9 things you did not know about Mozilla SeaMonkey.

Anytime the name Mozilla is mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is the awesome, super duper Firefox. No doubt that browser is the best in the world. However, Mozilla has another project that simply dwarfs Firefox. The cross platform Mozilla SeaMonkey is simply an all in one internet suite that is really worth having. The following are 9 great features of this suite that you may not know.
If you are a web designer or programmer, then all  you will need is the SeaMonkey composer. It is a powerful yet easy to use HTML editor that keeps getting better with dynamic image and table resizing, quick insert and deletion of table cells, improved CSS support, and support for positioned layers. For all your documents and website projects, Composer is all you need.
Feed Preview.
In addition to feed detection, SeaMonkey also has a built in feed preview that lets you view feed contents and choose a reader with which to subscribe to them – including an internal reader in the Mail & Newsgroups component of SeaMonkey.
Image Manager
This function simply lets you block images to remove offensive ones or speed up the rendering of web sites.
Tabbed Mail
This feature lets manage your mail and folders in parallel, without losing control of where you are at when reading, replying to and working with messages in more complex patterns.
Junk mail controls
Keep spam out with this feature that helps you take back control of your e-mail from spammers. SeaMonkey’s adaptive junk mail control gets smarter with use and is personalized to the e-mail that you receive.
Multiple Accounts
Support for multiple accounts helps you  manage all your email from one interface.
IRC Chat
It also has an IRC chat built right into it with a tabbed interface and support for multiple networks and channels.You can change the look and feel of the chat with motifs; choose from several built-in motifs, many more downloadable, or create your own with CSS.
DOM Inspector
This function enables you to dig into the document structure of web pages, add-ons or even the SeaMonkey “chrome” itself and inspect a huge number of properties of any element in that structure, including JavaScript objects and
CSS styles.
JavaScript Debugger (“Venkman”)
This debugger lets you debug JavaScript code on your websites, add-ons and even in SeaMonkey itself with a suite of powerful debugging tools.

All these and more are available in one simple application that is really a must have. You have a mail client that has all the functions you are used to and more, a powerful HTML editor, a Firefox twin, and IRC chat client and more. Mozilla SeaMonkey is definitely a great app that is worth having. You can download an installer file for your Windows, Linux or Mac OSX box and start right off with this awesome all in one app.

6 Replies to “9 things you did not know about Mozilla SeaMonkey.”

  1. Opera does everything you say except the Composer with a better interface and a whole host of features built-in. And it now has Unite. It's a bit more stylish for the same performance.

    For seamonkey 2.0, you can also add the lightning nightly add-on for calendar support which I think is a tremendous bonus. It's making me wink at Seamonkey after all these years with Opera. Calendar support, mail, RSS, One thing is for sure, these suites are getting awesome by the day!

  2. Hi Andrew, yea Opera does similar things like SeaMonkey, but the availability of thousands of addons and it's open source nature gives SeaMonkey an edge over Opera.

    I must admit however, that Opera is also a great suite especially with Unite which is still in beta.

  3. Thousands of add-ons don't apply for Seamonkey. It's true for firefox. But many of us don't need all those add-ons. As for me, all the features I require of add-ons are there natively in Opera.

    Not just Unite which is in beta, their next generation browser engine Carakan which is in the labs is also supposedly 2.5 to 5 times faster than the current engine and expected sometime in 2010.

    For me, the Opera's mail client is more easy on the eye and does a great job in a simplistic way.

    Indian language support for websites in Opera for Linux is not yet there. That's what made me search for an alternate suite and must say, Seamonkey 2.0 has come a long way from their 1.0 iteration.

    Many other customizations are available natively on Opera for which you need add-ons.

    So it's a matter of choice! Two great products out there makes it all the more interesting!

  4. ou know Adam, it all comes down to personal preferences. I prefer SeaMonkey and you prefer Opera. I use Opera though and it's one helluva of a browser. It's going places man.

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