Mac OS X software developers
The Omni Group
today announced the release of OmniWeb 4.1, the latest major update to their popular Cocoa-authored Web browser for Mac OS X.
New features in OmniWeb 4.1 include:
Greatly improved Java support
Improved CSS support
‘Compatibility’ settings which allow you to masquerade as a different web browser for gaining access to Web sites that restrict users based on browser
Support for Netscape-style browser plug-ins including Macromedia’s Flash 6 browser plug-in.
Many browser plug-ins, Flash included, perform better in OmniWeb than other browsers since we give them dedicated processing time
The Omni Group’s chairman and OmniWeb lead engineer Ken Case said that the company put a great deal into improving how users interact with browsers. The new version sports numerous improvements to the interface, adds speech recognition, improves keyboard navigation,and has improved performance too.
The Omni Group president Wil Shipley counts about half a million OmniWeb users, with what he calls “steadily increasing marketshare” since OS X started shipping. He attributed OmniWeb’s success to being the only Web browser designed exclusively for OS X.
“For example, OmniWeb uses sub-pixel positioning to render text, so web pages look like printed pages. Mac people notice the difference,” he said.
OmniWeb costs US$29.95, though it’s
available for download
as a free trial.