Check Out Keyboard Browser In The Google Play Store

I have written a few articles on alternative Browsers for Android so when a friend suggested Keyboard Browser, I just had to give it a try.

Keyboard Browser by Alain Grange is designed to make the most of your physical keyboard. It has a heap of keyboard shortcuts to improve your browsing experience.

List of shortcuts:
– A/Q: Display menu
– W/Z: New tab
– P: Previous
– N: Next
– L: Reload
– I: Zoom in
– O: Zoom out
– S: Find on Page
– T: Go to top
– B: Go to bottom
– Space: Scroll down
– Shift+Space: Scroll up
– K: Bookmarks
– U: Select URL
– Del.: Delete Tab (menu open)
– Pinch In/Out: Zoom In/Out
– Swipe Up/Down: Previous/Next tab (menu open)

What I like most about Keyboard Browser is that was designed to give the same feel as the BB10 browser with the bonus of the shortcuts. This app is ideally suited to the BlackBerry Priv and the new KEYone.

The app offers a choice of search engines, bookmarks etc but it does lack a private browsing feature that apparently is being worked on.

The developer is working constantly to improve the app and you can get it FREE in the Google Play Store.  There are ads in the app, as with most free apps these days, that appear at the top but if you want to get rid of the ads there is an in app purchase of $1.99 which also helps the developer to keep improving the app.

So if you love the style of the BB10 browser then give this one a try. With a few more improvements, this could definitely become my Browser of choice.

Keyboard Browser

Wayno

Long time lover of all things BlackBerry, from the Bold 9000 thru to the Passport and now the Priv. Always dreaming of the next new BlackBerry to add to my collection. Had the rest, now got the best!

  • Roy shpitalnik

    This app with some improvements can be part of HUB services suite…

    • Wayno

      I tend to agree Roy.

      • Roy shpitalnik

        Lets drink Beer to that

        • Wayno

          Are you still going from Blogcast? Lmao.

  • leverspro

    Interesting. I’ve tried several different browsers on my Passport, which was rooted in a basic prejudice against a BlackBerry browser carried over from bbos days. I’ve recently discovered anew that my bb10 browser is the best and most consistently usable browser on my phone. Does the stock browser for BlackBerry on Android not have shortcuts? I think the Keyone will have programmable keyboard.

  • Speed

    Needs to add the best feature from BB10 : hi-light the link & hold , then needs to slide the overflow BB10 Browser options I have ” OPEN IN ” : 1) Browser , 2) Private Browser , 3) Zeus or Dolphin Browser ( used for websites requiring Flash )

  • Sweet! I definitely miss the browser shortcuts from BB10. Its so weird to consider the shortcuts to be a function of the browser app rather than the OS. I may give this a try and see how it goes. Thanks for the 411!

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