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Opera Touch is a new iOS browser that will finally get you to ditch Chrome and Safari

Check out all of the new features.

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Opera Touch hopes to become your favorite internet browser on iPhone. Released for iOS to coincide with the introduction of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, the free browser is available now on the App Store.

First introduced on Android, Opera Touch offers unique features starting with what you see on the screen on entry. Instead of bringing up your favorite site or the last page you viewed, the app offers a search mode that includes a blinking address bar cursor and a keyboard ready to go.

In another first, Opera Touch’s core elements are located at the bottom of the screen, rather than the top. Buttons for recent tabs and search, for example, are kept under a Fast Action Button found at the bottom middle of the screen. Opera says this makes them easier to reach. I would agree, although it might represent a learning curve for some.

Opera touch example

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Opera Touch brings with it some features from desktop

Also, like the Opera computer browser, Opera Touch includes Flow. With this feature, you can share links, images, videos, or notes with yourself across platforms. Connecting your iPhone and other devices is as simple as scanning a QR code, no login, password, or account needed. (The process takes about 20 seconds.) The data you send is end-to-end encrypted.

Opera Touch also features an opt-in ad blocker. When turned on, the feature will block intrusive ads, thereby making web pages load faster.

If you’ve grown tired of Safari, don’t like Google Chrome, or are just on the lookout for a new browser for your iPhone to try, consider Opera Touch. It’s definitely worth considering.

Will you be considering Opera Touch for iPhone? Let us know below.

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Bryan considers himself a well-rounded techie, having written articles for MakeUseOf, KnowTechie, AppAdvice, iDownload Blog. When he's not writing, he's being a single dad and rooting for his alma mater, Penn State, or cheering on the Patriots.

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