External links, without InAppBrowser

On Ionic 1, Angular 1.

InAppBrowser is way too buggy, and not at all in a position to work on InAppBrowser before app launch. Though I could solve bugs in Android, and compile successfully, iOS is out of my league, and keeps failing with CDVInAppBrowser.h .

I do not use InAppBrowser, installed it just to get window.open(link,’_system’) working - any way around it? I only have to open links in system browser.