Version 2.7 was just approved. It comes with some major changes:

1) Universal binary for iPad, iPhone, & iPod Touch

2) MultiTouch Gestures. These are configurable in settings->multitouch options.

default Values:

  • Double swipe left: Switch to Previous Tab
  • Double swipe right: Switch to Next Tab
  • Double swipe up: Load homepage
  • Double swipe down: close current tab

3) Option to Save the font size for a site.

4) Added FullScreen setting to show or hide the tab bar when entering full screen mode

5) Added new tab, next tab, prev tab, and close tab full screen buttons.

  1. 13 Responses to “Version 2.7 approved. iPad is now supported”

  2. Does this browser provide edit functions on google docs?

    By Patrick on Apr 14, 2010


  3. I just learned about Atomic Browser when Engadget’s Joshua Topolsky tweeted about it. It’s great! I downloaded it for my iPhone and cant wait to try it on my iPad when I get home from work.

    I have one request…would it be possible to move the back/forward,tabs,bookmarks & settings icons to the top near the address bar like it is in Safari for iPad? Its much easier to access those buttons at the top when using the iPad. Other than that, I love it! Great job!

    By Chris on Apr 14, 2010


  4. @Chris. Thanks for the compliment. I have been getting many requests to change the bottom bar so I’ll look into redoing the UI.

    @Patrick
    No, Some people have tried by spoofing the User agent but had no luck.

    By Richard on Apr 14, 2010


  5. thanks for great browser! i also heard of this browser from topolsky’s tweet :) the power of one tweet!

    i spotted some weird hangs/errors when changing orientation. couldn’t repeat it tho..
    import bookmarks shows some login. what are those?

    requests:

    1. also it would be great to somehow externally edit adblock database or add bases from the web.
    2. i also hope for ui redesign, the app doesn’t feel like an iphone/ipad app. more of a opera for desktop, which isn’t a great ui example. it would be cool for settings for ipad to be two columns as a regular settings. a good icon would be awesome. want some help with that?
    3. would be great if browser remembered the state when exiting, not just the url/tabs.
    4. custom search engines!

    By anton on Apr 15, 2010


  6. I like Atomic Browser better than any others I have tried, but…

    It seems I seldom get the menu when I long click. This is especially true from the Google search results page.

    Also, would it be possible to close the individual UI elements independently (Title Bar, Address Bar and Tabs Bar)? At a minimum, it would be nice to be able to toggle the Tabs Bar without going all the way back into Settings.

    Congrats on a great browser

    By Allen on Apr 15, 2010


  7. Richard, I love Atomic Web Browser and I’d love to use it as my permanent Mobile Safari replacement… but the fact that the browser reloads and re-downloads all my open tabs every single time I exit (as well as “forgetting” my recent navigation history in regards to clicking forward or back) it is a big issue for me.

    For example, I have Atomic set to re-open all all my open tabs when I come back to the program. So let’s say I go to Metafilter, and MeFi links me to a YouTube page. I click the video, which closes Atomic and automatically launches the YouTube app.

    So far, so good… but Atomic didn’t bother saving my user state when I exited. So when I relaunch Atomic, not only does it go through the unnecessary step of re-downloading the YouTube page again, but I can’t just click the “Back” button to go back to Metafilter and continue browsing. I actually need to re-enter “metafilter.com” to get there.

    Atomic not saving a user’s state when they exit the browser in a cohesive way, and it’s insistence on re-downloading open tabs when I come back in, really keeps the browser from seeming as seamless as Mobile Safari. It’s too bad too, because everything else about Atomic I simply adore. Is there any way to change this behavior?

    By John Brownlee on Apr 15, 2010


  8. Fabulous browser! Just what I would have wanted to create – thanks!

    I also think that being able to configure the back/forward location would be nice (after all, everything else can be configured!). I did try making multi-touch left/right work as back/forward, but I prefer them for navigating between tabs – so great to be able to choose.

    My online review:
    http://ipadthoughts.net/2010/04/15/recommended-atomic-web-browser/

    By Ian Cull on Apr 15, 2010


  9. I really like this app, but something is really amiss with the link selections. On the iPad I can click (or press) links just fine, but making the pop-up come up is hit-or-miss, with an emphasis on the miss. Sometimes it will come up after 10 seconds, sometimes not at all. This should happen instantaneous, or a second at most.

    This issue has been mentioned in the iTunes store reviews as well.

    I truly hope this can be addressed in an update soon. I am ready to abandon Mobile Safari for this, which I find to be a superior product, but the tabs don’t do me much good if I can’t use them.

    This issue only seems to affect the iPad version. The iPhone version appears to work just fine.

    By Lucion on Apr 15, 2010


  10. Really like the browser. In the full screen mode, would like to see the icons on the bottom on some sort of disappearing bar. Maybe something you could just tap at the bottom of the screen and it would appear and disappear.

    Otherwise, it’s the best browser I have used and that includes Opera, Safari, and Perfect Browser.

    By Dan on Apr 16, 2010


  11. It’d be nice to have a button/icon somewhere which allows to open every link clicked into a background tab. Just like when you hold CTRL and click.
    I can’t get the submenu to initialize a lot of times.

    Also, options to customize the buttons on the bars would be nice too (ie set “go to top/bottom”-buttons.)

    By shamster on Apr 16, 2010


  12. Hi All,

    Thanks for the comments. To address some of the questions. I plan to release a bug fix version soon to address the press and hold issue. After that, I will also be doing a UI Revamp for the iPad to address some of the comments. I can’t go into details as a few of my competitors like to copy Atomic but I can say it will address most of the comments i’ve been receiving by email and this board.

    By Richard on Apr 16, 2010


  13. Great to hear about the Gui revamp. One more request: When opening a new tap, give focus to the address bar so we can start typing right away.

    Thanks for a great alternative to safari.

    By Bram on Apr 17, 2010


  14. I didn’t do this because I thought users may want to load a bookmark in a new tab. What does everyone else think of this? If I get a few comments asking to give the address bar focus, I’ll implement it.

    By Richard on Apr 18, 2010


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