UC Browser is designed to make mobile Web access quicker and more convenient. It’s a pretty lightweight application that manages to cram in a number of interesting features without slowing down your browsing experience too much.
UC Browser Features
UC Browser has a number of interesting tools that you don’t normally see in a mobile Web browser, such as an integrated download manager, built-in clipboard for simple copy and paste, and a start page with a number of preset links to a range of categorized websites. Of course, there’s full support for bookmarks too.
There’s a simple, yet effective search tool within UC Browser that facilitates quick searching through Google, Bing, or Yahoo! allowing you to choose which search engine the browser uses.
UC Browser is a proxy-based browser, which re-renders and compresses page data on a server before sending it to the client (in much the same as Opera Mini and Skyfire do). This makes it exceptionally quick at loading pages. Unfortunately, it seems that image rendering is sacrificed somewhat in this process, and often you’ll find that images won’t display properly, which can get annoying.
If you find the web browser on your phone to be a little clunky then give UC Browser a try. Viewing WAP and web sites in UC Browser is a painless experience thanks to its multiple windows, which allow you to have several pages loaded at once in much the same way as tabs in Firefox.
You can flip between the pages simply by tapping the Switch button, and open, close and bookmark pages using keypad shortcuts. UC Browser gives you a lot of control over page layout, too. You can choose to view pages in full screen, tweak the font size, zoom images, and tweak image quality.
Overall, though, UC Browser makes for a quick and easy way to explore the riches of the Web from your phone.
- Supports multiple windows
- Built-in download manager
- Handy search supporting multiple search engines
- Shortcut keys
- Doesn’t always handle images well
Download UC Browser
Download UC Browser for Windows (free)
Download UC Browser for Android (free)
Download UC Browser for iPhone (free)
Download UC Browser for iPad (free)
Download UC Browser for Windows Phone (free)
Download UC Browser for Java (free)