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「App Showcase」 Via - Simple & Powerful Browser

 View:5580    Reply:30 | Posted at 17-2-2020 19:07:45 | Display all floors |   Copy
This post was edited by Bhavesh_Parmar at 17-2-2020 19:43

Hello ColorOS SuperFans,


Today I'm going to recommend a browser for your Oppo smartphones: "Via Browser - Fast & Light".

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INTRODUCTION

The most essential app on your phone is web browser. I use "Chrome" as my primary browser on my Android device.

Mainly because,

1. It is installed by default.

2. Many websites are Chrome compatible only, for example, Indian government official sites work best only on Chrome in my experience.

3. Also Google services like Gmail, Maps, Docs etc. work better on Chrome.


For secondary browser, I used "Opera Mini" because it compresses images & loads websites faster. It is also very lightweight comapred to Chrome.


But recently I came across a new, very lite & fast browser with powerful functions - "Via browser". It is Designed on geek thinking to makes hard things simple. Have you ever heard of it? Probably not.





Here's my walkthrough of this browser.


INSTALLATION

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First thing I noticed is the download size. You'll be surprized to see that the download size is only 540 kb. We know the small size app is best for Android performance. So, this browser should be the best app for performance. Use this app for browsing and keep your phone as fast as new! It'll take only 2 seconds to download & install "Via browser".



I like icon of this app. It looks very nice on the homescreen.

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PERMISSIONS

On first startup, the app asks for permissions for storage & location. It is explained nicely.

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USAGE

Using Via Browser is incredibly intuitive. You can see that the homepage is very simple. Enter the website address or search. The webpage loads very fast & the performance of this browser is top-notch. You can view the page in full screen.

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SETTINGS


At the bottom bar, there are buttons for Back, Forward, Home, Tabs & Menu.

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Let's see the hamburger menu first. there are 10 items in the menu. They are easy to understand.


1. Night mode-it turns all browser design into black

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2. Bookmarks-shows all bookmarks

3. History-view history

4. Downloads-view download progress

5. Incognito mode-you can toggle incognito mode on & off at any time. Unlike chrome, where your current tab cannot be turned into incognito but you have to open new incognito tab

6. Share-webpage

7. Add bookmark-you can also add it to homepage

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8. Desktop site-request desktop version of website

9. Tools-explained below

10. Settings-explained below



The tools has further 10 items as follows:

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1. Find in page

2. Save webpage-this is very useful when want to read the page later

3. Saved webpages-shows all saved pages

4. Translate-translates any language of the page to english

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5. View source-of the webpage

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6. Fullscreen-view without top/bottom bar

7. Show images-toggle this to hide images and browse text only-super fast

8. Resource sniffer-shows media like videos/sounds. You can load them in a new tab & download

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9. User agent-can be changed from here. Many options here

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10. Network log-view all loaded resources

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Settings menu has many options-all self explainary.

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PRIVACY

Out of the box, Via browser has "Do Not Track" and "Block Ads" enabled and "Location Access" disabled. There is also an included "Incognito Mode", for use when you want to leave nothing to chance. To get to the Incognito Mode, tap the Menu button and then tap Incognito Mode.

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TABS

I have to admit, I really like how the Via Browser handles tabs. At the bottom of the window, you'll see a small square with a number. That number is now many tabs you have open. Tap that square to reveal a popup that allows you to quickly access & manage any of those open tabs.

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REASONS TO LOVE THIS BROWSER

1. App size: small, tiny app size (less than 0.5MB) keeps your device smooth.

2. Browser UI: very simple, better than others, smooth, intuitive and doesn't come in a way of browsing.

3. Themes: You can use themes on this small app! You can use images from your gallery. Also if you can write HTML code, then you can change the Via Logo made by HTML code.

customize homepage.png via theme.png


4. Ad Blocker: it has in-built Ad Blocker. You can block javascript Ads and also any kind of ads like a banner ad, Google Adsense ad. If you are a regular Data pack user then Ad blocker can help you with browsing quickly and saving data. You can default block by local hosts, custom block by storage hosts, mark ads and pop-ups are blocked.

5. Webpage save: Nowadays webpage save is the most important feature. Now we all are very busy. We want to read a news/article/post in our free time. If you want to read a post in free time without data connection, then install Via browser and open your page. Then click Menu > Tools > Save Web. Now your page is saved.

6. Fast: enjoy your surfing with fast loading speed and powerful adblock.

7. Data saving: intelligent image loading & ad block help you reduce data usage.

8. Customizable: design your own homepage easily and make it yours.

9. Privacy: Incognito mode on the fly, clear data whenever you need, prevent being tracked.

10. Bookmarks: sync bookmarks and settings from your account, import/export .html bookmarks freely

11. Add-ons: download manager, QR code scan

12. Night mode

13. Desktop site (User Agent)

14. Page Translator

15. Font size adjustment

16. Search engine switch

17. gestures to go back & forward

18. Context menus (log press menus) are very useful

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CONCLUSION

Via Browser is a powerful browser with following features:

• Pure & Adless

• Highly customizable

• Fast like lightning

• Small, yet awesome

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Try it and you will never regret


Thanks for reading my article, Follow me on @Bhavesh_Parmar

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Posted at 18-2-2020 12:06:37 FromMobile phone | Display all floors
Really helpful

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Bhavesh_Parmar: Thanks.  Posted at 18-2-2020 12:30

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Nice!👍

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