Skyfire Web Browser 4.0
5,000,000 - 10,000,000 downloads
- Flash included
- Great amount of Facebook-oriented features
- User Agent Switching
- Could be faster
- Should integrate more features Twitter-oriented
Skyfire Web Browser is a web browser for Android which focuses on the social dimension of the user.
The default Android browser has been overtaken for many others mobile web browsers which include extra-features that improve the user experience. Skyfire is one of them. But, what are those that will make you choose it? Let’s zoom on them:
First, there’s Flash Video on Skyfire. It seems obvious it must be that way but not all the web browsers support it. The User Agent Switching feature allows you to navigate as a Android user (mobile version) or as a Desktop user (PC version), but from your phone. Interesting feature in order to not lose a thing in the webpages which have mobile version. But the main strenght of Skyfire, its added value it’s its social approach. The most of its features are thought to be used by an active social network user. Thus, Fireplace Feed Reader provides a filtered list of your Facebook feed that only includes links to browsable web pages, images, and videos posted by your Facebook friends. Moreover, Facebook Quickview keeps your Facebook page loaded to an easier and faster access. Popular pages shows the most visited content (for Facebook users) in any page you visit, and you may click on the Facebook Like Button that Skyfire brings to every webpage of the Internet.
As a Facebook users we find all these features just amazing, since it makes our social life easier. However, we are missing a real integration of all those features on other social networks, especially on Twitter. And, it has to be said, Skyfire is not as faster as other mobile web browsers, but the most complete regarding social dimension.
Skyfire Web Browser has been developed by Skyfire, a young app developing company with which its only app in the Market (it is also available for iOS), has achieved such success: over 5 millions download of Skyfire Web Browser.
If you are an active Facebook user and you use to share the content you find on the social network, you should give it a try. But if what you seek is a high-speed browser, you should keep searching.
For users who like our toolbar, we suggest you try out Skyfire 5.0!
Skyfire Web Browser 5.0 for Android will not support Flash video as we focus on newer operating systems and as more video publishers design their videos to play on Android devices.
If you bought the premium version of Skyfire for Android in the past to watch Flash video, don't worry – it will continue to work on devices that have not updated to ICS and Jelly Bean OS.
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Welcome to the First Mobile Browser for the Social Networking Generation.
What's in Skyfire Mobile Browser?
• Flash Video (for grandfathered users)
• User Agent Switching
• Facebook QuickView
• Fireplace Feed Reader
• Popular Pages
• Related Ideas
• Skyfire OneTouch Search
• Facebook Like Button
• Twitter Integration
• Sports, News & Finance Buttons
• Google Reader
Customizable & Scrollable SkyBar (Skyfire's Toolbar) - Select any feature above and choose to enable or disable based on your browsing preferences. It's browsing made your way!
User Agent Switching
Load web pages as either traditional Android user agent or as a desktop browser. The desktop option gives you more flexibility in accessing web sites and allows discovery of video content that might not be visible on the mobile site.
Facebook quick view keeps your Facebook page loaded in the cloud for easy, one touch access to your news feed, profile, friends, inbox, events and places.
Fireplace Feed Reader
A simple but addictive tool that provides a filtered list of your Facebook feed that only includes links to browsable web pages, images, and videos posted by your Facebook friends.
You just finished reading a story on one of your favorite web sites and want to quickly decide what to read next. Click on the Popular button on the Skybar and instantly see what content on the site is most popular within the 500+ million user Facebook community. Recommendations from friends are prioritized and show up at the top of the list.
Explore ideas from a webpage, click "ideas" to analyze a page, pick a topic and explore search results for that new topic including results from Facebook, VideoSurf, Twitter and more.
Only enter your search term once and see search results from Google, Facebook, VideoSurf, Twitter and more.
Facebook Like Button
Puts the Facebook Like Button on every page of the Internet. No scrolling around searching for the button on the page, simply click on the Like Button to easily 'like' or 'unlike' the page you are viewing.
More About Skyfire:
Skyfire enables users to play millions of flash videos from the web that otherwise do not play or play poorly on mobiles. Unlock the content trapped behind those flash error messages when Skyfire transcodes videos into HTML5 on our servers and delivers a smart video stream to your mobile.
Skyfire also makes browsing more social. Easy access to Facebook and Twitter news feeds, profiles, friends, inbox, events and places. Find popular pages your friends have shared based on the sites you are visiting. Explore related ideas to the pages you browse. And see more from your searches with video and social results.
Share and like anything you find online with quick and easy access to multiple sharing services. Switch how the browser loads pages to facilitate discovery of desktop content that might have been hidden behind a mobile site. Browse privately with no data trail when history or cookies are not retained.
Video is still supported for users that have purchased that feature, but is no longer available for sale.
Great browser, especially since it supports flash. Only problem for me is the lack of an Adblocking addon (if there is one, someone please message me).