Having first seen the light of day as an iOS mobile browser, Puffin Browser has meanwhile made its way to the PC as well, bringing a neat set of features oriented towards responsiveness and ease of use, which would probably cater to a wide assortment of needs.
Sporting an uncluttered user interface, Puffin Browser provides you with all the basic tools you probably employ on a regular basis while surfing the Internet. As such, you can effortlessly open multiple tabs within a window, turn to incognito browsing for a plus of privacy, as well as easily manage your downloads and history, which means you can easily clear them.
Aside from that, support for bookmarks is provided, even though the feature is rather rudimentary for the time being since you cannot organize your favorite websites into folders. All you can do is add them to a generic list, but search features are integrated for a plus of convenience.
What’s more, specifying whether you want to continue from where you left off or open a new tab at start-up is possible, as is the case of selecting your search engine. Nevertheless, it is worth pointing out that users can only go for one of the pre-defined options, namely Google, Bing, NAVER, and Yandex.
Then, indicating a download location should raise no difficulty whatsoever, and various content settings can be accessed as well, meaning that you can easily handle cookies, passwords, and popup windows.
While this may all sound like features any decent browser must integrate, what differentiates Puffin from similar programs is its distinct focus on speed. It manages to offer that by introducing its cloud computing technology, which allows it to turn to select servers to preprocess and compress the websites you are visiting.
In turn, this translates to the fact you can access web pages more quickly than under normal circumstances, not to mention that all the traffic is encrypted, and as a result, using public insecure WiFi should pose no risks whatsoever. In any case, if you prefer to revert to local mode, disabling the cloud server is one click away.
All things considered, Puffin Browser is a new arrival on the PC that could have a bright future. The application provides you with a straightforward means of surfing the web, and its indisputable focus on speed and security could turn it into a reliable browsing companion if you are curious to give it a shot.