Vivid Browser for Windows 10 Mobile brings Edge desktop UI to phones

Are you a fan of the user interface (UI) you can find in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 for desktop PC? Wouldn't it be nice if you could have that same interface on your Windows 10 Mobile handset? Luckily, an app developer by the name of Kamran Aliyev built a web browser for Windows 10 Mobile that features a UI that's pretty similar to Edge on the desktop.

A 'vivid' browsing experience

Vivid Browser (opens in new tab) ($0.99) for Windows 10 Mobile is an interesting app, if only because its main purpose is to bring the same desktop web browsing UI you know and love to smaller, phone devices. The UI is remarkably similar, with the same tab UI at the top of the screen that allows you to easily see what's open and switch between apps.

It even has a very similar hub area, where you can access downloads, history, bookmarks and more. Admittedly, the app as a whole still needs some work. For example, it's missing a few features a web browser really needs, such as private browsing, and it also doesn't have any extensions support.

It has some nice additions for smaller screens, however. For example, you can simply swipe left or right at the top of the app to switch between tabs, instead of manually tapping on each open tab. It also has options to manually adjust the width of open tabs at the top of the screen, allowing you to see more or less at once.

The app, while missing a few needed features, is pretty well rounded. It has a nice home screen with a grid of web pages you can configure so you can quickly launch into your favorite web sites, and you can even change colors and themes.

If you're someone looking for a web browser on Windows 10 Mobile with a UI similar to that found in the Edge browser on desktop, Vivid Browser for Windows 10 Mobile is the app for you.

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Zac Bowden
Senior Editor

Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter: @zacbowden.

  • anyone know if this or the regular edge browser in windows 10 mobile can play nfl sunday ticket website? The app on w10 mobile doesnt currently work on continuum and I want to be able to stream it to the tv =/.
  • Also WWE Network and Amazon Prime video...
  • There was a prime video method in th forums
  • Thanks for that.
  • Amazon Prime video have to be in desktop mode 
  • All browsers on W10M use the same (Edge) engine. Therefore it' highly unlikely that they differ in compatibility
  • This is the moment when I ask to myself. How come a 3rd party developer can develop in his free time a better looking app than Microsoft's paid developers and UX directors? It just does not make any sense.
  • Why can't the desktop edge just work on mobile its all the same code? Oh wait it's not
  • What doesn't make any sense is the address bar being at the top. 
  • Yes, and also the tabs bar should be moved to the bottom along with the address bar.
  • erm.. the whole point of this browser is to mimic the desktop browser.  Did you guys not read the article?
  • Wow, downloading now.....doubtful but hope it supports pdf print and reading list.
  • Interesting...
  • Can it import Favorites from either Edge and/or IE? It's Favorites area is blank as installed
  • NO!