Lightning Browser +

Lightning Browser +


(3 stars)


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5,000 - 10,000 downloads

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Experience the internet with the speed and simplicity of Lightning Plus, a web browser built to rival the giants. Browse fast on your Android phone or tablet, and see through a portal to infinite information.

● Design - Lightning's interface was carefully crafted so you can browse as efficiently as possible without sacrificing those features that mean the most to you. Tabs and Bookmarks are all tucked neatly away in side drawers, only a swipe away, allowing maximum screen viewing with minimal interference from the browser's chrome.

● Speed - By utilizing the WebKit rendering engine that comes built into your Android device, we can ensure a swift, lightweight experience that won't disappoint.

● Privacy - Use Incognito Mode to browse without leaving a footprint, download Orbot and turn on proxy support to mask your identify and location, use StartPage or DuckDuckGo for your search engine, or disable settings that you think leave you at risk. Whatever your concern, Lightning is here to help.

● Features - Full-screen, check. Adblock, check. Inverted Rendering, check. All the search engines you want, check. Search Suggestions, Bookmarks, History, User Agents, whatever you need, Lightning does it.

● Open-source - Just as Android open-source, so is Lightning. We believe that the best software is built when communities come together to engineer the best solution. Head over to the repository on GitHub to fork, contribute, or translate. Whoever you are, there's a place for you in open-source.

● permission.INTERNET: Used to access the internet for browsing
● permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Used for downloading files and backing up data
● permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Used for downloading files and restoring data
● permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION: Optional
● permission.READ_HISTORY_BOOKMARKS: Optional
● permission.WRITE_HISTORY_BOOKMARKS: Optional


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Recently changed in this version First beta
* Privacy: Option to disable history sync
* Privacy: Clear history/cookies on exit options
* Privacy: Orbot proxy support
* Feature: Export/Import Bookmarks to backup
* Feature: Inverted/Grayscale rendering modes
* Feature: New search page UI
* Feature: Browser now detects all apps that can open a URL
* Feature: Open previous tab - long-press NEW TAB button
* Bugfix: Encode search
* Bugfix: Updated search suggestions algorithm
* UI: Updated Interface
* UI: Smoothed animations

Comments and ratings for Lightning Browser +
  • (54 stars)

    by Carlos Chale on 17/11/2014

    Very low ram usage, built in ad blocker, a truly dark theme, and incognito mode are some of the features of this brilliant browser by an XDA developer.

  • (54 stars)

    by Brandon Watkins on 15/11/2014

    I've tried almost every browser on Android, including Chrome, Firefox, Opera, UC, CM, Now, Next, Dolphin, Puffin, Boat, and a few others I can't remember. I have always ended up back on Lightning+. It's fast, clean, and the UI is perfect for a touch device. The security options are great, and the built in Orbot (Tor) capability is great. The ad blocker is basic but does what it needs to without sl

  • (54 stars)

    by Mike Joachim on 14/11/2014

    Adblocking without root! For those asking for an exit button, it appears that the developer has saved on "screen clutter". To exit, LONG-PRESS the "back" button on your device. This backs you out to your start page, closes all tabs, and closes Lightning.

  • (54 stars)

    by David Leek on 11/11/2014

    5 stars if full screen is modified to be less jarring when the omni bar appears/disappears and if search suggestions gain an arrow that adds the suggested text to the omni bar. I'd find a way to give it 6 stars if Chromecast support was added.

  • (54 stars)

    by Louie N on 09/11/2014

    edit to my original review , i found the desktop mode option (dummy) so now its perfect for me , love the ad blocking feature

  • (54 stars)

    by Bruce Cascketta on 02/11/2014

    Does what I need quickly - with low-cost. Can't ask for more!!

  • (54 stars)

    by Tye P on 01/11/2014

    This is one of the best browsers I've seen. Up there with the likes of Chrome, Firefox & Opera.

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