September 2016: I stopped iOS development and removed all apps from the App Store.

3rd Party Browsers

With Mr. Reader v1.11 I replaced all previously hard coded browsers with a generic solution. This means that you can add your favorite iPad browser by yourself when it can be opened by an URL scheme.

If your browser is not included as an example and you are unable to find its URL scheme, then please contact the app developer and ask him for the URL scheme to open his app from other apps.

Included Examples

This is a list of browsers that can be added to the sharing menu right from Mr. Reader.

  • Apollo Browser
  • Atomic Web
  • Coast by Opera
  • Dolphin Browser
  • Google Chrome
  • Grazing
  • iCab Mobile
  • Maven Web Browser+
  • Mercury
  • Opera Mini
  • Sleipnir

How? Open the Mr. Reader Settings, tap on 'Services', scroll to the bottom and tap on add 'Browser'. Now select your browser and tap the 'Add' button. You are done!

Additional Examples

Here are some browser configurations that are not included. You can install them in Mr. Reader by tapping one of the buttons (this page must be opened in Safari on your iPad).

If you have added one by yourself that is not listed here, then please send me its configuration from Mr. Reader and I'll add it to this list. Open the Mr. Reader Settings, tap on 'Services' and scroll to your added browser. Now select it and tap on 'Send' at top to send this browser configuration to me or another Mr. Reader user by mail. The recipient will be able to install it in Mr. Reader directly from the Mail app.

Manually adding a browser to the sharing menu

Open the Mr. Reader Settings, tap on 'Services', scroll to the bottom and tap on add 'Browser'. Select 'Add Other Browser' and enter the required data. Here is a description of the input fields:

App NameGets used as title in the sharing menu.
Example: Puffin
ProtocolTo check if the app is installed on your iPad. This is the first part of the URL scheme with an ending colon.
Example: puffin:
HTTP URL SchemeThe HTTP URL scheme to open the app.
Example: puffin://[URL-WITHOUT-PROTOCOL]
HTTPS URL SchemeThe HTTPS URL scheme to open the app.
Example: puffins://[URL-WITHOUT-PROTOCOL]

When you edit one of the URL scheme fields you will see a keyboard extension with the following tags that can be used/inserted:

[URL]Gets replaced with the URL of the article.
[URL-WITHOUT-PROTOCOL]Gets replaced with the URL of the article but without the protocol like 'http://'