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iDroid Mini Browser: An Android-ish Browser for iPhone

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Have you been looking for an alternative to Mobile Safari, for browsing the web on your iPhone? Take a look at “iDroid Mini Browser”. Typically, when we hear about a new browser for the iPhone, that is somewhat based another mobile platform, it would only be available in Cydia, for jailbroken iPhones. Well, some how, this one slipped past the app checker guys, and is now available for free, in the App Store.

Here’s some of the features of iDroid Mini Browser, as described in the App Store:

iDroid Mini Browser is an innovative browser designed specifically for the iPhone.Inspired by iPhone’s Safari,Android browser and Opera min. A definitely must have for all iPhone and iPod Touch users!

Features:
● Interactive Tab browsing:
Innovative tab browsing designed only for the iPhone. The active tab is shown by green light. When the web browser is loading, the green light will blink.

● Full Screen Browsing:
Want to enjoy web pages in full screen? There is NO button for that… Simply rotate you iPhones/iPod Touches to landscape 🙂

● Advanced caching algorithm:
Ensures fast loading of websites!

● Preview Tab:
A real comfortable way to take a peek at other tab while staying on the current tab. Tap and hold any inactive tab to preview.

● Smart Url:
The smart url is inspired by google chrome. Suggestions from Google.com appear as user type the url. It saves time and makes browsing experience better.

● Quick Links (Visual favourites):
Inspired by many leading browser, apparently this feature is currently missing. In iDroid Mini Browser, user can add their own Quick Links to access their favorite website very quickly!

● Sleek graphic:
Meticulously designed UI for more pleasant experience. Many of the UI is inspired by other famous browsers, but has been carefully designed to fit the iPhone perfectly.

I found that the browser works quite well. Bookmarks and quick-links were easy to set up. The tabbed browsing is really nice, being able to see the names of the sites you have tabbed. The speed of the browser was really great for iPhone optimized sites, but I found it a bit sluggish for regular web viewing.

I put together this quick video, so you could see it in action:

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