What browser are you using on your iphone?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by DramaLLama, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. DramaLLama macrumors 6502

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    Are you guys using anything other than safari?
     
  2. eyoungren, Apr 14, 2014
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    eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I hate Safari and Webkit in all its forms. /REDACTED/

    This is what I use…
     

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  3. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    I just use Safari. It gets the job done for me. If Mozilla ever made Firefox for iOS then I would use that for the syncing capabilities with FF on OS X.
     
  4. Shrink macrumors G3

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  5. cynics macrumors G3

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    Safari, I use it on my Mac and they sync well.
     
  6. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    Safari No problems in my usage. Plus everything syncs nicely with my desktop version. Very happy.
     
  7. easy-peasy macrumors regular

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    iCab is the most versatile browser on the App Store IMO. It literally has hundreds of options to customize it.

    I personally use the following on it:
    Adblocker
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    Ability to download files
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    Ability to upload files
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    Cloud support
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    Fullscreen mode with semi transparent control toggles
     
  8. mario-64 macrumors regular

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    Since "upgrading" to iOS 7 I've been using Mercury browser. I hold the phone in landscape orientation and there's a bug with Safari where it auto-rotates the screen counter clockwise every time you unlock the phone. Mercury offers rotation lock which works around the bug
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Don't all browsers in iOS (at least non-jailbroken) essentially use UIWebView that still uses the same WebKit that Safari uses (just without the benefit of the faster Nitro JavaScript engine that is there for Safari)?
     
  10. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    Dolphin. Perfection.
     
  11. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Yes, all browsers must use webkit. The frontend is all that changes from app to app.

    I use mobile Safari because it's faster than the rest thanks to Nitro (javascript engine) not being available to other browsers. Mobile Safari seems to load twice as fast on most websites.
     
  12. rablat macrumors 6502a

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    This
     
  13. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Go ahead and ask me how it is I want my crow served up to me! :eek:

    Yes, Dolphin is webkit. A minor fact I did not realize until I looked it up. Guess I have to retract my earlier statement.

    Thanks for setting me straight! :)
     
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    I used dolphin for android for years and loved it, didn't even know it existed for ios. I'll have to check it out.

    I've been using safari with adblock on iphone.
     
  16. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    One of the things I really like about it is that it has a Firefox extension that allows you to share tabs between Dolphin on iOS and Firefox on your computer.

    Sure, you can do that with Safari, but Dolphin is one of the few third party browsers I know of that is capable of this.
     
  17. Toltepeceno, Apr 14, 2014
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    I have it installed now and I see where you can sync chrome or firefox, I synced with the android version and am syncing now, but it looks like it does not support all of the add on extensions the android version does and sonar is free on android (didn't use it so doesn't matter, used some of the add on's. It still looks promising though, I am going to run it for a while and think I will probably stick with it.

    Android version add on's.

    http://dolphin.com/add-ons/
     
  18. iDuel macrumors 6502a

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  19. Ludatyk macrumors 65816

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    I alternate between Safari & Chrome.

    I prefer Safari, but sometimes I get stuck on mobile view of a website and Chrome handles desktop view much easier.
     
  20. d.flux macrumors newbie

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    Pretty much I'm using safari for my daily browser but if I need something from my bookmarks I switch to chrome because it syncs with my chrome on my PC
     
  21. speed4tu macrumors member

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    Safari unless I need to go fullscreen webview then I use Chrome.
     
  22. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Safari. It's fast and syncs with Safari with my MacBook and iPad.
     
  23. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Same with me. I don't have any need to replace Safari as it does what I need it to.
     
  24. Oohara macrumors 68020

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    Chrome. I prefer swiping between tabs to swiping to go back or forward.
     

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