Mercury Browser – try this fast & feature packed web browser app!
Nov 12, 2013 5:02 AM –
Mercury Browser is an alternative web browsing application to the native Android or Chrome for Android browsers. Mercury is fast, offers user log in, plug-ins, private mode, gesture mode and lots more. It’s also good looking, smooth and intuitive. If you’re looking for something different, Mercury is a fast and stable option.
Tested on: Nexus 4
Pros & Cons:
- Packed with great features!
- Easy to use!
- Very stable and fast!
- Interface isn’t as slick as Chrome, etc.
Why would you switch browsers? Right now you’re probably either using Chrome, Firefox, Dolphin or the native Android browser. For many reasons, you might be tied into that app; it’s where all your bookmarks are, it syncs with your desktop browser, you like Google apps or maybe you just like the open-source philosophy of Firefox. For whatever reason, browsers are the kind of apps people have strong loyalty and affinity with.
So, why change? Privacy maybe? Perhaps the most recent update of your favourite app has left it sluggish. Maybe you’ve lost some functionality in a the latest build. It could be that your affinity isn’t that strong and you are open to new ideas. Maybe you just want other options for different reasons… Regardless of the circumstances, if you are looking for a new browser, Mercury might be worth a try.
Mercury is incredibly user-friendly and the more you explore the settings and menus, the more you find.
Mercury Browser is a browser that comes packed with lots of features and great functionality. Firstly, if you like the plugins you find with Firefox and Dolphin, you’ll be pleased to know that Mercury offers plugins. There’s a reader mode, text translation and even WiFi transfer. There’s also Dropbox and Ad block too.
Next you have a privacy mode and fast access to cookies and history clearance… y’know, if that’s important to you. This is in addition to the option to include a log in passcode to keep your browser content safe.
There are aesthetic and usability features too; gesture control, brightness, night mode and full screen view. You can import or export bookmarks in addition to being able to search in-page. Mercury is incredibly user-friendly and the more you explore the settings and menus, the more you find.
[Mercury Browser] offers enough functionality to compete with the best browsers in the Google Play Store.
The only negative I can really see is that it is perhaps not quite as slick-looking as the likes of Chrome. The design of Mercury Browser reminded me somewhat of Go Launcher or MIUI… so it’s not quite that Jelly Bean/Holo aesthetic that so many users love. For that reason, as fussy as it sounds, some users might be put off.
That said, you might well be impressed with the depth of functionality- it really is an app that keeps on giving. It’s packed with all these features yet continues to be very fast and stable. It could easily be your daily driver and offers enough functionality to compete with the best browsers in the Google Play Store..
The only negative I can really see is that it is perhaps not quite as slick-looking as the likes of Chrome.
If you are completely happy and tied to your existing browser and the features listed above mean little to you, then Mercury Browser, while nice isn’t going to tempt you. However, if you use multiple browsers, want increased security or perhaps value more feature options, the app is something you’ll want to play with.
Mercury Browser – Tabs
Mercury Browser – Bookmarks
Mercury Browser – Night mode
Mercury Browser – Functions
Mercury Browser – Search (1)
Mercury Browser – Search (2)
Mercury Browser – Page Options
Mercury Browser – Find on page
Mercury Browser – Brightess
Mercury Browser – Settings
Mercury Browser – System settings
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