Sleipnir Mobile - Web Browser

Sleipnir Mobile - Web Browser

500,000 - 1,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Multiple pages bar
  • Gestures
  • Bookmark sync
  • Page display mode
  • Sharing resources
Cons
  • Needs more fluency
  • There isn't User Agent feature
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"Challenging settled browsers hegemony"

Reviewed by / Dec 21, 2012

Sleipnir Mobile is a web browser for Android OS with interesting features

[UPDATED]Now you can use each of the web services without having to log in whichever platform you're running it: Windows, Android or iOS. In addition, you can send viewed pages to Evernote, registering to Read Later services, posting simultaneously to Facebook, G+, Twitter, Tumblr... You can also save images to Dropbox and other cloud-storage services.

Sleipnir Mobile is a browser that came to be a real alternative to other settled browser. It's offering some reliable features that really make the difference. First off, it's focused on multi-tasking. For this reason, it allows you to operate multiple pages quickly and easily. How? Thanks to a bottom bar in which you can see thumbnails of open pages. Just tap on the thumbnail to switch from one to another. Likewise, in that bottom bar there's a search button that by default searches on Google.

Gestures is the other great feature of this browser: touch paging lets you switch tabs just by flicking side to side. You can also close tabs "gesturing" a "L", restore currently close tabs with an "U", display search bar with an "S", and many more.

First time you launch Sleipnir it asks you to sync bookmarks. You can do it whenever you want and manage them with default folder or FenrirFS. There's a handy grid homescreen from where you can access all that sites. You can also check out download history.

From settings users can clear cache and history, enable/disable zoom button, scroll grip, enable hold&go, plugins and display modes. We're missing User Agent, bottom bar in horizontal view and other features. However, and above all, what we are missing is more fluency: it doesn't run as smooth as we expected. We encourage its developers, Fenrir Inc., to fix this issue, since it affects directly the usability of the browser.

Besides these catches, it's worth to give a go to it because of gestures, functional tabs and multi-pages view.

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Developer's original description available here
The one step browser that once you try you can't let go of, made in Japan!

【3 advantages】

★ Gestures adjusted by the millimeter for speed and precision

★ Tabs with lightning fast "Open" "Close" "Switch"

★ Customization to cut your daily browsing into a third

【Characteristic functions】

• Gestures
Tab switching, refreshing, displaying bookmarks, full-screen, all in 1 step.
 
• Hold And Go
Open pages one after another by holding down on links.

• Custom button / Custom panel
In the freely customizable User Interface, you can arrange your desired functions, settings, bookmarks(bookmarklets too) where you can find it in just 1 step.

• Tab flicking
Flick tabs downwards to close, up to manage groups, and up and then right to open.

• Scroll grip
Quickly scroll down to the area of the page you want to view by touching the scroll bar.

• Offline viewing
Open tab content is automatically stored so that even after you close the app you can instantly restore data. (※ Android 3.0 and later)

• View mode
When opening specified pages and sites, you can have them automatically switch user agent and open in another app. (※From the menu button)

• Extensions
Layout of pages can be changed, and special functions can be added using extensions. Download from the Extensions Gallery ( http://extensions.fenrir-inc.com/ ). Installing extensions can be completed by simply tapping the install button.

• Fenrir Pass
This is a free cloud service that can be used to automatically sync bookmarks with Sleipnir on Windows, Mac, iPhone and Windows Phone, and also use a number of Web services.
Supported services: Twitter / Facebook / Google+ / LinkedIn / Tumblr / Flickr / Readability / Instapaper / Pocket / Dropbox / Evernote / SkyDrive / Google Reader

【Other functions】

• Ad-block not needing setup (※ Android 3.0 and later)
• Optimized design for smartphone and tablet devices
• Customize the UI to what you like
• Save memory and stable tabs by limiting tab loading
• Protect tabs by double tapping
• tab groups to manage tabs
• Various site search engines merged into one
• Search suggestions
• "Usual Sites" for quickly accessing your favorite sites
• Download files
• Full-screen mode
• Import bookmarks from browsers
• Arrange bookmarks
• Manage FenrirFS bookmarks with labels
• Facebook linking
• Backup tabs, bookmarks, settings
• Close application by holding down back key
• Open with other browser (※From address bar long press menu)
• Search in pages (※From address bar long press menu)
• Copy title, URL (※From address bar long press menu)
• Open one level above URL (※From address bar long press menu)
• Link with Facebook (※From address bar long press menu)

【About Sleipnir Mobile】

Sleipnir Mobile for Android is
the one step browser that once you try you can't let go of, made in Japan! It features gestures adjusted by the millimeter for speed and precision, tabs with lightning fast "Open" "Close" "Switch", and customization to cut your daily browsing into a third. You can use it on your smartphone or tablet device.

• Product page: http://www.fenrir-inc.com/android/apps/sleipnir-mobile.html (Kindle Fire HD version from here)
• Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SleipnirMobile
• Twitter: http://twitter.com/SleipnirMobile/

Recently changed in this version

■ 2.12.2 (1/21) http://blog.sleipnirbrowser.com/2014/01/sleipnir-mobile-for-android-2-12-2-released.html

・Fixed issue where Sleipnir crushes if tab is closed while scrolling
・Stability Enhancements


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Comments and ratings for Sleipnir Mobile - Web Browser
  • (66)

    by JD Darlington on 05/04/2014

    Developers too slow fixing problems, wasting time working on Gestures instead of addressing real problems.

  • (66)

    by Byron Gary on 05/04/2014

    Super fast! I'm amazed!

  • (66)

    by Agnes Wojciechowski on 26/03/2014

    I love using this broswer. I've been using it since my last phone. But recently I've had a problem where I can't open links on any webpages anymore. If this gets fixed, I'll be able to give it five stars again

  • (66)

    by Kevin Jacobs on 23/03/2014

    Needs more recognition.

  • (66)

    by skov333 on 22/03/2014

    Hi developer, after my xperia z ultra updated to kitkat 4.4, I found the browser oftenly freeze with no reponse or slow down. I have uninstall flash player but issues still happen.

  • (66)

    by Javier Villarrubia on 19/03/2014

    Restore session blablabal....

  • (66)

    by Ryan Chambers on 11/03/2014

    I used to be able to run everything through Sleipnir, unfortunately the mobile version will no longer process flash on any of my pages like it used to :'(. I have removed 2 stars as this is a huge factor for me.