Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Linux, Unix-like
Programing language: C
First release: December 24, 2002
Web (originally called Epiphany until 2012) – a web browser for the GNOME desktop. Its goal is to be simple and easy to use. Epiphany ties together many GNOME components in order to let you focus on the Web content, instead of the browser application. As part of the GNOME project, Epiphany is Free Software.
Epiphany is based on the WebKit rendering engine and displays webpages with the same speed and accuracy as other popular browsers, such as Safari or Firefox. In addition, it provides an elegant, responsive and uncomplicated user interface that fits in perfectly with GNOME, and it has been translated to over sixty languages!
Epiphany aims to utilize the simplest interface possible for a browser. Keep in mind that simple does not necessarily mean less powerful. We believe the commonly used browsers of today are too big, buggy, and bloated. Epiphany addresses simplicity with a small browser designed for the web — not mail, newsgroups, file management, instant messanging or coffee making. The UNIX philosophy is to design small tools that do one thing, and do it well.
Epiphany also address simplicity with modularity to make a light and powerful application. If something can be implemented using external applications or components, we use it rather than wasting resources in the web browser. Integration with other desktop applications can also be achieved using DBus and the ever popular command line.