[Merged] Best iPhone/iPod touch Browser Alternatives

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by felixen, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. felixen macrumors 6502a

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    I just got my 3G s, and I need to know which alternative browser is the best? I need something quick and I would like real tabs, and full screen wouldn't hurt. I see a bunch of different ones on iTunes but I dont know which is best.

    Also if yall know a good alternative to the SMS app please let me know
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Just out of curiosity, why don't you want to use safari?
     
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  4. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    A Perfect Web Browser 2 is a good alternative to Safari!. It's awesome! Here is the link

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  5. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    I'm somewhat curious as to why you got an iPhone if it's functionality doesn't appeal to you? I'm being completely serious and not sarcastic at all. I guess that's the beauty of the app store but I still find it odd.
     
  6. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Probably because he wants to use tabs. Safari is just one part of the iPhone, so I wouldn't say "it's functionality doesn't appeal" to the OP. However, I wouldn't spend money to replace safari.
     
  7. Gatteau macrumors 6502a

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    I find third-party apps that tend to replace the iPhone's original parts or functionality like web-browsers to be somewhat bizarre. It just ruins the look and feel of the iPhone and it's UI.
     
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  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    The idea of the enhanced scroll bar seems pretty cool -- one of my few beefs about Safari is having to flick six times to scroll down a long page. But wow, the icon set is painful! :eek: :(
     
  10. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Use safari+, and you can get the scroll to end. I use it and it works fine.

    http://www.ipuhelin.com/en/safariplus/

    Edit: Reread your post, and you probably don't want to scroll to the end.
     
  11. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000

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    Hm I think I might want that. Do you notice that it slows down your phone at all? Any difference in speed than safari? Thanks :)

    ETA: I went ahead and bought it :p It's on sale for $.99 so it can't hurt.
     
  12. TSX macrumors 68030

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    Well you can get FireFox with flash support in the app store search for Jaadu.
     
  13. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Oooh, thanks, that is interesting, although, yes mostly what I meant was I'd like some kind of smarter scrolling to help with longer documents, sort of how the Contacts app works, for instance.
     
  14. serialtoon macrumors 6502a

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    I just tried that one out and its faster than Safari. So far, im liking it except for the cartoony look it has going on.
     
  15. FXT 1 macrumors 6502

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    The cartoony look on the tabs put me off, it makes it seem a tad tacky :rolleyes:

    And the reviews on the app store aren't as favourable as you people make it out to be :rolleyes:

    But it's 59p so...:)
     
  16. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000

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    I like it so far! I really like the tabs, and I like that you can set a home page. It might be a little slow initially loading on my 3g, but not too bad. I don't mind the cartoony icons :)
     
  17. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

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    I just use Safari. But if you could download Firefox I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
     
  18. karin037 macrumors newbie

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    Oceanus Web Browser is awesome!! It costs $1.99 and is definitely worth it.
     
  19. matttye macrumors 601

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    Wow have Apple actually lightened up on their "must not replicate iPhone functionality" policy or do my eyes deceive me?
     
  20. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    They're all still the same Safari underneath, just with different shells on top.

    But yeah, you're right that it's odd they allow different Safari looks, considering some of their other rejection claims.

    Apple's got about a dozen split personalities all fighting each other.
     
  21. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

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    Different web browsers?

    I really like Safari, I don't think I could imagine anything better.
    I was just curious, is there anything else out there that really is better. What's better? In my case something faster, full screen of course it has to be, multiple tabs for new pages etc etc.

    I have been searching all over google and on here and it seems that there is a vast variety of opinions.

    With everything I just described I am looking for, is there something out there? Or is safari the best bet.
     
  22. Greenman85 macrumors regular

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    Just iPhone? No

    for your computer? Firefox KILLS Safari
     
  23. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

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    I'm sorry let me clear something up, for the iPhone. not for the mac.
     
  24. blancoBronco macrumors 6502a

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    safari is the only one on the iphone without jailbreaking, and the ones you get from jailbreaking aren't free

    and chrome is the best one on a computer
     
  25. Deadman64 macrumors 6502a

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    +1 on chrome. It's awesome. I have tested it side by side with every browser. It uses the least memory, starts the fastest, navigates and operates that fastest.
     

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