What browser do you use on your iOS devices

thomas MAC

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I have been a Mac user for 2 years and Safari and Chrome works well on my Macbook Pro.However I am considering to buy an iPhone after being an Android user for the last 3 years. I wonder if there are some kickass browsers on iOS, or you just use Safari on your iOS devices?
 

takeshi74

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Discussed in many prior threads. Don't overlook them. What are you specifically looking for in a browser?
 
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kaielement

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Unless you are jailbreaking safari is good and does the job and even if you jailbreak not like you get any better experience IMO just a different browser.
 
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Hastings101

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I just use Safari, there isn't anything better because all of the browsers are essentially the same (all based on Safari) but with a few different features.
 
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stevelam

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sometimes i hop onto dolphin browser because certain sites seem to reliably crash safari all of the time. no idea how they differ since i assume dolphin has to use the same engine.
 
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thomas MAC

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sometimes i hop onto dolphin browser because certain sites seem to reliably crash safari all of the time. no idea how they differ since i assume dolphin has to use the same engine.
yes,that's what i was talking about, do you have other option except for dolphin?
 
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lokerd

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sometimes i hop onto dolphin browser because certain sites seem to reliably crash safari all of the time. no idea how they differ since i assume dolphin has to use the same engine.
My wife and I have iPad 1s and they both crash when browsing many sites all the time.

Safari and iCab tend to crash equally. Some sites work fine, but the more complex the site, bam, crash!

Yes, they are both JBed. The question is if the crashing is a factor of JB or iPad 1?

Any ideas?

Will Dolphin help?

Thanks!
 
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Moe UK

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I use atomic browser quit bait, it has tabs and a download manager. One thing I really like is that YouTube videos continue to buffer or play even when you are on a different tab.

The biggest problem with browsers whichever you use there is no way to change the default browser so all links open in safari.
 
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stevelam

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I use atomic browser quit bait, it has tabs and a download manager. One thing I really like is that YouTube videos continue to buffer or play even when you are on a different tab.

The biggest problem with browsers whichever you use there is no way to change the default browser so all links open in safari.
i believe if you're jb'ed, theres a way to change your default browser.

My wife and I have iPad 1s and they both crash when browsing many sites all the time.

Safari and iCab tend to crash equally. Some sites work fine, but the more complex the site, bam, crash!

Yes, they are both JBed. The question is if the crashing is a factor of JB or iPad 1?

Any ideas?

Will Dolphin help?

Thanks!
i have no idea. depends on what sites you're looking at. the ipad 1 has extremely low ram so i wouldn't be surprised that its crashing, on top of the fact that you also have it jailbroken and probably have some more non-sanctioned apps/tweaks running in the background. with such low ram on that machine its sort of a given that you now have less available resources to view websites etc.
 
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nw9

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Another vote here for Atomic browser. It has useful features like tabs, multitouch gestures, identify browser as a different browser, etc. The best way to know which browser you like is to try them out. Many of them are free or have a free version to try out.
 
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