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..

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Recently changed in this version

Pre-Android KitKat users, beware of SOP exploit!

• bug fix: Basic Authentication clears on exit if password save disabled
• .nbhosts.txt can have ABP format (see help page)
• clear cache clears more data
• optimized connect/disconnect handling for some devices
• crash fixes
• more speed optimizations and fixes

ATTENTION: Google downgrades WebView component used by Naked Browser and other apps. See app description for more information.

Comments and ratings for Naked Browser
  • (74 stars)

    by SKC CKS on 24/12/2014

    Error -24

  • (74 stars)

    by Rick Young on 23/12/2014

    The browser is quick. I don't like the menus as there are too many confusing options. The browser won't stay in Landscape using 2 apps that I always use to force landscape which always work. There should be an option for landscape. This is a good browser and without annoying ads. Dev cannot gracefully accept any negativity. UNINSTALLING as landscape mode neccessary for easy typing using smartphone

  • (74 stars)

    by Dee Luna on 23/12/2014

    I like the direction of this programmer has taken with this browser. The only gripe is that it doesn't have an easily known way of closing tabs. I fully understand how it worked from the beginning. This is only dealing with the graphical detail from a Firefox/Midori user on Linux, not a functionality thing. Other than that it is a nice browser without the bloat.

  • (74 stars)

    by ObsceneHero on 23/12/2014

    Well done. A reliable, free non-hog of a browser. Than you ever so much.

  • (74 stars)

    by don joo on 22/12/2014

    I just want say Perfectooo!

  • (74 stars)

    by sai richard scott on 21/12/2014

    no fluff, get 'er done easy... more depth if u want explore. works for me, for now... others did not. get back to ya after couple weeks.. need take on few trial runs, break'er in.

  • (74 stars)

    by Thomas LaDisa on 21/12/2014

    Its only cavet was speed...but thats when it was working..horrible interface..horrible functionality