Chromer

Chromer

(6433 ratings)

Appears in 18 channels

  • Downloads:
    100,000 - 500,000
  • Last update
    Sep 16, 2016

Chromer Reviews

Description

Chromer is a browser based on Google Chrome's Chrome Custom Tab. It simplifies browsing by prioritizing rendering a link first than anything else. This is achieved by use of Chrome Custom Tab which are light weight browser tabs from Google Chrome (limited other browsers are supported too).

Chromer slides over the website from the app, enabling you to transition into the website seamlessly. Even if you navigate multiple times, you can always press X to quickly return to the app.

Featured in:
'Chromer' gives every app its own custom internal browser. - Phandriod.com
Chromer Opens All Of Your Links In A Chrome Custom Tab - AndroidPolice.com


What do I need to use this?
You need any custom tab compatible browsers. As of now only Google Chrome 45 and greater supports custom tab, hence you need to have it installed to make any use of this app. You can install it here : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.android.chrome

Hows is using chrome custom tabs advantageous?
Using chrome custom tabs you have the following advantages
•  Minimal distractions from the app you are using.
•  Pages load faster relatively.
•  You don't need to login to websites again if you have logged in Chrome.
•  Your forms are auto filled if you have auto fill enabled.
•  You can use chrome's data saver feature.
•  Your browsing experience is secure with latest security updates! Other browser apps using in-built webview can be prone to security and performance issues. If you are below 5.0 definitely consider chromer!
•  Your browsing activity is synced across device through your Google account.

Web heads
•  Web heads help you save time by loading a page in background (5.0+ only, for other versions pre-fetch is used which only aims to reduce loading time) while enabling you to continue using the app of your choice. Floating bubbles are provided that enables you to manage multiple links.

Compared to normal chrome?
With Chromer, you are essentially loading a light weight version of chrome that is fast and designed for the sole purpose of displaying webpages quickly. You can always Menu - Open in chrome to open the page in chrome and enjoy all features like bookmarks, history and multi-tab browsing!

Is it secure?
Chromer uses Chrome's latest rendering engine which is always updated through Google play. Hence you are always latest on updates hence browsing using Chromer is much more secure than normal Webview found on android versions below 5.0.

How to use?
Set Chromer as the default browser in your phone. From there on, any link you try to open in your phone will be presented in a custom tab. You can also not do this and choose to open link in chromer when prompted.

More on chrome custom tabs : https://developer.chrome.com/multidevice/android/customtabs

Chromer is now open source under GNU GPLv3 license: https://github.com/arunkumar9t2/chromer

Your suggestions are most welcome, please find the way to send feedback in app. Please rate the app if you like it.😃