Review: Lucid Browser – A minimalistic browser

If there is one category of apps that we have a lot of, it has to be the web browser one. With tons of browsers to go through, one really does wonder which one he or she should choose for their needs. While each browser offers something new, they sometimes do tend to go a bit crazy with the amount of space and RAM speed they end up consuming which can be somewhat of a problem for people who are on a budget device. That’s why today we are featuring Lucid Browser. Lucid Browser is a minimal browser which follows…

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User Rating: 3.37 ( 3 votes)

If there is one category of apps that we have a lot of, it has to be the web browser one. With tons of browsers to go through, one really does wonder which one he or she should choose for their needs. While each browser offers something new, they sometimes do tend to go a bit crazy with the amount of space and RAM speed they end up consuming which can be somewhat of a problem for people who are on a budget device. That’s why today we are featuring Lucid Browser.

Lucid Browser is a minimal browser which follows one of the golden KISS rule of programming (keep it simple, stupid). With a simplistic GUI that is designed to be visually unobtrusive and a collapsible sidebar that houses your bookmarks, sharing options and settings the Lucid Browser did manage to impress us over here at Android Junkies.

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The browser itself is the same one that the Lucid Launcher used and has been made by the same developer. Of course, it goes without saying that since the whole app is in its early alpha stage, there are a few bugs and kinks that come with it. However, we can choose to ignore them knowing they will be fixed soon as the whole Lucid Browser is open sourced with its entire code  available on Github (albeit it does lack documentation for now but that will soon be fixed as well).

The browser itself has quite great functionality and works extremely smoothly. It did get a bit annoying when there was no closing the browser when the back button was pressed but like I said since the whole browser is open sourced, we can hope to see improvements being added to it soon.

All in all, the Lucid Browser is quite an awesome minimalistic browser that manages to get the job done with a simplistic grace and we highly recommend you try the app out even if it is still in its alpha testing stage.

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