Opera Launches Coast, An iPad-Only Browser

Opera Launches Coast, An iPad-Only Browser

Safari not quite doing it for you on your iPad? Opera (which produces one of our favourite browsers for those times when your connection is slow is offering an alternative in the form of Coast, a tablet-optimised browser.

Following the current trend for chromeless browsers to its logical end, Coast eliminates buttons almost entirely from the interface. Want to go back? Swipe left. Reload? Swipe down from the top. Long-click on a picture to save it. Opera’s Speed Dial is used for bookmarking.

These aren’t entirely new ideas in browsers, but we haven’t seen many that go quite this far down the gesture-only route. The only on-screen buttons are for your home screen and a list of recent sites, plus a search dialogue.

Coast is a free download for iPad only.

Coast By Opera