By Onavo, Inc.
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Ready to get more from your mobile data plan?
Onavo Extend saves your mobile data so you can do more of what you love on your phone without spending more on your bill. Once the app is installed on your phone, it works in the background when you use mobile data to find ways to save. Onavo Extend:
• Loads images when you scroll down to them so you don’t use valuable data on images you’ll never see
• Balances image quality and data savings based on your settings so you’re always in control of how much data you use
• Automatically turns itself off when you connect to Wi-Fi
How it works
Onavo Extend compresses all the data you download over 3G, EDGE and LTE, including images and texts. The app gives you reports that break down how you’re using data by apps and other mobile activities so you can keep track of where you’re spending your monthly data allowance.
What's New in Version 2.1.8
- bug fixes and stability improvements
Thanks for using Onavo Extend! Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or @onavo on twitter with any issues or suggestions.
Jury Still Out
I'm still not 100% sold on this app. At the very least, I can say that I have noticed a marginal reduction in my data usage. However, the majority of my data usage is via the streaming of data and music, so I'm not sure I'm really noticing a massive reduction in use. And since I have a 10GB data plan, I don't monitor closely enough to notice a negligible difference.
Since all of the above reviews all scream "professional review" written by an ad agency, marketing rep, publicist/PR, or the app's creator themselves, because nobody writes an actual review like that, I'm at a loss for of this app actually makes a difference. I'm going to say that it does, but I'll let you do the math.
The app changes loading behavior to compress data fine enough to result in some savings. But it also results in increased network requests. So much so that with the version out as of August 19, that almost every Google search I've done for the last 3 days since reinstalling it on a new iPhone has resulted in me having to enter captchas to continue using Google. I deleted the VPN profile, so that I wouldn't be stuck using Bing or Duck Duck Go.
Was incredible... Now it's Terrible
I had used this product a lot in the past and had an excellent experience I was reminded of it recently when some apps were sucking up data at a ridiculous rate. I re-downloaded it and it asked for vpn. I didn't think much of it at the time. But now, I have to fill out a captcha EVERY time I use safari. I turn the VPN off in settings and it turns itself back on EVERY time. Frustrating and terrible.
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- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Jun 28, 2015
- Version: 2.1.8
- Size: 8.7 MB
- Languages: English, Filipino, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Seller: Onavo, Inc.
- Copyright © 2011-2014 Onavo Mobile Ltd.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.