A screenshot displaying an early web crawler search engine
Developer(s) SPRY
Initial release 1994 (1994)
Development status discontinued
Operating system Microsoft Windows[1]
Available in English
Type web browser
License Proprietary/Commercial

AirMosaic was an early commercial web browser based on the NCSA Mosaic browser.[2]

The browser won Datamation's Best Product of the Year award for 1994.[3]

The AirMosaic browser was available as part of several packages: the AIR Series, Internet in a Box[2][4] and Mosaic In A Box, and separately.[4] AirMosaic for Windows could also be downloaded as a demo, and then purchased over the Internet as a separate product.[3][5]


Although Mosaic required the user to install Win32s, AirMosaic offered the same feature set as Mosaic as well as several new ones like a configuration menu for not editing an INI file.[4]

Other features included:


  1. Kelly, Brian (1994). "Running A WWW Service". World-Wide Web Browsers. Retrieved 28 November 2010.
  2. 1 2 Sink, Eric (15 April 2003). "Memoirs From the Browser Wars". Retrieved 16 February 2011.
  3. 1 2 Leung, Deanna (7 February 1995). "Datamation awards SPRY'S AIR Mosaic as the best product of 1994". Business Wire. Retrieved 28 November 2010.
  4. 1 2 3 4 5 December, John; Randall, Neil (1994). World Wide Web Unleashed. Sams Publishing. ISBN 0-672-30617-4.
  5. Notess, Greg R. (1 May 1995). "Article: Comparing commercial WWW browsers.(World Wide Web)(Evaluation)". Online. Retrieved 28 November 2010.
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