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Current Version: 1.2.2 (March 15, 2006) / 2.3 (February 22, 2009)

Shiira, like OmniWeb, is a web browser based on Apple's "Web Kit" and written in Cocoa. The goal of the Shiira Project is to create a browser that is better and more useful than Safari. Shiira has some beautiful and truly unique user interface features; pictures tell the story better than words do. All source code used is publicly available.

Version 2.3 adds the following:

  • Totally refreshed interface.

Previous version 1.2.2 remains available.

User Reviews

"Shiira is a lovely browser, and a refreshing change from the Mozilla based bunch and Safari. I especially love that the tab's widths are proportional to their title, plus - unlike Camino - you can drag tabs to rearrange their order - excellent! :-) Also, providing you've a large enough display, the sidebar for viewing and editing bookmarks, history and downloads is great - much better than taking over the active tab! Now if only Shiira saved the open window/tab state like Opera and was a tad faster, it would be the perfect browser for me. But as it stands it's still a hell of good browser, given how recently it arrived at v1. Try it today! You'll be happy you did."
—Jamie Kahn Genet

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Finally, take a look at ALEMIA if you think you know that name of an application, but aren't quite sure.

Related Links

Are you looking for an older version of a browser, but can't seem to find it? The Browser Archive and Darrel Knutson's Macintosh Web Browser Page are the places to visit!

Also Consider . . .

These are applications that are newer and of potential interest, but which I haven't yet selected for permanent inclusion. Have a look, and let me know if you think they deserve to be part of the permanent collection!