Use Smooz to Browse the Web With One Hand
I’m not a huge fan of web browsing on my phone, mainly due to the terrible control scheme in my browser. Everything is too scattered. The keyboard sits at the bottom of the vertical display, the main controls are tucked away in hard-to-reach corners, and I don’t want to risk dropping my phone doing a little one-handed gymnastics for a new tab. However, when using the Smooz browser for iOS / Android , you can avoid relying on an inaccessible interface and use another one that is suitable for all swipe , touch and view operations , thanks to the application’s emphasis on gestures for control. Here’s how it works and how to get the most out of it:
Simple sync, easier tab management
The hardest part when it comes to using a browser like Google Chrome is getting to the corners to navigate to other tabs, enter new URLs, or access settings that I need to change. Smooz primarily relies on gesture controls, allowing you to navigate between tabs, enter a new URL, and manage your current set of tabs. There is also a tab manager that you can use to pin, reorder, and restore current and recently closed tabs. Smooz syncs your browsing history, bookmarks and tabs across all your devices when you link your Facebook or Twitter account with the app. Its basic gestures are similar to other browsers, but the real useful feature is its advanced gesture controls. More about them below.
Customize your gestures yourself
One-handed magic comes in the form of additional gestures that you can enable in the Smooz settings. There are five predefined gestures and you can program each with an action. Right now, I can open a new tab by swiping up and to the right, close it by swiping down and to the left, and close all tabs with a triple tap. There are over a dozen actions to choose from, so you can open your bookmarks folder, restore a closed tab, or enter private mode without stretching your thumb, perfect for smartphone owners with small hands.
Free viewing, ad blocking is an optional feature
Smooz is free, but offers a premium version that offers features such as ad blocking and unlimited text recognition via a scan-to-search camera. For $ 3.49 a month, you better really dislike ads. Customizable gesture controls and easy tab control make Smooz a pretty powerful browser. Other useful features like image blocking to reduce data usage and browser commenting that lets you see what other Smooz users are saying about a particular site (you can turn it off) make it a formidable alternative to others. available options like Safari or Google Chrome are an alternative that I think I will continue to use for some time.