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Mozilla launches Firefox for iPad with split-screen support and more

Firefox for iPad with split-screen support (Source: Firefox on YouTube)
Firefox for iPad with split-screen support (Source: Firefox on YouTube)
Mozilla's Firefox for iOS has finally received an update with a set of features tailored for the iPad tablet, such as tab management, split-screen support, single-click private browsing, a comprehensive set of keyboard shortcuts (for those using an external keyboard with their iPad), and more.

Although Mozilla launched the Firefox browser for iOS back in November 2015, a version to take full advantage of the iPad's larger screen and different way of use was not released until the end of last week. Now, those who use an Apple tablet can take full advantage of the Firefox browser that is not just a larger version of its sibling for iPhone handsets, but looks and feels "like it was custom made for a tablet" instead.

Without further ado, here are the highlights of the Mozilla Firefox for iPad browser:

  • Split-screen support for easier file/link sharing, taking notes, and more.
  • Tab management for those who want to take full advantage of the additional screen estate at their disposal on an iPad.
  • One-click private browsing mode (switch located in the lower left corner of the main window).
  • Outlook users can set Firefox as their default browser to open email links.
  • Keyboard shortcuts for those who use an external keyboard with their Apple slate.
  • Send Tabs for sending tabs to a phone from iPad, from desktop to phone, from iPad to desktop, and so on.

Those interested in grabbing Firefox for iOS can find it here. It might be a bit too late for Mozilla, but in the end it is better late than never. Do you think that there is still a change for this piece of code to gain a significant share in the niche of iOS software made for iPad? Feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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Codrut Nistor, 2019-03-25 (Update: 2019-03-25)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.