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Top 4 Alternative Browser Apps for Android Devices

Top 4 Alternative Browser Apps for Android Devices

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These days, most of us use our smartphone's more than our laptops. It' s not that out laptops are no longer useful, it' s just that we are always on the go and smartphone's are easier to deal with and they work just as well as any computer (most of the time). However, without a good browser, you can't get the most out of your smartphone or Internet connection when we need to connect. The following browsers for your Android smartphone will help you get the most out of your browsing experience.

Being able to count on alternative browsers (besides Chrome and Firefox) is always a plus since not all users have the same needs and wants and the more browsers we can choose from the better. That way we can choose the one that best fits our needs and offers features other don't. The following browsers were a shot of fresh air from the typical browsers we are told to use by the tech giants, and I enjoyed using, and I hope you do too.

1. Boat Browser

Even though the browser was easy to use, I was not too happy to see how many permissions it was asking, but I decided to go ahead and give it a try to see if it was worth it.

In Boat Browser, you will see the tabs on the top of your screen, one right after the other, just like a desktop browser.​

browsers for android

On the bottom of your screen, you will see the hamburger menu where you will have full access to full screen, settings, Homepage, History, Downloads, Refresh, and Exit.As you can see, the browsers have a very attractive design that is very nice to look at in comparison to it' s competitors.

browsers for android

If you click on the double arrows, your will have access to Scan QR Code, Floating Tab, Screenshot, Save Page, Share Link and a new feature called Translate Webpage, so a foreign language doesn't prevent you from reading great content from another country.

browsers for android

Don't forget to give the app store a try where you can download all sorts of apps, themes, and add-ons. If you don't have a lot of time to kill, you won' t be missing much when it comes to the games and apps, but I would give the add-ons and the themes a try since they can really make things look a lot better.

You can also make your own gestures to control the browser, or you can use the ones that are already set up in the browser. For example, if you want to go to Google.com, all you have to do is draw a "G" in the middle of your screen. Backing up your information is always a good thing, and Boat Browsers knows that and that is why it allows you to backup your bookmarks to cloud storage or your SD card. That way you can transfer your data between your Android devices.

As you can see, Boat browser has many useful features that could even make you forget Chrome or Firefox ever existed. Do you think you will give it a try?

2. Orbitum

browsers for android

Orbitum is an unknown Android browser that is fascinating. It provides a fast and fluid experience. With this browser, you can say goodbye to irritating ads, and you can enjoy voice search for those days when you don't feel like typing. When you launch the app, you will be asked if you want to import your Google Chrome bookmarks, which is very convenient.

Other useful characteristics include being able to erase your search history, cache, cookies and saved passwords. You can also sync your bookmarks with multiple devices; you can add different themes the browsers interface, share websites and you can use incognito mode. You can also connect with friends on Facebook and read OMGHOWTO.com at the same time. Below you can see all the different options you have access to when you tap on the three vertical dots.

3. One Browser

browsers for android

One Browser in another option that can compress the images of the sites you visit, so the page will load faster. It includes a download manager to manage files, and it is compatible with the basic and desktop view. With this browser, you can surf the web in full-screen mode or night mode for those nights when you can sleep and want to use your phone.​

browsers for android

You can also take full-screen screenshots or limit it to a particular area. The browser lets us adjust the font size, the rotation and there are different search engines to choose from, such as Yahoo, Bing or Google. You can also feel more secure by using Private Mode.

4. Lightning Browser

browsers for android

If you are looking for a browser that may not look as nice as other but loads the pages a lot faster, then Lightning Browser is what you are looking for. We are all looking for a browser that will make our Internet experience as good as possible, and lightning is a browser that will give that to us. You can easily add tabs from a vertical panel on the left side of the screen, and you can use Incognito Mode to search without leaving a trace. A great feature if you want to protect your privacy.

Other useful features that the browser has are:

  • New Incognito Tab
  • Find in Page
  • Copy Link
  • Reader Mode
  • Ad Blocker
  • Import Bookmarks
  • Clear Cache on Exit
  • Adjust font size
  • Specify search engine and download route

Conclusion

Generally, most of us either use Chrome or Firefox when you use the Internet on our smartphone's but if you want to try something new, now you what alternative Android browsers you can try. Some browsers may not have a great design but offer more features. Out of all the browser mentioned in the article, which browser do you consider being the best? Go ahead and let me now what you think in the comments.

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Judy Sanhz
Judy Sanhz

I can never get enough of tech in general, whether it's Android or web apps, but helping others solve their tech problems also brings great satisfaction. I carry a device wherever I go and I'm always connected. Life without Internet just sounds too scary to me. :-).

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