MiniWeb is a free and open source, small generic web browser. MiniWeb lets you configure the user agent string it sends to websites, so that these sites think you have a browser that you don't.
This is useful when testing websites against various mobile browsers. Or it is useful when you develop phones. MiniWeb comes with a few sample user agents, and you can add your own.
So if you want to see if a particular user agent string works well with websites, you can test it. The window size is adjusted to fit the specifications of the user agent.
MiniWeb is also handy if you want to watch news tickers, sports scores, weather reports and such things on a small window, but not in your main browser. The formatting of some websites for mobile clients (phones) is sometimes more convenient for this purpose.
Finally, if you can't afford one of those fancy new web phones, but you want Google to think you have one, just use MiniWeb and set the user agent to the latest fashonable expensive gadget. You might see ads for the competiting brand, but that's a small price to pay.
Building from source: Unarchive, open a Terminal window, go to the Miniweb directory in the src folder and from there run the following command:
Then double click the generated Xcode project and choose Build from the Build menu in Xcode. This will build Miniweb in the "/build/Debug" folder inside the source directory .
· Qt 4 or later