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The iPad has been around since 2010. It ushered in a new wave of computing and user experience design, all of it centred around a highly-interactive glass pane. So it’s sort of surprising that some apps really don’t differ much from their desktop versions. Safari is a perfect example of this — while browsing the Internet on Safari is a lovely experience with iPad, the interface largely remains unchanged.

Some people would argue this is a good thing and creates a sense of consistency. Others, like the folks behind the Opera browser, would argue otherwise. Opera’s new browser, Coast, is an attempt to completely reinvent what browsing on an iPad should be like. Read on for my thoughts on the new app.

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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!