Little Web Browser (Free)

Little Web Browser (Free)


Little Browser is a very fast web browser inspired by the text only browser Lynx (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynx_(web_browser)

It is designed to be very simple to use and to load the webpage as fast as possible.
It reduces data utilization by displaying only readable content from webpages and by not downloading extraneous contents like scripts and images.
This app makes getting information over the web easier and faster especially when internet speed and bandwidth are limited and is very suitable for users on the move.


In-app purchase is available to remove ads. I would recommend using the in-app purchase for this app to upgrade if you want to get the latest change for Lynx.


Features:
1. Reduces data utilization by no downloading ads, images.
2. Bookmark webpages for quick site access.
3. Quick access to recently accessed webpage (up to 10) via navigation drawer on the left.
4. Supports webpage zooming.
5. Supports back button to move to previous webpage.

Lynx recognizes
* "mailto:" html link and redirects the user to his mail editor
* "tel:" link and opens the phone call dialog
* "geo:" link and sends the coordinates to the map program

Explanation of Permissions Required:
INTERNET: for accesing the web
READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE, WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: for backing up and restoring bookmarks to/from sdcard
READ_HISTORY_BOOKMARKS: for importing system bookmarks into Lynx Browser

Quick Tip:
--------------
* To exit app: Hit the Home icon followed by the back button.
* To go to "http://www.nba.com", just enter "nba" into the url text.
* Turn off Javascript for even faster browsing experience. (Warning: some sites with heavy usage of Javascript may fail to load properly. Just reenable Javascript when that happens)
* Hide address bar to increase amount of screen space
* Long click in manage bookmark to get context menu to appear (so that you can delete/rename selected bookmark)


* This application is a work in progress. *
Give it a 5 stars if you like it.
Free feel to let me know how the app can be improved for you (I am always on a lookout for ways to make it better)
I would appreciate if you can refrain from giving the app a bad rating. I am just starting out, give me a chance to fix it for you :)


New features in the roadmap
------------------------------------------
* make it even easier to get to commonly accessed bookmarks
* import system bookmarks
* pre-defined bookmarks


Known Issues
---------------------
- zooming does not work for mobile sites (update settings to use "Prefer desktop sites" to workaround this for the time being)


Older release notes:
0.4.3:
* fixed zoom issue for mobile sites
* restored default to prefer mobile sites (for new users)

0.4.2:
* fix app crash when using the recent page link on the left drawer

0.4.0:
* fix home page size issue for some devices

0.3.2:
* added icon to refresh/stop loading to address bar

0.3.0:
* visual enhancements to left drawer and manage bookmark screen

0.2.18:
* reduced font size for search and manage bookmark screen
* enhance manage bookmark screen to support multi-select

0.2.17:
* Upgraded session history display on navigation drawer to include title
* Increased session history from 5 to 10
* Removed Light theme due to bugs in 3rd party libraries
0.2.15:
* fixed Add new tab (now correctly display the new tab instead of previous tab after action is selected)
* add new option to Open in new Tab (follow) --> this will jump to the new tab immediately while it is loading
* fixed issue when backup and restore bookmark screen not closing when back button is pressed

Recent changes:
0.6.6:
* made search auto-complete popup a bit faster

0.6.4:
* fixed search auto-complete function on default home page

0.6.3:
* changed minimum android version requirement to Honeycomb
* changed actionbar color

0.6.2:
* fix size of google search bar in homepage

0.6.0:
* rename Lynx Browser to Little Browser

0.5.11:
* fixed missing cursor in url bar
* updated to not prepend www to url starting with m.


0.5.10:
* attempt to fix search bookmark issue for some phones
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3.8
User ratings
230
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
2
File size
1775 kb
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About Little Web Browser (Free)
Little Browser is a very fast web browser inspired by the text only browser Lynx (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynx_(web_browser)

It is designed to be very simple to use and to load the webpage as fast as possible.
It reduces data utilization by displaying only readable content from webpages and by not downloading extraneous contents like scripts and images.
This app makes getting information over the web easier and faster especially when internet speed and bandwidth are limited and is very suitable for users on the move.


