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iCab Mobile 5.5 adds Reading List, StumbleUpon module and more

2 March 2012 2,193 views No Comment

The Egg McMuffin of iOS browsers? There are plenty of contenders for the throne, but few are as good as Alexander Claus’ iCab Mobile, which has truly unique and cool features that can’t be found elsewhere including an extensible “module” architecture for great add-on functionality.

It’s not free, which means you’re not for sale, and it’s easily the best version yet. iCab Mobile 5.5 ($1.99) isn’t a great leap forward, but builds on the solid foundation this app has established over the last few years.

New and improved stuff includes:

• New “Reading list” feature: Add web pages and links for later reading them later via Readability
• The brightness control is now also available on the iPhone.
• Improved background process and notification support
• New StumpleUpon Module
• Support for the IMDb App added
• The scrollbar (when enabled) now includes arrows at its ends
• Under iOS 5.0.1 and later you can explicitly configure downloads to be included in the iTunes/iCloud backup
• Reduces the amount of temporary memory that is used for the filters, fixing a crash

I’ve been a iCab Mobile user since version 1.0 and recommend it to users looking for unique features, like the ability to download files, the integrated Facebook module and best-in-class tab support.

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