09-21-14 10:55 AM
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  1. darkhawk's Avatar
    Hay folks

    I'm looking for the best app alternative
    I tried oragami

    But is there a sideload alternative that i have not considered

    Thanks

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    09-15-14 04:04 PM
  2. hamsterwheel's Avatar
    Have you tried Evolution browser? It's pretty good in BBW. Or were you looking for an android one?
    shaleem likes this.
    09-15-14 04:16 PM
  3. darkhawk's Avatar
    I'm just looking for one that may work better
    I don't mean to complain but the native one is lacking in compatibility for many sites and the oragami one is ok but I was thinking a sideload could offer a newer update
    But I'll look at that one thanks

    Posted via CB10
    09-15-14 04:30 PM
  4. pacoman03's Avatar
    But I'll look at that one thanks
    Don't bother. It's not for the Playbook.
    09-15-14 04:41 PM
  5. darkhawk's Avatar
    Thanks.
    Ya I know holding on to a dead thing but still I own it.

    my wife has one too and the lack of use the browser offers is the final straw.

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    09-15-14 05:06 PM
  6. hamsterwheel's Avatar
    Don't bother. It's not for the Playbook.
    Ah sorry, my bad. Didn't check which forum. OOPS
    09-15-14 05:10 PM
  7. darkhawk's Avatar
    No prob.
    Thanks anyhow. I'll wait see if anything pops up.
    It was a shot anyhow.

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    rebroker2009 likes this.
    09-15-14 05:20 PM
  8. mh1983's Avatar
    Maxthon (Android app available in BBW).
    09-15-14 06:36 PM
  9. tovento's Avatar
    Not really to be honest. If you are looking at something with greater flash support, not going to happen. The Origami browser is honestly the best alternative. If you find that websites you visit don't work with Origami, you can try switching to different user agents and see if that helps. The default is to be on Nexus 7, but you can try and see if sites you want work better if you switch to iPad, or some other user agent. Yes, it does affect things, so try and see. Some sites simply don't work well with tablets, period. Android tablets and iPads have zero flash support, so if a site uses flash, the Playbook may surprisingly be better.
    09-17-14 06:44 AM
  10. darkhawk's Avatar
    Thank you
    I will put some more effort here into the browser and into the oragami
    I was just wondering if there was something else popular out there!

    But this is about the best outcome I could hope

    Thanks

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    09-17-14 07:13 AM
  11. mh1983's Avatar
    Not really to be honest. If you are looking at something with greater flash support, not going to happen. The Origami browser is honestly the best alternative. If you find that websites you visit don't work with Origami, you can try switching to different user agents and see if that helps. The default is to be on Nexus 7, but you can try and see if sites you want work better if you switch to iPad, or some other user agent. Yes, it does affect things, so try and see. Some sites simply don't work well with tablets, period. Android tablets and iPads have zero flash support, so if a site uses flash, the Playbook may surprisingly be better.
    Agreed with your points about Origami.

    A clarification, though: there's no OFFICIAL support through Android, but you can still install Flash 11 on Android tablets (APK available on the Adobe site) and enable it in a third party browser like Dolphin.
    09-17-14 07:28 AM
  12. alicepattinson's Avatar
    Chrome or Dolphin browser?
    09-17-14 07:28 AM
  13. mh1983's Avatar
    Chrome or Dolphin browser?
    Sideloaded Chrome won't work on the PB. Dolphin will (older version available in BB World, newer version for sideload on Goodereader).
    09-17-14 08:55 AM
  14. Brian Levy's Avatar
    I have tried most of the browsers offered in BBW and universally the best seemed to be Origami. Default user agent set to Nexus 7 and desktop set to Firefox. I have not tried all the other combos as these seem to work for every site I visit.
    09-17-14 08:56 PM
  15. stev5a's Avatar
    Try securebrowser. it's free and I have never had a major problem with it and is very fast . Only thing I dont like is for bookmarks you have to do a password and enter it once when you go to ur bookmarks . I dont care for orgasmi or dolphin as these are ported from android devices and I hate the quirks and weird folders they have. Securebrowser is in bbworld and not ported from android it is made for playbook

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    09-17-14 09:22 PM
  16. mh1983's Avatar
    Try securebrowser. it's free and I have never had a major problem with it and is very fast . Only thing I dont like is for bookmarks you have to do a password and enter it once when you go to ur bookmarks . I dont care for orgasmi or dolphin as these are ported from android devices and I hate the quirks and weird folders they have. Securebrowser is in bbworld and not ported from android it is made for playbook

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    Origami is not a port; it is a native app.
    09-18-14 06:15 AM
  17. tovento's Avatar
    Origami is not a port; it is a native app.
    Agreed...Origami is indeed a native application. Part of the reason for its popularity (as it's not as clunky as some Android apps).
    09-18-14 04:23 PM
  18. darkhawk's Avatar
    Ok.
    I'll work with it more!
    I appreciate all the input! Thanks group!

    Posted via CB10
    09-18-14 09:21 PM
  19. mh1983's Avatar
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    Ok.
    I'll work with it more!
    I appreciate all the input! Thanks group!

    Posted via CB10
    Good luck! If you're finding Origami is a bit slow, try backing up your bookmarks, uninstalling/reinstalling the app, then restoring your bookmarks. I did that yesterday and feel it helped out the speed considerably. Probably it was backed up with cache and clearing it would've sufficed, but just wanted to share that as a possible bandaid.
    09-19-14 10:10 AM
  20. mochuelo's Avatar
    Im always looking for an alternative browser because the major problem with the native its the lack of plug-ins, Im not asking for something hardcore as the likes of opera or firefox but at least an adblock to install , because when you turn on java/flash (keeping all pop-ups blocked) the regular ads of sites take all the control and browsing turns impossible.
    After all Im still using the native.
    09-19-14 10:48 AM
  21. bambinoitaliano's Avatar
    try Simple Browser or Fast Browser
    09-19-14 11:40 AM
  22. bambinoitaliano's Avatar
    try Simple Browser or Fast Browser .
    09-19-14 11:46 AM
  23. mh1983's Avatar
    Im always looking for an alternative browser because the major problem with the native its the lack of plug-ins, Im not asking for something hardcore as the likes of opera or firefox but at least an adblock to install , because when you turn on java/flash (keeping all pop-ups blocked) the regular ads of sites take all the control and browsing turns impossible.
    After all Im still using the native.
    Origami has an adblocker built in. Works nicely for me -- one of the key things I use the PB for is flash video streaming on sites like CBC. Blocks the ads and works like a charm.
    09-19-14 11:55 AM
  24. robsteve's Avatar
    Origami has an adblocker built in. Works nicely for me -- one of the key things I use the PB for is flash video streaming on sites like CBC. Blocks the ads and works like a charm.
    Sometimes the ad blocking prevents the streams from starting on the CBC. It needs to show an ad before it starts the main stream or video.
    09-19-14 01:09 PM
  25. ajgilloh's Avatar
    Frost loads YouTube better for me than origami. Now if anybody has the 2.7 version (upgrade) from what is in BBW as a bar that would have fantastic

    Posted via CB10
    09-19-14 04:46 PM
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