Watch the video embedded above to experience the new features coming in the next version of SurfCube, including opening links in background tabs, pinning tabs to the Start Screen, and a new bottom menu!
The developer of the well known app,Â SurfCube 3D Browser, is hard at work on the next version, which will be Mango enabled. In addition to Mango support, the developer is also adding numerous new features, and has sent out a beta preview for users to test. We got our hands on the preview and can personally say that it’s a fantastic app! Tab switching is far faster than in the actual WP7 Mango browser, link management is quite better too, and overall, the interface destroys the stock web browser!
New features for the upcoming Mango version include:
- A new bottom menu that works exactly like the menus in WP7. SurfCube still has the swipe gestures for rotating the cube, but if you find those too difficult, you can simply use the menu.
- Background Tabs -Â Open a web portal, like Engadget. Tap and hold on the page, select Page from the new context menu, and set â€œOpen Linksâ€ to background and new tabs. See how easy it is to select the articles you are interested in and make them load in the background, while you are still parsing the article list? SurfCube remembers this setting on a page-by-page basis. You may want to turn on the quick tabs for this one.
- Multitasking â€“ quit the app, do something else and return, see how fast it is.
- Pin all your open tabsÂ to your start screen (you can find the pin button on the top face of the cube) (Perfect for opening your three favorite websites at once)
- The clock and connection statusÂ is now visible on the top face.
- AndÂ finally â€“ Happy Cubing!
For now, you can download the current versions of SurfCube in the Marketplace for FREE or for $1.99. TheÂ Mango version should hopefully be released in theÂ next few months.Â Thanks to Kinabalu Innovation Limited for publishing this great app and sending us the beta version!