360 Web Browser Spins the Web Right ‘Round

360 Web Browser iPhone App Review

Reviewed by Valerie Lauer

Price: $.99
Rating:

If you’re the sort of person who wants the most options, most features and most insanely cool toys to play with while you browse the Web, the 360 Web Browser iPhone app from Digital Poke is going to be your new favorite app.

Features:

The 360 Web Browser iPhone app is an integrated browser and online download manager for the iPhone and iPad that puts Safari to shame.

During our iPhone app review of 360 Web Browser we uncovered so many awesome features that, although we will try to mention as many of them as possible, it is very likely that our review will miss several.

Through an insane plugin selection, 360 Web Browser allows you to connect with Firefox Sync, share pages via Twitter, Facebook, Stumble Upon, Digg, Delicious and about a dozen other popular sites, and even allows you to save pages to peruse later, play downloaded media via Air Play (or right in the browser), or zip and unzip files right from the app.

Whew. That was a mouthful. But wait! There’s more! True tabbed browsing, full screen pages, an amazing arc navigation option (more about that after the cut) and a wicked advertisement blocker are also some of the reasons we love this amazing Web browser.

In case you couldn’t tell, the 360 Web Browser iPhone app means business. It’s truly one of the most customizable browsers we’ve ever seen. It’s like the developers at Digital Poke put every other browser out there in an industrial size blender then put their own special twist on it.

Even with its iOS 5 updates, Safari can’t compete with 360 Web Browser. Our only critique is that the app can be a bit overly complicated if you’re just looking for a simple browsing option.

 

Layout & Design:

360 Web Browser iPhone App Review

360 Web Browser

The unique arc interface of this app is quite slick. Tap the arc icon at the top of any page (or the bottom of the page if you are in full-screen mode) to reveal a circular option wheel. Use this wheel to navigate between tabs or apply custom settings (zoom, full screen, bookmark, etc.).

There are also several free themes available in the app’s settings menu. From a blinged out rhinestone studded design to several more dignified options, there’s a theme to fit your personality in this bundle somewhere.

Functionality:

Best of all? After several tests it became clear that the 360 Web Browser iPhone app is a speed demon. The app loads pages with ease, even if they have complicated Java scripts or other plugins present.

It’s not as fast as some other desktop alternatives, but it is one of the best browsers we’ve seen on an iPhone.

Value:

Downloading 360 Web Browser from iTunes is going to cost you $.99. That is a serious deal. Sure, we would all love great apps like this to be free. But think of what you’re getting. Developers have to eat, too.

If you crave options for your browsing experience and won’t settle for anything less than the best, get the 360 Web Browser iPhone app. You won’t be sorry.

360 Web Browser iPhone App QR Code

360 Web Browser

 

360 Web Browser iPhone app requires iOS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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