Omni Group have announced their new browser, OmniWeb 5, which is due to go beta at the start of February. As predicted (following the release of Safari) they’re now focusing entirely on user interface. I was particularly taken by the workspaces feature. We have talked about using scripts to record and “play back” sets of URLs, sizes and positions for browser windows (e.g. for desk editors who always want the same four tickers open). The feature is built into the application here (hopefully with assignable keyboard shortcuts). I also liked “site preferences” and the use of the drawer device for “tab” thumbnails. I’m not sure the shortcuts feature is all the way there yet: I’d like something akin to Launchbar, where shortcuts are learnt rather than defined. Dunno what they’re doing with RSS. The main problem with OmniWeb in the past has been speed, but it now uses Safari’s zippy WebCore (albeit an earlier version). Some discussion on MacSlash.