iPad browsers - Atomic vs iCab

Discussion in 'iPad' started by fterh, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    No flaming please, just a simple, innocuous question :)

    If the iCab is that good (and it feels much better than Atomic), how come it has so much fewer ratings on the App Store? :confused:
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    The amount of ratings are usualy effected by when it was updated., unless you look at 'all ratings' and not just ratings for the current version.

    You might find that iCab has recently been updated.

    However, just because an app is better, doesn't mean it will be more popular.

    For example, I think Secrets of Monkey Island is a better game then Angry Birds...

    It might just be that Atomic is more popular.

    I have no idea, I don't use either.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, Atomic has more ratings for its current version than iCab has in total :D

    Then what browser do you use? :confused: Safari?
     
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    Mac.World

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    I have tried every browser that has come out and prefer Atomic. The gestures. Bookmark bar on top of the tabs, download folder customization, and privacy settings are what keep me with Atomic since it came out. It just feels the most PC like to me.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    I also prefer Atomic. With iOS 5 I'll give Safari another chance since you'll be able to utilize tabs, but I wouldn't be surprised if I ended up back with Atomic.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, in your opinion, what do you think makes Atomic better than iCab? I like Atomic, except that iCab's UI seems a little better. But I honestly don't mind switching back to Atomic if it's good :D
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    I guess I shouldn't have said preferred. I meant I like Atomic as well. I haven't messed around with iCab enough to really make a comparison. Just figured I'd give my stamp of approval for Atomic. Sorry for the confusion.
     
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    Atomic FTW on both iPhone and iPad :)

    Icab is pretty good though I must admit ;)
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    both good but I go with icab. Atomic has one of the ugliest app icons I've seen.
     

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