Best Free Web Browser for iOS



The iOS operating system is used in Apple’s portable touch screen devices. Apple has specifically designed their operating system to be secure, stable and easy to use; with the latest release being the best after its reiteration and incarnation.

While all iOS devices come with Apple’s own Safari browser built-in, there is a big choice of third party browsers available in the Apple App Store for free, which do the same job as Safari for browsing web content, but each with its own features and flavors.


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The web browser that's built into iOS devices and most popular among Apple users.

Our Rating: 
License: Free
Fast, great layout and very good features.
No Flash support.
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Google Chrome  

A fast and minimalistic web browser syncs across multiple devices.

Our Rating: 
License: Free
Fast and minimalistic, useful features like Request Desktop Version, Speak Now mode, New Incognito Tab, etc.
No option to start Chrome with a home page.
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Opera Mini  

The fastest browser I have tested when using a slow Internet connection.

Our Rating: 
License: Free
Fast, good unique features.
Can't transfer favorites from other browsers.
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Mercury Browser  

A web browser with a big amount of settings and options you can think of, plus Ad Blocker and Download manager.

Our Rating: 
License: Free
Fast, vast amount of options and features.
Not all features worked, unstable at times.
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Puffin Web Browser  

An interesting web browser with a Game Pad, Track Pad and good amount of settings.

Our Rating: 
License: Free
Nice addition of a Game Pad and a Track Pad, loads websites very fast.
Pop-up adverts. Only a two-week trial of Adobe Flash is included with the free version of the web browser.
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Until Apple allows customers to set other default browser than Safari, there is no use of having other browsers, since by using several apps they by "default open the default browser"

And the same applies to the Mail apps.

I've deleted Chrome, Opera and Firefox from my IPhone and just use Safari.

Chrome should be the killer app, given its ability to share across platforms, and its clean functionality, but you must have happened upon a lucky day, or a lucky copy. It has become so unstable that it is essentially unusable for serious work. It simply crashes, consistently, throwing all data to the winds. Its big brother generally restores itself to its last state, but the iOS version just wets its pants and falls back to square one. I would give it one or two stars at best. The big question is - how did Google take a perfectly exellent browser, and bring it down to this poor state?