M Browser is an app which is just like it sounds, a browser alternative to something like Chrome or Firefox. It gives users plenty of features and aims to provide a quick and easy to use browsing experience that offers faster page loads, safer browsing with baked-in security features, and a handful of other enhancements that should please anyone looking to grab a browser that is different from the bigger options out there. The browser also offers support for more than a few languages which makes it even easier to download and use. Are M Browser's features and simplistic UI worthy of your attention? Let's take a closer look at what it offers.
First things first, before you can get to browsing the web, you'll want to head to the Play Store and install M Browser on your device, then you'll be off and running.
While there is lots to love about M Browser, one of the better things is the support for Marshmallow devices. In fact, it will support devices all the way back to Honeycomb, which means it basically supports nearly all Android devices at this point.
M Browser offers up a nice and easy multi-tab manager which makes flipping back and forth between your tabs pretty simple. The tabs will be showing up top as they normally would, and if you have more than a few tabs open you can simply drag your finger from left to right or right to left and cycle through the open tabs to find the one you want.
M Browser also supports multiple languages, including English, Italian, French, Spanish, Dutch, Turkish, and more, making it versatile enough for many people across the globe. Changing the languages on the fly is also possible and simple, as the language selector is located right in the list of options from the overflow menu.
Of course, a browser with safety and security as part of its offering benefits wouldn't be as safe or private without an incognito mode, and M Browser proudly offers users the ability to open up incognito tabs anytime they wish. Simply hit the overflow menu and it will be the second option down on the list.
Users who don't like distractions while browsing or watching videos on the web will appreciate the cinema mode and the option to hide the status bar while browsing. You can also take things a step further and hide the tabs as well by enabling the full-screen browsing option.
Upon entering the browser for the first time you'll be greeted with a popup message that offers up some useful tips on how to make the most of M Browser, which I found to be pretty useful as I wanted to know what would distinguish this from other browsers like Chrome. One of the ways it does this is through the ability to go back and forward on pages by swiping inward from the left and right edges of the display.
In the overflow menu you'll also find the settings for M Browser, which lets you manage things like the download location of files, advanced settings options, the home page that pops up when you open a new tab and more.
M Browser also features a nifty little download manager that displays as a popup window on the screen whenever you try to download a file from the web. After asking you what you want to do with the image, you can either download it, open it, or open it in a new tab.
You can also save bookmarks rather easily, and once you have some, the bookmark manager is easy to use as well, displaying your bookmarks in thumbnail style images instead of a list of links. This could make it simpler to tell which bookmark is what.
Overall M Browser is much like other browsers that are available on Android, and it does offer familiar features that users have undoubtedly come to love and wouldn't want to live without, like private browsing through an incognito mode, as well as somewhat unique features like the toggle for full screen mode which gets rid of the tabs, although you can bring the tabs back into view anytime you like simply by swiping down from the top of the page. M Browser is also free and I found it to be a pretty basic browser in terms of design, which likely helped its browsing speed and faster page loads.
- Speed (4.5/5) - The app opened up nice and quick and pages loaded pretty fast as well.
- Theme (4/5) - Fairly basic and simplistic style UI, but also nice and clean with little to no clutter which was great.
- Features (5/5) - Tons of great features like swiping from the edges to go back and forth on pages, as well as full screen mode and cinema mode for videos.
- Overall (4.5/5) - Great browser with lots to offer, and it's free!
- Fast and light
- Full Screen mode
- swiping from edges to move forward and backward on pages
- Multi-language support
- Couldn't find an option to bring the browser tips back up, and more tips would be a nice addition for some users who wanted to learn about every unique feature.
When it comes down to it, M Browser will feel a lot like any other browsing experience, but in a really good way. It has what you might have loved about other browsers, like easy tab management and incognito mode, as well as unique features like moving back and forth on pages by swiping inward from the edges of the display. It's also fast and light which is always a huge plus, and the full screen mode is a nice touch if you want to get rid of the tabs while reading and scrolling. If you want an alternative browser choice to see if you'd like something other than bigger and more well-known options, check out M Browser, you won't be disappointed.