the Facebook "super slo-mo" scrolling problem, & my 1 attempt at viewing a video stream worked MUCH better than either Firefox or Safari for 10.5.


Can't figure out a way to import my bookmarks & preferences from Firefox (or Safari).


If I could do the above, this would be my new default browser.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.11.2
OmniWeb is now signed with Developer ID so it works well with Gatekeeper on Mountain Lion.
Publisher The Omni Group
Publisher web site
Release Date July 22, 2012
Date Added July 22, 2012
Version 5.11.2
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel/10.7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 26.73MB
File Name OmniWeb-5.11.2.dmg
Total Downloads 19,243
Downloads Last Week 24
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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