Since the beginning, iPhones have always come equipped with Safari as your staple web browsing app, but don’t think you’re limited to using it. In a world of many web browsers, there are several capable and efficient apps you can download for your iPhone to take advantage of and receive the fastest and best web browsing experience possible. Here are some of the best iPhone browsing apps available:
With the Chrome browsing app available for your iPhone, you can sign in to sync your personalized Chrome experience from your computer and bring it with you wherever you go. This app gives you the ability to search and navigate quickly, directly from the same box. You can choose from results that appear as you type, a feature many Chrome users are used to with their desktop browser.
You also have the option to sign in to Chrome to sync your open tabs, bookmarks, passwords and omnibox data from your computer to your iPhone, allowing you to essentially pick up on your mobile device right where you left off on your desktop.
Opera Mini Web Browser
Considered the fastest, most cost-effective web-browsing experience for your iPhone today, the Opera Mini offers powerful features, including a speed up to six times faster than traditional browsing, even on a slower or crowded network, data savings, a web site speed dial, visual tabs and the opera link which allows you to synchronize your bookmarks and speed dial with a desktop or other mobile phone. The Opera’s servers are so powerful that they actually compress data by up to 90 percent before downloading so that pages load at lightning speed.
Mercury Web Browser
Mercury is said to be the most advanced and sophisticated web browser available for the iPhone. This app supports up to 10 tabs for a quick look at your favorites. Mercury allows multiple downloads to run at the same time, giving you the option of suspending them or resuming them at any time. There’s full screen browsing, file sharing, ad block, MultiTouch gesture support and the list goes on and on.
The greatest feature of this browser would have to be the ad block. The Mercury Browser is equipped with an optimized URL filtering engine to block almost all ad banners. Imagine browsing without any ads? That’s what you can experience with the Mercury Web Browser.
Atomic Web Browser
The Atomic Web Browser is the most customizable full-screen web browser out there. Offering desktop features such as Adblock, Tabs, MultiTouch Gestures, User Agent Switch, Passcode Lock, Facebook/Twitter integration and more, this browser has received a great amount of coverage surrounding it’s features. The file transfer feature on this web browser syncs to Dropbox, iTunes Document Sharing and email with just a simple tap.
So whether it’s speed, customizable tools or no ads that you’re looking for, one of these iPhone browsing apps can fit your every need. It appears as though the days of using Safari are behind us, and thankfully it’s time to look to the future.
About the Author
Sandra Daiken is a freelance writer focusing on technology and the chromium browser. She specializes in apps and anything apple related. Visit www.torchbrowser.com/