Mobile iCab is easily the best browser for the iPhone and iPod touch. Although some will be put off by the fact that this app isn’t free, it is much faster and offers tons slick features not found Mobile Safari, making it worth every penny and then some.
Alexander Clauss’ truly superb iCab Mobile 2.0 (iTunes, $1.99) was released earlier this month and, after spending time using and trying the many new features, I can once again wholeheartedly recommend this browser for the iPhone and iPod touch.
New features and comments:
• Scrollpad feature can be used to scroll within large web sites extremly fast
— Tap the screen with three fingers to activate
• Great privacy features, including porn mode, delete cache/history on quit, password limit iCab feature access in guest mode, etc
• Transparent navigation icons in iCab’s corners in fullscreen mode
— This the way mobile browsing is meant to be
• Download any file and transfer it to your Mac
— Access this feature through settings, great for sharing bookmakers, too
— Easily tweak maximum download size by connection type (smart)
• Send email from within iCab without switching to Mobile Mail
— This the way mobile browsing is meant to be as it saves so much time!
• Page-compression via Google Mobilizer
— Another “of course” moment in this excellent browser; saves time and bandwidth
• Save offline bookmarks to view pages when offline
— Really handy for those parts of your office or home that are dead zones
• Restore session feature
— Of course it’s in there..
And, all of these features and more are explained in detail in iCab Mobile 2.0’s help (Tool icon -> Help, See also: iCab Mobile 2.0 change log)
Forgive me for the repetition, but iCab Mobile 2.0 isn’t just better than Safari—mobile browser the way it should be…
What’s your take
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— AT&T: Tethering still coming [someday]