what ipad browser are you using?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by brilliant, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. brilliant macrumors member


    Nov 19, 2010
    i've been an atomic loyalist for so long but they haven't updated it for over a year now... i guess it's time to switch.
  2. oldhifi macrumors 6502a


    Jan 12, 2013
  3. daytona macrumors regular

    Jul 6, 2008
  4. MonstaMash macrumors regular


    Dec 24, 2011
    Used to use Chrome, but since iOS 7, Safari is by far the fastest browser. Only times I use Chrome is if I need to use the Request Desktop Site feature.
  5. brilliant thread starter macrumors member


    Nov 19, 2010
  6. Red Logic macrumors newbie

    Red Logic

    Oct 26, 2013
    I also have used Atomic for a while. A while ago, I switched to Photon Flash browser. It's really cool, and flash works! Hook up a Bluetooth keyboard and you, sir have yourself a mini laptop. (although a quite laggy one.):p
  7. ChristianJapan macrumors 601


    May 10, 2010
    Don't need more functionality beyond what Safari is offering: so only Safari. I tired others but always came back to Safari.
  8. thekb macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2010
    Usually Safari, but my work website doesn't recognize Safari, so I have to 'identify as' IE or Firefox to get it to work, so I use Atomic in those cases.
  9. jojoba macrumors 68000

    Dec 9, 2011
    I mainly use Safari but have been testing out the new browser Coast by Opera, which I quite like.
  10. ellie2000 macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2010
    No reason for not using Safari. It works great for me,and Ive got all my bookmarks synced from my mac mini/imac in it too.
  11. brilliant thread starter macrumors member


    Nov 19, 2010
    why i'm not using safari:

    -can't dl files
    -can't adjust brightness
    -can't increase or decrease font size
    -no themes
    -no adblock
    -no user agent support

    currently using mercury. it's nice, if only we can open image in new tab, it'd be perfection.

    i'm not against safari, it's just that 3rd party browsers have more features.
  12. doug in albq Suspended

    doug in albq

    Oct 12, 2007

    Mercury has been my favorite lately. Used to use Atomic Web, heck I even designed the original app icon as well as a newer flat icon for Atomic Web but I think the developer has abandoned Atomic...time will tell.

    Again, Mercury web browser will cover all your stated browser needs.
  13. Steve-Jobs macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2010
  14. JGWolven macrumors regular

    Oct 10, 2013
    Used chrome forever. It's been bugging out too frequently for me. I couldn't stand Safari before, but it's now my primary browser. Love it.
  15. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    iCab. Loads of features, fast, and has a nice low ram warning for my iPad 2 (iOS7 triggers it all the time).

    Only thing I miss from Safari, is synced bookmarks.
  16. TouchMint.com macrumors 68000


    May 25, 2012
  17. urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    Safari. But only because it's essentially forced onto users to be the default. You know, like how that evil Microsoft did it with IE... but since it's Apple I guess we'll all just make excuses for why choice is bad.
  18. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    Since Chrome uses UIWebView (which uses WebKit), which is slower than Safari since it lacks Nitro engine that Safari has, I am not sure what you mean by "way faster".
  19. Steve-Jobs macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2010
    Is that the new Safari? Sorry I'm still on iOS6 so don't know if there're any differences and all those fancy words you just mentioned. But it feels faster and it's also way sexy looking than Safari. ( I don't work for Google :)
  20. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    It has been that way since iOS 5, I believe. In any case, Chrome for iOS does not use Chrome for Mac/PC rendering engine. It uses slower implementation of whatever iOS comes with.
  21. Steve-Jobs macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2010
    I'm sure you're right. I'm just a day to day user. Chrome to me, looks sexier than Safari. Especially if you're on 6. And I love the way you can search from the address bar.
    I have no idea how Safari looks on 7 as I've never seen it.
  22. Fondaparinux macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2013
    It means that you're delusional to think Google's Chrome is faster than Safari. Chrome sucks in iOS, Safari is the fastest browser.
  23. bachhai macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2013
  24. Pascual macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2010
    I just bought an iPad Air and this is the area I'm really missing my jailbreak. Safari is fine but it ins't my browser of choice. Having the ability to set a new default browser and enable the Nitro engine to work in all browsers was great. Until I can jailbreak again I'm sticking with Safari.

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