Naked Browser

Naked Browser


PLEASE READ
1)Uses a minimal user interface to conserve resources. If you do not like the screenshots or do not want to learn a new interface then do not install it.
2)If you do not like the app name or icon then do not install it.
3)TIPS section below has important info.

An Android web browser
TRUST: Right permissions with no spying.
SPEED: No bloat with focus on efficiency.
FEATURES: Crash restore, undo closed tabs, infinite tabs & more.
FREE: As in no cost. Not for profit & not ad-supported but the sites you visit may be.

I wanted a trustworthy browser with features I need yet using as few resources as possible. I hope you enjoy it.

"I’d say he’s done a pretty good job. There are no superfluous functions or bloat of any kind, and you aren’t even expected to put up with ads."
--Conan Troutman, xda-developers.com moderator/writer

GOOGLE, FIX ANDROID WEBVIEW!
https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=62293
Please "star" this issue on Google's bug site to vote for it. Must be logged in to Google to vote.
Adobe Flash and other features in older versions of Android may not work on your device.

TIPS
• Close current tab by touching its tab bar button.
• The "desktop" button allows you to view full, rather than mobile, versions of sites.
• Swipe right --> to show bookmarks/history. Long press bookmarks/history to edit.
• One finger zoom: Double-tap and hold, then swipe left/right to zoom.
• Undo close tab: Long press new tab "+" button.
• Access tab history: long press current tab button.
• Choose a search engine for URL bar search: Long press "go" arrow.
• Routinely use the "exit" button & close unused tabs to minimize crashes and free memory.
• Adobe Flash support: Download Flash player from the Adobe web site & install http://tinyurl.com/4aflash
• Read through browser options for more tips.

CANNOT SEE MENUS?
If your device has no menu button and no 3-dot overflow menu, you may be able to long press the device app switch button. Paid Pro version provides more ways to view menus. There is also an another build of the free version which does not require a menu button: http://nakedbrowser.com/android/nakedbrowserNDM.apk

OTHER BROWSERS TRACK USERS!
This thread discusses violations in several popular browsers: http://tinyurl.com/pbrowse
Not concerned with privacy? Spying wastes resources (battery, bandwidth, CPU) and slows your device.

DATA
Naked Browser does not use data to spy, monitor, or even show ads. All data transfer is solely as a result of your requests & retrievals. Because Naked Browser is designed for efficiency, you may use more data simply because you can browse sites faster.

SECURITY
Naked Browser uses the Android WebView (WebKit) that's on your device--the same one used by the stock Browser. All data requests & retrievals, all cookies, all passwords, etc. are handled by the WebView and Naked Browser does not interfere with the default behavior.

BEWARE PHISHING
Naked Browser does not and may never employ a phishing filter, which can warn you if you have visited a site suspected of hosting malware. This does not mean that Naked Browser is insecure, but that--like with any web browser--you should be careful what sites you visit.

PERMISSIONS
• Internet: ONLY for your web page requests & retrievals. Absolutely no monitoring or snooping, & ad-less too.
• File read/write: ONLY so you can save & upload files. Absolutely no other reason.
• View network state: ONLY to handle changes in network connectivity.
• Keep device from sleeping: ONLY to prevent downloads from being cut off.

EASY...
Easy Browser's maker copied whole paragraphs of this app description to their page. Copy this next time: Get Naked Browser!

CURRENTLY MISSING
Geo-location, which is in the paid Pro version.

Designed and made by an independent software developer named Tony in Redwood City, California, United States of America.

Thanks to Mike & Charlotte for all the alpha testing.

Recent changes:
• use google image search instead of bing
• updated desktop user agent string
• supports 100 more devices
• several (5+) small usability optimizations

ATTENTION: Google downgrades WebView component used by Naked Browser and other apps. See app description for more information.

BEWARE: Android WebView exploits!
http://google.com/search?q=android+same+origin+policy+freak+attack
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Free
90
4.5
User ratings
4070
Installs
100,000+
Concerns
0
File size
114 kb
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About Naked Browser
PLEASE READ
1)Uses a minimal user interface to conserve resources. If you do not like the screenshots or do not want to learn a new interface then do not install it.
2)If you do not like the app name or icon then do not install it.
3)TIPS section below has important info.

An Android web browser
TRUST: Right permissions with no spying.
SPEED: No bloat with focus on efficiency.
FEATURES: Crash restore, undo closed tabs, infinite tabs & more.
FREE: As in no cost. Not for profit & not ad-supported but the sites you visit may be.

