FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OmniWeb 5.9.2 now includes Gopher support!

by Linda Sharps on April 1, 2009

SEATTLE, Washington— April 1, 2009—The Omni Group has announced a major update to their web browser, OmniWeb. OmniWeb 5.9.2 is now the only WebKit web browser that offers support for Gopher protocol.

Gopher is a revolutionary network protocol that allows users to search and retrieve items from the Internet such as documents and graphic images. Using Gopher, it's possible to access many types of content over computers: text-based files, mailing lists, even photos.

“Gopher support is something we've been working on for a long time,” said Ken Case, Omni Group CEO. “Now OmniWeb users have the rare opportunity to retrieve data from other servers on the Internet without the complications of using an FTP program. Using nothing more than a simple menu program, users have unprecedented access to the world's information systems. For instance, just today I was able to access a weather report via Gopher, so I knew to bring my umbrella to work. The future is now!”

OmniWeb 5.9.2 is a free download with no licensing restrictions, and the latest version can be found at <http://www.omnigroup.com/applications/omniweb/>.

About The Omni Group

One of the first companies to develop software for the Mac OS X platform, the Omni Group is today a leading developer for Apple products and has designed several productivity applications for Mac OS X and iPhone. Founded in 1993, The Omni Group is located in Seattle, Washington.