Sidefari 17+

Web Browser Companion

Francisco Cantu

    • 4.0 • 144 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Sidefari is a simple web browser that is designed to act as a companion to Safari.

Sidefari uses a feature built into iOS called the Safari View Controller to display a "mini" version of Safari that shares many features of the full Safari app, like content blockers. How can this help you?

In iOS 10.2 and newer:
Sidefari features an extension called "Open Modally in Safari" that will enable you to bring a Safari-based window inside of other apps that enable ways to share website URLs. Why would you want to do this? Perhaps you prefer the convenience of having some Safari features inside the same app, or if you're conscious about your privacy perhaps you don't want to use the custom web browser many apps have.

In iOS 9:
When on an iPad, besides the "Open Modally in Safari" extension mentioned above, Sidefari shows as an extra Safari-based browser on the side of your screen when summoned to the side thanks to multi-tasking. Now you'll be able to have two websites simultaneously on the same screen.
** Please note that compatible iPads include the iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4, and iPad Pro, or greater.

Please refer to the "How to set up the extension" inside the app to learn more about how to enable Sidefari.

What’s New

Version 1.3.4

+ Updated for iOS 14

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
144 Ratings

144 Ratings

adimiron ,

Great app, fills in for devs who still haven’t built in SVC support

I love Sidefari on both my phone and tablet. It’s a great bridge for those apps that don’t have SVC support (I use it with Launch Center Pro and my Reddit app, primarily).

Only thing I’d request is an iPhone X update!

charliebrown331 ,

Missed this app!

I loved this app in iOS9! I like that you can have all the ad blockers and such turned on and use this app to open webpages using those features in apps that have a built-in browser (i.e. Twitter).

RodChristiansen ,

So happy it's back!!

I use this with any app that doesn't support safari view controller so I can have the fastest browsing experience, without any plugins or trackers.

App Privacy

The developer, Francisco Cantu, 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, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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