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The Internet is a vast and wondrous place, but it might be difficult to see its possibilities if you always use the same Web browser. Fortunately, SeaMonkey for Mac offers a new community-sourced browser for Internet surfing.
SeaMonkey for Mac allows users to browse the Internet in a new interface. The program includes a wide number of normal browser functions including modifiable security, privacy, tabs, bookmarks, and history features. This program starts off as a pretty basic-looking browser, but you can easily configure it to suit your preferences. The overall look of the browser interface is similar to other popular browsers, with toolbars, address bar, and bookmark bar all in the expected places. The similarities between this browser and other browsers are beneficial as they allow the user to become comfortable with the program more quickly. The program includes an integrated e-mail application that is loaded with features and also includes instant messaging capabilities. Surfing works smoothly and the browsing speed is similar to other current browsers. This is a free program that is developed by volunteers based on community requests. Users can get involved in developing this program further by suggesting future modifications or by volunteering with development work.
SeaMonkey for Mac is a functional Web browser that has successfully integrated e-mail and instant message applications. This program would be appropriate for both personal and business Internet usage.
The SeaMonkey project is a community effort to develop the SeaMonkey all-in-one internet application suite (see below). Such a software suite was previously made popular by Netscape and Mozilla, and the SeaMonkey project continues to develop and deliver high-quality updates to this concept. Containing an Internet browser, email & newsgroup client, HTML editor, IRC chat and web development tools, SeaMonkey is sure to appeal to advanced users, web developers and corporate users.
What's new in this version:
- The DoNotTrack and Prompt on Sanitize preferences are now kept in sync.
- A pref (mailnews.p7m_external) has been added to allow users to choose an alternate application/pkcs7-mime handling.
- Support for Atom Threading Extensions (RFC 4685) has been added.
- Migrating profiles from Thunderbird supports the new signons file format now (support for the old format has been dropped).
- Autocomplete drop-downs (e.g. used on the Location Bar and Open Location ... See all new features
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- Modify system apps through "haxie" patches.
- Detect apps that establish outgoing Internet connections.
All versions:3.9 stars
out of 33 votes
Current version:5.0 stars
out of 1 votes
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"My favourite browser"
Version: SeaMonkey 2.24
This is the only internet suite still being developed. In the early internet days Internet suites were more common. SeaMonkey integrates browser, email, and a simple (but for me adequate) html web editor. I love the integration between the browser and mail. Seamonkey uses the same rendering engine (GECKO) as Firefox and much of the low level functioning of the email component is shared with the ThunderBird email program. What makes SeaMonkey shine is the close integration between browser and mail. SeaMonkey is not the combination of FireFox and ThunderBird into one program. SeaMonkey is a number of tweaks to the user interface and a close integration between the browser and mail which creates an internet suite which functions much better for many users than a separate browser and mail programs.
The only negative I am able to think of is that there is no mobile version of SeaMonkey for tablets and phones.
Try SeaMonkey. It may become a favorit for browsing and email. Oh SeaMonkey does not force you to use its email program. If you prefer to use another email program you can set a preference in SeaMonkey so that when you click on an email address in the browser it will call up your email client of choice.
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