iCab 3.0.3 review

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iCab is a web browser for the Macintosh.

License: Freeware
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 7453K
Developer: iCab Company
Price: $0.00
Updated: 18 Aug 2006
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iCab is a web browser for the Macintosh. The development of iCab is not finished at the moment, some features of the final version are missing.

But you can try the iCab Preview at the download page. In the next few months better versions of iCab will be offered on our site.

After the first final release, we will offer "iCab Pro" for $29. You will also be able to download a version for free.

The next, larger update (iCab 3.0) will include a much better implementation of CSS. Many web pages which require certain CSS features which are currently not implemented, will look much better in 3.0. New CSS implementation requires many internal changes and modifications. Parts of these changes are already finished in iCab 2.9 (even if these are not visible, other than the increased speed of iCab), other parts still need to be implemented, and will be in iCab 3.0.

These internal modifications are very complex, and because the iCab team is very small (1 - 1.5 people, doing all the programming, e-mail support and everything else) you could get the impression that the development of iCab was very slow in the past (especially if most parts of the changes were just internal modifications, and not visible like new features). Development is difficult work, though not always visible. But the next (iCab 3.0) release will have many new features (like much better CSS support) which are quite visible, and which will make iCab much more compatible with most web pages again.

We appreciate your patience, and assure you the next release will have profound (and visible) improvements, features and modifications!

What's New:
Universal Binary.
The new release also supports Fav-Icons, Digest Authentification, saves/restores Sessions (all open Tabs/Windows can be saved as "Session" and loaded again later).
There're also some bugfixes and workarounds for certain web pages.

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