I wanted a trustworthy browser with features I need yet using as few resources as possible. I hope you enjoy it.

"I’d say he’s done a pretty good job. There are no superfluous functions or bloat of any kind, and you aren’t even expected to put up with ads."
--Conan Troutman, xda-developers.com moderator/writer

GOOGLE, FIX ANDROID WEBVIEW!
https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=62293
Please "star" this issue on Google's bug site to vote for it. Must be logged in to Google to vote.
Adobe Flash and other features in older versions of Android may not work on your device.

TIPS
• Close current tab by touching its tab bar button.
• The "desktop" button allows you to view full, rather than mobile, versions of sites.
• Swipe right --> to show bookmarks/history. Long press bookmarks/history to edit.
• One finger zoom: Double-tap and hold, then swipe left/right to zoom.
• Undo close tab: Long press new tab "+" button.
• Access tab history: long press current tab button.
• Choose a search engine for URL bar search: Long press "go" arrow.
• Routinely use the "exit" button & close unused tabs to minimize crashes and free memory.
• Adobe Flash support: Download Flash player from the Adobe web site & install http://tinyurl.com/4aflash
• Read through browser options for more tips.

CANNOT SEE MENUS?
If your device has no menu button and no 3-dot overflow menu, you may be able to long press the device app switch button. Paid Pro version provides more ways to view menus. There is also an another build of the free version which does not require a menu button: http://nakedbrowser.com/android/nakedbrowserNDM.apk

OTHER BROWSERS TRACK USERS!
This thread discusses violations in several popular browsers: http://tinyurl.com/pbrowse
Not concerned with privacy? Spying wastes resources (battery, bandwidth, CPU) and slows your device.

DATA
Naked Browser does not use data to spy, monitor, or even show ads. All data transfer is solely as a result of your requests & retrievals. Because Naked Browser is designed for efficiency, you may use more data simply because you can browse sites faster.

SECURITY
Naked Browser uses the Android WebView (WebKit) that's on your device--the same one used by the stock Browser. All data requests & retrievals, all cookies, all passwords, etc. are handled by the WebView and Naked Browser does not interfere with the default behavior.

BEWARE PHISHING
Naked Browser does not and may never employ a phishing filter, which can warn you if you have visited a site suspected of hosting malware. This does not mean that Naked Browser is insecure, but that--like with any web browser--you should be careful what sites you visit.

PERMISSIONS
• Internet: ONLY for your web page requests & retrievals. Absolutely no monitoring or snooping, & ad-less too.
• File read/write: ONLY so you can save & upload files. Absolutely no other reason.
• View network state: ONLY to handle changes in network connectivity.
• Keep device from sleeping: ONLY to prevent downloads from being cut off.

EASY...
Easy Browser's maker copied whole paragraphs of this app description to their page. Copy this next time: Get Naked Browser!

CURRENTLY MISSING
Geo-location, which is in the paid Pro version.

Designed and made by an independent software developer named Tony in Redwood City, California, United States of America.

Thanks to Mike & Charlotte for all the alpha testing.

Recent changes:
• use google image search instead of bing
• updated desktop user agent string
• supports 100 more devices
• several (5+) small usability optimizations

ATTENTION: Google downgrades WebView component used by Naked Browser and other apps. See app description for more information.

BEWARE: Android WebView exploits!
http://google.com/search?q=android+same+origin+policy+freak+attack

User reviews of Naked Browser
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
6 hours ago
What's happened to NB Pro today? Suddenly my 'device is incompatible' with NB Pro since yesterday's update. Had to install the free version so that I can shout for help here! Can't even see NB Pro in the store directly.
A Google User
Yesterday 12:58 PM
Fantastic. Wonderful, wonderful browser. Does everything it says it does and more - LOVE the fact that you can change the search engine. The minimal interface is perfect for a mobile device. And reducing the minimum number of tabs without caching fixed the problem I had with too many tabs loading!!
A Google User
Monday 9:00 AM
Still a great browser. Even with my transition to lollipop, this browser still performs well. I was wondering if this, or the Pro version, will have text reflow implemented? I ask because other webview based browsers, such as UC (terrible), Dolphin (awful), Opera and Maxthom have managed to do it somehow. Anyways, keep up the good work.
A Google User
4 days ago
wow so fast love it that better than other = got buy pro :-D
A Google User
4 days ago
Way too naked. Looks weird. EDIT: developer needs to learn how to handle negative criticism, not everyone is going to leave you 5 Star reviews. It seems you find it hard to accept how anyone could call your "FREE" baby ugly.
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