iCab Mobile (Web Browser) by Alexander Clauss (Universal)
Released: Apr 21, 2009
Version: 9.14
Size: 21 MB
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iCab Mobile (Web Browser)

Alexander Clauss
iCab Mobile is a web browser for the iOS. It provides many unique and useful features you won't find in other iPhone browsers.

The Watch App is a remote control for iCab Mobile, so you can navigate, zoom, scroll, open bookmarks, links, the homepage, switch tabs or sitch on/off the fullscreen mode. It is also possible to let iCab read a web site using speech output.

iCab Mobile can upload any files on web pages (Due to limitations of the iOS this does not everywhere, but it works fine on many web sites).

iCab Mobile comes with several default search engines you can choose from. You can easily add new search engines.

iCab Mobile can save web forms and restore the form content later (manually or automatically). The saved forms data can be password protected. Supports many third-party Password Manager Apps as well.

There’s a built-in fully customizable filter feature. It allows to block resources, ads, banners, user tracking scripts, cookies etc. Supports AdBlock Plus/EasyList filters as well.

iCab Mobile supports Tabs, so you can open multiple web pages at the same time. Links can be opened in Tabs (in the foreground or background) manually or automatically.

Bookmarks can be organized in folders. You can import/export the bookmarks from/to your PC/Mac browser.

iCab Mobile provides a fullscreen mode where the whole screen is used to display the web page. No screen space is wasted for toolbars.

iCab Mobile has a built-in Download Manager so you can download almost all files from the internet. The downloads can be easily transfered to a Mac/PC/Linux computer but also to other Apps on the device which can open these files

You can create multiple user accounts, each user has its own private bookmarks, filters, settings, etc.

iCab Mobile supports Dropbox. Export/Import bookmarks; transfer downloads, images, files, web pages to your Dropbox account.

In this mode, you can have two browsers side by side on the iPad. This is especially useful on the large iPad Pro.

The App is also accessible for visually impaired and blind users. If VoiceOver is enabled, the App plays soft ticks while a page is loading, so blind users are able to identify when the page load has finished.

- Configurable multi-touch gestures
- QuickStarter feature
- AirPrint support
- Browser ID (UserAgent) is configurable
- iCab Mobile fully supports international domain names
- Cookie Manager
- Private Browsing (no history and no cookies are stored)
- Privacy settings allows to delete all kinds of private data (history, cookies, databases, saved forms, passwords etc.)
- URL autocompletion
- Simple built-in RSS reader
- Save images, whole web pages, PDF files
- Kiosk Mode - a restricted variation of the fullscreen mode for Kiosk environments.
- History
- Addressbook support lets you access the web pages from the addressbook.
- When launching iCab can either open an empty page, the homepage or restore the Tabs which were open the last time
- Page-Compression is supported to save bandwith.
- There are different color schemes and designs
- Document Sharing lets you pass downloads and files to other Apps in the device

The App includes a store providing several InApp purchases. These are meant as a tip jar. The InApp purchases are available for different prices, so you can pick the amount for the tip yourself. Doing so will unlock a few cool features as a reward, these are always the same, regardless of the amount of the tip. Users who have purchased the App within the last 12 months do get all these features for free, no need to buy one of the InApp purchases. Though they can nevertheless give me a tip, if they want to... ;-)

What's new in version 9.14
- There are changes for the dark mode of iCab Mobile under iOS 13 in order to avoid conflicts with the new system-wide dark mode or iOS 13. Under iOS 13 the user interface of iCab Mobile will be always linked to the dark mode of the iOS. So if you enable the dark mode in the iOS, the user interface of iCab Mobile will automatically use the dark mode as well. iCab's own dark mode setting will only affect web sites now (which is because many web sites do not work fine with the dark mode, so they do need to be handled individually). Under iOS 12 and older, the dark mode setting of iCab Mobile will still be applied to the user interface and web site at the same time, just as before. Because of this change the dark mode setting of iCab Mobile will be moved to the "Web site" setting under iOS 13, while it remains in the User Interface settings under iOS 12 and older.

- Under iOS 13 the contextual menu for links (when using the modern Web Engine) and bookmarks can now have a preview of the linked page. This can be configured in the settings (Settings > User Interface > Menüs > Preview for contextual menu). Under iOS 12 and older this preview is only available on devices with "3D Touch" (deep-press on a link), the contextual menu uses a seperate gesture (long-press on the link) and is available on all devices. Under iOS 13 both is now combined and also works on devices without 3D Touch hardware, both gestures (deep-press and long-press) are treated the same. While the preview can be useful, it can be annoying as well because it needs a lot of additional space. Therefore you can configure whether the preview should be shown together with the contextual menu or not.

- For warnings related to untrusted server certificates, the App provides an option to directly inspect the certificate chain.

- Solves an issue of iOS 12 related to preserving the meta data in photos when saving them into the album

- Bugfix: Fixes a memory leak when using the modern Web Engine

- Bugfix: When using the modern web engine the URL filters were not always evaluated in the correct order

- Bugfix: Fixes a crash in reading mode when using the "classic" Web Engine

- Bugfix: After switching user accounts the modern Web Engine was unable to play videos

- Bugfix: Fixes an issue with the classic Web Engine when switching user accounts if there were an extremly large number of files in the web storage and cache
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Our verdict: Good
  • + iCab Mobile (Web Browser) is a highly rated app (4-star).
  • + iCab Mobile (Web Browser) is currently ranked #199 in paid Utilities apps for iPhone, as well as #57 in paid Utilities apps for iPad.
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