What is your favorite alternative web browser for the iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Calidude, Feb 25, 2011.

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What is your favorite browser to use on the iPad?

  1. I stick with Safari

    25 vote(s)
    30.1%
  2. Atomic Web Browser

    20 vote(s)
    24.1%
  3. iCab Mobile Browser

    27 vote(s)
    32.5%
  4. Mercury Web Browser

    5 vote(s)
    6.0%
  5. Perfect Browser

    3 vote(s)
    3.6%
  6. Opera Mini

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Oceanus

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Skyfire

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  9. Other browser not listed here (please name it!)

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  1. Calidude macrumors 68000

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  4. Calidude thread starter macrumors 68000

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    +1 for iCab. I haven't used anything else for months, except when an external link opens Safari by default.
     
  6. LiloThePleo macrumors 6502

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    +2 for iCab, I've tried many of the others, iCab beats them hands down. Especially for its download and limited upload support.
     
  7. Calidude thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Atomic seems to be winning so far. I think that's the best bang for your buck.
     
  8. Calidude thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Does anybody remember the huge deal about Opera getting into the App store and now nobody uses it?
     
  9. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816

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    #9
    ICab here.
    I have been using it ever since it came out.
    Worth every penny.
     
  10. MrWillie macrumors 65816

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    I sure do remember because I use Opera on my Winders laptop, and have used it on PDAs in the past

    But, they have dropped the ball, it hasn't been updated since May, and it's an iPhone /iPod Touch app. They never made it a universal or iPad app. I avoid iPhone only apps like the plague.
     
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  13. Calidude thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I could not believe they never updated it. I was looking forward to a browser with that many resources behind it but nope, never took off.
     
  14. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    #15
    I used Atomic exclusively until the day I bought iCab... Sorry Atomic, iCab is now my mistress
     
  15. Calidude thread starter macrumors 68000

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    What makes iCab better than Atomic other than the way it looks?
     
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  17. Calidude thread starter macrumors 68000

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    #18
    Not as feature rich as the paid browsers, I'm afraid.
     
  18. svenn macrumors 6502

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    #19
    Maybe I should try some of the paid ones. I never really looked into them since safari seems ok to me.
     
  19. hilaryaustin macrumors newbie

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    #20
    I tried to use Terra but I prefer to use Atomic browser. It's user friendly makes me browse more fast.
     
  20. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a

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    #21
    For me, Atomic crashed a LOT. To the point of being frustrating and unusable. While iCab is not perfect and crashes sometimes too, it's few and far between for me. Much better.
     
  21. Thedeathbear macrumors 6502a

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    I've had no problems with atomic. I use it for Ipad and iPhone. I am willing to try others. Is icab a lot better?
     
  22. Piggie macrumors 604

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    #23
    The fast scroll bar overlaying the web page on "Perfect Browser" is the one thing that wins it for me.

    I don't know if any other browsers offer this, but the ability to move your finger up and down about 3" and be able to scroll through an entire long web page is an unbeatable feature and one I think every browser should have.

    So much better than having to swipe up and down perhaps a dozen times to get to the bottom of a page.
     
  23. Piggie macrumors 604

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    #24
    On this topic.

    What are the chances that Apple will allow us to set a "Default Browser" like you can on most other devices?

    I don't use Safari and find it annoying that Safari always loads up whenever I touch a link someone emails me, or a link in an app.
     
  24. Alvi macrumors 65816

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    #25
    There is also the LastPass Tab Browser, I Use Safari because it's the default one anyway
    There is a chance, not just for that but for Video files and other stuff, however, apps made by apple always got "Special Treatment" with features Developers can't access
     

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