OmniWeb for Mac

OmniWeb for Mac


Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 676 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.11.2
File Size:
26.73MB
Date Added:
July 22, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel/10.7
Total Downloads:
16,789
Downloads Last Week:
51
Product ranking:
#12 in Web Browsers
Additional Requirements:
Not available

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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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.9

    out of 676 votes

    • 5 star: 283
    • 4 star: 198
    • 3 star: 92
    • 2 star: 50
    • 1 star: 53
  • Current Version:

    3.3

    out of 3 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 3 stars

    "OmniWeb for Mac"

    May 15, 2014

    Version: OmniWeb 5.11.2

    Pros

    It downloaded fast.

    The help menu seems has a lot of information.

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

    Cons

    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.

    Summary

    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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    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

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

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

    Summary

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

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