OmniWeb for Mac OS X, the Web browser from The Omni Group, has been available in beta form for much longer than Mac users have had access to the public beta. The Omni Group today released the finished version of OmniWeb 4.0 for Mac OS X.
The Web browser was developed using Cocoa, Apple’s object oriented programming framework. The Omni Group said that OmniWeb leverages many of the core technologies of Mac OS X, including symmetric multiprocessing, multithreading, and the Quartz graphics display engine. OmniWeb also supports the Aqua interface, AppleScript, ColorSync and other Mac OS X features.
The Omni Group president Wil Shipley said that OmniWeb has been around since 1993, and has pioneered many firsts for Web browsers.
“Over the years, we’ve been proud to introduce many of the ideas that are now considered standard components of web browsers — including draggable links and draggable, hierarchical bookmarks. And we’re introducing many new features with this version,” said Shipley.
New features in OmniWeb 4.0 include the ability to remember values in forms by bookmarking their pages; full-text searches through pages you’ve visited; and to store network passwords in a secure Keychain. OmniWeb can also block suspected advertisements and allows users to block cookie tracking on a site-by-site basis.
Best of all, The Omni Group offers OmniWeb for free, although they encourage users who feel “little flashes of guilt” to buy a license.
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