Mercury Browser Pro - The best web browser for iOS
Open iTunes to buy and download apps.
Mercury is a fast and elegant web browser for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The rich feature set includes themes, downloading, printing, fullscreen browsing, file sharing, adblock, tabs, multi touch geatures, user agent switcher, private browsing, passcode lock, save page, Facebook/Twitter integration and a lot more.
Mercury iPad and iPhone allows users to customize UI with 11 gorgeous themes.
Mercury Browser supports two tab style: classic and thumbnail. You can open up to 10 tabs. Holding down a link can open the link in a new tab or a new background tab. Tabs load simultaneously.
Sync bookmarks with Firefox and Chrome
You can send your downloaded files to your Dropbox account with just two taps.
Hold down a link or image to download the file or image in background. Multiple downloads can run at the same time and you can suspend and resume them at any time.
** FULL SCREEN BROWSING
Browse webpage with the entire screen and navigate with gesture and toolbar.
** FILE SHARING
You can transfer the files in the app with desktop computers via iTunes File Sharing, Wi-Fi transfer or email.
** AD BLOCK
Mercury Browser equips with an optimized URL filtering engine to block most ad banners. Ad block is OFF by default, you can turn it on in settings screen.
** IDENTIFY BROWSER AS IE, FIREFOX AND SAFARI
Mercury Browser can spoof the UserAgent string to trick web sites into thinking the browser is a desktop browser.
** PRINTING(require iOS 4.2+)
** MULTI TOUCH GESTURE SUPPORT
9 gestures are supported.
- Shake: No Action (iPhone only)
-2 finger swipe left: Switch to Previous Tab
-2 finger swipe right: Switch to Next Tab
-2 finger swipe up: Prevous Page
-2 finger swipe down: No Action
-2 finger tap on top: Go to top
-2 finger tap on middle: Control Panel
-2 finger tap on bottom: Go to bottom
-3 finger tap: Close tab
** FILE MANAGER AND VIEWER
The in-app file manager organize files with folders. PDF, images, audio/video, pages and docs can be view with in-app file viewer and open with other apps like Keynotes or Pages.
Save and fill out forms by pressing the buttons on keyboard toolbar. You can fill the login name and password with just one tap.
Key words are highlighted with in-page-search. You can even navigate the match with search toolbar in iPad version.
-Bookmark menu (iPad only)
-Add/edit/move/delete bookmarks and folders
-Import bookmarks from desktop browser
-Launch app with bookmarks in a folder (iPad only)
** SAVE PAGE WITH IMAGES
** SEARCH ENGINES
7 default search engines are included and you can add more in settings screen. Auto complete is enabled in iPad version with suggestions.
** PRIVATE BROWSING
Enable private browsing will stop the browser from remember history and clear cookies on exit.
You can install default bookmarklets in settings screen to have features like page translation and UPS search. You can also install Mercury Bookmarklet into Safari to open web page with Mercury Browser with one tap.
Dashboard can be launch to access your favorites websites with one tap.
** SHARE LINK
You can share a link by Email, Facebook, twitter or Evernote.
** STARTUP OPTIONS
You can launch the app with home page, dashboard, tabs from last session or bookmarks in a folder (iPad only).
** SCROLL BAR
Fast and smooth scrolling with quick scroll bar.
You can use options like compression, mobilizer, image blocking to reduce download time.
** SCREEN DIMMER
Screen dimmer to adjust screen brightness for night time viewing.
** VIDEO OUT
Video out to display web pages on TV or projector.
** MORE FEATURES
Increase/decrease font size
BASIC, DIGEST authentication
Detect telephone, SMS links
URL suggestion base on hits
Accept third-party SSL certificates
What's New in Version 8.9.4
** Bug fixes for the crash in iOS 7 and earlier as well as the Refresh Issue at Startup. Please Upgrade Now! **
- Optimize for iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus
- Newly-added Favorites / Speed Dials / QR Scanner / Voice Search in Today. You can customize Today options in Settings(Menu > Settings > Today Options)
- Substantially update Address Bar. Simplify the search engine switch and provide the more comprehensive search range(Bookmarks, History, Speed Dials, File Manager and Reading List). You can customize your search range in Settings(Menu > Settings > Search Engine Options > Search Suggestions)
- Newly-added QR Scanner and Voice Search in Address Bar
- Customizing search engines is available with 20+ built-in engines(Menu > Settings > Search Engine Options > Search Engine Settings)
- Newly-added 1Password
- Minor bugs fixes.
I want so badly to love it, but...
In terms of features, this app rocks.. but that's about where it ends. Now, I use this app as my primary iPad browser and lately have been giving it a shot on my phone, but in recent experience it has been slow as can be with everything from loading pages, to conducting searches (particularly if you use a custom engine like Startpage), to rendering text. Additionally, the app has crashed multiple times on me in the last couple of weeks alone including once in the middle of an online purchase.
Having said that, I have found these (repeated) experiences incredibly disappointing because I really love the overall design of the app including the extensions and customizable search engine menu. Also, now that Apple has leveled the playing field for browser scripts between between its own browser (Safari) and those of third-party developers, this is inexcusable. My experiences with the functionality of the Mercury Pro browser as of late have been nothing short of piss-poor and I now find myself reeling in anticipation for Mozilla's release of Firefox for iOS. If you are looking for a Safari alternative, try the free version of Mercury if you like. If my experience changes, I'll gladly edit this review, but for now I urge any onlooker not to waste their money.
Glad to see the old fullscreen re-added. Here's another suggestion...
the BAD thing that was better in the previous version:
the fullscreen buttons are huge, hideous, and opaque.
I would be much happier if they were restored to their old versions, or if the would hide themselves until you tapped near the bottom of the screen.
the good things that have happened since 5.6:
I'm really glad to see the fullscreen mode re-implemented. I'm really satisfied, and glad that I don't have to stay on version 8.5 forever. I didn't like the new fullscreen mode ( the buttons still need fixing though).
I just have one more old feature I'd like re-added - Mercury 3 had an option to hide the status bar at the top of the screen, whether in fullscreen or not. I would be thrilled if this could be re-added as well, or added to fullscreen options or as a gesture somehow. I'd also like a way to choose what folder things get downloaded into.
While occasionally an update breaks something, it is usually corrected and made better than it was originally with the next update. The development team listens to people's thoughts, something increasingly rare in mobile app development.
Overall an awesome experience. While I liked some features that have been gone for 2-3 years, this is still an awesome program.
I wish a fullscreen button would be added back to the bottom bar, too, though.
It's become a chronic crash app....
Thankfully they've removed the repeated request to rate, but now it's become very unstable. When I'm in Mercury and switch to another app then back to Mercury, the browser will be frozen. After several seconds, the app will crash. After I reopen it works fine until I switch to another app then the process repeats. It does it every single time no matter which app I switch to or how many tabs I have open. Usable but a once 5star "essential" app has now become at best a 2 star app. I think it's time to consider my purchase a waste of money and move to Dolphin. What a shame such a great app has fallen to such levels and no one seems to care on their end.
Update: Still no reply from the developer. Still no update to correct the issues users are facing. I've given up. Mercury has been removed from my devices. Going back to Safari until a replacement is found. No reason for such poor customer service especially for a pay app.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Dec 21, 2014
- Version: 8.9.4
- Size: 72.0 MB
- Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: iLegendSoft Inc
- © iLegendSoft Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.