If you're looking to spice things up a bit when it comes to web browsing on your BlackBerry 10 device then Alpha Browser is a fine place to start. The 'Built for BlackBerry' browser offers some nice features that the native one doesn't, although I suspect many folks will be more than happy with the default one from BlackBerry.
But choices are always good and Alpha Browser is packed full of neat features. Most are detailed in the above video but if you're not able to watch that right now I'll highlight a few of my favorite parts.
First up is switching between open tabs. This is achieved simply by swiping left or right at the base of the screen - something that is easier than with the native BB10 browser and certainly feels a lot more sleek.
From the homepage you'll also get a different background every day. This is as the app pulls in Bing's image of the day which is a nice touch. Within the settings there's also plenty of stuff you can customize. This even includes the main tab icon color at the base of the browser which by default will be blue, but you can switch it to red or black if you prefer.
And there's plenty more coming to Alpha Browser in the future - this is just the beginning. I'm pretty impressed to be honest and for the price it's a worthy download if you ask me.
Give it a go and let us know your thoughts?
- 100% Native cascades application
- Tabs support
- Home page with search function
- Bing image of the day background
- Use swipe gestures to switch tabs
- Ad blocker - Privacy settings
- BBM Connected
- Active Frame
- Use this browser as the default browser
- User agents -Instant share webpage screenshot
- Keyboard Shortcuts for BlackBerry Q10/ BlackBerry Q5
- Custom clock
Alpha Browser is currently priced at $0.99 for a limited time so if you fancy giving it a try you had better get in quick.