iCab 5.0.1 | Mac Os X | 11.3 MB
iCab is an alternative web browser for the Apple Macintosh with numerous useful features not found in other browsers.
10 features, that you don't find in other browsers
Filtering advertising banners and much more
iCab can block undesirable images, it can also prevent pop-up windows containing advertising from opening automatically. It is very easy to modify these filters. Simply control-click on any image you wish to block in the future. Also many other settings can be automatically configured based on the URL of the page you're visiting, so you can have individual browser settings for different web site.
While in Kiosk mode, iCab will cover the whole screen and all other applications are blocked. The Kiosk mode is the ideal environment when the computer is accessing a public place (like fairs, exhibitions, hotels etc.) where users should be able to obtain information, yet prevent any external access to your system. Additionally, the access can be restricted to certain pages (even refusing referrals, if you choose).
Error protocol (Smiley)
iCab records all HTML errors of Web pages. A smiley-face will indicate if the HTML code is OK (has no HTML errors, or hazards). In such sites, the smiley face will be green (and smiling). Errors make the smiling face red and sad. By clicking the red smileys iCab will open a window where all the errors are identified with a small description. At http://validator.w3.org/ you can also test web pages using the official validator of the W3C.
Portable web archives
HTML pages can be stored in a compact ZIP-file, including all images of the page. The advantage of the ZIP format is that you can use it under DOS/Windows, Unix/Linux -and nearly all other operating systems as well. The ZIP archive uses highly efficient compression, to save hard disk space.
HTML pages can be downloaded automatically. This allows you to access the content off-line at your convenience, without having to go online again. The download specifications are highly configurable: The path/depth of downloaded files can be configured to get (only) the specified file, all linked files, all html, all images, all files on the same site, or even all linked files from all external linked sites. Additionally, you can exclude any specific file type(s)
When selecting this handy menu utility, a convenient split window opens with all page links identified and listed on the left side. Pick any link, and the respective site appears on the right side of the window. Using the link manager you can comfortably search through long lists of links (for example the result of a search engine) without the need to open any new windows. This way you can avoid sites you do not wish to visit, or information sources which are not be useful to you.
Source code manager
No system extensions
iCab doesn't install any system extensions, does not create any "invisible files", and iCab doesn't modify the system or any system settings.
Open web page in new window or tabs
With this command, a link can be opened in a new window or a new tab. New windows and tabs can be also opened in the background so that the main page remains on top and can be read first. When you are finished with the main page you can switch to the underlying pages, which will be fully loaded.
iCab is highly configurable. You can configure which Cookies should be accepted and which should be rejected. You can select which menu items are displayed in the contextual menu. Utilizing Apple "Text-to-Speech", web pages can be read aloud.
And much more
iCab's unique and thorough cookie controls, Java scripting controls, and filters offer you a broader range of control about your privacy and safety on the internet. You can choose to "allow or refuse" any illegal HTML/HTTP or security practices you encounter. iCab allows you (if you choose) to have convenient warnings about any dangerous sites you visit where your computer or security are threatened by rogue code, or important data exchange that is conducted in an insecure environment.
iCab removes or restrains many annoying things from web pages: like scrolling text messages in the status-line (which disable its reporting function); windows that alter their size or position automatically to interfere with your organizing preferences; web pages that switch off all the navigation toolbars, etc. All this is done without completely disabling the technology used by these features, unlike all other browsers where you have only an "either/or" choice (or no choice at all).
Many more convenient features exist, and more unique features are planned in future releases.
Certainly, iCab has a lot more features than you can examine in one day. Try it once, and you will see it has addressed all your needs, and iCab can grow with you, to fully meet your personal tastes and preferences -with much wider choices and options than any other browser!
Mac OS X 10.5.x - 10.8.x (Intel)