Tangram is the perfect feature-packed browser [App Review]

There may be aplenty web browsers on the Play Store for everyone, but none seem to offer anything that stand out from the crowd. Tangram, however, is a browser dedicated to those who want something snappy, responsive and suiting of their needs. To put it into better words, “Tangram is a task-based mobile browser for professionals and power users”, according to the Play Store Description. You can have a peep at their website over here.

Setup

The app popped up with an email registration box immediately upon opening. Being the type of guy that hates spam mail, I found the “Skip” button at the top corner handy. This was then followed by a quick introduction of the app, boasting about the whole host of integrated features.

Settings wise, you’re pretty much stranded. Clicking on the settings button just pops up a small notification saying “Features Coming Soon”.

Features

The app basically functions as a browser with several neat extensions. Clicking a link on an Instagram bio, for example, begins loading the web page in the background and displays as a little circle that floats over your screen. Clicking on this then pulls up the web page and covers half the screen, providing easy and instant access to the page.

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The normal browsing mode is also different. The UI is considerably different to other apps, something that I didn’t particularly enjoy as it is rather confusing to use, especially in the beginning. But like all things, you’ll get more used to it overtime. That also doesn’t make the aesthetics of the app bad, but perhaps Material Design could’ve popped its head in every now and then.

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You may find navigation confusing

The actual browsing experience is very pleasing. Pages were quick to load and the sites were very responsive – with almost no lag and delay. I wish I could talk about Chrome this way as well.

Thankfully, the app also doesn’t come across as cluttered or over-complicated for everything it offers. In fact, everything was nicely bundled in a clean and organized way, something which is rare for a feature-packed app.

What we like:

  • Feature packed
  • Clean, fast and responsive
  • Helps with productivity

And not so much:

  • No Settings as of yet
  • UI is a bit confusing

4.2 out of 5 stars

Perhaps the strongest part of Tangram is its ability to offer a wide range of features while not falling back on performance. You should check it out if you’re a strong multitasker, and you shall not be let down.

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