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Top 8 iPad Web Browsers

Alternatives to the Safari Browser

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Article last updated on August 9, 2012

The majority of iPad users surf the Web using their device's default browser, Safari. Although Apple's browser is a respectable offering, there are several other options available for download via the App Store. Most people are unaware of this fact, assuming that Safari is the only way to go. The following Safari alternatives each have their own unique pros and cons.

1. Google Chrome

iPad Air with Google Chrome Logo
iPad Air: Apple Inc. / Google Chrome logo: Google Inc.

Long a favorite on desktop platforms, Google's Chrome browser made it to the iPad in the summer of 2012, bringing with it a large sampling of the features that it has become known for. As Safari alternatives continue to battle for tablet supremacy, Chrome finds itself at the top of our list.

About Web Browsers Rating: 5 Stars

2. Safe Browser

Safe Browser blocks children from viewing adult content on their iPad. Utilizing a unique type of dynamic filtering, this browser does more than just check a website against an existing URL blacklist.

About Web Browsers Rating: 5 Stars

3. Atomic Web Browser

Atomic Web Browser offers a robust feature set normally reserved for desktop browsers. The main selling point lies in its full screen browsing mode, but it is the other functionality that really makes this app stand out from the pack.

About Web Browsers Rating: 4.5 Stars

4. Perfect Browser

Perfect Browser offers a plethora of features, including some unique to this app. Where it distinguishes itself from other iPad browsers is in its ability to take full advantage of the device's touch technology.

About Web Browsers Rating: 4.5 Stars

5. Duo Browser

Duo Browser provides the ability to view two browser windows simultaneously on your iPad. By placing one window above the other, this app assists those multitaskers out there who can benefit from dual browsing.

About Web Browsers Rating: 4 Stars

6. Night Browser

Night Browser offers a unique, much-needed feature on your iPad by giving you the ability to adjust your device's brightness from within the app itself.

About Web Browsers Rating: 4 Stars

7. Skyfire Browser

Skyfire for iPad is a fairly impressive browser that combines a number of useful features in a stable and visually engaging package. Its major attraction, however, lies in the fact that it can play Flash videos.

About Web Browsers Rating: 3.5 Stars

8. News Browser

News Browser makes it easy to peruse the Web's most popular news sites on your iPad. These news resources include Web giants like Google and Yahoo! as well as reputable online publications such as The Washington Post and USA Today.

About Web Browsers Rating: 2.5 Stars

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