May 2, 2011
iCab Mobile, one of the premier third-party web browsers available for iOS, has just been updated to version 4.8. And though the offered tweaks and improvements weren't enough to warrant a big jump to 5.0 status, don't let that fool you: This edition marks a significant upgrade in terms of both user customization and interaction. Before this release, iCab Mobile was already a big seller on the App Store, often outperforming the Atomic, Mercury, and PERFECT browsers that account for the bulk of the category's outstanding remainder. In it's newest form, iCab Mobile -- already known for its class-leading stability -- continues to throw option after option your way, letting you browse, peruse, skim, and surf, all without ever sinking the ship! Open tab after open tab, the app just won't quit. You probably won't care about some of the updates listed on the iCab Mobile iTunes page, but we'd like to point out a few big ones that might sway the as-yet uninitiated:
- You can switch tabs by dragging the current page left or right.
- All browser toolbars (even in fullscreen mode) can be configured, changed, moved, or deleted.
- A history of closed tabs is available.
- An AirPlay module allows AirPlay for videos on websites which don't yet enable the feature natively.
iCab Mobile (Web Browser)
Atomic Web Browser - Full Screen Tabbed Browser w/ Download Manager & Dropbox
Mercury Web Browser Pro - The most advanced browser for iPad and iPhone
PERFECT Browser - EXTRAORDINARY FullScreen Browser w/ REAL-TABS, TV Out & Auto Scroll