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, one finger zoom & 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.

SOME SITES CAUSE PROBLEMS
ESPN & CBSsports are 2 that may not work in WebView-based browsers. Workarounds: visit mobile versions (m.espn.com & m.cbssports.com) or turn off "desktop" in Naked Browser bottom menu to request mobile versions of sites. Facebook in "desktop" mode may have issues on some devices.

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.

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!

MIUI ROM
Is not supported & may crash Naked Browser. http://openmiui.com/

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:
Pre-Android KitKat users, beware of SOP exploit!
http://www.google.com/search?q=android+same+origin+policy

ATTENTION: Google downgrades Android WebView component used by Naked Browser & almost every other Android browser. Starting in Android 4.4:
• text wrap no longer works
• cannot upload files (fixed in 4.4.3)
• cannot save passwords
• cannot force enable zoom
• no inverted rendering
• cannot play Flash videos (broken in 4.3 too)

See app description for link to complain to Google. Be heard!
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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, one finger zoom & 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.

SOME SITES CAUSE PROBLEMS
ESPN & CBSsports are 2 that may not work in WebView-based browsers. Workarounds: visit mobile versions (m.espn.com & m.cbssports.com) or turn off "desktop" in Naked Browser bottom menu to request mobile versions of sites. Facebook in "desktop" mode may have issues on some devices.

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.

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!

MIUI ROM
Is not supported & may crash Naked Browser. http://openmiui.com/

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:
Pre-Android KitKat users, beware of SOP exploit!
http://www.google.com/search?q=android+same+origin+policy

ATTENTION: Google downgrades Android WebView component used by Naked Browser & almost every other Android browser. Starting in Android 4.4:
• text wrap no longer works
• cannot upload files (fixed in 4.4.3)
• cannot save passwords
• cannot force enable zoom
• no inverted rendering
• cannot play Flash videos (broken in 4.3 too)

See app description for link to complain to Google. Be heard!

User reviews of Naked Browser
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
15 hours ago
Horrible! Got stuck with pre inserted bookmark 'Celebrity Death Beeper' which I couldn't delete. Also wouldn't delete history. Your suggestions/reply didn't work! Uninstalled again.
A Google User
17 hours ago
Fast and effective finally. a browser that meet my requirements. a simple and fast browser. forget the GUI from other browser. this will simply amazed you.
A Google User
19 hours ago
Blazing fast! Light weight, no nonsense. Just fast!
A Google User
Saturday 6:22 PM
Best browser on android hands down. This is definitely the fastest browser. Its very minimal, and has a very slight learning curve from the minimal design. But trust me, you need this browser, this is the only mobile browser I use and I love it. Thank you dev!
A Google User
Saturday 4:36 PM
Naked This application is naked and sexi! After my horrible lollipop update on my nexus7 2012 this is the only browser who can copy to work in a fast way! Well done and keep it smooth please!