UC Browser isn’t exactly unknown. Since it was spawned over a decade ago, it’s been moving up in the world to the point that it’s now become one of the most popular browsers in use worldwide. It comes from China, where it holds two thirds of the total market share. It’s recently topped 100 million active daily users and its localization policy has catapulted it beyond its borders with spectacular growth, topping direct competitors like Opera Mini and becoming the most downloaded mobile browser in certain countries like Mexico. But what makes UC Browser special? Here are some of its most attractive features.
It’s really, really fast
There’s no need to turn to benchmarking tools to see if it shaves off a few microseconds over the competition, since as soon as you start using it you’ll instantly notice how fast the pages load – this thanks to its caching and preloading system stored on the UC Browser servers to speed up the download of recurring or half-downloaded items. In addition, it greatly speeds up transitions between pages by incorporating a default back option that works with simple horizontal swipe on the screen.
It includes super-useful features
Useful thing, practical things. The download manager/extension organizer is a real marvel, allowing you to monitor multiple downloads and manage your destination folders. In fact, in the downloads section items are automatically organized by their extension, putting your APKs, videos, documents, and music into separate menus regardless of where they’re found on your device. There’s obviously also your inevitable bookmarks, history, and add-ons that can be installed from the developer’s website, where you can expand UC Browser’s features with things like a QR code reader, a tool to customize screenshots, and an ad blocker.