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Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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Regularly a bit self-conscious about people detecting your browser habits? Then Private Browser might be just what you need. It’s a free app that allows you to browse the internet while hidden behind proxy technology, meaning no one knows what you’re up to. For some, that’s going to be a considerable benefit.
Somewhat surprisingly, you have to sign up to enjoy these features so Private Browser probably isn’t for the really paranoid. You can sign up via Facebook, Google+, or set up a KeepSolid account. Either way, once you’ve joined up, you can enjoy the benefits of a virtual IP and all your searches going through a VPN. You can set up local security too, such as a password or pattern based key.
Besides that, Private Browser works much like any other browser. There’s a tabbed interface and bookmark functionality, and it’s all fairly straightforward. Your reasoning for using Private Browser is very much going to be dependent on your need for privacy, but it seems to work pretty well in this respect. Even despite that strange need to sign up.