By Steve Overton on Mon, 10/11/2010
It seems that browsers are getting alot of attention recently. That may be in part because they have finally come into their own.
I have been wowed by Life Web Browser of It's About Time ($2.99). This browser makes surfing the web feel like it should, smooth and intuitive. The most important feature for me is the ability to swipe between open sites. That's what we've gotten used to now with touch sensitive screens, swiping. Although it's is easy enough to tap to see open pages and then tap again to go to it, why do it if we don't have to?
Queing is another addition that made me say "but, of course". I often am researching topics and come across multiple sites to visit. So now rather than clicking out of google to see each site and then having to navigate my way back to get to the next one, all I have to do is tap the Q in the header and then simply tap all the links I am interested in. They dutifully load in the background and all I have to do is tap the arrow buttons to cycle from one to the next. This is a major time saver.
It is clear that the developers of this app are committed to making this browser both an enjoyable and useful experience.