In-app purchase is available to remove ads. I would recommend using the in-app purchase for this app to upgrade if you want to get the latest change for Lynx.


Features:
1. Reduces data utilization by no downloading ads, images.
2. Bookmark webpages for quick site access.
3. Quick access to recently accessed webpage (up to 10) via navigation drawer on the left.
4. Supports webpage zooming.
5. Supports back button to move to previous webpage.

Lynx recognizes
* "mailto:" html link and redirects the user to his mail editor
* "tel:" link and opens the phone call dialog
* "geo:" link and sends the coordinates to the map program

Explanation of Permissions Required:
INTERNET: for accesing the web
READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE, WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: for backing up and restoring bookmarks to/from sdcard
READ_HISTORY_BOOKMARKS: for importing system bookmarks into Lynx Browser

Quick Tip:
--------------
* To exit app: Hit the Home icon followed by the back button.
* To go to "http://www.nba.com", just enter "nba" into the url text.
* Turn off Javascript for even faster browsing experience. (Warning: some sites with heavy usage of Javascript may fail to load properly. Just reenable Javascript when that happens)
* Hide address bar to increase amount of screen space
* Long click in manage bookmark to get context menu to appear (so that you can delete/rename selected bookmark)


* This application is a work in progress. *
Give it a 5 stars if you like it.
Free feel to let me know how the app can be improved for you (I am always on a lookout for ways to make it better)
I would appreciate if you can refrain from giving the app a bad rating. I am just starting out, give me a chance to fix it for you :)


New features in the roadmap
------------------------------------------
* make it even easier to get to commonly accessed bookmarks
* import system bookmarks
* pre-defined bookmarks


Known Issues
---------------------
- zooming does not work for mobile sites (update settings to use "Prefer desktop sites" to workaround this for the time being)


Older release notes:
0.4.3:
* fixed zoom issue for mobile sites
* restored default to prefer mobile sites (for new users)

0.4.2:
* fix app crash when using the recent page link on the left drawer

0.4.0:
* fix home page size issue for some devices

0.3.2:
* added icon to refresh/stop loading to address bar

0.3.0:
* visual enhancements to left drawer and manage bookmark screen

0.2.18:
* reduced font size for search and manage bookmark screen
* enhance manage bookmark screen to support multi-select

0.2.17:
* Upgraded session history display on navigation drawer to include title
* Increased session history from 5 to 10
* Removed Light theme due to bugs in 3rd party libraries
0.2.15:
* fixed Add new tab (now correctly display the new tab instead of previous tab after action is selected)
* add new option to Open in new Tab (follow) --> this will jump to the new tab immediately while it is loading
* fixed issue when backup and restore bookmark screen not closing when back button is pressed

Recent changes:
0.6.6:
* made search auto-complete popup a bit faster

0.6.4:
* fixed search auto-complete function on default home page

0.6.3:
* changed minimum android version requirement to Honeycomb
* changed actionbar color

0.6.2:
* fix size of google search bar in homepage

0.6.0:
* rename Lynx Browser to Little Browser

0.5.11:
* fixed missing cursor in url bar
* updated to not prepend www to url starting with m.


0.5.10:
* attempt to fix search bookmark issue for some phones

User reviews of Little Web Browser (Free)
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A Google User
Oct 24, 2014
Crashes all the time When I try to search it crashes. Not with anything
A Google User
Oct 2, 2014
Doesn't work
A Google User
Jul 30, 2014
I buy the paid app before the free offers in-app purchases and now its gone You forget to users who previously support the app, bad!!! Now my app (paid) is obsolete =(!!!
A Google User
Jul 2, 2014
Quick browser with images off Better off using the default quick browser with images turned off. This app is dependent on ads and won't load if they don't.
A Google User
May 26, 2014
Not text Despite the title & description, this app is not a text browser