It's been in the works for a while now, and Apple users have been anxiously waiting. But now, the Mozilla Firefox app that's been a great choice for Android users is finally available for anyone using iOS.
Why has it taken this long? Firefox has been around for a while, but didn't start working on an app for iOS users until recently. This was primarily because there is tough competition in this area already.
Apple's own Internet browser Safari is pre-installed on every new phone, and an app for Google Chrome (the Web's most popular browser) has been available for years. Still, there was enough demand from Firefox users to make it worth the developer's time.
The final product is said to be fast, smart, customizable and private. Mozilla claims to have included features that finally take the guesswork out of browsing. But what does that mean, exactly?
According to the developers, the Firefox app stands out in several ways. Intelligent searches anticipate your needs and provide multiple suggestions in your search results. Your information is kept private. You can easily delete your browsing history with just one tap. Plus, you can create a Firefox account and sync to other devices.
The app is aimed primarily at Mozilla users who already have Firefox accounts. It allows them to keep their existing bookmarks, browsing history, tabs and mobile passwords. But the company hopes other features, such as search prediction and incognito browsing, will appeal to new users as well.
Reviews of the new Firefox browser app are positive so far. It's free to download, and offers fast browsing speeds. If you're a Firefox fan, you'll be thrilled with the features. If you prefer another browser, reviewers state you'll find the user experience to be comparable.
Don't have an iPhone? Firefox has been available for Android for awhile now. Give it a try!