Hello friends. While browsing websites with Chrome or other internet browsers on our Android devices, ads not only annoy all of us, but also cause our reading pleasure to deteriorate and the performance of our screen readers to decrease. Browsers with ad-blockers are also not very accessible. Today, I would like to talk about a beautiful web browser that is as accessible as Chrome, easy to use, and does not require additional settings and extensions such as ad-blockers or VPNs. The name of the application is KiWi Browser…
Kiwi Browser Features
KiWi Browser offers a very similar experience to Google Chrome, as it was developed based on Chromium, but with a built-in ad blocker, reading options for people with low vision, and. It stands out with its features that allow you to use almost all the extensions that you can use on the desktop version of Google Chrome from Chrome Web Store and use them on your phone. .
When the app is first installed, all settings are the same as Google Chrome by default. However, when you select the “Hide Ads” option from the “More Options” menu that you can access from the top right, you can then have a smooth web experience without seeing any ads on all websites.
While you can follow the latest news from the start page of the browser, you can turn this feature off for a simpler interface. You can also gain direct access by adding the websites you frequently visit to this start page.
Under the “Appearance” heading in the settings, you can set the address bar to the bottom of the screen, set whether the address bar is always visible on the screen, add a voice search button and some functions to the address bar, and adjust shortcut settings for the tab switcher button.
In the Accessibility menu under the “Appearance” heading, in addition to the standard options in Chrome, the features that Chrome offers in the experimental hidden features are presented to you in a way that you can use easily and effectively. Here you can adjust the simplified view settings, zoom and text positioning settings, desktop view and extension settings depending on your choices for a comfortable web browsing experience. There is also a setting to describe images on web pages, but I couldn’t really use it at all.
From the Night Mode menu under the Appearance heading, folks with low vision can adjust settings such as white text on a black background, high contrast or grayscale according to their preferences.
In addition, all extensions that you can use on desktop through the Chrome web Store also work on KiWi Browser. I didn’t need to download any extension to the browser since I use ad blocker extensions most on my desktop and this feature is already included by default in KiWi Browser.
Since the other menus and features of the app are very similar to Chrome, and they are self-explanatory, I won’t go into all the details of the app. In my long-term experience, I didn’t come across any ads while navigating through web pages, so I had a smooth experience.
View Kiwi Browser on Accessible Android app directory