Version: 2.1.2 || Release Date: 2012-03-14 || License: GPL Developer: The Camino Project | App Owner: stridey

Mozilla power, Mac style

Camino is an open source web browser developed with a focus on providing the best possible experience for Mac OS X users.

The Camino Project has worked to create a browser that is as functional and elegant as the computers it runs on. The Camino web browser is powerful, secure, and ready to meet the needs of all users while remaining simple and elegant in its design.

Camino combines the awesome visual and behavioral experience that has been central to the Macintosh philosophy with the powerful web-browsing capabilities of the Gecko rendering engine.

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1Passwd users may find a fix for the 1.5 crashes here.


Same issue here. Glad I'm not alone at least. Are you on a MacBook like I am? Camino ran fine on my Mac mini at work.

I can't even get it to launch without crashing. That Talkback thing works pretty well though.

An open-source browser, built by Mac users, for Mac users, leveraging Mac-native technologies, using a true Mac UI.

How could you possibly argue with that?

Camino is the best-of-breed browser for Mac OS X, bar none.
It uses the screaming fast Mozilla Gecko rendering engine, just like Firefox. Gecko has extremely high compatibility and resiliance- it gracefully handles almost anything that can be thrown at it. The entire browser is rock-stable as well, although I can't vouch for the beta releases.

Users of highly extendable and feature-packed browsers such as Firefox will notice a few things missing, but I've found that with bookmarklets and plug-ins, I can replicate a lot of this functionality.

Overall, Camino has struck a very good balance between speed/simplicity and feature-completeness. It's fast and slick when you need it to be, but with enough room for plenty of customization. I will be keeping it as my primary browser for the forseeable future, although I admit that I am looking forward to the Mac improvements planned for Firefox 3.0.

Essential add-on sites:

Camino is faster than Firefox; load the same URL into both to test them. Camino is great for managing large numbers of bookmarks. See for Camino extensions, applications, themes, tips, etc.

Firefox is great and all, but the bloat really affects performance. Camino is fast and clean. Sure it's missing the nice plug-in architecture of firefox, but the speed trade-off is well worth it under most circumstances.

I use Camino almost all the time. It's good enough for cruising the web most of the time. It's sometimes quicker than Safari at displaying complex pages and downloading large files. That was more noticeable earlier, but it's pretty much a wash now.

Pros: Keeps Safari and Apple honest.

Cons: Doesn't support all the Mac OS X ctl-... keyboard shortcuts. For emacs and Unix geeks it is delightful to learn that ctl-t transposes mistyped characters. That works in Safari, but not in Camino.

Over the last days I've been using version 1.1 beta.
It seems to me that it is a little faster than the current "stable" versions.
But it is very stabe too. No crash until now. Nothing to blame about it.
You may find it here:

Camino is great for simple browsing. Camino has the best adblock, pop-up block, resize block features. I turn all of the security features on, bump up the minimum text size, and use Camino to relax and browse in a distraction free environment.

I still use Safari for sites that require cookies or web apps.

I use NetNewsWire for RSS. None of the browsers have good enough RSS support yet.

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