Best browser for iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by fterh, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2011
    I tried Terra - pretty interface, but lacking in terms of functionality. E.g. no bookmarks bar, cannot change homepage.

    Atomic browser packs a lot of features, but a bit lacking in terms of aesthetics. (Yes, I'm a really picky consumer, I want looks AND brains :D)

    Anymore recommendations?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 6, 2010
    Try iCab. Tabbed browsing, bookmarks bar, bunch of modules/features, and looks like safari.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2010
    My choice is iCab, all the features of atomic, all the style of safari :)
  4. fterh, Jul 25, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2011

    thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2011
    I Googled and found a lot of forum threads raving about how great iCab is, and I wanted to give it a try, but every time I got to the iCab page and saw that the reviews weren't as high as Terra or alternatives it put me off downloading iCab :(

    Yes, i'm that easily influenced and swayed :D Haha. :(

    Edit: Okay, iCab is GREAT. Beautiful looks and great customizability (when I opened the Settings page I was WOWed). Only gripe I have? The name and the icon. But that I can live with. :D

    Thanks a lot guys! Love iCab!
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 6, 2010
    Quite frankly there is currently no browser that can match the smoothness of mobile safari, but safari is so lacking in features that it doesn't matter anymore.
    I finally settled on iCab because of the overall features and smoothness.
  6. macrumors 65816

    Oct 1, 2007
    Right now they all suck simply for the fact that Apple made them suck. I use icab and its choppy and laggy. Don't get me wrong its an awesome browser as long as Apple allows it to be. But for now it looks like that only useless safari will have smooth sailing everything else that is out there will be broken by apple on purpose
  7. macrumors 65816

    Nov 10, 2010
    Terra does have a bookmarks bar.
  8. macrumors 68030


    Dec 18, 2007
    NY State of mind
  9. macrumors regular

    Jul 8, 2011
    MY favourite is icab.
    It's like using firefox on the ipad (without addons):D
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 25, 2009
    If you are referring to the page rendering toolbar that really isn't a toolbar. There is no toolbar like browsers like Safari, iCab, Atomic, etc.
  11. macrumors regular


    Oct 19, 2007
    I dumped Atomic for Mercury. It's not bad. Atomic has so many compatibility issues with many web pages I use I gave up, the developer seems to not care.
  12. macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2011
    Can always try maven. One of my most liked feature of maven is the red ball scrolling. Its similar to those red ball mouses you see on the middle of the keyboard on laptops. Its useful when your lazy and don't feel like moving your hands too much. It has tab feature and a few customizations too.
  13. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2010
    I'm an Austronaut
    Damn, I'm the only one using Safari, and tried Opera and didn't like it
  14. macrumors 65816


    Mar 7, 2006
    Hot Springs, AR
    Nah, I still like Safari too!
  15. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2008
    And me too, though there are times when I wish I could have multiple open tabs.
  16. macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2011
    Tabs for safari will come with iOS 5, which is when most alt browsers will RIP so to speak. For now, my tabs and full screen are provided by Atomic, with it's Soviet-esque interface and memorable app icon, it is still the champ of alt browsers for iOS.

    Until Safari has tabs....
  17. macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2011
    If you're jailbroken, stick Safari Download Manager in there, and you're good to go. If you're not, use something like Meteoric for downloading. But proper downloading functionality is really the only thing Mobile Safari is missing out of box.

    - Sent from my iPad, using Mobile Safari
  18. macrumors 65816


    Mar 10, 2008
    I'll second Maven...and I think I've D/l'ed all of them between our iPads and iPhones. ICab and Atomic are easily my favorites...and most used, until recently. I've switched to Maven for about 90% of my browsing. It remembers text size which I love...and the UI is excellent.

  19. macrumors 6502


    Apr 20, 2009

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