Licence: Freeware
Version 5.11 | Release Date: 2011-06-21 | Download

Version 5.11:
Updated WebKit to match Safari 5.0.5.
Fixed a long-standing regression where bookmark syncing and bookmark checking wouldn't prompt to allow connections to self-signed https servers.
Addressed some compatibility issues with future versions of OS X.

Version 5.10.1 | Release Date: 2009-09-01 | Download

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Version 5.9.2 | Release Date: 2009-04-03 | Download

Implemented ground-breaking support for the revolutionary Gopher protocol - a first for WebKit-based browsers! For a list of Gopher servers, see the Floodgap list. Enjoy!

Version 5.9 | Release Date: 2009-02-24 | Download

No longer shareware, now free!

Version 5.8 | Release Date: 2008-09-30 | Download
  • WebKit
    • This release is primarily an update to the version of WebKit in use by OmniWeb. OmniWeb is now based on the same WebKit in use by Safari 3.1. This includes the latest security patches and features included with Safari 3.1.x such as downloadable fonts, CSS Animation, HTML 5 media tags and client side database storage.
  • Bugs
    • When using Leopard's Spaces, OmniWeb will no longer switch spaces when entering a URL or creating a new workspace.
    • Added support for non-POSIX file URLs, improving compatibility with Dreamweaver and other Carbon and Classic apps.
  • Interface
    • Polished up the toolbar icons.
    • Google Chrome is now included in the list of user agents.
Version 5.7 | Release Date: 2008-04-11 | Download
  • Now based on the WebKit stability branch roughly equivalent to the version used by Safari 3.0. (Updating to the version of WebKit in use by Safari 3.1 is in the works.)
  • On first launch your favicon database location will be set to our custom default. Favicons may initially disappear, but should now persist between launches/restarts once repopulated.
  • Many more enhancements.
Version 5.7b1 | Release Date: 2008-03-18 | Download
  • General
    • OmniWeb is now based on the WebKit stability branch (This is the same or nearly the same version in use by Safari 3).
    • On first launch your favicon database location will be set to our custom default. Favicons may initially disappear, but should now persist between launches/restarts once repopulated.
    • Use Leopard's new code signing technology to sign OmniWeb, so you can be prompted just once to give OmniWeb access to your keychain (rather than being prompted each time you download a new version).
    • Images blocked by ad-blocking and then loaded, will no longer show the blocked image badge.
    • Refetching in the source view will once again refetch the page's source content from the server, rather than just reverting to the content from the corresponding browser window.
    • Pages with framesets should now draw properly.
    • Some blocked content (such as Flash plugins) were getting their "blocked image" placeholder drawn in the lower left-hand corner of the window.
    • Ad blocking should no longer prevent Javascript redirects.
    • License files will no longer be created with the "execute" permission enabled. (The files were never actually executable.)
  • Interface
    • We now display these release notes on launch if they've changed since they were last viewed.
    • Most toolbar icons have been updated for Leopard.
    • JavaScript will no longer show the toolbar if it's normally hidden.
    • When downloads are in progress, OmniWeb will now prompt to ask whether you want to quit or continue downloading.
    • The Load All Images button in the status bar should now display for blocked content on the current page. When pressed it should load blocked content and disappear
    • Added "Mail Contents of This Page" to the File menu. (Also renamed the neighboring "Send Link" menu item to "Mail Link to This Page".)
    • Added checkbox in the Display preference panel to decide whether to display PDF's inline, or download.
    • When Software Update finds an update with the same major version as the currently licensed application (e.g. OmniWeb 5.x), it should now correctly indicate that the update price is free.
    • The license window will no longer continue to display "No license available" after a license is added.
  • Localizations
    • Updated French and Italian localizations.
    • Fixed an issue where drop-down menus in the preferences were changing their widths inappropriately, making localized versions hard to read.
  • PDF Display
    • When Pressing the Back button while viewing a PDF should actually take you back now.
    • While viewing PDFs, the download button available on the HUD display will now download the PDF to your default location.
    • PDFs should now always get the proper context menu.
  • Performance and Stability
    • Fixed a crash sometimes seen when closing tabs (which could also happened when restoring a workspace from a snapshot or quitting).
    • Reduce OmniWeb's memory footprint and CPU usage by only rendering tab thumbnails when they're needed rather than rendering a thumbnail every time a page updates whether or not it's currently being displayed anywhere.
    • Worked around a bug on PowerPC's running 10.5 which sometimes caused a hang when manually checking for updates.
    • Fixed a crash that could occur when using Load All Images.
Version 5.6 | Release Date: 2007-10-25 | Download

OmniWeb 5.6
Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Requires Mac OS X 10.4.8 and later.

* This release supports OS X 10.5 'Leopard'.
* WebKit
o The version of WebKit that OmniWeb is based off of has been updated.
o We now use the WebKit icon database. This means that favicons saved to the disk should no longer grow infinitely and decrease performance.
o This includes the new Web Inspector as seen on Surfin' Safari
o Addresses many site compatibility issues, improves performance and addresses various other bugs found in 5.5.4.
o The Drosera JavaScript debugger now works in OmniWeb. (It is packaged with WebKit nightlies)
o Improved JavaScript and plug-in performance.
o Flash and other plug-in performance has been improved.
* Interface
o By default, OmniWeb will now display PDFs inside the browser. Right clicking on a PDF will give you display options including a way to open in preview.
o The zoomed text editor button has moved out of text areas' scroll bars. To access the zoomed text editor for a text area...
+ Select "Show Zoomed Editor" from the Edit menu (keyboard shortcut Option-Command-E)
+ Select "Zoom..." from the context menu (Control-Click or Right-Click on the text area)
+ There is also now a status bar icon for the zoomed text editor that appears when you click in a text area.
o The Favorites menu now consistently appears in the Bookmarks menu.
o Added the iPhone to the list of browsers available for spoofing.
o Added a new automatic Software Update interface. Next time OmniWeb is updated you will automatically be notified like normal along with release notes and the option to download and install.
* Localization
o Added a simplified Chinese localization.
o Updated French, German and Japanese localizations.
* Performance and Stability
o Fixed a long-standing issue with bookmark synchronization where changes made on another computer would show up on the next launch, but then disappear again on the subsequent launch if you hadn't made any further changes on the local machine.
o When asked to Quit, OmniWeb will immediately stop optional tasks like checking RSS feeds and bookmark changes.
o Fixed a long-standing bug which could cause OmniWeb to hang while updating its history index.
* Other
o Added a hidden preference to enable resizable text areas (like those found in Safari 3). To enable just open a terminal window and enter "defaults write com.omnigroup.OmniWeb5 ShowResizableTextAreas -bool true" at the prompt without the quotes. Restart OmniWeb for the change to take effect.

Version 5.5.4 | Release Date: 2007-02-15 | Download
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Version 5.5.1 | Release Date: 2006-11-01 | Download

Requires Mac OS X 10.4.6 and later.


Removed the borders on the OmniWeb error pages to avoid an incompletely implemented CSS3 feature.
Cherry picked apple revision 16881 which fixes a crasher when viewing charts at
Fixed a hang caused by an exception being raised repeatedly when checking for search fields on the page.
Fixed a crash when submitting form data, while HTTP Logging was enabled.

Version 5.5 | Release Date: 2006-10-23 | Download
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Version 5.1.3 | Release Date: 2006-07-10 | Download
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Version 5.9.1 | Release Date: 2006-01-01 | Download
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