The SeaMonkey project is a community effort to develop the SeaMonkey all-in-one internet application suite (see below). Such a software suite was previously made popular by Netscape and Mozilla, and the SeaMonkey project continues to develop and deliver high-quality updates to this concept. Containing an Internet browser, email & newsgroup client with an included web feed reader, HTML editor, IRC chat and web development tools, SeaMonkey is sure to appeal to advanced users, web developers and corporate users.
Under the hood, SeaMonkey uses much of the same Mozilla source code which powers such successful siblings as Firefox, Thunderbird, Camino, Sunbird and Miro. Legal backing is provided by the Mozilla Foundation.
SeaMonkey 2.1 is available in 21 languages, for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
Most notably, this release features for the first time:
- Sync allows you to share your bookmarks, history, passwords and tabs across different devices (computers) in a secure way.
- Personas let you choose from thousands of easy to install themes, giving you a more personalized browsing experience.
- An optional search bar gives access to OpenSearch search engines and suggestions.
- The new Data Manager unifies management of permissions, cookies, passwords and form data.
- Improved handling of plugins, including the ability to delete Flash cookies and survive plugin crashes.