Skyfire for iPad Now Available for $4.99

Skyfire, the immensely popular iPhone app (see our review) that allows users to watch Flash videos on their iDevice, is now finally out for the iPad. Like the iPhone version, Skyfire for iPad includes nifty extras that are not found on Mobile Safari. An all new feature for the tablet even allows users to check their Google Reader RSS feeds without having to leave the browser. Here are some of the app’s other features:

  • Play millions of Flash videos – everyday, with no limits!
  • All-new ‘Skybar’ toolbar gives one-click access to video and related content
  • Stay in touch: Unique Facebook and Twitter ‘Quickview’ allows you to see your wall and feeds with one click.
  • Fireplace: See only the links shared by Friends. Why? Filter what friends did from what friends shared (which is a great starting point for browsing)
  • Popular: See what Friends and the Facebook community have to say about the site you are currently exploring

Of course, like it is on the iPhone, you can only watch flash content with the app (no flash games, or Hulu content). If you’re finding that your favorite websites are still not down with HTML5, Skyfire for iPad is your best bet (and likely only option). Alternatively, you can also check out the free bookmarklet for Safari that will allow flash video playback from Dailymotion, Flickr Video, MegaVideo and Vimeo. Demo video after the break…

Skyfire Web Browser for iPad Skyfire Labs, Skyfire Web Browser for iPad, 2.2 MB – $4.99

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Watch Flash Videos on iPhone and iPad without Apps or Jailbreaking [Video]

Thanks to a neat little bookmarklet for Mobile Safari, Skyfire (TMA Review) isn’t the only legit way to watch flash videos on your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Once installed on your iOS, videos from Dailymotion, Flickr Video, MegaVideo and Vimeo that are embedded on websites can now be viewed with ease. Installing this bookmarklet is extremely simple and can be done via several steps:

  1. Open on your iOS Device (iPhone, iPad or iPod)
  2. Hit the + button, select Add Bookmark and tap the Save button
  3. Open your bookmarks by tapping the bookmark icon and press Edit
  4. Choose iOSFlashVideo
  5. Delete everything before “javascript:” and hit Done
  6. Select iOSFlashVideo from Bookmarks whenever a video isn’t natively supported on iOS in order to make it viewable

If you haven’t purchased the Skyfire app and wish to check out flash videos powered by Dailymotion and the like, this iOSFlashVideo tool is well worth a try. Check out the video tutorial by after the gap.

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