iPad App of the Week: Get Ready to Sing the New Opera Browser’s Praises


You might be wondering why you really need another web browser besides Safari on your iPad. Fair question. The new version (6.0) of the Opera Mini Browser does a pretty good job of answering it, though. Simply put, it’s a faster browser than Safari, but the implications of that make Opera worth a download. It does load pages faster than Safari, because of 90% compression of all data consumed. This makes it faster, but, if you weren’t grandfathered in to an unlimited data plan, or are using your iPad abroad, it will cut down your phone bill, too, consuming less data overall than Safari. Zooming in and out is also much more fluid than Safari, which sometimes has a bit of frustrating lag. So, why not try it? It’s free, and available now from the iTunes App Store.