Hear pages read aloud by new Surfy browser for Windows Phone

Surfy browser app for Windows Phone

If you’re looking for a new browser for your Windows Phone, check out Surfy at the Windows Phone store – and hear web pages read out to you in the language of your choice.

As well as innovative speech capabilities, Surfy for theWindows Phone also give you tabbed browsing, just like on the desktop.

The Windows Store bills Surfy as, “The most intuitive and feature rich web browser for Windows Phone! View multiple websites with a flick of a finger, open links in new tabs, enjoy full screen reading, enable private browsing, save images, and read pages aloud with the all new text to speech feature!”

Its publishers, Outcoder, say that Surfy has been optimised so that it reduces data usage to save users money and time. You can, for instance, disable images. It also has full screen support and you can save images via a context menu.

You can also open links in a new or background tab via a context menu and set your website viewing preference to mobile or desktop. There’s a night dimmer, which decreases screen brightness when viewing pages in the dark. And you can pin pages to the Windows Phone’s start screen.

Surfy will suggests links by searching the web as you type in the URL box to autocomplete the URL.
And choosing private browsing prevents your history from being saved

Interestingly you can listen to pages using any of the phone’s installed languages. Surfy detects the language of the page and selects the appropriate Text to Speech voice.

The designers say, ‘Surfy was designed to feature a minimal interface, with only three application bar buttons at the main screen, a new tab button on the left, a full screen button on the right, and a centre dashboard button that provides quick access to favourites, options, help, and about.’

Surfy comes in two versions; the free app is limited to three browser tabs. The paid version costs $1.49 and gives you six tabs and the ability to increase the number of tabs and enable other features via in-app purchases.

Try it at the Windows app store here.

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