Mozilla has finally released the company's popular web browser Firefox on the App Store. You'll now be able to browse the web using the client on both the iPhone and iPad. Following a handful of months beta testing the new app running on Apple's WebKit engine, the web browser is now ready for download.
As for features, Firefox for iOS brings to the table private browsing, intelligent search, account sync, visual tabs and quick access to top-visited websites. If you're a fan of the desktop browser and actively utilize Mozilla's cloud sync you'll definitely want to check out this mobile app to really take the experience to the next level.
It's worth noting that iOS 9 or above is required for private browsing.
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Note to self: do NOT synch the newly installed tablet browser with the desktop browser. Under NO circumstances whatsoever :D
I have an honest question; Other than Mozilla cloud sync, what would be the reason for using a 3rd party browser if it is using the exact same engine Safari is using? Sent from the iMore App
For now the cloud/tab syncing is about it. Though if you supported open source software that could also be a reason. I'm not sure how open source the mobile apps are so don't hold me to that one. I kicked the tires around and it seems very basic at the moment, but if down the road they add in some of the features the Android client has, it could be super useful over Safari. Since I am a heavy Firefox user in Windows, Linux and Android, having this on my IOS devices is a blessing if only for the cloud syncing alone.
I made that argument with my work. They decided Safari was not good enough, and went to fireFox. Of course they are Windows, and we're dealing with IE. Safari would have been fine since we use Citrix for our iPhones, and iPads. Never has a problem. Sent from the iMore App
It's sad we can't post pictures to this forum because I would be posting a picture of Snoopy doing the happy dance! I've wanted this for years being a heavy Firefox user in Windows, Linux and Android. The circle is now complete.
Great news for FF users and open standards supporters, no doubt, but why do Mozilla insist on retaining those hideous curved tabs. I assume you can't download and install FF plugins/extensions on iOS, so no content blocking?
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