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Raven for Mac

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Key Details of Raven

  • Site-specific web browser with support for the specific functionality of your favorite web apps.
  • Last updated on 7/17/2013
  • There have been 9 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


Editors' Review

Download.com staff

As a Web browser, Raven for Mac performs adequately and its interface is interesting, making all common features easily available. Most notably, the browser's Smart Bar offers a unique and more streamlined browsing experience for each Web app you install.

Raven for Mac starts up quickly. Its default window size is good, keeping large areas of the screen visible, but allowing for access to all major buttons. A bar along the left side contains well-labeled icons for the typical fare -- home page, history, favorites, and downloaded files. The top of the window contains a URL bar, and the traditional navigation controls. Navigating Web pages was easy, and each loaded quickly without any errors. One of the program's main features, a Web App Shop, took a bit longer to load; but once it did, it operated smoothly. The Web App Shop won't disappoint with its multiple categories and inclusion of social networking apps. By clicking on the install button under each app's icon, the app successfully installs within a couple of seconds and its icon will be visible on the Smart Bar. Additionally, the installed app completely integrates with the browser's Smart Bar and, once clicked, displays app-specific commands. Each installed app can be easily removed by clicking on a small icon at the bottom of the Smart Bar and then clicking on the "Edit" button. If you don't like the Smart Bar, you can also easily hide it, and the same goes for the app's toolbar.

Raven for Mac fits the bill for users looking for a browser with a unique design and great app store. This browser is innovative, smooth, and beautiful. It will be especially appealing to users who use popular social networks on a regular basis.


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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
January 21, 2012
Latest update
July 17, 2013
Version
0.7.14460
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Mac
Operating System
Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X
Additional Requirements
None
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
1,921
Downloads Last Week
0

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Developer's Description

Site-specific web browser with support for the specific functionality of your favorite web apps.
the Smart BarOur browser leverages a technique called site specific browsing to create a dedicated web browsing instance for each one of your favorite web apps.Browse your historyThe history browser provides a clean, easy to read list of the pages you've visited with a preview pane.Bookmarks to InstapaperWhen you found something you want to read later simply bookmark it. If you have an Instapaper account it automatically sends the link for you.Read Your Bookmarks Simply visit your Bookmarks list and click the "T" icon to read the articles you've collected in just text only mode.Need A Suggestion?Simply start typing what you want and w scours your history, bookmarks and favorites. Not what you want? Simply hit return and we'll search Google.Menu ItemsWe've debuted with a handful of default menu items. Menu items are like toolbar buttons found in most browsers.