Mercury Browser Pro - The best web browser for iOS
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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 8.5
- Create Private Folder in File Manager or Bookmark manager.
- View Pocket articles in Mercury Reading List.
- Sync Reading List with Pocket account.
- New reading data analysis.
- Optimize the display of articles.
- Auto Fill Forms bug fixes.
- Minor bugs fixes.
All the Bells and Whistles
When you use Safari on your iPhone, it seems that in some ways it is so stripped down that to me you have few real options. It just does the one simple task of being a browser but nothing else. Whatever else you might want or imagine having Safari do, that is what Mercury does. It is a fully formed browser that let's you store files, sync with your computer's Firefox bookmarks, and open as many windows as you want -screw stopping at 8!! The only downside I have seen is honestly it takes a surprisingly long time to open on my phone sometimes. This may just be a byproduct of my phone being older though. I think it is also because when you open it, Mercury seeks to immediately load all windows from your last session -which it doesn't need to. I think maybe if it were modified to just open one at a time like my Firefox does it would be better. Another thing I will mention is that it is not always as stable as Safari, due I'm sure to it not being a native application, but on the few occasions where I have had Mercury crash I was always glad I could simply open it back up and everything was still there from my last session. It is a trustworthy browser, and it has a lot more to offer than Safari. I definitely encourage you to use it! You already have Safari, so why not have an alternate that allows you all the options you don't get with Safari?
Great app-wifi transfer broke
I have used this app for awhile and it does some amazing things. I am still discovering all the features of this app, but one thing I found very useful was the wifi transfer option. You could setup the wifi transfer and save a step on transferring downloaded pictures from your ipad to your windows pc. Unfortunately this was broken with last update and when you access the help menu, now it says file not found. I an unable to connect to the mercury wifi transfer with my pc any longer. So now I have to download the pic to dropbox, then download the pic from dropbox to my pc. Submitted a support request and haven't heard a thing.
Overall very good app
Excellent web browser that we rarely see, but there's two small problems, if you have more than 6 tabs open at a time it will tend to lag a bit on you down the line, and second the Adblock extension doesn't block the adds on the websites like news articles just a nitpick. Although, I can see over see that people rarely opens more than 3 at a time, so it will run smoothly if you only have 5 tabs open. The simple clean interface however is awesome! Nothing to crazy at all!
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Jun 13, 2014
- Version: 8.5
- Size: 31.4 MB
- Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: iLegendSoft Inc
- © iLegendSoft Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.