Redefining mobile web browsing

Full Screen Web Browser

Browse the web free from clutter! The Full Screen Web Browser from SOPODS is a true full-screen web browser available for the iPhone and iPod Touch. This app gives you up to 40% of your screen's real estate back by hiding the buttons, address and even the status bar when you don't need them. Now you can take full advantage of the ample screen on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

"Full Screen Web Browser is a great Safari companion for its cheap 99¢ price."

Already have Full Screen on your iPhone? Make sure to install the Full Screen bookmark. Bookmark button
How does it work? Simple! Give your iPhone or iPod Touch a shake to bring the buttons and address bar into view, then enter a URL and the control bars will slide out of view for a true full-screen experience. Surf the web exactly like you do in Safari: tap on links, swipe to scroll, double-tap or even pinch and spread your fingers to zoom in or out.

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Full screen web browsing
  • 25% more viewable area than Safari in portrait mode
  • Almost 40% more viewable area than Safari in landscape mode!
  • Same web browsing experience as Safari on the iPhone: tap links, scrolling, zooming, etc.
  • Back and forward buttons for easy navigation through your session history
Bookmark your favorite webpages for easier navigation. Add, delete, reorder and edit bookmarks just like in Safari. However, unlike Safari, Full Screen even allows you to edit the page address while you are creating the bookmark (which makes it easy to add handy JavaScript bookmarklets). The default bookmarks include a link to our Safari bookmarklet instructions. Use it to send any page you're viewing in Safari to Full Screen Web Browser.

Have questions about using Full Screen Web Browser? Check out our help page.
Horizontal/Landscape support
Horizontal mode is fully supported. Rotate your device right or left for larger and easier to read text and larger images. The address and button bars are also available when your device is rotated-just give it a shake!

Private web browsing
Full Screen does not save any history of your activity on the web between sessions. Recent activity is only used for the "back" and "forward" actions. Simply tap the home button and your browsing history is gone.

Complete Safari Integration
  • Send any web page to Safari whenever you like by tapping the action button and then "Open in Safari"
  • Send any web page back to Full Screen from Safari using our custom bookmark. Bookmark button
Set Homepage
Have Full Screen load your favorite page when it first launches. Your homepage can be easily set by tapping the action button and then the "Set as Home Page" button while you are on the page. The homepage address can also be set in the iPhone Settings app.

Send a Link
Email anyone a link to a web page by tapping the action button and then "Email Link".


Release Notes

Full Screen Web Browser 1.1.1 - April 21, 2009

  • Portrait/landscape rotation greatly improved
  • Fixed "Unsupported URL" error from links on Google mobile homepage
  • Fixed many situations where "new window" links were not working
  • Improved page loading speed

Full Screen Web Browser 1.1 - March 4, 2009

By popular demand, BOOKMARKS have been added to this release!
  • Add, delete, reorder and edit bookmarks (even edit the URL while adding!)
  • Default bookmarks include link to Safari bookmarklet instructions. Use it to send any page you're viewing in Safari to Full Screen Web Browser
Other improvements:
  • Links to new windows now work by opening link in same window (until tabs are supported)
  • Larger text in address bar
  • Page dims while focus on address bar
  • Keyboard background less transparent for better readability
  • Minimum iPhone OS version changed to 2.0
  • Custom URL support: about, javascript, checkit and many other 3rd party apps
  • Disabled status bar network activity indicator
  • Shake sensitivity tuned
  • Page load errors now display alert with reason for failure
  • Redirects now update address bar
  • Keyboard Go button disabled while address bar is empty
  • Tapping in address bar now cancels page load and prevents initial full screen switch
  • Added placeholder text to address bar
  • Fixed auto-switch while action buttons were visible
  • Fixed issue where occasionally an incorrect URL was sent to Safari, Mail or set as homepage
  • Fixed issue preventing Full Screen from launching correctly on some devices
  • Performance improvements

Full Screen Web Browser 1.0 - February 12, 2009

Initial release, redefining mobile web browsing.

What we do

It's simple really. We produce killer iPhone applications. The iPhone is an incredible new computing platform that offers features and flexibility never before available. Our mission is to make the most of this new platform with applications so rich you'll have a hard time believing you're on a mobile phone.