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Parents' Guide to

Bolt Browser and Documents

By Ana Beltran, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Offline access to docs, but private browser beats filters.

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Privacy Rating Warning

  • Personal information is not sold or rented to third parties.
  • Unclear whether personal information are shared for third-party marketing.
  • Unclear whether this product displays personalised advertising.
  • Data are not collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
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  • Data profiles are not created and used for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (5 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Tool to download internet content and organize it is overshadowed by private browsing, app lock, and bypassing network web filters, which compromises filters and parental controls. Using Bolt Browser and Documents is simple; however, there are no directions or tips on using the productivity features. Kids will have to play around with the app a bit to figure out how to organize downloads into folders and to figure out how to take full advantage of all the app's features. The option to download content and organize it is a useful tool. Families may find it useful when doing research for projects or assignments since downloaded material is accessible offline and can be categorized using folders. It's also perfect for organizing media into categories and accessing it offline. Kids can create playlists of media downloads for offline use.

Although the app's privacy features are a plus, families should be cautious. Kids can lock the app using the Touch or Face ID feature so that no one else can access their browser. The app gives them unlimited download options. The Virtually Private Network (VPN) allows them to bypass network web filters. For example, if their school network limits access to YouTube, music streaming sites, or sites considered to have sensitive content, the app enables access. So, while Bolt Browser and Documents is a useful tool, it's best for mature and responsible users.

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