The popular third-party iPad browser Skyfire has just received a major update.
Version 5.0 of Skyfire now includes Skyfire Horizon. The feature brings a wide range of built-in browser extensions that can be added and customized by users. Some of the toolbar buttons include Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Wikipedia, IMDB, Amazon.com, ESPN, and Pinterest. Users can even add their own extensions to the toolbar.
Skyfire rose to fame by offering the ability to watch Flash videos that are unplayable via Safari on iOS devices. Skyfire said the iPad app has more than 2 million unique installs.
The new version of Skyfire is only currently available for the iPad and iPad mini. It can be downloaded in the App Store now for $4.99. A separate iPhone/iPod touch version of the browser is also available in the App Store for $2.99.
While I occasionally use third-party browsers like Skyfire and the excellent Dolphin Browser, I always seem to fall back into the arms of Safari on my iOS devices. But I enjoyed playing with the Horizon feature, and will keep trying it out in the next few weeks.
If you’re interested in similar apps, take a look at our AppGuide of iPad Web Browsers.