Puffin is a web browser launched in 2010 by CloudMosa, a company aiming to rethink users’ approach to web browsing by rendering websites server-side.
While this is an interesting approach to browsing that benefits both security and privacy, there is a huge gap in quality between the desktop and mobile versions. This Puffin review will tell you how it compares to other browsers.
The Puffin desktop version requires a paid subscription that will run you either $2 per month or $12 per year, but you can sign up for a one-month free trial. On mobile, there is a free version and a pro version (which costs around $5 depending on your region), with the main difference being that the former is supported by ads and does not have a built-in adblocker.
Puffin is compatible with Windows 7 and 10, macOS X 10.12 and later, as well as Android 4.1 and later. The browser is also available on iOS 8.0 and later, but this version will be discontinued in October 2019. For this review, we used a laptop running Windows 10 and a Nexus 5X with Android 8.1.