Puffin Cloud Browser 17+

Puffin Cloud Browser

CloudMosa, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.0 • 6.5K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


DISCLAIMER: Puffin Cloud Browser is NOT a web browser.

Puffin Cloud Browser is the client app that accesses the cloud server which runs the web browser. The Puffin client app and the Puffin cloud server do not communicate in HTTP protocol and the data exchange is not in HTML format. The Puffin client app is like the remote desktop client and the Puffin cloud server is like the remote desktop server. Puffin Cloud Browser gives the audience the illusion of a web browser but it is not, in reality, a web browser. Puffin Cloud Browser can only "display" the web content rendered on the cloud servers but can't "render" the web content itself on the client devices.

==== Differentiating Features ====
* Browser Isolation
* Cloud Acceleration
* Data Saving
* Download to Cloud
* Flash Game
* Full Desktop Mode
* Internet Access Protection
* Virtual Gamepad/Mouse/Trackpad

==== Important Limitations ====
* Only works on websites that are publicly accessible from the US
-- Does not work for private IP, corporate Intranet, and geo-restricted websites
* Only works in countries that are not excessive in censorship
-- Does not work in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates
* For some websites, Puffin server IP blocks need to be white-listed
-- Puffin can bring an excessive load to some websites

More info at Puffin FAQ https://help.puffin.com/faq

What’s New

Version 5.2.9

1. Add the stickers on iMessage back.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
6.5K Ratings

6.5K Ratings

NabicanEmpress ,

Amazing App- Furious about its Fate

I have used Puffin Browser on my iPhone for a very long time and it has followed through every device upgrade. It easily enabled cookies (took me awhile to figure out how to do so on Safari) and allowed me to easily access the desktop site- destroying many issues that Safari gave me on several sites. I use Safari much more than I use Puffin, but for some sites, Safari does NOT suffice. I am a college student. I don’t need a ton of bugs and malfunctions with college websites just because Safari does not come equipped with the ability to switch to the desktop version of a site. I had to fill out a very important application the other day and tried to do so on Safari, but had to swap due the “Save” and “Submit” buttons vanishing- I had to remember everything that I had typed and type it all up again as a result. I am extremely displeased with this unjust removal of a good app. Thanks a lot. I now have to find a decent app that has the same abilities as Puffin so that i can complete important tasks or even just play a game and be able to see the whole screen. I’m going to miss that adorable European bird icon- puffins are very incredible creatures. I hope that the App Store people will retract their decision and work with the app developers, because the app was amazing.

Kikigrim ,

Sad to see you go.

When I first received my iPhone and iPad nearly 2 years ago, I found it pure madness that Apple products still did not support Flash. I had searched through various browsers, but none seemed to support it either. The few that did were clunky, cost money, and half baked. When I had downloaded Puffin, I was tremendously pleased.

Using the browser was intuitive. I did not have to switch between functions to enable flash. I could browse freely and do what wanted without having to fight an application. Now over the last year, Puffin has had issues and hiccups. It no longer functioned on my iPad, and even more recently we’ve been advised they are closing service to Apple products. It’s a shame when competition can do far superior to an existing system and said systems only response is to block progress of competition. That’s rather backwards one would think. Would it not be better to improve so powerfully that the competition looks foolish in comparison? That’s sadly a rare case.

To all the staff at Puffin and those whom made it the wonderful tool it is, thank you. Thank you for all your hard work, your wonderful design, and your having fought this hard this long. We are sad to see you go, but ever grateful for the time you made things so much easier.

PB&Mayo ,

This browser ruined me!

I started using Puffin because I wanted to access Flash games on my iPad. I'm no Flash fan by any means and I look forward to it becoming unnecessary but for now there are still a few things that just can't be done without it, many games being the one for me. I tried several different browsers before I settled on Puffin as being the best I found for using Flash on iOS. When I started using it I had no idea just how fast it actually was. But I began noticing how impatient I had become trying to do anything with any other browser. I usually used Chrome, Firefox or Opera (and Safari when needed) and saw that I was beginning to click several times on the same link or button to try to get something to happen. Eventually I found myself cursing out loud at my iPad every time I had to use any browser besides Puffin. Now Puffin is my go to and I rarely use the others. I still use them when I need particular features but find myself doing so less and less and expect that eventually I'll rarely use anything but Puffin on my iPad. I only wish it was available on my iMac. Maybe it's not the perfect browser for everyone and if so I suggest you not use it for too long or you may find it impossible to go back to what you had been using before.

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