There are two things I do when I first get a device. The first would be to find a keyboard that suits my needs. Right after setting up my keyboard, I go ahead and get myself a good browser.
The stock browser is often not the best around. We know there’s a plethora of options out there, so we thought we should write a no-nonsense list of the very best browsers out there. Some are supported by multiple platforms, some are not, but these are definitely our favorites.
This browser is the most popular browser in the world for very good reasons. Chrome is fast, simple, clean and filled with great features. It also takes advantage of the cloud to keep all your devices and preferences synchronized.
Chrome is currently #1 and we don’t see it losing that spot in a very long time. It’s actually the smartphone browser I happen to use for all Android and iOS devices. And like most other Google goodies, it’s free!
If there is a browser that can truly compete against Chrome, it’s going to be Firefox. This browser is known for its complexity and powerful features. It’s a platform of sorts, allowing you to customize your experience to your liking via add-ons.
This browser is amazing, guys. I would say it’s probably the best option for the tinkerers and hard-core geeks out there. And it’s also free, so might as well try it! The only downside is that it’s currently only available for Android smartphones (aside from PCs).
I would recommend Opera Mobile for those who want a more powerful experience, but Opera Mini is much more light and quick. Not to mention, Opera Mini is supported by Adnroid, iOS and Windows Phone. Hell, it even works on many “basic” phones.
Opera Mini is known for being light, fast and interactive. It also has features that will help you save data, which is a big deal for smartphone users. It even offers the ability to save pages for offline reading and browsing privately.
Download Opera Mini from the Apple App Store
While other browsers are lighter, more powerful or customizable, Dolphin prides itself in being a fun browser. And I must say they are right, this is likely the funnest browser I have used. It supports gesture shortcuts (which you ca create), voice actions, speed dials, sharing and more.
Like some of he big guys, Dolphin also supports add-ons, which takes also takes it to a superior level of expandability. By the way, Dolphin continues supporting Flash!
I wanted to show you something a bit unique, and Link Bubble is a browser I actually use. It’s not so much a browser replacement as much as it is a good addition over your favorite browser. Try to picture a browser that can work over whatever your screen is displaying. That is exactly what Link Bubble do.
The best way to explain it is that it works kinda like Facebook Chatheads. You can minimize your tabs into bubbles that float around your screen. You can then expand them as you wish. It works great for when you want to click on links from separate apps.
The app can be used in a limited way for free, but you can unlock all the features by paying $2.49. Not a cheap browser, but definitely worth it.