Atlas Web Browser

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    Atlas Web Browser

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    Atlas Web Browser's review

    Published: 2014-07-31, by .

    Take control of how you browse - get rid of ads, filter out javascript and pop-up content

    • Filter out ads, pop-ups, and tracking
    • Toggle between hi-fi, lo-fi, and text-only
    • Attractive modern design
    • Simple to use
    • Small learning curve when switching from another browser

    "Browsing, simplified"

    There are very few browser apps out there that are actually different - Atlas is one of the very good ones. A series of clever filters cleans up your browsing experience, getting rid of ads, tracking, and various other web annoyances - it means pleasant internet for you with way less data consumption and drain on your battery life. Easily toggle between the desktop and mobile version of a website, and switch up between a hi-fi (full), low-fi (no JavaScript), or text-only version of each site.

    It's a minimal, modern, attractive design, extremely easy to use and actually useful in significant ways beyond your standard mobile browser. Recommended for anyone looking to streamline their mobile browsing.

    Janel Appszoom logo

    by Janel , Appszoom

    Jul 31, 2014


    Atlas is a web browser that lets you take total control of your mobile web browsing experience:

    * Use AdBlockPlus (EasyList) filters to remove web annoyances, advertising, and tracking. Filtering reduces data usage and dramatically improves performance and battery life when browsing.

    * Use the “Control Panel” slide-out to control site behavior: quickly toggle between desktop and mobile views. Switch between "HI-FI" (full) and "LO-FI" (JavaScript-free) browsing experiences.

    * Optional Plus add-on lets you save content filtering, experience, desktop/mobile settings and more on a per-website basis.

    * Free, Ad-free, and Invasion-of-privacy-free: NextApp will make money only on the *optional* paid add-on. Atlas DOES NOT collect information on your browsing habits or attempt to direct you to partner sites.

    * Material Design-based user interface.

    By removing undesired content and letting you take complete control over your web experience, Atlas uses less data, lowering CPU usage and preserving battery life. Sites load more quickly as large amounts of often poorly-written and inefficient JavaScript code related to advertising and tracking can be discarded.

    Additional features:

    * Dual-view mode (with paid Atlas+ add-on) adds the ability to view two sites at once.
    * Content-centric UI: No UI is visible when browsing, all available screen is used for displaying site content.

    Privacy features:

    * Sandboxed Private Browsing: Private browsing runs in a separate process without any access to your cookies. This prevents the cookie leakage into private sessions that is common among other third-party browsers under Android KitKat.
    * Automatic search and suggestions from the location bar can be disabled (or only enabled when you preface a query with a slash (“/”).

    Atlas follows NextApp's standard free/paid model: a well-featured and ad-free free version with an optional paid add-on that offers more capabilities. The paid "Plus" version adds:

    * Support for more than four tabs open at a time.
    * Dual-View mode to view two web sites at the same time.
    * The ability to remember your preferences on a per-site basis, such that specific web sites are retrieved in desktop/mobile modes or with or without content filtering enabled.

    The Plus license key may be downloaded here:

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