Naked Browser web browser




    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 & more.
    FREE: As in no cost. Not for profit & not ad-supported but the sites you visit may be.

    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. Interface uses ENGLISH ONLY.
    2) If you do not like the app name or icon then do not install it.
    3) TIPS section below has important info.

    I wanted a trustworthy browser with features I need yet using as few resources as possible. I hope you enjoy it.

    • Cannot see the browser menus? See below.
    • Close current tab by tapping its tab bar button.
    • The "desktop" button allows you to request and view full, rather than mobile, versions of web sites.
    • Swipe right --> to show bookmarks/history. Long press bookmarks/history to edit.
    • One finger zoom: Double-tap and hold, then swipe to zoom.
    • Undo close tab: Long press new tab "+" button.
    • Choose a search engine for URL bar search: Long press "go" arrow.
    • Adobe Flash support for most pre-Android 4.4 devices: Download Flash player from the Adobe web site & install
    • Bottom menu "exit" button is the only way to gracefully quit, and do things like clear history on exit.
    • Read through browser options and bookmarked help page for more tips.

    If your device has no menu button, you may be able to long press the device app switch button or back button. SHOW MENU GESTURES: Swipe up from bottom corner, OR swipe down from top edge of browser window. Paid Pro of version of Naked Browser provides many more options.

    This thread discusses violations in several popular web 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 that's on your device to display web pages. All data requests & retrievals, all cookies, all passwords, etc. are handled by the WebView and Naked Browser does not interfere with the default behavior. However, versions of Android before 5.0 do not get System WebView updates via the Play Store, and there are known problems with older WebView:
    Android 7+ uses Chrome as WebView, if installed.

    • 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.

    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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    CJ Rider

    by CJ Rider

    Aug 19, 2017  |  "Poor"


    alize k

    by alize k

    Aug 19, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Really fast

    Matthew Eckelman

    by Matthew Eckelman

    Aug 19, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Super fast on my ancient tablet and renders web sites very well.

    Eric the elephant

    by Eric the elephant

    Aug 19, 2017  |  "Awesome"


    loc lam

    by loc lam

    Aug 18, 2017  |  "Great"

    At least it's fast

    Anthony Welton

    by Anthony Welton

    Aug 17, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    This is a great browser. Some people don't want their mobile browser to link to their desktop. Some people don't want to be tracked so they can be served personalized ads. Some people just want a fast, stripped down browser. I am one of those people, and this is one of those browsers. Good job making something that isn't stuffed with junk I never asked for.