- SeaMonkey for short - is the descendant of the Netscape Communicator All-in-One Application and has an integrated Web-browser, advanced e-mail and newsgroup client, IRC chat client, and HTML composing & editing made simple -- all your Internet needs (Except for FTP/SFTP)
in one cross-platform application.Software Santa notes: since Firefox became practically unusable with the introduction of Firefox's Australis User Interface - at version 29 - Software Santa recommends SeaMonkey or Pale Moon as a good browser replacement.
The SeaMonkey Project 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.http://www.seamonkey-project.org/
Under the hood, SeaMonkey uses much of the same Mozilla source code which powers such successful siblings as Firefox and Thunderbird. Legal backing is provided by the Mozilla Foundation.
Project News June 16, 2014 SeaMonkey 2.26.1
As part of Mozilla's ongoing stability and security update process, SeaMonkey 2.26.1 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux as a free download from www.seamonkey-project.org.
We recommend that all SeaMonkey users upgrade to this latest release.
For a list of changes and more information, please review the SeaMonkey 2.26 Release Notes.
The SeaMonkey Suite SeaMonkey has inherited the successful all-in-one concept of the original Netscape Communicator and continues that product line based on the modern, cross-platform architecture provided by the Mozilla project.
- The Internet browser at the core of the SeaMonkey suite uses the same rendering engine and application platform as its sibling Mozilla Firefox, with popular features like tabbed browsing, feed detection, popup blocking, smart location bar, find as you type and a lot of other functionality for a smooth web experience.
- SeaMonkey's Mail and Newsgroups client shares lots of code with Mozilla Thunderbird and features adaptive Junk mail filtering, tags and mail views, web feeds reading, tabbed messaging, multiple accounts, S/MIME, address books with LDAP support and is ready for both private and corporate use.
- If that's still not enough, SeaMonkey can be extended with numerous Add-Ons that provide additional functionality and customization for a complete Internet experience.
Features of the SeaMonkey Suite
Sync allows you to keep your browsing history, passwords, bookmarks, preferences and tabs in sync across different devices (computers) in a secure way.
Tabbed browsing gives you a better way to surf the net. You no longer have to open one page at a time. With tabbed browsing, open several pages at once with one click. Plus, your homepage can be multiple pages, in tabs. And if you mistakenly close a tab or window, functionality to Undo Closed Tab or Window helps you bring it back to continue working with it.
Session restoreAdd-ons Management provides almost infinite possibilities to extend your Internet experience both through installing additional functionality created by others and even freely developing your own extensions and providing them to the rest of the SeaMonkey community.
SeaMonkey's unique Data Manager serves as a central management interface for all kinds of site-specific data, including cookies, permissions (e.g. image blocking), preferences, passwords and form data.
Lightweight themes (Personas) let you give your SeaMonkey a personal touch through simple theming. You can choose from thousands of Personas!
Feed detection notifies you when web pages offer RSS or Atom feeds, and feed previewSmart Location Bar enables you to search your visited web pages as you type into the browser's location bar and find what you want to re-visit as quickly as possible by learning which pages you visit frequently.
Popup blocker lets you surf the web without interruption from annoying ads.
Find as you type gives you 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.
Safe Mode can help you solve problems that might occur, e.g. with incompatible add-ons. If you need to ask someone for support, the Troubleshooting Information page provides quick access to basic technical information.
Plus all the features a modern browser should have, including: Advanced security settings, download management, web form autocompletion, themes, toolbar customization, multi-language and multi-platform support, plus support for the latest web standards.
Mail & Newsgroups
Tabbed Mail lets you manage your mail and folders in parallel, without losing control of where you're at when reading, replying to and working with messages in more complex patterns.
Junk mail controls help you take back control of your e-mail from spammers. SeaMonkey's adaptive junk mail control gets smarter with use and is personalized to the e-mail that you receive.
Manage your mail with customizable Tags and Mail Views. Color code your e-mail to help you prioritize. Filter your mail with views to help you sort through your e-mail much faster.
Multiple accounts support helps you manage all your mail through one interface.
Blogs & News Feeds is a reader for RSS and Atom feeds right in your messaging center that eases your reading of information from all across the web.
SeaMonkey Mail & Newsgroups includes enterprise-ready features such as S/MIME, return receipts, address books, LDAP support, and digital signing.
SeaMonkey's powerful yet simple HTML editor keeps getting better with dynamic image and table resizing, quick insert and delete of table cells, improved CSS support, and support for positioned layers. For all your documents and website projects, Composer is all you need.
IRC Chat ("ChatZilla") Chat on IRC networks with this simple yet powerful IRC client. Multiple networks and channels are easy to keep track of in a familiar tabbed interface.
You 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.