Full screen web browser

runs on Mac
screenshot of Plainview

Sometimes bigger is just better. Bigger car, bigger house, bigger paycheck—we want it all. The same can be said of computer stuff as well. Bigger, faster processors, more storage, huge monitors, the list goes on. Sometimes, however, bigger just isn't big enough. When you visit a website with your high powered cinema display, you still aren't able to take full advantage of that monitor. What you need is a web browser that isn't going to get in the way.

Plainview is a full-screen Web browser. Rather than having to deal with all the various menus, toolbars, and status bars of most browsers, Plainview lets you spread your web page out over the entire display, making full use of that high-powered monitor of yours. While it's nice to look at web pages, from time to time you're going to need some kind of control—maybe to look at another page, or to save an interesting page to a bookmark, or all that other browser-y stuff. Well have no fear; each of these can be easily handled by a quick keystroke combination, or even more easily be just moving your mouse to the top of the screen. As if by magic, your Mac's menubar will appear and you'll be able to drive this app the old fashioned way. But once you're done with this stuff, move the mouse back into the middle of the page, and you're back in full screen mode. In addition, Plainview also features a presentation mode, that lets you pre-program pages you want to display, kind of like a PowerPoint presentation, as well as a kiosk mode, that lets you access pages but nothing else.

Plainview is a free download. It's a Mac application, and runs under Tiger (OS X 10.4) and later.

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One Response to “Full screen web browser”

  1. sreesiva says:

    good