Skyfire

Skyfire 5.0

Free Android web browser with Flash support

Skyfire, the audio and video-friendly browser for Android, has reached version 4, consolidating its position as a viable alternative many other browsers for Android. View full description

PROS

  • Renders pages quickly
  • Flash video support
  • Supports tabbed browsing
  • High level of Facebook integration
  • Can save to HD

CONS

  • Unstable at times
  • Does not support all video formats

Very good
8

Skyfire, the audio and video-friendly browser for Android, has reached version 4, consolidating its position as a viable alternative many other browsers for Android.

Skyfire’s major selling point is undoubtedly its built-in support for video and high level of social media integration. It’s also fast, with easily-navigable history, downloads and bookmarks, and excellent settings designed to get the most out of your media-rich browsing.

Audio and Video

Skyfire focuses on video, especially Flash, which traditionally has a hard time on mobile devices. Unfortunately, the app lags behind in other formats, as it doesn’t currently support Windows Media, Silverlight or QuickTime. Even so, it has an in-built video player that grabs your video from the original site and plays it in a really user-friendly interface.

Easy Access

This app scores well on instant-access and multi-service social media integration. Skyfire’s bottom bar gives you access to a variety of sharing services, most notably Facebook, but also some other, interesting options, such as Fireplace (a Facebook personalization feature), Google Reader, various sharing options and an Ideas feature, although it's not 100% clear how this works. What's more, Skyfire allows you to both remove, re-order and edit these quick accesses.

All in all, Skyfire is an interesting browsing experience. It’s easy to use, fast, has good options and focuses on two of the most important features for mobile browsers today – social media and entertainment. Skyfire has bunches of options that should help you tailor the app precisely to your needs, and we were real fans of the ability to easily toggle between as the desktop or mobile version of webpages - as well as the extensive security options.

Skyfire is an excellent mobile browser, and has really come into its own in this latest version.

Changes

  • Honeycomb bug fixes:
  • Bookmarks – fixed!
  • Tabs – fixed!
  • ‘Find on page’ – fixed!
  • Zoom control – fixed!
  • Popular and Like feature bubbles – fixed!
  • Honeycomb improvements:
  • Improved memory management for feature bubbles.
  • Better auto refresh: Feature bubbles now have a 12 hour content refresh timeline.
  • For all:
  • Fine-tuning & overall continued effort towards stability: Stability at all-time high - And it’s getting better!
  • Thank you for updating - Happy Browsing!
Skyfire

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Skyfire 5.0

User reviews about Skyfire

  • jan.holmberg2

    by jan.holmberg2

    "Fake browser"

    NOT, it's not work at on an my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1. Can't read any pages whith flash or silverlight. The browser i... More.

    reviewed on October 14, 2013

  • PattiMc

    by PattiMc

    "Great App For Garminfone"

    I have tried to find flash players for the garminfone but I couldn't find one that didn't require me to be an expert and... More.

    reviewed on January 7, 2011

  • Matt Perkins

    by Matt Perkins

    "A Must Have For Those Who Lack Flash Player"

    Skyfire is a must for anyone who wants to watch flash movies but don't have Flash available for their Android Phones. Yo... More.

    reviewed on July 11, 2010