What's the best browser?

SilentLoner

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I keep noticing images etc on the safari browser that seem low res. does safari compress images?
 

takeshi74

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Best in what way(s)? Is image compression your only concern? Don't just assume that your preferences are universal on any topic.
 

barredfreak

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For me, Safari is the best. Firefox/Chrome can't handle Multi-Touch half as well as Safari can. There are loads of things that can contribute to a browser being the best out there.
 

jgc

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For me, Safari is the best. Firefox/Chrome can't handle Multi-Touch half as well as Safari can. There are loads of things that can contribute to a browser being the best out there.
This is in the iPhone/iPod touch forum.

Safari is probably the best simply because Apple has a cool bunch of features built in that can't be used by other app developers (for security purposes I assume). That being said for some reason I've been using Opera Mini for months now. It compresses websites on Opera's servers before sending you an image of the website. Over 2-3 months I've used 76% less data for web browsing (119.3 MB vs 482.2 MB). I think the main reason though is, similar to Google Chrome where it shows your visited/favourited when you log on, Opera Mini shows your favourited/bookmarked websites so I can easily hit up the websites I visit often.
 

barredfreak

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This is in the iPhone/iPod touch forum.

Safari is probably the best simply because Apple has a cool bunch of features built in that can't be used by other app developers (for security purposes I assume). That being said for some reason I've been using Opera Mini for months now. It compresses websites on Opera's servers before sending you an image of the website. Over 2-3 months I've used 76% less data for web browsing (119.3 MB vs 482.2 MB). I think the main reason though is, similar to Google Chrome where it shows your visited/favourited when you log on, Opera Mini shows your favourited/bookmarked websites so I can easily hit up the websites I visit often.
Ah, yes. For daily browsing, I use Opera Mini too, because it loads webpages much faster than Safari on iOS can. It's amazing technology, really.
 
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