Little Web Browser [2]

Little Web Browser [2]


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.


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.
6. Built in ads blocker for website
7. Invert color (white text on black background for pre android 4.4 Kit kat devices only)

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:
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* 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 :)


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

Recent changes:
0.8.6
* fix app crash for users who have upgraded the app (my sincere apologies)

0.8.4
* fix app crashing for some devices

0.8.2
* bug fix for manage bookmark page

0.8.1
* refreshed left drawer

0.8.0
* removed Search Bookmark from menu as bookmark search can be done directly using the address bar

0.6.28
* updated to display bookmarks in the search result

0.6.26
* updated to be compliant with Google's policy. Youtube links will now be redirected to the official Youtube app.
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3.8
User ratings
263
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
2
File size
2765 kb
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About Little Web Browser [2]
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.


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.
6. Built in ads blocker for website
7. Invert color (white text on black background for pre android 4.4 Kit kat devices only)

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 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 :)


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

Recent changes:
0.8.6
* fix app crash for users who have upgraded the app (my sincere apologies)

0.8.4
* fix app crashing for some devices

0.8.2
* bug fix for manage bookmark page

0.8.1
* refreshed left drawer

0.8.0
* removed Search Bookmark from menu as bookmark search can be done directly using the address bar

0.6.28
* updated to display bookmarks in the search result

0.6.26
* updated to be compliant with Google's policy. Youtube links will now be redirected to the official Youtube app.

User reviews of Little Web Browser [2]
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Mar 31, 2015
It is a nice joke with prices for v1. Right for some Chicago boys. As for v 2 there are no tabs present or they seem completely hidden (incl. button ... from screenshots) and that < exit? button is not working at all. At least on my Samsung mega 6.3 being forced to landscape mode(its single mode I use). But all other behaviour is stable and smooth.
A Google User
Feb 18, 2015
Fantastic Very responsive developer. Excellent app. Great fast browser especially when roaming (tiny data footprint). Thank you
A Google User
Jan 20, 2015
Bookmarks? How the hell do I open them?
A Google User
Dec 12, 2014
Avoid! Avoid! Avoid! The advertising system works perfectly therefore this is an amazing Android App. As for text browsing, this app crashes the instant I type a single character in either the search or the URL bar. Hail Android for a 100% effective advertising platform - score 10 out of 10 for that. Score 0 out of 10 for web browsing, 0 out of 10 for useability and 0 of 10 overall. The only reason I gave it one star at all was to enter this comment. Hail Android as an advertising platform!
A Google User
Oct 24, 2014
Crashes all the time When I try to search it crashes. Not with anything
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