Mercury Browser Comes To Android With Gestures, Passcode Protection And Plugins

Mercury Browser Comes To Android With Gestures, Passcode Protection And Plugins

Android: One of the best third-party Web browsers on iOS, Mercury, has finally made its way to the Google Play Store. The free app is much like any other browser at first glance, but it has a few cool features that put it in the same league as our other Android favourites.

When using multiple tabs, you can switch between them by swiping left and right with two fingers. Mercury Browser comes with plugins for Adblock, Translate, Dropbox, Wi-Fi File Transfer, Light-out mode and Reader — the last one strips the page of noisy elements for a clean reading experience. Unlike the iOS version, there aren’t plugins for Lastpass or Pocket at the moment.

Mercury Browser lets you set a password to protect the app from being used by someone else who has your phone. It alos offers a private browsing mode, and a one-tap option to clear history and cookies. Hit the link to try it out

Mercury Browser [Google Play]


  • Mercury browser is a fantastic browser, and replaced Atomic (my previous favorite IOS browser). Even with the “Apple mandated handbrake” on JavaScript performance, I still prefer it.

    The default blank screen contains thumbnails of your favorite websites.. Much better than using bookmarks. I use thumbnails for my top 9 sites, and bookmarks for the rest ..

    And Adblock is a huge blessing! If you’re using data on your mobile phone plan, every ad is wasted data that could cost you money … And will cost you time.

    If the android version is on par with the IOS version, you’ll be very happy with it.

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