Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: OS X
First release: February 19, 1999
iCab – an alternative web browser for the Apple Mac with numerous useful features not found in other browsers.
In the past, the application was equipped with its own rendering engine for displaying web pages. The original version was created on the TOS platform (Atari ST) and was called Crystal Atari Browser, so now, after transferring the application to the Mac OS platform, it is called “iCAB”.
– Filtering advertising banners and much more – iCab can block undesirable content, like ads and pop-up windows.
– Kiosk mode – iCab will cover the whole screen and all other applications are blocked.
– Download manager – Files and even whole web pages can be downloaded to access the content off-line at your convenience, without having to go online again.
– Source code manager – iCab can display the source code of a page itself or open it in an Text Editor.
– Windows and tabs – you can easily decide if a link or bookmark is opened in a new window or tab, in the background or foreground.
– HTML pages can be stored in a compact ZIP-file, including all images of the page.
– iCab can warn the user when visiting sites known for Malware or Phishing.
– It is highly configurable.
iCab is shareware and costs $10 / 10 EUR, but it can be also used for free with a small limitation.
The project developer is Alexander Clauss.