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    May 24, 2015
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The well-made Mercury Browser manages to bring many of the important features of your desktop browser to the mobile platform with only a handful of issues. Responsiveness and performance were slight problems in our tests, but they were never enough to deter from how well made this app is and how much it allows you to do compared to other browsers, especially the one built into the iPhone.

One of the first measures of success for a third-party browser on iOS is its ability to integrate the same features Safari already has. Things like reading list integration, bookmarking, sharing, and tabs are all very important. Mercury does this and more, by making it look more like a Chrome interface with full tabs, private browsing, and even the equivalent of a right-click menu. If you tap and hold any item, including links, images, and videos, you get an extra menu with options to save files, share with friends, or save to your reading list. The result is very quick and it worked as promised in each of our tests.

The only major issues we had in our tests of Mercury were with some buttons, such as the back and forward buttons, not always responding as quickly as in Safari. Combined with some loss of screen real estate, the app is not as friendly to those with larger fingers or when looking at a non-mobile friendly Web site. These are small quibbles for an app that manages to effectively present a fine product in every other way.

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What's new in version 9.1.0
** Improvements:- Newly-added Touch ID and Pattern lock in Screen Lock Passcode.- Open websites with Mercury directly in other apps.- Add articles to Mercury reading list directly from other apps.- Newly-added Import Local Albums function in File manager.- New Startup option: Reload all tabs on restarting Mercury.- Newly-added Danish and Brazilian Portuguese.** Bug fixing:- Bug fixed for the dysfunction problem caused by Facebook API change.- Bug fixes for the Screen Lock Passcode problem under rotation. - Minor bugs fixes.
Publisher TopRankApps
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Release Date October 07, 2009
Date Added May 24, 2015
Version 9.1.0
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Calendar & Time Management Software
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Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4. iTunes account required.
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File Size 77.09MB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 8,670
Downloads Last Week 217
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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