The Safari for iPad is your window to the worldwide web. Here, you’ve got the internet at your fingertips – scroll through your chosen webpages with your digits, or zoom with the same gestures that you’d apply to your iPhone and iPod Touch – it’s up to you.
Another great thing is, much like Firefox’s tabbed browsing, you too can have multiple windows open at the same time, which is great for switching to chosen site whenever you need to. If you click on a site’s image with a zoom function, it will often open into a new window by default, so as not to overcomplicate or clutter your iPad’s browsing abilities.
In the same way that you’d bookmarked your favorite sites or pages of note, you can do that too, or add it to your Safari for iPad homepage to ensure you can access these pages in a flash whenever you need to.
Safari For iPad – Key Features
As you’d expect, this internet – browsing app enables you to check out webpages at your leisure. While sites with Flash functionality won’t work on here – iPad’s don’t support Flash, unfortunately – overall, it shouldn’t affect your browsing experience too much.
Search And Go
The bar on the top – right of the screen enables you to search for a topic or website by typing it in. you can use one of three of the major search engine providers – this can be changed within the Safari for iPad tab when you click on Settings – it’s set to Google by default. It’ll make suggestions as soon as you type the first letter; it will also list more recent searches in case they’re relevant too.
In the same way, that your favorite sites can be bookmarked for future use, the Safari for iPad, let’s you do this too. If you click on the open book symbol along the top bar of the screen, you’ll be presented with a drop – down list. Within that list you can edit and organize your bookmarked pages, or add new ones to it. See the Quick Tip boxout for more.
If you use a site regularly, there’s something even more convenient than a bookmark that you can utilize. While you’re on a site, if you click on the arrow coming out a box, you’ll have the chance to add it as a bookmark to the Home screen. Much like the apps you’ve bought from the App Store, this logo from the site will sit alongside it for you to press when you need it.
Mail And Link
Sometimes links are too good not to share – whether it’s talking cats, recipes, or a gift idea. Luckily, Safari lets you email these links. In the same ways that you would bookmark a page, click on the arrow to the side of the URL bar, and select Mail Link to this Page. It will hook up directly with your email, so all you have to do is fill in the recipient’s details. And you’re good to go.
Safari For iPad – Quick Tip
The internet has a whole variety of uses for us in our day-to-day and working lives, so it’s understandable that bookmarking a few those is a great way to save time in the future. However, having all whole load of bookmarked sites can eventually get out of hand.
To prevent this situation, it’s wise to implement a systematic approach to bookmarking in the first instance. By creating folders with recognizable names, you can access those handy pages when you really need them, rather than trawling through a long list of confusing URLs that you’ve long – since forgotten.
If you click on the open book icon along the top of the Safari browser window, you’ll be presented with a Bookmarks bar, which you can either use to select Bookmarks, or Edit. By clicking on Edit, you can then form lots of different folders with helpful names, such as News, Gift Ideas, Cool Exhibitions and so on. Then when you come to bookmark your sites (Press the arrow logo and select from the drop-down list when you’re on your site of choice), you can select the destination folder that it should sit in.