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Video: Browse the Web on Apple Watch with µBrowser

If you ever wanted to have a web browser on your wrist, now there’s an app for that. µBrowser is an app designed to let you type in a web address or run a search with DuckDuckGo so you can view websites on Apple Watch.

Available for $0.99 from the App Store, µBrowser offers a lightweight browsing experience that’s useful if you don’t have another device on you but want to find something quickly. Besides visiting a specific URL or searching the web, you can also see your last visited pages or save pages to your bookmarks. You can use the companion app on iPhone to manage your bookmarks.

The app can only provide a limited browsing experience on the wrist. The developer warns that there are limitations with Javascript and large web pages, and connections probably won’t work. There is also no back button.

Note that the Apple Watch Is it that have a built-in browsing experience, but only in apps like Messages where someone has sent you a link. You can tap this link and browse a webpage, but you can’t enter a URL or search for a page like you can in µBrowser.

µBrowser isn’t the most convenient app because most people probably won’t want to browse the web on the small Apple Watch screen, but it’s a nice utility to have in a pinch.

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