SeaMonkey Review

SeaMonkey is more than free web browser; it is Internet Suite that comes with web browser, advanced e-mail, newsgroup and feed client, IRC chat, and HTML editor. SeaMonkey was developed under the SeaMonkey Project. The software lets user browse the internet, use email, participate in newsgroup, view feed, chat through IRC, and add/edit web pages with its HTML editor.

SeaMonkey is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. User can download the software for free from this internet suite website.

SeaMonkey has five main tools: Browser, Mail & Newsgroups, Composer, IRC Chat (”ChatZilla”) and Web Development Tools.

Browser Highlight Features:

Tabbed Browsing – Gives user a better way to surf the net.

Undo Closed Tab or Window – Helps user bring closed tab back to continue working with it.

Add-ons Management – Provides almost infinite possibilities to extend user’s Internet experience both through installing additional functionality created by others and even freely developing their own extensions.

Feed Detection – Notifies user when web pages offer RSS or Atom feeds, and feed preview lets user view their contents.

Smart Location Bar – Enables user to search their visited web pages right when typing in the browser’s location bar and finding what they want to re-visited as fast as possible by learning which pages they visit frequently.

Popup Blocker – Lets user surf the web without interruption from annoying ads.

Image Manager – Lets user block images to remove offensive images or speed up the rendering of web sites.

Find as You Type – Gives user another way to navigate a page. Just start typing to jump from link to link or to find a word or phrase within a page.

Session Restore – Brings back all user’s open windows and tabs after the rare occasion that SeaMonkey crashes – and if they wish even when they close and reopen the browser or restart their computer.

And more features such as: Advanced security settings; Password, Download, and Cookie managers; Web form autocompletion; Themes; toolbar customization; multi-language and multi-platform support; and the latest in Web Standards.

Mail & Newsgroups Highlight Features:

Tabbed Mail – Lets user manage their mail and folders in parallel, without losing control of where they are at when reading, replying to and working with messages in more complex patterns.

Junk Mail Control – Helps user take back control of their e-mail from spammers.

Tags and Mail Views – Lets user manage their mail easily. Color code their e-mail to help them prioritize. Sort their mail with views to help them through their e-mail much faster.

Multiple Accounts Support – Helps user manage all their mail through one interface.

Feeds and Blogs – Comes with a reader for RSS and Atom feeds right in user’s messaging center that eases their reading of information from all across the web.

And other features such as: S/MIME, return receipts, Address Books, LDAP support, and digital signing.

Composer Highlight Features:

HTML Editor – Comes with dynamic image and table resizing, quick insert and delete of table cells, improved CSS support, and support for positioned layers.

IRC Chat (”ChatZilla”) Highlight Features:

Chat on IRC networks – Use can chat with this simple yet powerful IRC client.

Multiple Networks and Channels – These are easy to keep track of in a familiar tabbed interface.

Look and Feel – User can change the look and feel of the chat with motifs; choose from several built-in motifs, many more downloadable, or create your own with CSS.

Web Development Tools Highlight Features:

DOM Inspector – Enables user to dig into the document structure of web pages, add-ons or even the SeaMonkey “chrome” itself and inspect a huge number of properties of any element in that structure, including JavaScript objects and CSS styles.

JavaScript Debugger (”Venkman”) – Lets user debug JavaScript code on their websites, add-ons and even in SeaMonkey itself with a suite of powerful debugging tools.