Web browsing on my Apple devices has been awful, although pretty much everything else has been excellent. Now that I’ve replaced Safari with the Orion browser by Kagi, I have an excellent web browsing experience.
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For my home automation experiments, I bought a refurbished iPad. They are quite inexpensive as schools age out the older ones and replace them with new iPads. But a 2018 iPad is still a fine device in 2023, and I wanted something to work with HomeKit. The problem was, I’ve got this iPad just sitting there on my nightstand, and there would be times when I wanted to look something up on the Internet. I would give in to temptation, which was universally a mistake. Every time I used Safari to search the Internet it was a completely awful experience because Safari does not support uBlock Origin by Raymond Hill.
Over time, I developed an aversion to browsing the web on any Apple device. It was always bad.
A week ago, I learned about a web browser for Apple devices that can invoke Firefox extensions: Orion browser by Kagi.
Of course, the first thing I added to it was uBlock Origin.
And now I find that browsing the web on iPhone or iPad is pretty nice.
THANK YOU Kagi!
They also have a version for Mac OS, if that’s your thing. 🙂