iOSFlashVideo is Another Addition to the Growing List of Flash Workarounds for iPhone

First there was Frash, then there was the much hyped SkyFire browser. It’s obvious that there are plenty of folks out there that still want Flash capabilities on the iPhone.

Though much of the need has been quelled with the mass adoption of HTML 5 video tags, there are apparently still a few sites that haven’t made the switch. Obviously this presents an issue for us iPhone users.

As a remedy, we’ve had jailbreak solutions and we’ve had official App Store app solutions. Now, we can officially say that we have a Safari bookmarklet solution — iOSFlashVideo.

iOSFlashVideo has a full walkthrough on their site that shows how to use the bookmarklet, but I must say that I was unable to find a site that I couldn’t already use on my iPhone to begin with. The sites they list in their walkthrough are already compatible with the iPhone out of the box.

Follow these steps:

  • 1. Open this page on your iOS Device (iPhone, iPad or iPod)
  • 2. Hit the + button, select Add Bookmark and tap the Save button
  • 3. Open your bookmarks by tapping the bookmark icon and press Edit
  • 4. Choose iOSFlashVideo
  • 5. Delete everything before “javascript:” and hit Done
  • 6. Close bookmarks and you are ready

It is important to consider that you have to do all of the steps described above only once. After that you can enjoy your videos by tapping to bookmark of iOSFlashVideo.

Are there any sites that you use that aren’t HTML 5 compatible? If so, have you tried this bookmarklet? Let us know.