With the growth of mobile computing, people are looking for better ways to surf the Internet. While the default browser shipped with Android and iOS (Chrome and Safari) are already very good, there are many other browsers that provide more distinct features for demanding users. Want to get the most out of your touchscreen? Discover Dolphin. Need to make the most of limited data? Try Opera Mini. Flash compatibility, add-ons and other features are there, if you know where to look. Here are ten of our favorite mobile browsers.
- Chrome (Android, iOS)
Lighthouse Google Chrome browser (iOS, Android) provides impressive performance and the same minimalist stylings seen on the desktop version. It's Chrome, pressed into mobile with a unified search / address bar Omnibox, Incognito mode for private browsing, and friendly smartphone features such as voice search. If you are also a desktop Chrome user, you're in luck because the mobile version of Chrome features some of the best sync tabs, bookmarks and history in the area, which makes the seamless transition between desktop and mobile browsing.
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- Safari (iOS)
While early versions of Safari on the iPad were lemons that had no tabbed browsing and other performance features, the Apple browser has steadily improved. A / search field Omnibar URL style is cleverly hidden until needed, and magnetic driven controls replace the traditional and the avant Back button and tab-style card, it is easy for users to navigate between many open tabs. Do Not Track, a password generator, parental controls and personal navigation are among the many other features make their debut in the latest iterations of Safari Mobile.
- Firefox for Android
Another desktop browser that is done a fantastic transition for mobile Firefox for Android is making its big desktop brother proud. A "Awesome Bar" simplified combines research and address bar as well as bookmarks and tab bar, and Firefox for Android also supports a growing list of Extensions provide more features, such as password managers and ad blockers. Firefox has also been busy introducing Firefox Sync, which allows you to use one account to synchronize your Firefox tabs, history, bookmarks and add-ons between PCs and Android devices for virtually seamless transitions.
- Hover browser (Android)
The pop-style Android browser has seen much development since browsers like LinkBubble quickly and popularized the idea. One of our favorites is the Hover browser. Rather than launching a full-screen browser when you tap a link, Hover Bubble preload the link at the bottom with an indicator on the screen (aka Messenger chat head) tell you when the link is loaded. This leaves you free to continue with what you are in the application until the link is ready. Hover browser can grab links to a variety of applications and supports multiple windows on the screen. Additional features include bookmarks, a download manager, configurable and user agent.
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- Opera (Android)
Opera (Android) launched a major reorganization of its mobile browser earlier this year, replacing its former Presto engine with chrome grasp. While the rear end may have undergone changes, frontal features such as Speed Dial and visual flow management tabs are the same, increased by a Discover tab to find new content. A "Off-Road" mode also brings the Internet proxy connection system of the signing of the Opera, media content sent to the servers of Opera, compressed, reducing your bandwidth and the use of data. He even took a little brother iOS, Coast, with a simple swipe gesture to start the search.
- Opera Mini (Android, iOS)
Opera Mini works as a lean (Android, iOS), browser Opera brother means more feature rich. The emphasis is on the Opera Mini Opera Browser compression signature data, clutching reduce the size of photos, videos and other media that you find on websites in compact versions with minimal quality loss . The result? Lightning fast loading times and data savings. This does not necessarily mean Opera Mini is free of duties. A Speed Dial allows you to put your favorite websites with just a touch, intelligent page aggregates your social media, and support for tabs, the download page and a download manager round things out.
- Dolphin (Android, iOS)
Dolphin (Android, iOS) remains strong when it comes to powerful mobile browsers feature-packed, packing a variety of tools and addons options that allow you to make the most of a mobile browser. Soloists include gesture bookmarks that allow you to draw letters to jump to your favorite sites, and Sonar, a voice-activated search tool. Addon support, custom gestures, tabbed browsing and more are also available, making for a highly configurable, rich mobile browser features.
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- Coast Opera (iOS)
A new browser from the developers of Opera, breaks the mold of Côte most mobile browsers. Coast avoids the traditional address bar and down buttons / rear, with a complete browsing experience of the screen with only a home button to return to the speed dial page / research, and the tab . Navigation is driven by smears, with left and right smears move forward and back, and drag down to refresh pages. This is a very different browser interface that works surprisingly well on the touch screen. Coast Opera is also working in some of the main features of the Opera, as Opera Turbo system for compressing images and media for faster loading times.
- Puffin Web Browser ($ 2.99) (Android, iOS)
In addition to being fast wicked browser Puffin (Android, iOS) brings a lot of interesting features in the area of mobile browsers. First, he has a full support for Adobe Flash, enabling media consumption and Flash games still prevalent on many websites. Virtual joysticks and trackpad allow various controls and mouse style navigation websites pointer. Another interesting feature is the ability to download files directly to your cloud service of choice, saving more bandwidth. Support add-on allows users to add even more customization.
- iCab ($ 1.99) (iOS)
A feature-rich browser iCab trades elegance for power in a package slightly clunkier, similar to a computer. iCab includes tabbed browsing, a customizable URL-based filter for adblocking, full screen mode, download manager, private browsing, user-agent spoofing and more. iCab also includes a good amount of features oriented mobile, such as multi-touch gesture support and page compression to save on your mobile data cap. He could be accused of bloating function, but chances are, if there is a function of the browser you are looking for, iCab's got built.