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Camino is a free and open source web browser that offers Mac OS X users one of the best possible browsing experiences that is powered by the extremely popular Mozilla's Gecko layout engine. Crafted to be used only on OS X and no other modern OS, Camino developers that are were part of this great open source project manages to take best practices from all other browsers and streamline user experience as much that was possible, with deeply integrated features such as Keychain password management, Bonjour for managing bookmarks, and feed reader that that is powered by the native code.
First version of Camino Browser was released in late 2001 when developers from Netscape Mike Pinkerton, Vidur Apparao and Dave Hyatt decided to port Gecko engine to Mac. This started the open source project for Camino Browser that was helmed by Mike Pinkerton after Dave Hyatt went to Apple to work on leading Apple’s Safari browser team. For 11 years, Camino project remained active, providing its user base constant set of updates and expansions of functionality that made it very usable and competitive with all of its competitors. However in late May of 2013, it was announced that further work on developing Camino Project is halted.
With thousands of contributors to its source code, Camino offers fast and reliable browsing experience that will greatly improve your experiences on the web. Features such as tab overview, phishing and malware detection, and annoyance blocking, Camino will enable you to browse safe, faster and easier than ever before.
Location Bar Autocomplete
Camino includes enhanced location bar autocomplete, making it even easier to visit web pages you’ve visited before. Camino now matches against both titles and URLs of pages from your Bookmarks and History.
Can’t find that webpage? With Camino’s Tab Overview, you can see all your open tabs at a glance and switch to the one you’re looking for with ease.
Phishing & Malware Protection
Camino includes built-in phishing and malware protection using the same data provider as popular browsers like Firefox, Safari, and Google Chrome.
Camino’s built-in annoyance blocking can block pop-ups, ads, and Flash animations. If a site requires Flash animations or pop-ups, Camino can add an exception for just that site and still block annoyances on other sites.
Camino includes the ability to save usernames and passwords in the Mac OS X Keychain, maintaining compatibility with Safari and other Mac OS X applications and making switching browsers easier.
Camino’s many tabbed browsing features include a scrollable tab bar, drag and drop rearranging of tabs, and a tabs menu listing all the window’s tabs.
Note: After a decade-long run, Camino is no longer being developed.