Browser similar to Opera designed for iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Cgbspur21, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

    Hey everyone! Just got my brand new 32 GB Wi-Fi only iPad. I love it! However, I have one question. I have iPod Touch and use Opera at school as it allows for me to access Facebook through the schools filter. I was wondering if there is a browser specially designed for the iPad that would allow me to do the same thing? I assume it allows me to do this because the browser sends the websites back to its own servers in order to speed up the process of the websites loading (correct me if I'm wrong). Anyways, I am looking for an iPad designed browser that would work in the same way. Paid or free, it doesn't matter. Thanks in advance!
  2. macrumors 65816

    Tom G.

    I just checked the app store and you can download Opera, and it is free. You must be 17 to do it.
  3. macrumors member

    Yes, I know you can do this but I wanted a browser that is optimized for the iPad, not one that has to be scaled up to fit the screen
  4. macrumors 68040

    I think he is looking for a Opera like browser that wouldn't have to run in 2x mode; hence, made specifically for the iPad.
    I don't know which ones will work through the filters but some of the browsers I personally like include:
    Terra (free)
    Safari (Built in)
    Knowlitilus (Mind the spelling but it's free I believe)
  5. macrumors member

    Exactly what I meant! Thanks!
  6. macrumors 68040

    You're welcome.
  7. macrumors member

    Let me know if you find an app that does it for sure.
  8. macrumors newbie

    What about Skyfire?
  9. macrumors member

    Well, as far as I know, it doesn't operate in the same way, as far as sending the data back to its own servers to improve load time.
  10. macrumors demi-god


    Both Opera Mini and Skyfire work by sending a request from your device to those company's servers, which then go get the real webpage and convert it into a smaller / special version to send back to your device.

    So it seems like Skyfire should work. Try it.

    PS. Regular Opera DOES NOT use a server helper. Only the MINI version does. Just in case you run across a choice on other devices.
  11. macrumors member

    Ok. But doesn't Skyfire do this only with flash video? Or with ALL websites?
    And yes. I meant the Mini version, such as the one for the iPhone.

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