Page-compressing Puffin browser arrives on Windows

The little-used, but still popular Puffin browser is now available for Windows in the form of a beta release, bringing with it many features it’s known for on mobile. On the product’s landing page, the Puffin beta for Windows touts speed, privacy and security; all features possible through the cloud back-end which compresses website data.

Similarly to Opera Mini, Puffin uses a cloud computing back-end in order to preprocess and compress web pages; not only does this save on your data but it also makes web pages load incredibly fast. The team behind Puffin claim that their browser can load pages such as CNN over 400% faster than Microsoft’s Edge browser thanks to page compressing and its “revolutionary JavaScript engine”.

Thanks to the cloud processing, it also means you can browse safely on unsecured WiFi connections through Puffin. The company claims that all data passing through to its servers are encrypted, however, it’s not quite clear how much access the company has to your data once on those servers.

If you’re interest has been piqued by this blazingly fast browser and you want to try it out on Windows, you’ll can grab it right now online if you’re running Windows 7 or Windows 10. Just like Google Chrome, Puffin is unavailable in the Microsoft Store.

Source: Puffin Browser via MSPowerUser

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