Is it better to use a website app to browse its website or just use Safari? Examples include youtube, cnn, usatoday, foxnews, cnet, etc. They have their own apps in the app store. iPad being used is the iPad Pro 9.7" 2016 version. 2 Reasons for asking: 1. Previously owned iPad 3 and it was slow on some websites, corresponding apps were much faster. But this does not seem to be as much of a problem on the newer device. 2. Perhaps websites are designed for computers, not tablets, and therefore apps are better optimized for the iPad.