Sleipnir Brings Sharing and Smart Tab Management to the Web Browser

Sleipnir Brings Sharing and Smart Tab Management to the Web Browser

Aug 2, 2012

Sleipnir is a web browser that’s focused on sharing and making web browsing easy to use. Gestures are available for performing actions, from swiping horizontally to switch tabs, and more advanced gestures for closing and restoring tabs. Tab browsing uses a two-dimensional tab bar, where different sets of bars can be called up and used at a time.

The app also tries to make it eas to share to various social services without leaving the app. Log in to various services like Twitter, Tumblr, and Instapaper and then by using the sharing options in the middle row of the pop up window that appears after tapping the sharing arrow in the lower left corner, articles can be shared directly from the browser.

There’s one reason why this app may be sticking around on my device: I can properly add images to posts in WordPress. Other Webkit browsers, even Chrome on Jelly Bean, has problems at times with something that should be so simple. Sleipnir is available for free from Google Play.

Opera Mini Version 7 Now Available

Opera Mini Version 7 Now Available

Mar 29, 2012

Opera has released a new major version of their Opera Mini browser, with version 7 now released. This web browser is designed to save on bandwidth and processing speed, by loading and rendering pages on Opera’s servers instead of on the user’s device, and then delivering them to the user. Opera claims that up to 90% of the original data from a website is trimmed in this process of delivering it pre-rendered to users, saving on pricey (and increasingly tiered) data plans. Even the app is designed to save on bandwidth, with a file size under one megabyte. Version 7 in particular includes improved hardware acceleration, allowing for improved hardware acceleration. The limit on number of Speed Dial pages at launch has been raised, from a paltry 9 to a less-paltry hypothetically-unlimited number! Opera Mini version 7 is now available on Google Play. For those who want the Opera interface but not the cloud-based web page processing, there’s also Opera Mobile, which does all the rendering locally.