Browsers have evolved over the years with people choosing their favorite browsers based on what they are doing online, and the tools offered by the browser.
Before the Internet Explorer, people were using Netscape Navigator, which was not free of charge and available to all personal computers. Nonetheless, the introduction of Internet Explorer brought in a browser war that has now led to a more sophisticated way of intruding and accessing the internet.
Well, if there is anything that history has taught us, it is that innovations bring about paradigm shifts, and the Ulaa browser by Zoho might just be the next innovation to challenge the status quo.
Ulaa is a privacy-centric browser launched by Zoho, a global technology company. The browser is specifically built to help users secure their data and activity by providing a browser solution that universally blocks tracking and website surveillance.
Just like Chrome, Ulaa is super-fast and easy to use, but unlike Chrome, it helps protect its users’ data and privacy against internal and external invaders. In fact, since downloading the browser about a week ago, it has successfully helped prevent over 6.3k malware and privacy concerns, coupled with ads-supported sites.
In this article, I am going to review the Ulaa browser and give my personal and first-hand experience. This will include the pros and cons.
The Ulaa browser is free and its desktop version is available for download. From my experience, downloading the browser from the dashboard was straightforward. It is worthy of note that while its desktop version is available for download, the iOS and Android versions are currently in beta and available for download.
The installation is a snap, and no reboot is required. A fresh installation took up about 140MB. After installation, when you run the browser, it requires you to choose the mode you want to operate out of the five modes it offers; personal, developer, work, kids and Open season Modes. Each mode has its theme and feel, which can also be customised to the user’s taste. And then, you are good to go.
Interface and Features
As I had mentioned earlier, Ulaa has five browsing mosed that are isolated from each other, providing unique protected browsing experiences. Each mode comes with a unique-themed interface that gives the user a relaxed feel.
Users can use Dynamic Mode Switching to save preferred modes for specific websites. It will automatically open the site in the saved mode when the user revisits it. Users would be prompted to switch modes if a website was previously opened in a different mode.
Regardless of the mode you are working in, your browsing history, bookmarks, saved tabs, and other data are compartmentalized and synchronized to prevent data mixing between different modes.
Personal and Work Modes
The personal and work modes are easy to differentiate for home or work use. Personal Mode can be used for banking, streaming, and shopping without signing in, and has secure logins and privacy features like ad-blockers. Work Mode can pull in apps, websites, and extensions for work and has an ad blocker for protection from phishing attacks.
This family-friendly Kids Mode provides a safe online space for children to learn, play games, and explore content. It has content filtering and Parental Control features to block inappropriate websites. It’s easy to navigate and has ad-free games and creativity-promoting apps. Features like Child Lock and Learning-on-the-Go restrict access to other modes.
This mode offers a unique Learning On The Go feature that keeps your child engaged and productive while they learn. The Child Lock feature is designed to restrict access to other modes with the help of a password prompt every time the child enters or exits the mode ensuring they remain in a safe environment at all times.
Open Season Mode
This mode has no privacy restrictions, no ad or tracking blockers and no UI or feature breakages. It’s similar to an average browser and allows access to all websites, including “zero-restriction” sites. The red theme serves as a reminder of disabled data protection features and informs users they’re being surveilled online.
You can use Ulaa as a browser with total security. Its super-fast performance and support for various working modes are unaffected by this. Even adults can use the kid mode as a complete learning tool anytime.
A few minutes after I started using the browser, I recommended it to a friend, because the no ads supported feature completely wowed me. I could download and access other sites without any interference.
Perhaps what sets it apart from other browsers is its privacy-centric design. The browser helps to protect against cyberstalking, which has become a problem and is common among major internet platforms and corporations.