Safari vs. others

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  1. devis
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    Been using iLunascape as a browser for most things, interchange with Safari every so often because, for example, the reply box in this forum isn't usable under iLunascape.

    But I find deficiencies with both... one of the biggest things is that I can't access my BofA accounts page with either, but that's cause of the Flash. Another is that while VPN-ed in I have to enter my credentials every time I flip through pages in our intranet. I know this last one has got something to do with the way we've implemented security and most browsers can't handle it. And other little annoyances, like iLunascape will zoom up to a certain resolution, but it will zoom to fill the page if I doubletap on the screen. And then there's the lack of options, addons, things of that sort.

    I'm wondering what browser do most of you guys use and how do you cope with the limitations.
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    I've been using Atomic Web Browser pretty much since day one. It too has a few limitations, namely this forum. I find it ironic that the #1 Ipad forum is so hard to use with the Ipad, but I digress.

    As far as dealing with other limitations, when I need to do something more serious I use my PC either directly or via remote desktop.
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    Been using RDP while on VPN to connect to my work desktop and it works great actually, but that's mostly if I need to access certain internal resources that won't show up on the iPad such as our inventory databases or BES 5 management page which is a complete and utter failure in the part of RIM, might I add, but for a complete computing experience RDP just isn't up to snuff. Needs a mouse, badly!

    I'll try Atomic, see what it's all about
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    Atomic Web Browsee usually does good for me. Otherwise, I'd stick with Safari.
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    The issue about some browsers not allowing text input on this forum and other forums etc is just poor programing their is a fix please read following.


    Ok I have done some research and yes I know I am crazy but I have 8 browsers which is almost every one available. You may ask why and it's a good question. I provide support not only here and iphone4 forums but also user groups and my own client base.
    Note in each case I signed in to the forum

    So here is the hot list of browsers that allow you to edit and post in this and other forums.
    1) Safari. - no problems
    2) Perfect browser - change preferences to safari desktop rendering
    3) Atomic web - change preferences to safari iPad
    4) iCab - change preferences to safari support

    This list is browsers that do not allow you to post into text boxes in not only this forum but others as well. Text boxes are grayed out

    1) Super web. No option to change to safari in pref
    2) Browser duo - no option to change to safari in pref
    3) Readdle docs - no option to change to safari in pref
    4) ibrowser - no option to change to safari in pref

    I have no answers to why this is the case and yes I have reported it to the developers of each app that has problems.

    Col.Bris
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    Doesn't boa have an app?
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    Another one, which is great, is Full Web Browser. I believe thats the name..lol but im posting from it right now no probs. It lets u change the desktop renderation. I have it on safari ipad. I noticed when u try to switch it to a true desktop, videos wont work within facebook or some other sites. It will tell u you need flash. But if switch it bck to safi ipad, the videos will play or i guess the sites recognize its an ipad and makes the vids compatible

    Plus it has a transparent bar on the side for super fast sdrolling on web pages. I have the ilunascape, atomic web browser, full web browser, n of course Safari. Im glad i read this thread. I think i did pay $2.99 for it so ima use it more often..lmao. Its really good plus lets u put full screen. Free version of browsers are cool, but the upgraded ones are best. I have like 148 apps..lol. U end up forgetting what u got.
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2010
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    Col. bris you are surely the man! Thanks a bunch for the tips.
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    I used iCab Mobile, but recently switched to Atomic Browser which is great. Posting to this forum with Atomic right now. Just switch The browser identification in the settings.
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    Another browser has been updated to support the forum and works fine

    Side by side
    A real nice browser
    Col
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    Is there a way to set a different browser as the default browser?
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    I don't think so, but then, maybe the iPad does have a way to do that.
    I use my iTouch, and never saw any way of setting the default browser to anything.
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    No, there isn't.
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    Not unless you jailbreak.

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