Puffin Web Browser

Puffin Web Browser

100,000 - 500,000 downloads

Pros
  • Light
  • Fast
  • Basic features
Cons
  • Just for low-profile users
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Expert's Review
5.0
Worthy

"Small and light browser"

Reviewed by / Apr 04, 2012

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.

Features:
☆ 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)

==== 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

* Update OpenSSL library
* Fix crash issue on Android 2.3
* New feature to share screenshot.
* Support print webpages.
* Support HTML5 Geolocation API.
* New Web Rendering Engine great improves HTML5 supports, and its HTML5 test score reaches 457!!
* New "Text Reflow" feature can auto resize font size for phone devices.
* Improve text input experience on your phone devices.
* Import bookmarks from desktop browsers to Puffin.
* Support file upload from DropBox.


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Comments and ratings for Puffin Web Browser
  • (66)

    by Eric Landivar on 07/07/2014

    Thanks to flash support I'm able to watch series and movies on the go when I don't have my laptop available. I would love to see Chromecast support on the browser and that would make it amazing

  • (66)

    by Jiaming Huang on 05/07/2014

    I found out where the Dev options are but even though I disabled force GPU rendering it still doesn't work so please fix or refund it.

  • (66)

    by Michelle Rathkamp on 04/07/2014

    Stalls constantly and is not worth the money

  • (66)

    by Tony O'Sullivan on 02/07/2014

    Basically only loads flash when on 4g or high 3g connection slow and the cursor is laggy poor app waste your money if you dare

  • (66)

    by David Fredric on 02/07/2014

    Great browser for flash games

  • (66)

    by C. Allison on 01/07/2014

    Try it. You will love the speed an capability of this one.

  • (66)

    by Selina White on 01/07/2014

    A bit of a gimmicky browser but does succesfully play flash