Top 5 Best Free Web Browser Apps for iPhone & Android

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The web browsers that come loaded on smartphones aren’t always the best, especially in the case of Safari on the iPhone. It may be one of the most used browsers in the world but that doesn’t mean it is the best. These give options are easy to use and compatible with any phone so you can get browsing.


1. Chrome

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It wouldn’t be a browser round up without mentioning Google’s Chrome. On the computer, it is incredibly easy to navigate and understand and the app is no different. Open the app and Google will come up right away so you can search for a site you want or type it into the bar at the top. Just like on the computer, you can display many tabs at once or even open an Incognito tab. The best part is, if you use Chrome on your computer you can sign into Google and transfer all your bookmarks and history right to your phone.

Download it here for Apple.

Download it here for Android.

Pros:

  • Can open incognito tabs
  • Transfer bookmarks and history from computer
  • Easy to navigate

Cons:

  • Can only transfer if you have a Google account
  • Can’t swipe between tabs
  • Takes up a lot of room on your device

2. Puffin

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In the tradition of naming browsers after animals, Puffin is another great option. It is a very safe way to search and will tell you when you might be entering a site that’s unsafe so you don’t enter any privileged information. When you open the search tab you can choose to see results from Ask, Yahoo, Bing and Google just by hitting the icons at the top of the screen. Scroll through the main menu to see Bookmarked pages, news and games Puffin offers. Everything is displayed in a squares and rectangles so you can see things at a glance quickly.

Download it here for Apple.

Download it here for Android.

Pros:

  • See all bookmarked pages displayed in squares on one page
  • Delete all tabs at once
  • Choose search provider in a second

Cons:

  • Can be difficult to navigate
  • Comes with bookmarks already loaded
  • Has ads at the bottom of the screen

3. Dolphin

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Lesson learned, marine animals make great browsers and Dolphin is no exception. As with the others, you can search, open new tabs and create bookmarks all from your phone. However the thing that really sets Dolphin apart is the ability to use Gestures for short commands. Open the Dolphin tab and draw an N to open a new tab. You can create your own gestures and quickly access things by just drawing. If you find an interesting news article, simply tap it to share on Facebook and Twitter. Everything is fast and streamlined just like a dolphin.

Download it here for Apple.

Download it here for Android.

Pros:

  • Use gestures for quick commands
  • Share on social media quickly
  • Can change the theme and look

Cons:

  • Can take a long time to load certain pages
  • Sometimes doesn’t save bookmarks
  • Can be hard to navigate

4. Opera Mini

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Opera Mini is a really streamlined and elegant browser. Set your bookmarks or what the app called Speed Dial and access them as soon as you open the browser. If you find yourself using the app a lot and saving information often, the app will tell you how much data you have saved and how much room you still have. This feature can be pulled up from the menu at the bottom at any time so you always have an idea of where you are. Show all of your tabs at once and open a new private time from the same menu so you don’t find yourself going back and forth between tabs.

Download it here for Apple.

Download it here for Android.

Pros:

  • See how much data you’re saving
  • Know exactly how much room you have on the app
  • See all your tabs together

Cons:

  • Can be hard to navigate
  • Sometimes moves slowly
  • Can crash

5. Ghostery

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Ghostery has a huge focus on security and it shows. Learn about what each company is learning every time you go on their website. You can block anything you don’t feel comfortable with and take full control of your Internet footprint. The app itself doesn’t even keep any information you don’t specify. Quickly clear cookies, import information from other browsers and block all trackers with the tap of a finger. This is the best option for anyone worried about what you’re doing online.

Download it here for Apple.

Download it here for Android.

Pros:

  • Block all companies from mining your information
  • Learn about which sites are tracking you online
  • Block anything that seems fishy

Cons:

  • Can be hard to navigate
  • Doesn’t make it easy to get to a Google search
  • Can be buggy

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