Puffin Web Browser

Puffin Web Browser


(3 stars)



100,000 - 500,000 downloads

  • Light
  • Fast
  • Basic features
  • Just for low-profile users
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Expert's Review

"High-speed browser"

Reviewed by / Aug 27, 2014

Puffin Web Browser is minimalistic browser for those who just want to surf the web

This is the paid version of Puffin Web Browser with no restrictions regarding number of sites launched at the same time.

Lots of users don't need bookmarks sync, user-agent, integration with other apps and all this kind of advanced-user stuff. They just want to navigate, that's it, visit websites, read articles and watch videos on it. That's all. For those users, Puffin Web Browser is a good choice, since it's a light, simple and fast mini browser.

It supports flash, although it isn't not optimized for playing flash games on it. It's really fast since it renders full version of web pages quickly and reliably thanks to cloud servers. What's more, it integrates an interesting feature: keyboard and mouse button that launches your Android keyboard and a touchpad. Well, that's useful if you didn't get used to the tap-like navigation.

You can choose between web browser-like view or mobile browser mode. From settings, you can also select block pop-up windows, set home page, load flash, zoom buttons or clear cache and history. Tapping on the bookmark icon, next to the browser bar, you'll access your bookmarks and navigation history.

And not really much. Did you want to navigate with no additives, didn't you? Puffin Browser is a choice.

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Developer's original description available here
Puffin Web Browser is a wicked fast Mobile Flash Browser. Once users experience the thrill of using Puffin, regular Mobile Internet just feels like torture.

Wicked Fast: Puffin speeds up mobile browsing by shifting the workload from the resource-limited devices to the cloud servers, and resource-demanding webpages can run super-fast on your phones or tablets.

Cloud Protection: All traffic from Puffin app to Puffin server are encrypted, a protection from nearby hackers. It’s safe to use public non-secure WiFi through Puffin, but not safe at all for most browsers.

The Latest Flash: We keep improving our cloud servers, and provide the latest version (16.0) of the Flash player over the cloud.

Save your bandwidth: Puffin uses proprietary compression algorithm to transmit web data to your device, and it can save up to 90% of your bandwidth on regular web browsing. (Please be noted that streaming Flash content or videos requires more bandwidth than the normal usage.)

☆ Incredible page load and rendering speed
☆ Adobe Flash support (also works on Android 4.4+)
☆ Download to cloud (up to 100M per file)
☆ Theater mode for Flash videos and games
☆ Virtual trackpad and gamepad
☆ Add-on functions (Pocket, Evernote, Facebook, translator and more)
☆ Color theme for toolbar and sidebar
☆ Fastest JavaScript engine
☆ Full web experience (desktop and mobile view)
☆ Incognito tab: Auto-clean your browsing activities in the app

==== Limitations ====
* The data centers of Puffin Web Browser are in the US and the cloud servers can only access public web sites from US geolocations.
* For users outside the US, local contents, especially videos of local interest, may not be accessible from the US due to geo-restrictions in their home countries.
* Puffin is blocked in some countries (e.g., China, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates) and by some schools (e.g., in United States).

For more information, please check our FAQ: http://www.puffinbrowser.com/faq/


Recently changed in this version

* User Interface
New Puffin World: Portal of Web Apps, Games, and educational contents
New incognito tab: Auto-clean your browsing activities in the app

* Search
Smart Search Suggestion guide you to web sites before search result page
Smart search tags enable you to get search results from a different search engine with one tap

Improved page rendering speed
Download to Google-Drive

* Flash
Improved Flash game video quality and reduced latency
Adjustable Flash quality

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Changelog and permissions

PermissionsChangelogPackage com.cloudmosa.puffin
  • - Know where you approximately are.
  • - Know exactly where you are. It uses GPS.
  • - Know what access (wifi, 3G…) you have at every moment.
  • - Access information about Wi-Fi networks.
  • - Send and receive internet info.
  • - android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
  • - Read phone state. Used to know whether you're in a call or not.
  • - Prevent your device from sleeping or screen from dimming (turn brightness down).
  • - Write whatever to your SD card.
  • - Read, but not write, the user's browsing history and bookmarks.
  • - Write, but not read, the user's browsing history and bookmarks.
  • - com.android.launcher.permission.INSTALL_SHORTCUT
  • - Query Android Market to obtain their licensing status. Used to avoid piracy.

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    Price increased from $2.99 to $3.99 on 03/15/14.
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    Price increased from $0.99 to $2.99 on 03/04/12.
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    New version 1.6.2629 released on 05/09/11.
  • Changes
    Name changed from Puffin to Puffin Web Browser on 05/09/11.
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    New version 1.5.2358 released on 04/01/11.
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Comments and ratings for Puffin Web Browser
  • (0)

    by Joseph Bruce on 01/01/2015

    Please add the option to hide the notification bar. And an option to disable images for mobile browsing. Update: when going back from a zoomed in image to a mobile webpage, the page will be zoomed all the way in with no way to zoom out if force zoom is disabled.

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    by albino lozano on 31/12/2014

    I got this app, and it worked fine at first, now, I after the most recent series of updates, it does nothing. Just keeps telling me it's having server issues.

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    by April Sapp on 31/12/2014

    I bought this app mainly so I could use the full Facebook page, but now it renders the pages poorly. Large spaces of white and sections of the page freeze. Please fix. EDIT: I'm not having this issue currently. I will monitor for a week or so and update.

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    by JayRay K on 30/12/2014

    I liked it so much because I heard it was free 24/7 during the holidays so I tried it. Loved it so much I bought it. Thanks Puffin! The flash plays natively and well! Using ODROID-U2/U3 QuadCore 2GBRam Mali400 X4 and it works as smooth and as fast as anything on android possible! Thanks!!!!

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    by Aayla T on 30/12/2014

    I paid a lot of money to just get banned for 100 hours on my game

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    by Wee Hsuan Ng on 30/12/2014

    I think the flash player is faulty and i bought this app for the player and nw its faulty pls fix

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    by Dj Pate on 30/12/2014

    Before the last couple of updates this WAS a 5 star app. Where before I could have almost 20 tabs open and it handled them fine, sometimes for weeks, now it has trouble rendering even 1 page. Gladly willing to pay for good product but this is now useless. Please fix.