While tabs are pretty much standard on desktop web browsers, most mobile web browsers come without support for browser tabs since they take up precious pixels on tiny smartphone screens. But just because the default iOS, Android or webOS browsers don’t support tabs doesn’t mean you can’t find alternate browser that support them if you like. Unfortunately for webOS users, there hasn’t really been a good tabbed web browser available for HP and Palm phones… until now.
Complete Browser is a new browser available for download from the Palm App Catalog. The folks at PreCentral report that not only does it put tabs at the top of your screen to make switching between open browser windows quicker, but it also supports anonymous browsing — something else that’s absent from the default browser. This lets you surf the web without saving any cookies or other data to your phone. It can come in handy if you’re… ummm… shopping for a spouse’s birthday present which you want to keep a secret. I suppose there may be other uses for a
porn private browsing mode, but I can’t think of any at the moment.
The $0.99 app also makes it easier to access some browser functions such as the ability to clear cookies or cache files. But some users have reported that it’s tough to click on some links in the browser and that the user interface doesn’t really seem to be optimized for webOS, due to lack of support for keyboard shortcuts or gestures.