What browser are you using these days?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cnev3, May 28, 2013.

  1. cnev3 macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2012
    Ideally I would like to use Safari, since it's a native app, which is good for performance, and certain things open it automatically anyways.

    But I use the Mercury browser now. One reason is the ability to sync my bookmarks with Chrome, which is what I use on my desktop. The other reason is the gestures to instantly go to the top or bottom of a very long webpage. I think it has pretty good performance too.

    But I haven't spent a lot of time with a lot of browsers. What do you guys think is the best browser currently for iPhone?
  2. Abazigal macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011
    I stuck with Safari, mainly for reader mode (which I use fairly heavily). Also because I use Safari on my ipad, macbook and imac.

    As for scroll to bottom, I believe there is a bookmarklet for that, though accessing it from your bookmarks bar would be slower than a dedicated space on the screen.
  3. Driveshaft815 macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2013
    I've used Dolphin in the past but I tend to stick with Safari because it's a native app and certain things open automatically in Safari anyhow.
  4. Wicked1 macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    I use only the default apps Apple puts on their devices except for Weather, the base app is useless, I prefer Weather Channel Max, gives me a whole lot more information.

    I do hope they update this going forward, also the stock app gets it's weather from Yahoo which does not seem too accurate in my area of NJ
  5. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Orbiting a G-type Main Sequence Star
    I don't do much web browsing on my iPhone, but the little that I do is done from Safari or Chrome.
  6. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England

    My Safari bookmarks are synced by iCloud so I don't bother with anything else.
  7. reyzor82 macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2013
    Im using Safari for basic browsing... just me maybe web pages load faster in stock browser but i may explore Opera some time..
  8. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    My iPhone is too small for me to do any serious browsing. I just use safari for a quick check in on the news or some site that I need to look something up.

    My wife uses her iPhone for some serious surfing but I can't do that - just too small for my old eyes :p

    Since my needs are simple, I see no reason to use another browser when safari does a decent job
  9. paulbennett95 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2012
    Long Island, NY
    I've always used Safari, but now that I have a tablet, I do all my browsing on the bigger screen, and i use Firefox (had Chrome for a while, I prefer Firefox and I have it on my Macbook and PC)
  10. shelle macrumors newbie


    May 29, 2013
    Hi to all,

    My opinion: Safari is very good browser for iPhone, and Safari is usually compatible with Firefox, Chrome, Opera and others (i speaking for the desktops). so i suppose Safari will show some website on iPhone almost exactly the same like other browsers are showing (except IE, they are always different)..

    But why browsing on the phone at all, when there's iPads and laptops and desktops..? :)
  11. ZombiePete macrumors 68020


    Aug 6, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    Safari. I used in on my computers, tablet, and phone so it's nice to have everything always synced up to iCloud.
  12. sviato macrumors 68020


    Oct 27, 2010
    HR 9038 A
    I've used Chrome since it came out but will be switching back to Safari
  13. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    I use safari and I'm happy with it. We so have a Mac, that we use every now and then. If I need to sync bookmarks I just import them into safari on the Mac and I'm good to go.
  14. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040


    Aug 24, 2012
    New York, USA
    I like chrome because of the bookmark sync that syncs them from my pc to my phone. Visa versa.

    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk 2

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