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If you are an iPhone user than you know that there are plenty of free browser apps to choose from: you have Safari, Chrome, Dolphin, Mercury and Puffin. You might want to reconsider all these options because there is a new browser on the market: Opera Coast browser for iPhone. The first version of the Opera Coast browser was launched in September and was designed for the iPad. At that time it was described as an “elegant, intuitive and refined” browser for tablet users. Starting today, the iPhone counterpart will be available for download from the iTunes App Store.
Huib Kleinhout, the Opera Coast product manager stated that: “Like everyone who owns an iPhone, I’ve often picked it up when waiting for something or someone. I was never quite happy with how apps and browsers kind of got in the way of the content.”
With this in mind, the team behind the Opera Coast browser for iPhone has rethought the whole thing so that the users could enjoy content that works on a PC computer as well as on a mobile screen. The company calls it “the first true made-for-touch” mobile browser and it’s a service based on gestures, without any need for menu tapping or button pressing.
Once you open the Opera Coast browser you will find all your favorite web apps like YouTube, Gmail, Reddit, Digg, Wikipedia and IMDb. You can sort the thumbnail images of the apps into three by three blocks on different pages, just like you would do on your iPhone home screen.
By tapping the logo of the browser you will open the mobile version of the site and you can browse at your leisure or you can return home by touching the square icon at the bottom of the screen. The “Search the Web” mode at the top gives you other suggested apps like SoundCloud or E!Online. If you’re trying to find a website that has a compatible mobile page, the Opera Coast browser for iPhone will automatically give you a thumbnail icon so that you can add it to your home screen if you want.
The app also takes your location into consideration and gives you suggestions accordingly. For example, if you are in the UK it will give you sites like BBC news and The Guardian.
Opera Coast Browser For iPhone – compatibility
The new Opera Coast Browse for iPhone is compatible with the IOS 7 and it’s downloadable for free from the Apple iTunes Store.