iCab is a Web browser
for Mac OS
and Mac OS X
, written by the German
"iCab Company". It is a small, fast, and lightweight application
(by modern standards -- the full installation is under 4 MB) but it is still capable of most of what heavier browsers such as Netscape Navigator
and Microsoft Internet Explorer
As Leynos has noted above, one of iCab's most singular features is its ability to filter images, applets, scripts, and cookies with a great deal of flexibility. When I use Netscape or Konqueror on my Debian system, I need a Junkbuster proxy to filter out banner ads and other abuse; when I'm using iCab on my G4, I don't need the proxy at all.
Another feature of iCab is its ability to masquerade as other browsers. Some badly-designed Web sites deny service to minority browsers: they test the HTTP User-Agent header, which is supposed to give the browser's name and version, and shunt minority browsers to an arrogantly-worded error page. It might be best to educate these thoughtless sysadmins; however, in the short run, I can change iCab's User-Agent header to look like MSIE, Navigator, or even Lynx.
To showcase this finely-made program's particular strengths, iCab's authors have created a list of "10 features you don't find in other browsers", which I will not cut-and-paste here. You can find it on their Web site, along with the browser itself: http://www.icab.de/.