Is This The Best iPad browser?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by EssentialParado, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

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  2. akm3 macrumors 68020

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    Haven't tried it, am extremely happy with Atomic
     
  3. caubeck macrumors 6502

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    I'm using it but I've noticed it has some memory problems.
     
  4. tamasvarga67 macrumors regular

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    I am happy with iCab. I tried Atomic which was also great but I prefer iCab because of the download feature...
     
  5. JNGold macrumors 6502a

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    I have been using it for a couple of days now. I like the interface but I too have been having some memory issues with it. The app desperately needs some form of bookmark (favorites) import facility.
     
  6. Ksane macrumors regular

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    I've got all the main browsers-iCab, Atomic, Perfect, Lunascape, Mercury and now Grazing browser. I like them all for different reasons (Mercury & iCab for downloading). I haven't yet settled on one for a favorite but if Perfect would download files and have a bookmark bar it'd win because I like the more colorful look of it best.
    I don't notice a memory problem at all with Grazing and do like it. I wish we could download files with it though.
     
  7. okrelayer macrumors 6502a

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    100% AGREED. iCab plus Filer = iOS heaven. Download .rar .zip files and extract them to!
     
  8. EssentialParado thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Have been using Grazing as my browser. It's a very nice interface and very stable, but sorely needs an update to multi-tasking for me to be able to test it further. I guess i've underestimated how much I've come to depend on iCab's multi-tasking functionality in the 4.2 beta.
     
  9. cfs123 macrumors regular

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    Been hearing lots of good things about iCab lately. Can you download You Tube videos as well?

    -cfs123
     
  10. totalimba macrumors newbie

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    Yes.
     
  11. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

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    So no one really uses Safari?

    I remember hearing that these 3rd party browsers tend to diminish the battery quicker than the native Safari browser app.

    ?
     
  12. tomaseriksson macrumors member

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    I use Safari and must say that Im happy with it. Very good rendering performance and scrolling is always smooth.
     
  13. BradenG macrumors regular

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    Lately its been all Safari for me.

    The iOS 4.2 betas have been allowing multiple tabs to be open without refreshing them.

    I'll have a HTML5 music streamer playing in one tab and open a couple other tabs to browse a forum or check music news and the streamer keeps playing.
     
  14. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    iCab is the first 3rd party browser, that I've been totally happy with. It doesn't look like *****, it looks like Safari with tabs.
    It has full screen, downloads, ad blocking, scrollpad, it's as smooth as Safari, passes the Engadget Scrolling Test™, the list goes on... :D
    With the Browser Changer add-on via Cydia(for jailbroken iPads), it now fuctions as my default browser too!
     
  15. rockinred macrumors member

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    I really liked Atomic... I had to switch back to Safari due to the excessive battery drain while using Atomic. Over the same amount of time in use, the Atomic would drain it about 1/3 more quickly. If battery is not an issue for some users than the alternatives have come up with some really good designs. I liked the finger swiping for scrolling on Atomic.
     
  16. bier-meister macrumors regular

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    Do any of these browsers sync bookmarks with mobileme?
     

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