Review of iPad 2 browser apps
Alternative iPad browsers may not be at the top of your iPad 2 apps search list but we thought we share a couple of the best paid iPad browsers that we like and use often. You are probably perfectly happy with the default Safari browser but often you don’t know you need something until you try it. The productivity improvement of having some extra features might bring you over to try these paid iPad browsers. Doh! Like most of us we are not used to paying for our browsers, right? Before you object let me share some benefits and features with both of these ipad 2 apps.
iCab Mobile. So the question with both of these apps is will they improve your web browsing experience on the iPad enough to justify paying $2? Lets start with tabbed browsing in this iPad 2 app. Don’t you miss having real tabs that you can easily and quickly switch between like you do on your desktop or laptop? iCab mobile lets you open links in different tabs and designate them as either background or foreground tabs. And when you find an interesting link all you do is tap it, and have it load in the background while you continue to read the current page uninterrupted. This feature alone is worth the price of this app. We really like the 20 plus modules that let you do everything from adding the current page to Google Reader, Evernote, GoodReader, Instapaper and more. We also love the feature of sending downloads direct to your Dropbox account and the quickstarter page that cache’s thumbnails of your favorite sites for quick touch access. This iCab Mobile iPad browser is here on the app store for $1.99
Duet Browser. We also really like this iPad browser app which is dual window tab browser ipad 2 app which is designed with simple and elegant user interface. It enables you to simultaneously use two web browser windows on your iPad’s large screen. When in portrait orientation mode, your iPad’s screen will be divided into top & bottom browser windows, while the windows are positioned side by side in landscape orientation mode. Every window can open up to 4 tabs to easily switch between web pages with a simple tap of that browser window pane. If you want the active browser tab to maximize to full screen just simply tap it again and likewise to return to the previous size just tap it once again. Simply rotate your iPad to swap windows around. From within this iPad 2 app, you are able to email the current page title and URL links very easily. I use this a lot to just send interesting websites and article to my mailbox for future reference. The Duet browser allows you to run dual browser (thus the name..) which can be run from Safari browser and vice versa. It supports multitasking and allows you to save images easily along with a history and resume function. This Duet Browser iPad app is here on the app store for $1.99