Lightning Browser

Lightning Browser

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Lightning Browser

Features:
● Holo
● Supports Android 2.2+
● Tabbed Internet Browsing
● Incognito Mode
● Supports Adobe Flash Player (get it here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2139513)
● Fast Start Times
● Uses the Native JavaScript and WebKit Engine so file size is smaller
● Bookmarks
● Small Footprint
● Full-screen mode
● Google, DuckDuckGo, StartPage, Yahoo, Bing, and other search engines

Enjoy Lightning Browser, one of the smallest, fastest Android web browsers around. It is a high-performance small-sized Internet browser built for those who don't want the cumbersome size of Firefox or Chrome. It is based off the Android WebKit Engine.

Please email me with any questions you may have, I always try to respond. It is difficult for me to see all of your comments on the app itself, so use those to tell others about your experience rather than

Navigation Tips:
● Long-press the back button to exit the browser
● Long-press a link to open in a new tab
● Don't forget to look into settings for other stuff!

NOTE: The free version is limited to ten tabs (paid version has unlimited)

Permissions Explanation
● permission.INTERNET - Obviously needed to access the internet :-P
● permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - Needed for downloading files
● permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - Needed for downloading files
● permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION - Needed for sites that want your location (you can deny location access)
● permission.READ_HISTORY_BOOKMARKS - Needed for reading the stock browser history
● permission.WRITE_HISTORY_BOOKMARKS - Needed for keeping the stock browser history up to date

If you are suspicious of the use of any of these permissions, take a look at the source code. If you are unsatisfied, download the code yourself, delete the permission you don't want, compile, and run it for yourself.

An Open-Source WebKit Browser
https://github.com/anthonycr/Lightning-Browser

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Recently changed in this version

3.0.8
- Added a dark theme for Incognito Mode
- Fixed bug where history didn't clear until the browser was closed
- Added option to clear cache in settings
- Clearing history no longer clears cookies as well
- Externalized more strings for translation
- Fixed import bookmarks bug
- UI tweaks
- Temporarily removed ads... they weren't generating enough revenue for the annoyance they were


Comments and ratings for Lightning Browser
  • (67 stars)

    by Ben Baer on 02/04/2014

    Please include!

  • (67 stars)

    by Andrew LD on 01/04/2014

    Lightning is more intuitive and stable than Firefox and Chrome and more intuitive than Opera.

  • (67 stars)

    by Vajiko Mamuladze on 31/03/2014

  • (67 stars)

    by Mae T on 30/03/2014

    Always force closes

  • (67 stars)

    by Jonas Armitt on 29/03/2014

    It needs import bookmarks option and folders for them

  • (67 stars)

    by Jonathan Lee on 28/03/2014

    I have a BUG to report though when the web browser changes to full screen mode there is a white flash at the bottom of the page don't know whether you can fix this or not

  • (67 stars)

    by sreeraj nair on 28/03/2014

    supports flash very well. but its crashing sometimes while playing flash contents. fix it and it will b the best.