In 2008 Apple opened the iOS gates to third-party developers, but its strict App Store policies severely limited app creativity. App Store submissions were rejected if the app duplicated core functionality of iOS native apps. This meant that the quality of the web browsing and emailing experience was solely controlled by Apple. Web browsers were some of the first applications to slide past Apple’s restrictive policies, and several excellent notables clawed their way above the rest.
Phillip reviewed Grazing a few months ago, and reading the review left me hungry to try it. Unfortunately, I found myself less concerned with flexibility of browsing and sharing and more concerned with download management, something that both Mobile Safari and Grazing lack. This led me to iCab Mobile, a powerful browser by Alexander Clauss.
How does iCab hold up to the competition? Can it counter Mobile Safari’s native advantage?
I have to be honest here, when surfing on the iPad I’ve never really given any other browser a chance. Safari is perfect for everything I need, I can’t think of the last time it frustrated me.
That Safari synchronises with my bookmarks is merely a bonus that helps it keep its lead.
I am, however, fascinated to know what other browsers people do use on their iPads. There must be reasons that make you want to switch, be it the ability to view Flash or simply the superior functionality, and I’d love to know them! What browser do you use, and why is that your current choice?
Do you use Skyfire because you can’t live without Flash? Or use a different browser in order to go full screen?
What percentage of iPad users stick with Safari as their primary browser? I’m betting it’s pretty high…
Lets get an idea of the top browsers among the illustrious readers of iPad.AppStorm, get involved with the poll just over there. It’d be great to know why you use what you use, especially if you select a browser other than Safari!