Tech Tip Tuesday: iPad Browsers
Written by Chris Adams | posted in Tech Tip Tuesday | 2 Comments
Own an iPad? Frustrated with the default Safari web browser? Even if you’re not currently annoyed with the Safari browser, here are some reasons why you should be:
- Can’t play flash-based videos
- Not easy to share things on Facebook and Twitter
- No multi-touch gesture support
- Can’t search for specific keywords within a web page
3 other browser choices
- Mercury: our favorite because it supports multi-touch gestures, meaning you can swipe back to visit the previous page, it’s easy to share things on Twitter and Facebook, and you can search for specific keywords within a web page! Don’t think multi-touch is important? With Safari the MLS here (ARMLS) was basically useless because so many features could not be utilized. But with Mercury’s multi-touch it unlocked a lot of those functions.
- Atomic: very similar to Mercury, but better multi-touch gestures.
- Skyfire: 5x more expensive than the previous two apps but it allows you to watch Flash based videos on a variety of websites, although Flash apps, games and ads still will not work.
For those who ABSOLUTELY need Flash, Skyfire is the best route. Otherwise, Mercury is your best bet and our personal favorite.