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Meet Atlas - a fresh Android browser with dual-view mode and Material Design interface

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Meet Atlas - a fresh Android browser with dual-view mode and Material Design interface
Just when we finished our thorough review and testing of the worthy Android browsers, and a new kid pops up on the block, for the annoyance of our own Chris, who will now have to do some more work. The fresh-out-of-the-oven Atlas browser is still in beta, but already offers a headspinning amount of features, and a cool innovative interface that is context-oriented, and gets out of the way when it's not needed.

First off, Atlas is already future-proof, as it sports the new Material Design interface of Google, meaning that it will blend in perfectly with Android's upcoming version update. The UI is actually out of the way when you browse, leaving you with the full screen real estate at your disposal. 

To top it off, the new browser has a handy dual-view mode that splits the screen in two, and lets you interact with two websites at once, similar to what Samsung and LG's interfaces are offering on a systemwide basis. In addition, the browser offers a comfortable to use slide-out Control Panel where you can quickly switch between desktop and mobile views, or choose "HI-FI" (full) and "LO-FI" (JavaScript-free) browsing, depending on the website at hand.

Furthermore, Atlas has all the basic covered, such as an ad blocker that prevents pop-ups and tracking from gumming up the works, taking a toll on your traffic allotment and battery life. For those concerned about privacy, NextApp, the devs behind Atlas, are offering a sandboxed experience that runs in a separate process without access to your cookies and such, plus you can disable the automatic search history and suggestions that appear in the search bar for added security.

Atlas claims to be completely free, with no intrusive ads, making some dough only on an optional add-on, which allows you to set individual show preference for each website, based on content filtering, viewing experience, desktop or mobile view, and so on. This add-on is free in the current beta version, so you can go ahead and give Atlas a try right now, if you are interested to take a cool new Android browser for a spin.

Developer: NextAppDownload: Android
Category: BusinessPrice: Free, with in-app purchase

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posted on 01 Aug 2014, 05:41 2

1. kkmkk (Posts: 546; Member since: 06 May 2013)

i use it for a week now and it is just perfect not to much options but it is super fast

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 05:49 1

2. techguyone (Posts: 208; Member since: 18 May 2013)

text reflow ?

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 05:59

3. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Looks nice browser.

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 07:54 2

4. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)

Booo material design :(
#holoyolo fan forever.

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 08:22 1

5. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)

I love the UI!
This has the potential to become my favorite browser, all in the wonderfully tiny app size. Thanks PA

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 09:34 1

6. frydaexiii (Posts: 1475; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

NextApp? Wait, these are the guys who created FX File Manager! Gonna try it out since I love FX so much

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 12:11

7. alannyny (Posts: 30; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)

I hope it has a setting for automatic cookie-destruction on exit ... site-specific would be even better.

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 12:56

8. f35hunter (Posts: 233; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)

i like it very much it is fast with beautiful UI although it sometimes freezes i hope it get better and better

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