It’s a good day for browser updates. First, Netscape 6.1 is released (see separate story). Now iCab, the “lean” browser alternative, has new beta versions out for both the traditional Mac operating system and Mac OS X.
iCab X 2.5.3 adds support for the mouse scroll wheel under Mac OS X. And under the new operating system, plug-ins such as Shockwave Flash now work. There’s now always a “go” button next to the URL input field and a workaround has been found for a bug that caused some problems with FTP access. Plus, the encoding “ISO-2022-JP” (Japanese) does work again
iCab has been in development for a long time and is still not finished. And more beta versions are still expected in the months ahead. When the product reaches final stage, it will be available in a free “lite” version and a US$29 professional version.
iCab 2.5.3, which requires System 7.0.1 or higher, is a 1.4MB download. iCab X 2.5.3 is a 1.7MB download. Both can be found at the
iCab Web site.