Chromer Android app reviewThis is one handy app that I stumbled across recently. If you have read the review of Tinfoil for Facebook I wrote recently, you will know how I prefer to use more secure apps when viewing the Facebook feed. However one issue I did find when jumping from a Facebook feed to a website – when you return sometimes you jump back to the top of your news feed which can be annoying. The reason is often that whatever browser you use on your device can be slow to exit (well that’s my theory anyway!). This is where Chromer comes in.

Chromer basically provides any app on your device with it’s own custom internal browser and opens links from within apps in their own Chrome custom tabbed window. The effects are quite amazing – you have minimal distractions as a window simply slides out from the side with the web page content showing. When you close the browser tab you are straight back into the app again.

Other advantages are that pages load faster, you can use Chrome’s data saver feature and you have better security as again, you are using Chromes enhanced security features.

After installing Chromer, just fire up an app that opens web pages like Tinfoil and choose to make Chromer the default web browser. That’s all you need to do. I find the difference just amazing as web pages snap open very quickly and slide away again when you are finished and you go back where you left off in Tinfoil – love it! You can also choose to open any web page in your main browser from within the app too.

Note that the app does require a fairly up to date Android version and have Google Chrome installed (which most of us do as it’s simply the best web browser – period) and may not be available for all Android devices, but when you visit the Google Play listing on your phone or tablet you will find out.

If web browsers give you a pain in the behind, try Chromer. I bet you will be sold on it too.



Price : FREE
Size : 2.4Mb
Needs : 4.1+

Chromer Android app review


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About the Author : Andy describes himself as "an older geek" and has been assisting seniors with understanding technology for many years. He is involved with his local seniors computer club and believes that seniors appreciate assistance from those of a similar age group.

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