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

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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8 Comments

1. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

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

2. techguyone

Posts: 214; Member since: May 18, 2013

text reflow ?

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Looks nice browser.

4. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Booo material design :( #holoyolo fan forever.

5. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

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

6. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

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

7. alannyny

Posts: 30; Member since: Jun 27, 2012

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

8. f35hunter

Posts: 238; Member since: Dec 12, 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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