Lunascape – Browsershots Alternative In Your Computer

I run and manage several websites. One of the things I repeat doing is to check how the website looks in different browsers – Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Opera.

I usually do this by firing up each browser and loading the site there.

I just came across a very cool browser that gives me 3 browser engines in one!

Lunascape claims to be the world’s first and only triple engine browser.

Lunascape is the world’s only triple engine browser. What this means is that you can have the best features, performance, and speed of, Windows Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Apple Safari all in one browser and can view any website in an optimal way without a need to open another browser.

Lunascape = IE (Trident)+Firefox (Gecko)+Chrome・Safari (Webkit)

Lunascape also comes with a great suite of features

  • Mouse gestures
  • Form data saving
  • Pop-up blocker
  • User agent hiding capability
  • Full design change
  • Works with lot of IE plugins
  • Tab features
  • Online favorites sync
  • RSS Ticker
  • Floating sidebar that comes alive on mouse hover

Check out the full list of features here.

Download Lunascape (Windows only)

Lunascape 6 Orion RC is also available for download. In the new version, Lunascape supports Triple add-ons becoming an extensibility behemoth. Plus, it also gets a nice and simple refined interface. Most noteworthy of the features is the split tab display which lets you compare webpage side by side in different rendering engines.

Once you install Lunascape, you can choose the default rendering engine you want to use. Also, you can choose from a variety of looks ranging from Firefox to Safari.

lunascape

It also attempts to import your settings and bookmarks from currently installed browsers. Once installed and you have loaded a website, you can easily switch the rendering engine by clicking the eye like icon in the bottom left corner of the browser.

Tools like browsershots.org which lets you compare screenshots from browsers of different versions running in different operating systems are still needed to ensure compatibility.

But, it doesn’t hurt to have a tool right with you especially when you are encountering a CSS bug in one of these browsers and you can instantly try to troubleshoot it.

Give Lunascape a try and it wouldhave been great to see some Linux support as well.

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One Response to “Lunascape – Browsershots Alternative In Your Computer”

  1. Jayanthy December 7, 2009 at 6:11 pm #

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