OmniWeb 5 - the best web browser
I had been hoping for a long time that OmniWeb would reach this point. Version 5.0 finally puts OmniWeb on top for serious users. It now has the stability to match its always-amazing feature set.
One unmatched feature - your browsing state is saved between re-launches. I cannot count the number of time I had many pages loaded in Safari or another browser and accidentally quit (or crashed), losing everything I had queued up to read.
I partially got around this in other browsers by making an AppleScript stay-open applet that saved the URLs of all open windows every minute. However, this leads to another area the OmniWeb excels: AppleScript support. When Apple put tabs into Safari, they did not make them accessible to AppleScript: you can only get information about the active tab for a window. This means that for my "backup web addresses" script to work in Safari I could not use tabs. It was even worse in other browsers that did not support Applescript AT ALL. OmniWeb's tabs are elements of a browser window, which means you can get every address of every tab of every browser. This is the right way to support AppleScript.
OmniWeb is definitely the best Mac web browser (which I believe makes it the best browser, period). How many hours do you spend web-browsing? If it is more than an hour per day, you need OmniWeb, and the money is well worth it. How much is your wasted time worth getting all your pages opened again? How much is it worth to be able to edit web forms in reasonable text boxes that allow Undo, etc? How much are site-specific font choices, popup-permission, cookie-permission, and more worth?
Buy it - invest in these guys and OmniWeb will only pull further ahead.
[I'm not affiliated with OmniWeb in any way except that I want this browser to stick around for a long time...]
VersionTracker.com page: http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/3253
OmniWeb product page: http://www.omnigroup.com/applications/omniweb/
I'm looking forward to 5.1, which will use a more up-to-date WebCore rendering engine. I still need to dip into Safari every now and then to view a page properly.