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Save Bandwidth While Browsing On Android With TextOnly Browser


Are you one of those fellow “Androiders” who browse the web on their phone/tablet via data connection due to unavailability of Wi-Fi? Or have you ever wondered if you can keep your mobile data costs under check and browse the internet “freely” at the same time? If your situation is similar to what has been described above, then read on – for you may like it. TextOnly Browser has recently been released in Android Market with the sole purpose of controlling and reducing data connection expenditure. According to the app developer, the mission of TextOnly Browser is to reduce data usage by only displaying readable content and skipping everything else. The browser also claims to skip ads, heavy java script files and everything that can be a burden on your precious data connection bandwidth.
 Spotting the app on Market is pretty easy, as only a simple keyword search does the job. After downloading the app, it was a bit of dismay to see a single URL field with option to either “Go” or search in “Bookmarks”. If you are an avid Opera or Dolphin Browser user, be prepared to feel disappointed. We typed in the URL and zoom! It took TextOnly a mere 2 seconds to load Droid terminal! Although we didn’t quite like the “dark” background, tapping any post title landed us on an optimized text-only page. Bookmarking is also fairly easy with TextOnly, as you simply need to tap the Bookmark tab to get the job done. You can later retrieve your bookmarked pages from Bookmarks page on the app’s main screen