11 Replies Latest reply: Jul 2, 2010 5:47 AM by Julian Wright
Invisible-bob Level 1 (0 points)
Is there an IE web browser app or one that mimics EI?

Windows 7
  • Tamara Level 6 (13,730 points)
    No. Microsoft hasn't even made IE for the Mac in years.
  • Julian Wright Level 7 (34,860 points)
    Why on earth would you want something that mimics IE? It's by far the worst web browser available for any platform on so many different levels.
  • Invisible-bob Level 1 (0 points)
    Julian Wright wrote:
    Why on earth would you want something that mimics IE? It's by far the worst web browser available for any platform on so many different levels.



    Ok so recomend a better browser app? I just mentioned IE because it's what I'm use to.
  • deggie Level 9 (52,729 points)
    Are you having a problem with Safari? If not, use it. You can also get Opera from the Apps Store.
  • Julian Wright Level 7 (34,860 points)
    Ok so recomend a better browser app?


    Safari for the iPhone.

    (And while I'm at it, I'd wholeheartedly recommend Firefox or Chrome for Windows 7 - far faster, more secure and way more standards compliant than IE).
  • Invisible-bob Level 1 (0 points)
    deggie wrote:
    Are you having a problem with Safari? If not, use it. You can also get Opera from the Apps Store.


    I don't really like Safari. I wanted something that was more like a regular browser. Safari seems limited. Is opera better than Safari?
  • deggie Level 9 (52,729 points)
    Safari and Opera are both going to appear "limited" on the iPhone.

    Have you used Safari on your computer?
  • Julian Wright Level 7 (34,860 points)
    I wanted something that was more like a regular browser.


    You're not going to get something more like a desktop browser (if that's what you mean by regular) on any device with a 3.5 inch screen.

    Safari seems limited.


    In what way? Safari is almost universally regarded as being the best mobile browser on any device. It's support for web standards, and its rendering engine are far better than what you are used to in IE.

    Exactly what do you feel is missing?

    Are you referring to Safari's HTML rendering engine (it's ability to display websites accurately), or features of the browser itself?
  • Dan08 Level 1 (20 points)
    If I'm not mistaken, your only real options on the iPhone are Safari or Opera.

    Personally I like Safari better, as gestures and scrolling in it just seem to work "smoother". I do, however, opt for Opera when traveling abroad. With Opera's iPhone app, your webpage is loaded and rendered on a server, and then sent in a compressed format to your iPhone, therefore using less data.

    But since Opera mini is free, I would just suggest you just try out both of your options a bit and see which you like best!
  • Invisible-bob Level 1 (0 points)
    Julian Wright wrote:
    I wanted something that was more like a regular browser.


    You're not going to get something more like a desktop browser (if that's what you mean by regular) on any device with a 3.5 inch screen.

    Safari seems limited.


    In what way? Safari is almost universally regarded as being the best mobile browser on any device. It's support for web standards, and its rendering engine are far better than what you are used to in IE.

    Exactly what do you feel is missing?

    Are you referring to Safari's HTML rendering engine (it's ability to display websites accurately), or features of the browser itself?



    Well I guess I was expecting too much for a phone browser. But thanks for the info on Safari.
  • Julian Wright Level 7 (34,860 points)
    Well I guess I was expecting too much for a phone browser.


    What were you expecting?

    Maybe if you say what you want, people can make suggestions with alternative browsers - there are quite a few. They all share the same HTML rendering engine as Safari, but have different user interfaces and browser features.