Javelin Browser

Javelin Browser

(11378 ratings)

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  • Downloads:
    100,000 - 500,000
  • Last update
    Aug 5, 2014

Javelin Browser Reviews

  • Thomas Unterkircher

    Thomas Unterkircher

    Reviewed in A beautiful and improved Android experience

    Great new web browser. It offers built in ad-blocking, a mobilizer view to display only text from websites (great for reading articles), incognito mode and for an additional fee you can use a proxy to unblock websites (e.g. circumvent local restrictions).

  • V


    Reviewed in Form+Function

    From the indie developer who brought you Jerky Browser (now called Javelin Incognito, spoiling my quip about Slim Jims) comes Javelin Browser, a beautiful gesture-based browser. It comes loaded with ad-block, incognito mode, and reading mode, in an attempt to become the perfect browser for mobile users. So far, I'm pretty convinced.

  • Nick Saunders

    Nick Saunders

    Reviewed in Apptastic Fantastic!

    First impressions are good and it uses the lightning browser source code. Very smooth and pretty. Not open source though which if a real banger in the mouth.

  • Jaden Pleasants

    Jaden Pleasants

    Reviewed in Perfection weekly

    A nice, kitkat oriented browser that looks and runs great.

  • Matthew Hancock

    Matthew Hancock

    Reviewed in Awesome Android - updated regularly

    This has been my browser of choice for some time but the new 'stacks' feature blows the others out of the water. It's like a chat head that tells you when your link is ready to view. Hard to explain but it costs nothing to try it out so give it a go.

  • Rudy Samuel

    Rudy Samuel

    Reviewed in Best free apps without obstrusive ads

    Fast and light browser that cares a lot about UI and UX. It's not #holoyolo but it's beautiful. Still in early stage so it will be continuously improved.

  • Kabir Goel

    Kabir Goel

    Reviewed in One a Day.

    This browser is great. It packs several great features into a relatively small package.

  • Paulina Javiera

    Paulina Javiera

    Reviewed in Promising Browser Apps

    Pros: Simple. For people who doesn't expect much of a browser this one would be ideal, a very nice UI, bookmarks easy to find, has built-in ad block and incognito mode. Cons: no speed dial, no further add-ons.

  • Pepin Nucleaire

    Pepin Nucleaire

    Reviewed in Must have.

    Great browser


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Javelin is a GORGEOUS Android browser focused on the MOBILE experience of surfing the web. ★ #1 mobile browser with BUILT-IN ADBLOCK
★ First Android browser with READING MODE (Similar to Readability/Pocket app)
★ TRUE-MULTITASKING with Javelin Stack

Just these first 3 features will be enough to sell a browser to Barack Obama. But that is just the icing on the delicious browser that Javelin is. Here are the other things Javelin is capable of:

● Quick navigation via touch gestures
● Translucent status bars and navigation bars (KitKat only)
● Intelligent bookmarks (Bookmarks are sorted based on frequency of use)
● Built-in Proxy Services (In-app subscription required)
● Incognito mode (Private browsing)
● App opens immediately (Fast start times)
● HOLO (because YOLO)


● (Permission) Location access - Disabled by default. This is for websites that require your location (Think Google Maps, or Google Local Search). It can be enabled/disabled in settings.

● (Permission) Accounts - Used only 1 time. This is for contact purposes. Should the need arises, the developer (myself) needs to know which account to send an email to.

● (Permission) Billing - For in-app purchase, see the next point.

● (Permission) System Alert Window - For Javelin Stack

● (Permission) READ_PHONE_STATE - To close Javelin Stack when Stack Browsers are open

● (Permission) GET_TASKS - For the upcoming Javelin Stack blacklisting feature

● (In app Subscription) Including a 30 day trial, Javelin requires an in-app subscription to enable its built-in proxy service for censorship bypass.