iCab Mobile (Web Browser‪)‬ 17+

Alexander Clauss

    • 4.1 • 59 Ratings
    • £2.49
    • Offers In-App Purchases


iCab Mobile is a web browser for the iOS. It provides many unique and useful features you won't find in other iPhone browsers.

The Watch App is a remote control for iCab Mobile, so you can navigate, zoom, scroll, open bookmarks, links, the homepage, switch tabs or sitch on/off the fullscreen mode. Since watchOS 6.2 you can also open web pages and browse the Web directly on the Apple Watch. But there are a few limitations: The watchOS will always show a privacy warning when starting a browsing session and there are no navigation buttons (back/forward) available.

iCab Mobile can upload any files on web pages.

iCab Mobile comes with several default search engines you can choose from. You can easily add new search engines.

iCab Mobile can save web forms and restore the form content later (manually or automatically). The saved forms data can be password protected. Supports many third-party Password Manager Apps as well.

There’s a built-in fully customizable filter feature. It allows to block resources, ads, banners, user tracking scripts, cookies etc. Supports AdBlock Plus/EasyList filters as well.

iCab Mobile supports Tabs, so you can open multiple web pages at the same time. Links can be opened in Tabs (in the foreground or background) manually or automatically.

Bookmarks can be organized in folders. You can import/export the bookmarks from/to your PC/Mac browser.

iCab Mobile provides a fullscreen mode where the whole screen is used to display the web page. No screen space is wasted for toolbars.

iCab Mobile has a built-in Download Manager so you can download almost all files from the internet. The downloads can be easily transfered to a Mac/PC/Linux computer but also to other Apps on the device which can open these files

You can create multiple user accounts, each user has its own private bookmarks, filters, settings, etc.

iCab Mobile supports Dropbox. Export/Import bookmarks; transfer downloads, images, files, web pages to your Dropbox account.

In this mode, you can have two browsers side by side on the iPad. This is especially useful on the large iPad Pro.

The App is also accessible for visually impaired and blind users. If VoiceOver is enabled, the App plays soft ticks while a page is loading, so blind users are able to identify when the page load has finished.

- Configurable multi-touch gestures
- QuickStarter feature
- AirPrint support
- Browser ID (UserAgent) is configurable
- iCab Mobile fully supports international domain names
- Cookie Manager
- Private Browsing (no history and no cookies are stored)
- Privacy settings allows to delete all kinds of private data (history, cookies, databases, saved forms, passwords etc.)
- URL autocompletion
- Simple built-in RSS reader
- Save images, whole web pages, PDF files
- Kiosk Mode - a restricted variation of the fullscreen mode for Kiosk environments.
- History
- Addressbook support lets you access the web pages from the addressbook.
- When launching iCab can either open an empty page, the homepage or restore the Tabs which were open the last time
- There are different color schemes and designs
- Document Sharing lets you pass downloads and files to other Apps in the device

The App includes a store providing several InApp purchases. These are meant as a tip jar. The InApp purchases are available for different prices, so you can pick the amount for the tip yourself. Doing so will unlock a few cool features as a reward, these are always the same, regardless of the amount of the tip. Users who have purchased the App within the last 12 months do get all these features for free, no need to buy one of the InApp purchases. Though they can nevertheless give me a tip, if they want to... ;-)

What’s New

Version 10.6.6

- There's a new button available for the toolbar to toggle the display of pictures on web sites. This can be handy if you often switch off or on pictures to speed up site loading because of slow internet connections.
- In the "web site" settings it's now possible to switch on/off the detection of XML as RSS (in case XML-based web sites are falsly treated as RSS)
- When sharing web pages in reader mode the whole content is now shared by default
- For CSS-based filters iCab Mobile is now supporting the special rules „:has-text()“ und „:upwards()“ from the „uBlock“ ad blocker
- It's now possible to manually reorder pinned Tabs within the Tabs window
- Fixes an issue with overlapping text in reader mode if the font size was increased by a very large factor
- Fixes a crash when long-pressing the reload button

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

robotmay ,

The only alternative browser that actually offers alternatives

The browser scene on iOS is woeful. Firefox is rubbish, most of the rest are half-finished or scams. iCab is different, and absurdly configurable. It offers full built-in custom filter support for ad-blocking, which somehow Firefox neglects, and you can even tweak the interface, which I think is unique among iOS browsers.

It does come with a reasonable amount of useless modules installed, but spend 30 minutes setting this up and you’ll finally feel like you have a desktop browser on a mobile device.

And it allows you to specify your user-agent, which is possibly the single most useful feature on an iPad where everyone still tries to serve you mobile websites.

StevieW-pt ,

The very best

Without doubt I think this the best browser for iOS there is. Been using it for many years and never lets me down. The author is very quick to respond to questions.

iCab has so many fantastic features well worth using.

Hairless Jim ,

Fantastic app that comes loaded with crapware

It is an excellent browser but beware there are a lot of default modules and services from spy companies such as Facebook. You will need to delete these (not so easy, as they seem to respawn if you don’t first disable the module AND service before uninstalling) if you want a private browsing experience.
The same goes for the search engines. Get rid of the ones you don’t want.
After that, it is a good, flexible and responsive browser.
If it was not preloaded with the rubbish but instead offered the option to instal what you want, it would be an easy five stars.

App Privacy

The developer, Alexander Clauss, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


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