Built out the frustration with the mobile web itself, Atlas Web Browser tackles the issues of inconsistency in mobile browsing head-on with a small collection of tools that prove themselves incredibly versatile when surfing the web extensively on your Android device. The problem lies in that there is not set coding that handles the issues presented by the need to view some websites in a desktop mode and others in expected mobile mode.
With controls that slide with a flick of your finger from the sides of the screen and allow you to maintain much needed real estate, in the vein of the keyboard app Minuum, Atlas proves itself to be a ergonomically pleasing offering. It’s use of the new Material Design proves that the app is ahead of the curve in design, though many of the animations and movements inherent in Material Design won’t be present in Atlas until the APIs of Android L are released from Beta, but this is hardly an issue to the usage of the app itself and only makes me look forward to the release of the next version of Android so I can experience Atlas the way it is intended.
I found Atlas to be quick and stable and it’s dev open to suggestions in a friendly manner, even offering commentary on development on the famed XDA forums. Currently, Atlas 1.0 is available on the Google Play Store. If you’re looking for a quick alternative to bulkier web browsers currently offered, Atlas just may be what you’re looking for.