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.

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://google.com/search?q=android+same+origin+policy

New:
• fix to recently introduced overly aggressive blocking with lists like EasyList
• possible support for game controller Y button to show menus
• possible workaround to reduce crash on share link on some KitKat devices
• speed optimization & fixes

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

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://google.com/search?q=android+same+origin+policy

New:
• fix to recently introduced overly aggressive blocking with lists like EasyList
• possible support for game controller Y button to show menus
• possible workaround to reduce crash on share link on some KitKat devices
• speed optimization & fixes

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

User reviews of Naked Browser
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A Google User
4 days ago
LOVED IT and I will never change it For an unspecified reason, PS has removed my review but fortunately 5 stars still here. Great job Dev and today I noticed that you read and reply to each and everyone! Plus full respect to the fact that you don't accept bullshit from crappy people and you answer to those too. WOW that's why you have such a great app, you trully care! I don't need the pro versijn, but in the next days I will buy it because I feel the need to support you. Keep up the great work. 😃
A Google User
6 days ago
Love this app BY FAR THE BEST BROWSER ON ANDROID , i tried each and every browser and i cant tell you how much faster and simpler this browser is , thinking about buying the pro version !!!1
A Google User
Jan 18, 2015
Horrible I have it and I WANT FLASH PLAYER!!! I WANT IT BAD
A Google User
Jan 15, 2015
Great browser Love it. Looking for a browser with great security and a lightweight UI. This is the best one out there by far.
A Google User
Jan 14, 2015
It works better than any other browser I have used As much as I love it, I do wish the UI had nicer graphics. Nothing fancy, just nice and simple. When I have some credit I am sure to buy this app though. Thanks!