Lightning Browser

Lightning Browser

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Lightning Browser

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● Holo
● Supports Android 2.2+
● Tabbed Internet Browsing
● Incognito Mode
● Supports Adobe Flash Player (get it here
● 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!

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

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Recently changed in this version

- Google Search Suggestions (optional)
- Ad Blocker (optional)
- Auto-sort bookmarks alphabetically

- Google Maps can open from search results
- Magnet links to torrents can open in proper app
- IP addresses load correctly
- Fixed issue with popups being blocked
- Browser recognizes when a URL is opened in it
- Battery/Speed improvements
- Couldn't delete/edit bookmarks bug fixed
- Fixed vulnerability
- FAKE: Lightning occasionally struck surrounding bystanders

Comments and ratings for Lightning Browser
  • (67 stars)

    by Zulfikhri Ramadhan on 01/07/2014

    Force close everywhere -__-

  • (67 stars)

    by Jeff Hines on 01/07/2014

    Two things off the top: 1. Closing the last tab should open up the default tab. 2. Screenshot or at least a favicon for the bookmarks. Otherwise I like it :)

  • (67 stars)

    by Ahmed Cabdilahi on 30/06/2014

    This app is false don't west ur Time

  • (67 stars)

    by Hazel Lexa Styles on 30/06/2014

    It has the greatest design, fast loader, takes up a little memory and this is the most awesome android browser

  • (67 stars)

    by Daniel Roth on 26/06/2014

    I like this browser because it's light. Please keep it so and do not come with useless features that will slow it down.

  • (67 stars)

    by Ravi Kumar on 25/06/2014

    It's a light weight app taking less memory and displaying a better performance when compared to other browsers out there

  • (67 stars)

    by cjalmighty on 25/06/2014

    Does what I need it to. Great for low end phones.