The times when you could only use Safari as a browser on your iPhone are behind us; We compare the best web browsers for iOS.
Yes, you read it correctly, until recently you could not use the browser you wanted on your iPhone or iPad: Safari was the only option available, and the App Store did not have any approved third-party browser. Luckily this changed, even though Safari is still the default browser with no option to change, and we can install any browser on our iOS device that we want to surf the Internet.
But before so many browsers, what is the right choice, Which browser gives me more advantages day by day? To verify this we have put them all face to face.
Safari: the default browser
The first browser we are talking about is the one that already comes in the operating system: Safari is Apple’s default choice for us to surf the net, and the truth is that it does not do badly, making surfing the Internet a simple thing. the simplest option Because Apple has already taken care of integrating Safari into the system: every time we click on a link, every time an application wants to open a website, Safari will be there to load the page. And it works well, so why play something that already works?
Chrome: for Google addicts
The Google browser has sneaked into all our devices, from the desktop to the mobile, and iOS is no exception to the rule, because we can find Google Chrome in the App Store no more headaches. Material-based design It is a breath of fresh air that many will appreciate, with clear and concise menus, as well as the integration with our Google account and the other Chrome browsers that we use, but in exchange we have something more slow.
- Chrome: available on the App Store
Firefox: for those looking for features
Firefox remains a mainstay of the free software community, and its arrival on Apple devices was news that all fans of the browser appreciated. It has a design quite similar to that found on the desktop and with many of its functions, so we will be used to using Firefox on the desktop. In speed it is average and loaded with functions, although a server is not convinced by the bet they have made in terms of design. This is where everyone’s tastes come in, although just above we leave you the captures so that you can comment for yourself.
- Firefox: available on the App Store
Opera Mini: speed galore
Opera was one of the first to be interested in developing its own browser for iOS, and they have done so with two approaches: a browser focused on optimizing data consumption and another dedicated to being as complete as possible. Opera Mini is the one that is dedicated to being fast, and the truth is that it complies.Despite that focus on speed, the design is good and has the necessary and fair functions to surf the net. This lack of functions can be decisive for many users, but if you are looking to save data, Opera Mini is the browser you are looking for.
- Opera Mini: available on the App Store
Dolphin: so many functions it overloads
On the other hand, and if you have been looking at how things are on Android, you will hear Dolphin, a gesture-based and feature-rich browser that is also available on iOS. It is difficult to get used to the browser itself for a simple factor: it has so many functions that the learning curve is very steep. If you are willing to make the effort to adapt to those functions, the change to Dolphin can be good.
- Dolphin: available on the App Store
Onion Browser: with privacy in mind
And finally we have Onion Browser, a browser that passes all your traffic through the Tor network. This means that our browsing will be somewhat slower when going through several nodes to anonymize our connection, but we will gain in privacy and we will be able to avoid censorship attempts on the web.
- Onion Browser: available on the App Store