The browser on your smartphone is probably one of the most used apps and rightly so, it gives you access to all of the internet at your fingertips.
It’s fast and simple and puts the content first. But if you’ve recently switched to Chrome or Firefox on your desktop or simply looking to try a new browser, we’ve got your back.
From tens of great Internet browsers available in the AppStore, we’ve selected 6 that we found the most interesting. They offer solid web browsing performance and unique features that may help you get the information you need faster or even, in some cases, reinvent the way you view web pages.
If you’re already using Chrome for desktop, there’s nothing stopping you from ditching Safari in favour of Chrome for iOS. As soon as you download the app and log in with your Google account, you will be able to sync bookmarks, browsing history, and even opened tabs. Chrome is fast and reliable and sports a gorgeous Material Design theme.
Opera Coast is a fresh new take on the idea of browsing the web on a mobile device. Rather than copying the look and feel of the famous desktop web browser, Opera decided to equip their iPhone app with a completely redesigned interface. As a result, Opera Coast offers fluid and intuitive navigation based on swipes and taps.
The app also visualizes search results and comes up with interesting content recommendations every time you launch it.
Dolphin is a fast and free web browser that allows you to share links and phone numbers with a single tap, sync bookmarks and browsing history across different devices, use gestures to navigate the mobile web. A powerful search engine and intuitive controls make Dolphin one of the most popular apps in its category.
Mercury is probably the only Internet browser in the AppStore, which puts design first and allows you to apply various themes. It comes with 11 built-in skins, most of which looks pretty good. Other features include 7 different search engines to choose from, performance options, customizable interface, built-in ad-block support, and file manager which helps you organize and shared downloaded files.
Maxthon scored more than 600 million downloads and there’s a good reason why this web browser is so popular. In addition to offering a lightning fast performance and cloud-based web browsing, the app comes with a bunch of very useful features like private browsing, reader mode, and download manager.
From time to time you may stumble upon a Flash-based website and Safari will simply display an empty screen. Fortunately, there’s an app that can help you in such situations. If you must access a Flash-based website, download Puffin. It’s a simple and lightweight web browsers, which comes with built-in Flash support.
Obviously the app doesn’t support Flash natively (Apple blocked that), but uses a clever workaround to make it work. By shifting the workload from your phone to remote cloud servers, it converts Flash websites and significantly speeds up mobile browsing. Give it a try and see for yourself.
If you recommend any other great Internet browsers for iOS, be sure to leave them in the comments below and we may add them to the post.