List of WebKit-based desktop browsers

I’m currently seeking to make a complete list of WebKit-based desktop browsers, and I’d like to crowdsource it.

Below is the list I have so far; if you know of any other WebKit-based browsers that run on a desktop OS, please leave a comment and a link. I’m especially looking for Windows browsers. I'd like to hear about Linux browsers, but cannot install them.

Thanks.

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1 Posted by Rob Griffiths on 10 December 2010 | Permalink

Element browser
Midori
Arora

2 Posted by Jukka T on 10 December 2010 | Permalink

Midori, Arora, Epiphany(WebKit version) and Konqueror (WebKit version) at least on Linux.

3 Posted by Josef Adamčík on 10 December 2010 | Permalink

Midori - simple Gtk+ browser build on WebKit.

http://www.twotoasts.de/index.php?/pages/midori_summary.html

4 Posted by Travis on 10 December 2010 | Permalink

There's always the Webkit nightly of course. It runs on Windows, but requires Safari to be installed first.

5 Posted by Ray Schwartz on 10 December 2010 | Permalink

Sunrise - Mac webkit - http://www.sunrisebrowser.com/
Stainless - Mac not sure webkit - has multi-processing architecture - http://www.stainlessapp.com/

6 Posted by Shawn on 10 December 2010 | Permalink

I haven't looked into it in a while, but I think Shiira uses WebKit.

7 Posted by ppk on 10 December 2010 | Permalink

Looked at all browsers mentioned so far, and installed those I could.

Please keep it up; if you know of more WebKit-based browsers, leave a comment.

8 Posted by Renat on 10 December 2010 | Permalink

rekonq is new browser for KDE
http://rekonq.sourceforge.net/

9 Posted by Pierre Bertet on 10 December 2010 | Permalink

Uzbl (uzbl-browser to be precise)

http://www.uzbl.org/

10 Posted by Dominik Porada on 10 December 2010 | Permalink

Iron, the “Google-less” Chrome: http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron_chrome_vs_iron.php

11 Posted by Johan Dahlin on 10 December 2010 | Permalink

Does embedded use of the webkit engine in a program like Steam count?

12 Posted by JM on 10 December 2010 | Permalink

Maxthon 3 (currently RC) will use WebKit.

13 Posted by Dave on 10 December 2010 | Permalink

Nokia Starlight: http://www.starlight-webkit.org/

if you want to try Linux browsers, you can get a virtual machine image running in minutes.

14 Posted by Alessandro on 10 December 2010 | Permalink

What about Google Chrome Frame?

15 Posted by Jon Marks on 10 December 2010 | Permalink

While we're at it, does anyone have a list of the mobile devices out there, and the version of WebKit that they all have? Especially all the new tablet devices that are coming out at the moment?

16 Posted by GUIpsp on 10 December 2010 | Permalink

The steam browser is also webkit powered.

17 Posted by Sebastiaan on 10 December 2010 | Permalink

Awesomium (plugin for .NET projects)

And, if I'm not mistaken, Adobe Air uses WebKit for rendering?

18 Posted by Waylan on 10 December 2010 | Permalink

QT has a webkit browser in their libs. The advertised feature is that an application developer can access the dom etc through whatever language they're developing in and add custom features to javascript etc. Of course, it allows anyone to build their own browser GUI as well. I believe there is a simple (fairly useless - although probably sufficient for testing browser behavior) browser GUI in the shipped examples. The point is, it's another webkit that people may be using on any system that QT runs on (mobile and desktop). And I suspect you'll find a different version of Webkit in each version of QT.

19 Posted by Kilian valkhof on 10 December 2010 | Permalink

Back when I was still a windows user, there was a simple webkit browser built for testing webkit called 'swift'. This was before safari for windows mind you, so it might have gone the way of the dinosaur.

20 Posted by Alan Hogan on 10 December 2010 | Permalink

Does Fluid count? It creates site-specific browsers (SSBs). OS X specific.
http://fluidapp.com

21 Posted by ppk on 11 December 2010 | Permalink

Swift is dead; Qt belongs on the mobile side of things; I don't understand Fluid. I looked at the rest and installed whichever I could.

Any more?

22 Posted by Ben Boyle on 11 December 2010 | Permalink

as mentioned, the Steam client (PC or Mac) includes a webkit based browser:
http://store.steampowered.com/about/

Steam is a bit like iTunes for games.

The web browser is only available while playing a game, not from the client itself. To access the browser, start a game then use Shift+Tab to open the "overlay" which includes a link to open a web browser window.

It was previously based on IE, but switched to webkit shortly before release on Mac OSX (sometime in 2010),

23 Posted by Carsten Senger on 11 December 2010 | Permalink

surf: http://surf.suckless.org/

Seriously minimalistic but so fast that I use it during developement often. Instead of a firefox in the background that I would switch to I start surf from emacs and terminate it directly after I used it.

24 Posted by Michael Savory on 11 December 2010 | Permalink

If you are into automating your browser don't forget Fake...

http://fakeapp.com/

25 Posted by Ollie on 11 December 2010 | Permalink

NetNewsWire (Mac) has a browser built in.

26 Posted by Shannon on 11 December 2010 | Permalink

Chromium (Linux).

To test Linux browsers, you can install Oracle VirtualBox and run a distro virtualized, or you can install Ubuntu through the windows installer, Wubi. You install and uninstall just like any other windows app. I do the latter.

http://www.virtualbox.org/
http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/windows-installer/

27 Posted by John A. Bilicki III on 11 December 2010 | Permalink

What a coincidence, I just started adding Operating system and browser shell detection to my new statistics script.

It should be noted that you can test older versions of Safari by using OmniWeb as WebKit is self-contained.

28 Posted by Daniel Knell on 11 December 2010 | Permalink

Chrome is a linux browser too http://www.google.com/chrome?platform=linux

There's also chromium but i guess it's technically chrome.

have to checked this page?

http://trac.webkit.org/wiki/Applications%20using%20WebKit

29 Posted by ing on 13 December 2010 | Permalink

Of the three major platforms, Uzbl only runs on linux.

Arora is cross-platform.

There's also dooble;
http://dooble.sourceforge.net/

30 Posted by Ping Ling on 13 December 2010 | Permalink

Flock is available also for Win and Linux.

31 Posted by Joachim Thomas on 13 December 2010 | Permalink

Rockmelt (also Win)
OWB (Amiga) http://strohmayer.org/owb/

32 Posted by Xoné on 14 December 2010 | Permalink

Chome and Chromium are available for Linux too. http://www.google.com/chrome?platform=linux