There is no 'best', it's all subjective.
I've personally tried most and prefer Safari every time. Cant wait to see if Firefox ever gets here though.
Chrome. Much much faster than Safari on Macs as well as iPads.
All a matter of personal preference. I'm a big fan of Atomic Web Browser and rarely use anything else.
I use Chrome everytime
I switch between Safari and Chrome. Atomic is good as well.
Sent from my 32GB WiFi iPad 2 using iPF
I've tried Mercury, Dolphin and Opera. They are all better than Safari at some extent. Dolphin is my favourite now. Mercury would be the best if it would start where you stopped instead of the home page after each break... But my vote goes to Dolphin.
It's personal preference but I use Chrome. It's fast, clean and has Incognito lol
Moving on... What I've found out so far...
I have BrowserChooser tweak installed, which allows me to choose the iPad's default browser. For blocking social "crap", I found a browser called Ghostery (at first I thought it would be an add-on for an existing browser, like on Firefox...), and it seems quite privacy-aware. Adblocking is supported in both Icab and Atomic browsers.
Now, to the final quest... is there one browser yet that supports both (adblocking and social-blocking/tracking)?
Please, Please, Please I cannot wait until Firefox figures this out and creates an iPad version. Adblock and many other add-ons would be sweet. Tried Chrome a few weeks ago but it seems buggy with stalling. Maybe try it again today.