If you remember the Netscape Navigator browser from the last century, then I have a surprise for you. It lives.
Netscape Navigator was the browser that Microsoft decided to hate with a vengeance. Netscape was crushed by Microsoft and their anemic Internet Explorer browser.
Why? Netscape presented a huge threat to Microsoft.
Why? Netscape’s browsers were feature laden. Browsing, email, HTML editor, newsgroups, and more.
That same functionality is available today in SeaMonkey.
It features a web browser (based on Firefox), an email app, newsgroups and feeds app, HTML editing app, and an IRC chat app– all in one app.
This thing is chock full of functionality you won’t find by using Safari, Firefox, Chrome or Opera– all at the same time.
The browser features tabs and session restore. It blocks pop up ads. It syncs all your bookmarks, preferences, passwords and history to other computers.
Email is also tabbed and handles multiple account, junk mail, and RSS Atom news feeds. The Composer is the built-in HTML editor.
SeaMonkey is both familiar and new. It feels like Firefox because it’s based on Mozilla’s Firefox project. All those extra apps are reminiscent of Netscape from the late 1990s.
If you’re on a budget, and don’t like using half a dozen different apps, SeaMonkey becomes a good choice. It’s fast but a bit complicated to set up and use (feature laden is an understatement).