Isn’t it high time you upgraded your mobile browsing experience? Introducing Terra, an alternative web browser for your iPad from the creators of ReaddleDocs office suite. Think Safari with a few tweaks thrown in for a good measure. You can go full screen with a tap to make full use of iPad’s larger canvas and enjoy web content without any user interface elements getting in your way. Tap the icon in the uper right corner and boom – all your browsing controls re-appear.

Another cool feature is the offline browsing mode where Terra saves the page at hand – with all images preserved – for later viewing when there’s no Internet access available. Another useful enhancement is tabbed browsing mode that lets you quickly switch between open tabs using a three-finger swipe. The list of cool stuff doesn’t end here…


It’s got private browsing mode, passcode lock, custom search engines, AirPrint, inline search and in-app email. Plus, it lets you use iTunes file sharing to import bookmarks from your desktop or transfer downloaded files to a computer (yes, Terra lets you dowload files, unlike Apple’s Safari). In addition, you can change the user agent in order to fool misbehaving sites into thinking you’re browsing the web using desktop Safari, Internet Explorer 7 or Firefox. As a cherry on top, Terra can open saved files from other apps via the Open In menu, including Office attachments (doc, docx, rtf, xls, xlsx), PDF documents, web archives and even ZIP and RAR files.

It’s free and ranked as the #1 free app in the App Store so grab it now while it’s hot. Check out a quick video review below.

via MacStories

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