Can You Get Internet Explorer On The Ipad
If you are not satisfied with the Safari browser that Apple’s iPad makes available by default and you haven’t yet found an alternative that matches the experience that Internet Explorer can deliver on Windows computers, you will be happy to know that recently has been made available an option that helps you use Internet Explorer directly on your iPad. This option is known as OnLive Desktop and allows you to run on your iPad not only Internet Explorer, but also other Windows tools. Besides Internet Explorer 9, the list also includes Office 2010 and Adobe Reader. What’s also nice is that the app offers to each user the possibility to save remotely 2GB of files. All you need to do is set up a free account.
If you are interested in using all these Windows tools on your iPad, you will have to first of all set up a Standard account. With that account in place you will be able to view, create and edit Office documents, read and sync PDF files across multiple devices and use Internet Explorer 9 for web browsing purposes. The only problem is that the free Standard account doesn’t support general web browsing. That means you will be able to use the browser only for opening HTML files saved on your iPad.
If you want to eliminate the restriction, you will have to use OnLive Desktop Plus. This option will cost you $4.99 per month but will make available Accelerated Web Browsing that also includes Flash support. The moment you pay the fee involved you are able to start using the additional features: no restart is required. The immediate result of paying the fee is the possibility to use web based email services such as Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail. The paid version will still offer the 2GB of free storage mentioned, but also access to Dropbox. That means the storage space for MS Office files will be expanded.
Once you opt for the paid Plus account you will be able to browse the web using Internet Explorer 9 the exact same way you are used to do the same thing on a Windows computer. The only problem is that navigation can be tricky if you don’t have a stylus. With a stylus on board you will be able to increase the accuracy of your gestures and avoid “misunderstandings”.
The ones that have developed OnLive Desktop have also plans for the future. They are going to offer three other types of accounts: Desktop Pro, OnLive Enterprise and OnLive Collaborative and each one of them will come with some specific features. For now, I think that the Plus account is more than satisfying for iPad users.
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