Try this browser: Sleipnir

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by airlied, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. airlied, Sep 7, 2014
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    I don't know how many of you guys know or even heard about this browser. It has a strange name but it's quite neat and its from my country Japan.

    The UI is pretty stunning and I love how they handle the tab bar. And there are also some other functions that makes this browser easy to use, say, the gestures (and they are awesome!) and a "Tiledtab" review (its kinda like safari 8's show all tabs, but trust me, this came first).

    furthermore, it supports Mac, windows, iOS and android.

    The biggest drawback that keep me away from using it exclusively is that it's lack of extension supports. I'd like to see 1password comes to it.

    Im not gonna put the link here, if you are interested please google it. Just give it a try if you haven't and to see if you like it or not.

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  2. viizi macrumors regular

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    looks like it uses too much UI space than actually needed without adding anything new. Also I wouldn't trust its security until it was very well known.
     
  3. cebseb macrumors regular

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    Ditto. I gave it a few hours of my time. Lots of wasted space and fluff. Too much attention paid to form with little function to back it up.
     
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    At least, Safari 8.

    For a while there was a /plugins/ page, https://web.archive.org/web/20080617222954/http://www.fenrir-inc.com/us/sleipnir/plugins/

    An unanswered question from 2012: Sleipnir + 1Password?
     
  6. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    Never updated, they never answer questions. Dev has long stopped.
     
  7. cassini007 macrumors member

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    Looks like they are up to version 6 for Windows, but only version 4 for Mac. Most recent update for Mac was May 2014 it seems.
     
  8. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    I was hoping they would update more often maybe their waiting for 10.10.
     
  9. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    Safari in Yosemite

    Safari 8 can not show the title at the top of its toolbar.

    Sleipnir

    Version 4.5.1 (4.5.1) takes an approach to tabs-on-top that allows plenty of space for the title at the top.

    Attached: a Mavericks screenshot of a window with two tabs. To discover how this works, try the app.

    At a glance: there's never a page title in the Window menu or Dock menu for the app, and never more than one window. So it's not a browser for me, but I'm glad that airlied posted this to the Yosemite area.
     

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  10. airlied thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for your guys. Maybe its not a browser for you but Im glad to know that someone actually tried this browser for few hours.

    Maybe its culture differences, In Japan this browser takes NO1 market shares and followed by IE 10. But outside asia almost no one knows this browser. Same things happen at other asian made apps. There are tones of apps and softwares are made by asian (Japan, china, korea) companies but only our asain knows that.
     
  11. TopToffee macrumors 6502a

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    Can't find a single bit of data to back up that bold statement. Not even anything to say that it comes anywhere close. Would be interested to see something confirming that.
     
  12. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    Lack of support has pushed me away from this browser.
     
  13. viizi macrumors regular

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    Yep if it was super popular in Japan we would have heard about it a while ago.
     
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    Opera a better alternative?

    Thanks for sharing. I gave Sleipnir a try. I really like the mouse gestures.

    The idea of having the tab preview in theory is good but it takes up a lot of space and doesn't even tell you the title of the website without a mouse over.

    I don't like the web address input being pushed to the far right.
    I also wonder how secure it is as I have never heard of this browser before.

    I have just discovered that both these features are available in Opera browser for mac, but executed in a much better way.

    Tab preview - simply mouse over the tab and it shows a preview of the page. Much better idea, takes up a lot less space, and then actual preview itself is larger.

    Mouse Gestures - Must be enabled first (Opera > Preferences > Shortcuts > Enable mouse gestures.)
     
  16. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    I'll post something relevant under Who still uses Omniweb?

    I had the same criticisms, also:
    • it is essentially a single-window app – so the Mission Control view of application windows, which I use often, can not be used effectively
    • neither the Window menu nor the Dock menu shows the title.
    Note that the title does appear in the title bar, without a mouse over, when something other than Sleipnir is in front. Screenshot above.

    Opera browser - anyone using it?

    I have to say, Opera is the best browser for Yosemite
     
  17. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    Sleipnir has been updated. http://blog.fenrir-inc.com/jp/2016/03/sleipnir-4-for-mac-4-5-2.html
     
  18. nightcap965 macrumors 6502a

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    Sleipnir was Odin's eight-legged horse, sired by Svaðilfari the stallion on Loki, in the guise of a mare. Don't ask.
     

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