As far as I’m concerned, one of the most delightful projects to come out of the Mozilla effort is the Chimera browser. I’ve been using it since 0.5, and the latest stable version, 0.6, is even better.
What do I like about this Gecko-based browser? Here are just a few of my favorite features:
- Speed: Chimera loads and scrolls fast.
- Beauty: Its Cocoa roots are apparent as soon as you open it.
- Tabbed interface: Once you’ve had it, it’s hard to go back.
- Popup blocking: Eliminates those bothersome unrequested popups that some sites inflict upon us.
- Keychain enabled: Makes password management much easier.
- Sidebar: Didn’t think I’d use it much, but I’ve grown attached to the sidebar drawer.
- It’s not bloated!: The engineers have created a beautiful, trim browser here; can they show the discipline to keep it lean?
I still use the OmniWeb and IE in certain situations. But when I’m in the mood to zip about the Internet for research or pleasure, Chimera is hard to beat.