Naked Browser

Naked Browser

100,000 - 500,000 downloads

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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, one finger zoom & 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, moderator/writer

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ESPN & CBSsports are 2 that may not work in WebView-based browsers. Workarounds: visit mobile versions ( & 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.

• 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
• Read through browser options for more tips.

This thread discusses violations in several popular browsers:
Not concerned with privacy? Spying wastes resources (battery, bandwidth, CPU) and slows your device.

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.

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.

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.

• 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 Browser's maker copied whole paragraphs of this app description to their page. Copy this next time: Get Naked Browser!

Is not supported & may crash Naked Browser.

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 and thanks to XDA Developers.

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Recently changed in this version

• new option to hide bottom menu text labels
• app launch speed returned to previous level of performance
• small fixes

ATTENTION: Google downgrades Android WebView component used by Naked Browser & almost every other Android browser. Starting in Android 4.4:
• text wrap no longer works
• cannot upload files
• cannot save passwords
• cannot force enable zoom
• no inverted rendering
• cannot play Flash videos (broken in 4.3 too)

See app description for link to complain to Google. Be heard!

Comments and ratings for Naked Browser
  • (74 stars)

    by robert johnston on 08/04/2014

    Stopped working

  • (74 stars)

    by John Christopherson Fredeluces on 06/04/2014

    Dared to be Bared

  • (74 stars)

    by Grant Hartshorn on 30/03/2014

    Stumbled upon this whilst searching for a new Android browser. Have had it for less than a week but it's made a nice impression. It renders pages very quickly and as stated it's not bloated with junk. The minimal interface is easy to get used to and the t

  • (74 stars)

    by Eduardo R. on 16/03/2014

    Definitely, this is the best browser ever! Clean, light and fast! At first you can think the UI is weird, but you are wrong. This app does what it has to do!

  • (74 stars)

    by Daniel Khodarahmi on 04/03/2014

    Love the whole idea, really great and lightning fast browser. The only thing I'm missing is some kind of incognito/private mode? I'm not sure if it exists (if it does, where can I find it?). It shouldn't really affect the speed of the browser I would thin

  • (74 stars)

    by Saeed Samuel on 02/03/2014

    I love this browser it definitely stole my number one from Dolphin HD. But right now for some reason the free version says it's not compatible while the pro version is compatible. Still an amazing browser however.

  • (74 stars)

    by Rahul Kuruvilla on 27/02/2014

    What more could you possibly want? This is probably the fastest, most smoothest and smallest browser out there available for devices, including low end ones. Maybe the icon could be improve but other than that fantastic!