Download Firefox 3, out today. That’s what Michael Calore suggests on Webmonkey. The new version of the open-source browser lets users set application-specific links on Web pages—such as “mailto” links—to launch webapps instead of other applications—say, Gmail instead of Outlook. It also supports using webapps offline, allowing users to synch them up when they’re back on line. Read on to see Calore's reasons for saying the browser's among 2008’s “most kick-ass software releases.”
- A smarter location bar that guesses what URL you’re seeking.
- Better bookmarks based on starring and tagging.
- Improved speed and performance.
- Higher security.
- Seamless workflow integration.
- Nicer look and feel.