Top 4 Alternative Apps to Adobe Flash Player for iPad Mini

In recent months, the releasing of Android tablets like Kindle Fire HD and Windows 8 tablets like Samsung ATIV Tab has threated the dominance of The new iPad. Therefore, in an attempt to consolidate its dominance in tablet market, Apple is about to release iPad Mini, the small-size iPad. However, as a device designed to provide users extraordinary entertaining experience, iPad Mini may not be that flawless in function.

It is known that Apple hates Adobe Flash while YouTube loves Adobe Flash. Therefore, iPad Mini users who happen to be Flash lovers or YouTube fans may feel disappointed because they can neither view Flash with iPad Mini nor gain access to YouTube video with iPad Mini. The situation is extremely troublesome after YouTube app has been removed from iOS 6 devices like iPad Mini. To some extent, finding methods to play Flash on iPad Mini is concerned by most iPad Mini users. Therefore, this post will list top 4 alternative apps to Adobe Flash Player for iPad Mini.

1. Alternative App for iPad Mini: Skyfire

Skyfire

As a web browser for iPad Mini, Skyfire is an alternative app designed to help users unlock Flash content in the Apple device or on YouTube. As a cloud based mobile browsing app, Skyfire is able to translate those Flash movies to iPad Mini friendly videos in a short time. In other words, it functions like an online Flash for iPad Mini converter. However it doesn’t support all video sites and it costs users about 4.99 dollars.

2. Alternative App for iPad Mini: iSwifter

iSwifter

Similar to Skyfire, iSwfiter is an iPad Mini app designed to replace Adobe Flash Player. The app is capable of converting Flash movies on YouTube to HTML5 based videos so that iPad Mini can gain access to them. To this extent, it functions equally the same as a powerful Flash to HTML5 converter. As an iPad Mini app with better compatibility than Skyfire, iSwifter is provided for free in the first seven days. After the trial period, 4.99 dollars is what one needs to pay.

3. Alternative App for iPad Mini: Gianduia

Gianduia

As the rumored Flash Player killer, Gianduia was first recognized by the world in 2009 as Apple’s choice to replace Adobe Flash Player. However, till now, the loftily-expected app is still staying in the laboratory. Theoretically, Gianduia will function equally if not more powerful as Adobe Flash Player in playing Flash files or handling YouTube videos. According to the latest iPad Mini rumors, Gianduia may first appear in the latest iPad tablet. Once the rumor is proven to be true, iPad Mini users can enjoy Flash freely with their devices.

4. Alternative App for iPad Mini: iOSFlashVideo

iOSFlashVideo

Though iOSFlashVideo is neither a web browser nor a media player, it enables users to enjoy Flash files with iPad Mini freely as well. As a bookmarklet, iOSFlashVideo only works when users have installed OPlayer beforehand. To play YouTube video on iPad Mini with this app, users need to save the page as a bookmark, open the bookmark, choose iOSFlashVideo, delete all the characters before “javascript” and hit “Done” button. Though the operation may be quite complicated, the app is provided for free.

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