Little Web Browser (Free)

Little Web Browser (Free)

10,000 - 50,000 downloads

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Little Browser is a very fast web browser inspired by the text only browser Lynx (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynx_(web_browser)

It is designed to be very simple to use and to load the webpage as fast as possible.
It reduces data utilization by displaying only readable content from webpages and by not downloading extraneous contents like scripts and images.
This app makes getting information over the web easier and faster especially when internet speed and bandwidth are limited and is very suitable for users on the move.

In-app purchase is available to remove ads. I would recommend using the in-app purchase for this app to upgrade if you want to get the latest change for Lynx.

Features:
1. Reduces data utilization by no downloading ads, images.
2. Bookmark webpages for quick site access.
3. Quick access to recently accessed webpage (up to 10) via navigation drawer on the left.
4. Supports webpage zooming.
5. Supports back button to move to previous webpage.
6. Built in ads blocker for website
7. Invert color (white text on black background for pre android 4.4 Kit kat devices only)

Lynx recognizes
* "mailto:" html link and redirects the user to his mail editor
* "tel:" link and opens the phone call dialog
* "geo:" link and sends the coordinates to the map program

Explanation of Permissions Required:
INTERNET: for accesing the web
READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE, WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: for backing up and restoring bookmarks to/from sdcard
READ_HISTORY_BOOKMARKS: for importing system bookmarks into Lynx Browser

Quick Tip:
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* To go to "http://www.nba.com", just enter "nba" into the url text.
* Turn off Javascript for even faster browsing experience. (Warning: some sites with heavy usage of Javascript may fail to load properly. Just reenable Javascript when that happens)
* Hide address bar to increase amount of screen space
* Long click in manage bookmark to get context menu to appear (so that you can delete/rename selected bookmark)

* This application is a work in progress. *
Give it a 5 stars if you like it.
Free feel to let me know how the app can be improved for you (I am always on a lookout for ways to make it better)
I would appreciate if you can refrain from giving the app a bad rating. I am just starting out, give me a chance to fix it for you :)

Known Issues
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- zooming does not work for mobile sites (update settings to use "Prefer desktop sites" to workaround this for the time being)

Tags: lynx browser.

Recently changed in this version

0.6.17:
updated to ensure app exits properly

0.6.16:
* bug fix for progress bar

0.6.15:
* restored Theme option

0.6.13:
* made the progressbar more visible

0.6.12:
* added invert colors option (will give white text on black background for most websites)
only for pre-android 4.4 kit kat devices only

0.6.11:
* added go forward, go back, settings link to left navigation drawer


Comments and ratings for Little Web Browser (Free)
  • (37 stars)

    by Casper Labuschagne on 12/12/2014

    The advertising system works perfectly therefore this is an amazing Android App. As for text browsing, this app crashes the instant I type a single character in either the search or the URL bar. Hail Android for a 100% effective advertising platform - score 10 out of 10 for that. Score 0 out of 10 for web browsing, 0 out of 10 for useability and 0 of 10 overall. The only reason I gave it one s

  • (37 stars)

    by Lia Smith on 24/10/2014

    When I try to search it crashes. Not with anything

  • (37 stars)

    by Harrison Dohn on 02/10/2014

    Doesn't work

  • (37 stars)

    by Urbeline Herrera on 30/07/2014

    You forget to users who previously support the app, bad!!! Now my app (paid) is obsolete =(!!!

  • (37 stars)

    by Mark Mykkanen on 02/07/2014

    Better off using the default quick browser with images turned off. This app is dependent on ads and won't load if they don't.

  • (37 stars)

    by Cin Moon on 26/05/2014

    Despite the title & description, this app is not a text browser

  • (37 stars)

    by Ken Cook on 21/05/2014

    Just change your settings in you browser for the same results. This is nothing like Lynx and offers nothing you can't do for yourself in settings. Sorry, maker, but you know this and I'd respect you more if you were selling an eBook on how to accomplish this than this app.

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