Will Verduzco · Apr 5, 2014 at 02:30 pm

Javelin Delivers a Minimal and Mobile-Friendly Web Browsing Experience

With each passing generation, our mobile devices are growing increasingly powerful. And with this increase in computational power, we are seeing more complicated and advanced apps. But while these advanced mobile apps are often quite capable, they often do so by emulating the functionality of their traditional desktop counterparts, and this sometimes makes them a bit cumbersome to use with our pudgy fingertips.

One need only look so far as the nearly ubiquitous Chrome browser to see how capable a mobile browser can truly be. But even Google’s first party browser doesn’t seem like it was built from the ground up for your pocket. This is where Javelin Browser by the cleverly titled Javelin Browser dev team comes in.

Javelin Browser is built atop the open source Lightning Browser‘s codebase. But rather than function like most web browsers, Javelin features a minimal and finger-friendly UI that lets you streamline your browsing experience. The browser features a built-in ad blocker, which can be disabled with the touch of a button, as well as plenty of gestures such as a two-finger swipe to switch tabs. Finally, Javelin features a very nice reading mode, although the next version will improve upon this with regards to formatting. Future versions will be able to import your bookmarks from Chrome browser, and feature an even better reading mode.

If you’ve been looking for a fresh and finger-friendly browser, head over to the application thread and give Javelin a shot.


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