The best third-party browser apps for iPhone
Despite the fact that the built-in iPhone’s browser Safari is an excellent program, some users are not always happy with its weak functionality. Hope, the following applications I recommended will help you to squeeze out 100% of a mobile web browser on your iPhone.
1. Atomic ($0.99)
Many say that Atomic Web Browser is the best browser for IOS devices, even comparing it to Safari. This application has a great functional and basically it is a fully customizable web browser with a wonderful interface and high speed of loading. Its main functions are: a full-screen mode, a built-in ad blocking tool, TV-out and the multi-touch support. Atomic is the perfect choice for those who are totally dissatisfied with a standard web browser of an iPhone.
2. Mercury ($0.99)
This mobile browser’s functionality is very similar to Atomic’s one. In Mercury is also present a large number of settings for customization and the browser is very fast and functional. Its features include: the integration with Dropbox, a smart download manager, ad blocking and the support of multi-touch.
They are alike. So what to choose - Mercury or Atomic? This question you should answer after testing both of them. For example, I preferred Atomic over Mercury because it has a better interface, IMHO. However, if the speed of page loading is important to you, then Mercury web browser will become your choice.
3. Skyfire browser ($2.99)
This is a mobile web browser with a very attractive function of viewing videos in Flash. Despite the fact that not all sites work properly on this browser still Skyfire is good at showing streaming online video. This browser has other interesting features (like al the standard options Safari can offer), but it is known precisely for its ability to work with the format of Flash. Skyfire is simply the best in this area. As Atomic it is available for an iPhone and for an iPad.
4. Opera Mini (free)
Opera mini is an iPhone’s add-on for those who got used to browse websites via Opera on home computers. Among the features of this browser are: a built-in ability to create visual bookmarks on the home page, support for bookmark synchronization with the PC’s desktop browser version and the other phones. This is especially handy if you do not have an account in MobileMe to sync bookmarks between different devices where Opera browser was installed.
This browser has its own features that make it different from others. All of them are basically about the diverse methods of scrolling on a web page. The first possibility is the presence of scroll bar as a desktop version has. This panel is much easier to navigate when a user browses large web pages. Another feature is a multi-touch scrolling. This capability provides a better page navigation by pressing the buttons (up and down). Separately, you can select the download speed of tabs’ loading.
5. iCab Mobile ($1.99)
iCab Mobile has the similar to other browsers functions. It looks like has to look like a fully functional Safari. It can offer the following features to its users: a download manager and offers the ability to view thumbnail page as well as to select the transition region. The last feature can be handy for people with poor eyesight and the comfortable use of it is possible only on an iPad.
iCab browser does not replete with functionality, but instead offers the ability to view an entire page, as well as has a download manager that makes it a worthy competitor.
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