There are some good things about Firefox for Android, for examples allowing users to fully control the Web, providing lots of suggested and previously searched results across users’ favorite search engine, and also providing shortcuts to search providers such as Wikipedia, Bing, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Other cool features in this app are desktop syncing e.g. bookmarks, history, etc., Chromecast support, privacy features, quick sharing, easy-to-use bookmarks, ‘Find on Page’ search box, and even add-ons feature.
It is also able to select and copy the texts on website. Besides, it allows you to switch between mobile and desktop version by easily tapping on the menu button and selecting ‘Request Desktop Site’ from the options given. In addition, this app provides ‘Save as PDF’ menu that can ease you email some interesting documents you have just found to someone during the browsing process.
Although it has lots of cool things, some still find a weakness. As it is claimed as a fast browser, in fact, it is not as fast as expected. The standard browser scores 97649, but Firefox can only manages 55832 as the browsing speed. Well, some still think that there are no huge differences between using this app and Android browser. Here are the list of pros and cons of this app.
- It is a free app that anyone can easily download and install it on their Android platforms.
- It has many cool features for browsing experience.
- It can save text to PDF file.
- It is still considered as slow comparing to other similar browsing apps.
How to Use
Using this app on Android platforms is an easy job. You just need to open the app and start browsing anything that interests you. If you accidentally quit the browser and want to go back to the previous one, you can easily track it through ‘History’. Visiting the same web is even easier by using ‘Top Rated’ menu. Therefore, you needn’t type the keyword again as this app has saved that for you. To install add-ons, you can easily do it by firstly making the browser look in full screen.
In addition, this app is good at keeping users’ privacy. Simply tap ‘Do Not Track’ menu and you can personalize what should appear on your screen during the browsing. Well, despite its weakness, this app still has good things to offer.
- Bug fixes
Firefox, one the most important browsers currently available, along with Google Chrome, is now also available for Android devices. Its list of features and benefits is long enough to strongly consider using it as the default browser on your phone or tablet.
The first interesting characteristic of the app is that it lets you see the browsing history, bookmarks, passwords, and even open tabs that you have on your computer browser, all by just doing a couple of gestures on your Android. Naturally, to synchronize it with your computer browser, you first have to log in.
The second feature is that, as with the computer version, Firefox Browser for Android has many customization options. You can add different extensions, change the general appearance, and make it your own.
The third feature worth mentioning is the adaptation of the keyboard shortcuts to the touch screen. You can, for instance, add a website to your favorites by just shaking the device to one side.
Firefox Browser for Android is an excellent browser. It has everything you can ask for: it is fast, it has a perfectly functional tab system, lots of customization options, and also takes your security into account.