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| March 31, 2013
Behold The Omnibar And Marvel At The Touch Glow In Skyfire Web Browser For iPad
The popular Flash-enabled browser app Skyfire Web Browser for iPad has recently undergone a major version refresh. Now upgraded to version 5.2, Skyfire has gained another round of significant improvements. Perhaps most notably, Skyfire now has what is commonly called an omnibar or omnibox. Popularized by Chrome and recently added to Mercury Browser Pro, Skyfire's new omnibar lets you enter a URL or run a search in a single input field. Skyfire now also lets you easily switch search engine providers. Apart from the widely adopted Google, Yahoo!, Bing, Yandex, Ask, and Baidu are supported by Skyfire. The latest update to Skyfire Web Browser for iPad also introduces a new "Touch Glow" effect. This new effect serves as a progress indicator for a long press, which, in turn, brings up the app's contextual menu. If you can't see the video embedded above, please click here. Also included in the update are new browser extensions (StumbleUpon, Reddit, The Verge, Hot Apps, Duck Duck Go, Yahoo! Finance, Thrillist, Digg), new bookmarkelts (Ziplist, Add to Stumble), and new bookmarks (YouTube, Gmail, and LinkedIn). Compatible with iPad running iOS 5.0 or later, Skyfire Web Browser for iPad is available in the App Store for $4.99. Skyfire Web Browser for iPhone is also available in the App Store for $2.99. If you’re interested in other apps similar to Skyfire, check out our iPad Web Browsers AppGuide, which lists Skyfire as an "essential app." [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]