Opera has launched Opera Touch on iOS, just in time for the release of the new iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max. Opera Touch is a mobile web browser designed to be used with one hand, and offering a host of mobile-friendly features.
According to Opera, a whopping 95 percent of iOS users in the U.S. stick with Safari, never even trying out the alternatives. However, the company is convinced its new mobile browser, Opera Touch, is better than Safari. Here’s why…
Opera Touch is designed to be used with just one hand, making it perfect for smartphones with large screens. The Fast Action Button is located in the bottom middle of the screen, and, once pressed, it gives you access to key functions.
Then there’s Flow, which allows you to share links, images, and videos between Touch and the Opera desktop browser. Just scan a QR code to establish a connection between the two, and you can then share files in an end-to-end encrypted environment.
Opera Touch also adapts to your browsing habits, adding your most-visited sites to your homescreen. The mobile browsers also boasts both a built-in ad blocker (please whitelist MakeUseOf!) and protection against cryptojacking.
Opera Touch Wants to Topple Safari
Unfortunately for Opera we think the company will struggle to convince many iOS users to ditch Safari. Just like Android and Chrome, the two go hand in hand. Still, Touch is an attractive and capable browser that’s available to download from the App Store.