The Internet has become a major part of our lives. With the advent of smartphones, access to the internet has become all the easier and you are always connected with the World Wide Web wherever you are and wherever you go. There is no denying the fact that a major chunk of our time on the internet is served in browsing websites. This means that we all have a trust-worthy internet browsing app that keeps us connected with all our favorite websites. While Google Chrome, Opera and Mozilla Firefox are standard web browser apps, Web Browser & Explorer is a nice addition to the category and it offers a number of great features which can really enhance the browsing experience.
The web browser offers a simple an clean interface with the most favored websites appearing on its homepage. You can initiate a Google Search directly from the landing page as well. The app offers a tabbed interface and you can open as many tabs as you like and hop between them as and when needed. The app also offers the option of going back and going forward in order to go to the website that you were visiting previously as well. All these functions are available at the bottom of the screen while you can type the address in the URL bar at the top.
To access the various features the app has to offer, you need to tap on the options button available at the center of the features tab at the bottom. From here you can decide if you want to add a given website to your bookmarks or favorites as well as browsing your history to see if you want to delete something or check out the website you visited earlier. You can also access the downloads you have done with the web browser from here and open up the files directly. There is also an option of turning on the night feature which darkens everything up in order to ensure that you can easily browse the internet with the app even when all the lights are turned off as well. You can also go in private mode from here wherein your history won't be saved and you can easily browse the web without fear of tracking and recording from your web browser.
You can also save the webpage you are visiting with the 'save offline' feature. This is normally a great idea if you think you will need to revisit the page at a time when you may not have internet connectivity. You can also go 'Full Screen' in order to remove the URL bar as well as the features bar. This is a great option when you are watching a video as you can enjoy the video experience without letting anything else take up screen space. You can also choose from nine skin color options so as to customize the look and feel of the app. You can also easily share the webpage you are visiting with the web browser with a very easy 'Share' tool.
The app offers great control over your browsing experience with its Settings section. You can play with the text size, the default search engine, screen rotation, page flipping, and no image option for slower internet connections. You can also change your privacy settings, clear your past data and decide whether you want the browser to remember the last opened tabs in your last browsing session.
- Very small file size
- Great customization options available including changing skin color and night mode
- Total control over settings to ensure you decide what you want from your browsing experience
- Wonderful Save Offline, Full Screen and Sharing tools
If you don't have faith in the Google Chrome app regarding its privacy settings or if your phone can't keep up with the monstrous space it takes up, Web Browser & Explorer is a great web browser app to try. It has great features, gives you control over your privacy and has a very small footprint.