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Alternative to Safari?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by mobi1, Apr 6, 2011.

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    I find Safari quite inadequate.

    Is there any alternative browser for ipad? I know Opera Mobile is available for phones but is it any good for ipad?

    Thanx
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    If you want to watch Flash - albeit remotely hosted - iSwifter is the way to go. There's a free 'lite' version that you can download to check to see if it meets your needs. There are many others too, I'm sure members will give their recommendations.

    The only reservation I have about iSwifter is the 'kindergarden' backdrop - please get rid of it!!!!!

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    There isn't a better browser than firefox. Too bad it's not implemented for iPad.

    I find safari ok, intuitive. A bit slow, but that's expected on embedded. It just needs flash and java.
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    iCab has tabs and some interesting add ons.
    Also look at 360 and Browser+.
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    I use skyfire to be able to watch flash videos.
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    I am new to Ipad and added "Atomic Web". I like it better than Safari.

    Sent from my iPad2 using iPF
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    +1 for Atomic
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    But that is not free, is it?
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    The maven web browser is good. And Fraktol and multiweb

    Sent from my incredible iPad 2
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    Fraktol and multiweb are free, but I think the maven web browser is .99

    Sent from my incredible iPad 2
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    Atomic is 99 cents...sorry I didn't see free as one of the requirements in your OP.
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    Got atomic a couple days ago and I like it a lot better then the safari browser. +1 for Atomic
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    Mercury Browser I believe is the best alt to safari. It not like skydive to where you can get most flash content! But as a browser Mecury is by far my fav, it has Tabs, Full Screen Browsing, a great bookmark scheme, background loading, and the best part is Customizable Multi touch gestures! Example I have a two finger swipe down, to open a new tab, to finger tap on the bottom half to close window. Tow finger swipe left or right to go to respective tabs!

    It takes a very short time to get used to and it not as if you have to use a preset Multi touches, and if you don't like it don't have to use it. Has Facebook and twitter integration I believe, a great word search, and countless option that I haven't even got to test out yet! O and THEMES!

    There is a lite version try that out but I went straight for the pro, you get all the features. Only bad thing I can think of is having to pay for special themes but that's not really a problem I wouldn't pay for those themes but the stock ones rant bad!

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