Are you looking to change your iPad browser? Some users report that they are not happy with the default Safari app that comes with the iPad. While Safari is a great browser it does have some limitations as an iPad app. Here we review three alternate browsers you can try out if you are not happy with Safari or just looking for a change.
FB Web Browser
The FB web browser was built specifically for the iPad and takes advantage of the entire screen. This browser lets you surf as if you are were using a desktop computer and is pretty fast at loading some complex websites. FB has the following features:
- Full Screen Mode
- Bookmarks (with folder support)
- Private Mode
- Offline Mode
- In page searching
This browser worked as expected. It was fast and the menu options were easy to find plus the full screen mode really filled up the iPad screen nicely. The use of tabs was also nice since I’m used to using that in Firefox. Scrolling was a little choppy at times as others have said but it wasn’t so bad that I could not use it.
I give this browser 4 out of 5 daily dogs for it’s simplicity
Atomic Web Browser
Price: $0.99 (there is also a free version)
The Atomic iPad web browser is a nice change from Safari. It is highly customizable and flexible, not to mention pretty fast. It has the following features:
- Full Screen mode
- Ad Block
- Multi Touch Gesture Support
- In Page Search
- Private Mode
- View Source
For a $.99 app this browser is really a great choice if you want to switch from using Safari. I used the View source feature and it worked perfect. Also, the level of customization was really impressive (see screen shot). If you are looking to change your iPad web browser then definitely check this out. I also did not notice any choppiness while browsing or scrolling.
I give this app 5 out of 5 daily dogs
Perfect Web Browser
The Perfect iPad web browser claims to be the fastest and most advanced browser to date. It has an impressive set of features but does fall short in some areas like no ability to turn cookies off . It has also been reported to be crashing once in awhile but there seems to be a fix in the works. When it is working, it gets great reviews and people really feel it’s one of the best browsers for the iPad. Some of its features include:
- Touch Scrolling
- Tabs and Background tabs
- Desktop Browser rendering (so you don’t get the mobile version of websites)
- Font size adjustment
- Light memory footprint
I used this browser and it did not crash. The surfing was smooth and the pages loaded as I would suspect. I wasn’t a huge fan of the way they implemented tabs but other than that it is definitely a good browser.
I give this browser 4 out of 5 daily dogs
While all three of these were perfect if you are looking to change your iPad web browser, Atomic was my favorite so far. These are all great choices and I’m sure everyone has their own personal favorite. At the end of the day, what I want most is a fast and simple way to surf the web with features I’m used to using on my Desktop/laptop.
If you want to play flash video on your iPad, try Skyfire browser for iPad. Click here for the full review.