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#1 OFFLINE   LilBambi

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:35 AM

Atomic Web: The BEST Web Browser for iOS Devices (Mac HowTo):

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Over the past few years, I have downloaded several third-party web browsers for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, and the one I have found most advanced and feature rich is Atomic Web. While many mobile browsers have their unique features, Atomic Web could well be considered the professional browser for advanced web users. With each version of the app, the developer has included features that make navigating the browser more user friendly and useful for bookmarking, managing and saving websites and pages. Atomic Web outshines the iOS version of Safari by a long shot. It even matches it in speed. But if you go to the developer's site, he doesn't do a great job of showing off what Atomic Web can do. So let's explore some of its outstanding features.


The article was also picked up here sans the screenshots: Atomic Web: The BEST Web Browser for iOS Devices (BusinessInsider)

Atomic Web Browser - Full Screen Tabbed Browser w/ Download Manager & Dropbox by RichTech - (Apple iTunes App Store - website link) (There are some great screenshots of course on this link)

I downloaded it on my iPod Touch and I love it! I have privacy settings set, Adblock Plus (that Android users have had for a while now) on my iPod Touch!

Great job on Atomic Web Browser, RichTech (Here's something interesting. LinkedIn link from Atomic Web Browser website notes he used to work at Motorola and has been a software developer since 2005 working at Motorola, and a web deveoper before that. He also worked on core iPhone apps and Cloud production and development at Velocitude which was acquired in 2010 by Akamai)

Atomic Web Browser - an iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch web browser (developer site)

To give you an idea how Atomic Web Browser can help with security besides the built in stock Adblock Plus and other privacy first settings:

Back in August, the developer posted this:
Use Atomic Browser to limit IOS PDF Security Flaw:
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Websense.com came up with a creative solution to help limit the PDF security flaw using Atomic Browser.   If you are concerned about the exploit,  create an Ad Filter to block all PDFs.

Directions:

    Click the settings gear icon
    Click “Settings”
    Click “Ad Block Settings” and then “Edit Ad Block”.
    Click “New Filter” and then enter: *.pdf
    Click “Done” and “Save”.
    Click “Ad Block” at the top-left corner  to go back to the main screen.
    Click on the “Enable Ad Block” switch to turn it on.

This will work while you use Atomic Browser.  However, you still need to be careful of links from applications which automatically launch Safari (Mail, SMS, Twitter, Facebook, etc)


I thought it was an ingenious interim protection while surfing the web till the Adobe PDF fix was made available.

Here's the info from the About page:

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About

This blog is about information on the Atomic Web Browser.   Atomic Web Browser is a browser for the iPhone and iPod Touch with many advanced features left out of Mobile Safari including:

    Full Screen Mode
    Private Mode
    Passcode Lock
    Ad Block Filters
    Unlimited Tabs
    Save page for offline viewing
    Long Press to open a link in a new or background tab
    Editable search engines
    In page search
    Share page with Facebook or Twitter
    Identify Browser as IE, Firefox, or Desktop Safari
    Adjust font size
    Rotation Lock
    Themes
    Page Source Viewer
    URL Suggestion
    Save image


Can't say enough good about this browser. I just wish there was a setting to make it the default browser! thumbup.gif
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:39 AM

If I like it that much on the iPod Touch, can you imagine what iPad users will think of this browser? wink.gif
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:42 AM

Oh, and the full version is $.99 thumbsup.gif
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:44 AM

Was just reading over some of the customer reviews for Atomic Web Browser (at the iTunes Store website) and found this one:
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he Absolute Best Browser
    
by Deb-AL

Atomic Browser is truly awesome. I will never go to another browser again. It has great features such as downloading files. I like to go to GutenbergProject.com to find free books. I can hold down on the EPUB file choice and open it in iBooks ... fantastic! Note regarding the download feature, if a webpage gives you a button for downloading a file that uses java, it won't work since iPad isn't designed for java. For those sites you'll have to download on a regular computer and then email it to your iPad and then use the Open In, selecting iBooks. That isn't the fault of Atomic Browser.

Amother wonderful feature is that you can go to Atomic's settings and install a "Bookmarklet" into Safari and this seriously reduces the aggravating fact that you can't prevent Email links from opening in Safari!

Also, the support is impressive. I emailed three different times to ask a question and they replied within a very reasonable time with very helpful info.

I tried Perfect Web Browser first. Too many crashes, extremely slow to reply to emailed questions, and missing some of the important features that this browser has.

I can't say enough good things about this browser.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:10 AM

Sounds neat smile.gif
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:17 PM

I downloaded Atomic Web a couple weeks ago. I like it, but haven't fully explored all of its features. I didn't even know it did ad blocking  blushing.gif

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 11:19 PM

QUOTE (steeler_fan @ Feb 25 2012, 04:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I downloaded Atomic Web a couple weeks ago. I like it, but haven't fully explored all of its features. I didn't even know it did ad blocking  blushing.gif

Oh, yeah! It's great! happy62.gif
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 06:56 PM

cool tool!  neat find, lil bambi!
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 07:11 PM

Thanks Temmu! I am definitely enjoying it!
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