Now Browser (Material) – Indie app of the day
What is Now Browser?
Now Browser is a Material Design themed browser for Android. It likes to boast being fast and small thanks to its simplicity. A lot of people have been talking about this application so we thought we would review it to see if it’s really everything everyone says that it is. There is a free version and a paid version that costs $0.99USD.
Now Browser comes with your basic set of browser tools. These include bookmarks, incognito mode, history, etc. You also have a couple of basic gesture controls at your disposal including the ability to go back by swiping to the left and forward by swiping to the right. You can also double tap sites to make them fit on screen, long press a tab to close it, and long press the back button to close the browser.
In terms of design, this isn’t Material Design. It’s themed like Material Design but it doesn’t actually have any of the UI features like the floating bubble on the bottom or the rich animations that come from selecting things or moving around. That was rather disappointing since Material Design is so in style right now.