Camino

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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61 Opinions

"May do a marginally better job of pretending to be a fully native Mac app than Firefox"

There's no pretending. It is a fully native Mac app, period. The content pane is Gecko, and hence does not act in ways we've come to expect (getting cool stuff like spell-checking and dictionary in text areas for free, for instance). The app however, is 100 % fully native cocoa goodnes.

it is a very good browser. There's a bad point for chinese user. Some of chinese word will show as invisible (a space). Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn't.

camino feels snappier to me on my 867mhz 12" powerbook, safari is a memory hog and firefox just takes to long for me.

... I have a love hate relationship with Camino. Its much faster than Safari but seems to have memory bloat, especially when using lots of tabs... I can't seem to find a browser I am happy with on OS X. Opera is fast too but the interface is overly complicated. I desparatly want another option, but... in the meantime Camino is a decent choice.

It's good for printing as it formats well and you can remove adverts

It's ok and all, but if you're anal about GUI consistency, it's going to get on your nerves from time to time. However, it improves constantly, and it beats the hell out of Firefox as a "Mac OS X" app.

The firefox project came about because of the Camino project. It was because of Camino that Mozilla decided to drop the monolithic browser and go back to having a product that was just a browser. So camino is around because it predates firefox.

Regarding the comment concerning the pointlessness of the browser:

Camino is faster and saves passwords to the keychain, unlike Firefox. It also doesn't have the 100% cpu click bug that Firefox has. Unlike safari, Camino has 'find as you type' (with camitools). In Safari you have to deal with a popup find screen, and furthermore, the downloads popup doesn't have an auto-close function, so you have to close it manually.

Camino replaces Safari in my day to day browsing, but I still use Firefox on occasion when I need to use the Web Developer's extension, or the Flash Video downloader.

Spellcheck is already on the nightlies, shouldn't be long till it goes into the next release :)

I can't see the point of developing this browser.

Camino claims to <quote>look and feel like a Mac OS X application should, because it was designed exclusively for Mac OS X</quote> and yet it doesn't support the system dictionary and spell checker. Just about every application on my machine that supports text editing uses the OS X dictionary why not Camino?

If you need a browser that uses the Gecko rendering engine you are better off with Firefox and it's legion of plugins and extensions.

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