The new Internet browser you've waited for so long.
iBrowse 2 received lots of improvements since its last version. Let's
face some of the most important ones:
This feature can be disabled and enabled in the security section.
ICE - iBrowse Cache Explorer
The cache system for iBrowse 2 has been completely rewritten. It is now much
faster, it now displays filenames organised by domain name, plus it now has
powerful search and filter facilities.
iBrowse enables you to attempt to access sites by spoofing (masquerading) as
a "Mozilla" compatible browser. Normally iBrowse announces itself
to the world as:
IBrowse/2.0 (AmigaOS 3.1)
When spoofing is enabled it appears to be:
Mozilla/4.5 [en] (Win98; I) (Compatible IBrowse/2.0 (AmigaOS 3.1))
The URL completer now uses your cache history to guess the site you wish to
visit; it works in a very similar way to the URL completer in Netscape Navigator.
The iBrowse toolbar is now user-configurable. You may adjust the layout of the
standard buttons, remove any or all of the standard buttons, add your own buttons
with their own actions.
Support for SSL2 and SSL3
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 2.0 and 3.0 enable you to send information to secure
sites with safety and confidence. Secure sites are equipped to prevent unauthorized
people from seeing the data sent to and from those sites.
Improved download handling
iBrowse now received enhanced features for logging of downloads and resuming
Browser tabs reduce the clutter of having several browser windows open in order
to switch quickly between several web pages - now you can have more than one
web page open in the same browser window and quickly switch between pages simply
by clicking the relevant tab.
Not only can you print entire pages - text and graphics - to a graphical printer
(like a colour inkjet for example) or to a PostScript printer, but you can also
map fonts so that (for example) text that is displayed on-screen using bitmapped
fonts can be printed using scalable Compugraphic fonts. iBrowse supports mapping
PostScript and non-PostScript printer fonts.
Cookies can be monitored with the new cookies manager. Using the cookies manager
you can see what cookies are stored on your system, and remove the ones you don't
Plug-ins are additional programs which provide specific support for particular
types of media - support that isn't built directly into iBrowse. For example, if
a web page plays a midi tune you might require a plug-in to play it. iBrowse
supports these plugins.
And this is far not everything that's new about iBrowse 2. Have a try and
explore it yourself!