Friday, June 6, 2014

Undiscovered App #74: Forager - The Future Browser?

There's a new browser in town, and you probably haven't heard of it. But that's what we're here for, to bring your attention to some noteworthy Undiscovered Apps.

Forager, from Andrew Kazmierski, is a new kind of browser that lets you search through various predetermined websites, and then lets you collect those links so you can move on quickly and not get your search bogged down by reading them one by one. Once you've gotten your fill of websites and links, it lets you revisit all your memorized links, one by one (which you gathered in a bag), pretty much turning you into a powerful research machine.

Think of it as a search engine for the following websites:

• Google
• YouTube
• Rotten Tomatoes
• Wikipedia
• Tumblr
• Twitter
• Amazon
• TED Talks
• Reddit <= yes, that's right! It does a pretty good job too.
• CureZone
• eBay
• Yelp
• Flickr
• Soundcloud
• Vimeo
• Google Books
• Google News

People not used to tabbed browsing might experience some disorientation with the navigation, especially if all you used is Safari. There aren't a lot of explanations with how the buttons work, but trial and error and a willingness to experiment for the next 10 minutes will get you pretty competent with how the system works. It's pretty cutting edge stuff, and worth the dive if you want a glimpse of what the future might bring for the mobile browser landscape.

iPhone Screenshot 4
You can confine your search according to different tabs
(which slide away from the screen at a touch of that swirly button)

Check out how it works (the website might be a little slow to load):

Forager is currently available to download for $3.99. It has no reviews yet on iTunes, so this is pretty Undiscovered territory, but we think it's worth a look given its new approach to browsing.

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1 comment:

  1. For a word game app that teaches not just tests your vocabulary, check out Phrase Maze at