Apple’s iOS home cooked browser, Safari, has a stronger contender, the revamped Opera for iOS. Until now, the browser offered two versions of browsing. One, the Opera Mini mode, was aimed at reducing the mobile internet traffic by compressing images and text, and the regular one. Now there is a third option called Turbo. This version is aimed at offering web-site compatibility while still helping you reduce the internet data traffic. Opting for each version for navigation is as easy as taping the logo. Right now CNET calls Opera a better alternative than Apple’s Safari.
Other Opera for iOS features
There is a new UI offered by Opera. Finally, the browser got a new and more fitting look to the latest iOS version. Besides, a new fleet of themes is introduced.
Among the features offered by the new Opera for iOS version are the ability to browse privately and to save pages for later offline usage. The new ‘Discover’ function will act as a feeder by allowing the user to find new interesting articles suited for his or her taste.
Opera for iOS has a new improved and customizable Speed Dial screen. Plus, the address bar gets closer to the philosophy of Chrome and Safari by supporting combined search. With its claimed over 300 million users, has quite a few other competitors, such as Dolphin browser. Although it is extremely fast, Dolphin browser’s user will have to give up in some areas regarding the privacy of their data.
Those who are stumble upon QR codes at every step have another reason to like the new version of Opera for iOS. Instead of using a distinct app for reading QR codes, the users can use this feature embedded on the browser. Plus, this browser characteristic supports videos and music.
Surely, the most interesting and useful feature of the Opera for iOS remains the new Turbo mode. It will turn to be very beneficial especially for those users with poor network coverage, low data cap or to those who travel abroad and want to keep the bill under control.
Overall, for a free app, it sure offers a tone of features, so if you own an Apple device, go get it at the Apple App Store!