Terra Web Browser for iPad and Other Good Safari Alternatives
There are several good alternatives to the Safari browser that comes on the iPad.
While Safari works fine, these browsers add some additional features to web browsing on the iPad.
Here are my top three iPad web browsers, all of them are available at the App Store.
The first one is the Terra Web Browser. The app is free and it offers several features that are not included with the Safari web browser.
One of the main features of the browser is Unlimited Tabs. You can create as many tabs as you need and they are accessible without having to leave the web browsing screen.
They are displayed just like a desktop browser.
Here are the additional features included with Terra for iPad.
- Full Screen Browsing
Take advantage of the 100% of the iPad screen. Hide toolbars and tabs with one tap.
- Save Web Pages
You can save web pages to read them offline with all images preserved.
- Text Search
Easily find a word on the web page. Great for long Wikipedia articles.
- Manage Bookmarks
Terra excels bookmark management. Add bookmarks, create multiple nested folders
- Turn on Desktop Browsing
You can set Terra to pretend IE 7, Desktop Safari or Firefox to browse desktop versions of the web sites.
- Stay Private
When private mode is turned on, your browsing history and cookies are not saved.
- Passcode protection
Protect application with password. Best way to keep your bookmarks, recently visited web sites and saved pages private.
- Send links by email
Share interesting web pages with friends and colleagues.
- Save images
Tap and hold on the image to save it, exactly like in Safari.
The next one on the list is the Atomic Web Browser. This one has been around for awhile and it’s been updated several times. The app only cost $0.99, it’s loaded with features and it’s a universal app (buy it once and use it on iPhone and iPad).
There is also a lite version for those who would like to try it before they buy it.
The last web browser on the list is Skyfire.
Skyfire is a web browser designed for watching Flash videos on the iPad. It allow users to unlock content trapped behind those annoying error messages with question marks and blue Legos while trying to view Flash videos.
The Skyfire web browser offers some additional features as well, including social networking features, private browsing, load as a desktop browser, and full screen browsing.