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best browser for IOS?

09-04-2015, 04:58 AM
#1
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 735
best browser for IOS?

Safari has been awful recently, slow, crashing. So I've started looking at the alternatives: Opera, google chrome,Dolphin and some others.
From people's experience, which is the best internet browser for iPhone/Ipad?
09-04-2015, 04:59 AM
#2
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 735
Oh just realised its general 'game' discussion, not general discussion. Can this be moved to right forum please.

09-04-2015, 08:55 PM
#3
Joined: Nov 2013
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Posts: 2,264
Puffin, but yeah wrong forum.
09-04-2015, 09:45 PM
#4
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 5,767
ICab mobile is a phenomenal browser with tons of customization, ability to download, a number of browser emulations - too many features to mention. Might not be the fastest, but likely is the most powerful or functionality. Extremely well supported as well.

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09-05-2015, 09:40 AM
#5
Joined: Nov 2013
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Posts: 2,264
Quote:
Originally Posted by pluto6 View Post
ICab mobile is a phenomenal browser with tons of customization, ability to download, a number of browser emulations - too many features to mention. Might not be the fastest, but likely is the most powerful or functionality. Extremely well supported as well.
Looks good, but I like puffin for its little tiny features and the flash access.
09-05-2015, 10:02 AM
#6
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 3,937
MY favorite is Mercury, chock full of additional features that make browsing far more convenient.

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09-05-2015, 01:46 PM
#7
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 1,564
They're all basically reskinned versions of Safari.

http://www.howtogeek.com/184283/why-third-party-browsers-will-always-be-inferior-to-safari-on-iphone-and-ipad/

Maybe your device needs to be reset.
09-05-2015, 07:50 PM
#8
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 1,661
Safari.....FTW!
09-05-2015, 08:11 PM
#9
Joined: Jun 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Anonomation View Post
Looks good, but I like puffin for its little tiny features and the flash access.
I wil check it out. Thanks for the advice. My favorite thing about iCab is that you can open things within the browser, mp4s, pdfs, doc files, etc.. You can also download a lot of things which I don't find many browsers can do, and use the iPhone as storage, even if it can't make use of the file.

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09-05-2015, 08:22 PM
#10
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 3,937
Quote:
Originally Posted by klink View Post
They're all basically reskinned versions of Safari.

http://www.howtogeek.com/184283/why-...hone-and-ipad/

Maybe your device needs to be reset.
That's not entirely true, in order to compete with and provide a good alternative to Safari third party browser devs have been adding. More and more interesting features to their apps. The reskinning is the least interesting part of using a third party browser. Mercury features wonderful gesture controls, a great customizable quick dial page, great search engine customizations among many other additions over Safari.

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