The increasingly popular alternative browser Arc, which runs on a Chrome basis under macOS, is also available as a mobile version. The manufacturer, The Browser Company, explicitly and with a bit of understatement describes the app as a “mobile companion”, meaning it sees it as an additional offer for the Mac browser.
Access to all spaces and tabs
Arc is currently only available for Apple devices, this applies to both the desktop and the lesser-known mobile version. This was first published at the end of March and is currently being updated quite irregularly – the last update to version 1.07 was released almost a month ago. The Arc Mobile Companion is only optimized for the iPhone; It has not yet been announced whether an iPad adaptation will also take place.
The purpose of the mobile version of Arc is to be able to access the spaces that you have created on the Mac while you are on the go. The comparison is made via the account that every Arc user has to create when installing the Mac version – without this, Arc for iOS cannot be used at all. Tabs and individual websites can be sorted into spaces in Arc, which contain temporarily opened and pinned tabs – in principle, each space is its own browser. There are also profiles that can also be used to separate cookies and logins by space, which is very useful for web applications.
Notes and Easels also available
The Browser Company emphasizes that Arc for iPhone is not the same as the full Mac version. “(It) therefore does not have all the browser features you are used to, such as reading mode.” However, you can add new tabs to the mobile version, which in turn works via a share sheet throughout the operating system.
Also useful: Arc for iPhone also displays notes (Notes) and the so-called easels (Easels) that you have created on the Mac. These record information about websites as well as other creative content and are considered another core function of Arc. Arc for iPhone requires at least iOS 15. Like the desktop version, the app is free. The Browser Company is currently working on a Windows version of the browser, but it is still unclear whether it will also come to Android.
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