OmniWeb is a Cocoa web browser by TheOmniGroup. Currently, it has the best localization support, the best ad blocking, and has a wonderful interface. Version 4.5, which was recently released, uses WebCore as its rendering engine, finally bringing it up to par with other browsers as far as speed and standards go.
I think OmniWeb does have the best rendering engine – at least for fonts. The smooth, anti-aliased text is fantastic! Simply put, OmniWeb makes web pages look better. But I admit there are bugs (ambiguities?) here and there.
Another benefit is the real-time spell checker in text fields. This means all of my CocoaDev entries are spell checked before I ever hit save. That’s fantastic for a WikiWikiWeb community.
Yes, I registered my copy of OmniWeb.
I have used OmniWeb virtually exclusively for more than a year now, and seldom do I have any problems. It is getting more and more stable, and it does generate wonderful pages! The GUI is fantastic and it gets all the Cocoa goodies.
I have not paid for it :-(, but I will. On the other hand, I did the Swedish translation of 4.0.6, so I guess I’m in the green. ;-)
– TheoHultberg/Iconara (unregistered user)
I don’t like OmniWeb and I disagree that it has good OS integration.
It doesn’t integrate with Internet Config, and it has piss poor drag+drop support. In Explorer when I drag an image link I drag three types of data: a url clipping, a picture clipping, and a text clipping (the alt=). OmniWeb on the other hand will only drag one type of data, and when I drag a picture it will drag a link to a file on the filesystem. WTF?!
I find the interface annoying on other fronts as well. For example the completed downloads window is ludicrous. It uses a huge amount of space for no reason and if you move the file while it’s being downloaded it won’t expand. Furthermore there is no option NOT to have the damned window open when I download a file. If I want to monitor my download I would prefer to use the network activity window.
Input gestures are wacky too. I can’t command-up/down to home/end. I can’t option-click to download. There are a million other things but you get the point.
OmniWeb 5 will come out on February 2nd, check out http://www.omnigroup.com/applications/omniweb/5/ –JoshaChapmanDodson