Lightning Browser

Lightning Browser


Experience the wealth of 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 the infinite information of the internet.

● 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. 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.

● Free - Check out the paid version for AdBlock and Unlimited Tabs. Free version is limited to ten tabs open at a time.

Permissions
● permission.INTERNET: Needed to access the internet for browsing
● permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Needed for downloading files and backing up data
● permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Needed for downloading files and restoring data
● permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION: Needed for sites that want your location (you can deny location access)
● permission.READ_HISTORY_BOOKMARKS: Needed for reading the browser history
● permission.WRITE_HISTORY_BOOKMARKS: Needed for keeping the browser history up to date

GitHub: https://github.com/anthonycr/Lightning-Browser

Beta Tester Community: https://plus.google.com/communities/108746004608718111703

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ACRDevelopment

Recent changes:
3.2.0.1A 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
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About Lightning Browser
Experience the wealth of 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 the infinite information of the internet.

● 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. 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.

● Free - Check out the paid version for AdBlock and Unlimited Tabs. Free version is limited to ten tabs open at a time.

Permissions
● permission.INTERNET: Needed to access the internet for browsing
● permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Needed for downloading files and backing up data
● permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Needed for downloading files and restoring data
● permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION: Needed for sites that want your location (you can deny location access)
● permission.READ_HISTORY_BOOKMARKS: Needed for reading the browser history
● permission.WRITE_HISTORY_BOOKMARKS: Needed for keeping the browser history up to date

GitHub: https://github.com/anthonycr/Lightning-Browser

Beta Tester Community: https://plus.google.com/communities/108746004608718111703

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ACRDevelopment

Recent changes:
3.2.0.1A 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

User reviews of Lightning Browser
17/6/2013 Very quick browser. Doesnt beat Opera 12 for speed. Useful browser but does have problems displaying certain pages like subpages on loadmena.com (sorry unsure of subtypes which make up website).
Jun 17, 2013
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Sunday 7:18 PM
Good browser There's only one issue: it saves files with randon extensions (i.e. .pdf file saved as .bin file)
A Google User
Sunday 10:38 AM
Fantastic for tablet Love the video playing script, flawless!
A Google User
Saturday 12:11 AM
Super! Fast, no lag at all puts other browsers to shame. Lag on others was frightful! This one zoom zoom. PS thanks for including company address. A fan!
A Google User
4 days ago
Super light browser This browser is pretty freaking neat! I like how it's such a small size but doesn't really compromise too heavily on features. And it also renders websites a lot better than most other lightweight browsers. Top marks to the developers!
A Google User
5 days ago
Not much to it Just don't expect any fancy features. It's as bare-bones as it gets.