Any desktop class browser for iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Drecca, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Drecca macrumors regular

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    I’m sooooo close to being able to work off the iPad, I just need a desktop class browser to view some websites and save files properly

    Puffin doesn’t really work on the new iPad, and Safari isn’t cutting it. Chrome uses the same webkit framework Safari does, so.... are there any options that work?

    Right now, I’m remoting into my 15 MBP - but that’s a really bad workaround. So, any desktop browser out there?
     
  2. DoubleFlyaway macrumors 6502a

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    Why isn’t Puffin working? I haven’t noticed a difference.
     
  3. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    Any browser on iOS has to use apple’s WebKit anyway. There’s no other way to release a browser on the AppStore.

    Although because WebKit is open source Google chose to build chrome on that. Only recently they started to move away from WebKit for the other platforms.
     
  4. Drecca thread starter macrumors regular

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    Saving files to local storage from Office Online (Excel) doesn’t work. It saves the html file of the website instead. I can’t access this specific file using the Excel app, has to be Online only.

    Also some stability issues... some I didn’t have when I had the 10.5 ipad
     
  5. ahall52 macrumors newbie

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    Do you not have a [Open in Excel] button/link in the menu bar? I'm able to transfer a file to local storage and open in the native Excel app this way.
     
  6. Drecca thread starter macrumors regular

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    yup - but this specific excel didn't work

    It was a sharepoint directory based file. So you had to open it with a specific email address (work). Because my O365 subscription is personal, I use my own email address for it. That created a block, and Excel would not open the file
     
  7. Robertjan88 macrumors regular

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    Did you try Photon browser? :)
     
  8. flur macrumors 68020

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    If you haven’t reported this issue to Microsoft, you should. This is something they really should fix.
     
  9. silver_mtb Suspended

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    there is only one, and for whatever reason NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT IT...!

    iCab.
     
  10. sracer macrumors G3

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    maybe because it isn't a "desktop class" browser.
     
  11. silver_mtb Suspended

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    it is closer than anything else and can do far more than any other browser.
     
  12. JD2015 macrumors 6502a

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    Icab is a very good browser. I use it to download files mainly. Has loads of other features which I have no tapped into.
     
  13. sracer macrumors G3

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    That may be, but it is still not a desktop class browser.
     

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