It is tough to find a browser that doesn't make sacrifices. In my experience most mobile web browsing consists of basic tasks like opening links from other apps or opening the browser to quickly look something up. However, most browsers can do MUCH more than that but at what cost? Many of the top browsers of today are bloated, slow, complicated, confusing, and not designed for mobile needs. At the other end are completely stripped down browser that are fast and simple but they are usually ugly. I set out to design a browser that is the best of both worlds. Speed, simplicity, and beauty all in the same app.
This is a no-frills browser with a small footprint that will work on slow connections and slow devices providing smooth scrolling and zooming unlike most modern (and heavily bloated) mobile browsers. Amped browser is as much as 10x faster than Chrome loading websites on slow networks such as 2G thanks to optimizations that automatically enable when you are on a slow network. This is not a browser for the power user as there are hundreds of alternatives that provide a long list of features to meet any need. If you find that this browser isn't for you, please tell someone about it who would benefit from it!
- Small app size
- Lightning fast webpage loading (up to 10x faster than Chrome)
- Bookmarks (swipe from the right, long press to delete)
- Automatically reduces data usage when you are on a slow connection
- Set a custom user agent
- Set a homepage
- Forward navigation
- Private Mode
- Save data setting
- Full download support
- Full image and hyperlink support within webpages
- Supports Samsung's multi-window feature
- Can be set as default browser
- Multiple search engine options (feel free to request more!)
- Swipe down to refresh
- Hide the status bar for a more immersive experience
- UPCOMING: Find in page support
Amped Browser has a short list of features intended to keep resource use to a minimum. This browser is fast and has a small memory footprint which also means less power consumption.
Amped Browser simply gives you what you want to see and nothing more. This means there are no tabs, quick gestures, complicated settings, hacky flash support, etc. This browser was designed for those who want something simple that just works and doesn't need extra features.
Amped Browser uses Android's built in features to manage privacy of browsing data. This prevents myself or others from obtaining any browsing data. Plus, you will immediately benefit when Google releases updates that improve security without the need for this app to be updated.
Amped Browser uses modern design elements to create a "stripped down" browser that doesn't look stripped down. There will continue to be updates and improvements to the design so you will always have a simple yet beautiful web browser.
Internet - A browser app needs access to the internet!
Read/Write contents of storage - Needed to allow downloads
Access Network State - Google Play Services requires this to function properly within the app
Wake lock - Google Play Services requires this to function properly within the app. I am not using ANY wake locks
Thanks for checking out Amped Browser! I charge a small fee for the app to be able to continue development as well as to avoid ever serving ads or charging for in app purchases. Pay once and have it for life with all updates and features. Remember that you have 2 hours to receive a full refund from Google Play directly if you are unsatisfied for any reason! Please do not hesitate to contact me with any problems, questions, suggestions, and feedback!