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| March 15, 2012
Skyfire For iPad Update Features Ability For Multiple Accounts
Skyfire, one of the best alternative browsers available for iOS, now has an updated iPad version with a great, new ability to help users who share their tablet. The HotSwap feature allows multiple users to keep their bookmarks, history, open tabs, social networking and email information intact without having to logout each time they use an iPad. Here's a quick video of the feature. Click here if you can't see the video. Skyfire CEO Jeffrey Glueck said the new feature will help improve the browser experience.
"Our goal at Skyfire has always been to create great user experiences via mobile cloud solutions, both through our consumer browsing apps, or through our carrier-grade data optimization offerings. HotSwap continues this tradition. From the office to the coffee table, tablets have quickly evolved into a shared family device. With HotSwap, up to four users can create customized profiles to access their favorite content with ease. The family iPad just got personal again."While Safari for the Mac offers multiple user capabilities, the iOS version of the default browser lacks the function. Skyfire originally blasted onto the scene featuring the ability to convert Flash video on the fly and provide it to iOS users. It has now been downloaded more than 13 million times and was named the App Store's No. 1 Paid Utility of 2011. What do you think about the new feature? Is it enough to make you ditch Safari? Skyfire for iPad is available in the App Store for $4.99. The iPhone version, which doesn't offer the HotSwap feature yet, is available for $2.99.